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Tuesday, August 30,2011

Briefs | Portions of lawsuit dismissed

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Portions of a lawsuit regarding a dispute over funds from Boulder’s 1940s WWII Ball have been dismissed.

All claims directly relating to the ball and the ball’s nonprofit organization were dismissed on Aug. 22 by Judge Ingrid Bakke, according to court filings from Boulder County District Court. The judge ruled that the plaintiff, a nonprofit board for the ball, failed to present an attorney to represent the case by the Aug. 5 deadline. 

Three people claiming to be board members of the nonprofit for the ball — Chris Dailey, Bob Dudley and Wanda Plimmer — filed a lawsuit against Khyentse James, the creator and founder of the ball, last January. James claimed that the allegations were false and that the board did not exist.

According to the filings, the plaintiffs’ initial attorney left the case in April, and the plaintiffs were advised by the court to find a substitute counsel by Aug. 5.

“Due to the fact that there are still ongoing legal issues yet to be resolved regarding this matter, it would be quite inappropriate for anyone at 1940s WWII Ball to comment,” Dudley told Boulder Weekly.

Dailey, who serves as executive director of Boulder Creek Events, did not respond to a request for comment.

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The 1940's Ball has always been James creation and heart and soul and it's success a result of her hard work, it's good to know that Dailey's attempt to takeover this very successful event is finally over and that the event will continue under James direction.