On September 23, 2012 I received an email from a Dajon Young who wrote on behalf of his alleged “clients” Brian Takita and Nadeea Volianova.
Here’s the mail, verbatum.
I am writing on Behalf of my clients Brain Takita & Nadeea Volianova. It has come to my attention that there have been several things written about “them” or specifically Nadeea that is offensive and blemish her career. We would like this blog removed immediately to prevent any further damage done. I also have been told that you have refused payment when offered to settle this disagreement. My clients would like to offer you the “compensation” previously offered so we can all move on from this as I’m sure you do too? They are ready to discuss this issue with you or your Attorney via letter, and email. We will provide you with Parker Stanbury LLP Brian and Nadeea’s law firm and Attorneys email upon your response. My clients are prepaid to deal with you fairly without further legal involvement upon the removal of your blog and a agreed upon payment for your time. I hope we can see eye to eye, as no one wants to make this bigger then it has to be. However they have told me they will seek further legal remedies if one can not be met reasonably. Please provide us with your address and the information needed to engage you or your legal consul . Thank you for your time.
Parker Stanbury, LLP
Toll Free Number: 800 526-8585
Direct Number: 213 955-0001
The interesting thing about this letter is that, when I provided a copy of it to the law firm – Parker Stanbury, LLP – they found no association with Dajon Young, Brian Takita or Nadeea Volianova. Hmm…what could that mean?
With regard to his alleging my “refusing paypment” – I do know that an employer can not BARGAIN with an employee and set conditions, months after non-payment, such as – IF YOU TAKE YOUR BLOG DOWN – THE BLOG THAT LET THE WORLD KNOW I NEVER PAID YOU – I’LL PAY YOU AN AMOUNT I FEEL LIKE IT, AFTER THE BLOG HAS BEEN DOWN A MONTH.
It just gets better so keep on reading.
On November 16th, I met with the Department of Labor Standards. Mr. Takita was notified of the hearing but FAILED TO APPEAR. The DOL representative phoned Mr. Takita. Mr. Takita denied having received the Department of Labor Standards notice of the hearing. The DOL representative confirmed that he sent the notice to Mr. Takita’s correct address. The phone call was either dropped or Mr. Takita hung up. The Department of Labor Standards mediator called Mr. Takita again. Initially, Mr. Takita denied knowing of me. He then admitted knowing me but denied that I provided any services for him or his client. He then denied that he owed me any money. He then said, “One more thing. I tried paying her…” The Department of Labor Standards representative informed Mr. Takita that he had just incriminated himself. It just got worse from there for Mr. Takita as he repeatedly incriminated himself.
When the Department of Labor Standards mediator asked him about payment for the photos I took he stated that he didn’t ever receive any photos. When the DOL representative informed him that I have emails proving photos were sent to his client, Nadeea he then said, “Yeah but they’re useless.”
The Department of Labor Standards mediator informed Mr. Takita that, should he not settle today, and we move forward with a hearing for which he fails to attend – there would be a substantial judgement against him including penalties. Mr. Takita’s voice trembled during our 3-way, speaker-phone conversation as he said, “I just want this to all go away.” He said he wanted to settle and get it over with. In the blink of an eye, Mr. Takita changed his mind and said, “No, never mind, I’m going to get an attorney.”
The Department of Labor Standards representative ended the conversation with Mr. Takita. From what I learned today, it does not look good for Mr. Takita.
Moral of the story: If you hire someone and they perform the requested services – pay them.
To date, I have not been paid by Mr. Takita for services rendered to his client, Nadeea.