The Mille Lacs News
the whole world to see.
Attorney Victor Lund
repeatedly stressed that the entire world was watching. What the judges
totally missed was that the Onamia Mayor, City Council, County Commissioners
were all reading Hannabelle, or had the opportunity to do so. They were the
only ones who mattered -
they were the only ones
who could stop the project from going forward.
The lawyer's job is not to prosecute or
defend. Nor is it to win the case. The lawyer's objective is to extend court
proceedings until all possible client money has been turned over to the
lawyers. They seem to work as a team that way. There's a reason they are
called "bloodsucking lawyers."
In the Summon's and Complaint, Nexus
attorney Victor E. Lund stated:
"The contents of e-mails sent by
[Hannabelle] to Peter Freeman's fellow faculty members at the
University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine are false, scurrilous and defamatory.
They have caused Peter Freeman
embarrassment and injured his reputation. The statements tend to
lower Peter Freeman's co-workers' estimation of him. The statements tend
to call into question his
competence as a member of the Department of Social Work. The statements have caused
monetary damages in an amount yet to be determined."
Truth is absolute
defense in charges of defamation. Hannabelle has always contended that
she told the truth. The Constitution of the United States grants
citizens the Right to have and express their opinions. Her only
intention in sending the email was to keep the sex offender institution
out of her residential neighborhood. Read "No
Blood on My Hands - Peter D. Freeman" *
In the Complaint, Victor goes on to say:
"[Hannabelle], on her web page, The
Bradbury Buzzz, on postings first made in July
2007 and still present on the web page,
made numerous false and defamatory statements about James D' Angelo. The
postings state that among other things, that D' Angelo is "egocentric," "arrogant,"
"a snake," "narcissistic," "cold blooded," "an insensitive numbskull,"
"without a clue," "missing a heart," "liar," and "lacking character.""
The rest of the Complaint was based on one paragraph of
one article, "Can You Hear Me Now?" which was written with so
much hyperbole and outrageousness that nobody could take it
seriously. Nobody except Jim D'Angelo. He apparently took it very
seriously indeed. His reaction was to sue Hannabelle. Note: Hannabelle
also wrote about "Poopsie". D'Angelo claims that he is "Poopsie".
Motion to Dismiss
All opinions expressed in the Mille Lacs
News are OPINIONS. The United States Constitution gives every
citizen the RIGHT to have them and the RIGHT to express them.
You might notice that the
Mille Lacs News and the Bradbury Buzzz are still up and running on the
However, through some
courtroom shenanigans, the article "No Blood on My Hands - Peter D. Freeman"
was ordered removed from the MLN website by Judge Rosenbaum - because the
article embarrassed Peter.
If embarrassment were
grounds for a lawsuit, the courts would be so filled that there would be no
room to try criminals.
It is my opinion that Judge
Rosenbaum does not understand the First Amendment, nor does she comprehend
the MN Anti-SLAPP Law. But maybe she just didn't understand what it's like
to try to save your home. She bought into Victor's gadfly bit. I thought I
was being honorable and brave.
I do believe she's quite
savvy when it comes to wealth, politics and power, however.