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?
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 Ford views its purchase and renovation of the Michigan Central Train station as a good investment made affordable because of "community support," a top company executive told investors in response to a question about the carmaker's financial priorities at Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York. "We can do it pretty efficiently because of the support we're getting from the community," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president of global operations. In August, Ford said it planned to spend nearly $740 million on renovations and would seek more than $238 million in "tax or other incentives" to support the project. He said the train station acquisition, announced in June, is about "looking to the future" and where the next generation of workers want to work. The Dearborn-based automaker has talked about creating a tech hub where as many as … [Read more...] about Ford talks train station, changes in Europe to Barclays investors.
Anna-Louise Jackson Nerdwallet Published 12:04 AM EST Nov 12, 2018 In one particular chicken-and-egg debate, what comes first is clear: It makes sense to hire a financial adviser only after you can afford one — not in the hopes of building wealth someday. Financial advisers often require a minimum amount of investable assets (for many advisers that amount is at least $250,000), and their fees can place financial planning out of reach for many. Fortunately, there are less expensive — even free — resources that make financial planning accessible to most people. Because time is a powerful ally when it comes to building your money, it’s important to get started as soon as possible. Here’s how to begin. Find quality free advice A good financial adviser asks questions to understand a client’s finances and goals; do-it-yourselfers can find tools to replicate those steps. The internet is awash with information, including tools for creating (and … [Read more...] about DIY financial planning