This story was updated at 5:41 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, to add comments from attorney Michael Amir.
The legal tussle between the now defunct Action Seating and unsuccessful Vancouver Olympics ticket supplier David Bunevacz continues as lawyers for the two argue over the type of documents Bunevacz was required to turn over last week.
The two sides signed court documents that required Bunevacz to supply information pertaining to the case, which allegedly involves nearly $3 million in payments from Action Seating to Bunevacz in exchange for thousands of Vancouver Olympics tickets. Those tickets were never delivered, and Gene Hammett, the owner of Action Seating, was never paid back the money, which had been supplied by several brokers.
“We received some documents from David’s attorney on Friday [August 6],” Houston-based attorney Hilary Greene, who represents Action Seating, told TicketNews. “The documents his attorney provided do not contain any financial documents showing where the nearly $3 million went.”
Among the documents Bunevacz was supposedly required to turn over were proof of his supplier for the tickets, and financial and contractual information concerning the alleged Hong Kong company, Mocra Limited, which was also involved in the deal.
Bunevacz’ attorney Michael Amir, from the Los Angeles-based firm of Doll Amir & Eley, told TicketNews that he would not comment about any specific documents, and added that he was surprised that Hammett’s legal team had spoken to the press.
“I’m not going to litigate this on the internet or in the press,” Amir said, adding that his client had turned over a lot of documents.
Greene said Bunevacz may be turning over bank records at some point in the near future, but he has not yet done so. In addition, the two sides also are arguing over which documents are designated “confidential” and which ones, if any, are not.
“If that’s what they think, they need to contact us,” Amir said.
Greene said, “His [Bunevacz’] attorney designated all of the documents provided as Confidential. We will continue to seek all responsive documents and seek court intervention if necessary. We will also be challenging the confidentiality designations.”
Bunevacz and his alleged business partners in the deal, Pegazus Sports Marketing and Consulting, supposedly had access to tickets through several national Olympics committees, and allegedly contracted with Mocra for additional tickets or funding or both. In published reports, Bunevacz allegedly has said he wants to settle with Hammett, but the two sides have not been able to reach an agreement.