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Copy and paste to browser and see how nice the Judges are and get a glimps of what this can be said about cook and will judges?

 

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why social worker lies about being a drug addict and fails test and lies to everyone?

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Cw tell the truth and quit lying to everyone you are a drug addict.

Judge denies motion to dismiss Prenda Law’s libel suit; Sets briefing schedule on remand request August 14, 2013 5:54 PM

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Judge denies motion to dismiss Prenda Law’s libel suit; Sets briefing schedule on remand request
August 14, 2013 5:54 PM
By BETHANY KRAJELIS
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CHICAGO — A federal judge today allowed briefing to move forward on Prenda Law’s renewed motion to remand its libel suit back to St. Clair County.

U.S. District Judge John Darrah gave the defendants – Minnesota attorney Paul Godfread and his client, Alan Cooper — until Aug. 21 to submit a response, set an Aug. 28 deadline for Prenda Law to file its reply and scheduled an Oct. 30 status hearing in the case.

Also at today’s hearing, Darrah denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the suit and granted Prenda Law attorney Paul Duffy’s motion to dismiss the defendants’ counterclaim.

But, the whole briefing schedule Darrah set over the remand request may turn out to be moot as Prenda Law filed a motion to withdraw its renewed request just hours after today’s hearing. No ruling on that motion had been entered as of late this afternoon.

Filed on Monday, Prenda Law’s renewed remand motion asserts that the court does not have jurisdiction to hear its suit against Godfread and Cooper because no federal questions are involved and diversity of citizenship does not exist.

Prenda Law sued Godfread and Cooper, as well as 10 potential John Doe defendants, in February in the St. Clair County Circuit Court. The suit was transferred southern Illinois’ federal court and in June, to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

In his transfer order, Chief Judge David Herndon noted that “a virtually identical, first-filed action is currently pending” in Chicago’s federal court.

That suit — Duffy v. Godfread, et al. — was filed in February in Cook County Circuit Court, removed to federal court and has since been consolidated with Prenda Law v. Godfread, et al., the suit originally brought in St. Clair County.

In their suits, Duffy and Prenda Law accuse Godfread and Cooper of making false and defamatory statements in a Minnesota lawsuit and that their statements, as well as those of currently unknown individuals on the Internet, have appeared on various websites.

Among other allegations, the firm contends that the defendants accused it and some of its attorneys of “criminal offenses; want of integrity in the discharge of employment; lack of ability in its profession; and the commission of fornication and adultery.”

Godfread and Cooper filed a counterclaim in which Cooper alleged he was a caretaker for Prenda Law attorney John Steele and eventually learned that his name was being used as an officer or director of AF Holdings, a client of Prenda Law, without his knowledge or consent.

They moved to dismiss the complaint under Minnesota’s Anti-SLAPP Act, which like other similar laws around the nation, aims to protect citizens in lawsuits that intend to prevent public participation. Duffy moved to dismiss their counterclaim for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.

At today’s hearing, Duffy appeared on behalf of his firm and Chicago attorney Erin Kathryn Russell appeared on the defendants’ behalf.

In an attempt to support his firm’s renewed motion to remand, Duffy told Darrah that the suit can’t proceed in federal court because diversity of citizenship does not exist between the parties.

He said that Prenda Law filed an amended complaint when the suit was pending in St. Clair County Circuit Court that added Alpha Law Firm as a plaintiff.

Duffy said that two exhibits “clearly pointed out” that Alpha Law is based in Minnesota, which he asserts destroys diversity of citizenship since Godfread and Cooper are also from Minnesota.

After asking whether the exhibits were attached to the amended complaint and Duffy responded “no,” Darrah said “how could they possibly have known?”

He then asked Duffy why he didn’t bring up Alpha Law’s citizenship earlier or correct the docket sheet in the case, which he said makes no mention of the Minnesota firm. Duffy told Darrah that he informed the defendants’ attorney.

Russell, who represents the defendants, denied Duffy’s claim after the hearing.

She told Darrah that Prenda Law’s amended complaint “should never have been filed” because the firm didn’t asked for leave to file the amended complaint and no order granting leave was ever filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Instead, Russell claims, Prenda Law’s local counsel, Belleville attorney Kevin Hoerner, made false representations to an employee with the clerk’s office in order to get the amended complaint filed.

