Tim Norman Responds to Lawsuit from Robbie Montgomery
Aug 12, 2016
Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 12, 2016 – Last week Robbie Montgomery of “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” fame filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis), Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant, Inc. v. James T. Norman, Sweetie Pies Hollywood, LLC, and Sweetie Pies Kitchen, LLC, against her son Tim Norman, also from “Welcome to Sweetie Pies.”
Mrs.Robbie is claiming that Tim misappropriated her accounts and funds in connection with his management of their restaurant on Manchester Ave in St. Louis, their hometown. It was stated in court documents that Tim used funds to open three Sweetie Pies restaurants and is also violating Sweetie Pie’s trademarks.
In response to the lawsuit Tim has said “In this turn of events, unfortunately, outsiders appear to be misguiding and manipulating my mother to sell our family business. It’s complicated, to say the least, as we have joint interest in various facets of the Sweetie Pies brand. I have to stay true to our brand and our business and I truly hope this disagreement can be settled between my mother and me.” Sweetie Pies and family are both very important to Tim and he only wants the best for his mother adding, “I have always, and will always, want what is best for my mother, our family, and our people. This is the risk of doing business with loved ones and I am hopeful for swift resolution.”
Tim’s lawyer, Mary Ann L. Wymore Greensfelder of Hemker & Gale, P.C. released a statement about the matter saying: “The allegations leveled by Robbie Montgomery against her son, Tim Norman, are both meritless and disappointing. Tim has worked tirelessly alongside his mother to help build the Sweetie Pie’s brand. While we strongly encouraged Ms. Montgomery’s attorneys to work with us to attempt to resolve this family dispute pre-litigation, they refused to do so. We will now defend this lawsuit vigorously and are confident that Tim will be vindicated. Additionally we are investigating where this fictitious and false claim of disappearing money was generated and will take appropriate action against the instigator.”
For media/press inquiries or to schedule an interview with Tim Norman please contact Juliette Harris at 818-321-2317