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February 3, 2014, Hearing - M. Rathbun v. CSI, RTC, Miscavige

Discussion in 'Monique Rathbun' started by TG1, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Thanks Karen#1 (and Mr. Bennitt, of course!) for posting the link above.

    Is the woman in the teal/bright aqua blue shirt, sitting in the gallery, Joanne Wheaton?

    JB
     
  2. TG1

    TG1 Angelic Poster


    Yes, thanks to Karen for posting the link to Mike Bennitt's pix here. They are great.

    Yes, JBWriter ... I believe that the woman sitting between Ed Bryan (who fidgets like a three-year-old in some of these pix) and John Allender is Joanne Wheaton.

    The two Austin Org DSA operatives remind me of Nazi work camp guards.

    Warren McShane looks like he would burst into flames if sunlight touched his skin.

    Lamont Jefferson definitely looks like the stress is wearing on him. Missed some gym appointments lately, has he?
     
  3. koki

    koki Silver Meritorious Patron

    tnx , all of you for info...
    today is another day for :drama:.....
     
  4. degraded being

    degraded being Sponsor

    It's more likely the losing that's bothering him, not the criminality or the integrity.
     
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  6. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Just to put a fine point on this...

    February 18, 2014 is the date that the hearing portion in connection to the original Anti-SLAPP Motion to Dismiss ends.
    From that date, the Judge has 30 days within which to issue his ruling. (Feb 18, 2014 + 30 days = March 20, 2014. Or so*.)

    As of today, early morning on February 4, 2014, NO extension of the hearing portion has been granted.

    What are we rooting/hoping for today? (<---And any day between now and February 18, 2014, actually.)

    Best Case Scenario: That Judge Waldrip will get ALL of the attorneys to agree that's it's in everyone's best interest to extend the time allotted for the hearing portion and a new date is set.

    2nd Best Case Scenario: That Judge Waldrip will agree with Plaintiff's Motion For Continuance and issue an Order that extends the time allotted for the hearing portion. (If such an Order is issued, will it be objected to/appealed? Probably.)

    Given the way the Texas Anti-SLAPP statute is written, the Judge has a teeny amount of wiggle room to extend the time allotted for the hearing portion in connection with the Anti-SLAPP Motion to Dismiss, but he has ZERO wiggle room about having only 30 days thereafter to issue his ruling.

    *I used 30 plain calendar days to calculate a due-by date, which may well be incorrect per the Rules of Civil Procedure in Texas. They might mean calendar-days-less-US-holidays, or business days only, etc.

    JB


    EDIT:
    From the Dallas Bar Association's website: http://www.dallasbar.org/content/texas-anti-slapp-law-new-procedure-allows-early-dismissal

    Excerpt: (My comments in red.)

     
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  8. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Are those airholes along the top of the side? Maybe the Dwarf is hiding in there.

    Paul
     
  9. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader

    There's only one Austin DSA and she is not in any of these pictures. She never comes in the courtroom. Yesterday was the first time she came into the building. She parked herself on the bench directly opposite the entrance of the courtroom.

    One thing I forgot to mention yesterday is that a female attorney has now joined the Rathbun team. She addressed the SLAPP law yesterday, and will be giving a presentation today. It appears that she's a "SLAPP Specialist" and seems very sharp. I never did get her name.


    EDIT: While there is only one local DSA, there are a handful of OSA volunteer operatives who "work" these hearings. To my knowledge none of them are in the pictures taken by Bennitt. It's possible that there are new operatives that I've never seen before this week.
     
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  10. Pooks

    Pooks MERCHANT OF CHAOS


    This is an older pix of DSA Cathy Norman


    http://www.solitarytrees.net/pickets/gs05.jpg
     
  11. koki

    koki Silver Meritorious Patron

    me lovez joker card.... :coolwink:
     
  12. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader


    Yes that's her. She's Cathy Sullivan now. From what I'm told, her prior hubby dropped his body. Probably in a nice Scientology family now with his new one.

    Although I don't know how high up the bridge he was. He could be stuck on the sticky pole!!

    :roflmao:
     
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  13. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Are you going to start a new thread for today's hearing, LoneStar?

    Also - congrats on your new phone!

    JB
     
  14. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader


    I'll let someone else start a thread. I ended up figuring out the problem with my phone and will be keeping it after all.

    Not sure if I'll be going down to the hearing today. If I do it will be for the afternoon session.
     
  15. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Thanks, LoneStar. <----Awesome correspondent :clap::clap::clap:

    If I don't see a new thread for today's hearing started this morning, I'll start one in an hour so you'll have a place to post if you do attend the hearing later today. :)

    /derail

    JB

    EDIT: Here's the new thread link for today's hearing: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...h-2014-Hearing&p=900474&viewfull=1#post900474
     
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  16. aegerprimo

    aegerprimo Summa Cum Laude

    Here is the first live post at the Underground Bunker today...

    9:22 am
    Talked to Ray Jeffrey this morning. He tells me that Marc Wiegand and Leslie Hyman will be arguing against the anti-SLAPP motion today starting at 11 am Eastern.

    But he thinks it’s likely that things won’t wrap up today. He explained that the arguing over anti-SLAPP can keep going all the way until February 18 or even longer, and Judge Waldrip will then have 30 more days to issue a decision once the hearing is completed.

    Scientology’s attorneys have repeatedly brought up dates by which time things should be completed, but Judge Waldrip has questioned those readings of the statute. So this may take longer than we initially believed. Hey, it’s his court.
     
  17. aegerprimo

    aegerprimo Summa Cum Laude

    Someone else will have to take over from here because I'm about to step out for a very important appointment.
     
  18. Lone Star

    Lone Star Crusader

    I was just about to say that Leslie Hyman is the new attorney's name for Mosey. She's very impressive. Also yesterday there was another helper at the Rathbun atty table. He was mostly assisting Marc Wiegand during his presentation. Probably a para-legal or an apprentice.
     
  19. koki

    koki Silver Meritorious Patron

    KEEP THIS THREAD -please.

    why open new one ?:confused2:
     
  20. Lermanet_com

    Lermanet_com Gold Meritorious Patron

    In Doug Franz's article
    Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt
    By DOUGLAS FRANTZ
    Published: March 9, 1997

    Regarding fair game and snow white:

    'There is nothing like that,'' said Elliot J. Abelson, the church's general counsel. ''It doesn't happen.''