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USCF Agrees to Settle Lawsuits with Susan Polgar and Paul Truong
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By USCF Executive Board
January 23, 2010
The USCF announced it has agreed to a settlement with Susan Polgar and
Paul Truong stemming from lawsuits filed by both parties. Polgar’s
lawsuit, filed in August 2008, alleged libel, slander, defamation and
other claims. USCF’s California lawsuit, adding claims against Susan
Polgar in October 2008, alleged email hacking and wire fraud. The USCF
also filed an Illinois lawsuit against Susan Polgar and Paul Truong to
remove them as Executive Board members and end their relationship with
the USCF for not acting in the best interests of the USCF.

Under the settlement agreement, all named parties except Gregory
Alexander and Sam Sloan have agreed to dismiss all claims and
counter-claims in the actions in Texas and California. The Illinois
lawsuit will end with a judgment confirming that Susan Polgar and Paul
Truong are no longer Executive Board members. The USCF’s civil case
against Alexander for email hacking and wire fraud continues, and
Alexander is also facing similar federal criminal charges in California.

As part of the settlement, Polgar and Truong have agreed to never
contest the USCF Executive Board’s action in revoking their USCF
memberships; acknowledge that they are no longer members of the USCF or
members of the USCF Executive Board; agree to never seek, run for, or
accept a leadership position in the USCF; and will never contest the
Delegate’s actions that ratified the decisions of the USCF Executive
Board at the August 2009 Annual Delegates Meeting.

Under the settlement, the USCF will allow Polgar and Truong to be
playing, non-members of the USCF and will be listed as “Playing
Non-Member Status.”

The USCF Insurer, Ansur America Insurance Company, a member of
Frankenmuth Financial Group, has agreed to provide $131,000 to the USCF
and $39,000 to Polgar’s attorneys.

The USCF is pleased that this matter is finally settled and that no USCF
funds will go to Polgar and Truong. Additionally, the USCF receives
$131,000 to agree to a settlement.

The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization devoted to
extending the role of chess in American society. The USCF promotes the
study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and
enjoyment, but also as a means for the improvement of society. It
informs, educates, and fosters the development of players (professional
and amateur) and potential players. It encourages the development of a
network of institutions devoted to enhancing the growth of chess, from
local clubs to state and regional associations, and it promotes chess in
American schools
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On Jan 23, 11:35*am, MrVidmar wrote:
USCF Agrees to Settle Lawsuits with Susan Polgar and Paul Truong
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By USCF Executive Board
January 23, 2010
The USCF announced it has agreed to a settlement with Susan Polgar and
Paul Truong stemming from lawsuits filed by both parties. *Polgar’s
lawsuit, filed in August 2008, alleged libel, slander, defamation and
other claims. *USCF’s California lawsuit, adding claims against Susan
Polgar in October 2008, alleged email hacking and wire fraud. *The USCF
also filed an Illinois lawsuit against Susan Polgar and Paul Truong to
remove them as Executive Board members and end their relationship with
the USCF for not acting in the best interests of the USCF.

Under the settlement agreement, all named parties except Gregory
Alexander and Sam Sloan have agreed to dismiss all claims and
counter-claims in the actions in Texas and California. *The Illinois
lawsuit will end with a judgment confirming that Susan Polgar and Paul
Truong are no longer Executive Board members. *The USCF’s civil case
against Alexander for email hacking and wire fraud continues, and
Alexander is also facing similar federal criminal charges in California.

As part of the settlement, Polgar and Truong have agreed to never
contest the USCF Executive Board’s action in revoking their USCF
memberships; acknowledge that they are no longer members of the USCF or
members of the USCF Executive Board; agree to never seek, run for, or
accept a leadership position in the USCF; and will never contest the
Delegate’s actions that ratified the decisions of the USCF Executive
Board at the August 2009 Annual Delegates Meeting.

Under the settlement, the USCF will allow Polgar and Truong to be
playing, non-members of the USCF and will be listed as “Playing
Non-Member Status.”

The USCF Insurer, Ansur America Insurance Company, a member of
Frankenmuth Financial Group, has agreed to provide $131,000 to the USCF
and $39,000 to Polgar’s attorneys.

The USCF is pleased that this matter is finally settled and that no USCF
funds will go to Polgar and Truong. *Additionally, the USCF receives
$131,000 to agree to a settlement.

The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization devoted to
extending the role of chess in American society. *The USCF promotes the
study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and
enjoyment, but also as a means for the improvement of society. It
informs, educates, and fosters the development of players (professional
and amateur) and potential players. It encourages the development of a
network of institutions devoted to enhancing the growth of chess, from
local clubs to state and regional associations, and it promotes chess in
American schools


How much did USCF have to spend on legal fees? And is Kronenberger
getting his fees paid by USCF or Polgar?

Also, if further 'dirt' comes out of the criminal investigation or
civil suit against Alexander that implicates Polgar and or Truong, is
USCF prohibited from pursuing litigation against them?

And what of the Mottershead report? Since the Board of Delegates
accepted the MR as valid, and Polgar and Truong cannot contest their
decisions, it means the report itself cannot be contested, correct?
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On Jan 23, 11:55*am, The Historian
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On Jan 23, 11:35*am, MrVidmar wrote:





USCF Agrees to Settle Lawsuits with Susan Polgar and Paul Truong
Print * E-mail
By USCF Executive Board
January 23, 2010
The USCF announced it has agreed to a settlement with Susan Polgar and
Paul Truong stemming from lawsuits filed by both parties. *Polgar’s
lawsuit, filed in August 2008, alleged libel, slander, defamation and
other claims. *USCF’s California lawsuit, adding claims against Susan
Polgar in October 2008, alleged email hacking and wire fraud. *The USCF
also filed an Illinois lawsuit against Susan Polgar and Paul Truong to
remove them as Executive Board members and end their relationship with
the USCF for not acting in the best interests of the USCF.


