Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for five years ago today dealt with one of the filings in the untimely appeal The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin filed in the RICO Madness LOLsuit.

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The lawyers for Glenn Beck and his companies have filed an informal reply brief in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal of the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.

My favorite line from the brief is:

Appellees join in, and incorporate by reference, the other jurisdictional arguments set forth in the Informal Response Briefs of appellees Aaron Walker and William Hoge.

Heh.

UPDATE—Breitbart, RedState, and Erick Erickson also filed informal reply briefs on Monday. You can read them here.

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And was probably the high water mark of my pro se legal wrangling.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blogsmoke first ran six years ago today.

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BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3

JOHN: The Grouch had been looking for some way to tag me with something, anything that would cause me legal problems. He didn’t seem to care if it were civil or criminal, just as long as he cou …

ANNOUNCER: We interrupt Blogsmoke to bring you this news bulletin.

This morning W. J. J. Hoge filed the following Informal Response Brief in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. appeal with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

ANNOUNCER: We return you now to “BLOGSMOKE” already in progress.

… not necessarily our jurisdiction. It depends on which State’s Attorney does what or whether everything is consolidated by the Attorney General. If Maryland cleans up the mess, we won’t have to get involved.

JOHN: OK. I’ll pass that along.

MUSIC: CLOSING TITLE UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 6

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Even with a good imagination, we can’t come up with stories as strange as The Grouch and his buddies provide for episodes of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: SWELL AND CONTINUE TO MUSIC OUT

ANNOUNCER: The Legal Department wishes the following declaimer read: “‘BLOGSMOKE’ is a work of fiction. Anyone who feels it might be about him should read Proverbs 28:1.”

This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

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One of the most satisfying moments of my pro se litigation against The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin was when one of lawyers representing some of my fellow appellees adopted the argument presented in my brief as part of his own.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is one of the least appealing persons I have ever met, but the I asked the question “Is #BrettKimberlin Appealing?” in this post from six years ago today.

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He thinks so.

I’ll have more to say after I finish laughing.

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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed his appeal as untimely because the entire case he filed in the District Court had not been closed. When I was finally able to file an appeal, he lost it too.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Even Gentle Readers who have closely followed The Saga of Team Kimberlin for the past 8+ years sometimes lose track of all the various LOLsuits and other legal shenanigans that Brett Kimberlin has tired to employ in his failed attempts at brass knuckles reputation management. Five years ago today, I ran the following post to help the Gentle Readers keep track of Who’s On First?.

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I’ve had several requests to explain the various court cases that are referenced here on Hogewash!, so here’s a more or less complete list of the current cases relating to Brett Kimberlin.

Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. was filed by The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin on 30 August, 2013, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, Kimberlin Unmasked, and me. It alleged all sorts of frivolous claims. The two persons TDPK claimed were Kimberlin Unmasked settled the case with him. Five of the seven claims against the rest of us were dismissed on summary judgment. We went to trial on his claims of defamation and false light invasion of privacy. After TDPK rested his case, the judge entered a directed verdict in the favor of the defendants because not a “scintilla” of evidence had been produced that we had defamed him or invaded his privacy. He has appealed the case to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I) was filed in U. S. District Court on 15 October, 2013, initially against 21 defendants, including me. It is also known around here as the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. The second amended complaint added three more defendants. Four of the defendants settled with TDPK. On 17 March, 2015, all but one claim against one defendant were dismissed. The federal claims were dismissed with prejudice, meaning that they cannot be refiled. The state law claims were dismissed without prejudice, meaning that could be refiled in state court. The case is still alive and is now called Kimberlin v. Frey. I often refer to it as the RICO Remnant. Kimberlin tried to appeal the dismissal of the federal claims to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He appeal was dismissed.

TDPK did refile the state law claims from the RICO Madness in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. It’s formally known as Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club (II), but around here it’s called Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread—Most of the Universe because TDPK dropped several of the RICO Madness defendants.

The day before almost all of the RICO Madness case was dismissed, TDPK filed Kimberlin v. Hutton & Williams LLC, et al. which names me among the 19 defendants. I’ve taken to calling it Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Earlier this year, Kimberlin also filed a peace order petition against me. The petition was denied by the District Court. He appealed, and it was denied again by the Circuit Court. Acting through his wife, a criminal charge was filed for alleged online harassment of a minor child. The charges were dropped for lack of evidence. This was the second time he had tried to bring a false criminal charge against me. He filed a harassment charge in 2013 that was dismiss and expunged before I could even be served.

