John Giduck Loses Part of His SLAPP Suit Against SOCNET

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10 Responses

  1. Anony Mouse says:

    "vituperative," good word.

  2. Sniper111 says:

    The lawsuit was also dismissed against McAleer (me), Harrison and Lake as well with language identical to that posted here.

    Suddenly I don't hate Mondays so much.

  3. Leroy Jones says:

    The judge dismissed the case against all served, not just the 3 in this response. Groups of those served had different attorneys and this represents only one group.

  4. Josh C says:

    What's the advantage of anti-SLAPP over Colorado's awarding court fees on early dismissal? The latter seems better, if only because it generalizes to all cases instead of adding a speech-specific subsystem.

  5. Ken says:

    Sniper111 and Leroy Jones: would you be willing to share copies of the orders in your cases?

  6. Nicholas Weaver says:

    I have to take a minor objection to the second order:

    The final statement, that “I have come to the conclusion he has opened Pandora’s box of whoopass,” is a metaphorical statement of opinion that Plaintiff has taken on more than he can handle, rather than a statement of fact.

    Actually, I think in retrospect, the plaintiff did open a pandora's box of whoopass, once the lawyer fee charges start coming in. So, in all likelyhood, its become a statement of fact. :)

  7. Fred says:

    This suit was a joke from the beginning, just like the plaintiff. Unfortunately, this lawsuit has been a colorful and expensive distraction from the real issue: John Giduck is a charlatan who defrauded thousands of people with exaggerated– virtually nonexistent– credentials and dangerous advice. John Giduck spent years establishing his reputation as a special operations warrior with a keen understanding of the challenges open societies face. He further bolstered his reputation with exaggerated claims of tactical (tacticooool) prowess. He established his reputation through his employees and associates, maintaining plausible deniability as to his authorship of the false claims. The story on Popehat, understandably, only begins with the legal battle. The real story is about how a fraud like John Giduck was peddling crazy shit like "gas delivery systems" and still getting paid by taxpayers to do so.

  8. Sniper111 says:

    Ken- no worries at all, I have a copy in pdf.

    If you can provide a point of contact I'll get it out to you ASAP

  9. I read everything I was permitted to on the SOCNET site (I don't begin to qualify even as a lurker over there!) about Mr Giduck, and I'd have to say, I sorta feel sorry for him.

    His company was investigated by some of the most talented REAL SF ops on the planet, as a friendly gesture to one of their comrades, and he didn't like the truth to be out there.

    So he did basically everything a slimy, duplicitous douchebag could do, but he forgot with whom he was dealing. That says more about his fake credentials than a stack of affidavits a foot high. Which his business partners and sock puppets tried to shovel on the fire they'd started, with the obvious and natural results.

    You know the kind of guy you're dealing with when his buds post drooling rants about what an outstanding 'warrior' he is (I quite literally have more boots-on-the-ground experience than he did, and I was just a L/Cpl in the cadets!), and how he's so good at what he does that he's 'survived 8 wars' (so did all of us here!), not to mention all the famous people he's been seen with. Seriously. Really, really famous. And important. And tall.

    And after the wonderful, funny, forbearing, philosophical, unsung warrior community had finished playing with this chewtoy, he got all pissy, talked his wife and/or girlfriend into privately threatening individual members, couldn't get his $200,000 wish that way, so opted for the arsewipe option.

    I was going to hope he got what he deserved, but I'm not that mean. Instead, I hope the judge allows 'Big John' to become the official SOCNET chewtoy.

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