It’s that time of year again when the Top Ten Lists for the year in review get published, so here’s the next two entries on the TKPOTD’s list of the Top Ten Team Kimberlin Stories for 2015—
10. The Cabin Boy™ Sues As A Pauper
9. Breitbart Unmasked Doubles Down On Defamation
8. The Cabin Boy™ Sues in State Court
7. The Cabin Boy™ Runs Away
6. The Bogus Peace Order
Shortly after my wife’s bout with cancer became public knowledge, I was subjected to increased pressure from Team Kimberlin. This included emails to the Director of Goddard Space Flight Center and the Administrator of NASA that sought to have me fired as a contractor. When those emails were unsuccessful, the next step was to file a peace order petition against me falsely alleging that I had harassed one of the Kimberlin children.
Here’s the first of the posts I wrote describing the hearing for the peace order.
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Originally Posted on 13 March, 2015
Today in Court: #BrettKimberlin’s Case
I’m going to do my writeup of today’s peace order hearing two parts. The first will deal with what happened before the lunch break while Brett Kimberlin was putting on his case. A second post will deal with my response. For a more detailed legal analysis of the case, check out Aaron Walker’s post.
As a preliminary matter, my lawyer raised the issue of Kimberlin being unable to testify in a Maryland court because of his previous perjury conviction. The back-and-forth over that burned up about ten or fifteen minutes and ended with Judge Williams ruling that Kimberlin could not testify.
Kimberlin made an opening statement outlining what he planned to prove with the evidence and testimony of others. During that opening statement he told several lies. One was that I attended a hearing relating to a mental health petition he had filed against his wife. I did not. On 9 July, 2013, I attended a hearing which dealt with protective orders that the Kimberlins had filed against each other. At the end of that hearing, Mrs. Kimberlin was detained. I left the courtroom while she was still in handcuffs but later found out that she was held because of a surprise mental health petition Kimberlin had filed. The judge released her and denied the petition within a few minutes.
Kimberlin also lied by claiming that I had approached his wife and offered her “things of value.” In fact, our first contact came when she approached me in a restaurant while I was waiting to meet someone else. While I was among a group of people who offered her assistance and paid for a lawyer to represent her in a hearing, I didn’t offer her anything of value to do anything for me or at my direction.
Kimberlin also said during his opening statement that I am “Paul Krendler.” I am not.
Kimberlin then called his first witness—Aaron Walker. Aaron’s testimony did not go well for the Petitioner. Aaron wound up testifying about the various claims of defamation that Kimberlin had made in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit and the fact that my codefendants and I won the case on summary judgments and directed verdicts.
Next, Kimberlin called his daughter, the nominal petitioner, to the stand. She testified that she had been bullied at school and that when she had changed schools, her fellow students had googled her and found out about her father and ostracized her. Kimberlin tried to bring in the issue of his being called a pedophile through her testimony. At that point, the hearing had been going on for an hour, mostly because of non-germane points Kimberlin kept raising. The judge had had enough. He told Kimberlin—
I’ve given you some latitude. That. Is. Done.
Kimberlin rested his case, and the judge ordered a lunch break.
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Kimberlin’s petition was denied. Of course, Kimberlin appealed, and the Circuit Court denied his appeal.
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Originally Posted on 14 May, 2015
The Kimberlin v. Hoge peace order petition was denied.
Brett Kimberlin was not allowed to testify. He was also not allowed to represent his daughter.
UPDATE—Aaron Walker was present during this morning’s trial and has his report of it here.
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5. The Bogus Criminal Charges
After the failure of his false peace order petition, Kimberlin continued in accordance with his plan of “lawsuits for the rest of their lives.” Acting through his wife, criminal complaints were filed against Aaron Walker and me alleging essentially the same story as was found in the peace order petition. We were charged with violating “Grace’s Law,” electronic harassment of a minor child. The theory of the crime boiled down to Kimberlin claiming that it was harassment of the child to write truthfully about him on the Internet.
The matter never came to trial. The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped the charges, saying that there was no evidence to support them.
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Originally Posted on 25 June, 2015
And In Other Legal News
The Montgomery County State’s Attorney has entered a nolle prosequi on the bogus criminal charge filed against me.That case is now resolved in my favor. The companion charge filed against Aaron Walker has received the same disposition.
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Brett Kimberlin has lost or is losing every bit of lawfare he has launched since the beginning of 2012. We’ll take a look at one of his biggest losses tomorrow along with another significant misstep.