Thursday, January 28, 2016

SLAPP-suit: Lane Bajardi fails journalistic ethics

Yesterday, Grafix Avenger marked the passing of one year since the Hoboken SLAPP-suit trial tolled featuring some choice moments and legal testimony about a phantom email.

The testimony of Lane Bajardi's and Kim Cardinal Bajardi's attorney Jonathan Z. Cohen about said phantom email runs into a roadblock as the Honorable Patrick J. Arre, the trial judge on the matter of said SLAPP-suit is less than pleased with the lack of evidentiary proof.

Apparently no one told the former plaintiffs running a political operation on Hoboken411 is not equivalent to running a political operation on a trial of Hudson Superior Court.

Here's a snippet of trial testimony where the 1010 WINS News Director Ben Mevorach is highlighted as part of a phantom email no one has seen and isn't coming to testify on behalf of the plaintiff.

Two convicted felons in ex-mayor Peter Cammarano and City Hall email thief Patrick Ricciardi would join former councilwoman Beth Mason in testifying as witnesses on behalf of Lane Bajardi. They definitely got invitations!

Are you picking up that smell yet? Oh how I love the smell of Bajardi misrepresentations in a SLAPP-suit.

Here's a taste:



The complete Grafix Avenger SLAPP-suit feature and the importance to both Hoboken and SLAPP-suit victims everywhere is here: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2016/01/one-year-ago.html

How far is too far when a SLAPP-suit goes completely awry and your misrepresentations are caught over and over and over by the trial judge?

Things didn't fare any better when a hearing is held on the proposition Lane Bajardi is an expert on journalistic ethics.

Testimony by the failed plaintiff Lane Bajardi gets somewhat comical as the signature deflections to questions are not well received by the trial judge. Ethics and Mr. Bajardi don't exactly mix well as is soon self-evident not only in this snapshot moment but in the legal decision issued by the court: over $276,000 in sanctioned legal bills of defendants must be paid by SLAPPers Lane Bajardi and Kimberly Cardinal Bajardi.

The Bajardis' attorney, Jonathan Z. Cohen requests a hearing on Lane Bajardi's self-important conclusion he's an expert on journalistic ethics and the comedy ensues.




Graphic courtesy of Grafix Avenger