Banks Law Office Response To Eugene Register Guard Article On Scott McKee

James Scott McKee Guilty Plea as Reported In Eugene Register Guard- Not the Full Story.

The Eugene (Oregon) Register- Guard ran a story on November 2, 2013 regarding the guilty plea of James Scott McKee. That story referenced our firm’s civil lawsuit on behalf of investors in the Master Private Equity Fund and the Master Fixed Income Fund in which they seek a refund of their investments on grounds that those investments were grossly misrepresented to them. The case is Evans v. Master Private Equity Fund, and is filed in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Although the Register Guard saw fit to call the attorneys for Steve Master and Scott McKee, it never called our firm to inquire into our pending lawsuit. The Register -Guard article does not tell the full story. It suggests that our lawsuit over the Master funds is based entirely on the actions of Scott McKee, which is not true. We invite readers to review the complaint and draw their own conclusions. A link to the complaint is here. Readers interested in the article’s one-sided report that Master is moving to have the case dismissed should review the actual request and our response. The focus of the motion is to force our clients, the McKee investors, to re-file the case in New York City, because of the costs to the victims of having a trial in New York.

Banks Law Office has been representing investors who made investments through companies associated with McKee and Master since early 2012. We alerted the Eugene Police Department of our concerns for people who had invested through McKee at that time, and have fully cooperated with the police and the district attorney’s office while working to recover investment losses for our clients.

1. Complaint

2. Motion to Change Venue

3. Plaintiffs’ Response