My, my, but the Cabin Boy™ is forgetful.Last year, he filed LOLsuit V: The Final in Maryland. In his amended complaint he alleged that Grady was Paul Krendler. See Schmalfeldt v. Grady, et al., Case No. 15-CV-1241-RDB (D.Md. July 2, 2015), ECF No. 13, ¶ 3. Subsequently, he dismissed that LOLsuit with prejudice. See ECF No. 45. The dismissal occurred on 17 August, 2015.
This brings up one of my favorite bits of legal Latin—res judicata. IANAL, but I’ve been given to understand that the 17 August, 2015, dismissal with prejudice is a finding on the merits in the defendants’ favor and that the Cabin Boy™ is barred from making the same allegations again based on anything that occurred on or before that date. Thus, none of the “evidence” he thinks he has that is more that about 7-1/2-months old can be used to “prove” his theory that Grady is Krendler.
Moreover, since the August dismissal, the Cabin Boy™ has publicly stated that he is Paul Krendler, and he has filed a copyright registration application claiming ownership of some of Krendler’s writings. While it’s entirely possible that Bill Schmalfeldt was lying when he said he was Krendler, … well. I just leave that thought wondering how the Copyright Office might deal with a false application.
If Bill Schmalfeldt really is stupid enough to file another LOLsuit against Grady, it will be interesting to watch him try to explain that application for copyright application to a judge and … I was going to type “and a jury,” but it would never get that far.