Burke Files 150 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Werner Sptiz???

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  1. observation

    observation Active Member

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    http://www.westword.com/news/jonben...mseys-lawyer-rips-cbs-call-to-dismiss-8876611

    CBS has formally asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of Burke Ramsey over a 2016 docuseries in which a team of analysts concluded that he'd murdered his sister, JonBenét Ramsey, in their Boulder home on Christmas Day 1996. In response, Ramsey family attorney Lin Wood summarily rejects the arguments made by CBS and Dr. Werner Spitz, a participant in the docuseries being sued separately for comments he made last September during a WWJ-AM/CBS Detroit interview publicizing the program.
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    We had a hearing...in Detroit on the defense’s motion to dismiss the case," he notes. "Interestingly, despite the defense having provided to the court a DVD of CBS’ documentary and stating it was 'central' to their opinion defense, Dr. Spitz never provided to the court a copy of his WWJ radio interview wherein he made the statements complained of in the lawsuit. When the court requested a copy at the hearing, it appeared to my team that his lawyers were reluctant to provide it to the court."

    Not sure if this was shared yet. More at the link. Interesting that at the hearing the judge stated he wanted to listen to the radio interview but did not have a copy, only a transcript. If LW indeed provided one, why would he delay the dismissal for a copy of the radio interview.
    I'm not a lawyer but IMHO- a copy of the radio interview is a copy of the interview. That does not make logical sense.


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  2. Tadpole12

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    LW twitter


    [video=twitter;843791251573014529]https://twitter.com/DenverWestword/status/843791251573014529[/video]
     
  3. Userid

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    Woods reasoning is so bunk, it's utterly ridiculous.

    Seriously? They simply offered an opinion as to who they believed committed the crime, based on their investigation. Every single person who watched the show knew it was simply an opinion, and not "fact."

    On another note, perhaps this is a dumb question, but wouldn't it be a bad thing if CBS gets the case tossed? I mean, it would be good in the sense that, LW and co. couldn't strong arm an outlet from never uttering even the least negative thing about an R; but it would also be bad in the sense that, depositions (i.e. BR's) wouldn't be an option if the case is dismissed.
     
  4. Gigitmdy

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    Oh, that is a very good point. Wood may actually want the lawsuit tossed! Which would explain the not so great performance in Detroit. That way, it looks like they are willing to fight anyone getting too close to uncomfortable facts, but they wouldn't have to wage the expensive lawsuit against an entity with a lot of $$$ and good attorneys.




    Seriously? They simply offered an opinion as to who they believed committed the crime, based on their investigation. Every single person who watched the show knew it was simply an opinion, and not "fact."

    On another note, perhaps this is a dumb question, but wouldn't it be a bad thing if CBS gets the case tossed? I mean, it would be good in the sense that, LW and co. couldn't strong arm an outlet from never uttering even the least negative thing about an R; but it would also be bad in the sense that, depositions (i.e. BR's) wouldn't be an option if the case is dismissed.[/QUOTE]
     
  5. BBB167893

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    I'm blocked from LW's Twitter. Can't THINK why!
     
  6. BBB167893

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    SO is the fact that he's still allowed to practice law.
     
  7. Tadpole12

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    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...-dr-werner-spitz-case-heard-in-michigan-court

    re: review hearing

    JonBenet Ramsey's brother sues Dr. Werner Spitz; case to be heard in Michigan court

    Defamation lawsuit filed over what Spitz said in CBS documentary

    By Nick Monacelli - Reporter , Dave Bartkowiak Jr.
    Posted: 7:26 AM, March 22,

    "Burke Ramsey's defamation lawsuit against the esteemed pathologist seeks $150 million. The case goes before a judge in Wayne County on Wednesday. The judge will have to decide if this will go to trial.

    "It's nonsensical. It's outrageous. It will not stand," said L. Linn Wood, attorney for Burke Ramsey."
     
  8. Tadpole12

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    in the interim WS testifies in the retrial of Jason Sadowski wrt bilateral bruises on the neck
    and coined sized bruises possibly caused by fingertips.

    "Spitz testified during direct testimony that the victims’ physical injuries showed no evidence of being repeatedly strangled to the point of unconsciousness because neither victim had bilateral bruises on the neck or petechiae on the surface of the eye.
    “Petechiae are a phenomenon that give the appearance of pinpoint hemorrhages around the eye’s surface. They occur when the pressure in the veins, not the arteries, is increased and tiny little blood vessels may rupture,” Spitz said. “Usually in strangulation cases, the veins are obstructed, therefore people equate petechia with strangulation but it is really a blood related phenomenon, not a breathing phenomenon it occurs because of the compression of veins, not the airway.”





    http://www.miningjournal.net/news/front-page-news/2017/03/forensic-expert-gives-testimony/
     
  9. Tadpole12

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    Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan - Odyssey Web Access

    https://cmspublic.3rdcc.org/default.aspx

    Non-Criminal Case Records
    Werner Spitz

    Ramsey, Burke H , et al. v Spitz, Werner U.
    Case No. 16-012792-CZ

    STATUS CONFERENCE SCHEDULING ORDER


    Track #1

    Witness Exchange Filing 03/30/2017
    Discovery Cutoff 05/18/2017
    Case Evaluation Month 07/2017
    Settlement Conference
    (Case Evaluation date Plus 42 days) 42 Days



     
  10. Annapurna

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    I'm hoping that we get a videotaped deposition (that gets mysteriously leaked...;)).

    If justice can happen in this case they need someone who could interview BR well, and ask the right questions that you only can know if you study the case. Here's hoping Kolar or someone consults. Ideally a psychologist as well... maybe cbs will help fund. It could help their case as well.


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  11. Tadpole12

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    Mich court
    https://cmspublic.3rdcc.org/default.aspx

    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TD]16-012792-CZ[/TD]
    [TD]Ramsey, Burke H , et al. v Spitz, Werner U.


    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TH="class: ssTableHeaderLabel"]10/23/2017[/TH]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [TD]Case Evaluation - General Civil[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH="class: ssTableHeaderLabel"]12/05/2017[/TH]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [TD]Settlement Conference (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Groner, David A.) [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]




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  12. Razz

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    Looked this up but I'd rather have someone explain this to me. Does this mean it's going to be settled?

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  13. meade

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    Is this considered acceptable posting?
     
  14. Userid

    Userid Well-Known Member

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    ^ As far as I know, simple jokes are allowed; didn't use profanity, didn't call anyone names, etc.

    Simple word of advice: don't take it so seriously.
     
  15. Ambitioned

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    More like YOU are nonsensical and outrageous Lin.
     
  16. BBB167893

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    Is it just me, or does Lin make Yosemite Sam look downright composed in comparison?
     
  17. Ambitioned

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    LOL! I just pictured Lin saying, "“Ya doggone idgit galoot!! You’ll blow the case to smithereenies!”
     
  18. BBB167893

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    His case is blown already.
     
  19. MzOpinion8d

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    I *think* it's scheduled so that there's a date on the docket in the event a settlement is on the table, but if one isn't, they just remove it from the docket.
     
  20. Razz

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    Thank you. That seems a tad presumptuous of the court, however.

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