14 Nov

Richard Davis and Trademark Properties win Flip This House lawsuit against A&E

The 2006 lawsuit against A&E by Richard Davis and Trademark Properties of the “Flip This House” reality show has concluded with a jury verdict. After five hours of deliberation, the jury awarded Davis $4 million.

David alleged that he and A&E had a verbal agreement to split all revenue from Flip This House 50/50. After the conclusion of one season, A&E denied that they had a verbal agreement. Davis and his crew refused to film any further shows. A&E found crappy replacements, and Davis took the show to TLC, calling it “The Real Estate Pros.”

Of course, A&E is saying they’ll appeal.

23 Oct

Flip This House lawsuit update

This information is old (from early June), but since I have so many people reaching my site with searches related to Flip This House, I thought I’d print it anyway.

I wrote previously about the lawsuit between A&E and Richard Davis of Trademark Properties here and here. Most of my information was derived from a website called Flip This Lawsuit. The owner of that site summarized a June 6 hearing on summary judgment motions made by A&E. Essentially, A&E said that no written contract existed between them and Davis/Trademark, and that the verbal contract wasn’t what Davis claims it is.

Important issues decided during this hearing, per Flip This Lawsuit: Read More

03 May

Trademark Properties Is Back!

trademark.jpgRichard Davis and Trademark Properties are finally back with their new television show “The Real Deal.” The company was previously on A&E with their show Flip This House, but litigation put a stop to the show. A&E hired some really lame replacements to do the show, but it was never the same.

Now Davis is on TLC with the new show. I’ve watched the last couple of weeks, and the show is as great as ever. The crew is buying properties and fixing them up super-fast, which makes for great television. Kudos to Richard, Ginger and crew for coming back in style!

15 Jan

Flip This House Lawsuit Continued

As I mentioned in last week’s post about the A&E television show Flip This House, Richard Davis and Trademark Properties have sued A&E. Richard claims that A&E essentially stole his idea for the show and never paid him either for the idea or for the first season in which he participated.

A&E had the case removed from state court to the Federal District Court for South Carolina. Naturally, A&E denies nearly every allegation made by the plaintiffs. The network denies that any agreement similar to the one alleged by Richard and Trademark in the complaint was ever reached. They instead say the following occurred: Read More

07 Jan

Flip This House Lawsuit

Last year I became a big fan of the A&E Channel’s show called “Flip This House”. The show followed Richard Davis, and his company Trademark Properties, as they bought, renovated, and sold houses. I loved the show and Richard’s up-and-coming employee Ginger Alexander.

I waited to see new episodes. And I waited. And waited. And waited.

And finally realized there wasn’t going to be another show. At least not with Richard and Ginger. A&E had found some bogus “replacements” for the show, and it is now terrible. Read More