Yep. The Cabin Boy™ is now represented by a lawyer in LOLsuit VII: Degenerations. The court has “recruited” (involuntarily assigned?) Timothy John Cavanagh of Cavanagh Law Group to act as Schmalfeldt’s counsel.
IANAL, but my reading of FRCP 11 leads me to believe that Mr. Cavanagh must certify to the court (to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief, formed after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances) that any representations he makes to the court on behalf of his client must
(1) it is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the cost of litigation;
(2) the claims, defenses, and other legal contentions are warranted by existing law or by a nonfrivolous argument for extending, modifying, or reversing existing law or for establishing new law;
(3) the factual contentions have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, will likely have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery; and
(4) the denials of factual contentions are warranted on the evidence or, if specifically so identified, are reasonably based on belief or a lack of information.
It will be interesting to see how quickly the Amended Complaint is filed.
Or the suit is withdrawn.
UPDATE—It appears that Mr. Cavanagh has already pushed the case down the food chain at his firm to Michael J. Sorich, a junior associate.