A hearing scheduled for Friday in a lawsuit filed against Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig by a Cuban man who blames Puig for his imprisonment and alleged torture, has been postponed because of a scheduling conflict, according to court records.
The hearing in Miami on Puig’s motion to dismiss the case was rescheduled for June 24 by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams.
Filed last year by Miguel Angel Corbado Daudinot, the lawsuit claims Puig falsely told Cuban authorities that Daudinot was involved in human trafficking and that led to a lengthy prison sentence for Daudinot.
The lawsuit, filed under the Torture Victim Protection Act, seeks $12 million from Puig.
Puig has denied the charge through his attorneys but has not spoken about the lawsuit or how he was smuggled out of Cuba.
The 23-year-old is batting .326 with seven home runs in 35 games this season.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times