My original article on Nova Benefit Plans and the IRS’s actions relating to welfare benefit plans it believes are abusive was posted on March 14, 2011. On April 14, 2011, I was contacted by a lawyer representing Dan Carpenter in connection with NOVA Benefit Plans and Benistar. He asked for changes to the article to clarify that all allegations made by the IRS against Nova and others were only allegations, and criminal activity had not been proven in a court of law. Those changes were made immediately to avoid any confusion.
On June 1, 2011, I was again contacted by the attorney representing Daniel Carpenter, this time threatening to sue me if I did not remove the article from my site.
The article in question was not defamatory. It simply discussed the allegations made by the IRS and the potential problems NOVA was facing, and quoted and linked to other articles on Nova and Benestar.