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    The People Vs. Stephen Pierce / Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

    Recently, the Salty Droid wrote a post called The People Vs. Stephen Pierce which reveals:
    Dallas Attorney Alan Rosenberg is preparing to bring a lawsuit against Stephen Pierce International {and affiliated companies and individuals} for the victims of SPI’s various scams :: fake opportunities :: and boiler room soul crushings. Alan and his firm :: Dallas Business Law Attorney - Texas Trial Lawyers - Commercial Litigation Law FirmChamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C. :: have agreed to take the case on a contingency basis … which is super awesome of them because people who’ve just been scammed for insane monies don’t tend to have lots of cash lying around.
    On a previous post - Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease :: Attorneys-at-Scam - the Salty Droid posted two lawsuits filed by attorneys on behalf of Stephen Pierce.

    The first lawsuit - Stephen Pierce Vs. Rick Keene - has to do with a website called Index of /, which is not currently live, but which can be found mirrored at:
    Steven Pierce @ Alley-Cat

    The lawsuit states, in part...
    "Upon information and belief, Defendant Sonador Consulting and Defendant
    Keene have created the website Index of / which attacks and defames
    Plaintiff Stephen Pierce, Plaintiff Stephen Pierce International, Inc., and their business. Among
    other things, Defendants describe Plaintiffs' entire business as a "scam" in each of the following
    ways:
    • ..Index of /..
    • Stephen Pierce Scam"
    • "Stephen Pierce Scams"
    • "How Stephen Pierce scammed me."

    12. A scam is defined as "a fraudulent business scheme." See Webster's Online
    Dictionary. Plaintiffs' business is not a scam, nor is it a fraudulent business scheme. Plaintiffs
    inform potential customers of a price for various programs ~o educate them on internet
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    marketing. When the customers pay for the programs, Plaintiffs provide legitimate programs, as
    advertised. Plaintiffs do not guarantee any outcome from their programs, and expressly disclaim
    any particular result from buying the training programs.
    13."
    The second lawsuit Stephen Pierce Vs. Theodore Cantu, states, in part:
    "9. Upon information and belief, Defendant has written numerous blogposts which
    attack and defame Plaintiff Stephen Pierce, Plaintiff Stephen Pierce [nternational, Inc., and their
    business. Among other things, Defendant dcscribcs Plaintiffs' entire business as a "scam" in
    each ofthe following ways:
    PlIgc 2
    • "Stephen Pierce- Scam"
    • "Stephen Pierce Internet Scam"
    • "Pierce, was ripping off people with his offers on the web."
    10. A scam is defined as "a fraudulent business scheme." See Webster's Online
    Dictionary. Plaintiffs' business is not a scam, nor is it a fraudulent business scheme. Plaintiffs
    inform potential customers of a price for various programs to educate them on internct
    marketing. When the customers pay for the programs, Plaintiffs provide legitimate programs, as
    advertised. Plaintiffs do not guarantee any outcome from their programs, and expressly disclaim
    any particular result from buying these training programs."

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    Standing ovation for Alan Rosenberg to file against Stepehen Pierce on a contingency basis. I am looking forward to this going to discovery and the so-called I am not a scammer because my businesses are not scams his attorney's are claiming. The only question is if it will see an actual trial. Definitely going to be interesting to watch and see what happens with this one.
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    re: The People Vs. Stephen Pierce / Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

    Stephen Pierce is another one of those nutbags that fantasizes that legal action is a good way to silence his critics. This thread is sure as heck not going to go anywhere. I note the BBB gave this total clown an F. And the pages subject of litigation are quite juicy. All those court cases and judgments can be verified so let's take a look:
    Stephen Pierce Scam
    Stephen Pierce Scams


    Stephen Pierce Internet Income (Previous Convictions)

