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Is Russ Whitney litigious? 1 Litigious is an adjective. It means inclined to engage in lawsuits. As I am using it here, I mean someone who is inclined to threaten or file lawsuits against others or to behave in ways that inspires others to sue him. Does Russ Whitney spend more than his share of time in court? I think that' fair to say. See the various items below that appear to involve him or one or more of his companies or, in one case, his wife. These are taken from various court Web sites like the federal PACER service and the Lee County, FL Clerk' Web site. They may not necessarily be lawsuits per se. I cannot be certain that each and every one of these cases relates to whether Russ Whitney is litigious. He has used many, many company names over the years. He has also formed alliances of various types over the years with various companies like Leasecomm. In some cases, an alliance may not give Whitney authority to file a lawsuit or prevent one from being filed by the company in question. In that case, the existence of the case would not say much about his litigiousness, only about his propensity to associate with litigious people. I have repeatedly asked Whitney to tell me if there are any errors or omissions in articles like this one. He absolutely refuses "to do my homework for me" as his lawyer puts it. But they do not mind doing that exact same homework in the form of court papers. In other words, they are far more interested in having something to sue me about than they are in the accuracy of stories I contact them to check on. Seems like that is further evidence that he is litigious. Robert Allen cooperated I once did an expose of Nothing Down author Robert Allen. In the course of it, I found a number of lawsuits against him that seemed to indicate that he did not pay his bills on time. As with Whitney, I contacted him before publication to make sure the story was accurate. He said that two of the lawsuits against him were not indicative of his not paying his bills on time. Actually, it did not require any "homework." He was able to do it off the top of his head as I expect Whitney could as well. I called the opposing attorneys in the suits against Allen and confirmed that Allen was telling the truth about them and I removed those two cases from the story. I would have done the same for Whitney where appropriate, but his character does not rise to the level of Robert Allen'. I would also opine that although Allen has many faults that I have commented upon at my Web site and in my books and newsletters, litigiousness does not appear to be

one of them. Russ Whitney pretty much has the monopoly on litigiousness among real estate gurus. The following is intended to eventually be a complete list of court actions and threats that Russ Whitney and his companies have been involved in as either plaintiff or defendant. It is not complete at present. To complete it, I need readers who know of other court proceedings or threats not listed here to tell me about them. Ditto missing details of the proceedings that are listed here. Thanks, John T. Reed COLUMN HEADINGS: Date Opposing parties Case number Synopsis Court Date Opposing parties Case number Synopsis Court 1974? People of the State of New York? ? Whitney agreed to plead guilty to second-degree robbery in a plea bargain that got him a four-year prison sentence Queens, NY? June, 1981? man Whitney hit with his pickup truck Control # 46-1-84-0132 Calendar No. 84-0767 Index No. (82-0860) Whitney hit a pedestrian with his pick-up truck and left the scene without reporting the accident. A grand jury decided not to indict, but a civil jury found Russ Whitney liable on January 14, 1988 and ordered him to pay a judgment of $1,190,809.00 to the victim. Whitney avoided paying the vast majority of the judgment by threatening to declare bankruptcy. State of New York Supreme Court, County of Schenectady 8/15/95 Fun Rentals Franchises, Inc. v. Kim Fonceca 95-6108-CA-LG Fun Rentals was a Whitney company that failed suit was for conversion, breach of contract Lee County, FL Court 11/9/1995 Sgarlata, et al 6:1995cv01144 Unknown cause of action involving International Administrative Services, Inc. which is the same name as a company that is or was reportedly affiliated with Whitney U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers, FL November 29, 1995 Final judgment 12/19/1997' ' 04:08:00 Employee that Whitney got pregnant Case #95-009059CA Book Type: O Book/Page: 2901/3652 paternity and child support suit by one of Whitney' employees. Whitney lost Lee County, FL Court 12/26/95 Constatin Fontana CACE 95017180 contract indebtedness suit by Fontana against Fun Rentals Inc. and Russ Whitney Broward County, FL Court 3/11/1996' ' 03:51:00 Ketridge Mary Lou File Number 3927142 Book Type: O Book/Page: 2684/2616 Legal: CS88-6465CA,2082/569 Lee County Court Web site says this is an "Order;" no other explanation Lee County, FL Court 5/30/1996' ' 11:05:00 City of Fort Myers, FL File Number 3971282 Book Type: O Book/Page: 2710/1749 Legal: STRAP#13-44-24-P3-00409.008A Failure to pay for demolition and clean-up costs"”against Whitney' wife Lee County, FL Court March 5, 1997 Tennessee Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs Formal Action #7853 