VHN-TV: Quoc Thai vs Bruce Tran, redux

Almost four months after the dispute over VHN-TV was thought to be over, another lawsuit has been filed, one more time pitting Thomas T. Nguyen, better known as Quoc Thai the entertainer and radio personality, against his nemesis Bruce Tran, again surrounded by a cast of other characters.

A new derivative suit has been filed, in which Quoc Thai the 30% shareholder is suing Bruce Tran et al. on behalf of VHN-TV the corporation. The lawsuit can be found here. It may be by coincidence or design, but either way the complaint was filed in the Orange County Superior Court on Vietnamese New Year’s Day.

The suit essentially accuses the defendants of gutting Viet Hai Ngoai-Television, Corporation (which is the full corporate name of VHN) to the detriment of Quoc Thai the minority shareholder.

What prompted this lawsuit is VAN-TV, another Vietnamese TV program headed by Tran. Whereas VHN-TV is carried nationwide on DirecTV (channel 2073), VAN-TV is broadcast locally in Southern California on KSCI’s digital channel 18.7.

Quoc Thai is a shareholder of VHN-TV, not of VAN-TV, whose full name is Vietnamese American network Television, Inc. The shareholders of VAN are alleged in the lawsuit to consist of: Bruce Tran, Suzanne Nguyen (also a shareholder of VHN-TV and a defendant in the former lawsuit), Dien Pham, and Bich Ngoc Nguyen — all named defendants in the new lawsuit.

Quoc Thai’s complaint claims that the individual defendants are bleeding VHN dry and channeling (pun intended) VHN’s money, personnel, and resources to VAN-TV.

Although not so stated in the lawsuit, presumably the alleged motivation was so that the defendants won’t have to give Quoc Thai the 30% profits to which he would have been entitled as a minority shareholder.

In the previous lawsuit, Quoc Thai was awarded judgment for $300,000. One wonders how much of that is going toward financing this new litigation.

Meanwhile, word is Bruce Tran/VHN/VAN is looking for a new location that is not next door to Quoc Thai’s (pictured) newly opened Star Performing Arts Center in Fountain Valley.


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17 Responses to VHN-TV: Quoc Thai vs Bruce Tran, redux

  1. pho 75 says:

    Is this the guy who organize the Miss Vietnam Global in Las Vegas?

  2. Ohso64 says:

    Do you have a copy of the Complaint Bol? For whatever reason, and despite their tendency to be repetitive, I love reading Complaints.

  3. Bolsavik says:

    @Ohso64: Click on the link at the word “here” in the second paragraph.

  4. Bolsavik says:

    @pho 75: No it’s not. You’re thinking of Miss Vietnam USA.

  5. tinkREBEL says:

    Bruce Tran is a manipulative person. He’s perfected the art of making his external image look good while it covers many ulterior motives. What is it? His money? Why do people hardly bring him up in the media? Fear of slander, I guess.

  6. i know what u did says:

    Bruce is beyond dishonest. He’s a con artist and douchbag!!! i strongly recommend those that don’t know him, keep it that way. if you know him, get a way from him before he destroys you.

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  9. Viet Voter says:

    Bruce Tran is a loud mouth idiot.

  10. American voter says:

    OK, may be you’re not that S T U P I D !

  11. ESL fobby student says:

    american voter, you sound stupid like kim jung.
    i am not smart but i sure am not as stupid as you both are.

  12. Huy says:

    Bruce Tran is a pretentious, manipulative, egotistical, and mouth babbling buffoon. He’s running for MAYOR of WESTMINSTER and GOD I HOPE I DOESN’T WIN.

  13. Huy says:

    Bruce Tran is a pretentious, manipulative, egotistical, and mouth babbling buffoon. He’s running for MAYOR of WESTMINSTER and GOD I HOPE HE DOESN’T WIN

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  15. tracey says:

    Goi ong Bruce Tran
    toi la 1 nguoi o ban virginia,toi goi bao cho ong biet ong hay ngung chuong trinh viet cali tour ,vi ho la 1 cong ty lua dao khach hang, noi nhung dieu de thu hut khach dang ky di tour nhung that ra khi da vao dang ky thi khong co nhu nhung gi ho noi,toi &gia dinh la nan nhan cua ho
    Bao nhieu cong ty du lich o viet Nam toi khong tin tuong , toi nghi viet cali o USA se lam an dang hoang hon ,ho mo tour nung lai bo gia dinh toi di nhap chung voi cong ty khac de roi gia dinh toi bi bo roi o su la que nguoi,
    noi la di Han Quoc khong can visa,nhung den khi vao Hang Quoc hai quan hoi visa thi gia dinh toi ko co visa de suat trinh,the la bi ho ap giai tra ve lai viet nam ,bi doi su nhu ten to pham,chungtoi bo tien di du lich chu dau phai di xin xo ai ,ma viet cali la nguoi chung toi biet qua chuong trinh cua ong,toi chi muon noi cho ong biet ve cai cong ty vietcali muon danh nghia cua ong de lua dao nhung nguoi kho khao nhu chung toi

  16. Michelle truong says:

    Em cung nghi anh chi nen Bo Viet Cali ra Khoi quang vao,em cung la nang nhan .em cung khong tin cong Ty Viet nam,nhung chuyen roi em di Jamaica vi tin truong dai cua a ve ho xe kgong lam bai,ho that la rat la lua dao den may cu Gia cung kgong tha,sai chuyen di do em ve Hao tat ca moi Nguoi dung nen di ho khong that tha mot Ty lounge tam cung kgong co.neu muon thanh cong lau dai la phai co chu tinh cho khong phai la tien.toi nghiep cho cac bac Gia va con chua ho phai Bo tien va tin truong cong Ty xe lo cho cha me ho duoc Vui ve va an Goan de huong thu,khong NGO gap dung Lu lounge dao nang Luon

  17. Christine says:

    Toi cung la nan nhan cua Vietcali toi cung xem dai VHN ghe noi co tour di my do Vietcali lo thu tuc phai tren 50 tuoi trong vong 1 thang sang toi my va khong can tai sang toi co tung lam cho 2 nguoi di nhung ko dau toi nghe duoc tinVietCali co tour nen bo$800 de no mo ho so ben my khi nao co visa them$3ooo de lam cho nhanh, cong ty oViet Nam tra $160 giong nguoi thuong ko lo gi het keu di toi len xuong Saigon 3 lan de tham khao va dai cach noi,neu co hoi than nhan o my ko noi co no so noi sao se rot khi phai doan hoi co than nhan se o ben do luon ko noi gi toi dulich het .Neu lam lai tra tra them 160 nua, trua dau lay truoc 800 that la vo li lam kieu nay giong an cuop co quan cao dai VHN ko nen de no quan cao de lua gat nguoi ta ma mang cua dai va ko nen ung ho do thanh enterment. No cung nhau lua dan cung

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