    You can find information here about Stephen Pierce previous conviction for Internet Fraud or you can read it below.
    Release: 4739-03 (CFTC Docket No. 02-15)
    For Release: January 21, 2003
    MICHIGAN RESIDENT STEPHEN PIERCE SETTLES CFTC ACTION CHARGING INTERNET FRAUD VIOLATIONS
    CFTC Order Requires Stephen Pierce To Pay A Civil Monetary Penalty and Comply with Undertakings
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today the issuance of an order settling an administrative proceeding against Stephen Pierce of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    The CFTC order, entered on January 21, 2003, finds that, from approximately March 2000 through July 2002, Stephen Pierce, a registered commodity trading advisor (CTA), sold subscriptions to his futures trading recommendation services through various internet websites.
    The order finds that Stephen Pierce touted his trading record and failed to disclose that it was based on hypothetical or simulated trading and not actual performance. Further, the websites overstated the profit potential for Pierce’s trading recommendation services and understated the risk of loss. Finally, as a registered CTA who acted as such, Stephen Pierce was required to keep certain books and records, including client or subscriber information. The CFTC order finds that he failed to keep such records. The CFTC order arises out of an administrative complaint filed against Pierce on July 30, 2002 (see CFTC News Release 4683, July 30, 2002).
    Without admitting or denying the findings in the CFTC order, Stephen Pierce consented to the entry of the order finding that he violated anti-fraud provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act, CFTC regulations requiring prescribed cautionary language when presenting simulated or hypothetical trading results, and CFTC recordkeeping requirements.
    Specifically, the CFTC order:
    • Finds that Stephen Pierce violated the Commodity Exchange Act and the CFTC regulations as charged in the complaint;
    Directs him to cease and desist from such further violations;
    • Imposes a civil monetary penalty of $25,000; and
    • Directs him to comply with specified undertakings regarding representations made on his internet websites.
    The following Division of Enforcement staff are responsible for the case: Rosemary Hollinger, Scott R. Williamson, Robert J. Greenwald, Mark H. Bretscher, and Joy H. McCormack. A copy of the CFTC order can be found at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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    • truth says:
      January 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm
      Name Filed On File Type State Court Type Amount Case Number
      STEPHEN PIERCE 08-24-2010 TAX LIEN MI FEDERAL TAX LIEN $2,160
      STEPHEN A PIERCE Not reported BANKRUPTCY IN FED COURT CHAPTER 7 Bankruptcy
      STEPHEN PIERCE 04-09-2009 BANKRUPTCY MD MARYLAND FED COURT CHAPTER 13 CONVERSION TO CHAPTER 7
      STEPHEN PIERCE 09-22-2008 JUDGEMENT MD CIVIL NEW FILING $590
      STEPHEN PIERCE 08-12-2008 JUDGEMENT MD CIVIL NEW FILING $8,149
      STEPHEN PIERCE 10-30-2008 JUDGEMENT MD SMALL CLAIMS JUDGMENT $1,533
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 04-08-2003 TAX LIEN MD STATE TAX LIEN $10,190
      STEPHEN PIERCE 06-10-2003 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $4,419
      STEPHEN PIERCE 08-14-2002 JUDGEMENT MD SMALL CLAIMS JUDGMENT $2,179
      STEPHEN PIERCE 08-14-2002 JUDGEMENT MD DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $2,179
      STEPHEN PIERCE 07-24-2001 JUDGEMENT MD DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $840
      STEPHEN PIERCE 06-07-2001 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $869
      STEPHEN PIERCE 03-15-2000 JUDGEMENT MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $5,555
      STEPHEN PIERCE 06-06-2000 SUIT FILED MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT SUIT $2,134
      STEPHEN PIERCE 08-06-1999 SUIT FILED MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT SUIT $4,000
      STEPHEN PIERCE 01-14-1999 SUIT FILED MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT SUIT $10,000
      STEPHEN PIERCE 01-27-1999 BANKRUPTCY MD MARYLAND FED COURT CHAPTER 7 FILING (NEW)
      STEPHEN PIERCE 02-05-1999 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $1,113
      STEPHEN PIERCE 02-05-1998 JUDGEMENT MD DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $3,080
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 01-09-1998 JUDGEMENT MD DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $12,683
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 09-16-1997 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $12,643
      STEPHEN PIERCE 12-08-1997 JUDGEMENT MD DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $5,352
      STEPHEN PIERCE 05-06-1997 SUIT FILED MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT SUIT $12,850
      STEPHEN PIERCE 03-12-1997 SUIT FILED MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT SUIT $1,028
      STEPHEN PIERCE 11-08-1995 JUDGEMENT MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $4,824
      STEPHEN PIERCE 08-14-1995 SUIT FILED MD MONTGOMERY DISTRICT COURT SUIT $4,784
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 03-29-1995 BANKRUPTCY MD GREENBELT CHAPTER 7 DISCHARGED
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 07-05-1995 BANKRUPTCY MD GREENBELT CHAPTER 13 DISMISSED
      STEPHEN PIERCE 12-07-1994 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $2,184
      STEPHEN PIERCE 06-01-1993 JUDGEMENT MD DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT
      STEPHEN PIERCE 09-22-1992 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $324
      STEPHEN PIERCE 12-18-1992 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $2,055
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 07-16-1992 JUDGEMENT MD DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT $2,396
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 04-07-1992 SUIT FILED MD DISTRICT COURT SUIT $2,391
      STEPHEN A PIERCE 10-27-1992 SUIT FILED MD PRINCE GEORGE’S DISTRICT COURT SUIT $234
      Name Title Address
      Stephen Pierce Resident Agent 9525 Sherwood Dr
      Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
      BLACK AMERICA ONLINE INC
      Company Name Filing Date State Corporation ID
      BLACK AMERICA ONLINE INC 03-18-1996 MD F04358909
      National Criminal Record Search
      20 RECORD(S) FOUND
      Search Criteria
      FIRST NAME STEPHEN
      LAST NAME PIERCE
      DOB 19680804
      Search Detail Records
      Name Address SSN / DOB
      PIERCE, STEPHEN ALAN 898 WINDBROOKE DRIVE
      GAITHERSBURG MD 20879
      DOB: 08/04/1968 Age: 42
      MName ALAN
      Race AFRICAN AMERICAN
      Sex MALE
      Height 6’02″
      Weight 210 LBS
      CRIMINAL Offense
      OffenseName BD CK/UTTER/NSF/$30000 & UP
      OffenseCode 27.141
      CaseNumber 2D00082042
      State MD
      Source MD ADMIN OFFICE OF COURTS DISTRICT COURTS
      Court DISTRICT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY – CRIMINAL SYSTEM
      CaseType criminal
      DispositionDate 02/07/2000
      Plea OTHER PLEA
      Disposition NOLLE PROSEQUI
      Offense
      OffenseName BD CK/UTTER/NSF/UND $10000
      OffenseCode 27.141.(A)
      CaseNumber 2D00082042
      State MD
      Source MD ADMIN OFFICE OF COURTS DISTRICT COURTS
      Court DISTRICT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY – CRIMINAL SYSTEM
      CaseType criminal
      DispositionDate 02/07/2000
      Plea GUILTY
      OffenseName BD CK/UTTER/NSF/UND $3000
      OffenseCode 27.141.(A)
      CaseNumber 2D00082042
      State MD
      Source MD ADMIN OFFICE OF COURTS DISTRICT COURTS
      Court DISTRICT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY – CRIMINAL SYSTEM
      CaseType criminal
      DispositionDate 02/07/2000
      Plea OTHER PLEA
      Disposition NOLLE PROSEQUI
    • josh says:
      October 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm
      hes not paying you because hes spending all the money on himself…i suggest you sue him
    • Dexter Damien Chan says:
      June 21, 2011 at 7:04 am
      I sincerely believe Stephen Pierce is a potential scam… I have been an affiliate of his for many months and made him quite a fair bit of money… he paid me promptly for the start… but for the last 8 months… he totally stopped paying me citing reasons that the company is going through a revamp and the support site is not trained well enough to handle my requests. I have been contacting him but as what all of you have experienced… no response at all… is there any means of getting at him?!
      • jane says:
        August 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm
        You have to file a complaint with the BBB, that is the only way to get the attention of Stephen Pierce. Not sure what “training” his staff needs. You run a report, then you pay your affiliates. Stephen PIerce makes millions online and doen’t know how to pay affiliates? If I was Steph Pierce, I would do it myself if needed – we all know affiliates are critical to success!
      • jane says:
        August 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm
        Here is the link for BBB – https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/ge...spx?siteID=113