She told Darrah that an affidavit from Judy Kent, an employee of the St. Clair County clerk’s office, proves her claim. Kent’s affidavit is attached as an exhibit to her May 10 response in opposition to the firm’s motion to remand.

In her affidavit, Kent states that she file stamped an amended complaint on Feb. 21 in Prenda Law v. Godfread et al. and that there was no motion seeking leave to file an amended complaint or an order granting such relief in the record.

“I was informed by Mr. Hoerner, one of Prenda Law’s attorneys, that no one had been served with the original complaint, which is why I file stamped the amended complaint without a motion for leave,” Kent states in her affidavit. “I verified on my computer that my office had not received a return as of February 21, 2013.”

At that time, however, Russell asserts that both Godfread and Cooper had been served. Exhibits attached to her May 10 response show that Godfread had been served on Feb. 15 and that Cooper was served on Feb. 20.

Russell further claims that Prenda Law knew her clients had been served because Steele left a message with Godfread about an hour after he was served, saying “I understand you just got served” and asked whether he would be representing Cooper.

At the end of the hearing, Darrah asked Russell to provide him with “any supporting information regarding the docket in St. Clair County.”

Despite Darrah’s decision to allow briefing on the renewed remand motion to proceed, Prenda Law filed a motion to withdraw its motion just a few hours after today’s hearing.

“Plaintiff vehemently disagrees with representations made by Defendants counsel at the August 14, 2013 hearing regarding its Motion, but nevertheless due to the apparent confusion arising from Plaintiff’s Motion, Plaintiff seeks to withdraw its motion,” Prenda Law states.

The firm adds, “Rather than renew its motion, Plaintiff intends to, at the appropriate time if any, amend its complaint to add Alpha Law Group LLC as a Plaintiff.”

Aside from the briefing dates Darrah scheduled over the remand motion, he issued an order today denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss under Minnesota’s Anti-SLAPP Act and granting the plaintiff’s motion to dismiss the counterclaim.

Dismissing the defendants’ motion to dismiss, Darrah explained that “Godfread and Cooper fail, at this stage, to make a threshold showing that Duffy’s claims of their defamation involved public participation or were otherwise ‘aimed in whole or in part at procuring favorable government action.’”

In regards to Darrah’s decision to grant Duffy’s motion to dismiss the defendants’ counterclaim, the judge wrote in his order that “As the Counterclaim is presently constructed, it is unclear what role Duffy played in the claims asserted.”

He added, “It is clear, however, Godfread and Cooper believe multiple other individuals and entities are involved, who have not been named as parties to this lawsuit.”

Darrah, however, gave the defendants 30 days to file an amended counterclaim. In addition, he denied Duffy’s motion to strike 10 affirmative defenses raised by Godfread and Cooper, saying they met the basic requirements and are sufficient.

Russell said after today’s hearing that her clients plan to seek reconsideration of Darrah’s ruling and provide some clarification on some of the points they previously raised.

This entry was posted in Federal Court, News, St. Clair County and tagged Alan Cooper, Chief Judge David Herndon, Erin Kathryn Russell, John Steele, Kevin Hoerner, Paul Duffy, Paul Godfread, Prenda Law, U.S. District Judge Paul Darrah. Bookmark the permalink.
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We pay these creeps and look what they are doing to children ?

July 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Common Core: Increasing the Dumbing Down of America’s Children
JULY 15, 2014
tags: barack obama, Common Core Standards, department of education, federal government, James Milgram, National Commission on Excellence in Education, National Education Association, president george w bush, United Nations Development Program
John F. McManus
7/15/2014
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DumbingDownOfAmericaLet’s go back a few years to 1983. It was then after two years of gathering information, a prestigious federal panel known as “The National Commission on Excellence in Education” concluded that our nation’s schools were producing “a tide of mediocrity” marked by declining student ability in every subject.

The Commission’s report, entitled A Nation at Risk, offered an attention-getting summary: “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre education performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war.”

Three decades have passed since that attempt at a wake-up call. Over this period, the federal government deepened its already unconstitutional meddling in the field of education, and results went from bad to worse. Today, among students in the top industrialized nations, America’s teenagers are ranked 31st in math, 24th in science, and 21st in reading. Instead of fixing a serious problem, it got worse as one federal program followed another. The dismal performance will likely continue downhill as Common Core Standards take root. Let’s take a look at some of the record.

