…and the non-lawyers as well…
John Hoge of Hogewash! is suing Brett Kimberlin, convicted bomber, and his good friend Bill Schmalfeldt. Team Kimberlin has pestered Hoge and others for years in the court, and now the shoe is on the other foot.
In Schmalfeldt’s case, a judge has ordered him to respond to document requests in the case.
When a judge orders you to answer document requests in the discovery phase of a lawsuit, don’t you have to produce documents?
Or is ‘no, you can’t have the documents’ a proper response?
Is there any language which Bill Schmalfeldt would understand to be an order which required him to do something?
Peace Orders don’t always work, for example. An order to adhere to a copyright agreement didn’t work. The established rules of the court, which order all participants to refrain from recording seem to have been ignored.
Should the judge have pulled out his “LAST CHANCE” stamp, and used it to decorate the order?
What, short of a night in jail or a fine, will actually get his attention?
And just in case Bill Schmalfeldt again repeats to the court that he wants nothing more than to forget John Hoge exists, and enjoy the life he is living at the beach…
Bill Schmalfeldt denied several people their privacy, comfort and peace of mind through a years long campaign of harassment. He at one time had active Peace Orders (or similar documents) in place ordering him to leave people alone. Some were not adhered to.
As soon as a judge clears this case…I suspect he will start again. If you comment here, he will try to find you.