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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:07 pm

Jim wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:29 pm
OK, who's got the odds on the suit being moved from Virginia to California on Friday?

Devin Nunes serves McClatchy with lawsuit four months after announcing complaint
The first hearing for Nunes’ lawsuit against Twitter is scheduled for Friday. Twitter has asked the court to dismiss the case on the grounds that Virginia is not the proper venue for the case.

:snippity:

“While Mr. Nunes filed his lawsuit in the state of Virginia, California law applies to this case and clearly outlines the steps required to demand corrections in any instance of alleged libel. Mr. Nunes has not once availed himself of this statute by demanding a published correction to any statement made about him,” the McClatchy statement reads. “He did however find the time to produce a video and a 40-page mailer distributed to constituents attacking The Fresno Bee and its coverage of the Alpha Omega winery case.”
The odds are zero. There's only a motion to dismiss.
The first hearing for Nunes’ lawsuit against Twitter is scheduled for Friday. Twitter has asked the court to dismiss the case on the grounds that Virginia is not the proper venue for the case.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... rylink=cpy

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Re: Nunes v Twitter

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Post by Jim » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:30 am

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:07 pm
The odds are zero. There's only a motion to dismiss.
:worship: Thanks for the correction

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Post by Volkonski » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:58 pm

Here’s what happened at Devin Nunes’ first hearing for his lawsuit against Twitter, fake cow

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/ar ... 58302.html
Social media giant Twitter on Friday asked a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, arguing the company has no operations in the state and Nunes’ defamation complaint cannot be considered there.

Judge John Marshall did not issue a ruling, but indicated one is forthcoming in seven to 10 days.

“This isn’t easy, if it were we wouldn’t have all these lawyers here,” Marshall told the court at the end of a three-hour hearing.

In the lawsuit, Nunes is also suing Republican political strategist Liz Mair and two parody accounts written by anonymous authors who criticize him on Twitter. The parody Twitter accounts, known as Devin Nunes’ Mom and Devin Nunes’ Cow, remain anonymous five months since Nunes sued them.
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:11 pm

Nunes’ discovery requests-

The identity of anyone Twitter has done business with in Virginia since 2014

Any time a Twitter employee has been present in Virginia since 2014

Any telephone calls by Twitter employees to somewhere in Virginia since 2014

All emails and text messages of Twitter employees or any of the defendants that mention Nunes

All information related to the parody accounts @DevinCow and @DevinNunesMom, including phone numbers and all their tweets, messages, likes and retweets

Everyone who donated to a political fundraising group called Swamp Accountability Project, which bought radio ads against Nunes, from Jan. 1, 2018 to March 18

Mair’s tax returns dating back to 2016 and a report of her assets and liabilities

Any communications between Mair or her company that mention Nunes
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Post by Hurtzi » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:15 pm

And a herd of ponies.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:20 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Here’s what happened at Devin Nunes’ first hearing for his lawsuit against Twitter, fake cow

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/ar ... 58302.html
Social media giant Twitter on Friday asked a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, arguing the company has no operations in the state and Nunes’ defamation complaint cannot be considered there.

Judge John Marshall did not issue a ruling, but indicated one is forthcoming in seven to 10 days.

“This isn’t easy, if it were we wouldn’t have all these lawyers here,” Marshall told the court at the end of a three-hour hearing.

In the lawsuit, Nunes is also suing Republican political strategist Liz Mair and two parody accounts written by anonymous authors who criticize him on Twitter. The parody Twitter accounts, known as Devin Nunes’ Mom and Devin Nunes’ Cow, remain anonymous five months since Nunes sued them.
Ugh, it is easy. There's no personal jurisdiction. Let's hope the judge figures it out.

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Post by Gregg » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:33 pm

Do we know for sure that the cow is no a Virginia Resident?
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Post by Slim Cognito » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:43 pm

Gregg wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Do we know for sure that the cow is no a Virginia Resident?
Maybe she moooooooved there.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:28 pm

https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-at ... ns-1456219?
DEVIN NUNES' ATTORNEY ARGUES @DEVINNUNESMOM, @DEVINCOW PARODY ACCOUNTS AS DANGEROUS AS GUNS

Nunes filed suit in Virginia, the home state of anti-Trump Republican strategist LizMair. On Friday, Twitter asked Judge John Marshall to dismiss Nunes' lawsuit as Twitter has no business dealings in the state, thus rendering the complaint invalid. Twitter's user agreement requires all lawsuits against the company be filed in California.

According to the Fresno Bee, Nunes' attorney, Steven Biss, argued that the case was filed in Virginia because it is Mair's home state and Nunes suffered harm there, due to the fact that federal intelligence agencies are based in Virginia. Nunes was the chair of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence until January 3.

In court, Biss argued that Twitter was responsible for the posts that offended Nunes. Biss said that Twitter allowing the posts on its platform was comparable to giving a person a gun.

"What if you set a fire on your property and I told you it was choking my baby?" Biss asked Judge Marshall, "You should have to put it out."
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:56 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:28 pm
https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-at ... ns-1456219?
DEVIN NUNES' ATTORNEY ARGUES @DEVINNUNESMOM, @DEVINCOW PARODY ACCOUNTS AS DANGEROUS AS GUNS
:snippity:
In court, Biss argued that Twitter was responsible for the posts that offended Nunes. Biss said that Twitter allowing the posts on its platform was comparable to giving a person a gun.

