Way back almost one year ago, Slabbed received a reader comment from ‘m constatintin” on the post Hizzoner appears on WLOX This Week, Waxes Nonsensical:
m constatintin says:
January 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm
My god, tide is turning, just heard you got hammered in Miss. State court, the Canadians won and are really coming for you, guess they plan on collecting and holding you accountable ?
Judge Schmidt says you defended? Did you?
Hadn’t yet thought about all implications but at first glance the res judicata implications are great !
What about judicial interest for three years on 180,000 at 6% and cost yet to be levied for the ongoing violations of Canadian copyright at Slabbed? This is a kind of intentional tort that can’t be done away with in a bankruptcy, no?
Help us out here please, hard and complex story and facts to digest.
First I’d like to say thank you for stopping in with us M, even from a proxied IP address. I am not really commenting on this topic in favor of litigating the issues in the courtroom but since you asked I will disclose a few things.
Before I do that I need to share something from my experience as publisher of Slabbed, namely there being are three general kinds of people behind the keyboard bloviating in the media, social or otherwise:
- Blowhards that talk a big game but couldn’t name one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the 1st Amendment. They have an opinion about everything and know jack shit about most things.
- Those that are smart enough to understand what they do not know, understand they can learn from others and act appropriately with that knowledge. I think we have a high concentration of that kind of commenter here at Slabbed compared to other types of media, social or otherwise. (Community sourcing rocks and so does the community.)
- A few people that have the sack to defend those five freedoms guaranteed by our constitution, be it military against a foreign adversary or in a courtroom against domestic threats to those five freedoms, which sadly now include our current President.
With that set up M, this brawl has been going on a very long time, since 2011 in fact. I won a case of First Impressions involving the 1st Amendment. So Aaron Broussard’s business associates decided to sue me again and again and again and again so forth and so on, several of those times joining my Counsel in order to conflict them out. Every case they filed but one has since petered out and the lawyer / mastermind behind such a litigation strategy has been put on the shelf but not before he helped his SLAPP happy buddies sue their first Mississippi Attorney, Henry Laird, for Malpractice – in New Orleans.
The gang did manage to get a copyright judgment against me personally in Canada but let’s circle that for now because Charles Leary, Vaughn Perret and Trout Point Lodge, Limited are known in legal parlance as judgment debtors and they owe me some money, bigly in fact, something they left out of the fictionalized news accounts about this fight up in Canada. And when you’re an American Citizen M, (not Canadian as you suggested) and don’t pay up on judgments and don’t cooperate with Federal court orders to appear, you get cited for contempt and of course they now owe me more money, are correctly described as contemnors and the meter is running evergreen:
Here is the contempt order for Leary and Perret:
It makes my head hurt to count the days and do the math so I don’t know what the tab is totaling to right now but its still running and will do so until they comply with Judge Guirola’s order. As for that Canadian copyright judgment from the 4th time or so time they sued me, I pondered the problem these vexatious litigants posed and I pondered some more before I had a House of Cards season one, episode one moment and declared, “Clare I know exactly what I have to do!”: A bare knuckle bar room brawl was what they wanted so by God I grabbed them by the belt buckle, pulled them onto a level field of battle here in Mississippi, and gave them exactly what they wanted, for the better part of three years in fact.
M, you might ask what happens to a litigant when his lawyers are sued again and again to conflict them out? Luckily I can answer that by saying such a litigant has a major motivation to learn civil procedure, learn about things such as pattern jury instructions and buy law school books on the First Amendment and Copyright law. To me the bigger question is how does one learn to forget the ‘dark arts’ once it is learned? I am not sure such is possible, especially when you go to the local courthouse and be extended all the courtesies of actual Counsel. That said I still look forward to hanging up scale and gavel, concentrating on Excel and this place some day very soon.
As for a $180,000 Canadian Copyright Judgment, I can say with absolute authority it is worth exactly $100 on the steps of the Stone County Courthouse and I would know because I was the guy that bought it there. You see M, at the end of the day Broussard’s buddies are nothing more than paper tigers that spent three years paying a variety of lawyers to litigate their tenuous Canadian judgment here in the US before having it sold from under them.
Amazingly the music post here on Slabbed which disclosed the strategy was the most socially engaged of all ’em in 2017 which still amazes me. People across this great land are paying attention to what we are doing here at Slabbed in creating a safe environment for people to muckrake as a community without fear of reprisal.
Speaking of people paying attention, some of y’all may have heard some yammering about a Federal lawsuit I’m involved in with these same people. I’ll shortcut everyone, many of the counts were dismissed but a few survived and the case is now in discovery and that is all I’m going to say.
To summarize M, I blindsided them when I flipped the script on ’em and I haven’t looked back. The long version of the story of this website belongs between two hard covers as it has been one hell of a trip. It’s been my privilege to steer the ship. Thank you for stopping in with us.