Legal LULZ Du Jour


tmp201701170259zOn 28 December, 2016, I received an email from Bill Schmalfeldt asking for me to make him a settlement offer in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. He stated that it was a confidential inquiry and asked that his letter never see the light of day. I initially responded by saying that I would require time to review the case before making any offer or, indeed, deciding whether any offer would be in my interest. I sent him a settlement offer letter over the weekend. The Cabin Boy™ has responded by publishing my offer letter on his latest waste of bandwidth and by telling me, “So Hoge, go fuck yourself.”

I take that as a rejection of my offer.

I also consider his breach of the confidentiality he asked for as yet another example of the Cabin Boy’s™ bad faith. I could retaliate by posting the letter he sent me, including the crude images it contains, but I will not. I will, however, proceed with discovery and take the case to trial if necessary.

Murum aries attigit.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Hi!

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) How’s your new map coming?

JOHNNY: I got more data in last night. I was just going to spread it out an post the new locations.

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


The Cabin Boy™ has been claiming that he sent me a proper response to an interrogatory in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit that the court ordered him to answer. I had no record of receiving his response. Finally, he posted this tweet—fmp201701150549zWhen I checked, there was no such email in my inbox. However, I was able to find it by searching my spam folder. (My server holds emails caught by the spam filter for a few days before purging them.) The search term that worked was the subject line “Here you go, Tuff Stuff!”, something that is not related in anyway to the lawsuit or the interrogatory. Here’s the email that I received, less the pdf attachment.bsemail20170112Note the sender’s address: 5yvfn8+dakg56we5mt68@guerrillamail.com. Given that return address and subject line, I’m not surprised that the email was tagged as spam.

So I now have Bill Schmalfeldt’s answer to the interrogatory. It was made under penalty of perjury. We’ll see if anyone believes him.