In 1990, representatives of 150 countries — including the United States — met in Thailand for the United Nations-sponsored “World Conference on Education for All.” Official sponsors and participants included UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP (United Nations Development Program), the UN-related World Bank, and an assortment of other world planners. The event produced six goals for education that became the basis for the U.S. program known as “Outcome-Based Education,” an educational fiasco approved by President George W. Bush. It did nothing to correct education’s deficiencies, while creating even more federal domination over schooling, ramping up globalism; sexuality instruction; and propaganda favoring acceptance of abortion, homosexuality, and population control.

The next intrusion by the federal government carried the label “No Child Left Behind,” created by the Department of Education in 2001. The title of this endeavor should have been applied to all youngsters who will have to shoulder skyrocketing U.S. indebtedness because they surely won’t be able to escape its burden.

After education’s test scores continued to drop, President Barack Obama introduced “Race to the Top” in 2009. This newest program received a hefty $10 billion bankroll that enabled the government to bribe states into accepting the Common Core Standards even though no one had yet seen them. Many of the 45 states that did sign on when they took a share of the billions are having second thoughts because angry parents are learning what is occurring in the schools where they send their youngsters.

Even though the federal government promotes and funds their use, the Common Core Standards are not a government creation. Never established by law, there was no congressional input, so there can be no Congressional repeal. They were written by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, and it is this combination that holds the copyright over what is produced. A large chunk of the financing for this new educational scheme has come from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The University of Arkansas’ Dr. Sandra Stotsky participated in an official review of Common Core’s English standards and was expected to validate what she saw. But she refused to grant her endorsement of the English Standards. She found that texts given to students included an Environmental Protection Agency manual dealing with “Recommended Levels of Insulation” (for homes and businesses), and the Executive Order 13423 issued by the White House outlining ways to strengthen federal environmental, energy, and transportation management. Reading government manuals and directives will surely never increase the love of reading that all decent English teachers strive to encourage. And it will leave intellectually starved students programmed to become deliberately dulled-down workers for the new world order.

Similarly, Stanford’s Dr. James Milgram, a veteran mathematics instructor, participated in the official review. He found the math component of Common Core extremely deficient. Citing actual errors and labeling the material “as non-challenging as possible,” he too refused to endorse the program. Curiously, Dr. Stotsky and Dr. Milgram were the only actual teachers of specific subjects who were asked to review and endorse the Common Core Standards. All other members of this Validation Committee were professional educators who had no background in anything but the educational processes.

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Left-wing groups usually found applauding any new innovation in education have joined in condemning what Common Core has produced. The New York State Teachers Union, the huge National Education Association, and the Chicago Teachers Union — all identifiably on the Left — have allied with conservative groups and individuals in intense opposition to the new program. While math and English standards are already in use, similar standards are being readied for history, science, social studies, sexuality, and more.

The primary author of the Common Core program turns out to be a man named David Coleman. After he got the Common Core ball rolling in 2012, he accepted appointment as president of the College Board, the producer of the almost universally employed SAT exams. Students can be sure that these important tests for entry into higher education will now become consistent with Common Core’s new educational system. Not only will this development affect public schools, but it will impact religious schools (Catholic, Christian, etc.) and home schoolers whose students will also be taking an SAT exam in hopes of doing well enough to be accepted at a preferred college. If students want to do well on the SATs produced by David Coleman, they will have to be familiar with Common Core. Many Catholic school districts have already jumped aboard the Common Core bandwagon.

Some resistance is building. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently signed legislation repealing Oklahoma’s acceptance of Common Core. Two other states (Indiana and South Carolina) have likewise indicated they want nothing to do with the program. More state governments, including Arizona, are considering similar action. It remains to be seen whether any state that pulls out will have to return the funds that earlier bribed them into acceptance.

Billionaire Bill Gates has said, “We’ll know we’ve succeeded when the curriculum and the tests are aligned to these standards.” As the program was being created, current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a UNESCO audience in 2010 that the coming program “can only be achieved by creating a strong cradle-to-career continuum that starts with early childhood learning and extends all the way to college and careers.”

