Mina Mar Group Inc. Friday Tips – June 17th
Posted on June 17, 2011 by Admin
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Mina Mar Group’s Lawsuit vs. Investors Hub
This week, we are dedicating this edition of Friday’s Tips to slander and misinformation chat board Investors Hub and our continued lawsuit with them. If one thinks that the agent and employee postings, and bashing on Investors Hub are the ramblings of an asylum lunatic, our subscribers are in for a treat reading this week’s update on how this public company’s “executives” organized their companies, and how these entities are operated.
There have been plenty of developments this week. It appears that Friday’s Tips aches these “executives” enormously. It seems that Investors Hub finds great joy in bashing small business owner’s dreams on their “unbiased” chat boards as they profit from the stock price plunge, but takes great offence to anyone updating their followers of any developments.
First of all, a patsy, AKA the new CEO of Investors Hub, one Sonya Branstine from Harrisonville, Missouri, was attempted to be served with legal documents in her trailer park home. She is listed at three addresses there and the legal processors could not identify her at any of the locations. Now we are left to serve her at Investors Hub’s address in Florida (a PO Box drop off or virtual office) and we will ask the court to validate service on her. Those of you that subscribe to Investors Hub’s paid service may want to rethink twice as to whom you are furnishing your credit card numbers to. This is a slippery bunch arranged in such a fashion to frusturate authorities and any legal proceedings. As the webmaster of Investors Hub, Dave Lawrence, once said “the joke is in their hands”. I think we got you, Dave, and all the various aliases and pseudos you use to post various slanderous posts.
Second of all, we decided to subpoena the two head honchos of the ADVFN “parent company” and see what they can add to this misery. Both CEO and COO (Neither us nor them were quite sure of their role within ADVFN and Investors Hub) John Hutton and Clem Chambers had been examined.
Investors Hub has proposed a settlement with Mina Mar Group. (We seemed to have offended this group and their lawyers with this disclosure; however, we feel we must do so to protect the public and in the public’s best interest.) The proposed settlement is a farce. In summary, we made a demand to moderate our own client boards. Investors Hub refused outright. It seems like the $149.00 IR fee and Investors Hub’s terms of service are a farce designed to exploit novice and unsuspecting readers. One needs to ask: why would an unbiased chat board want to control content and eliminate nonsense postings, unless there was a hidden agenda? What hidden agenda? Well there is the small matter of Matt Brown of Investors Hub being sentenced for plotting to manipulate stock prices ( http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-...nclick_check=1 ).
Investors Hub is pulling a smoke and mirror show on MMG/MMMG and the entire court proceedings, but we will batton down the hatches and stick to our guns.
In summary, it appears that in the Investors Hub and ADVFN organization the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. We find it bizarre and odd that a CEO of a public company who considers Investors Hub to be a great asset does not communicate with this asset. We believe that Investors Hub is organized in such a way to frustrate further legal proceedings and do as they see fit.
Investors Hub’s admission that Matt Brown is involved as a consultant speaks volumes (it was indicated that Mathew Brown continued to perform consulting and technical services for Investors Hub but did not have the authority of an officer to control the content and the materials posted).
What is a Webmaster?
Please see the link: http://webdesign.about.com/od/jobs/a/aa040698.htm
There is a lot to the job, a lot more than really meets the eye. This is digital media and the technical person has 110% control over digital media. We should seek an affidavit from Brown under perjury that he DOES NOT control content of digital media.
A webmaster (from web and master), also called a web architect, web developer, site author, website administrator, or webmistress for females, is a person responsible for maintaining one or many websites. The duties of the webmaster may include ensuring that the web servers, hardware and software are operating accurately, designing the website, generating and revising web pages, replying to user comments, and examining traffic through the site. Webmasters “must also be well-versed in Web transaction software, payment-processing software, and security software.”
Examination of John Hutton:
John Hutton of ADVFN was examined on June 9, 2011 with respect to his knowledge of Sonya Branstine, Robert Zumbrunnen and Matt Brown’s roles at Investors Hub.
Investors Hub has about five to nine employees who are scattered throughout the U.S. We have their names and some of the towns they reside in; however, none of the employees reside in Florida (Florida is the registered address of the corporation, Investorshub.com Inc.; however, other than having a mailing address and a UPS address, Investors Hub has no personnel located in Florida).
As such, the new patsy is Sonya Branstine. Such are the real fearless heroes. They crash and burn everything in sight and leave a woman to take the fall.
Examination of ADVFN CEO Clem Chambers:
The examination of Clem Chambers, the CEO of ADVFN, was very brief. The reason for this brevity was Mr. Chambers’ acknowledgement of full ownership of Investorshub.com Inc. He acknowledged that ADVFN had acquired Investorshub.com Inc. in 2006. He also advised that he was one of the founders of ADVFN in 1999 and that he took over as CEO in 2001. He stated that they have a number of subsidiaries, but he didn’t know how many. And we thought that clueless CEOs were only restricted to Pink Sheet companies.
Clem Chambers didn’t appear to know all the interests of the company. The operation in London, England, has about fifty employees as well as a number of other interests in the same kind of business in other parts of the world. Seems like stock bashing is a lucrative business after all.
Clem Chambers did state that Investors Hub was an important asset of theirs, that they own it completely, and that he would refuse to give Investors Hub any direction whatsoever with regards to the posters and compliance with the judgment of Belobaba of July 20, 2010.
Clem Chambers also insisted that he has little or no contact with Sonya Branstine, the President of Investors Hub, who we expected would report to Mr. Chambers on a regular basis about the activities of Investors Hub. Mr. Chambers insisted that he has rare communications with Investors Hub, if ever, that he cannot remember when he last communicated with Sonya Branstine, and that the only communications he has with Investors Hub and with any of their people, is when they gather at what he called “jamborees” in Las Vegas from time to time. They hold these meetings once to twice or more a year but, according to Mr. Chambers, they never discuss business.
It looks like Robert Zumbrunnen and the gang are at it again slandering others and being dragged into court:
In our opinion, anyone who owns any stock in ADVFN should really reconsider their holdings now.
In summary, we are into a legal question whether or not a parent who completely owns and controls the subsidiary will be responsible for the acts of its subsidiary in a defamation matter? MMMG’s position is that if a company owns 100% of another company’s shares, whether it is foreign or not, would completely control the other company, and can control any activity which is ordered by the court.