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bucolic_frolic

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Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:39 PM Apr 2

Bloomberg Trump Sues Truth Social Company Co-Founders to Zero Them Out

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-sues-co-founders-truth-190328312.html

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump has sued two co-founders of his newly public Trump Media & Technology Group Corp., claiming they set the company up improperly and shouldn’t get any stock in it.

In the latest legal skirmish over who gets how much of the hot but flailing meme stock, Trump alleges that Andy Litinsky and Wes Moss violated an agreement about the setup and don’t deserve their 8.6% stake, currently valued at $606 million.

The lawsuit, which was filed on March 24 in Florida state court and hasn’t previously been reported, comes after the pair brought their own suit against the former president in Delaware Chancery Court over their promised stake in the the social media company.

The legal fight is playing out amid wild swings in shares of Trump Media, which began trading last week after it merged with a special purpose acquisition company, known as a SPAC. The stock dropped 21% Monday after Trump Media disclosed in a securities filing a $58 million loss and a relative trickle of revenue for 2023, and reiterated a warning that it needed the money from the SPAC deal to keep operating.
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Bloomberg Trump Sues Truth Social Company Co-Founders to Zero Them Out (Original Post) bucolic_frolic Apr 2 OP
Delaware Judge was reportedly "gobsmacked" at learning of the former president pursuing separate litigatation LetMyPeopleVote Apr 4 #1

LetMyPeopleVote

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1. Delaware Judge was reportedly "gobsmacked" at learning of the former president pursuing separate litigatation
Thu Apr 4, 2024, 10:31 AM
Apr 4

TFG had been sued in Delaware earlier by Litinsky and Moss and so any claims that TFG had against these two persons needed to be litigated in Delaware. TFG's claims are compulsory counterclaims and TFG should be sanctioned for filing a separate lawsuit in Florida



https://www.alternet.org/trump-sues-business-partners/

Trump's lawsuit in Florida comes after Litinsky and Moss filed their own lawsuit against the former president in Delaware Chancery Court in February. The two investors accused Trump of orchestrating a scheme to "drastically dilute" the value of TMTG's shares in what they referred to as "11th hour, pre-merger corporate maneuvering." While Trump initially had control of 90% of the company and had 78 million shares in the company, his business partners alleged that he tried to inflate the number of shares to one billion, which would have reduced their stake to less than 1% of the company.

"[Litinsky and Moss' company was] promised 8.6 percent of this company and sadly its business partners are baselessly trying to renege," attorney, Christopher J. Clark told the Washington Post in February. "They feel like: We made Truth Social for you. You get 90 percent. But some people just aren’t happy with 90 percent."

Trump's business partners alleged that the former president's schemed to artificially create new shares to possibly then give to himself and his family members. Prior to going public last week, the SPAC that facilitated TMTG's merger told the Securities and Exchange Commission that the pending litigation could "negatively impact investor confidence and market perception."

According to Bloomberg, the fact that Trump filed a lawsuit in Florida rather than countersuing Litinsky and Moss in Delaware angered chancery court Judge Sam Glasscock III, who may sanction Trump over the suit. Glasscock was reportedly "gobsmacked" at learning of the former president pursuing separate litigation outside of his courtroom.

TFG believes that normal rules do not apply to him. This Delaware Chancery Court Judge will teach TFG lesson.
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