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Thread: Burgess v. Wallingford: Mark Vanaman fails to reply to complaint

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    Burgess v. Wallingford: Mark Vanaman fails to reply to complaint

    Mark Vanaman has failed to answer the complaint against him in my federal civil rights case. Nothing has been received from him and no attorney has signed on to represent him.

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    Complaint filed: 07/18/2011
    Served on Mark Vanaman (at his home): 08/09/2011
    Deadline for answer: 08/30/2011

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    Does that mean the court will enter a default judgement against him? My friend is a state marshal, I am sure he would love to collect it for you.

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    I don't think the court ever files anything for you. My counsel will need to file it on my behalf.

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    He doesn't think you're serious enough.

    Mark knows the law. He knows open carry is illegal and this lawsuit is frivolous. He knows it will be dismissed just on the very basis of it's merit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIX View Post
    Mark knows the law. He knows open carry is illegal and this lawsuit is frivolous. He knows it will be dismissed just on the very basis of it's merit.
    If only he knew that the defendant in the case is supposed to file a motion to dismiss...

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    Did everyone else respond?

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    File for a default judgement against him and continue to march with the others.

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    Wallingford and its officers have responded and have an answer due on 09/30/2011.

    Tom Gerarde will be their counsel.

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    File for a default judgement against him and continue on with the others!

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    It's now the 22nd of September, some twenty-two days since a response was due. When was the motion for a default judgement filed?

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    Attrorney Baird is currently tied up on a major case and will be addressing this issue the first chance she gets.

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    It kind of makes you wonder if you did something wrong...anyway, file a motion for a default judgment without delay and see what happens. Do it quick in case the Defendant is scrambling to put together a legal response to correct his error. Don't sit around wondering what happened.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Peruta View Post
    Attrorney Baird is currently tied up on a major case and will be addressing this issue the first chance she gets.
    Just wondering, don't attornies usually have paralegals and office staff to take care of the bulk of the paperwork?

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    Default filed

    Paperwork has been filed to default for no response.

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    It's been well over a month. Anything from the court?

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    Is Flood still in Cheshire?

    Why'd he switch to Cheshire, because we don't OC???? Got some news 4 him :-D

    Fight the good fight bro. We're all pulling for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cook View Post
    Why'd he switch to Cheshire, because we don't OC???? Got some news 4 him :-D

    Fight the good fight bro. We're all pulling for ya.
    As far as I know, he still works in Cheshire. He has admitted in depositions that he is aware that OC is legal.

    Essentially, he claims he was 'just following orders'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    As far as I know, he still works in Cheshire. He has admitted in depositions that he is aware that OC is legal.

    Essentially, he claims he was 'just following orders'.
    Ahh. The ol Nuremberg defense. Gotta love that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    As far as I know, he still works in Cheshire. He has admitted in depositions that he is aware that OC is legal.

    Essentially, he claims he was 'just following orders'.
    Did ya post his deposition transcripts? (humor - I remember reading a protective order ruling from the judge about his point before where they got 99% of their protective order and request for sanctions pounded into the sand).


    If I recall, you were carrying in a business, folks complained but did not ask you to leave initially and after a second complaining by the business then you left, the cops came by and then arrested you for disorderly and other stuff that never even made it to a trial. And then you filed a complaint in federal court, 42 USC 1983 or similar action (I don't recall all the counts of the complaint).
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