A lawsuit by famed New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, against a La Jolla jeweler they say lied about the value of diamonds, defrauding them out of millions of dollars, is moving forward to trial, a judge ruled this week.The lawsuit, filed in April 2018 in San Diego Superior Court, accuses jeweler Vahid Moradi and his companies, CJ Charles Jewelers and Vahid Moradi Inc., of recommending and selling the Breeses about $15 million worth of investment-grade diamonds which the Breeses learned in 2017 were worth about $8 million.The original complaint calculated the diamonds’ actual value at about $6 million, but the number was updated to $8 million last year to include a ring that had been omitted from the original complaint by mistake, according to court records plaintiff’s filed in April. The couple learned of the discrepancy in value in 2017, the suit said, after they hired an independent appraiser to determine the stones’ market value … [Read more...] about Drew Brees diamond lawsuit headed to trial this month
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With the local elections just over a week away, we're asking candidates standing for a seat on the Royal Borough council to submit biographies about themselves so you can know a little bit more about them. We are aiming to put up profiles for as many candidates as possible, and more will be added to this page as they come in. If you are standing in the elections on Thursday, May 2 and would like your biography included in our coverage, please email a submission of about 75-100 words along with a headshot of yourself to [email protected] in a similar style to the ones below. Please note: These biographies have come directly from the candidates and were not written by our staff. Style, content and grammar may vary, while any views expressed in the biographies do not represent those of the Advertiser or Express. Ascot and Sunninghill Tamasin Barnbrook (Liberal Democrats) I live in Sunninghill and have lived in our area for 10 years since moving here from London with my … [Read more...] about LOCAL ELECTIONS 2019: Candidate profiles for the Royal Borough
Matt Donnelly, provided by Published 9:00 am CDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Photo: Ryan Inzana For Variety Photo: Ryan Inzana For Variety Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Ryan Inzana For Variety Can Megan Ellison Reverse Course on Annapurna’s Financial Troubles? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A throng of Hollywood elite in a tent on the freezing beach gave a standing ovation when “If Beale Street Could Talk” won the best feature prize at the Independent Spirit Awards in February. Barry Jenkins also took directing honors for the film, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s classic novel that was produced by Annapurna and Plan B. Related stories … [Read more...] about Can Megan Ellison Reverse Course on Annapurna’s Financial Troubles?
By Jon Wilner San Jose Mercury News Published 12:28 PM EST Feb 15, 2019 Midway through their seventh year, the Pac-12 Networks aren’t merely stagnating. They’re shrinking in reach and drastically underperforming revenue expectations, according to information obtained by the San Jose Mercury News that sheds unprecedented light on the financial realities of the conference’s wholly-owned media company. Some schools, for example, are receiving annual payouts from the networks that are a fraction of what they’d hoped for — and a fraction of what has been reported in the media — when the real cost of the content is included in the calculation. “From Day One, I worried about them having all those channels and having to produce all that programming,” said USF sports management professor Dan Rascher, referring to the seven feeds (one national, six regional) and 850 live events per year. “That’s crazy hard to do without spending … [Read more...] about Losing game:\u00a0Pac-12 Networks’ payouts to schools far below targets
PUBLISHED: 09:32 15 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:32 15 February 2019 Jessica Hill Bland Fielden senior staff circa 1970. Back row: Tommy Parr (insurance manager), Leslie Baker (general accounts manager), Alan Martin (audit manager), Bob Fisher (building society manager), Ben Herbert (senior exec), Ernest Purser (manager – worked for Bland Fielden for 61 years), Gerald Bird (tax dept), Dick Phillips (partner, general accounts), Tom Lachohee (senior exec), Charlie Bareham (tax dept manager), Frank Eldred (audit senior exec), Laurie Loxley (audit manager). Front row: Charles Lissimore (audit manager), Yvonne Whyman (receptionist), Geoffrey Lockhart (partner), Christine Pittock (manager, general accounts), Russell Wray (partner), C Lupton Fielden (partner), Eric Bland (partner), George Digby (partner and former Colchester United player), Yvonne Ling (audit manager), Clifford Robins (partner). Archant A company with its roots in Ipswich and Colchester is … [Read more...] about Company begun by soldiers returning from WW1 celebrates 100 year milestone