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Stormy's lawyer is in a bit of a pickle.

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posted on May, 29 2018 @ 06:37 AM
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Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer to pay $10M
apnews.com...


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ordered a law firm linked to Stormy Daniels’ attorney to pay $10 million on Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions. The judgment came after Jason Frank, who used to work at Eagan Avenatti, alleged that that the law firm failed to pay a $4.85 million settlement he had reached in December. He said in court papers that the settlement was personally guaranteed by Michael Avenatti, who has garnered national attention as the attorney for Daniels, the porn actress who is suing President Donald Trump following an alleged 2006 affair. Frank had worked at Avenatti’s firm under an independent contractor agreement and was supposed to collect 25 percent of the firm’s annual profits, along with 20 percent of fees his clients paid, according to court documents. He resigned in May 2016 after alleging that the firm didn’t pay him millions of dollars that he was owed, misstated the firm’s profits and wouldn’t provide copies of tax returns and other financial documents. After he resigned, Frank brought the case to a panel of arbitrators, who found that the firm “acted with malice, fraud, and oppression by hiding its revenue numbers,” according to a copy of the arbitration report included in court documents. In December, Frank settled with Avenatti’s firm for a total of $4.85 million, which was supposed to include an initial $2 million payment and then a second payment for $2.85 million. The $2 million payment was supposed to be made by May 14, but Avenatti and his firm never paid, Frank said in court papers.



And the real kicker:

The settlement agreement included a clause that the firm couldn’t oppose a request for a $10 million judgment if the settlement payments weren’t made within three days of the due date. Frank did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment on Tuesday. The judgment is final and cannot be appealed, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer said in her ruling.


I don't know, but I have heard the spotlight can be very bright and even burn you if you get too close.

I think Stormy was paid to provoke this and it was a last ditch effort by the never Trumpers to try a hail Mary. They dropped the ball, and it seems the world isn't as interested in an 11 year old affair as they had hoped.

Now perhaps we can get a window of time to concentrate on North Korea and engaging in peace talks. I do realize that since Trump is for peace with NK, the haters are against it, but maybe they can see their way to not making a big fuss about it. Maybe not.



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posted on May, 29 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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Liberals: Stay out of our bedroom!

Stormy: I had sex with Trump

Liberals: We need 24/7 news about Trump's bedroom and we need to impeach him for his sex life!



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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Not trying to defend this law firm but who would hire someone with an agreement to pay them 25% of the company's annual profit? That's unbelievable. Sounds a bit fishy to me.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 06:51 AM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti


He was obviously a partner and was bringing his own clients with him.




edit on 29-5-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
Not trying to defend this law firm but who would hire someone with an agreement to pay them 25% of the company's annual profit? That's unbelievable. Sounds a bit fishy to me.

Makes you wonder what Avenatti is up to. Why did he agree to pay him that much and who in the hell would agree to the $10 million? That's a 3 day late fee of $5.15 million more than he was owed to begin with! I'm interested to see this play out.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: network dude

That ten million dollar judgement is really a slap on the wrist when you remember the fact that Avenatti bribed someone in the IRS to leak the highly confidential contents of a SARS report that outlined all of Cohen’s recent bank transactions.

Being ten million bucks less than you were yesterday is still excruciating, I’m sure. But it’s nothing compared to the weaponization of the IRS (again) to be used to implicate a sitting president.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: Martin75


The $10,000,000 includes a non-negotiable penalty if they miss the payment date as laid down by the arbitrator in a binding agreement.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 07:15 AM
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I always wondered what happened to 'worn out' high-mileage porno actresses when they got old.

I guess I always figured they wound up in a trailer park out in the Nevada desert or something, talking about the 'old days', and smelling like stale beer and cigarettes. However, I guess some of them choose an even worse path.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 07:21 AM
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originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
Not trying to defend this law firm but who would hire someone with an agreement to pay them 25% of the company's annual profit? That's unbelievable. Sounds a bit fishy to me.

