LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Vicki Gunvalson ex boyfriend Brooks Ayers recently filed his answer to the federal lawsuit concerning Vicki’s Vodka, as reported exclusively on LALATE. Vicki’s Vodka (sometimes apparently with Bacon flavor) was the subject matter of the RHOC 2013 finale. That product was also the subject of a federal lawsuit filed recently against Ayers.
As reported first on LALATE, Ayers filed his answer pro se without counsel. While certainly permissible to do so, Ayers has yet to comply with local rules with the United States District Court District of Nevada, LALATE can exclusively report today. And now he has an order upon by the Court to comply, promptly.
A court order issued August 9 by the case’s magistrate judge against Brooks Ayers has been obtained exclusively by LALATE. The Court ruled the Ayers is not in compliance of local rules, namely a requirement to file a simple indication of possible interested parties in the case. “This matter is before the Court on Defendant’s failure to file a Certificate as to Interested Parties as required by […the local Rule]. The Answer (#7) [by Brooks Ayers] in this matter was filed July 23, 2013…. [The Rule] requires that counsel for private parties shall, upon entering a case, file a certificate as to interested parties, listing all persons, firms, partnerships or corporations, known to have an interest in the outcome of the case, including the names of all parent subsidiary, affiliate and/or insider of the named non-individual parties.” The Court added “If there are no known interested parties, other than those participating in the case, a statement to that effect must be filed.”
So has Brooks, representing himself, was the subject of a new order. “To date, Defendant has failed to comply”, the Court rules. “It is ordered that Defendant shall file his Certificate as to Interested Parties … no later than August 19, 2013. Failure to comply may result in the issuance of an order to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed [upon Ayers].”