GUESS WHO pitched a defamation lawsuit directly to Ricky Mason in 2010 to "stop lies" that "mislead voters" which "help Dawn and hurt Beth."
According to GUESS WHO, the so-called "lies" were posted on Hoboken Revolt, and the lawsuit was pitched against "Donna, Kurt and others who post[ed] "felon" comments and articles under their own names."
GUESS WHO warned Ricky Mason:
"...unless you take drastic measures, this is only going to get worse as we head into the 2011 races.... the only thing that will force the Lenz/Zimmer gang to stop their consant slander is legal action... They are working hard to remove Beth from the council and from any capacity in local government, and they have a lot of converts who buy into the Zimmer/Lenz lies... Lenz and team are not deterred by response letters in published newspapers... it doesn't scare them into stopping their destructive behavior."GUESS WHO was pitching political discourse as "destructive behavior/slander/lies", and "legal intervention" to "scare them" silent.
In other words, GUESS WHO was proposing that Ricky Mason file a SLAPP suit.
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.Start reading the Bajardi v Pincus email below from the bottom (where it says "Start Here") and work your way up.
Questions are arising.
How much behind-the-scenes influence did "GUESS WHO" have in the execution of the 2012 SLAPP suit, when two years earlier she pitched nearly same plot to Ricky Mason?
Bajardi v Pincus emails provide a reasonable basis to ask how involved GUESS WHO was in the planning and implementation of the SLAPP suit.
GA can confirm GUESS WHO was behind one of the Bajardis' damages claims. Lane Bajardi wrote, in his interrogatories:
"...I also believe that my young son was not invited to return to the Stevens Cooperative School because certain decision-makers there viewed the many disparaging statements about me and Kimberly online. A copy of the letter informing me that my son would not be invited to return to Stevens is also being produced contemporaneously. Kimberly and I were considering pursuing adoption in 2011, but we had to stop because Ms. Pincus’ statements regarding DYFS made this impossible...."Here is what Lane Bajardi said under oath at his deposition regarding his claim individual bloggers were responsible for his son not being readmitted to Stevens Cooperative School.
There is no doubt, all who have been dragged through nearly 4 years of punishing, frivolous litigation have been grievously harmed.
GA and others have a pressing interest in identifying all parties responsible for its planning and execution, what their roles were, and if they benefited from it, financially or otherwise, in any way.