Veteran teacher Mary Black, an activist opponent of Common Core and one of the leaders of the rapidly-growing Freedom Project Education home-schooling program allied with The John Birch Society, has claimed: “My review of Common Core standards indicated that they were designed to teach students what to think and not how to think.” She is particularly outraged to note that the tax-funded abortion provider Planned Parenthood has participated in writing the “National Sexuality Education Standards.” Others have pointed out that any national standards are loaded with propaganda designed to teach the young about the dubious claims of global warming enthusiasts and globalism itself. “Let the states compete to produce the best students,” say many who are already opponents of any federal involvement in education.

America’s education system is in bad shape and getting worse. And its decline is not the work of any foreign power. It is the result of educationists whose record shows them to be proven failures whose thinking and planning is clearly un-American. Common Core has already stimulated many to wonder about any federal involvement in education. That, of course, is the real answer to America’s failing education system.

 

 

Scumbag Attorney tries to Weassel out like other scumbags just like child reps?

July 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

← Elf-Man LLC Dismisses Lamberson With Prejudice – # 2:13-cv-00395 (WA)
Settlement Demand Letters Sent Out On CLOSED Dallas Buyers Club Case – 1:14-cv-02168 (ILND)
Posted on July 15, 2014 by DieTrollDie
Well at least we can count on the greed of the Trolls to direct their actions. As I previously wrote, an ILND Dallas Buyers Club LLC case against 46 Does, #1:14-cv-02168, was closed by the court on 2 Apr 14. The unusual aspect of the dismissal was that Judge Castillo explicitly allowed the Troll to still obtain the ISP subscriber information. See my previous article – Judge Castillo’s Pure Bill Of Discovery

love_punchCopyright Troll Michael Hierl has started to send out settlement demand letters for this CLOSED case. Now he of course fails to tell the ISP subscriber that the case is closed – implies that they are part of an active case. DBC_SettlementLTR_02168(IL)

I have to say that at least with this settlement demand letter, he didn’t screw up with the amount they are seeking. Here is another Dallas Buyers Club case (Archive Docket 1:14-cv-02163) settlement demand letter in the same district – The Troll cannot determine if they want $3,500 or $3,800 from the ISP subscriber. I do find it interesting that for DBC cases in the ILND, that the amount is different. This indicates to me that the Troll/Plaintiff is doing some sort of analysis to find an amount that an ISP subscriber is willing to pay. I assume this is simply based on the area in which the ISP subscriber resides. DBC Settlement Letter_02163(IL)

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As this case was dismissed without prejudice, Troll/Plaintiff could refile cases against single defendants. As they have done nothing in the realm of an actual investigation, this action is reckless in my opinion. Not to mention that it will cost the Troll $400 to file a case. In the Minute Order, it clearly states what a refile of the complaint must encompass.

In the meantime, the current Doe complaint will be dismissed without prejudice to the filing of an appropriate amended complaint which names individual defendants that can be properly joined together in one lawsuit. {my emphasis}

As the Troll doesn’t have the records to properly join the defendants, the cases will have to be single Defendants. Also, the judge stated they need to be named and not just an IP address. Now the Troll/Plaintiff could actually do this, but they then run the risk of someone fighting back and exposing more of the German BitTorrent apparatus (IPP/Guardaley/Excipio).

Now since there is no longer an open case, there is no longer a time constraint on the Troll. With the exception of the 3-year Statute of Limitation on Copyright Infringement, he can string this out for a while. The biggest thing he has to worry about is over time, any evidence on a Defendant’s computer could be damaged or destroyed in the normal operation of it. But as it will never get that far, that fact is purely academic in nature.

So What To Do?

If this applies to your situation, I suggest the following. *** For those of you who are not clear on this point (Mr. Ross), this means don’t lie or make a false statement. *** Also, I’m NOT “engaged in the unauthorized practice of law.” Don’t be stupid. For all of these Non-Malibu Media Copyright Troll cases, I’m of the opinion that responding to the settlement demand letter with a simple denial is best. Nothing fancy or elaborate, just a letter that states the following:

I didn’t download/share the movie in question.
I didn’t authorize anyone to use my network to download/share the movie in question.
I don’t know who could have downloaded/shared the movie in question.
I will not pay a settlement to make the threat of a law suit go away.
This informs the Troll that you are not afraid to respond to him and probably not the best target for a default judgement (failing to answer a summons/complaint). Then sign & date the letter and make a copy for your records. Mail it to the Troll via certified mail, return receipt requested. That way you will have proof his office received it.

