November 13, 2014

Litigation in the wake of the financial collapse of a Broadway musical production received substantial press coverage
Schlam Stone & Dolan, LLP has filed a civil complaint against two individuals who defrauded the producers of a musical based on the 1938 novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The defendants, Mark Christopher Hotton and Sherri Hotton, have recently been arrested by federal authorities in connection with the scheme. The complaint also names as defendants the unknown individual(s) who sent tortious and defamatory emails about the production to an angel investor who appeared at the eleventh hour to rescue the musical, causing the investor to withdraw. Schlam Stone partner Erik S. Groothuis represents the plaintiffs in the action, Rebecca Broadway L.P. v. Hotton, et al., 653659/2012, New York State Supreme Court, New York County (Manhattan).

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