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Saturday, December 9, 2023
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Actor, Shot in the Head, Seeks Relief

NEWTON, N.J. (CN) - An actor in a Wild West show who was shot in the head by a handgun that "should have been loaded with blanks," claims a corporation and a man are transferring assets to make it harder for him to collect judgment.

Scott Harris says he was severely wounded in the July 7, 2007 accident. He sued James Stabile and Cheyenne Corp. in Sussex County Court.

According to the complaint, Stabile is a plaintiff in other litigation, in which Stabile seeks "a buyout of his shareholder interests, dissolution and liquidation of the Stabile Companies and other relief."

Harris claims that Stabile's lawsuit was settled in January, in part by allowing five lots in Byram Township to be transferred from Cheyenne to Stabile. Harris claims this transfer does not protect the interest of creditors such as him. He claims "the total assets of Cheyenne Corp. and the total assets of the Stabile Companies will be diminished by the value of the real estate transferred to James Stabile."

Harris adds that Cheyenne Corp. "did not receive proceeds or other assets of reasonable value in exchange for transferring its real estate to James Stabile."

Harris seeks declaratory judgment, constructive trust and an injunction. He is represented by Andrew Fraser with Laddey, Clark & Ryan of Sparta, N.J.

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