Peter Beagle supports the mission to expose and fix bad business practices by Connor Cochran. Connor is facing litigation in relation to this site – never trust info about it sourced from him.
Peter Beagle’s lawsuit against ex-manager Connor Cochran has gone to trial (with pauses) and is due to conclude in December, if there are no delays. (UPDATE: following trial, judgement may happen between now and late February 2019.)
Here’s the newly filed closing brief for the trial. It offers new details about how Cochran targeted a niche of senior citizens and defrauded Peter. After gaining control of Peter’s career, in 2006 Cochran began pitching deals with Peter’s intellectual property to investors, calling it a “Connor Cochran Venture”. He estimated Peter’s work as worth $15 billion, and sought $30 million for a 40% share. Everything was planned to make Cochran rich.
In 2008 he was able to get Peter to sign rights over to a corporation he formed (Avicenna) – but Peter received nothing for it. According to the brief, Peter was only shown the Articles of Incorporation, while the Bylaws granted all power to Cochran. This was hidden from Peter’s knowledge until he was forced to sue.