We might as well get around to looking at Count One, Failing to Obey a Court Order, of Aaron Walker’s Motion for Sanctions Against Defendant Kimberlin.
Dan Backer, Aaron Walker’s lawyer, lays out the following in the motion:
First, the court ordered that TDPK should comply with discovery.
Second, in two separate filing TDPK told the court that he would not comply.
Third, although TDPK did file something by the deadline set by the judge, the filing was non responsive.
<mockery>What sort of person thinks that a judge will put up with that sort of behavior? Perhaps someone for whom a contempt citation is trivial compared to other things. The thing is, though, that continuing to refuse to comply with discovery can have other consequences. At one extreme, the judge could enter a default judgment in Mr. Walker’s favor. Then the only issue would be what kind damages to award.
Of course, the information being protected might be that valuable.</mockery>
Tick, tock, tick, tock, …