Royal Indian Raj International Corporation launches multi-million dollar lawsuit against former Vice President of Communications, William Zack



    VANCOUVER, April 22 /CNW/ - Royal Indian Raj International Corporation
(RIRIC) announces today a $100M USD lawsuit for Slander, Liable and Defamation
of Character against RIRIC former Vice President of Communications William
Zack. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York.
    The RIRIC lawsuit, initiated in May of 2008 in New York, alleges that Mr.
Zack stole proprietary information, confidential data and contact lists from
RIRIC then, waged a slanderous smear campaign against the company in North
America and India. RIRIC alleges that in or around March 2008, Mr. Zack used
various fictitious anonymous aliases to communicate misinformation about
RIRIC's business to the public through postings on unethical websites and
through a direct interview with a Canadian newspaper which was then later
excerpted by the Times of India newspaper. He also used the stolen lists to
communicate directly with shareholders, customers and alliance partners. RIRIC
contends this damaged the RIRIC trade mark, caused millions of dollars in
financial loss and a huge loss of client goodwill.
    The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Zack misled RIRIC's principals and the
public to believe that delays in developing the inaugural Royal Garden City
Project and the Royal Garden Villas & Resort in Bangalore, Karnataka
(www.royalvillasandresort.com) resulted from mismanagement at RIRIC as opposed
to India's notoriously bureaucratic land development process, specifically the
delay of the 2001-2021 Bangalore Regional Master Plan (approved only in Jan
30th, 2009) and India's government upheavals. India has seen five failed
governments collapse in Bangalore since 2004. These factors have delayed
developments for over 400 Indian real estate developers in the vicinity,
including RIRIC. Mr. Zack also claimed that RIRIC exaggerated its developments
and wrongly used celebrity endorsements. RIRIC vigorously maintains that both
claims are invalid and untrue. In addition to filing the lawsuit in US courts,
RIRIC intends to prosecute Mr. Zack in India under Indian criminal law.
    "Not only is this campaign un-factual and unethical, it has harmed our
company and its principal's reputation as a leader in the Indian Realty sector
under the Indian Government's Integrated Township program," states RIRIC
Chairman; Manoj Benjamin. "Court systems provide legal ways for dispute
mediation and regretfully, Mr. Zack opted to air his grievances against us
through this online smear campaign. Annoying someone anonymously via the
Internet, through a website or even by email; however is a federal crime with
stiff fines and prison time. And beyond being illegal, this is a great shame.
Our business practices remain and always have been transparent and sound."
    Mr. Zack's grievances began in November 2007 when he filed a lawsuit with
RIRIC and the company, in turn, filed one against Mr. Zack. Negotiations
failed and when an arbitration date at a Colorado court was set for February
2008, Mr. Zack did not appear. In February 2009 his lawsuit against RIRIC in
British Columbia was dismissed, and yet his online defamation campaign
continues.
    Mr. Benjamin states that whilst this campaign was designed to hinder and
harm RIRIC's operations, development and sales in India, the company remains
focused, growing and strong. Soon RIRIC will be clearing permissions from
State and Central authorities not only on the inaugural Royal Garden Villas &
Resort project but larger projects including a new affordable housing project
and a special economic zone (SEZ).
    "As pioneers in the Indian Realty sector we always predicted the real
estate market would open and thrive. Presently India's real estate market
lacks regulation and is therefore highly unstructured, disorganized and far
more challenging than anything that has been encountered in the West. Despite
this, we have held in there patiently with India's archaic permissions process
and weathered political resistance. We have loyal investors and now with
permissions being granted on the Royal Garden and Villas Township we are going
full throttle ahead. We are proud of our endeavors in India; one of the
world's most economically vibrant nations for real estate. We remain committed
to its growth and to providing housing for this nation for many years to
come."

    About Royal Indian Raj International Corporation:

    Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, (RIRIC), incorporated in
Nevada, USA in March 1999, with offices in Vancouver, London and Bangalore,
India. RIRIC maintains a six-sector heavy infrastructure orientation focused
on the free world's largest emerging real estate market; India. The company's
vision is to help develop the New India by modernizing residential and
commercial real estate developments, methodologies and businesses through
building self-sustaining, modern cities for the future. RIRIC implements
leading-edge technologies and products through its strategic alliances with
world-class corporations. Please visit our websites;
www.royalvillasandresort.com and www.riric.com





For further information:

For further information: For shareholder enquiries, please contact
Robert Brown, Vice President of Corporate Relations at (604) 685-7442 (ext.
102) and by email at bob@royalindianraj.com; For press enquiries, please
contact Debbi Gardiner McCullough, Press Officer at (480) 332-2959 and by
email at editor@hangingrockmedia.com

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