E*Trade F@cks With Harvey Keitel, Lives To Tell The Tale - Dealbreaker

E*Trade F@cks With Harvey Keitel, Lives To Tell The Tale

Pissing off Harvey Keitel seems like a poor investment idea.

That baby better watch his back...

Harvey Keitel, who played Wolfe in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film, found out the hard way on Tuesday when a New York state judge threw out his lawsuit accusing E*Trade Financial Corp. of reneging on a $1.5 million deal to feature him in an advertising campaign.

Keitel sued the online brokerage in June, alleging it backed off of a 2014 agreement to feature him in a series of television ads and instead offered him a “kill fee” of $150,000. The company ran a campaign that year featuring “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey.

E*Trade Whacks Harvey Keitel's Suit Over Canceled Ad Deal [Bloomberg]


Maybe E*Trade Should Stop Giving Four-Year Contracts To Its CEOs

Like the four who held the job before him since its, er, difficulties began five-and-a-half years ago, Steve Freiberg did not do a particularly good job running E*Trade. But he's been compensated handsomely for facing the wrath of an angry Ken Griffin before getting a pink slip in August.