The road ahead seems to be a rocky one for Team Kimberlin. I’m not a lawyer, since the LSAT turned out to be very difficult…but I can read the signs.
At this moment John Hoge is suing members of Team Kimberlin including Bill Schmalfeldt, Brett Kimberlin and Tetyana Kimberlin, who is apparently so far out of the country that she could not contact the court herself to say she was unable to attend a hearing yesterday. The Trial date is August 21.
Bill Schmalfeldt has also sued John Hoge, Patrick Grady, Eric Johnson and Sarah Palmer. These two lawsuits could easily cause Bill Schmalfeldt a level of trouble he has not seen before.
Yesterday I emailed Bill Schmalfeldt to find out his side of the story regarding Sarah Palmer’s Peace Order. I also asked about his plans for John Hoge’s lawsuit.
Schmalfeldt: My plans for Mr. Hoge’s case are the same today as they were yesterday. I will obey the judge’s orders. Messers. Hoge, Johnson, Grady and Mrs. Palmer should be thinking of their plans for my case.
Apparently John Hoge has been making plans. He has obtained the services of an attorney for what he calls LOLsuit VIII. That’s Bill’s case against Hoge, which the real attorneys and armchair barristers have laughed off. None of the previous lawsuits have made it past the initial stages. Bill Schmalfeldt’s lawyering skills have not really been judged as exceptional. Eliminating this case might not require heavy lifting.
John Hoge does not need a lawyer, if all he’s going to do is get out from under Bill Schmalfeldt’s case.
John Hoge: My lawyer and I are working on getting the appropriate paperwork drafted, and it will be filed in a timely manner. link
The Cabin Boy™ may soon wish that he had never filed LOLsuit VIII.
Murum aries attigit.
That last bit of Latin is worth Googling, but I can give a layman’s description. Hoge could be merciful, kind and forgiving up to a point. Apparently that time is done.
Meanwhile Bill Schmalfeldt has gone silent.
That might actually be a few years too late.
And a huge thanks to Sara Palmer, all the commenters, and yes even Bill Schmalfeldt for contributing to the discussion yesterday.
No one has the right to badger people who have demanded to be left alone. Writing about someone is not the same as writing to someone.
Equally important is the notion that while we all are responsible for our own words, truthful statements and opinions are protected. You just can’t sue somebody into silence just because they wrote something about you on the internet.
Shutuppery — the use of the Twitter mob, civil courts or threats to employment to silence someone — is one of the worst aspects of the 21st century culture. Team Kimberlin has tried this using civil courts.
They will lose.