Legal LULZ Du Jour

The Cabin Boy™ has discovered that Patrick Grady has refused to accept a package that Schamalfeldt mailed to him. Given that there is a stalking no contact order in place prohibiting the Cabin Boy™ from contacting Grady, that refusal seems reasonable.

Over at his blog (No, I won’t link to it.), the Cabin Boy™ says that the package contained legal paperwork, a waiver of service form and a copy of the complaint for LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler and that he will now exercise his option under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 to ask the court to order the U. S. Marshals Service to effect service. The court may or may not.

Let’s assume that the court agrees. Grady does not reside in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He lives in the Northern District of Illinois. The U. S. Marshal in Milwaukee will forward the paperwork to Chicago, and then a Deputy Marshal in Illinois will attempt to serve Grady. (Personal service is required in Illinois.) This service will not be performed for free. While the Cabin Boy™ may be able to get the court to require Grady to reimburse him, he most likely will have to front the money to pay the Marshals Service.USMarshalServiceFees

popcorn4bkGiven that Grady lives about an hour away from the U. S. Courthouse in Chicago, I’d expect a minimum of 2 or 3 hours of billable time for one attempt at service. The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt may want to investigate another means of service.

Meanwhile, I sit here and point and laugh.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE—It’s much easier to report on a lawsuit when you are not a party. I would be able to tell the Gentle Reader more about the four Kimberlin LOLsuits {Kimberlin v. Walker, et al.; Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I) (aka, Kimberlin v. Frey); Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams LLP, et al.; and Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II)} if I weren’t tangled up in them as a party. With no dog in this fight, I can give the Cabin Boy’s™ follies the coverage they deserve.

33 thoughts on “Legal LULZ Du Jour


  1. I guess that means he’ll have to adjust his weekly JWR purchases to cover the cost of serving Patrick Grady. Of course, he’ll have to multiply that by 27 if he’s going to serve everyone. That’s probably a couple cases easy.

    The withdrawals are going to be ugly.


  2. Oopsie poopsie!

    I wonder what service on foreign defendants outside the United States is going to cost William.


  3. How would Grady even know what’s in the package? He definitely hasn’t refused to waive service, because he hasn’t received a request for a waiver of service. If I had a RO order against someone, or had just issued a C&D to to someone regarding contact, I’d never open a package from such a person. Could be tovex in there, far as I know.


  4. It’s cute that Bill forgets there are people living in states that require personal service. He really doesn’t think things through. But I’m sure his lack of thinking has never come back to cause him any trouble.


    • Billy is the opposite of Mr. Magoo: ALL his myopic screwups come back to bite him in his humongous ass!


  5. I could theoretically mail Biwwy a package that I *say* contains a bottle of Valu-Rite Vodka, made using only the freshest hobo tears, when in fact it’s still the same gutter-collected rainwater it’s always been.

    People can *say* anything.

    Which why any reasonable state requires personal service on court documents.


    • Heavens no, TOLF! Schmally is making an honest [I know! But really!] attempt to notify and request waivers from the people he wants to sue. He’s working within his limited understanding of the actual rules that normal folks follow. That he’s already given “good cause” for pretty much the entire internet to refuse any package from him is the problem, not falsification of service via forgery of documentation.

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