    • No Refunds here, sorry says:
      June 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm
      THE 3 DAY REFUND POLICY IS A SCAM AND A JOKE.. Yes, your supposed to get your money back- will you? Probably not. When I called the Stephen Pierce offiCe for follow up on my refund, I discover that the one person in that office whom I was working with regularly is no longer there. What is going on with the turn-over in this office? The left hand does not know what the right is doing at the so called corporate offices of Stephen Pierce. The staff there seems bewildered and untrained. I have been requesting a refund for over 6 weeks- I requested this within the 3 day period to be told Stephen Pierce himself has all say over refund approvals and I will be notified. It has been over a month. I hope Mr. Pierce is enjoying my money.
    • sorrysuevog says:
      June 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm
      He did this isame in Australia and Malaysia and he still didnt give us any help. We still waiting for help from this man but no help coming.
    • Barby says:
      June 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm
      I dont believe a word of this! mr pearce is a great speaker and a millionare from selling his ideas. whats wrong with y0u folks. give the bother a break.
      • admin says:
        June 20, 2011 at 6:09 am
        Yes we should give “Give a brother a break” so he can continue to steal from retires. He needs their money much more then they need it. /sarcasm off
        • Jules says:
          June 21, 2011 at 12:55 am
          Barby obviously only knows the part of the scam artist Stephen Pierce that he wants her to know. Barby – we don’t blame you honey – he has a talent for convincing people that he’s a good person. Interview his old clients, family, etc. You’ll hear about what a scammer this “brother” is. Don’t feel bad – everyone falls for the big Stephen Pierce image until they find out who Stephen Pierce really is.

