A lawsuit against Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was dismissed by a federal judge Monday. 

According to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Timesthe dismissed suit claimed Puig had a Cuban man imprisoned and tortured: 

(Miguel Angel) Corbacho Daudinot sued under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991, which allows civil lawsuits in the United States against people who commit torture while acting in an official capacity for another country. He said that Puig falsely accused him of human trafficking — attempting to help Puig leave Cuba — which led to a seven-year prison sentence in 2010.

The report also notes that Corbacho Daudinot’s attorneys asked for the case to be dismissed, as he “wasn’t able to leave Cuba to participate in pre-trial discovery.” The trial was scheduled to take place in November before Monday’s ruling. 

Corbacho Daudinot filed the lawsuit in July 2013, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, seeking $12 million after claiming Puig “knowingly made false statements” that resulted in him receiving a seven-year prison sentence. 

Puig’s harrowing escape from Cuba became public knowledge after Jesse Katz of Los Angeles Magazine chronicled it in April 2014. All five men piloting his vessel belonged to a smuggling ring “whose interests ranged from human cargo to bootleg yachts to bricks of cocaine,” according to Katz.

After Puig established residency, the Dodgers signed him to a seven-year, $42 million deal in 2012. He made his MLB debut in 2013 and has posted a .306/.386/.581 line in his 278-game career thus far while making the 2014 National League All-Star team.  

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