Howard sues Sirius, Again

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  1. Shine

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    Howard Stern presses suit seeking $300M from his company, SiriusXM

    Shock jock who propelled satellite radio firm's growth appeals ruling on claim for stock bonuses

    Comments (1)NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 6:00 AM

    Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 6:00 AM



    [​IMG]Stephen Lovekin

    Howard Stern's arrival at Sirius marked the start of rapid subscriber growth.


    Howard Stern is ready to get Sirius. Again.
    On Monday, the satellite radio shock jock filed a brief with the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division to put in motion a highly anticipated appeal against his employer, SiriusXM Radio, for an estimated $300 million.
    Though the filing, which challenges an April 2012 court dismissal in favor of SiriusXM, has not been processed yet, a clerk at the court’s offices at 27 Madison Ave. confirmed to us that the paperwork is “in the stack” and will probably be made ready by the end of the week.
    The legal soap opera began in late 2004 when the self-proclaimed “King of All Media” announced he’d be leaving terrestrial radio to join Sirius in January 2006 for a reported $500 million over five years, plus potential stock bonuses.
    When Stern made the announcement, Sirius had a paltry 673,000 subscribers. In December 2010, Stern re-upped for another five years for a reported $400 million. Only now, Stern’s employer was SiriusXM, a name change precipitated by the 2008 merger between Sirius and its satellite competitor XM Radio Inc.
    Two years later, the company reported its subscription base had swollen to more than 20 million listeners. Claiming they were owed stock bonuses due to the company’s success, Stern’s 112 Inc. production company, along with agent Don Buchwald , filed a May 2011 lawsuit seeking the estimated $300 million.
    In April 2012, New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kapnick dismissed the case, calling the wording in Stern’s original contract with Sirius “clear” and “unambiguous.”
    The upcoming rematch should be interesting. No stranger to confrontation, Stern himself started moonlighting as a judge of sorts after joining NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in December 2011. To what degree Stern takes his case to the court of public opinion is anyone’s guess, but he has occasionally used airtime to rail against Sirius XM president Scott Greenstein , whom he accuses of having a “f—ing short memory” with regards to where SiriusXM was prior to Stern’s arrival.
    The 58-year-old star of radio, film, books and TV has a long history of using his bully pulpit to go after his bosses. In the mid-’80s while at NBC, the Queens native famously nicknamed his show’s program director, Kevin Metheny, “Pig Virus” and made him the butt of many jokes. A composite character allegedly based on Metheny was immortalized by Paul Giamatti in Stern’s 1997 hit film “Private Parts.”
    Neither reps for Stern nor Sirius XM returned our requests for comment before deadline.



    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...pany-siriusxm-article-1.1131179#ixzz22zCrG7y8
     
  2. dexterdog

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    Guess Howard is looking to take another humiliating beating.
     
  3. Shine

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    round 2 :fight:
     
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    Wiggy has no audience left. Bottom line.
     
  5. ARM

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    Notice how he started the show today with a bullshit assertion that subs were up again??? Do you really think this is a coincidence the day this second appeal lawsuit hits major publications he STARTS the show off bragging about subs?
     
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    How do we celebrate when he loses the appeal?
     
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    He is just humiliating himself now. Keep it up!
     
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    I say we throw our own block party at 101 W. 67th Street and Columbus Avenue as soon as that day's closing bell rings at 4pm.[​IMG]


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    howard is again angling for a settlement with sirius...i can't imagine why he thinks he can win after the judge dismissed this bogus suit.
    maybe this would explain his love for andrew cuomo (who could apply pressure to whatever judge is hearing this BS and let it go forward).

    sirius should fire him already. i hope when john malone takes over he deals the final blow.
     
  10. Time Bandit

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    I once won an appeal...appeals courts do not hear evidence or witnesses.
    They review the transcript to make a judgement on the validity of the appeal.
    Howard's lawyers I'm sure will ask to vacate the prior courts decision and reinstate the lawsuit.
    It will be interesting to read the appeal and see what loopholes and prior case decisions his lawyers will exploit.
    Appeal --> DENIED!
     
  11. Rob0729

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    He better hope the appellate judge doesn't read his brief late in the day or he may in trouble.
     
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    Last pic aside.......She can't understand why the Doorman doesn't respect her?
     
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    Can someone indicate to my dumbass....Is this the appeal, Or a seperate suit...Which I thought he was forbidden to do from the last decision on this clusterfuck shakedown......
     
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    It's the appeal. The first judge dismissed the suit with prejudice which prevents him from filing a new suit in any form in relationship to the money owed. All he can do is file an appeal.
     
  16. Matwiow

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    "Queens native"?
     
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    oh man ill definitely be listening to when this gets tossed out should be good times
     
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    I think both sides have interesting arguments
     
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    shut up
     
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    The Failure of his lawsuit will be our triumph . . .