Following two pre-trial defeats, Chris Principe’s defamation lawsuit against Tim Curry is heading to mediation.

As per a January 10th filing, ADR Program staff have assigned a Panel Mediator in the case.

As per Californian law,

parties in every civil case must participate in one of … three Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options.

The ADR option selected for Principe’s case would appear to be “mediation with a neutral selected from the Court Mediation Panel”.

After being denied both an entry for default and harassment injunction, Principe will enter mediation with a considerably weaker position.

Not to mention the knowledge that the company backing him is in crisis, and that should he pursue to trial he’ll most likely lose.

An individual openly associating with Ponzi schemes and then successfully suing anyone who brings attention to it for defamation? Yeah, not buying it.

As per the January 10th notice the Panel Mediator will contact both parties within thirty days and schedule mediation to take place no later than August 7th, 2018.

Stay tuned…


Update 12th April 2018 – As per a March 30th agreement, a settlement between Chris Principe and Tim Curry has been reached.