Ah, it’s another one of those anniversaries! Three years ago today, a big chuck of The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s RICO 2 Retread LOLsuit bit the dust.
Let me provide some background for the Gentle Readers who haven’t been following The Saga of Team Kimberlin for more than four years or so. Just as TDPK’s first RICO LOLsuit was failing in federal court, he filed a second one. It attempted to go after the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, a large law firm, and several intelligence contractors for defamation and other imaginary torts. However, TDPK had waited too long to file, and the statute of limitations had run out on any of the alleged acts. He tried to get around that problem by alleging that I was a coconspirator, and the my acts had continued long enough that the statute of limitations had not run out. That LOLsuit was dismissed by the federal court. Kimberlin refiled it in state court, but he dropped me as a defendant. It appeared he was finally beginning to understand that the legal doctrine of res judicata could be applied in my defense because of his previous failed LOLsuits against me.
Three years ago, I published one of those delightful Qapla’ posts.
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Judge Mason held a hearing this morning on the ripe motions to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams LLP, et al. RICO 2 Retread LOLsuit. The case has been dismissed with prejudice against Hunton & Williams and the lawyers associated that firm, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Berico and its employees. The case was also dismissed with prejudice against the Palantir defendants because their situation is identical to the others. The grounds for dismissal were res judicata because Kimberlin had included me as a conspirator (even though I wasn’t named as a defendant in this case) or, alternatively, the statute of limitations if I wasn’t a member of the conspiracy—and lack of personal jurisdiction over the defendants.
The motions to dismiss for the remaining defendants will be heard on 13 September.
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Yep, everything proceeded as I had foreseen.