Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson doesn’t seem to understand how lawsuits work.
I did not ask the court for permission to sue. I sued Brett Kimberlin and several other persons and entities, including William Ferguson. The Circuit Court for Carroll County issued a summons to him.
He evaded service by mail, but was personally served by a Sutter County, California, Deputy Sheriff. He filed a timely motion to dismiss which will be considered at the upcoming motions hearing on 27 September. (It is so specious that it probably would have been disposed of quickly a Bill Schmalfeldt’s, but I asked for a hearing in my opposition.) If he doesn’t show up for the hearing and isn’t represented by a lawyer at the hearing, the court will most likely deny his motion for failure to appear. Otherwise, the court will probably deny it on the merits. According to the Rules, he will then have 15 days to answer the Complaint or be in default. Here’s his motion to dismiss.
The silliest part isn’t in the motion itself. It’s the certificate of service which certifies that he served himself with a copy. As can be seen in my opposition to his motion, he failed to serve me.
I have to admit that not everything in the case that relates to Ferguson has proceeded as I have foreseen. His stupidity has vastly exceeded my initial estimation.