- Report: #1166839
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Complaint Review: Pierce Law Group LLC
Pierce Law Group LLC9100 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, California USA
Pierce Law Group LLC David Albert Pierce Esq Breach of Contract Beverly Hills California
*Consumer Comment: We were locked out of the venue
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Do Business with David Albert Pierce Esq at your own peril.
Long story short, Pierce worked or works for The Comedy Store and or owns or owned the lease for a term.
A show date was set and promoted at the comedy store Hollywood for over 6 months prior to the event, for over three hundred guests and sponsors.
Pierce held an event hostage for a $5,000.00 payday weeks before show time.
Three weeks before he breached a contract, the promoter didn't give into his demand.
The ticket holders from around the United States had to move their tickets up to a new date.
Fans and sponsors were extremely upset towards the promoter through no fault of his own.
Here's the letter of intent to sue that was issued to David Albert Pierce Esq.
Investing with Pierce is a dubious proposition, he's a mediocre character at best.
David Albert Peirce Esq
Pierce Law Group, LLP
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 225, East Tower
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
The Comedy Store
8433 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
As you are aware, in October of 2011, I contracted with The Comedy Store, through agent and employee Alf Lamont, to hold my 2012 awards show in the Main Room of the venue on February 19, 2012. Mr. Lamont wrote the name of my event in the calendar for that day and I immediately undertook to promote the event. In so doing, I incurred out of pocket expense, represented to my customers the date and location of the event, and entered into various contracts with third parties in reliance upon my contract with The Comedy Store.
As you are also aware, Mr. Lamont left his employment with The Comedy Store for reasons outside of my control, which caused my date to be moved to March 4, 2012, by agent and employee Adam Eget. Mr. Eget wrote “LA Comedy Awards” on the calendar in front of me and sent me a confirming email of the date, indicating the doors would open at 6:00 pm. In reliance upon Mr. Eget’s confirmation, I continued to promote the event. However, I had to undertake additional work to communicate to my customers and providers the date change.
At no point was there ever any mention of any fees or requirements regarding the booking by The Comedy Store agents and employees who contracted with me, other than the expectation that I would endeavor to “fill the room” with attendees of my event. In fact, a sign posted at the venue soliciting events clearly states there are no fees charged to promoters of events in the Main Room. As you are aware, I advertised and promoted my event at considerable expense to myself.
Unfortunately, during a recent visit to the venue to discuss logistics, I was asked to call “an attorney” who wished to speak with me. That was you, Mr. Pierce. When I spoke to you, you demanded $5,000 and told me that I had to buy insurance for the venue. These two demands are well outside my contractual obligations with The Comedy Store. I have no idea why I am being asked to pay $5,000, much less the purpose of this arbitrary “fee.” Further, I am sure the venue has insurance and has had insurance for many years.
It would seem that y\ou both are trying to coerce me into paying you money in an attempt to unlawfully gain from the vulnerable position in which you have put me. You both know full well that I have expended considerable money in promoting and advertising my event; money that I can not get back if my event is unilaterally cancelled by you. You also know that it would damage my business reputation with my customers in the event you refuse to perform under our contract. It seems to me that you know that I have a great deal to lose if you shut me out of the venue. My business reputation will not only be harmed, but I will suffer financial loss as well.
I relied upon your promise of my dates and I relied upon your promise to provide the Main Room for my event. You were fully aware of my reliance as I sent The Comedy Store agents and employees copies of my advertisements and had regular communications with the venue regarding my upcoming event. You can not add terms and conditions to our contract unilaterally without my agreeing to those terms.
I obviously am not agreeing to pay you a fee of $5,000 nor am I agreeing to buy insurance for the venue. Particularly when the venue already has insurance and it is expected that you would have insurance. All I am bringing to your venue are people, like any other promoter. There simply is no reason based in fact or logic to support your attempt to coerce money out of me. Your demands are harassing and in bad faith.
Therefore, as you have informed me that I can not hold my event at The Comedy Store unless I succumb to your new demands, I consider this a material breach of my agreement.
Therefore, I am requesting that you send me a written reply to this letter via my email at LAComedyAwards@gmail.com no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, informing me if The Comedy Store will comply with our agreement and open its doors to my event on March 4, 2012, at 6:00pm as promised by both Alf Lamont and Adam Eget.
In the event that I do not hear from you, I will have no choice but to take that as a continuing refusal to perform your obligation under the agreement and take appropriate legal action.
I hope you understand that my only concern is continuing to promote a successful event and protect my business reputation. I hope that you will follow through with the promises made to me and let me complete my performance of my contractual obligations as well.
Time is of the essence in this situation as each day that passes causes me to suffer additional financial loss in the event you choose to lock me out of the venue.
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