Go Ahead. Make My Day.


Last December, the Cabin Boy™ asked me to make him a confidential settlement offer in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. After due consideration, I made him an offer in January which 1) he published on one of his now defunct blogs and 2) he rather rudely declined. Yesterday, he made me a settlement offer.fmp201702230511zThe offer I made in January was my best and final offer, and it has expired. That offer represented the only terms under which I would have been willing to settle the lawsuit with the Cabin Boy™, but I am no longer willing to settle. Schmalfeldt’s rejected my offer, and it was his last chance to avoid going through discovery and trial.

He can publish whatever offers he wishes. But his time probably would be better spent meeting his obligations in discovery.

Murum aries attigit.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


The LBS crew has taken Presidents’ Day off, but we found this episode lurking in the vault.Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Old fashioned telephone bell rings four times.

JOHNNY: (Groggy) Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny. Did I wake you?

JOHNNY: Ah, yeah. It’s 5 o’clock out here on the West Coast.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Sorry about that, but this is important. You’re done out there, aren’t you?

JOHNNY: I’ve run down all the lead we’ve got.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) OK. Look, I’ve got you booked on a 9 am flight from LAX to Chicago. There’s more digging to do there.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the comments to yesterday’s TKPOTD quoted from a tweet by the Cabin Boy™ asking why I don’t simply ask him where he is now living. I suppose I could do so—if I cared, but I don’t care where he lives. The only reason I have to communicate with him is to serve court papers and discovery on him, and that service is complete upon mailing to the last address that he has supplied to the court. I’ve been advised that it’s his responsibility to keep that contact information current, not mine.