Brett Kimberlin sued me and various groups of codefendants in four lawsuits. I had over 40 codefendants across all the suits and as many as 23 at one point in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al (I) RICO Madness LOLsuit. When several of our codefendants settled the case with Kimberlin, Patrick Frey expressed his disagreement and disappointment on his blog and on Twitter. Kimberlin sent a letter to the judge asking for permission to file a motion against Frey. Seven years ago today, I posted this In Re RICO Madness.
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I have not been served a copy of this letter, and it has not been posted to the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness case docket on PACER. (H/T @adamsteinbaugh) It’s a marvelous example of Brett Kimberlin’s gross misunderstanding of both the Case Management Order (on a point he has already been corrected by the judge) and the First Amendment. The idiocy it demonstrates is breathtaking.
BTW, I concur with Patterico’s opinion.
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It took another two-and-a-half years before Patterico finally won the last count in the case on summary judgement and another three or four months before that win was sustained on appeal. Although I had been dismissed from the case in 2015, I got roped back in again during the discovery phase and was involved all the way to the end in late 2017.
It was a pain in the neck (actually a couple of feet lower), but worth it. I’d rather stand up to a bully than cower. And I’m proud of those who stood beside me.