Report: #477185

Complaint Review: Jim DeRosa, Event Galleria, Entertainment Concepts Music And Event Services

  • Submitted: Thu, August 06, 2009
  • Updated: Sun, February 21, 2010
  • Reported By: Wayne New Jersey
  • Jim DeRosa, Event Galleria, Entertainment Concepts Music And Event Services
    10 Raquel Court
    East Hanover, New Jersey
    U.S.A.

Jim DeRosa, Event Galleria, Entertainment Concepts Music And Event Services Wedding Couples Beware. Jim DeRosa will take your Money and you will Never See Your Wedding Photos or Album! East Hanover New Jersey

*Author of original report: Some Justice Served

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Past Event Galleria Customers,

My Wife and my second year wedding anniversary was July 28th, 2009 and we still have no wedding album, which was paid for in full. Jim DeRosa has avoided my calls and emails, giving me false information and/or promised me things and never delivered. At this point I don't feel confident that I will ever see our album through Jim DeRosa. So, now I have two options. I have all of the proper documentation to take him to small claims court and get back our money and photos so another photographer can create our album. But that is not going to stop this man from continuing to hurt other young married couples.

Jim has changed locations at least three times that I know of. He has operated under multiple business names. He has an F Rating for the Better business bureau with 32 complaints http://www.bbb.org/new-jersey/business-reviews/photography-and-video-services/event-galleria-in-florham-park-nj-90010011 He has been put on shame on you http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/Shame_Shame_Shame_Event_Galleria

We need to collectively stand up to this person and ensure he doesn't continue to conduct business in this manner. I have reached out to a few class action lawyers who can help us all and the many others out there that are in the same situation. The last conversation I had with one of Jim's Subcontractors, Noel, I was told there are up to 50+ Albums that still have yet to be created. Jim is currently being sued by Noel's company, Noel Marie Photography, and no Albums are going to be made in the near future. The sad thing is Photography is only one aspect of Jim's businesses.

If you want to move forward and stand up to Jim DeRosa please e-mail me back with a detailed outline of your situation and we will work with an Attorney at no charge to fight to get our money, photos/albums, videos/dvd's and memories back. I have also sent emails to a few newspapers about our situation. I hope to create awareness about what a thief Jim De Rosa is so no one has the same experiences that we did. I also think that Fox 5 is going to do a follow up on his story after my conversation with them the other day.

Jim DeRosa (If you look up Event Galleria on the Internet he has bad reviews from many dissatisfied customers)
www.entertainmentconceptsdjs.com (newly started company)
40 Baldwin Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
866-847-3984 Office
973-801-6720 Cell

or

10 Raquel Court
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Internet Reviews for Event Galleria:
http://www.forabetterwedding.com/vendors/EVENT-GALLERIA-review-20886/
http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/event-galleria
http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/The.Event.Galleria.973-386-0829
http://www.mobilebeat.com/diversification-key-to-profits-by-james-derosa/ (look at the comments below for this one)

The lawyers recommendation was to do the following:

File a complaint with the better business bureau. https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/getstarted.aspx?siteID=89

File a Complaint with the Office of Consumer Complaints (Division of Consumer Affairs) http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/ocp/ocpform2.htm

Take Jim DeRosa to Small Claims Court to get your money back. You can have another wedding photographer finish your Album, Video or whatever he has not completed. Get a proposal from another wedding vendor to finish what Jim has not completed and bring a copy of all of your paperwork, contract, mails ect. with you to court. http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/civ-02.htm (There have been so many people that have taken Jim DeRosa to Small Claims Court so your case should be easy to win.)

My recommendation is the Following: [My goal is to have enough past customers of event galleria comment on these pages so when someone searches for his company on any search engine (google) our blog or reviews will come up next to his website.]

Please post a comment on my blog site about Jim DeRosa in regard to your experience. http://jimderosaentertainmentconcepts.blogspot.com/2009/07/bad-business.html

Please post a comment on my hub page about you experience with Jim DeRosa http://hubpages.com/hub/JimDeRosa-Bad-Business-for-Wedding-Couples-Entertainment-Concepts-Music-and-Event-Services-or-Event-Galleria

Go to the theknot.com and post your experience with Jim DeRosa on the Blog Page http://talk.theknot.com/boards/main_frame.aspx?page=ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=90 TheKnot.com is the largest forum for weddings. This is the best way to make people aware of Jim's bad business practices.

