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Judge declines to dismiss lawsuit against Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig
Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a triple in the third inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
(Colin E. Braley / AP)

A federal judge denied a motion Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that blames Dodgers outfielder Yaisel Puig for the alleged torture and imprisonment of a Cuban man, according to court records.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams also scheduled a trial for Nov. 16, 2015, in Miami.

Last year, Miguel Angel Corbado Daudinot sued Puig under the Torture Victims Protection Act, seeking $12 million.

The lawsuit claimed Puig falsely linked Daudinot to human trafficking, resulting in a extended prison sentence in Cuba.

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Puig has denied the accusation through his attorneys.


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