      • No Refunds here, sorry says:
        June 21, 2011 at 12:23 am
        Are you kidding me? Give HIM a break?? In my opinon, he is a liar and a thief! I have it on good authority that he refuses to refund his customers because he thinks that customers buy his products, make copies of the information, then try to return them within the 3 days for a full refund, so his customers are technically stealing from him – so he wont give refunds back. Just because some of us bought into his old “Bullet to a BMW” schtick, doesnt mean the rest of the world should, either!

    • nozyoramn says:
      June 11, 2011 at 10:29 am
      Stephen Pierce, MRMI, Super Cash, Stephen Pierce Gold Package
      Thank you for putting up this forum. After a horrible experience with this stephen pierce international company, I am doing my part to see that no one else has this happen to them. I looked online before I bought and didn’t see any complaints. Now when I want a refund for this over-priced product i cant get one because the three day refund period is over. three days is in the fine print which no one said a word about at that seminar. anyone else had this problem?
    • PeterGj says:
      May 9, 2011 at 6:40 am
      Thank you for starting this. My experience is that I took advantage of a ‘special offer’ from Stephen. 14 days to evaluate if I want to proceed or not. Paid my $1, never received the promised material to evaluate, my credit card was deducted with $94, and none of the 11 support tickets I have submitted has been answered. Very disappointing. And I even met the guy and his wife. Guess thing changes when your facebook status changes to ‘single’, now it is all about mow much money to collect.
    Here is enough to get our research started. Suing one's detractors is certainly one way to get a deluge of publicity. Maybe Pierce should try for the big time and sue the BBB like Timothy Darnell's pyramid scam Advantage Conferences did. Darnell lost in Summary Judgment and then sued me for blogging about that embarrassing trouncing and lost in Summary Judgment again. That is what got him a spot of honor on the Harvard Law Site.

