Originally Posted by TheJosephBanks
Somewhat; The basis was that WWE did not react in a quick enough fashion to prevent the confidential information from being passed along to those in the WWE who could help the company "benefit" from knowing when an individual contract was up for negotiation or termination. The beef against Weinstein was that he passed along the information. The beef (and lawsuit) against the WWE was due to the time it took them to react once Laurenitis (sp) had his hands on the disc/flash drive implied that they indeed used the confidential information as a way of contacting TNA talent and "persuading" them into not resigning with TNA by means of offering a promissory contract or benefits once they allowed the contract to terminate and jump ship; Think of what Lex Lugar did to WWE when he jumped ship on the inaugural Nitro.
And Flair WAS the only bit that returned to WWE. However, had this lawsuit not been filed, can we officially say that Morgan, Devon, Vel Vel, Bully, Ey... Any of these talents would have chosen to stay with TNA? The main person that TNA would have been worried about would probably have been Jeff but with TNA dismissing the lawsuit, I would take it as evidence that Jeff and TNA have come to an agreement on contract negotiations. Then again, this is just an assumption and clearly Jeff could take this advantage to leverage a bit out of WWE if VKM took this lawsuit as a personal attack. I feel he'd be willing to offer their top draw a lot of $$$ if he was pissed off over the whole ordeal.