The serious pushback against Kimberlin’s lawfare is beginning. Aaron Walker as filed a suit know as Walker v. Brett Kimberlin, et al. The et al. is Tetyana Kimberlin. More consequences are in the pipeline.

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I can sum up the results of Kimberlin’s lawfare by simply saying he’s maintained a perfect record—of striking out.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Today is the fifth anniversary of this Qapla’ post.

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The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has dismissed The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal of the U. S. District Court’s dismissal of all but one of the claims in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.

I’ll have more to say about this later.

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Of course, winning that appeal was a special victory for me, but I suppose it was just one of the “over a hundred” lawsuits that The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin has filed—and lost.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The never-ending parade of silly mistakes made by The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin and The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt in their various LOLsuits have yielded a gold mine of pointage, laughery, and mockification. Here are some bits from the TKPOTD, a Legal LULZ Du Jour, and a Bonus Legal LULZ Du Jour from four years ago today.

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I’ve been rereading some of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s recent filings in the five active lawsuits in which he is a party. (BTW, four are LOLsuits he’s filed against me.) His writing is becoming … how to put this? … wilder and more full of stupid errors and omissions. I just finished reviewing something from one of the state cases, and its fatal error is both obvious and quite stunning. I won’t write about that mistake here because it’s the judge’s job to educate the midget on this one.

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The Cabin Boy™ has a DOOM CLOCK running over at his Derp Brain Radio website (No, I won’t link to it.) that shows 32 days remaining for the return of waiver of service forms he says he’s sent to the defendants in LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler.

Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(d)(3) says—

A defendant who, before being served with process, timely returns a waiver need not serve an answer to the complaint until 60 days after the request was sent[.]

Even if the waiver request forms had been sent the day the LOLsuit was filed, there would still be 54 days remaining for the defendants to respond. But I suppose following the Rules is hypertechnical. And math is hard.

UPDATE—Or perhaps it means that the Cabin Boy™ is exercising his option to allow at least 30 days but less than 60 days for the return of the waiver forms. Whatever. Setting the minimum time for return of the waiver forms won’t change when any answers or dispositive motions are due.

popcorn4bkUPDATE 2—The Cabin Boy™ has a post up “correcting” this one. I checked his “correction” with a lawyer, and I’ll wait for Schmalfeldt to find out the hard way how wrong he is.

Oh, and I see from his post that he’s still too afraid to include me in his LOLsuit.

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The Cabin Boy™ has yet another post up over at his Derp Brain Radio website (No, I won’t link to it.) in which he demonstrates his poor reading comprehension and his poor knowledge of the legal resources I have at hand. Given his track record, it’s possible that he has come up with a novel way to screw up service of process. We shall see.

popcorn4bkAs I noted earlier today, The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s fear of having to face me in court will keep me out of LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler, at least for the nonce, and I expect that the amended complaint [redacted]. All this means is that he’s surrendered his chance to control the actual venue after [redacted]. Meanwhile, I get to sit on the sidelines and point and laugh.

Heh.

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Tomorrow is Christmas Day, and this feature will take the day off.

So head out to the store to finish your shopping (or pickup more popcorn), enjoy the holiday, and …

Stay tuned.

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Yes, Merry Christmas, everyone!

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Early July has been a continuing rough spot for The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s lawfare campaigns. In 2012, his second bogus peace order against Aaron Walker was overturned. In 2013, his petition for a protective order against his wife failed. In 2014, five of the seven counts in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit were dismissed on summary judgment. In 2015, the portion of his Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I) RICO Madness LOLsuit dealing with me finally died on appeal. The TKPOTD from four years ago today was about the death of Brett Kimberlin’s RICO Madness LOLsuit.

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This puts a formal end to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal of the dismissal of the RICO and Ku Klux Klan Act claims in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.

Good riddance.

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The Gentle Reader who has followed The Saga of Team Kimberlin through the years may have noticed that, with rare exceptions, everything has proceeded as I have foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Four years ago, The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin has lost all but one count of his RICO Madness LOLsuit in U. S. District Court, so he filed an appeal with the Fourth Circuit and recycled his state law claims by filing his RICO Remnant LOLsuit. I wrote about them both in a couple of posts four years ago today. One was a TKPOTD. The other was titled Yet another LOLsuit.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness lolsuit proves one thing: that Brett Kimberlin is an untrustworthy liar. He settled that suit with five of the parties—The American Spectator, The Franklin Center, James O’Keefe, Simon & Schuster, and Lynn Thomas. Now, in spite of agreeing that the matter was settled with those parties, he is including them among the defendants in his appeal.

