So here is the long and short of it, a great local bar has some legal trouble. One of the owners of Captain Steamers, a pirate themed bar that made the news earlier this year when an employee defended the bar from being robbed with a sword that hangs behind the bar, is being sued. The worst part of it is they are being railroaded. I'm not in possession of all the facts, but as an outside party I know the trouble originated from a civil suit by Charles Cameron, the owner of Central Signs in Daytona Beach over failure to pay for signage put up at another property. Attempts were made in good faith to pay the balance for work done but were rebuffed each time.
Mr. Cameron has filed suit against more than 100 individuals and businesses in the last year alone and is well known for his predatory practices, unfortunately he has done business with several of the Circuit Court Judges for Daytona Beach and has been able to consistently secure himself a friendly court when the judge should have recused their self for a conflict of interests. The case is currently working it's way through appeals but the defendants need to raise money for competent legal defense that can push for a change of venue, flat out they will not get a fair trial from the Circuit Court Judges that serve this area and so they are planning to reach out to the community for donations. Early next week they will be putting together a donation site, they also plan events and to reach out to local groups.
On a personal level I plan to watch how things develop, report on it, and forward the information as possible. I hope anyone that reads this follows their conscience and donates when the site is up. Thanks for reading folks, and keep an eye out for updates.