A recap episode of sorts, in other words.
This is kind of like a recap just before the grand finale.
It's not like the recap you get at the start of a new season.
The short version:
The hearing on fees and sanctions;
The order on fees and sanctions;
The appellant's brief;
The appellee's brief;
months and months of waiting.
The hearing & order on fees and sanctions - and, of course, the part where we make Tina the Court Reporter happy by paying for yet another transcript, this one from a 2-hour hearing - will result in a considerable amount of ISWV saltiness and yelling.
Their brief will be long, and there will be great rejoicing and inevitable gloating by the NMC when it's filed, but it will be aimed at the court, not at the superchatters.
And once the filings are all in - which should be by early next year - the waiting begins. Even with an expedited appeal, it will be months before anything else occurs.
Now, let's look at where things began. Since I'm lawtwitter to the bitter end, I'll start with excrement.
Based on the filings we saw, I seriously doubt that any real work was attempted on the response until the week it was due.
2⃣Because the intent wasn't to seriously litigate, no pre-suit research was conducted, making things worse than the baseline.
3⃣Nick Rekietia's whiskey and rage livestreams made settlement impossible, making things worse than the baseline.
JSL is a specialist in Texas anti-SLAPP litigation, but his firm also has lawyers who specialize in civil appeals. It wouldn't at all surprise me if one of them takes lead for the appeal.
Dammit. Definitely time for some sleep.