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I still do not have the car,
nor the car's paperwork, In April 2009. Update/clarification: It took
nearly seven years since this litigation began, and in late 2016 the court
finally compelled the Pronmans to turn over the 1969 Dodge Superbee A12 that I
paid for. Even with the court's recent intervention, the car is still not in my
possession. After paying thousands of dollars more to the Pronman's friend, Bob
Cabral, for what he claimed was an unpaid storage agreement with Dan Pronman, my
agent was able to pick up the car and transport it to a safe location in Canada.
The problem now lies with getting the car into the USA. The Pronmans never
transferred the car's Ontario title into their name from the previous owner.
Basically I have a bill of sale from their unlicensed automobile dealer company
Movie Star Muscle Cars, and the official Ontario ownership document indicating
the car still belongs to Legendary Motorcars (the party that the Pronmans
purchased the car from). It is my understanding that this mismatch in paperwork prevents the ability to
transport the car across the border. Technically I still do not have possession
of the car, although neither do the Pronmans thanks to the judge's order.
The litigation is ongoing. My initial civil suit against them in
Florida state court continues be dragged out by every conceivable game they can
I've never met anyone more
litigious than the Pronmans. For those keeping tabs, here are the multiple
- State case brought against
the Pronmans by Styles in August 2009:
Styles v. Movie Star Musclecars et al (CASE NO.: 09-043833 (02)).
This 6-year old case is still ongoing. The Pronmans and their first attorney, Mark P. Bockstein, were sanctioned ~
$11,000 for their frivolous argument that they were Canadians and that
Florida did not have jurisdiction over them. Dan's wife Ronabeth Zand-Pronman,
was sanctioned $348
relating to a deposition non-appearance. In the fall of 2014, their second
attorney, Lorne Kaiser, withdrew.
In April 2015, a third attorney,
began to represent the corporate
defendant, and the Pronman brothers continued to represent themselves "pro se."
In July, Ostrow noticed that he'd represent the Pronmans, in addition to the
corporation and they retained
Christopher O'Toole, their fourth attorney in this case, to represent
the Pronman brothers, but not the corporation.
- Believe it or not, the
paltry $11,000 in sanctions that we were awarded was actually appealed by
the Pronmans and Bockstein by Lorne Kaiser to the 4th District Court of
Appeals. On 3/4/2015 the Pronmans lost their appeal on the
sanctions, but instead of losing with
dignity, on 3/19/2015, they actually filed a motion for reconsideration with the 4th DCA.
No surprise, their motion for reconsideration was denied, and we collected
on the bond they posted when they filed the appeal.
As of October 15, 2016,
after a failed attempt to add punitive damages, the Pronmans' third and fourth attorneys, Gary Ostrow and Christopher O'Toole
Christine Young, is now the fifth attorney on the case as we enter
summary judgment stages and then prepare for trial. If her name sounds
familiar, it's because she's the daughter of Patrick Dale Young, the
Pronmans' close friend that created that nasty, slanderous retaliatory
website against me back in the summer of 2010.
- Canadian defamation case
brought against Styles by the Pronmans in November 2009:
Movie Star Musclecars, et al v. Styles (500-17-054189-090).
The Pronmans' attorney withdrew and the Pronmans abandoned the case. The
court penalized the Pronmans an amount of $3,554.30.
- After abandoning the
defamation case in Canada, the Pronmans turned their defamation claims into
a counter-claim on the state case.
- Federal case brought
against Styles by the Pronmans in July 2012: Pronman et al v. Styles et al
(12-80674-CIV-MARRA) During the case. the Pronmans first attorney withdrew, then they hired
two more attorneys; one was sanctioned $3,500 for compromising ethics and
doing what the Pronmans demanded. The other was smart enough to withdraw,
though the Pronmans filed a meritless bar complaint against him. The
Pronmans claimed poverty and asked the court to grant them a free lawyer,
though none were foolish enough to step up. The Pronmans continued pro se, though we're pretty sure
they were getting legal assistance (they just wanted to continue to get the
leniency that their pro se status afforded them). After a 2.5 day bench
trial in May 2015, it was over.
Judgment in favor of Styles.
- In mid-2015, the Pronmans
filed another frivolous suit against Styles in Florida state court, alleging
- This case was initially
filed in Broward County, a county in which held no jurisdiction over any of
the alleged claims. We successfully argued to have it transferred to Palm
- Once in Palm Beach County,
we successfully argued to have the Lis Pendens removed from Samantha's
primary residence. The judge agreed that the Pronmans overstepped their
bounds by 'clouding the title to her home.'
- On April 14, 2016, the
judge again halted the Pronmans'
shenanigans by indefinitely staying this case.
Let there be no
misunderstanding. I will see all of this through to the end so that no one
else is ever defrauded by the Pronman brothers. Whatever it takes; whatever it costs;
long it lasts. I have made this my personal mission. This is my commitment to the hobby and
automotive enthusiasts around the
Note: Up through early 2011, I
had been updating this blog with the detailed happenings of the lawsuit I
brought against them. While their antics and lies would make for a great series
on television, I simply do not have the bandwidth to keep this page updated. I
apologize to all those that were originally following along.