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Unread post by nebraska » Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:48 pm

I thought anti-SLAPP laws were changed after the case was filed or after the piece was published, not sure which, but would not apply retroactively. All this is so confusing and it is exhausting.

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:57 pm

nebraska wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:48 pm
I thought anti-SLAPP laws were changed after the case was filed or after the piece was published, not sure which, but would not apply retroactively. All this is so confusing and it is exhausting.
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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:16 pm

Someareborn wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:47 pm
Wait...what?
His whole case could be dismissed based on this SLAPP ruling? AND her counterclaim might go through??
Boy, this cannot happen!!!
The VA new Anti-SLAPP would be applied to all ongoing litigation, not retroactive to settled cases, as I read it.

New Filings up explaining this. NO. Looks like she wants an Evidentiary Hearing with a Jury or it gets decicded at trial. In other words, if the Jury finds for her, then they could also find for the Anti-Slapp and he will have to pay her legal fees
Heard:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 2-2021.pdf
Depp:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 6-2021.pdf

From a lawyer:


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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:17 pm

So much just got uploaded:

Amber has requested a Discovery Conciliator being assigned to void court/judge time.

A Discovery Conciliator is very similar to a Discovery Referee used for Depp vs TMG trial.

As a result, far fewer documents were made public during discovery process. Only motions for the judge to rule on were uploaded to the court website.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 2-2021.pdf

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:18 pm

AH motion to Compel and Sanction Adam Waldman DENIED

JD motion to quash and sanctions against AH. GRANTED (protective order-denied)

Ben Chew declaration filed per Judge White's order legal costs against Amber Heard in total of $21,972.50

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 5-2021.pdf
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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:18 pm

Depp filed his required Answer to her counterclaim

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 2-2021.pdf

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:20 pm

Here is an updated calendar that I put together

UK-APPEAL
- [x] 12/7/2020 Appeal filing deadline for Court of Appeals (filed)
- [x] 1/5/2021 NGN filed answer
Current Status: Awaiting a Judicial decision on the papers
https://casetracker.justice.gov.uk/getD ... d=20202034

Fairfax: Trial: 5/17/2021 4 weeks
(COVID Fairfax Update: "Currently existing civil jury trial dates through 2021 will likely be removed from the trial calendar so that older cases can be given priority." -Chief Judge White)
- [x] 1/22/2021 Defendant's Motion for Order Establishing Adjudication Process for Attorneys' Fees (both parties are requesting attorney fees as part of their prayer for relief) Depp Opposed (ruling pending)
- [ ] 1/29/2021 Plaintiff's Motion to Deny the Remainder of Defendant's Plea in Bar (Anti-SLAPP) (Judge has taken both sides oral arguments under consideration, ruling pending)
- [ ] 2/5/2021: Appointment of a Conciliator For Discovery Disputes & Motion to Compel plaintiff witness contact information (may be conflict with this date)
- [ ] 2/19/2021: Appointment of a Conciliator For Discovery Disputes & Motion to Compel plaintiff witness contact information
- [ ] 3/10/2021 *Pre-Trial. Conference
- [ ] 5/5/2021 *Pre-trial Depositions & Motions in Limine (what parts of depositions and motions re evidence that will be admissible)
- [ ] 5/17/2021 *Trial (4 weeks) *PENDING RESCHEDULE DUE TO UPDATED FAIRFAX COVID-19 EMERGENCY PLAN

California.
Ah vs TMG/et al 19STCP04763
- [ ] TBD 1/28 UPDATE: Twitter proposes a first amendment motion to compel and ruling from the court.
- [ ] TBD Informal Discovery Conference re AH & LAPD Documents (subpoena) and Pitchess Motion
- [ ] 02/10/2021 at 08:30 AM Hearing on AH Motion for Discovery of Peace Officer Personnel Records (Pitchess Motion)-LAPD filed opposition
- [ ] 02/10/2021 at 08:30 AM Hearing on AH Motion to Compel Motion to Compel Subpoena (Disney)
- [ ] 02/10/2021 Informal Discovery Conference regarding the subpoena issued to non-parties Sean Bett, Stephen Deuters, Edward White, and Edward White & Co.