    Darnell v. Dobrott | Citizen Media Law Project

    With these two cases Pierce will have two lovely pages on the Harvard site!

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    re: The People Vs. Stephen Pierce / Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

    Looks hopefully that the firm filing the class-action aren't the "settle on the court steps" type. Here's what they say about themselves:
    "We Take Your Case to Trial for a Verdict

    Business Law · Commercial Litigation · Civil Appeals
    Many law firms claim to have a team of litigators. Few law firms take many cases to a trial. Settlement is too tempting — just resolve the dispute for what you can get and move on.
    At the Dallas law firm of Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., we are true trial attorneys. We measure success where it matters the most for our clients: in the courtroom. The opposition is always prepared to settle. They are not always ready to go to court and mount an effective attack or defense.
    In contrast, our team of attorneys is always ready go to court armed with fully prepared cases. Since 1998, we have prevailed in the courtroom in numerous complex and significant cases."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soapboxmom View Post
    Here is enough to get our research started. Suing one's detractors is certainly one way to get a deluge of publicity. Maybe Pierce should try for the big time and sue the BBB like Timothy Darnell's pyramid scam Advantage Conferences did. Darnell lost in Summary Judgment and then sued me for blogging about that embarrassing trouncing and lost in Summary Judgment again. That is what got him a spot of honor on the Harvard Law Site.

    Darnell v. Dobrott | Citizen Media Law Project
    With these two cases Pierce will have two lovely pages on the Harvard site!

    Soapboxmom
    Wow. Great stuff.

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    Thank you Realscam for picking this up.

    I mirrored the pages on my site, but it's new and has barely been indexed by Google. The story will reach a much wider audience here

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    Welcome to RS! We don't cater to scammers here. I am very interested in researching this further. Pierce is just down the road a bit from me and Texas ain't big enough for me and any scammers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alley-Cat View Post
    I mirrored the pages on my site, but it's new and has barely been indexed by Google. The story will reach a much wider audience here
    Looks like your Stephen Pierce pages are getting indexed now.

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    When you take on a case on contingency, you are not interested in settling and you know you have a strong case or you would demand a boatload of cash up front. Me thinks Stephen's legal problems just got a whole lot worse than before, and this is going to be fun to follow.
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    Just so as we're clear as to who we're talking about here,

    the man himself:




    http://www.dtalpha.com/talkback/

    and, if you consider yourself to be a victim of Stephen Pierce, you can contact Texas Attorney Alan Rosenberg at this email address for more details about getting involved in the lawsuit against Stephen Pierce and associated companies
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    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    Pierce has gone lawsuit happy in my county. Here is his 3rd active case. And, he has got the best judge in the county for two of the cases, Carl Ginsberg. He was in charge of the case Tim Darnell filed against me. He lived up to his reputation of reading everything. He is tough on scammers. By the end of the case he was absolutely my hero.

    Tim Darnell never turned over any discovery. At the last minute he did that hilarious deposition of me to follow-up his total decimation and humiliation in deposition (which is published here in its entirety minus his family members names and info of course). Tim never found a single false statement made by me. The case was a totally frivolous, groundless harassment suit. My attorneys filed a brilliant Summary Judgment Motion as there was no case to go forward or discovery needed. Tim Darnell and his attorney skipped the hearing. Tim had come onto Scam the day before and called me your majesty. He knew he was going to lose and didn't have the man parts to face me and the judge. Judge Ginsberg was great that day. He granted the Summary Judgment and then asked my attorney if he had something else for him to sign. He was asking for a Motion for Sanctions, which we didn't have, but was filed a few days later. If Pierce is filing garbage cases he will get it from my favorite judge.

