Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Los Angeles California Wildlife Rehabilitation Real Estate

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins. Have a safe and happy holiday

Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins, Happy Halloween, Squirrel
That's Ernie the "special" squirrel. He had a head injury as a baby when he fell out of his nest. His mom went to pick him up but didn't think he'd make it so she left him. I picked him up, tried to reunite again but she didn't want him. I quickly realized that he was a "special" squirrel. I released him to my back yard so I could keep my eye on him. I had to build him and nest and leave food for him because he was never 100%. Fortunately the other wild squirrels knew he was a little slow and didn't hurt him when he did inappropriate things like try to play with them.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dr.Jennifer Conrad of the Paw Project received an award from our Mayor Eric Garcetti - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

Dr. Jennifer Conrad, Jenny Conrad, Eric Garcetti, Mayor Eric Garcetti - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates


Our founder, Dr. Jennifer Conrad, is recognized by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for her efforts to help cats (in 2013). In 2009, the Paw Project sponsored the local ordinance that bans declawing in the city of Los Angeles. #pawproject

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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UPDATE: Dog "Harley" dumped at shelter to be reunited with unfit lying owners.

UPDATE: Dog "Harley" dumped at shelter to be reunited with unfit lying owners.
Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Leave No Paws Behind, rescue, Harley, Otto

UPDATE 03/18/2014: Some Blogger is now attacking me saying I posted private, confidential information about Chris Gonzales. I did not. Chris posted this information about himself in many places on the Internet. Here is but one screen shot. He posted the name of himself, his wife, wedding year, daughter, her husband, grandson. 99% of the data in this blog came directly from Chris.


Chris Gonzales, Christine Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, dog, Harley, Otto posted his own family information on public websites. He is not a Doctor.
UPDATE 03/17/2014: Good news! Toby of Leave No Paws Behind rescue has just agreed an hour ago not to give the dog back to the owners. Toby stated that she doesn't feel the traveling lifestyle would be good for Otto because of his age and health.

"All of that being said, and with Otto's best interest at heart, he will be remaining right here in our care and his humans agree."

In the meantime Christopher Gonzales took down his website and his church's Facebook group. I'm sure it's because that is where I found all the photos, videos and evidence which proves they are not sick, disabled, poor seniors who couldn't afford vet care. Toby is the one who released their names and profession to the public. She should not be mad at us for doing research and posting facts.

I just saw the original KTLA video with the phone conversation with Chris Gonzales. He lied about needing tires to try to garner sympathy and donations. Whenever he has car problems he posts on his page that he is praying for an "answer from God." Then one of his followers will PayPal him money then he thanks God for answering his prayer.

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Original article,

Earlier I posted about the dog that was left outside the Baldwin Park, California animal shelter with a sad note. The note said the dog was 13 years old, vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. The owners said they were elderly, sick and couldn't afford to take the dog to the vet or have him euthanized. They allowed him to have mange for three years and be almost bald. They asked the shelter to euthanize him. Instead the shelter called "Leave No Paws Behind" animal rescue. They took the dog to the vet and treated it. Then they decided to try to find the owner. I wrote the blog entry to help. Friends of the owners saw the dog in media articles and came forward.

Here is an article that brings you up to date. When the owners saw that people wanted to give them money they gladly came forward to claim it giving news reporters their PayPal email. The rescue group said they will give them back their dog when it's healthy. They will pay for the dogs veterinary care.

http://ktla.com/2014/03/12/owners-to-be-reunited-with-dachshund-found-outside-animal-shelter/#axzz2wA1hlZpR

When I first read the note and saw the photo of the dog on Facebook I felt sorry for the dog and owners. The owners said they were both seniors, sick and poor. They said the dog was sick. Turns out that is not the case. We have ourselves some liars and con artists. Please, donate to Leave No Paws Behind because they do wonderful work but don't give anything to the owners of the dog. Do not PayPal them a penny. This is what I've found about them so far.