These folks thought they had come to a final agreement with Kimberlin. Legally, they did, but nothing is final for Kimberlin until he gets his way.

Given this example, it certainly seems that anyone who trusts Brett Kimberlin is a fool.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has filed state law claims from his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. He’s named the following defendants: National Bloggers Club, Ali Akbar, Patrick Frey, Erick Erickson, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, Aaron Walker, Yours Truly, Lee Stranahan, Mandy Nagy, Breitbart.com (sic), DB Capitol Strategies, Dan Backer, Mercury Radio Arts, Blaze (sic), Ace of Spade (the blog), Ace of Spades (the blogger), RedState, and Twitchy.

The suit claims are for Defamation of Character, Invasion of Privacy (mentioned twice), Interference with Business Relations, Interference (with what is unspecified), Battery, Infliction of Emotional Distress, and Conspiracy.

That’s as much as I can gather from the Maryland Judiciary Case Search online database. I can’t make any further substantive comment about this LOLsuit until I’ve reviewed the complaint with counsel.

Comments are open, and suggestions for a working name for this LOLsuit are solicited. Please keep it clean.

UPDATE—TDPK forgot to add Mopery with Intent to Lurk again.

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The clear winner in the comment section for a suggested name for the LOLsuit was submitted by Dr_Mike.

Let’s see: (liberties are taken with the truth, deal with it.)

Brett Kimberlin and the Source of (Quayle getting) Stoned
Brett Kimberlin and the Probation of Secret (Commutation)s
Brett Kimberlin and the Prisoner of GoesKaboom
Brett Kimberlin and the Goblet of Wine Coolers for Teenaged Girls
Brett Kimberlin and the Order to Show Cause
Brett Kimberlin and the Half-Pint Perjury
Brett Kimberlin and the Deathly Murder of Julia Scyphers

Heh.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Even a flatworm will turn away from pain, but Team Kimberlin has been a glutton for punishment. Back in 2014, The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin lost the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit, and The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt withdrew LOLsuit I after two days, saw his counterclaims that made up LOLsuit II dismissed with prejudice, and was the subject of a second peace order. After all that, they were still exchanging the Worst Advice of the Year

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The Dimwitted Hipster is leading the Cabin Boy™ astray.DemHip201412302152Z

Murum aries attigit.

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2015 wasn’t a good year for Team Kimberlin either. TDPK lost the RICO Madness LOLsuit and saw his untimely appeal of that case turned away by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He filed his RICO Retread LOLsuit in state court, and a bunch of the defendants in that case were dismissed before year’s end. He filed a bogus peace order petition against me which was denied—as was his appeal of the denial—and the false criminal charge he filed against me was dropped. He also filed the RICO II: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit which spilled over into 2016.

2015 went no better for the Cabin Boy™. LOLsuit III was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for lack of jurisdiction, LOLsuit IV was dismissed by the Circuit Court of Howard County for improper venue and failure to serve most of the defendants, and LOLsuit V was voluntarily dismissed with prejudice by Schmalfeldt when he fled from Maryland to Wisconsin.

2016 saw TDPK lose his appeal of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit, the RICO II: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit and its appeal and the Kimberlin v. McConnell LOLsuit and its appeal. His petition for a writ of mandamus to force Judge Hazel to modify the protective order in the RICO Retread LOLsuit was denied by the Fourth Circuit, and that court sanction him for including me in his frivolous appeal of RICO II. Meanwhile, the Cabin Boy™ lost LOLsuits VI and VII.

As 2017 grinds to a halt, Kimberlin has lost his appeal of the RICO Retread LOLsuit in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and has withdrawn his appeal of the RICO II Retread LOLsuit from that court. The Cabin Boy™ has just had LOLsuit VIII booted by the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina for lack of personal jurisdiction over the defendants.

2018 is coming. Stay tuned.

Murum aries attigit.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This was posted in the comment section of yesterday’s TKPOTD—For the record, I haven’t had to spend a great deal of money (at least by my standards, YMMV) defending any of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits. I’ve had pro bono legal representation from Patrick Ostronic in both the state suits, and I’ve handled the federal suits pro se at the District Court level. The only significant out-of-pocket expenditures have been for transcripts and the duplicating expenses for appeals briefs in the state cases. Those expense have been more-or-less cover by generous hit on the Tip Jar. Thank you.

Meanwhile, TDPK still owes me and my lawyers (Patrick Ostronic and Aaron Walker) $1350 in unpaid sanctions.

#Deadbeat.