As you know, this firm represents Nexus, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation.
I am writing again today to address recent
content on your blogs, the
"Bradbury Buzzz" and the "Mille Lacs News." As we
have stated in the past,
does not dispute your right to free speech and has been very tolerant
viewpoint regarding Nexus' construction of a new facility in Onamia
even though it does not share your views.
Your blog now contains an a link to an audio/video clip on
states that "Nexus is getting away
with murder" to a potentially widespread
audience on the internet referring
to a tragic accident involving the death of
a boy while residing in an Iowa
residential mental health treatment facility
operated by an affiliate of Nexus.
We view your reprehensible disregard for
the boy's family's privacy and grief
as evidence that you will do anything you
can do to injure Nexus.
As you are aware of the Iowa occurrence, you are probably
also aware that
your assertion regarding Nexus is
false and defamatory. "Murder," or
homicide, is a crime defined by Iowa
law. Based on an flawed examination,
the report of the local county
coroner in Iowa reached the medically
unsupported conclusion that the
death 'of the boy you reference in your video
was a "homicide." However, the State
of Iowa did not agree. The
staff member involved in the tragic
event was never charged with "murder"
and, though a lesser charge was
filed against her, that charge was
in advance of trial due to the
weight of the medical evidence contrary to the
opinion of the county coroner that
the staff member caused the boy's death.
Neither Nexus nor its affiliate were
ever charged with a crime.
We therefore demand that you
immediately cease and desist from making the
claim that Nexus is getting away
with murder or words to that effect, and that
you immediately remove the video
making such claim from your blogs and
We will review your blogs and
You-tube again in five days and
if you have not complied with this
demand, it is our intent to bring another
lawsuit against you for damages and
to compel the removal of the video.