One of The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s biggest legal mistakes was suing for defamation. As this TKPOTD from two years ago today reminds us, a court has now ruled that TDPK’s reputation is so bad that he is defamation proof, that is, there’s nothing that can be said or written about him that would cause a reasonable person to hold a lower opinion of him—
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I’ve been reviewing the collected Interwebz oeuvre of Team Kimberlin for an upcoming project, and I’ve found some stunningly stupid blithering. One particularly outstanding bit of drivel is a post by Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson on his The Mockery Continues blog (No, I won’t link to it) called Brett Kimberlin Is Not Adolph Hitler. The post is from early February, 2014, before he became completely fixated on me, and it is a ill-informed critique of the first motion to dismiss filed by Michael Smith on behalf of Michelle Malkin in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness LOLsuit.
The Malkin motion argues, as did almost all the defendants’ motions to dismiss, that Brett Kimberlin is defamation proof, that is, his reputation is so bad that it can’t suffer further injury. VOSF thought (and may still think) that argument was bunk.
Your client isn’t being sued for telling the truth.
Expect your motion to be denied.
So far, the courts haven’t agreed with Ferguson. None of the motions to dismiss the defamation claim in the RICO Madness LOLsuit were denied. In fact, Judge Hazel dismissed that claim, albeit without prejudice. That allowed The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin to refile the defamation claim in state court as part of his RICO Retread LOLsuit.
Of course, Michael Smith included the defamation proof argument in the motion he filed for Michelle Malkin and Twitchy in the state case, and Judge Mason found in their favor, ruling that
I will adopt the arguments of the defendants on their motion to dismiss[.]
IOW, he ruled that Kimberlin is defamation proof. Thus, we can add that to the list of things that have been adjudicated against Team Kimberlin, and we can record another failed legal prediction for VOSF.
As another blog has pointed out, The Mockery Continues but not how he thought. Indeed, VOSF is a master of unintentional self-mockery. He wrote this just a few days before the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial.
P.S. I’ll just go ahead and prepare you for the eventuality of Brett Kimberlin’s past being wholly irrelevant in this case. Don’t be surprised it barely rates a mention in court next Monday.
(The bad link is in his original post.) TDPK sued my codefendants and me because we had, in part, written about his past. In the Walker, et al. LOLsuit he couldn’t prove that what we had written about him was false. In the RICO Remtread LOLsuit the court has found that his past behavior renders him so odious that he can’t be defamed. TDPK’s past has been important in all the case that have come to court thus far.
Brett Kimberlin really needs to open a fresh can of PR flacks.
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The Gentle Reader should note that even though TDPK is defamation proof, there’s no reason to have to make up stuff about him. The truth is sufficiently devastating.