    Register of Actions
    Case No. DC-12-01053
    STEPHEN PIERCE et al vs. DALE BROWN et al §
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    Case Type: DEFAMATION
    Date Filed: 01/27/2012
    Location: 193rd District Court
    Party Information
    Lead Attorneys
    DEFENDANT
    BROWN, DALE Pro Se
    DEFENDANT
    COASTAL VACATIONS
    PLAINTIFF
    PIERCE, STEPHEN PAUL B KERLIN
    Retained

    713-588-7000(W)
    PLAINTIFF
    STEPHEN PIERCE INTERNATIONAL INC
    Events & Orders of the Court
    OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS
    02/06/2007 ORDER - LIMINEVol./Book 524L, Page 1048, 5 pages
    01/27/2012 ORIGINAL PETITION (OCA)
    01/27/2012 ISSUE CITATION
    01/27/2012 JURY DEMAND
    Vol./Book J28, Page 168, 1 pages
    02/06/2012 ISSUE CITATION COMM OF INS OR SOS
    02/06/2012 AMENDED PETITIONE-FILED P/1ST
    02/13/2012
    CITATION SOS/COI/COH/HAG
    FIRST AMENDED (SOS)
    COASTAL VACATIONS
    Served 02/21/2012
    Returned 03/08/2012
    02/13/2012
    CITATION
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    BROWN, DALE
    Served 02/21/2012
    Returned 03/08/2012
    03/12/2012 ORIGINAL ANSWER - GENERAL DENIALPRO-SE
    03/20/2012 CORRESPONDENCE - LETTER TO FILE***MEDIATOR INFORMATION***
    03/20/2012 SCHEDULING ORDERVol./Book 524L, Page 1049, 5 pages
    03/20/2012 ORDER - MEDIATIONVol./Book 524L, Page 1050, 5 pages
    03/27/2012 Pre-Trial Hearing (9:15 AM) (Judicial Officer GINSBERG, CARL) TELEPHONIC
    03/29/2012 NOTE - ADMINISTRATORMEDIATION SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2012 @ 9AM
    03/29/2012 CORRESPONDENCE - LETTER TO FILESOS
    04/27/2012 CANCELED DISMISSAL FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION (1:30 PM) (Judicial Officer GINSBERG, CARL) BY COURT ADMINISTRATOR
    04/27/2012 CANCELED DISMISSAL FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION (1:30 PM) (Judicial Officer GINSBERG, CARL) BY COURT ADMINISTRATOR
    10/02/2012 Jury Trial - Civil (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer GINSBERG, CARL)
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    re: The People Vs. Stephen Pierce / Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

    Pierce got himself sued by Tony Robbins! Hilarious!


    Thursday, April 24, 2008Last Update: 10:39:53 AM


    Tony Robbins Unleashes His Power Within

    LOS ANGELES (CN) - Motivational speaker Anthony Robbins claims Stephen Pierce and Pierce's business, Impulsive Profits, misappropriated Robbins' name, falsely claim affiliation with Robbins, and secretly videotaped a speech from a Robbins seminar and are selling it without permission.
    Robbins owns rights to his "Unleash the Power Within" and "Wealth Mastery" seminars. He claims Pierce advertises his businesses on the Internet by using Robbins' photo, without permission, accompanied by statements such as, "one-on-one phone coaching appointment with an Anthony Robbins Success Coach;" and "The people attending the event where [Robbins] spoke and this video was captured paid $8,000 to attend, but you can have access to that video without spending $8,000."
    Robbins claims that Pierce made the following "clear admissions against interest" in an Internet posting: "Stephen was speaking at the Wealth Mastery Leadership bonus day ... And Stephen's wife, Alicia, used her small pocket camera and recorded almost 50 minutes of rare leadership training from Stephen's presentation. ... this truly is bootlegged video ..."
    Robbins claims that Pierce posted this fraudulent statement on the Internet: "'To make this new opportunity work for you, Stephen had to get permission from Anthony Robbins Companies in order to record his speaking sessions at Wealth Mastery and make them available to you. This is actually a really big deal because this is one of the first times ever that one of the speakers from Wealth Mastery is being allowed to record their sessions and make them available for public sale.'"
    Robbins' complaint continues: "The afore listed statements and representations are false and fraudulent. The Pierce Defendants were not granted permission from Robbins nor RRI to record the Wealth Mastery Seminar, and they were not granted license or permission to make copies of any portion of the Wealth Mastery Seminar available for public sale. Likewise, the Pierce Defendants have never been authorized to advertise or promote any purported coaching session with a 'Tony Robbins/Empowerment Wealth Coach' or an 'Anthony Robbins Success Coach.'"
    Robbins demands punitive damages. He also sues Stephen Pierce International Inc. Pierce apparently lives in Michigan.
    Robbins is represented in Superior Court by Brian Wolf with Lavely & Singer.




