And so discovery has ended in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. None of the defendants sought discovery from me, and they were quite parsimonious with what they produced in response to my request. I spent a good chunk of yesterday cataloging the documents that Brett Kimberlin provided.
Of the 73 documents … “Hold, it Hoge,” I hear the Gentle Reader cry. “Didn’t you say there were 93 documents submitted?” Yes, that was the original inventory count, but some of them were duplicates, and some of the single sheets combined with others to make multipage documents. As I was saying, … of the 73 documents, most had nothing to do with the facts or law of the suit. I wound up putting them in five bins.
The first, which overflowed, contained documents that either had no connection to me or which only mentioned my name in passing.
The second contained documents relating to matters that had already been adjudicated before May, 2015, and cannot be used to support a defense against either malicious prosecution count or the defamation counts.
The third contained document about events which happened after May, 2015, and cannot be used to support a defense about the either malicious prosecution count or the defamation counts.
The fourth bin contained documents that might relate to something I did during the time frame in question, but that do not seem connected to the issues in the lawsuit. For example, one document shows that I looked at some unknown persons LinkedIn profile on some unknown date. Another shows that the business address for jointly-held copyright is the same as my residence address. Another shows that the State of Maryland has opened several criminal cases against Bill Schmalfeldt. And so on.
The fifth bin contained items such as the forged tweets that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has been bandying about since the first peace order hearing in 2015. He’s yet to get them received in to evidence by a Circuit Court judge who formally enforces the rules of evidence.
Dispositive motions are due on the 28th. I have some typing to do.