One of the claims that TDPK has tried to make in his Motion to Dismiss the federal Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit is that the District Court in Maryland is an improper venue for the suit. That is, of course, nonsense, but instead of fisking his motion myself, let me quote what Aaron Walker’s response says:
As Plaintiff details in his Complaint, a substantial part of the events giving rise to the claim occurred in Maryland. Defendant brought and maintained frivolous civil actions against Plaintiff in Maryland. … Indeed, Defendant is domiciled in Maryland and it is here, at his base of operations in his mother’s basement, the rent for which is paid by Defendant’s organizations, [fn] that Kimberlin runs the organizations and plans his frivolous litigation and threats. … From his luxurious basement offices, renting in 2008 at more than $600 per year of tax-preferenced dollars for each square foot of the entire property, Defendant brought unjustified bar complaints against Plaintiff, adversely affecting his ability to practice as an attorney … Indeed, all of Defendant’s actions of which Plaintiff complains—including his repeated threats and instigation of vexatious litigation—at least partially occurred, or emanated from, Maryland.
[footnote] The rental price for the home has, in some years, amounted to more than 20% of this residential property’s entire assessed value.
That sorta/kinda establishes a nexus with Maryland, doesn’t it?
There’s more action coming in the federal lawsuit, but there’s been an interesting turn of events in the Virginia case over the weekend as well. I expect to have some more news around noon. Popcorn might go well with lunch today.