They are not senior citizens. They are not disabled. They are merely obese. They are not poor. They are traveling ministers who give little talks then beg for money. They are not a legal church, corporation or non-profit. They make $60,000/year which they admitted to Manta. Manta gets the data from the owner of the business. The dog only had mites. He didn't have bloody diarrhea or vomiting. They left his mites untreated for three years. It's also a crime to dump an animal. They left it outside where anyone could have taken it and used it as dog fighting bait. California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597s. Abandonment of animals (a) Every person who willfully abandons any animal is guilty of a misdemeanor. Anyone who abandons an animal is subject to a $500 fine and/or up to six months in jail. Animal neglect is also a crime. Not providing veterinary care is animal neglect which is covered under 597.


Christine Klaas Gonzales, Christopher R Gonzales, Preachers, con artists, scammers, liars, In Accord Ministries
Christopher R Gonzales, born about 1952 (Toby posted his age), has lived in San Pedro, CA, Canoga Park, CA, Goodyear, AZ, Santa Fe Springs, CA. Married Christine Klaas October 12, 1974 in Fresno (Chris posted the year he was married), CA. Christine born about 1955 (Toby posted her age).  They have a daughter named Kirstie Elizabeth Gonzales (Chris posted this) who married ***** (and this name). She was born *** *, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA. She is an insurance agent in Victoria, Texas, previously lived in Albuquerque, NM as per her public pages. Here is her Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/kirstie.rubio
Her MySpace page
https://myspace.com/414161435

(FTR Christopher Gonzales is the one who posted his daughter and grandson's full name. It's in his bio that he hands out every time he goes somewhere to preach and beg for money. The rescue is the one who gave the public the full names and profession of Christopher Gonzales and his wife Christine Gonzales. I'm not posting private or confidential information.)

Sweetwind Ministries is not a legal non-profit or corporation in CA or AZ.
In Accord Ministries is not a legal non-profit or corporation in CA or AZ.

Christopher Gonzales supposedly told Toby that his church is covered under another legal church organization. He would not tell anyone the name of that organization. I personally don't believe him because he lies so much.

Chris Gonzales is not a PhD. He cannot call himself a doctor. He cannot use "Dr." in his name because it's a supposedly honorary degree, i.e. he didn't do anything to get it. In fact this honorary degree may not even exist. Even though he's not a PhD, he calls himself "Dr. Chris Gonzales." Even in his Twitter account he calls himself a Dr. He mainly talks about watching TV, food and driving.

https://twitter.com/DrChrisGonzales


Chris Gonzales, not a Doctor, public Twitter profile, In Accord Ministries
Video of Chris Gonzales. He's one of those faith healers that puts his hands on people and then everyone shakes like someone having a seizure. He likes to spit out mumbo jumbo made up words while doing so. He preys and prays on poor people who are sick who want him to bless and heal them. He obviously doesn't have the power to heal anyone. He invites people to meetings at Sizzler or the Old Country Buffet restaurants. People pay for their food, listen to him talk then he asks for money. He calls it a "love offering." He doesn't have a job though I would bet he's on welfare and gets food stamps. Toby now says the wife is on disability.

Chris made his videos below private. That's okay. I saved them. This clip directly below is made up of a few tiny clips of one short video. It is used for non-profit comment and education under the fair use of copyright act. Here Chris talks in tongues. Yes, he's saying jibberish. These people ask him to lay his hands on them and pray for health and wealth for them. If he had the power to pray for health or wealth....?  http://www.animaladvocates.us/chris_gonzales_in_accord_ministries.mov

video


Chris has removed his videos, pages and podcasts. I saved copies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSu8FmmkLDM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjdC0LKa-p8
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203289181576125&set=o.44926160806&type=2&theater


Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, Sweetwind Ministries, dog, Harley

Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, Sweetwind Ministries, dog, Harley, Christine Klaas Gonzales

Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, Sweetwind Ministries, dog, Harley, Christine Klaas Gonzales

Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, Sweetwind Ministries, dog, Harley, Christine Klaas Gonzales. They can afford designer glasses, jewelry, Hawaiian clothing, manicures but can't take their dog to the vet. 
Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, Sweetwind Ministries, dog, Harley, Christine Klaas Gonzales. He calls himself a doctor when he is not a doctor. It's a sin to lie. He wrote that about himself. 
Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, Sweetwind Ministries, dog, Harley, Christine Klaas Gonzales. He can afford an XXXXL leather jacket, designer glasses but wouldn't take his dog to the vet.
Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, Sweetwind Ministries, dog, Harley, Christine Klaas Gonzales. He lies and calls himself a doctor. Lying is a sin.
I generally don't care about anyone's weight except my own. In this instance I will say something. Christopher Gonzales is morbidly obese. If he has any health problems, they are most likely caused by being so obese. Chris Gonzales likes to thump the bible and quote scripture. While I'm Catholic and don't currently go to church I did go to Catholic school for many years. Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins. It is to consume to the point of waste. Lust is also a sin. Chris lusts for food and money based on his Facebook page. Chris Gonzales lied which is yet another sin. He is not a doctor yet tells people he is. He also lied in the note he left with his dog. The bible tells us that God created animals. The bible also tells us that we must treat His animals well. If we neglect animals, we are neglecting God. As a supposedly religious man how can he commit so much sin? I believe it's because he's a fraud, a charlatan.

I emailed this blog entry to Chris Gonzales at all his email addresses asking for comment. No reply. The emails did go through. I did not call him or threaten him or his family ever. I have no intention of doing so.

I see no photos of Chris or Christine with this dog online. If he was with then for 13 years going everywhere with them, why are there no photos? There are a ton of photos of Chris. If he loved this dog, there would be photos of him with the dog all over. I noticed that Christine doesn't have a Facebook page, does not talk in any of the videos. I have a feeling this may have been her dog. Chris might have gotten sick of it and told her to dump it. She sounded sorry in the interview. Again, why no photos of Christine with the dog? I think Chris probably did not like the dog, might have been jealous.

After I posted the truth about Chris Gonzales I have been personally attacked in retaliation. Every word here is 100% the truth backed by facts and evidence. Most of it came from Chris Gonzales' website or Facebook pages.

Audio of a sermon of Chris Gonzales
http://pastorrudy.podbean.com/2011/11/06/dr-chris-gonzales/

Their website which they just deleted
http://www.inaccordministries.com

One of his Facebook pages
https://www.facebook.com/chris.gonzales2

Their Facebook page for his church which he just deleted
https://www.facebook.com/groups/44926160806/

Toby removed most of the posts about Harley/Otto from her page.

Address, phone
P.O. BOX 2505
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670-0505
sweetwindmin@cox.net
Chris1952@cox.net
(310) 364-4320
(310) 351-0654

Proof that Chris wrote the note. Below is a still from Chris Gonzales praying for someone and speaking in tongues. You see a small blue spiral notebook next to his bible.
Chris Gonzales, dog, Harley, in accord ministries, preacher, fraud

This is the note left with the dog. It's from the same spiral notebook.
Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, preacher, dog, Harley, Otto

You can see that the blue book is a small spiral notebook with 70 pages
Christopher Gonzales, In Accord Ministries, fraud, con, scam, Harley, Otto, dog
Mary Cummins of Animal AdMary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WildHorse Ranch Rescue promotes cruelty, went bankrupt, owes a lot of money

WILDHORSE RANCH RESCUE PROMOTES CRUELTY, WENT BANKRUPT, OWES TON OF MONEY

WildHorse Ranch Rescue is a suspect organization. I believe Kimberly Meagher who runs the place lives off the donations. She pays herself $38,000 a year or $3,200/mo in rent. Zillow says it should rent for $900/month. She is ripping off her own rescue for $2,300 a month! The money intended for horses is going to Kim instead. She has no job and states she volunteers 80 hours a week for no money. How is she supporting herself and able to fly to Italy and all over the US to go to parties? I’m posting this information to warn the public about this suspect “charity.” 

There have been complaints from many, many government agencies against this charity. I would not donate to this charity. They were not giving the animals proper care, had too many animals, unpermitted construction, improper drainage, huge piles of manure on the property which county told her to remove…

Kimberly Meagher, Kim Meagher runs WildHorse Ranch Rescue. It seems Kim Meagher has violated county zoning and building and safety codes. The County believes her property is a nuisance. More here 
More stories about their problems. Seems Kimberly Meagher did not provide proper care for horses. And she is supposed to be a horse rescuer?! Here her vet says she’s trying to give the horse’s better proper care. Perhaps this is why she supports ***. Birds of a feather. Link below. From Arizona Department of Agriculture. 
Below is a summary of her bankruptcy documents. Her real name is Kimberly Dale Southam, Kimberly Dale Stabeck and Kimberly D Meagher. She went bankrupt in 1987. This is odd because she sold her grandmother’s house in 1985. She ran up a ton of credit card debt. Recently she again ran up a ton of credit card debt.The banks got judgments, levies and wage garnishments on her.  I didn’t include the full social security number. This was in 1987 when she lived in an apartment in Gilbert, Arizona.

