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Michael Jantze raising money to fight “frivolous lawsuit”
The Norm creator Michael Jantze has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to cover legal expenses due to a suit he says is “frivilous”.
From his fundraising site:
Here’s what happened to me in a nutshell: I worked for free for someone for a year and now he claims I owe him money. Really? That’s how this works for artists now? This has got to stop…for ALL of us!
He’s posted the relevant legal documents in the matter (see links below). My quick read through the documents indicate that some level a partnership was formed between the plaintiff and Michael and his wife. The suit alleges that the Jantzes promised investor funding of $400,000 and the company made expenditures based on that belief, but the money never materialized. The Jantzes deny the promise of a $400,000 investment and are alleging that they spent a year helping this company foregoing other business opportunities and were supposed to be compensated for their efforts but never were.
Here are the relevant docs:
Michael is trying to raise $56,200 through Indiegogo. With 22 days left he’s raised just over $4,500.