It’s not unusual to catch members of Team Kimberlin in lie. This Bonus Prevarication Du Jour is from eight years ago today.
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This one isn’t from Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt. It’s from Brett Kimberlin himself. I found these words in an email he sent to a third-party. The email was forwarded to me this morning.
Mr. Hoge and his co-defendants seem to believe that they can try this case online. They believe that they win by causing the most harm [redacted]. They have been warned by numerous attorneys that their actions after the filing of the case will come back to haunt them when the case gets before the judge or jury, yet they obsessively post more and more defamatory statements that add proof of the allegations I have made.
For the umpteenth time, I don’t litigate online. I have made no substantive comments about the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit other than to acknowledge its existence, to note that I have filed an answer, and to state that I believe the case is without merit. I’ve joked that Kimberlin left “mopery with intent to lurk” off of his laundry list of torts. And I did offer to let him settle the case on the cheap for a payment to me of $1,000,000. That wasn’t a joke.
As far as I know, none of my codefendants have discussed the merits of the case per se online, but none of us have been shy in expressing our contempt for Brett Kimberlin. Team Kimberlin, OTOH, has been publishing all sorts of attack pieces, longer posts on Breitbart Unmasked or the Cabin Boy’s various sites and shorter jabs on Twitter, in support of Kimberlin’s suit.
The Gentle Reader may decide for himself who is attempting to try the case online.
Of course, the various lawyers involved in the case have counseled caution in what we defendants say about the matter outside of court. Duh. That’s why I haven’t made any substantive comments. However, not a single lawyer who has discussed the case with me expects the case to go to trial.
Since he hasn’t actually filed an amended complaint to add the act of defaming him by publishing a certified copy of a public document, oh, never mind …
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It turns out that the only part of the initial legal advice I received that was mistaken was the expectation that the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. case wouldn’t go to trial. It did, but the judge stopped it after Kimberlin rested his case and granted a directed verdict in the defendants favor because Kimberlin hadn’t presented a “scintilla” (the judge’s word) of evidence to support his case.
He really would have done better in the long run to accept my settlement offer.