Kimberly Dale Meagher aka Kimberly Dale Southam went bankrupt
Kimberly Meagher, WildHorse Ranch Rescue, judgment
Kimberly Meagher, WildHorse Ranch Rescue,  lien
Kimberly Meagher, WildHorse Ranch Rescue, lien
Here’s another current lien.


Debtor:MEAGHER, KIMBERLY D
Debtor Address: PO BOX 415
GILBERT  AZ  85299-0415

Debtor:STABECK, KIMBERLY D
Debtor Address: PO BOX 415
GILBERT  AZ  85299-0415

Secured Party:CAPITAL ONE BANK
Filing Date:07-17-2006
Amount:$1,629.00

Court:MARICOPA COUNTY RECORDER
Court County:MARICOPA
Court State:AZ
Case Number:20060951112
Here’s another article about their many problems. 
http://www.yourwestvalley.com/topstory/article_4156dc3a-1e60-11e0-b167-001cc4c002e0.html

And yet another article about their many problems. They’ve had financial, legal, animal problems for the last ten years. You would think you could fix the problems in ten years. Why does she always have violations? I don’t understand why you’d have a horse rescue if you can’t or won’t give them proper care. Even while she has money and legal problems she goes out and gets some burros. She obviously just did it for the press and donations http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/the_valley/ahwatukee/article_f4c4da44-fbab-5404-96ac-5c3265133962.html?mode=jqm
Kimberly Meagher owns the property at 11811 S Lindsay Rd, Gilbert, Arizona yet she uses donations to WildHorse Ranch Rescue to maintain and upgrade her personal property. This is not legal. She lives on the property. She also claims the proceeds from her art gallery go to her rescue. I believe this is tax fraud. She doesn’t have to pay taxes on the sales saying it went to the charity.

Kim admits she is not in compliance with the law. She admits there is a ton of manure on the property that she can’t get someone to take away. Just like ***who had an eight foot tall pile of guano under one of her bat boxes. My place has passed all inspections. ***, Kimberly Meagher are not in compliance with the law. They don’t have proper permits or facilities. They both have too many animals.

“The manure removal group just informed us that they will not take the load we had ready for them. That leaves us with a pile to *pay* to remove! We cannot get our New Barn permit without the parking lot being cleared.”

Here is information about her zoning and planning violations from the person in charge of the case. “Violation 201000887 was closed.  The property was denied an agricultural exemption (LU20110058) because ARS-11-812.A.2 requires a min. 5 contiguous commercial acres and the site is on 1.25 acres.  A number of unpermitted structures benefitted from regulatory reform over the past three years that negated need for construction permits for many structures and liberalized building setbacks and separation distance. Also, due to regulatory reform, parcels as small as one acre can be considered a farm which is a permitted use in the Rural-43 zoning district. The rescue operation is considered a farm.  Temporary/special events such as fundraiser concerts will only permitted with an approved Temporary Use Permit.  Since the site is not agriculturally exempt from the county’s zoning, drainage and construction safety codes – new construction may require an issued construction permit.  There is an active permit B201302673 to erect a pre-engineered horse barn without electrical or plumbing that is not for commercial use. This permit was issued on 5/23/13.   They need to call in for the 970 Final Drainage and 900 Final construction safety inspections in order to complete the permit.  There does remain an unpermitted 15’ x 24’ canopy and the property owner was notified of this issue. There is not an open zoning violation at this time.”

She had an inspection scheduled then cancelled it. Probably because she has so much manure in the parking lot.

Next I will post all the complaints made about the property from members of the public and other government agencies. Most of them are summarized in the newspaper articles. You would think if you are going to rescue animals you would make sure you were on a property where it’s legal. I have done that. 

