Judge Denies Bubba The Love Sponge's Motion To Dismiss Nielsen Case
February 22, 2016 at 4:24 AM (PT)
BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE's motion to dismiss NIELSEN AUDIO's complaint against him has been denied by U.S. District Judge JAMES D. WHITTEMORE.
In an order signed on FEBRUARY 18th, WHITTEMORE denied BUBBA's motion as well as his request for oral argument and ordered BUBBA to answer the complaint within 14 days. NIELSEN alleges that BUBBA and his syndication company BUBBA RADIO NETWORK, INC. attempted to manipulate the PPM ratings in the TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG market by recruiting and paying panelists to spike his ratings.
BUBBA's attorneys filed the motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim upon which relief can be made, but the judge ruled that NIELSEN's claims were adequate to proceed with the case.