MAZ Concerts Inc.

October 23, 2007 16:57 ET

Viva Art International Ltd. & MAZ Concerts Inc.: Media Advisory

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2007) -

Attention Entertainment and Business Editors

Today, Viva Art International Limited (Viva) and MAZ Concerts Inc. (MAZ) filed a civil lawsuit in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, state of California against David Copperfield's Disappearing Inc. (DCDI), for breach of contract for canceling the South East Asia Tour at the last minute.

The cancellation occurred shortly after it had become public knowledge that David Copperfield was under investigation by a federal grand jury in Seattle, Washington for sexual improprieties, and after federal authorities executed search warrants for premises owned and/or controlled by him.

Shortly prior to the cancellation, Mr. Copperfield had demanded additional money for performing in South East Asia, which Viva & MAZ had agreed to pay under duress. Notwithstanding Viva & MAZ's agreement to pay this additional consideration, after execution of the search warrant and media blitz relating to the investigation, Mr. Copperfield informed Viva & MAZ that he would not go forward with the tour at all.

Viva & MAZ demanded the return of several million dollars that was paid into an escrow account for Copperfield's performance in South East Asia. However Mr. Copperfield, through his attorney, has refused to return any portion of the above noted sum.

The complaint seeks damages for return of all moneys on deposit both in escrow and other, as well damages for time and money expended under the contract, non-recoupable expenses and loss of all profits expected from the tour. Viva & MAZ have demanded a jury trial on all issues relating to DCDI's breach.

Contact Information

  • Morris Pickering & Peterson
    Mr. Bill Peterson
    (775) 829-6000