George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste and Brian Stoltz, both individually and as members of PBS, LLC, need OUR help. Please read carefully through the following information.
They have been sued by their former management company, Higsteppin' Productions, LLC, owned by Phil Stepanian, for a huge sum of money (more than a half-million dollars, yes, that's right, over a half-million dollars), which they do not have, or believe that they owe.
Both Porter and Stoltz have had to file for bankruptcy protection, and they risk losing their homes, assets, and life's work. GEORGE MAY LOSE HIS ROYALTIES AND PUBLISHING RIGHTS! As y'all already may know, through their work collectively and individually with the Meters, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint (to name just a few), these wonderful musicians have contributed an immeasurable amount to the cultural landscape of New Orleans, America and the world.
In order to help try and raise funds to try and save their homes, assets and royalties from being lost in the bankruptcy, and to also help cover the considerable legal expenses (lawyers, accountants, experts, filing fees, etc.) already incurred in dealing with the allegations in the lawsuit, as well as expenses that will be incurred as the litigation proceeds, a "CHIP-IN" account has been started to raise the funds needed to succeed in this litigation.
Please click the link and contribute what you can and please pass this on and post this link on your social media networks. If you need further information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All funds will be used to help George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste and Brian Stoltz pay the high costs of this litigation and to save their homes and personal assets from bankruptcy.
SavePBS.org is a website dedicated solely to assisting George Porter Jr., Brian Stoltz and Russell Batiste Jr. (aka PBS - Porter Batiste Stoltz) in this time of legal and financial trouble. Its purpose is to raise money that will be used solely to:
Phil Costa has volunteered his time to assist as the administrator of the website. Among other qualifications, Phil is a life-long native of New Orleans, a former City Attorney, an adjunct Professor at Tulane University, and a music aficionado who has religiously attended each and every N.O. JazzFest, since its inception. If you have any questions about how your contribution will be used or handled, please feel free to contact him at email@example.com.