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    Tony Robbins dropped the case:
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    Case Number: BC389606
    ROBBINS RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL INC VS STEPHEN PIERCE ET AL Filing Date: 04/23/2008
    Case Type: Other Commercial/Business Tort (General Jurisdiction)
    Status: Dismissed - Other 05/14/2008


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    DOES 1 THROUGH 50 - Defendant/Respondent
    IMPULSIVE PROFITS INC. - Defendant/Respondent
    PIERCE STEPHEN - Defendant/Respondent
    ROBBINS RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL INC. - Plaintiff/Petitioner
    STEPHEN PIERCE INTERNATIONAL INC - Defendant/Respondent
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    05/14/2008 Request and Entry of Dismissal (WITHOUT PREJUDICE - ENTIRE ACTION )
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    04/25/2008 OSC-Failure to File Proof of Serv
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    04/25/2008 Notice-Case Management Conference
    Filed by Clerk
    04/24/2008 Summons Filed (AMENDED )
    Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner
    04/23/2008 Complaint

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    05/14/2008 in Department 25, Mary Ann Murphy, Presiding
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    From a 1997 article by Peter Kaplan in The Washington Times {not available online} …

    “The business plan circulated by Black America Online in December 1995 reads like a golden opportunity. The company projected it would have 2,500 subscribers within six months, 22,500 by the end of the first year and 30,000 six months after that.

    For those 12 months, BAOL would rake in more than $3.8 million in revenue, with a profit margin of at least 70 percent, according to the projections. By 2000, the company would be clearing $17.6 million in revenues and $10.5 million in profit.

    “Who said it has to be hard?” reads a statement tucked in with the projections.

    Just as impressive are the descriptions of BAOL’s top executives, brothers Stephen “Roc” Pierce, 27, and Thomas “Pakii” Pierce, 28. The business plan calls Stephen Pierce a “self-styled aggressive marketing guru” who was “rapidly becoming one of the nation’s most successful debt negotiators and marketing consultants.” Thomas is billed as a “skilled decision maker” and a “dynamic speaker” with experience in business administration.

    But what appealed most to potential investors was their ambitious social agenda. The Internet, they said, could be used to educate blacks.

    “We feel that as high entrepreneurs, we have an obligation to educate and inform our community,”
    Stephen Pierce said in an interview with Sun Reporter, a weekly San Francisco newspaper.

    “We know that African Americans are lagging behind other groups in Internet use, but the numbers are improving. We want to help not only for our own benefit, but for the benefit of children who will have more educational resources at their disposal, businesses that will increase their bottom line and black people in general who are missing out on the wealth of information in cyberspace.”


    “Connecting and educating our black nation is priority, empowering and prospering our black nation is an urgency, uniting and loving our black nation is a must!”
    the company’s business plan says.

    Still, Stephen Pierce was able to recruit prominent blacks, including entertainer Dick Gregory, to help promote Black America Online through the Internet.

    The company won enthusiastic write-ups in trade magazines and newspapers. Stephen Pierce was even scheduled to speak at a seminar to be held by Black Enterprise magazine.

    Joe Madison, a D.C. radio talk show host with WWRC-AM, said the Pierces signed him to a contract to be a spokesman for the company.