Because he was bringing clients with him. It's not fishy depending on the circumstances.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 08:26 AM
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a reply to: network dude

I hear Stormy is handy with pickles, maybe she can help out

edit on 29-5-2018 by BlueJacket because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04


you're funny, nobody wants to impeach him for his sex life like the republicans did. LOLOLOL i know, he lied under oath about a bj. is trump going to be interviewed?

avenatti isn't worried about any of this and he's SUPER hot.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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Greedy lawsuit chasers suing other greedy lawsuit chasers. Maybe they will destroy each other and the country will be better off.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: knoxie
a reply to: OccamsRazor04


you're funny, nobody wants to impeach him for his sex life like the republicans did. LOLOLOL i know, he lied under oath about a bj. is trump going to be interviewed?

avenatti isn't worried about any of this and he's SUPER hot.




Lol, guess there’s no accounting for taste. I prefer brains and personality...along with ANY semblance of a clue!



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:11 AM
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I think Stormy was paid to provoke this and it was a last ditch effort by the never Trumpers to try a hail Mary.


I'm not sure what this aspect even has to do with Stormy Daniels, except that it involved her lawyer.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:18 AM
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he's got brains and personality, and he's thorn in a corrupt President's side - it's glorious!

plus, trumpster is about the vainest person alive ( just ask john barron ) so the fact that avanetti is so hot is the icing on the cake. it's all so damn funny and poetic justice, imo.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: network dude



I think Stormy was paid to provoke this and it was a last ditch effort by the never Trumpers to try a hail Mary.


I'm not sure what this aspect even has to do with Stormy Daniels, except that it involved her lawyer.


well, it's an opinion, not a fact. And as far as it involving Stormy Daniels, I'll let reading comprehension do my work for me.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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well, it's an opinion, not a fact.


So your opinion is that Stormy was paid to provoke a lawsuit from someone that has nothing to do with the Trump aspect, and that was a hail mary from the Left-never Trumpers?

What?

How does one even go to the leaps in logic to formulate such an opinion?



And as far as it involving Stormy Daniels, I'll let reading comprehension do my work for me.


Ya. So it involves the firm Storm's lawyer is involved with.

That's about it.

It seems you are making conspiracy out of thin air. Not to mention just fabricating nonsense.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: network dude



well, it's an opinion, not a fact.


So your opinion is that Stormy was paid to provoke a lawsuit from someone that has nothing to do with the Trump aspect, and that was a hail mary from the Left-never Trumpers?

What?

How does one even go to the leaps in logic to formulate such an opinion?



And as far as it involving Stormy Daniels, I'll let reading comprehension do my work for me.


Ya. So it involves the firm Storm's lawyer is involved with.

That's about it.

It seems you are making conspiracy out of thin air. Not to mention just fabricating nonsense.


how does one find enough nits to pick is beyond me, but when all you have is a hammer, I suppose everything looks like a nail.

I won't bother with the crayon rendition today. If you don't like my opinion, you can ignore it, or not.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: network dude



how does one find enough nits to pick is beyond me, but when all you have is a hammer, I suppose everything looks like a nail. I won't bother with the crayon rendition today. If you don't like my opinion, you can ignore it, or not.


Or not. You posted your "opinion" for others to comment on, correct?

Your opinion seems to be rooted in complete bull# and giant leaps in logic.

Not sure why you would post such a thing without having the desire or capability to justify or defend your bull#.

Saying it's opinion in merely lazy, since you lack the ability to back-up your absurdities.



posted on May, 29 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: introvert

there are a few posters on ATS that are complete and total asshats, my opinion, but I don't think that any justification is necessary, as it's just my opinion. You seem to really enjoy taking the opposing side of whatever I post, so I'm glad I could amuse you for a bit.

My reasoning for thinking Stormy was paid to do this, is that violating an NDA is risky and she isn't in a financial position to deal with things if Trump's lawyers decide to push that angel. But perhaps I'm wrong. (on stormy, not the asshats)

I look forward to you opposing my next opinion with as much zeal as you have shown here. And before you ask, no, it doesn't come across as whining, at least not to me.



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