Wedge LIVE prevails in legal action

The legal effort to defend Wedge LIVE from Carol Becker has ended in victory. In a settlement reached late Monday, and fully executed yesterday, Becker has acknowledged my ownership of the name “Wedge LIVE.” Additionally, Becker has agreed that she will “never assert any claim to these marks in the future.” Other details of the settlement agreement must be kept confidential.

As a result, I have dismissed my lawsuit against Becker that was previously pending in Hennepin County District Court.

I am confident that our vigorous defense in this case serves as a deterrent to future unlawful attacks on Wedge LIVE.

Though I have put this lawsuit behind me, I maintain my strongly held belief that Carol Becker has embarrassed herself and the City of Minneapolis; she has brought dishonor to the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

I am sincerely grateful for the support and kindness shown to me by so many people. This malicious act was intended to cause stress and financial burden — but it didn’t. 

One final thank you to my excellent lawyer — and new friend — Scott Flaherty, for always looking out for me.

It is my hope that I can go back to a life of not needing a lawyer. I look forward to spending a carefree and happy holiday season with my loved ones in the beautiful Wedge neighborhood of Minneapolis.