Many-count complaint about misleading advertising Read the actual final order for yourself for details. IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE AT NASHVILLE, TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF TENNESSEE 10/13/1997 Donahue Joe File Number 4256729 Book Type: O Book/Page: 2877/1622 Legal: CS95-6136CA This involved Fun Rentals Franchising, Inc., a failed Whitney business venture Lee County, FL Court 1/8/1998 Bundschu Charles C Jr' File Number 4304914 Book Type: O Book/Page: 2907/840 Legal: CS92-3775CC,OR2429/1814 Lee County Court Web site says this is a "satisfaction of judgment document;" no other explanation Lee County, FL Court 2/11/1998 various people and entities named Wicklander File Number 4324964 Book Type: O Book/Page: 2919/2570 Legal: CS97-8178CA Lee County Court Web site says this is a "notice of dismissal;" no other explanation Lee County, FL Court 4/7/1998 Fortune Financial, Inc. 2:1998cv00136 Unknown cause of action involving Precision software Services, Inc. which is the same name as a company that is or was reportedly affiliated with Whitney U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers, FL 4/15/98 5/21/98 8/24/98 Tony Hill May be related to Verias case below Minnesota 5/1/98 5/21/98 8/24/98 Veritas Communications, Inc. and an individual File number 980415066 Unknown case facts. Whitney lost two judgments Conciliation Court Hennepin County 857C Minneapolis 5/8/1998 various people and entities named Wicklander File Number 4385485 Book Type: O Book/Page: 2957/2928 Legal: CS97-81CA,NE1/4 36-44S-24E Lee County Court Web site says this is a "judgment;" no other explanation Lee County, FL Court 6/2/1998 Michigan Attorney General AG File No. 98-10060 Unfair, unconscionable, or deceptive methods, acts, or practices in the conduct of trade or commerce 9/1/1998 Lowry 2:1998cv00629 Unknown cause of action involving Professional Marketing International which is the same name as a company that is or was reportedly affiliated with Whitney U.S. District Court for the District of Utah 2/12/1998 Official Com. Cred. 6:1998cv00154 Unknown cause of action involving International Administrative Services, Inc. which is the same name as a company that is or was reportedly affiliated with Whitney U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers, FL 5/11/1998 Case is styled as: In Re: International Administrative Services, Inc. 6:1998cv00547 Unknown cause of action involving International Administrative Services, Inc. which is the same name as a company that is or was reportedly affiliated with Whitney U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers, FL 2/11/1999 Gloria F. Bonilla Lawsuit against WIN Systems, Inc. California 6/9/99 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania D. Michael Fisher Attorney General No. 392 MD99 violations of the following sub-paragraphs of '§201-3(4) of the Consumer Protection Law: v. Representing that goods or services have sponsorship, approval, characteristics, ingredients, uses, benefits, or quantities that they do not have or that a person has sponsorship, approval, status, affiliation or connection that he does not have; vii. Representing that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality or grade, or that goods are of a particular style or model, if they are of another; and ix. Advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised. Read complete case at WhitneyPA.html PA? 12/1/2000 FL Division of Unemployment Compensation File Number 5013429 Book Type: O Book/Page: 3333/900 Legal: OR3198-2787 Cancellation of a tax lien Lee County, FL Court 4/19/2001 Gagnon, et al 2:2001 cv00200 This is Matt Gagnon, operator of the Mazu.com Web site which rates business opportunities; See my article about Whitney litigation against Gagnon U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers, FL 10/04/2001 Big Creek Development Company This was a lawsuit against Russ Whitney' Wealth Intelligence Center of Atlanta, Inc. Georgia 10/15/2001 Delores Williams Bentley Michigan 10/24/2001 American International Group v. Bell 3:2001cv01954 Unknown cause of action involving Global Resource Network which is the same name as a company that Whitney was apparently associated with U.S. District Court, Southern District of California 2002? Todd Dotson ? Dotson sued Whitney. The case was settled. Later, Whitney sued Dotson. Whitney got his deposition in this case postponed at the end of April, 2005. 3/25/2002 Giles Thomas H' ' Scharger Jack' ' Hildreth Lawrence F' ' Repperger Cliff' File Number 5395057 Book Type: O Book/Page: 3607/1168 Legal: CASE#01-9464CA,DISMISSED Lee County Court Web site says this is an "Order;" no other explanation Lee County, FL Court 8/15/2002 Hughes Spradling Shelley M File Number 5537052 Book Type: O Book/Page: 3706/4500 Legal: CS02-3600SP Lee County Court Web site says this is a "judgment;" no other explanation Lee County, FL Court

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Russ Whitney is the biggest sleazbag, liar and criminal in the state of Florida!!!!!!!
I hate that man since I know people there were scammed by him and his snake oil salesmen and their scam seminars.
I hope he goes to jail again, after all he did about 8 years in prison as a convicted felon!!!
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