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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:42 PM

Read The Complaint: Avenatti Sued By Ex-Law Partner For Breach Of Contract

Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti was sued Wednesday for breach of contract by his former law partner Jason Frank.

Frank alleges that Avenatti violated a settlement agreement that had been reached in December. Under the terms of the settlement, according to the complaint, Avenatti’s law firm was to pay Frank $4.85 million, with a $2 million installment due by May 14. Avenatti failed to wire the installment, the complaint alleges.

In a statement to TPM, Frank’s attorney Eric M. George said that Avenatti’s law firm “entered into a crystal clear written settlement agreement to resolve a prior lawsuit brought by Jason Frank, his former law partner.”

“The settlement agreement was approved by a federal court and was a condition of his law firm exiting bankruptcy,” he said. ” Under this settlement, Mr. Avenatti’s law firm was required to pay Mr. Frank $4.85 million, all of which was personally guaranteed by Mr. Avenatti.”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/avenatti-sued-breach-of-contract

Hmmmm.....

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Reply Read The Complaint: Avenatti Sued By Ex-Law Partner For Breach Of Contract (Original post)
Zorro May 2018 OP
EffieBlack May 2018 #1
bigtree May 2018 #2
EffieBlack May 2018 #5
pnwmom May 2018 #9
EffieBlack May 2018 #12
pnwmom May 2018 #16
quartz007 May 2018 #3
DFW May 2018 #4
quartz007 May 2018 #6
DFW May 2018 #11
Docreed2003 May 2018 #7
ecstatic May 2018 #8
Trust Buster May 2018 #10
RandiFan1290 May 2018 #13
Trust Buster May 2018 #14
bigtree May 2018 #15
quartz007 May 2018 #17

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:43 PM

1. He sued today because a payment wasn't paid two days ago?

Wow.

This sounds pretty bogus.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:44 PM

2. who cares?

“The suit is completely bogus. Who cares?” Avenatti said.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:49 PM

5. The complaint doesn't allege they made a demand or made any other effort to get paid

Avenatti may technically be in breach, but no court is going to do anything on this unless and until it's clear the plaintiff tried to secure payment. And suing two days after a payment is due is pretty silly.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:22 AM

9. #19 says they sent him wiring instructions on May 7.

Isn't that some kind of effort?

But, yes, it seems ridiculous to file a lawsuit when a payment is two days late.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #9)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:01 AM

12. That's different

Usually, a party is expected to make a reasonable effort to collect after a due date before going nuclear and filing suit. It's not legally required, but it's really waste of time to run to court like this.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #12)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:49 PM

16. I agree. I think the guy did it for attention, or maybe he's trying to help DT

by making Avenatti look bad.

But I can't imagine it amounting to anything.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:45 PM

3. Avenatti can just pay off $4.85

 

with all the money he is making with 100's of appearances on CNN & MSNBC. And I am certain he is writing a book about Stormy case as well. That should be worth $25 Million or so.

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Response to quartz007 (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:49 PM

4. He'll need to appear a few more times yet

A friend of mine had a show on MSNBC for a while. The average fee for a guest appearance is $250

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:53 PM

6. That is shockingly low!

 

When one considers the exposure on live camera to million of watchers. Wouldn't even cover hotel & food in a big city, never mind if air travel is also necessary.

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Response to quartz007 (Reply #6)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:38 AM

11. I was amazed, too.

I would have thought it would be ten times that. Tough times all around, I guess.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:04 PM

7. Hmmmm...

So that's what they've got on Avenatti??!!! This is some keystone kops shit!!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:06 PM

8. lol! nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:28 AM

10. I have always sensed that Avenatti is a sketchy character. He does not represent my interests.

 

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #10)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:04 AM

13. No one cares

He's not here to represent your interests.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #13)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:47 AM

14. He is not here to represent democratic interests. He is in it for himself.

 

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #14)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:01 AM

15. he's says (credibly) he's representing two interests

...Stormy Daniel's and the truth. He never claimed to represent 'Democratic' interests, but I assume we're interested (as individuals and a party) in this president being held accountable for his words and actions.

I think Avenatti has excelled, so far, at representing these, to the benefit of anyone interested in confronting Trump.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #10)

Thu May 17, 2018, 02:58 PM

17. Avenatti is for Avenatti..

 

Just examine his past history.

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