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Midnight Idol's Pilot: "Pay Me!"
Highest Court D. Nevada
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Airplane Pilot(s)
Defendants Chartered Airliner(s)
Newton, Wayne
Other Business Entity of Artist(s)
MGM Grand Hotel
Short Description Wayne Newton. The Midnight Idol. Mr. Las Vegas. Mr. Entertainment. As one of the most well-known and successful entertainers in American history, it is unsurprising he's had many financial difficulties over the years. This recent lawsuit was brought by a former airplane pilot, who was hired by Newton in 2003 for a minimum of 10 years, but was terminated shortly thereafter. Plaintiff and Newton reached a settlement agreement, which Newton subsequently breached, and Plaintiff was awarded almost $1/2 million in damages. To satisfy the judgment, Plaintiff obtained garnishments and levies against various moneys owed to Newton by the MGM Grand and the company that paid Newton's weekly salary. MGM filed an interpleader action to determine who was owed money it had collected for Newton's performance. Plaintiff filed an interpleader as well, and Newton's employer filed a motion to intervene, alleging its assets could not be garnished, since it was not a judgment debtor but just an employer of a debtor. First, the court found that the employer's motion to intervene should be granted, since its interests were directly affected by the interpleaders previously filed. However, the employer's motion to quash the garnishment was denied; though there was no reason to "pierce the corporate veil" and find Newton and his employer were one and the same, Newton was an employee, president, and director of the company, so Plaintiff could properly garnish his earnings within the company's possession. - LSW

Legal Issues
Alternative Dispute Resolution Settlements Judicial Enforcement
Business Associations Corporations Director & Shareholder Liability
Civil Procedure Third Party Claims Interpleader
    Intervention
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
Property General Security Interests, Garnishment & Levies


Opinions Ward v. Desert Eagle, LLC
2010 WL 455089
D. Nevada , February 02, 2010 ( No. 2:06-CV-00938-RCJ-LRL )


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Related Searches Parties
Airplane Pilot(s) ( Plaintiff )
Business Entity of Artist(s) ( Other )
Chartered Airliner(s) ( Defendant )
MGM Grand Hotel ( Other )
Newton, Wayne ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Alternative Dispute Resolution / Settlements / Judicial Enforcement
Business Associations / Corporations / Director & Shareholder Liability
Civil Procedure / Third Party Claims / Interpleader
Civil Procedure / Third Party Claims / Intervention
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
Property / General / Security Interests, Garnishment & Levies

Courts
D. Nevada (highest court)


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