If each one of you can do half of these things than Jim DeRosa won't be able to take advantage of future wedding couples. This guy looked me right in the eye and lied to my face on several locations. He took my money and never delivered my wedding photos. My wife still cries that we don't have our wedding album. I need your help to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Alpinedave
Wayne, New Jersey
U.S.A.
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#1 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: dave@alpinepainting.com - (U.S.A.)

Ok, I feel I can now finally speak freely and let you in on what I have been working towards for the last several months. I have finally been awarded a small level of success.

I sued both Jim DeRosa (Personally) and Jim and Noel Makowski and their company Noel Marie Photography in Small Claims Court for the full amount of $3,000 plus fees and won.

The judge found that both were liable to make our album therefore, both should pay to have someone else make our wedding album.

I had to go to court on two separate occasions to get this award. The first time, Jim DeRosa sent his attorney and attempted to get the court date pushed forward. We objected and his lawyer was forced to go through the court process that day. Jim and Noel Makowski were present and very upset that we took them to court. Although, we did not feel that they were totally liable for our album, we wanted to make sure that all parties were present so DeRosa couldnt pass the buck onto Noel Marie Photography and would have to come back.

As you may or may not know Jim and Noel Makowski (Noel Marie Photography) signed a contract (asset agreement) with DeRosa to create our album and many of yours. Although Jim & Noel claim that DeRosa never paid them to create any albums (which I do believe) the judge stated that they were still contractually obligated to create our albums and then they must sue DeRosa to get compensated for their efforts.

The first judge we saw gave Jim and Noel Makowski two options. Because they signed a contract with DeRosa the judge found them guilty and obligated to either pay us to have our album made by someone else or the opportunity to make our album themselves. I felt bad for their situation so I agreed to have them make our album. They were supposed to have our album made before the next court date which was Jan. 7th 2010. After we walked out of court that day Jim Makowski shook my hand and promised to make my wife happy by creating a beautiful wedding album. They never made the album.

If felt like I was dealing with DeRosa all over again. Jim Makowski did not take my calls or respond to my emails and when I finally did get him on the phone he verbally attacked me and stated that I should have gone after DeRosa and he and Noel shouldnt be liable to make our album. So I told him I would see him in court on Jan. 7th, 2010 and let the judge deal with him.

When the second court date came around (Jan. 7th 2010) Jim and Noel sent an attorney in their place. Neither DeRosa, nor his attorney showed up. The judge found them both guilty to pay us the full amount of $3,000 plus fees so we can have another wedding photography create our album.

Here are the important documents you must bring to court to ensure you get your money back. Take Jim DeRosa to small claims court. You should sue him personally. Reason being is he, most likely, didnt incorporate until after you signed a contract with him. This means he is person liable for reimbursing you to have another photographer pay to have your wedding album completed. Make sure you bring a document from the state of NJ that says when he was incorporated with you to court. Also, I would recommend including both Jim and Noel Makowski at Noel Marie Photography in the suit. They will most likely not pay you when he is supposed to. So, after you win your case, you should go down to the special claims division of the Morris County Court and Docket the Judgment. This will act a somewhat of a personal lien on their assets. Here are a few other things you need to bring with you to court Your contract with Jim, Event Galleria. Checks, credit card statements or receipts that you paid Jim. If he did, in fact, charge your credit card without your authorization, It is credit card fraud and he can go to jail for that. Jim is going to say that he sold the business, but you have a contract with him so it shouldnt be a problem. If, like in my case, the judge states that DeRosas contract with Noel Maria Photography hold weight, then you will have them in court as well. Stay persistent. Dont let his attorney push back the court day and try for an extension. That is Jims move.

File a complaint with the Office of Consumer Complaints (Division of Consumer Affairs) http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/ocp/ocpform2.htm They are the ones that can push for a class action lawsuit against Jim DeRosa. I havent heard from them in a while. Therefore, they are most likely backed up. But, as you can see by this newspaper article we can win. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/chester-b The judges at Morris County Courts are familiar with our cases. So are the people at the office of consumer Complaints. Ask for Linda Palma. She is a big shot over there and the main person handling our case. 973-504-6103 973-504-6103

Dont give up! We are getting close to getting our memories back. Tell everyone you know about your situation and what Jim DeRosa did to you. The more people that know that better chance that new people wont get hurt by Jim DeRosa.

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