Both Nielsen and Bubba The Love Sponge believe a settlement of their dispute is unlikely.
They’re preparing to go to court next year.
That’s according to the latest court filing outlining their case plans.
However, covering all bases, they’ve also agreed to binding arbitration.
Nielsen wants a total of 14 hours over 2 consecutive days to depose Bubba Clem. “Defendants are not willing to agree to this request,” state his attorney The Todd Foster Law Group in the filing.
Both sides have agreed to abide by a stipulation that “no more than ten depositions per side may be taken in any case unless otherwise ordered by the Court.”
Both sides agree to be ready for a jury trial by next January that could take approximately 5 days.
Nielsen sued Clem and “The Bubba Radio Network” personally in a civil suit in October, alleging ratings tampering. The ratings firm seeks a total of $1M in compensatory and punitive damages and a jury trial. Clem has twice sought dismissal, saying Nielsen can’t prove its case and they filed in the wrong court. The U.S. District Court case is being fought in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.