Ed Schultz Contract Dispute Leads to Lawsuit

Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” has been named in a breach of contract lawsuit which claims he never properly compensated an NBC employee for helping him secure the TV deal.

According to the lawsuit, Shultz and Michael Queen worked together in 2008 to pursue a TV deal, which fell through. In 2009, Schultz was hired by MSNBC. The lawsuit claims Schultz said he would pay Queen what he was owed for their work together, but never did.

“We pitched a TV idea to various network executives, produced a TV pilot, secured an apartment in D.C. for Ed and his wife Wendy, and even gave them a car to drive free for three months,” Queen said in a press release. “We picked them up at the airport, and went shopping for them – all while helping them become millionaires, and we received nothing for our efforts.”

Schultz’s lawyer, Jeffrey Landa said Schultz would aggressively fight the lawsuit, saying “Ed paid in full for every center [Queen] spent.” Landa also said there was never any contract between the two men.

If you are involved in a similar business dispute, please contact a Des Moines contract dispute lawyer of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (877) 327-2600.

 



Johnston condo owners sue development

12 condominium owners filed a lawsuit last Monday after the Providence Point condo development in Johnston was foreclosed.  The lawsuit alleges that Brent Haverkamp, owner of Haverkamp properties, including the Providence Point condominium complex, and Two Rivers Bank and Trust committed breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

The foreclosure and lawsuit came after the condo’s original owner, Regency Homes, was unable to continue running the complex in April 2008.  Haverkamp took control of the Providence Point property and converted it into an apartment complex.  Two Rivers provided development loans and financing.  Since Haverkamp became owner, residents at Providence Point have been unable to refinance their mortgages because of Federal National Home Mortgage regulations.

Contact the Des Moines contract lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (877) 327-2600 today, if you or someone you know has been the victim of breach of contract or another contract dispute in Des Moines.



Business partners sue over West Glen Town Center

Gary Kirke and Bill Van Orsdel, friends since childhood and long-time business partners, are engaging in a business dispute lawsuit over the West Glen Town Center.  The town center, located in West Des Moines, has been struggling with debt and property vacancies.

The two entrepreneurs formed Kirke Van Orsdel Insurance Agency in Des Moines in 1974.  Their business grew to include 10 regional offices and more than 10,000 clients.  After the town center started struggling, Kirke and Van Orsdel began to realize that they weren’t seeing eye to eye one how it should be managed.

Kirke sued Van Orsdel after a year of fighting over the property.  The lawsuit alleges that Van Orsdel committed breach of contract, fraudulent nondisclosure, conversion of company resources into his own and unjust enrichment.  Van Orsdel insists that Kirke’s allegations are “replete with half truths, mischaracterizations, and outright falsehoods.”

To discuss the best way to approach a business dispute in Des Moines with an experienced business attorney, contact the Des Moines business dispute lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (877) 327-2600 today.



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