Brandon Jones was terminated after PulteGroup, a top American homebuilder, determined that Jones had breached its Ethical Code of Conduct when The Pulte Family first brought to the attention that PulteGroup's human resources division had missed Jones's engagement with porn, commenting on the company's stock performance without legal disclosure, and using fake identities to attack former Pulte Homes directors and The Pulte Family itself.
CEO Ryan Marshall, a personal friend of Brandon Jones, was forced to terminate the incoming COO, who was widely viewed as his successor.
The Pulte Family sends a confidential correspondence to PulteGroup Board members, privately notifying them of the incoming COO's behavior.
Bill Pulte sues PulteGroup executive Brandon Jones for defamation and other serious civil claims in Florida State Court.
The Pulte Family sends a confidential correspondence to PulteGroup Board members, privately notifying them of the General Counsel Todd Sheldon's misuse of Board confidential information by deleting his personal Twitter account after The Pulte Family informed the board about the incoming COO's behavior on Twitter.
PulteGroup Board of Directors determine that the Ethical Code of Business Conduct was violated and terminate CEO Ryan Marshall's second-in-command, Brandon Jones.
General Counsel Todd Sheldon introduced PulteGroup-affiliated firm Shutts & Bowen LLP Construction Law firm out of Orlando’s John H. Dannecker as Sheldon's own personal representation for any legal correspondence.
Tom Folliard, Chairman of the Board of Directors, issued a public statement declaring the Horn-Hairston probe into Executive Jones’s harassment campaign of The Pulte Family was complete. Events that followed proved that statement to not be complete.
The Pulte Family sends correspondence to the Audit Committee from PulteGroup Board members requesting a copy of the "John Horn Probe Report", the report that details the findings of PulteGroup's investigation into Jones's actions. The request is denied under the false assertion that the probe report into harassment is privileged.
10 days after the investigation finding of the "John Horn Probe Report", which Michelle Hairston is believed to be a key member of the investigation, PulteGroup CEO Ryan Marshall informed employees that Mrs. Hairston would be resigning from the company due to the completion of HR software. Employees left confused.
The Pulte Family reached out to PulteGroup CEO Ryan Marshall to inform him that the company website is misleading employees and shareholders with Michelle Hairston still being featured on the website as #4 executive of the company after no longer being with the company for a month.
After not receiving a response from PulteGroup's CEO the Pulte Family reached out to the Board's Compensation and Management Development Committee to report the misleading and false representations being made on the company website to employees and shareholders.
Around 12:15pm EST the entire PulteGroup website was taken offline. This coming just over an hour after The Pulte Family reached out to the Board.
Just before 5:00pm EST Michelle Hairston was no longer reflected as a senior executive of PulteGroup on the company website.
The Pulte Family sends a confidential correspondence to PulteGroup Board members, privately notifying them of their growing concern of the executive management staff at PulteGroup and their ability to manage the company with recent events and the loss of 2 key positions in the company.
Jones tried to move the case to Federal Court but the Federal Judge rejected Jones's effort. Affirms Florida State Court as proper venue.
Florida State Court allows Pulte Family to subpoena Twitter for PulteGroup General Counsel Todd Sheldon's records above the vocal objections of Brandon Jones. Suspicions continue to surmount.
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