Update on Gays R Heroes, LLC v. Universal Non-Stick Formula and Harold Caidagh.
1) Basic discovery has been exchanged. No surprises; plaintiffs' answers were equivocal where not evasive, and their interrogatories and requests for admission were polemical and accusatory rather than investigative. We aren't fans of docket-plugging discovery motions, but if a 2d round of discovery occurs, we may quarrel with the content if the 1st round's tone and style is repeated. Generally, however, we like to deal artfully when responding to such distorted discovery questions rather than having an endless exchange of motion arguments, which gobble up time and yield no strategic advantage to speak of.
2) GRH has stalled on our depositions of Corey Robin and Priscilla Houle-Eaton, receiving the court's indulgence on re-scheduling due to alleged inconvenience. Please note that each of Robin and Houle-Eaton agreed to the previously set deposition dates -- they were set by negotiation and open discussion, taking deponent convenience into account. This judicial indulgence may foreshadow how the court will see the case throughout its duration. We're used to that and can handle it easily.
3) Although Houle-Eaton's diagnostic report was supposed to be delivered within 45 days of her diagnostic interview of Caidagh, it has yet to arrive. We are mulling over strategies on this.
4) PDI's diagnostic report was shared with plaintiffs the same day it was shared here. Whether that triggered (2) and (3) is an open question. Our intuitive guesses on that? We're playing close to the vest on this question.
5) As indicated in comments elsewhere on this blog, our investigative efforts uncovered a fact about plaintiffs' counsel Lewis S. Lyspe, Esq. which could provide a fruitful avenue for positional wrangling. It was discovered that Lyspe came to the law as a career change from psychological counseling, which he performed under an LCSW licensure from the State of Neuwestia, and which license was revoked due to problems of sexual impropriety and assault in the conduct of his counseling. An interesting development, to be sure.