Wed 26 Jan 2011
Wed 12 Jan 2011
Apparently, not even a reality ‘star‘/entrepreneur is above the law. When you’re ordered to pay over $22,000 in attorney fees and fail to do so, a bench warrant might be issued. When you finally do make good on your debt, you really can’t pick and choose who you’re going to pay it to either. It will eventually catch up to you! Unfortunately, it also appears that the legal system does not have preferred return customer policy. For example, if you are, once again ordered to pay at or around $40,000 in attorney fees, trying to have the judge disqualified probably wont work. Gosh…in the eyes of the law, you they really are no different than us ‘plain folk.’ That’s the reality.
Jay Photoglou vs. Gretchen Rossi
The Court has reviewed and consider Defendant Rossi’s motion to disqualify Judge Gregory Munoz from sitting as the presiding judge in the case entitled….The motion is denied….
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Tue 11 Jan 2011
Well, well, well…looks like someone filed an appeal. That was pretty much a given in my book…the motion to have the judge disqualified however, surprised me. For 1/100th of a second.
In other news…Most Wanted Deadbeats is reporting that Gretchen Rossi’s costar Prince Charming boyfriend, Slade Smiley now owes $138,857.64 in child support for his son, Grayson, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2006. Nice.
Fri 7 Jan 2011
Judge Gregory Munoz of Orange County Superior Court determined Wednesday that Rossi, 33, must pay Photoglou the $40K, since the judge threw out the defamation part of her lawsuit against him, and Photoglou spent about $85,000 defending himself.
Photoglou and his attorney, Bryan J. Freedman, had filed an Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Policy) motion in Rossi’s case against him, arguing that Photoglou had the freedom of speech rights to say he was once her boyfriend. The Anti-SLAPP motion prevailed….
The Orange County Register has the complete, story followed by a little poll. Take a second or two and add your .02¢
Should Gretchen Rossi be forced to pay Jay Photoglou’s attorney’s fees?
Wed 5 Jan 2011
So if you happen to read a tweet that says something to the effect of ‘OMG, who believes that crap?’ You can say ‘I do, that’s who.’
Gretchen Rossi vs Jay Photoglou
Defendant Jay Photoglou’s motion for attorney fees in connection with the anti-SLAPP motion is granted. Defendant is awarded total fees and costs of $40,799.38…. (click image to view at full size)
Wed 5 Jan 2011
Here’s hoping Gretchen Rossi’s pockets are deeper than the plots on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
The litigious homemaker was ordered today to fork over another $40,799 in legal fees for the onetime beau she tried to sue for defamation but is now just suing for assault, battery and other alleged offenses…
Read full story at E! Online
Watch for more details….
Sat 25 Dec 2010
To be quite honest…imma little shocked. (O.K. a lotta shocked!)
According to the ENQUIRER, somebody that filmed a commercial for Turbo Tax (umm…software that helps you do your tax returns) probably should have invested a little into the product she’s endorsing. Only a few months prior to the shoot, Gretchen ‘Turbo Tax’ Rossi was ordered to pay California more than $12,000 in back taxes. (I know!)
A tax lien filed in O.C. on Sept.3rd claims Rossi failed to pay all of her taxes in 2007. (Hello? Maybe she was busy learning her lines for the commercial and FORGOT!) click to enlarge ↓
Thu 2 Dec 2010
My last update noted November 19th as the upcoming “showdown.”Didn’t happen. I wonder if this, filed on 11/16/10 by Gretchen Rossi, had anything to do with it? Court has been rescheduled for December 10th.
Remember Rossi’s defamation claims against Jay Photoglou were stricken? Defamation Suit Torpedoed /Gretchen Rossi Punked By So Called Ex… (apparently, Gretchen did not produce sufficient evidence that the statements were false.) Well now she wants claims of defamation against her stricken too, gone! Think that’s going to happen? You can read Rossi’s Motion to Strike here, and Photoglou’s Opposition here.
Another upcoming court date, December 23rd. The judge will hear Jay’s motion for attorney fees. Note, this is just the money spent getting the defamation claims against him thrown out of court…1 motion!
TMZ reported earlier this week:
Gretchen Rossi’s ex hates the reality starlet so much — he’s demanding that she pay back every penny he had to spend in their nasty legal war … including parking fees, gas and even a $20 dinner…
A judge dismissed Rossi’s claims — and earlier this week, Jay filed docs in Orange County Superior Court demanding she pay for literally everything he had to go through during the case … including:
– $96.25 for parking fees
– $289 in “milage fees”
– $20.85 for a dinner meeting regarding the case
… and a mere $72,072.80 in legal fees.
All in all, Jay wants $85,864.08 for his troubles.
His troubles? I guess the judge will decide that…kinda like when he was awarded $22,375 for his attorney fees, troubles, attorney fees earlier this year after the Temporary Restraining Order Rossi filed against him was dismissed with prejudice. Stay tuned…I think justice will be served. If these numbers are accurate, someone’s going to have $85,864.08 worth of troubles!
“Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch, nay, you may kick it all about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Professor at the Breakfast Table