Update on the NWA Lawsuit
May 23, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
filed to GERWECK.NET:
Here is a quick update from the Cameron County Court Room of Judge Arturo McDonald. Last week “former” NWA Executive Director Bob Trobich was held in contempt of court and sanctioned $500 a day by Judge McDonald for failing to appear and answer questions about the NWA bank account that has been “missing” for months.
The trial is scheduled to begin this Thursday May 24 in the Cameron County Court in front of Judge McDonald.
I have obtained a copy of a confidential email sent by NWA board member Fred Rubenstein to all current NWA members. I have cut and pasted the email in order to protect the source who forwarded me the email. Rubenstein followed up the attached email with a correction of the next hearing date in Cameron County which will be April 3, 2012, not April 3, 2011.
Rubenstein was one of 5 or 6 different witnesses who testified in court on April 13 in this matter.
Based on the first line of the email, it is also obvious that others have joined Tharpe in this litigation against Pro Wrestling Organization LLC dba the National Wrestling Alliance and it’s board members individually.
Additionally, members who firmly stood behind Trobich previously are now wavering in light of new allegations which are now becoming public. This matter previously polarized members in to different camps, but mounting allegations against Trobich are weakening the core of members which have protected his position thus far.
I will inform you of more as it develops.
On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, a hearing convened In Brownsville, Texas on the Tharpe/Ronquillo litigation.
The following events took place:
1. The motion of Attorney Reynaldo G. Garza III to withdraw from his representation of Pro Wrestling Organization, LLC/National Wrestling Alliance was GRANTED.
2. The court AFFIRMED jurisdiction over DEFENDANTS Robert K. Trobich, William Behrens, Michael Porter and David Marquez. Note that DEFENDANTS Fredric G. Rubenstein, Michael A. Sircy and Ken Taylor did not contest the jurisdiction of the Cameron County, Texas court.
3. The court issued an ORDER barring the sale, mortgage or use as collateral of the NWA brand. The court is aware that investigations of finances (bank accounts) and alleged forgery of documents as concerns Pro Wrestling Organization, LLC/National Wrestling Alliance are currently being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Police Department as well as other administrative agencies. The court had previously GRANTED the Plaintiffs’ request for an ORDER/INJUNCTION preventing the funds, assets, etc. of Pro Wrestling Organization, LLC/National Wrestling Alliance from being used to pay legal or other fees related to the defense of any individually-named defendant (Behrens, Marquez, Porter, Rubenstein, Sircy, Taylor, Trobich).
4. The next court date is April 3, 2011.
This email is being sent only to Members of the Board of Directors and Full/Shareholder Members of Pro Wrestling Organization, LLC/National Wrestling Alliance. It should be noted that the events and information discussed above were heard in open court with members of the general public present. All of the court’s rulings mention in paragraphs 1 – 4 were announced in the courtroom. This information is, therefore, a matter(s) of public record.