Time is on your side. Details of the timeline:

May 21, 2002: Deposit of $12,500.00 paid by Rompeolas as a good faith 10% deposit with offer for a Ruben Blades date for Puerto Rico. ( I asked for an upfront 10% binder because because they had already dropped the ball on a previous offer for Ruben and I did not want to present another offer to Ruben unless I was sure they were serious)

May 30, 2002: Ruben Blades concert contract for Puerto Rico is drafted.

June 7, 2002: Deposit of $62,500 for Ruben Blades concert in Puerto Rico is due but not received.

June 27, 2002: 2nd Ruben Blades concert deposit paid in the amount of $20,000.00 paid by Rompeolas / Cesar Sainz.

October 3, 2002: 3rd Ruben Blades concert deposit paid in the amount of $20,000.00 paid by Rompeolas / Cesar Sainz.

October 29, 2003: Final Ruben Blades concert deposit paid in the amount of $10,000.00 paid by Rompeolas / Cesar Sainz.

December 7, 2002: Ruben Blades concert in Puerto Rico officially cancelled.

December 10, 2002: Wire Transfer #1 for $25,000.00 from M&M to Ruben Blades Productions for Cancelled Puerto Rico Concert.

Wire Transfer #2 for $25,000.00 from M&M to Ruben Blades Productions for Cancelled Puerto Rico Concert.

January 14-16, 2003: Morgalo at military training in Fort Indian Town Gap, PA.

January 16, 2003: Received Army Issued Warning Order (WARNO) Morgalo resigns as CEO of Company.

January 16 - 21, 2003: Morgalo Reporting to Army Reserve Unit preparing for Deployment.

January 18, 2003: Surprise birthday and going away party at Morgalo's house.

January 20, 2003: E-mail from Arturo Martinez to Willie Colon regarding availability for May 3rd event.

January 21, 2003: Morgalo's birthday and reports to active duty.

Proposal Letter from Ariel Rivas to Arturo Martinez regarding Siembra Concert.

January 22, 2003: Siembra Concert confirmation from Arturo Martinez to Ariel Rivas and Cesar Sainz.

1st Draft of Siembra concert contract is drafted by Arturo Martinez

2nd Daft of Siembra concert contract is drafted by Arturo Martinez

3rd Draft of Siembra concert contract is drafted.

February 27, 2003: 1st Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $72,500.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas..

March 7, 2003: 2nd Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $15,000.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas.

Wire Transfer from M&M to Ruben Blades Productions $28,125.00 for Siembra concert.

Wire Transfer from M&M to El Malo, Inc. / Willie Colon $31,250.00 for Siembra concert.

March 25, 2003: 3rd Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $60,000.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas.

March 26, 2003: 4th Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $20,000.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas.

March 31, 2003: Wire Transfer from M&M to El Malo, Inc. / Willie Colon $31,250.00 for Siembra concert.

April 8, 2003: 5th Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $7,500.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas.

April 22, 2003: 6th Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $25,000.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas.

April 24, 2003: 7th Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $10,000.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas.

April 29, 2003: 8th Siembra concert deposit paid in the amount of $25,000.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas.

Arturo Martinez attempts suicide. Hospitalized for 10 days.

April 30, 2003: Final Siembra concert deposit in the amount of $52,500.00 paid by Dissar Productions / Ariel Rivas. (this last deposit was made just three days before the Siembra concert).

Wire Transfer from M&M to Ruben Blades Productions $40,000.00 for Siembra concert.

Note: Total Siembra concert deposits equal to $287,500.00 not the contracted amount of $350,000.00. The difference is $62,500.00.

May 3, 2003: Siembra Concert with Ruben Blades and Willie Colon takes place.

May 5, 2003: Juan Toro is given access to M&M bank accounts. According to Ruben Blades $49,835.00 is paid to him from the bank account funds.

May 10, 2003: Letter from Ruben Blades to Willie Colon regarding Ruben paying Willie.

Letter from Ariel Rivas to Ruben Blades.

August 22, 2003: Arturo Martinez goes to prison.

July 3, 2004: Morgalo returns from deployment almost a year after the Siembra concert.

The Legal Battle:

May 4, 2007: Willie Colon files lawsuit against Ruben Blades in Puerto Rico.

May 7 or 8, 2007: Ruben Blades at press conference in Panama.

April 22, 2008: Arturo Martinez' first deposition held at the D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston, Georgia.

May 1, 2008: Morgalo files defamation lawsuit against Ruben Blades and Ruben Blades Productions, Inc. in the Southern District of New York. (docket #1)

June 5th, 2008: Ruben Blades files a cross-claim against Morgalo in the Puerto Rico case. (docket #49)

August 8, 2008: Morgalo's defamation case against Ruben Blades is transferred from New York and consolidated with the Puerto Rico case. (docket # 58).

October 23, 2008: Arturo Martinez is released from prison.

April 21, 2009: Willie Colon's deposition in Puerto Rico.

April 22, 2009: Ruben Blades' first deposition in Puerto Rico.

February 26, 2010: Ariel Rivas' deposition taken in the offices of Juan Saavedra Castro in Puerto Rico.

March 31, 2010: Defamation case against Ruben Blades dismissed by Judge Justo Arenas.

April 5, 2010: Default Hearing before the Hon. Judge Justo Arenas at the Federal Court of Puerto Rico.

May 6, 2010: Colon voluntarily dismisses his case against Ruben Blades, Robert Morgalo and Martinez, Morgalo and Associates, Inc.

May 17, 2010: Trial of Ruben Blades cross-claim against Morgalo begins and ends when Blades requests to open discovery and use documents they previously asked the court to deny Morgalo to use at trial.

May 18, 2010: Arturo Martinez' second deposition held in the offices of Juan Fronteras and Israel Alicea.

May 19, 2010: Ruben Blades' second deposition in the offices of Juan Fronteras and Israel Alicea.

May 20, 2010: Morgalo's deposition at the offices of Pamela Gonzalez in Puerto Rico.

October 21, 2010: Court rules that Ruben Blades has no standing to sue Robert Morgalo. (docket #257)

November 17, 2010: Morgalo makes first public statement to the press.

December 7, 2010: Morgalo makes offer to Ruben Blades for all parties to drop all litigation and just walk away with no money.

December 10, 2010: Blades turns down offer from Morgalo.

December 28, 2010: Blades loses Summary Judgment against Morgalo. (docket # 264)

December 27, 2011: Morgalo wins Summary Judgment against Ruben Blades. (docket # 291)

February 27, 2012: Morgalo wins appeal. 1st Circuit Court of Appeal rules that Judge abused his discretion. (docket 00116339221)

Decisiones

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