creatively invoking my metaphor of "the sinking of the S.S. Jill Clark,
blog post by John Hoff
The ongoing and highly public mental meltdown Jill Clark, attorney at law, is producing a blizzard of paper so thick it's hard for this blogger to keep up. Furthermore, as one lawyer recently summarized, Clark's filings were difficult to decipher in the best of times but in the last few months have become nearly impossible to untangle.
My plan is to throw some of the recent paperwork at readers in PDF form. Do dramatic readings, if you like. Print it out in hard copy and make a collage. If Clark grinds up all her paperwork into mulch and lets Spanky Pete stand there watering it with a garden hose, maybe she can grow earth worms and go into the bait business because her days as a lawyer are numbered.
If Pete's Rotting Lawsuit Headed Any Further South, It Would Be Mobbed By Penguins
We first begin with the convoluted case of Peter "Spanky Pete" Rickmyer, the Level Three Sex Offender who seems determined to stick with Clark until the bitter end and might even get lucky and inherit her email account so he can take his off-kilter impersonations of a lawyer to a whole new level...
As best I could in Part THIRTY-NINE, I explained how Peter Rickmyer (who is suing this blogger and others for causing him to be thrown into prison to rethink his major malfunctions) was told by the state court judge to clarify regarding a purported "removal" to federal court, which this blog dubbed "the removal of no effect." (Click here for the judge's order)
On October 22, using Jill Clark's email account, it appears Peter Rickmyer sent the following message to the court:
On Oct 22, 2012, at 1:26 PM, "Jill Clark" <email@example.com> wrote:Judge Cahill, this is being directed to you so that I am sure that I am not violating your order (although I have removed that un-numbered case to federal court too and do not waive that).Could you please approve this and forward it to Judge Bush (his order says this is due today and that is attached).Please let Judge Bush know my intention is to pursue my case(s) in federal court. I have perfected the removal of my cases from state court to federal court.Peter RickmyerJill Clark, Esq.Jill Clark, LLC
Telephone: 763/417-9102This email may contain confidential or privileged communications. If you are not the proper recipient of this email, please destroy it and let us know that you have done so. If you are a client and want to discuss the risks associated with emails, or if you do not wish to have us communicate via email, please let us know.
The judge replied as follows:
Because you copied Ms. Martin, Judge Bush is aware of your intention. Any pleading you file which is a direct response to a court order asking for response is allowed.
Judge Peter A. Cahill
Around the same time, some kind of weird "notice of filing, notice of removal" document was filed in United States District Court. The caption of the document is a strange hybrid of Rickmyer's case and Jill Clark's cases involving Wells Fargo. It would appear Wells Fargo wants its money as Clark's empire crumbles. Also named in the removal document are Jerry Moore (the disgraced former Executive Director of JACC who unsuccessfully sued this blog) and slumlord Morris Klock. Note that a letter is attached to that removal document (in PDF form, the link above) in which Rickyer tries to explain the "history" of the case to Judge Philip Bush.
In regard to the "strange hybrid" removal attempt, this mad petition written by Clark explains it further, to the degree lunatics can explain things. Click here for the document if you dare.
Here are some of the highlights of the document. Clark attempts to remove to federal court "that unfiled case" between herself and Wells Fargo. Clark asserts a "sleeper" judge is being kept in the background to rule against her once she has used up recusals to remove other judges. Direct quote from the document, as follows:
The courthouse is not safe for Clark to enter, on many levels, and these clients are being harmed.
Clark's numbering system in the document reveals her crumbling mental state. Let's return to Sesame Street, shall we, counting together in unison. Only just for fun we're going to count like Jill Clark. Are you ready, kids?
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 6 point 5, 7, 8, 9...
Incredibly, Clark states she is trying to "remove" Jerry Moore's case against this blogger. Obviously, the correct legal path would have been to file for certiorari with the State Supreme Court but Clark must have been hung over all those days in Civil Procedure when it was explained that after State Court of Appeals comes the State Supreme Court, not forming a conga line of clients for belated removal to federal court.
Johnny Northside, Johnny Northside, Johnny Northside
There is a triumvirate of enemies in Clark's world, which is as follows: Corrupt judges. The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. And blogger Johnny Northside. The Petition For Removal document makes prominent mention of this blogger in both the case involving Jerry Moore and Peter "Spanky Pete" Rickmyer's case.
