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15 Oct, 7 tweets, 3 min read
CASE UPDATE: Finaldi sanctioned big time!

In a tentative order (finalized tomorrow), judge has imposed $9,200 SANCTIONS against Finaldi payable to estate within 30 days.

The judge agreed w/ estate—amount is for "time spent directly opposing the motion."

The judge noted how Finaldi's complaints and arguments were premature and generally insufficient.

Finaldi also "fails to address the reasonableness of the sanctions requested by defense counsel" in his 10 page declaration—he can still try arguing that at tomorrow's hearing. Image
Once again, the judge points out Finaldi's cited case law in arguments "does not support his contention" against the Court-imposed sanctions.

"The Court concludes that it is appropriate in this matter for sanctions to be awarded against Finaldi based on the plain language..." Image
One basis for the sanctions was that the judge determined Finaldi "did not act with substantial justification in terminating Leroy's deposition and bringing this motion"

As well as Finaldi's "failure to properly meet and confer prior to filing this motion." Image
With regard to Finaldi's lackluster attempt to meet and confer, the judge expanded his basis for sanctions even further.

He called Finaldi's attempted explanation "facially insufficient" & points out that Finaldi made "four non-negotiable demands" & "only one day to respond." Image
Another fail by Finaldi was he acted as if the alleged lawyer misconduct was part of judge's sanction request.

These are separate issues. He was sanctioned for his unsuccessful motion & failure to confer.

Judge "makes no apology" in describing Finaldi's unprofessional conduct. Image
In conclusion (short of any changes at tomorrow's hearing):

"Plantiff does not contest the amount of sanctions requested by Defendants... The Court awards Defendants $9,200 in monetary sanctions against Plantiff's counsel, payable within 30 days."

Sanctions keep piling up! Image

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15 Oct
THREAD: Dan Reed's motion to quash US subpoenas that he and his production firm received by the estate on Sept. 21, 2020.

Dan has filed a court motion detailing his plans for LN:2 while attempting to quash the estate's subpoenas very recently lodged toward Dan and Amos Pictures.
Dan indicates he has been in LA county for a month "for the sole purpose of filming the proceedings of these cases" and that he will fly back to the UK on October 18, until next March.

He is officially hired by Channel 4 "News & Current Affairs" for the production of LN:Part 2.
For LN:2, Dan alleges it is "about current events taking place partly in public view...an unfolding narrative with multiple points of view. There are multiple parties involved...plaintiffs, defendants, and the Court"

He states it will premiere after the cases have concluded.
Read 18 tweets
8 Oct

Gayle Goforth (Housekeeper 1989-2002) - Full Depo 2016-10-24 (237 Pages): mjjr.net/docs/Depositio…

Deposed by Finaldi.
Follow-up by Liskin.

Another witness Finaldi hoped would bolster his case based on tabloid tales, but fell flat. She believes MJ was innocent.
Finaldi tossed in Quindoy's tabloid tale that he warned staffers "never leave MJ alone with a kid!" (Quindoys spoke positively of MJ until pay-day after Chandlers, this never happened.)

Gayle confirmed no staff told her any such thing. "That's something I would have remembered."
In another part of Finaldi's reoccurring questioning, he attempts to paint Gayle like all the other staff as "untrained" to know about sexual abuse or report it.

Gayle explains to him that her own son *was* abused by a coach and his demeanor had changed dramatically after.
Read 14 tweets
24 Sep
WADE ROBSON CASE UPDATE: Here is a rush copy of the judge's rulings from today's hearing w/ many thanks to @andjustice4some.

FINALDI LOST across the board and in a scathing fashion from judge—ordered to PAY SANCTIONS to Fox & Spence to the tune of $6270!

This is a lovely excerpt that emphasizes how desperate Finaldi's entire basis is.

Much like Sneddon, rather than relying on the merits of his own cases he keeps insisting on the Chandler case despite completely unrelated.

The judge saw right through this and his mistreatment.
Everything Finaldi attempts ends up backfiring.

The judge blasted Finaldi for his unprofessionalism and "gender incivility" against MJ's attorney as part of reviewing the records, based on Finaldi's own attempt to demand sanctions and protective order against the estate. 😂
Read 6 tweets
23 Sep
THREAD: Estate's Renewed Demurrer Motion in Safechuck's Case

This week, MJ's team has filed the anticipated demurrer motion in Safechuck's case, refreshing claims that the prior judge & appellate never ruled on.

A tentative in-person hearing on this demurer will be Oct 16 2020.
The estate argues JS' claims are fatally defective—"No amendment can cure these defects."

1. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
2. Negligence
3. Negligent Supervision
4. Negligent Retention/Hiring
5. Negligent Failure to Train, Warn, Educate
6. Breach of Fiduciary Duty
The estate summarizes how James never bothered appealing the original dismissal against the estate.

Instead, James (like Wade) shifted their financially motivated claims by "artfully attempting to recharacterize the alleged misconduct as 'negligence' of the two corporations."
Read 12 tweets
15 Aug
Cycle of Failure 👇🏾

NOV: $20/m

JAN: $7/m + 1 day trial

MAR: $7/m + 7 day trial

APR: "Groove Guide"

JUL: $50 "Courses"

AUG: Well that failed. Sorry-not-sorry to all who padded my wallet on this scheme since Nov. just gonna throw it on YT now....to double-digit viewership.😂 ImageImage
Wade felt the waves of LN would make him "relevant & relatable" enough to generate a mass community of people paying his way to continue work-free mooching.

Instead he found that only the smallest sliver of die-hard guilters & blinded CSA advocates w/ ulterior motives joined in.
Once again Wade is unable to admit failure.

No different than his film directing—rather than admit it was too complex for his abilities, he blamed his son, his mom, then MJ.

This venture failed, so all he can do is put on YT in hopes of finding enough viewership for ad revenue.
Read 4 tweets
8 Aug
THREAD: Don Starks is another witness Finaldi solicited to try & bolster case, based on the 1990s tabloid innuendo of Hayvenhurst 5 when they sought cash grabs.

Starks was a part-time security guard from Aug. 18, 1987 to Feb. 1, 1993. His real job has always been at post office.
But nothing Starks offers, even when deposed by Finaldi, is helpful to the case.

Starks claims that over the 5-6 YEARS of employment w/ Jacksons, there were "maybe 3 times" he remembered MJ arriving w/ a boy in the evening. He admits not knowing their arrangements inside at all.
The boys Starks remembered seeing back when he was interviewed in 1993 included:

- Emmanuel Lewis (Starks thought Lewis was 11-12 years old, he was 16-21) - always defends MJ.

- Yoshi (Jolie Levine's son) - always defends MJ and he & his mom strongly lashed out against Finaldi.
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