Shurwest Product Connection, LLC v. Premium Producers Group LLC

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Lawsuit

Date: 

02/21/2007

Status: 

Pending

Location: 

Arizona

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
ShurWest Product Connection dba The Annexus Group, a distributor of insurance products, filed a defamation lawsuit against Premium Producers Group, Mitchell Maynard, and Dorice Maynard over, among other things, a review they published on their blog, Index Annuity... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Premium Producers Group LLC; Mitchell M Maynard; Dorice Maynard; John Does I-X; Jane Does I-X; Black and White Partnerships I- X; and ABC Corporations I-X

Type of Party: 

Organization

Type of Party: 

Individual
Organization

Location of Party: 

  • Arizona

Location of Party: 

  • California

Legal Counsel: 

Cody Hall (for Premium Producers Group LLC); Maynards, Pro se
Description

ShurWest Product Connection dba The Annexus Group, a distributor of insurance products, filed a defamation lawsuit against Premium Producers Group, Mitchell Maynard, and Dorice Maynard over, among other things, a review they published on their blog, Index Annuity & EIA Software Forum, criticizing the plaintiff's Balance Plus Annuity. The complaint asserts claims for product disparagement, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, negligence, and defamation.

On  March 17, 2007, defendants' filed a motion to dismiss arguing, inter alia, that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over them.  On September 25, 2007, the court denied the motion to dismiss.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Blog

Subject Area: 

  • Defamation
  • Trade Libel
  • Reviews
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Arizona

Source of Law: 

  • Arizona

Court Name: 

Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County

Court Type: 

State

Case Number: 

CV2007-003021

Relevant Documents: 

CMLP Information (Private)

Threat Source: 

MLRC