Anisman also said in that motion he has evidence of a romantic relationship between he and Calkins, who denies such a bond ever existed.
Welsh said Calkins’ counterclaims were dismissed, so he chose to dismiss the case and re-file it.
“It’s around the time that we re-filed it that Mr. Calkins and TW Media began considering options to get around the lawsuit, and they decided to ignore that lawsuit,” Welsh said. “There was no attorney in the re-filed case. The attorney, Todd Poole, said he was not authorized to accept service and wasn’t representing TW Media at the time I communicated him.”
TW Media never responded to the re-filed suit, which is where the default judgment came from.
Pride Medical alleged that TW Media entered into an advertising contract with them by sharing false information, including the number of issues printed and the number of people seeing each issue. That led to Pride Medical “paying significantly more for advertising revenue than it was getting,” Welsh said.
On Oct. 20, Pride Medical came before the Superior Court of DeKalb County for a final hearing on the suit against TW Media and Fenuxe Magazine. Judge Fatima A. ElAmin ruled that Pride Medical was entitled to damages for breach of contract and attorney fees, totaling $101,391.92.
The next actions will happen in about 90 days, after which Welsh anticipates being in “full collection mode.”
“At this point Pride Medical simply wants to get its money back and it wants to get paid on the judgment it has on these entities,” Welsh said. “If we can do that without having to file suit for fraudulent conveyance, that’d be fine.”
Calkins and Sawyer were unable to be reached as of press time.
Atlanta, gay and glossy
If the transfer of ownership of Fenuxe Magazine is found by the courts to be fraudulent, it is unclear what the fate of the publication will be. Fenuxe claims a tenure as “your longest published & only source for Edgier [sic] content,” according to an email blast sent around Thanksgiving from the “Atlanta Peach, Goliath, and Fenuxe Magazine Team.”
Atlanta’s LGBT media scene found itself in a tizzy earlier this year when David At-