Wednesday, January 27, 2016
One year ago...
GA can hardly believe the trial of Plaintiff Lane Bajardi was one year ago!
Where did the time go?
Well folks, here's what's on my mind...
SLAPP victims everywhere: fight back! Even if you must go it alone. Do not fold; "The [SLAPP] Plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the Defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism."
Further, it is a matter of public interest and public concern that our courts be relieved of costly and resource consuming SLAPP suits expensed to the taxpayer.
The trial of Plaintiff Lane Bajardi is instructive to SLAPP victims. In the event frivolous [defamation] claims survive to trial, one sees an example of how a trial court works in these cases.
In GA's opinion, Bajardi v Pincus is a textbook cautionary tale about the perils of litigating a SLAPP suit disguised as a defamation case.
The following is a discussion between the judge and Plaintiffs' attorney that occurred in open court on the morning of January 29, 2015. The jury had not yet been brought in. Note, exchanges on the two allegedly defamatory words "political operative." Note further, the Plaintiff's lack of an "expert witness" and introduction of "anonymous witness[es]."