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    << Subject: Re: Legal action against serious false accusations on Usenet
    From: "Chas" c.clements@comcast.net
    Date: Sat, Aug 9, 2003 9:05 AM
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    "S888Wheel" <s888wheel@aol.com> wrote
    On one of the Usenet message boards I was falsely accused of being a
    pedephile.
    What legal recourse do I have? What action can and should I take and how
    do i
    go about it?
    Depends on whether you want revenge or money.
    Do you know who it is- name, address, etc.?
    If you do, draft up a good looking letter; give him a notice of intent to
    sue and don't leave him an easy way out.
    Pull down a complaint that fits your needs, process it, repro it and, after
    30 days or so, file it with the Federal District Court in your District-
    about $125 for the filing plus your repro costs. Look at the complaint that
    Sidney Blumenthal's wolves drew up against Matt Drudge and AOL.
    Use a 'postal' service of process so he has plenty of time to ruminate over
    it. Maybe make a post on the board where he defamed you- tell him to expect
    delivery; let him think about how to avoid it, or answer it; let him stew
    about it.
    A lawyer only has one way to answer your grievance, and so he is primarily
    concerned with evaluation and assignment of 'damages'- he may be able to
    satisfy your needs or he may not.
    Depending on your intent and your diligence, you can take control of the
    assault and reverse his attack, to his detriment. Step out of the arena that
    he's chosen, and pull him into an arena with which he's not familiar or
    able.
    There's enough law to go around.

    Chas
    'It's Fighting, not Folkdancing!'
    http://www.chasclements.com
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    Thank you for your response. What i want is my good name preserved. I want
    someone who makes maliceous attacks with such power of potential damaage duely
    punished. His accusations are no better than an assult in my view. I am not
    interested in getting money. So punishement and public record of my innocence
    are my priorities. I do know his name and his place of residence. My father is
    a retired lawyer. he can write up a very good looking lawyer. If one writes a
    letter of intent to sue one must sue correct? This is not to say i would not be
    happy to do so.
    Thank you for your help. Just for clarification you recomend I draft a letter
    of intent to sue, post on the board that he can expect a letter of that nature,
    wait 30 days and then file a complaint with the Federal District Court and use
    a postal service of proccess. What would be the nature of my complaint? what do
    false acusations of criminal actions on an internet message board fall under?
    Thanks again

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    Default Legal action against serious false accusations on Usenet

    Chas wrote:>>
    "S888Wheel" <s888wheel@aol.com> wrote
    On one of the Usenet message boards I was falsely accused of being a
    pedephile.
    What legal recourse do I have? What action can and should I take and how
    do i
    go about it?
    Depends on whether you want revenge or money. Do you know who it is- name, address, etc.? If you do, draft up a good looking letter; give him a notice of intent to sue and don't leave him an easy way out. Pull down a complaint that fits your needs, process it, repro it and, after 30 days or so, file it with the Federal District Court in your District- about $125 for the filing plus your repro costs. Look at the complaint that Sidney Blumenthal's wolves drew up against Matt Drudge and AOL. Use a 'postal' service of process so he has plenty of time to ruminate over it. Maybe make a post on the board where he defamed you- tell him to expect delivery; let him think about how to avoid it, or answer it; let him stew about it. A lawyer only has one way to answer your grievance, and so he is primarily concerned with evaluation and assignment of 'damages'- he may be able to satisfy your needs or he may not. Depending on your intent and your diligence, you can take control of the assault and reverse his attack, to his detriment. Step out of the arena that he's chosen, and pull him into an arena with which he's not familiar or able. There's enough law to go around.
    In my particular case, the ******* hides his identity quite well. He refuses
    to identify himself on his domain names as required by icann. But demands I
    have no choice but to play by the rules all the way.
    He acquired my driver's license photo illegally and posted it to usenet,
    then claimed I did it, and then claimed it's public domain.
    I have repeatedly tried to get the hosts to remove the offending material,
    but they will not do so.
    I've wanted to sue this ******* for a few years now but because he hides, I
    have to go to various expenses just to find out who he is.
    I believe I have identified him as he suddenly stopped his daily postings.
    I will find out who he is, and I will nail his *** royally.




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