Under the settlement agreement, all named parties except Gregory
Alexander and Sam Sloan have agreed to dismiss all claims and
counter-claims in the actions in Texas and California. *The Illinois
lawsuit will end with a judgment confirming that Susan Polgar and Paul
Truong are no longer Executive Board members. *The USCF’s civil case
against Alexander for email hacking and wire fraud continues, and
Alexander is also facing similar federal criminal charges in California..


As part of the settlement, Polgar and Truong have agreed to never
contest the USCF Executive Board’s action in revoking their USCF
memberships; acknowledge that they are no longer members of the USCF or
members of the USCF Executive Board; agree to never seek, run for, or
accept a leadership position in the USCF; and will never contest the
Delegate’s actions that ratified the decisions of the USCF Executive
Board at the August 2009 Annual Delegates Meeting.


Under the settlement, the USCF will allow Polgar and Truong to be
playing, non-members of the USCF and will be listed as “Playing
Non-Member Status.”


The USCF Insurer, Ansur America Insurance Company, a member of
Frankenmuth Financial Group, has agreed to provide $131,000 to the USCF
and $39,000 to Polgar’s attorneys.


The USCF is pleased that this matter is finally settled and that no USCF
funds will go to Polgar and Truong. *Additionally, the USCF receives
$131,000 to agree to a settlement.


The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization devoted to
extending the role of chess in American society. *The USCF promotes the
study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and
enjoyment, but also as a means for the improvement of society. It
informs, educates, and fosters the development of players (professional
and amateur) and potential players. It encourages the development of a
network of institutions devoted to enhancing the growth of chess, from
local clubs to state and regional associations, and it promotes chess in
American schools


How much did USCF have to spend on legal fees? And is Kronenberger
getting his fees paid by USCF or Polgar?

Also, if further 'dirt' comes out of the criminal investigation or
civil suit against Alexander that implicates Polgar and or Truong, is
USCF prohibited from pursuing litigation against them?

And what of the Mottershead report? Since the Board of Delegates
accepted the MR as valid, and Polgar and Truong cannot contest their
decisions, it means the report itself cannot be contested, correct?


Cannot be contested by whom? It may be entirely self serving that the
delegates accepted the report, but would a court?

Phil Innes

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On Jan 23, 11:59*am, ChessFire wrote:

And what of the Mottershead report? Since the Board of Delegates
accepted the MR as valid, and Polgar and Truong cannot contest their
decisions, it means the report itself cannot be contested, correct?


Cannot be contested by whom? It may be entirely self serving that the
delegates accepted the report, but would a court?


Since both Polgar and Truong have 'accepted' it by not contesting it,
a court isn't needed. Note Polgar is releasing Mottershead, and failed
to name a witness to contest the MR.
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On 1/23/10 8:55 AM, The Historian wrote:


Also, if further 'dirt' comes out of the criminal investigation or
civil suit against Alexander that implicates Polgar and or Truong, is
USCF prohibited from pursuing litigation against them?


Probably. As the settlement is with Prejudice. It would likely have to
be extraordinary and not directly relating. Which is a pretty high
hurdle to overcome.

But in that case there may be additional injured parties, or criminal
accusations that can be brought to bear.

But the most likely thing is that this case is closed. And it is pretty
clear that the USCF "won" whatever there was to win in this case.


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all content snipped.

I want to ask the man of many names, Brian Lafferty, if he initiated
the disgusting name for this thread, and if so to answer my previous
questions of a year ago;

does Lafferty still contend against a court's findings in this issue?
and

what did he know about the time of his posting about the issue being
dismissed by a court's findings when he excited the subject here on
newsnet?

finally, since he admits conversation with the person who raised the
issue before the court, what were the circumstances of that?

we will thank him for sharing, but it is unlikely he will be as
forthcoming as he suggests others be

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On Jan 23, 9:21*pm, ChessFire wrote:
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I want to ask the man of many names, Brian Lafferty, if he initiated
the disgusting name for this thread,


What's disgusting about the title "USCF Settlement Statement?"
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On Jan 23, 7:28*pm, johnny_t wrote:
On 1/23/10 8:55 AM, The Historian wrote:



Also, if further 'dirt' comes out of the criminal investigation or
civil suit against Alexander that implicates Polgar and or Truong, is
USCF prohibited from pursuing litigation against them?


Probably. *As the settlement is with Prejudice. *It would likely have to
be extraordinary and not directly relating. Which is a pretty high
hurdle to overcome.

But in that case there may be additional injured parties, or criminal
accusations that can be brought to bear.

But the most likely thing is that this case is closed. *And it is pretty
clear that the USCF "won" whatever there was to win in this case.


What was there to win?
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On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:35:11 -0800 (PST), The Historian
wrote:

On Jan 23, 9:21*pm, ChessFire wrote:
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I want to ask the man of many names, Brian Lafferty, if he initiated
the disgusting name for this thread,


What's disgusting about the title "USCF Settlement Statement?"


Odds are Phil has mixed up some threads and is again confused.
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On Jan 23, 10:46*pm, Mike Murray wrote:
On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:35:11 -0800 (PST), The Historian

wrote:
On Jan 23, 9:21*pm, ChessFire wrote:
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I want to ask the man of many names, Brian Lafferty, if he initiated
the disgusting name for this thread,


What's disgusting about the title "USCF Settlement Statement?"


Odds are Phil has mixed up some threads and is again confused.


Of course. I'm waiting for the frenzied spittle-spewing his I-ness
will indulge in instead of saying "I misread the thread title."
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