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Wedding Video in Bodrum in Turkey Triggers Breach of Contract Suit and Magistrate Question

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 20 – Amit Patel paid $76,275 in advance for Clane Gessel Studio to photograph and video record his daughter Anisha Patel's May 2022 wedding in Bodrum, Turkey.  

But Clane Gassel, Patel says, at the eleventh hour demanded to be put up at the Mandarin Hotel Bodrum (and not Doubletree), and to have another photograph work on the shoot. 

 Patel hired a replacement, and sued Gassel and his company for breach of contract. 

On November 20, 2023, new U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Robyn F. Tarnofsky held a conference. Inner City Press covered it.  

Plaintiff's counsel suggested that Gessel's motion to dismiss be withdrawn without prejudice, and that a settlement conference or mediation be scheduled.

Gessel's lawyer said he had to speak with his client. Judge Tarnofsky asked for to be informed of the parties' positions by Monday, November 27 at 5 pm.

  The case is Patel v. Clane Gessel Studio, 22-cv-10964 (Woods / Tarnofsky)


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