"What if you set a fire on your property and I told you it was choking my baby?" Biss asked Judge Marshall, "You should have to put it out."
There is a yuuge baby in Washington D.C. who is permanently shooting himself in the foot. Tke his gun away!

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:01 pm

That's some real desperation lawyerin' going on there. I just really love the analogy, positively reeks of desperation, so "giving a person a gun" is the equivalent of providing multiple options to laugh hysterically at a total clown and laughing stock??
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Post by SLQ » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:05 pm

Notorial Dissent wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:01 pm
That's some real desperation lawyerin' going on there. I just really love the analogy, positively reeks of desperation, so "giving a person a gun" is the equivalent of providing multiple options to laugh hysterically at a total clown and laughing stock??
That was my thought.
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Post by Gregg » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:10 pm

Second Amendment, meet First Amendment.
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Post by Kendra » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:48 pm

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... 02802.html
A Virginia judge has asked Twitter to provide more information about the authors of two anonymous parody accounts that heckle California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes before deciding whether to dismiss the congressman’s lawsuit against the social media company.

Judge John Marshall is weighing a request from San Francisco-based Twitter to dismiss Nunes’ lawsuit on the grounds that it does not belong in Virginia.

Marshall asked Twitter to provide the names and addresses of the anonymous authors behind the two accounts, the gross amount of revenue for Twitter in 2018 and the first half of 2019 and the number of Twitter accounts in Virginia.

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm

Dear Judge Marshall -- this is not hard. Do your job.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:02 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Dear Judge Marshall -- this is not hard. Do your job.
Agree. He doesn't need that info. :confused:
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Post by bob » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:44 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Dear Judge Marshall -- this is not hard. Do your job.
The first request (about the anonymous cows), I WAG, is a Hail Mary to see if they happen to be in Virginia.

The second (about Twitter's operations) is aimed at a long-arm jurisdiction statue. Concur that the judge shouldn't have nibbled.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:48 pm

bob wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Dear Judge Marshall -- this is not hard. Do your job.
The first request (about the anonymous cows), I WAG, is a Hail Mary to see if they happen to be in Virginia.

The second (about Twitter's operations) is aimed at a long-arm jurisdiction statue. Concur that the judge shouldn't have nibbled.
Thanks! That first one really confuzzled me, but I have been trying to avoid a migraine for the last 24 hours. It makes my brain cell activity almost trumpian.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:56 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:48 pm
bob wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Dear Judge Marshall -- this is not hard. Do your job.
The first request (about the anonymous cows), I WAG, is a Hail Mary to see if they happen to be in Virginia.

The second (about Twitter's operations) is aimed at a long-arm jurisdiction statue. Concur that the judge shouldn't have nibbled.
Thanks! That first one really confuzzled me, but I have been trying to avoid a migraine for the last 24 hours. It makes my brain cell activity almost trumpian.
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Post by pipistrelle » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:13 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Dear Judge Marshall -- this is not hard. Do your job.
IANAL and I am scratching my head.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:55 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:48 pm
bob wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:44 pm

The first request (about the anonymous cows), I WAG, is a Hail Mary to see if they happen to be in Virginia.

The second (about Twitter's operations) is aimed at a long-arm jurisdiction statue. Concur that the judge shouldn't have nibbled.
Thanks! That first one really confuzzled me, but I have been trying to avoid a migraine for the last 24 hours. It makes my brain cell activity almost trumpian.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:15 am

Devin Nunes’ campaign drops lawsuit against constituents who claimed he was a fake farmer

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... 19422.html
The campaign filed the lawsuit last month in Tulare County Superior Court, alleging the group conspired with “dark money” groups to injure the campaign.

Brian Whelan, a local attorney representing Nunes’ constituents, said in a news release his clients “prevailed and won without having had to square off.” He represents retired farmer Paul Buxman, librarian Hope Nisly and Daniel O’Connell, an agrarian scholar.

:snippity:

Nunes also is suing social media giant Twitter, the people behind two parody Twitter accounts and McClatchy, The Bee’s parent company.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:11 pm

Ninja'ed!
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:42 pm

Somebody has explained the anti-SLAPP statute to Nunes' lawyers. But if they are still suing entities they will still get an anti-SLAPP motion.

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Post by SLQ » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:09 pm

The article posted above has a few additional tidbits. The explanation by the campaign's attorney makes no sense at all :think: :
Peter Kapetan, a Fresno-based attorney who represented the campaign on the lawsuit, said initially one of the defendants was difficult to locate. He was referring to Michael Seeley, a Los Angeles member of the political group Southern California Americans for Democratic Action.

“We gathered further evidence which supports the plaintiff’s overriding concerns that dark money is being used to influence our elections,” Kapetan said. “Given the new evidence recently discovered, the Nunes campaign committee voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit, and the allegations underlining the lawsuit will be incorporated in a (racketeering) lawsuit filed in Virginia today.”
:snippity:
The Daily Caller reported that Nunes filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against two defendants: Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm behind the Steele dossier that outlines alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia; and the Campaign for Accountability, which filed ethics complaints against Nunes.

Kapetan declined to elaborate on what the new evidence is, but he said the investigation conducted by the Nunes campaign may be forwarded to the Department of Justice.

Whelan noted his clients are not named in the new lawsuit. He said that if there was new evidence, the Nunes campaign wouldn’t have dismissed the lawsuit against his clients.
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