Stab Magazine | Jeff Clark And Co. Owe $33k For Mavs Contest

Jeff Clark And Co. Owe $33k For Mavs Contest

And thirty days to pay after Judge rules in Cartel Management’s favor.

news // Mar 30, 2018
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After a historically shitty winter in California, the hits just keep coming for Maverick’s pioneer Jeff Clark.

Recent court documents show that a United States bankruptcy judge ordered Maverick’s Invitational Inc. —a company comprising Clark, his wife, and partner Brian Overfelt—to pay Griffin Guess’s Cartel Management a cool $32,909.85.

According to Judge Deborah J. Saltzman’s ruling, dated March 13, the settlement (specifically for the $32,909.85) is to recoup legal fees, after Clark and company apparently submitted a false version of the Intellectual Property License Agreement when Cartel acquired the company and the permits for the Maverick’s contest, back in 2014.

Oh, and the judge says the cash is due in the next 30 days.

“I don’t know where that $32,000 is going to come from,” Overfelt recently told the Half Moon Bay Review, admitting the group didn’t have the dough on hand to cover the settlement.

“Why did we run the event (all those years in the past)? We didn’t just give (Cartel) the permit.” he added. 

Overfelt also seemed to assert that the case wasn’t over, and they’d continue to fight. Sources close to the case indicate that would be an unwise decision, as it would just continue to rack up more expenses.

“I just want to move forward and for (Cartel) to leave our community alone,” Overfelt said. “Let’s move onward and upward.”  

Last year the WSL seized control of the politically charged big-wave contest, in hopes of dusting off the bad vibes and drama that have plagued the event the last few years, and bring some much-needed, and deserving prestige back to the Bay Area.

Unfortunately, the Pacific Ocean had other plans. We’ll have to wait until next winter to see what the next play is up there. 


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