Paul Walker director sues loan for unpaid commissions – The Hollywood Reporter
Paul Walker’s manager is suing the late actor’s loan company for unpaid commissions from the Fast and furious franchise and other projects.
On Friday, Matt Luber and his Luber Roklin Entertainment filed a lawsuit in LA County Superior Court against Vagrant Inc., Walker’s loan company.
Luber claims he led Walker’s career for nearly two decades and that Vagrant continued to pay 5% commissions for years after the actor’s death in 2013, but the company now refuses to pay for the period from mid-2018 to today.
“There had been no problem with receiving this commission until Vagrant recently became a ‘new management’ and unceremoniously ceased making payments,” attorney John Fowler wrote in the complaint, which is published in full below. “There is no justifiable justification for the lack of payment after the uninterrupted approximately two decades.”
Luber is suing Vagrant for oral and quantum meruit breach of contract and seeks a declaration that he owes 5 percent of Walker’s gross labor earnings obtained or negotiated during his portrayal of the actor both retroactively and in the future and an account of how much this is.