    “He said they had a lot of investors, and it was a growth company,”
    Mr. Madison said. “I said, Well, this is a new arena, especially for African Americans. And it was wide open.’ My position was: Let’s give them a chance.”

    When Stephen Pierce showed up at his Montgomery County home, Mr. Madison recalls, he arrived in a chauffeured limousine. The two sat down at a computer and watched as BAOL’s chat room filled up with subscribers.

    “I was just impressed,”
    Mr. Madison said. “Everything he said seemed to be in place.”

    The Pierces inspired similar confidence in others who invested in BAOL. One of them, Denver clothing designer Brendalinell Carhee, fronted the company $50,000 in cash and equipment and even helped arrange a corporate credit account with American Express.

    It wasn’t long, however, before she and other associates started noticing troubling signs at BAOL. The company’s server was often out of service, and subscribers sometimes had to communicate through America Online to get access codes to BAOL.

    But by the end of the year, BAOL was off line for good. When Ms. Carhee and other investors and business associates started trying to find the Pierces, they said, their phone calls went unanswered. Eventually, the Pierces’ phone numbers were disconnected.

    “They, to this day, have not sent a letter, a postcard — nothing to the people that invested money,”
    Ms. Carhee said.BAOL’s publicist, Hyattsville-based Leslie Communications, also has tried in vain to find the Pierces so it could serve them with a civil suit. According to company President John Leslie, the Pierces owe more than $3,000.

    On New Year’s Eve, Ms. Carhee received a letter from American Express demanding that she repay $18,000 that had been charged on BAOL’s corporate credit account. The charges, she said, included televisions, stereos and clothes.

    “I just about lost it,”
    she said. “There was not one thing on there related to the running of Black America Online.”

    “When Ms. Carhee looked more closely into the Pierces’ background, she said, she discovered the company had been run out of the home of the brothers’ parents. Stephen Pierce, she said, never finished high school. And neither brother had any prior computer experience …”

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    Stephen Pierce shows off his..............err........................someth ing............



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    Full court docs available here:
    http://courtecom.dallascounty.org/pav/
    Enter case as: DC1201053

    Case started 2/6/2007...then nothing til 1/27/2012

    Jury trial is set for 10/2/2012.

    Last entry in case history is from Judge Ginsberg office to plaintiff attorneys advising some administrative procedures weren't followed.

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    Guy sounds like that anthony morrison scammer. He makes the same types of promises.

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    These people don't even think about the fact that there are many others (likely thousands) like themselves and they all can not be #1 or on the first page of google at the same time. That in itself makes these scammers liars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustTooMuchTime View Post
    Full court docs available here:
    http://courtecom.dallascounty.org/pav/
    Enter case as: DC1201053

    Case started 2/6/2007...then nothing til 1/27/2012

    Jury trial is set for 10/2/2012.

    Last entry in case history is from Judge Ginsberg office to plaintiff attorneys advising some administrative procedures weren't followed.
    Of the three cases filed in Dallas County on the same day, of which two are with my old buddy Judge Ginsberg, this one should be the most amusing to watch. Scammer Pierce has sued MLM scam Coastal Vacations. Now that is pretty funny. Dale Brown and Coastal Vacations are also Pro Se. Not a wise move in District Court to be sure.

    Pierce made a bizarre choice in attorneys. Dallas is a very large metropolitan area and is overrun with very talented litigators (I am acquainted with a few of them), yet Pierce chose an attorney from Houston that is at least 4 hours away? Have the local attorneys black listed the scamming clown? It will be very difficult for him in court with his reputation. I learned from my legal forays that the history of the scammer in every painful detail will be dug up in humiliating depositions and thorough discovery. I can guarantee Judge Ginsberg will see to it that all parties produce. By the time this is over we will know everything but their underwear size! I can't wait to publish all this! The courthouse is just down the road from me and I am quite familiar with the records division in the dungeon of the courthouse. It will be delightful to make a field trip out there and do some digging.

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