Update (II): Thanks for links from long time blogging ally Blazing Cat Fur, and from um... since I am trying to keep the cursing to a minimum, I will just link to this second blog without naming it, and give you a language warning about the link. Also we have “donkeytale” at myFDL who has covered this dustup before.. And the kindest link was from Gabriel Malor at Ace of Spades who writes: “Aaron is a great legal blogger and that brief is an awesome legal take-down.” Sweet and back atcha. Gabriel is great for following the legal geek stuff.
Update (III): Thanks to Legal Insurrection for designating this the post of the day.
Parts one through three are here, here and here. The short version is that Bret Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist (bomber, specifically) and perjurer is attempting to obtain my real name by the use of legal process, by claiming I am a witness in an unrelated matter. This post contains the responsive pleading I have filed today.
Kimberlin was convicted as the so-called "Speedway Bomber," who terrorized the city of Speedway, Indiana, by detonating a series of explosives in early September 1978. In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. Carl Delong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife's leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.
B. The Plaintiff Has Violated Maryland Rule §1-311 and Therefore Should be Sanctioned by Having His Motion to Compel Dismissed, His Subpoenas Quashed and “Aaron Worthing’s” Motion for Protective Order Granted in Addition to Any Other Relief This Court Deems Appropriate.
1. Plaintiff Has Made Repeated False and Misleading Assertions, And Assertions of Fact Without Any Support.
Paragraph 11: “Mr. Worthing not only read all of Mr. Allen’s defamatory posts and comments, but he advised Mr. Allen on how he could defame and harass Plaintiff by using various legal strategies. Defendant Allen relied on Mr. Worthing’s assistance, advice and support.”
At a minimum, the vetting of all stories entails a review by Executive Producer Howard and Senior Broadcast Producer Murphy, a review by Senior Producer Kartiganer of the excerpts of interviews that are to be used in stories to ensure that they reflect a fair edit from the full interviews and a final fairness and accuracy screening by West. Sternberg and Altabef, who have been in-house counsel for CBS for over 20 years each, also may become involved in the vetting process depending on the type of story and issues involved.
[F]or over a year... Defendant Allen corresponded with Mr. Worthing dozens of times via email and through various blog posts.
Paragraph 10: “When Defendant Allen told Mr. Worthing that he wanted to murder Mr. Kimberlin, Mr. Worthing did not report this to law enforcement officials[.]”
Well, Socrates, although this was pretty cool, let me say, don’t screw around. [P]ay it. [T]he last thing you want is to be seen blowing that amount off.