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Bail Bond Agent Sues Dog the Bounty Hunter TV Show

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Dog the Bounty Hunter makes the news once again.  Last time we checked he was doing the suing, now Dog is being sued. Duane “Dog” Chapman claims that he is “the world’s most famous bounty hunter” in large part due to the popular TV series: “Dog the Bounty Hunter”. To prove this point, Dog and his family cast members sued the law firm they hired for legal services related to the A&E television series. Their claim is the law firm they hired to represent them in legal matters related to the show breached their fiduciary responsibilities by illegally paying out commissions to an unlicensed talent agent for over 10 years.  In other words, Dog and his family don’t take kindly to someone else taking a cut on his profits from the show.

Now the tables have turned and Bobby Brown who is a Colorado Springs bail bonds agent is suing the creators of the TV series for $75,000 in damages.  Brown, the bail bondsman, claims that he appeared in more that 40 episodes of the show and was only paid $6000 in total and was never compensated for the episodes shot in Colorado.  Brown feels that he was used by the show’s creators for their own gain without fulfilling promises of compensation for his contributions to the show.

In a related story, Dog and his wife have got Randy Quaid, famous Hollywood Actor, in their bounty hunting sights.  Randy Quaid and his wife have skipped bail in the US on a $5,000 vandalism charge and are asking for asylum in Canada.  The Chapmans are also in Canada apparently looking for Quaid but claim they will not apprehend him in Canada.  Lessons learned we surmise from their arrest in Mexico during another famous person manhunt across US borders. Where by the way, they posted bail and left the county seeking asylum in the US from Mexican authorities after their arrest in Mexico.

Dog the Bounty Hunter Posts Bail Bond for Nicholas Cage

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Can we stand one more story about a celebrity meltdown? Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested Saturday in New Orleans on charges of public drunkenness, domestic violence, and disturbing the peace. (Is making bad movies a bailable offense?) Apparently the bad boy star of both memorable films ( Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) and box office bombs ( 8mm, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) was taken into police custody after grabbing his wife’s arm and insisting that they were renting the address in front of them (they weren’t) trying to pull her inside. When police arrived on the scene, an obviously inebriated Cage dared the cops to arrest him ( how can that not end badly?). The local law was willing to let it go, telling Cage to go home, when he repeated his dare, and the cops willingly obliged.

Bail was set at $11,000 for the man also known as Charlie Sheen’s best friend ( that’s a character reference?) which was posted by none other than reality TV show star Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, well known bail bondsman, and no stranger to legal problems himself. Within 8 hours, Cage was released.

‘Dog” was quoted as saying he was a dedicated fan of Mr. Cage, and refused to grant any interviews about his client. He claimed to just be doing his duties as a bail bondsman, and it had nothing to do with his show, he was merely ‘making a living.’  He explained that there were two sides to his job: releasing clients after they have been arrested, and picking them up if they don’t appear in court. He did not believe that the latter would be the case with Nicolas Cage.

Following Cage’s bail-out, “Dog’s” wife Beth posted a message on her Twitter account stating that her client was released after 8 hours from the New Orleans jail, stating that she felt it was a long time. Typically, 8 hours is NOT a long time to be released on bail, there are county jails in California where 12 to 24 hours are the norm.