It’s Bill Schmalfeldt’s logic that’s the issue.
Since about April of this year, it’s been known that the Hoge v. Kimberlin et al civil case was going to trial August 21. This, despite several attempts by Brett Kimberlin to get the date moved because of apparent vacation scheduling issues.
But now, there is also the added bit of Bill being called on the carpet by the Judge in the case for not only possibly doing something wrong, but then NOT SHOWING UP to the first time he was called on the carpet for it back in July. So, kind of a double trouble – once for doing the thing, and twice for not showing up when told to. And THAT is scheduled for the first part of the 21st before they get down to the actual trial.
So, two things, scheduled for the same day. With me so far? Good.
BUT! (you always know with Bill Schmalfeldt, there’s gonna be a but in there somewhere)
Bill keeps whining that it’s so TERRIBLE that he has to be dragged, kicking and screaming to the trial. And now, because of the being called on the carpet part, he thinks he’s found a way out of it. Because… HE HASN’T HAD TIME TO PROPERLY FILE FOR RELIEF!
And, of course, it’s John who is the idiot in Bill’s world. Natch.
If Bill Schmalfeldt wanted to get specific ADA accommodations for the trial, he’s had four months to do so. There was no special need for the court to require him to be notified by another service. The service was for the carpet calling. Which Bill has *also* known about since July, but let’s never mind that for the moment.
If Bill HAD made those ADA requests for accommodations using the proper form 30 days before the start of the trial, those proper accommodations would already be taking place. But he didn’t. Instead, he’s filed a few very silly motions – one to try and Skype into the trial (yeah, you can only do that if you are represented by counsel that is present in the courtroom in most jurisdictions, but nice try!) and then another one to reconsider the request after the court denied it the first time.
Bill Schmalfeldt is following his typical pattern. He tries to throw as much mud or bright and shiny things at something to try and obfuscate from the real situation. He refuses to take responsibility for his own actions and blames everything on everybody else, all while calling people nasty names – including the innocent clerks of the court in Carroll County. And we all know his song and dance by now, don’t we?
Bill has to show up in Westminster on Aug. 21 or else he risks angering the judge for ignoring the show cause hearing for the second time.
Bill has to show up in Westminster on Aug. 21 or else he risks defaulting in John Hoge’s lawsuit.
Bill and his sock are nattering on over on Twitter about how he will just appeal the judgement if the logical consequences to Bill not showing up occur. But then Bill will find the other, very EXPENSIVE hurdle that he will have to jump over in order to have his appeal submitted.
Are you shocked and surprised that Bill Schmalfeldt is not the legal expert that he thinks he is?
I know I’m not.
It’s good to know the laughs keep on coming even though I’ve been on vacation. And I’m still waiting on that subpoena to force me to testify to whatever it is that Bill thinks I have that is relevant in this suit. Guess that was yet another one of his impotent threats designed to get me to shut up, right?