California: Rocky Brooks vs Depp BC713123
Pending any new COVID restrictions.
02/16/2021 Final Status Conference
02/22/2021 Jury Trial

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Unread post by Lbock » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:29 pm

Lbock wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:17 pm
So much just got uploaded:

Amber has requested a Discovery Conciliator being assigned to void court/judge time.

A Discovery Conciliator is very similar to a Discovery Referee used for Depp vs TMG trial.

As a result, far fewer documents were made public during discovery process. Only motions for the judge to rule on were uploaded to the court website.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/s ... 2-2021.pdf
Ben Chew confirmed in email to Elaine B they do not want this

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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:57 am

Lbock what would we all do without you? Thanks so much. You and Andrea keeping us so well informed.

Anyone got any theories as to why she is asking her former lawyer to sit for a deposition?

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Unread post by Granna » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:25 am

AdeleAgain: As a non-legal old battle axe looking at this, I would say the request for the former attorney to sit for a deposition -

1) to add more confusion?

2) Paperwork?

3) Make Judge White pissed off to throw this out of court?

4) Trying to really piss off JD, Ben & Adam, so JD will drop the case?

5) Running the clock down on this "game" so it has no merit - statute of limitations, no longer legally possible?

6) Trying to " break" JD's fandom base - as they are "tired" of supporting him?

7) JD would run out of $$$$ for his Russian bots?

8) Picking her former attorney apart as to why only certain documents were agreed upon from Disney

9) and the LAPD?

10) Trying to "get back" at her for bailing?

11) Humiliation tactic?

12) As Heard is a blackmailing, cocaine using, extortionist, freeloading, gaslighting, manipulative, narcissistic, evil, stupid, vile, two-headed scum-sucking snake who thinks that she is an A-list actress. Who wants nothing more than to take down one of the best men in the industry. To prove to all that she is superior to everyone. (IMO - also my personal favorite)

Sorry for the rant - this is so insanely ridiculous. (My theory - before coffee)

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Unread post by Chocolat » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:54 am

Granna~ Thanks for your excellent theories. I had a good chuckle while having my morning coffee as well. And I personally like your #12 opinion as my favorite too. :ok:

A side note, I'm confident that Mr. Ben Chew can handle anything AH slings Johnny's way. Whatever extra paper work she's causing, her side has to deal with her crazy demands and, in my opinion, that's even a bigger headache.

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Unread post by Lbock » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:09 am

I also vote #12

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Unread post by Lbock » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:30 pm

Andrea is great in Twitter

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Unread post by Inquiring Minds » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:50 pm

Thanks for the list Granna. I agree with others on #12, but you missed out violent thug and bully :sad:
I've been thinking AH has been playing penis-ponzi. She runs up debts then finds a man to pay for them all. When she can no longer bleed them, she moves on to the next man, getting them to pay what she owes from her previous mark. She takes women in-between (and during) for fun, but takes the men for the money.

I'm betting JD paid all her debts when they got together/married. He paid her bills as they went and another $6.75m she ran up on credit cards during the marriage, then the $7m divorce. She then spent it all (a considerable amount must have gone almost immediately to her co-conspirators). And she had spent the money before it was all paid to her - she had to mine Elon twice during the payment period (and dumped him each time - on the day she got her next cheque from Johnny).

Someone asked the other day what she did with all the money. She would have had to pay for the silence and continued cooperation of her partners in crime. It would have been from a much reduced pot, so they would have all been underpaid (we heard her father's complaints about how much he would "lose"). She would not have had much left imo. iO even said she was out of pocket (I'm guessing that was just what she told him when she gave him less than negotiated). Maybe if each knew what the others were actually paid......

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Unread post by Judymac » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:50 pm

Hi, I wanted to put your minds at ease as to some of Granna's post.

A judge being pissed off at litigants or attorneys is not a valid legal reason to throw a case out of court. There has to be valid legal grounds to throw the case out of court. There would be no cases if a judge was allowed to throw out a case just because he/she was annoyed with the litigants.

Also, the statute of limitations only applies to filing the case. The American Justice system is very slow. it is not unusual for one or both sides to ask for delays. Eventually the judge will lose his patience and tell them that they are done with delays and that they have to move forward.

I don't think that Johnny is going to just give this up. He has a lot invested in this trial. It is not just about the money, it is his reputation. The UK trail was a travesty. I think he feels that he must go forward with this trial and also appeal the UK trial. He must get his good name back.