Based on all the trouble the Trolls are having with their association to the German BitTorrent monitoring firms, I really doubt there will be very many Does who are named and served with a complaint. This of course will be on a case-by-case basis, as the Troll will assess the likelihood that serving a Defendant will bring them to the settlement table. Note: If this does happen to a Defendant, I do have a couple of answer templates that you can use. Defendant Answers

DieTrollDie 🙂 “The Defendants have liable Plaintiff under the disguise of such childish and unsophisticated pseudonyms as ‘die troll die.’” – a statement like that could cost you $11K!

 

 

Cheating violated people and making them have hearings and leading them on and not giving them any promised remedy and then denying everything for you and giving you more debt.

July 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

More should be looked into the fraud that this woman is doing with the abuse of the abused woman she extorts for extra monies from (VAWA) FUNDS AS WELL?

 

ILLINOIS VIOLENCE PREVENTION AUTHORITY (IVPA)
Neighborhood Recovery Initiative
Damon Arnold, M.D., M.P.H, Co-Chair
Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, Co-Chair
Barbara A Shaw, Director

Sun-Times: “A criminal grand jury has launched a probe into Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program, once likened to a ‘political slush fund'”

WGN News: “Barbara Shaw ran the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and will be required to testify about how it spent $55 million dollars in grants… audit found widespread abuse of funds and poor oversight.”

FOUR REASONS WHY AG MADIGAN IS HIDING:

REASON #1:
Lisa Madigan was Co-Chair of Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA)- responsible for the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. Review Management Letter on page 4

REASON #2:
Lisa Madigan had five appointments of the ten member board of IVPA.
Review Illinois State Law

REASON #3:
Lisa Madigan’s Chief of Staff Ann Spillane appears to be directing raises/bonuses for the IVPA within three days after the November 2, 2010 general election. Read the email below…

“Hi Ann. I’m just checking in to see if there has been a decision on the raises/bonus question for my managers. I don’t know if I made it clear, but I would prefer to do raises, particularly given that, as a result of Tuesday’s outcome, there is now a likelihood that this big initiative will continue beyond one year.” (Source: BC-15 pf1/15509 | Auditor William Holland)
Barbara Shaw, IVPA Director email to Ann Spillane, Chief of Staff
Attorney General Lisa Madigan & IVPA Co-Chair
Friday, November 5, 2010 at 4:37PM

REASON #4:
Lisa Madigan, as Co-Chair, had statutory oversight while the Governor’s office recommended the hiring of undocumented workers with the grant money! Doesn’t that violate state employment law? Read the Governors office email chain here.

State Representative Dwight Kay authored the resolution empowering Auditor General Bill Holland to open the books on IVPA’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. From Holland’s office, Kay collected electronic copies of over 14,000 pages of information.

A bi-partisan House oversight committee has subpoenaed Director Barbara Shaw to testify on July 16 and 17. Read 326 pages of Barbara Shaw’s emails:

Part One:
https://www.openthebooks.com/assets/1/7/Barbara_Shaw_Emails_part_1.pdf
Part Two:
https://www.openthebooks.com/assets/1/7/Barbara_Shaw_Emails_part-2.pdf
Part Three: https://www.openthebooks.com/assets/1/7/Barbara_Shaw_Emails_part_3.pdf

But, there could be much more. Rep. Kay contracted with Garrett Discovery Inc (a computer forensic consulting firm) to assist in reviewing, categorizing and indexing Holland’s files. There could be 1,000’s of missing emails. Read report to the House committee here.

When all the emails are “found,” what will they reveal about Attorney General and IVPA Co-Chair Lisa Madigan, AG Chief of Staff Ann Spillane, IVPA Director Barbara Shaw and the anti-violence grant program?

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the top cop in Illinois. Madigan co-chaired one of the most corrupt programs in state history. Barbara Shaw, IVPA Director, is asking Madigan’s Chief of Staff within three days of the election— “… if there has been a decision on the raises/bonus question for my managers.”

It’s time to start asking General Madigan and Chief of Staff Ann Spillane some hard questions.

This story has only just started to unfold… please stay tuned.

 

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