Jim Groth descend the escalator to the ground floor of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Jim and Josh Groth, respectively the father and his grown son, appeared back-to-back during the board’s open comment period to chide city officials for actions viewed as anti-competitive, inadvisable in tough economic times and a problem when viewed from the private sector.
“This is not sustainable,” said the younger Groth. He said that after citing data indicating that last year Carson City paid more than $56 million in payroll and more than 200 city …
dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
“the journalist who wants to expose corruption in high places”
The Justin Brothers have tried to SLAPP Ty Robben with legal action to stop his protests and they claim they have been defamed by Robben’s Crime Scene banner and his “Justin Brothers Bail Bonds FAUD” sign… The case is playing out in front of Judge Morrison England in Sacramento Federal Court.
In the case of whistle-blowers, victims or those who may testify against corporations or groups, Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) laws are in place to prevent abuses of the legal system for purposes of silencing or retaliation. RICO (Racketeering) charges can be brought if there is evidence that the accused conspired to fabricate legal complaints for retribution.
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.
The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff’s goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. A SLAPP may also intimidate others from participating in the debate. A SLAPP is often preceded by a legal threat. The difficulty is that plaintiffs do not present themselves to the Court admitting that their intent is to censor, intimidate or silence their critics. Hence, the difficulty in drafting SLAPP legislation, and in applying it, is to craft an approach which affords an early termination to invalid abusive suits, without denying a legitimate day in court to valid good faith claims. Continue reading →
Justin Brothers Bail Bonds and Nevada Bail Enforcement were the subjects of a protest today March 01, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Dennis Justin, Richard Justin and their cohort Doug Lewis are accused of fraud, racketeering and criminal activity. more on this story will be poster shortly.