It seems Kimberly Meagher intentionally gets herself in jams then contacts the media and begs for help. It really looks like Kim is living off the horse rescue. She basically travels all over the US going to music shows and visiting friends. She is using her art gallery and horse rescue as a place to throw parties with alcohol and sell tickets. She states her gallery and rescue are non-profit yet that’s the only business she is doing. .

Kimberly Dale Southam aka Kimberly Meagher lived with her grandmother Wilma Marie Sheler in Michigan. Wilma put the house in her name and Kimberly’s. Then Kimberly sold it in 1985. Wilma died in 2001. Kimberly has two adult kids Nick Stabek born October 2, 1986 and McKay Stabek born 1983. 

This nonprofit looks like a scam. They say they need $6,000 a month for animals get only take in $36,000 a year as per their Guidestar page. I just looked at their tax returns. Kim Meagher here also runs a store selling art called  thebeastro.org She states all proceeds go to the nonprofit yet she calls it her art gallery. How then is she making money to support herself? Looks like another ***living off the nonprofit while claiming they don’t get a penny from the nonprofit. This looks like personal tax evasion to me. Their 2012 tax returns said they house 14 horses, 32 cats and 28 dogs. I don’t know how they can fit all of those animals on their property. She states she volunteers 80 hours a month with no pay. I don’t believe that. Danyelle Schott is the VP, Kim is the President, Richard Reinhardt is the treasurer. Sure hope it’s not the Richard Reinhardt that I know. They spend $38,000 a year on rent? So the rescue group is giving Kim $38,000 a year to rent her place when it’s only worth $75,000 total. She is over charging. She is living off the rescue. She pays $6,000 on printing? This looks very suspicious to me. They also did not attach their attachment “O.” They also pay to feed three feral cat colonies. Other board members are Skip DeNardo, Danyelle Schott, McKay Stabek, Jayne St Germain, Celeste Johnson. Seems most of these people quit. They claim to have made $63,000 in 2007, $86,000 in 2008, $90,000 in 2009, $104,000 in 2010 and $125,000 in 2011. They also have no reviews on Guidestar.

Kim Meagher seems to lie about her birthday. It’s either December 1, 1962 or January 20, 1962.

Kimberly Meagher sues and loses. Case dismissed with prejudice. She can’t refile. It looks like she got in a fight with her board members? Here is the lawsuit. Make your own decision.
http://www.animaladvocates.us/kimberly_meagher_sues_loses.pdf

Looks like Kimberly D Meagher ran up credit card debt then didn’t pay. These are her personal debts in her personal name. They are not in the name of WildHorse Ranch Rescue. The companies got judgments against her then they garnished her wages. Below are three such cases. They are recent. Someone should not go posting defamation about me online if they have this kind of public history. No one should donate to this organization. It looks like Kimberly Meagher has been living off of it, using it as her personal piggy bank.

Here’s satellite view of the ranch. I see piles of dirt, run down cars, an RV, structures with tarps over them, a few horses, little sheds. 
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Mary Cummins v crazy lady in Texas appeal submitted to Second Court of Appeals in Texas

Mary Cummins v crazy lady in Texas appeal of the 352nd district court case for defamation and breach of contract was submitted to the Second Court of Appeals in Texas. The Court is expected to release their opinion by the end of the year.


Mary Cummins was sued by crazy lady in Texas for defamation and breach of contract September 2010. The trial took place June 2012. Defendant Cummins lost at trial and appealed to the Second Court of Appeals.

Cummins' appeal states that appellees did not show the elements of defamation or malice. Appellees also did not show the elements of breach of contract. Lastly appellees did not show any evidence for any damages.

Cummins' defamation case is almost identical to the appeal of Carla Main v H. Walker Royall appeal # 05–09–01503–CV. Cummins who is not an attorney wrote her appeal as a pro se. Cummins' defamation argument and citations are almost identical to those of Carla Main. Cummins never crazy lady in Texas. Because they are public figures they would also have to show malice which they did not show. They also did not show any evidence of any damage.

