Klinger To Collect Gold Award

Wolfgang Klinger is shrugging off legal action over the demise of the old Rock & More and tells Pollstar he’s being presented with the Golden Award Of The County Of Vienna.

He will receive the Goldenen Verdienstzeichens des Landes Wien from deputy mayor and deputy governor Grete Laska at Vienna’s city hall December 10.

The county offices have told Klinger he’s being given the honour in recognition of how his 30 years of promoting have benefited the city and surrounding area.

He’s currently shrugging off the legal action being brought against the old bankrupt company by official receiver Dr. Susi Pariasek, whom he believes to be making a fuss to ensure that whatever money is left in the company will be eaten up by her fees.

Klinger says she should stop trying to prove the new Rock & More is responsible for some of the old company’s debts and start sharing out what’s left among the creditors.

He acknowledges that the company has received a writ from Pariasek but, as he’s a consultant and not a director, he’s not party to what Rock & More chief Heimo Hanserl is going to do about it. Pariasek filed the suit in Vienna’s High Court October 31.

Although Klinger isn’t a Rock & More director and hasn’t been able to hold such office since his old Rock Production went bust, Pariasek believes him to have acted in that role to the degree that he could sign and execute company business.

Her investigations, which have included a raid on Rock & More’s Vienna offices and the temporary seizure of five laptops, have led her to believe that there should be more in the pot than just the euro 120,000 the records show. The company had debts of euro 1.8 million.

The case is further complicated by the fact Hanserl stepped down as company chief and was replaced by Manfred Trojer on August 12, 2006, just a couple of months before the company filed for voluntary liquidation.