Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This week will be a very busy one for the parties in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. Some sort of paperwork is due or there are depositions scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

popcorn4bkNext week, the case will go to trial on Tuesday. The trial is expected to last three days. The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has included Bill Schmalfeldt among the witnesses he says he wants to call. I will be quite interested to see if he is able to travel to Rockville which is farther than Westminster from Milwaukee.

On Monday of the following week, discovery will begin in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit.

Fasten your seat belts and stay tuned.

9 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

  1. So, Cabin Boy ™ is going appear in court only one week after he was so ill he had video link. Did a miracle occur?

  2. I don’t think that he was specifically ill… I believe he said that there were significant risks to his health, and even to his life, if he suffered an event while away from home. I believe that an unstated part of this position was that he might be alone for significant periods, and that a long delay between suffering a major event, and being discovered by someone, might be very bad or even fatal.

    Other circumstances, such as more assistance from people in his circle, may make it easier for him (e.g. if they give him a lift, share accommodation, can call for help in an emergency, etc).

    Remember that the “alert” system is is especially tailored for people who may experience a medical emergency, where they live alone and are in danger of not being able to access conventional communication channels (e.g. an elderly person might suffer a fall, break one or more bones, and not be able to reach the telephone… but could still press an “alert” bracelet/pendant/whatever).

    If his transport, accommodation and court appearance circumstances are all chosen to minimise the chances that he’s unattended for any significant time, then appearing in person isn’t as difficult. Even the company of strangers is okay, in most situations: The pendant, and perhaps a “medic alet” bracelet, means that significant, detailed documentation of his condition is available quickly nationwide (and probably also internationally). Also, when paramedics are called, they are trained to look for these bracelets etc, once more critical elements of the situation have been stabilised.

    His past specific statements/tweets/pictures on this front make it harder (ok… significantly harder) for him to run a credible line and seem convincing, but at this stage, the “jury’s out” on how he’ll behave on this issue, and I think that there’s far too much fun elsewhere in the picture to worry about the BS transport/videoconferencing issue.

    I reckon that the most consistent thing for BS to do is to ask for appearance via good-quality videoconferencing again (skype, mic, ADSL etc), if the effort to appear is genuinely as onerous or harder than the last court event, and that if he does turn up, there was some significant assistance from someone who could effectively provide quite a high level of monitoring for emergencies.

    • Pretty sure when I’m old/infirm enough to an emergency contact device, I’ll just use the neural-implant cell phone they’ll surely have in the next two decades or so.

  3. Back when I did insurance defense, there was one plaintiffs attorney who dumped a long list of standard, irrelevant witnesses onto each trial list as a harassment tactic. One had to depose or prepare for each. Often they had little or no admissible testimony.

    One time, the idiot dumped the usual list of witnesses but forgot to include any with actual useful testimony. His harassment tactic backfired on him. It was a short trial.

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