How will I manage to consume all the free drinks I am earning off this? I will, however, try.
So, anyway, as Peter Rickmyer embarks on this desperate little journey to get his case into federal court, lots of paperwork is associated with that effort and makes its way to the blogger, and from there makes its way to you, the readers. For what it's worth.
Defendant Will McDonald works for the Department of Corrections and has the thankless task of trying to make sure Peter Rickmyer doesn't molest children, again. Here's McDonald's answer to the lawsuit, (it's pretty dry) click here.
Here's Rickmyer's original lawsuit, in which he goes out of his way to note that, in the body of the lawsuit, he will be referring to himself as me, myself, I. This freak once mailed lawsuit paperwork to my house with a return address marked You Know Who.
Here is one of the juiciest documents in this rag bag of desperation, the Order Denying Petition for Write of Habeas Corpus by the Anoka County Court. Apparently, in the course of his incarceration Rickmyer was in Anoka County.
Highlights from this document:
Clear and detailed explanation of why Rickmyer was sent to jail for trying to serve paper on this blogger after he had been told to cease this behavior and declared a frivolous litigant. Rickmyer's petition is described as "rambling and incoherent." The court points out Johnny Northside is not an agent of the government, so why is Rickmyer trying to sue me like I am? And, best of all, Rickmyer attaches 174 pages of material from this blog. It's good to know that when a solar flare wipes out all the earth's digital information, pages from this blog will survive the apocalypse, perhaps to be turned into illuminated manuscripts by monks. (See one of my favorite sci fi books, A Canticle for Leibowitz)
In the same document, there is a copy of the first seven pages of a Memorandum from Hennepin County District Court, responding to Rickmyer's attempt to recuse, oh gee, the entire Hennepin County judicial bench. Why are only the first seven pages attached? Why does the document end in mid-sentence? The monks who want to turn this crap into illuminated manuscripts will be frustrated by these gaps.
The order dismissing the claims against Michael "Kip" Browne is also part of that PDF, including numerous handwritten notations on the order and the ghostly shadows of Post-It Notes. This would be the document where the judge answers Rickmyer that being in Afghanistan with a National Guard unit certainly qualifies as (stomp stomp) "military service."
Hey, at least all the PAGES are there. And then, typical of the slop filed by Rickmyer and/or coming out of Clark's office, the Will McDonald complaint is replicated AGAIN in the PDF.
That about sums up the current stance of Rickmyer's case. Defendants are waiting for the promised dismissal with prejudice and watching the alleged "remand" (is it a re-re-re-remand? I have lost count) get a particularly hard kick out of federal court.
Laundry, $6 A Month. Recreation, $5 A Month. Pissing Off The Whole World By Filing Frivolous Lawsuits? Priceless!
A document was filed in federal court which, based on info in the document, APPEARS to be an application in federal court to proceed in forma pauperis. Click here for the document. The signature on the document looks like something created by a person trying to figure out if a pen was a good pen or a BAD PEN THAT NEEDS A SPANKING, but if the document is what I think it is...
Well, it's a revealing insight into how a Level Three Sex Offender manages to live, month to month, without doing any actual paid and productive work...at least none declared on this document.
Clients As Collateral Damage
Information available through the federal PACER system shows Clark's clients aren't faring much better in federal court than in state court in light of Clark's breakdown. Eric Yzaguirre's federal case was "closed" on 10/16. James Woodard's case was "closed" on the same day. Dan Faith Aschemann, (the weird cult guy) saw his federal case closed on 10/19. Michael Schultz saw his case closed 10/19.
Here's the order remanding Schultz's case out of federal court (untimely, lawyer had to be CRAZY to attempt to remove this crap) which does mention some of Clark's wah, wah, wah I have a disability.
(What's the disability? PTSD. Because judges have been SHOUTING at her)
There was another case Clark had in federal court called Justine Castle, et al, v. Deputy Luke Garvey, et al. This case was dismissed October 15 for lack of service on the defendants, click here for the dismissal.
The name "Justine Castle" was not a name I had before. It would appear Castle now brings the body count on the ROLL CALL OF THE DAMNED to 43.
So, that's as much madness as I know about up to this moment as I push the PUBLISH button, but who knows what madness will happen over the weekend, and what madness Monday brings?
Here is a song a local attorney forward to me, the lyrics of which speak eerily of a sinking ship and a desperately hopeless situation in which God himself appears to have turned his back.