Marilyn Manson may have to undergo deposition in lawsuit by former bandmate

first_imgA hearing on the law firm’s motion is set for Nov. 5. Bier’s lawyers also want to depose lawyer Allen Grodsky, a member Grodsky & Olecki.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bier’s attorneys say Manson is avoiding their deposition efforts and that they will travel on Halloween to Las Vegas, where the entertainer is scheduled to perform, in order to accommodate his tour schedule while deposing him. Manson’s lawyers argue that all routine gathering of information — including the taking of depositions — in preparation for trial of the lawsuit is halted because of an earlier dismissal motion filed by former attorneys for Manson and Bier who are also defendants in Bier’s lawsuit. Olaf J. Muller, an attorney for Bier, told Stern previously that he and his colleagues want to take Manson’s deposition to help them oppose the law firm’s dismissal motion. The motion by the law firm of Glovsky & Olecki asks that the firm be dismissed as defendants. The firm’s court papers state that comments by one of its members about Bier were made in an attempt to try and discourage him from suing and therefore cannot be the basis for claims against the law firm that include breach of fiduciary duty. Marilyn Manson likely will not know before Monday whether he will have to undergo a deposition in a lawsuit brought by his band’s former keyboardist because a judge today took the request under submission. Stephen Gregory Bier Jr., better known by the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, filed a breach of contract suit on Aug. 2 against Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner. Bier, who is seeking more than $20 million, alleges the shock rocker used money from their former band partnership to buy items ranging from Nazi paraphernalia to a $150,000 engagement ring for ex-wife Dita Von Teese. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern said today he wanted more time to think about the request by Biers’ lawyers to depose Manson and will likely have a ruling by Monday. last_img