Texas court intercepts litigation between Drew Brees and jeweler, deposition of Houston witness sought

By David Yates | Nov 15, 2018

HOUSTON – An out-of-state lawsuit brought by Drew Brees and his wife Brittany against a California jeweler has spilled into a Texas court, as the defendants in the case seek the deposition a local jeweler.

Earlier this year, the New Orleans Saints quarterback filed a $9 million lawsuit against Vahid Moradi and his company, CJ Charles Jewelers, alleging Moradi misrepresented the value of diamonds the couple purchased from him.

On Oct. 14, Moradi filed a petition requesting issuance of subpoena in Harris County District Court, seeking to take the deposition of Aldo Dinelli, owner of Icon Jewels.

Moradi requests the issuance of a subpoena to cause Dinelli to appear at the Houston law firm of Skadden Arps on Dec. 6.

From 2012 to 2016, the Breeses spent $15 million on investment-grade diamonds that Moradi allegedly told them would appreciate in value.

Moradi is represented by Ann Cardenas of Skelton Woody, an Austin law firm. 

Cause No. 2018-82003

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