Two attorneys for two animal rights organizations and a freedom of speech organization Public Citizen wrote amicus briefs on behalf of Cummins. Their argument mirrored Cummins' appeal, i.e. there was no proof of defamation, malice or damages. One attorney went so far as to state that the court should have referred the case to a criminal court to file charges against crazy lady in Texas for animal cruelty. In video which was presented at the trial ...can be seen operating on a bat without pain relief when she is not a veterinarian and has not gone past the eighth grade in school.

In Cummins' appeal she proves that appellees showed no proof of defamation for the 45 alleged defamatory statements. In fact Cummins never even knew what phrases appellees considered to be defamation until after the trial in the form of the court order. Cummins noted that appellees did not even reply to the points she raised in her appeal or to the specific items. No one wrote an amicus brief on behalf of appellees.

The appeals court opinion should reverse the 352nd District Court case final order. Retired visiting Judge William Brigham oversaw the trial though Judge Bonnie Sudderth is the Judge for that court.

Below are the actual documents in the appeal.


Below are the documents for my appeal. It was submitted to the judges yesterday. They should issue an opinion in two weeks to two months.

Motion to strike court order in the trial court
http://marycummins.com/motion_strike_order.pdf

Petition for Review for Supreme Court of Texas
http://animaladvocates.us/petition_review_supreme_court.pdf

My Appellant's appeal brief

Appellees' reply brief

My Appellant's reply to their reply brief

Amicus brief submitted on my behalf by Public Citizen attorney Paul Alan Levy

Amicus brief submitted on my behalf by The Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and Elephants in Crisis.org attorney David Casselman


Below is ann article about Carla Main winning her appeal against H. Walker Royall.

Texas Appeals Court Rejects Developer's Defamation Claims
Jul. 26, 2011 4:10 pm

"This week a Texas appeals court threw out nearly all of Dallas developer H. Walker Royall's defamation lawsuit against Carla Main, author of Bulldozed, a 2007 book about eminent domain abuse, and her publisher, Encounter Books. Royall—who initially sued not only Main and Encounter but also a newspaperthat that published a review of the book, along with University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein, who provided a blurb for it—did not like the way he was portrayed in Main's discussion of a marina project in Freeport, Texas, that involved seizing land from a local shrimping business. In November 2009, the trial court rejected Main and Encounter's argument that Royall's lawsuit should be dismissed because Bulldozed is protected by the First Amendment. But Texas law allows the immediate appeal of such decisions, and yesterday the Court of Appeals for the 5th District of Texas ruled that Royall had failed to specify anything in the book that defamed him. "We have examined the 79 grounds in the no-evidence motion that address statements in the book and have concluded that Royall did not raise a genuine issue of material fact regarding any of the grounds," the court said.

That conclusion is remarkable given the highly favorable standard that Royall enjoyed at this stage of the case. He would have been allowed to proceed if he had offered "more than a scintilla of evidence" on each of three points required to win: 1) that the defendant published a statement of fact, 2) that the statement was defamatory, and 3) that the defendant acted with "actual malice" regarding the truth of the statement (in a case involving a public figure). Furthermore, Royal was entitled to "every reasonable inference" and the benefit of any doubt. Yet in the appeals court's judgment, he had essentially no chance of prevailing on any of his allegations concerning the book. The only remaining issues, which were sent back to the trial court for further consideration, relate to whether Main and Encounter "aided, abetted, and ratified others' defamatory statements" about Royall.

"Walker Royall has failed in his attempt to use this frivolous defamation lawsuit as a weapon to silence his critics," says Dana Berliner, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, which is representing Main and Encounter.  "The appeals court has exposed the frivolity of Royall's lawsuit, holding that Royall failed to prove that a single word of Bulldozed defames him."

That is the positive spin. Here is the negative spin: In our system of justice, rich people with thin skins don't need any evidence to drag their critics into an expensive, time-consuming, anxiety-provoking legal process that lasts for years. For any journalist who has ever wondered whether he could be sued over something he wrote that reflected badly on someone (which some of us do several times a day), the answer is yes: You can be sued over anything. The suit may not be legally successful, but if the plaintiff's goal is to punish you for the offense you caused him and make you (and everyone else) think twice before writing about him again, he wins whether or not he ultimately can prevail in court.

Below is the opinion in the Carla Main, The Encounter for Culture and Education, Inc appeal

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDAMary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.



Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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