I reported earlier this week that several of the defendants in the Gilmore v. Jones, et al. lawsuit have filed a motion for sanctions against the plaintiff and his attorneys. Yesterday, Gilmore’s lawyers filed a motion seeking to delay consideration of that motion until after the motions hearing scheduled for 13 November.
Late last night, those defendants filed an opposition to the plaintiff’s motion.
I plan to be in Charlottesville on the 13th to cover the hearing which should deal with motions to dismiss and, depending how the judge rules on the plaintiff’s motion, Rule 11 sanctions.
It sure seems like Plaintiff and his attorneys didn’t spend a lot of time and effort on this lawsuit and its corresponding filings with the Court. IANAL, but this motion to defer is completely lacking any serious legal argument and makes me question the legal competence of the attorney(s) who wrote it. If the case is dismissed before the Court considers the motion for sanctions, are the plaintiff’s attorneys off the hook? Have any of the legal blogs or bloggers opined on this case?
Ken White has commented on the flimsy case against Lee Stranahan at Popehat.