Knight-McDowell v. Rival Group, LLC et al
COMPLAINT with Jury Demand, filed by Gladys Knight-McDowell; and Summon(s) issued. ( Filing fee $ 400.00 receipt number 113E-6659597.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit -A, # 2 Exhibit - B, # 3 Exhibit -C, # 4 Exhibit -D, # 5 Exhibit -E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(eop) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form.
Dana Tucker Davis
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 1:58 PM
Michael Lambros; Bussert, Chris
RE: State v. Hankerson
Let me be clear – my client is NOT in possession of any intellectual property of his mother’s. He signed a statement
asserting that he has no ownership rights to her name or the intellectual property. The memorabilia and replicas are
physically in the restaurants. The restaurants are NOT under the control or management of my client. The State,
through the Receiver, has control and decision making authority regarding any requests from Mrs. Knight McDowell.
My client has no desire to fight his mother for the use of her name. He has bigger fights to handle at this time.
Dana M. Tucker Davis, Esq.
Tucker Davis Law, LLC
2675 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 215
Atlanta, GA 30339
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From: Michael Lambros [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:25 PM
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Dana Tucker Davis
Subject: State v. Hankerson
Thank you for your patience in waiting for my response. I have received conflicting
information/claims related to the intellectual property rights and ownership rights of certain
memorabilia purportedly owned by your client. My understanding is that Hankerson’s is
claiming ownership of some if not all of the memorabilia. Further and I know he signed the
release but I have been told by counsel that the corporations/businesses and/or Hankerson do
have the rights to use the intellectual property. All to say this seems to be a battle between your
client and her son and his companies.
In addition, the Receiver has control of the businesses’ assets and probably needs to be
involved in this discussion. If your client, the Defendants and the Receiver reach some
understanding on the matter the Plaintiff will most likely have no objection.
It may be best for your client to intervene in the action to pursue the relief she is seeking.
Otherwise we can serve her with the complaint or you can acknowledge service and file an
answer or claim. Lambros.
MICHAEL G. LAMBROS
The Lambros Firm, LLC
1355 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
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