Storix v. Johnson | Shareholder Derivative Suit
JUDGE JOEL WOHLFEIL & JUDGE RONALD PRAGER
Johnson and another shareholder, Robin Sassi (using their combined 48% minority share of Storix), filed a shareholder derivative lawsuit on Storix's behalf against its management and 52% shareholders for abuse of control, waste of corporate resources, and breach of fiduciary duty to minority shareholders. The "Management/Defendants" (David Huffman, Richard Turner, Manuel Altamirano, David Kinney & David Smiljkovich) instructed Procopio (allegedly representing Storix's interests) to interfere and obstruct discovery in the lawsuit while illegally paying them and their personal attorneys at Wilson/Elser all of Storix's profits to defeat the company's own claims and prevent Johnson and Sassi from receiving any income to support them.
The case was assigned to Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil, who assigned Judge Ronald S. Prager as a discovery referee. Procopio's litigation misconduct and conflict-of-interest, as well as the Management/Defendants illegal use Storix funds to defeat its own claims, was brought to Judge Prager's attention in attempt to stop defendants from raiding Storix's coffers to defeat its own claims. But he discarded all evidence and found instead that Johnson wasn't entitled to any rights as a Storix director to inspect its records because he was allegedly competing with Storix, and Sassi was denied access becasue she supported Johnson in the Copyright Suit and was therefore "colluding" with him to destroy Storix - ignoring that they personally filed and funded the lawsuit on Storix's behalf.
(Johnson opposition papers with declarations & evidence too large to include)