It was back in 2014 when Bill Schmalfeldt decided to start his own campaign of lawfare in parallel with Brett Kimberlin’s. Schmalfeldt eventually filed eight cases, the first of which lasted for only a few days before he withdrew it. His difficulty figuring out how to dismiss that case was the harbinger of years of coming failure as a pro se plaintiff. Six years ago today, I published this post, #BillSchmalfeldt Says, “Only Kidding!”
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His letter asking to withdraw his lawsuit has been posted on PACER.
Like a madman who shoots torches, arrows, and death,
is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “Am I not joking?”
—Proverbs 26:18, 19
UPDATE—The Cabin Boy™ seems to have his panties in a knot because I have described his account of filing/non-filing his lawsuit as a lie. This is not to say that there’s not a grain of truth in his story, but some of the “facts” strain credulity. He wants us to believe that it took six days for the USPS to get his letter a few miles from a Baltimore suburb to downtown Baltimore. Yeah, OK, we’re talking about the Post Office, but crosstown mail delivery is usually faster than that.
The notation at the bottom of the letter says that it was sent via Certified Mail. If the tracking number were published, the date of mailing could be seen on the USPS website, and the Cabin Boy’s™ tale could be verified.
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That was the beginning of the end for LOLsuit I: The Emotional Picture, but seven more failed LOLsuits lay ahead.