Today’s retrospective TKPOTD is a twofer, and both deal with the same LOLsuit, the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (II) RICO Retread case. Part A is the TKPOTD from three years ago today when the case was still in Circuit Court.
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During yesterday’s hearing in the Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit, Bruce Godfrey sought to appear as counsel for Mandy Nagy. Because Mandy is disabled and because The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has alleged that her mother is her legal representative, Judge Mason directed Mr. Godfrey to ask Mandy’s mother hire him as her lawyer so he could file his motions on her behalf.
The judge also had this to say to Kimberlin:
THE COURT: Let me ask you this as a practical matter. If what you want to do is to stop this, why sue an incompetent person? Why don’t you dismiss her, and let’s get rid of this piece of it?
MR. KIMBERLIN: I have — I been in discussion about doing that for the last couple of weeks.
THE COURT: OK, then let’s bring them end. I mean, why — why are you going to pursue an incompetent person? Strategically, how does that help you?
MR. KIMBERLIN: It has to do with removal of false content. If they remove the content, I’ll dismiss.
MR. GODFREY: Your Honor, I do not stipulate that the content — I do not agree that the content is false. But let’s assume that Mr. Kimberlin is right and I’m wrong. Miss Nagy is a stroke survivor. She is barely able to communicate according to both her mother and her stepfather.
THE COURT: OK.
MR. GODFREY: She can’t remove anything.
There are other nuances to Mandy’s situation which I can’t discuss for now. To do so risks educating the midget.
I have a CD of the court audio, and I will bringing you more interesting quotes from the hearing over the next few days.
There were some other legal issues settled yesterday that didn’t turn out the way TDPK wanted, but I can’t write about them just yet.
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Part B is from two years later and deals with The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed the RICO Retread LOLsuit against most of the defendants dismissed from the original Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness LOLsuit in April, 2015, and I was dismissed from the Retread LOLsuit in April, 2016. Kimberlin voluntarily dismissed the remaining defendants, the National Bloggers Club, Patrick Frey, Ali Akbar, and Mandy Nagy, in June, 2016. TDPK then filed an appeal with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals naming the following appellees: the National Bloggers Club, Breitbart News Network, DB Capitol Strategies, Dan Backer, Patrick Frey, Lee Stranahan, Ali Akbar, Aaron Walker, and me.
So TDPK appears to be appealing his own voluntary dismissal of the National Bloggers Club, Ali Akbar, Patrick Frey, and Mandy Nagy. Mandy Nagy will probably never sufficiently recover from her stroke to be able to participate in her own defense. Continuing to go after her, especially after dismissing her from the case, strikes me as particularly despicable.
The Court of Special Appeals took the matter under advisement in late June. Normally, they take six to eight weeks to issue an opinion, so I hope we will have a ruling soon.
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Of course, Kimberlin lost his appeal, and the Court of Special Appeal awarded me costs. And of course, Kimberlin hasn’t paid—hence his demotion from Dread to Deadbeat.
Not paying me promptly could wind up being an unwise choice.