Burke Ramsey Files 750 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against CBS

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Courtroom antics, ones that try to stockpile sympathy for the defendants, are rather humorous and quite predictable.
Anytime you have a defendant that is more than likely guilty, the courtroom becomes a theatre where all kinds of tricks are used to gain favor or sympathy from the jury/judge/public, and sometimes they work. Misdirection and manipulation.

Bill Cosby turned into a blind man. He couldn’t get around without the aid of a walking stick or guidance of a friend.

Last week, Paul Manafort showed up to court in a wheelchair, even though he could walk perfectly fine at his criminal trial just a month before.

Earlier this year when they finally caught the Golden State Killer, he also rolled into court in a wheelchair and was barely coherent. Yet, weeks before he was jetting around town at speeds of 120+ mph on his motorcycle.

One of the most pathetic and insensitive displays of incapacity was from Oscar Pistorius. In 2016, during his sentencing hearing, he removed his prosthetics and walked across the courtroom on his stumps, while crying. His lawyer informed the judge just prior that he was greatly embarrassed and ashamed for having to do this. Meanwhile, Oscar’s been walking on his stumps his entire life, but since the public has never seen it, he was able to make it look like a harrowing experience.

A few more tricks of note: Casey Anthony’s defense team took advantage of her already small stature and youth and lowered her chair at the defense table to make her appear tiny, and presumably incapable of harming anyone. Robert Durst’s lawyers delayed a hearing last week, notifying the court their client was incontinent and in need of diapers.

The JonBenét Ramsey case is not immune to these ridiculous antics. Yesterday, Alex Hunter’s lawyer replied to his subpoena in the Burke v. CBS lawsuit with the following statements:

“Mr. Hunter is 81 years old and has been retired from the District Attorney's Office for approximately 18 years, and he is a non-party to the underlying action.”

“Mr. Hunter normally spends November to May in Hawai'i and has plans to leave Colorado on November 5, 2018. Any deposition that does not have a strong basis upon which to take place is an undue burden to him, is oppressive, and is an absolute annoyance.”

Pure pity. I suppose because Hunter is now 81, that having to testify in a trial about the case that he misled the public on, would be too much of an “undue burden”, and would be so “oppressive” and an absolute “annoyance” that we should have sympathy and give him a pass.

Let’s not forget about Mary Keenan Lacy. Perhaps she has dementia by now and doesn’t remember a thing.

Cottonstar,
The thing is does AH know in advance that he will be able to avoid the subpoena, i.e. the ruling will go his way?

Any deposition that does not have a strong basis upon which to take place is an undue burden to him, is oppressive, and is an absolute annoyance.”
This is legal jargon issued by a logic chopper, e.g. strong basis, strong man, strong tissue, strong nonsense.

All AH is going to be asked to do is tell the Truth, how can that be an undue burden, oppressive and an absolute annoyance, unless of course he has something to hide?

For those that know why man is not the measure of all things, and why Thomas Kuhn's competing paradigms are not frequently incommensurable, same applies here to Alex Hunter:
Mr. Hunter normally spends November to May in Hawai'i and has plans to leave Colorado on November 5, 2018.

No wheelchair or walking stick required by Alex Hunter !

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All AH is going to be asked to do is tell the Truth, how can that be an undue burden, oppressive and an absolute annoyance, unless of course he has something to hide?

Great post UK. Well, exactly. Much like the defendants I named before, Hunter seems to be laying the same groundwork as to why he couldn’t possibly be burdened to testify.
 

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Courtroom antics, ones that try to stockpile sympathy for the defendants, are rather humorous and quite predictable.
Anytime you have a defendant that is more than likely guilty, the courtroom becomes a theatre where all kinds of tricks are used to gain favor or sympathy from the jury/judge/public, and sometimes they work. Misdirection and manipulation.

Bill Cosby turned into a blind man. He couldn’t get around without the aid of a walking stick or guidance of a friend.

Last week, Paul Manafort showed up to court in a wheelchair, even though he could walk perfectly fine at his criminal trial just a month before.

Earlier this year when they finally caught the Golden State Killer, he also rolled into court in a wheelchair and was barely coherent. Yet, weeks before he was jetting around town at speeds of 120+ mph on his motorcycle.

One of the most pathetic and insensitive displays of incapacity was from Oscar Pistorius. In 2016, during his sentencing hearing, he removed his prosthetics and walked across the courtroom on his stumps, while crying. His lawyer informed the judge just prior that he was greatly embarrassed and ashamed for having to do this. Meanwhile, Oscar’s been walking on his stumps his entire life, but since the public has never seen it, he was able to make it look like a harrowing experience.

A few more tricks of note: Casey Anthony’s defense team took advantage of her already small stature and youth and lowered her chair at the defense table to make her appear tiny, and presumably incapable of harming anyone. Robert Durst’s lawyers delayed a hearing last week, notifying the court their client was incontinent and in need of diapers.

The JonBenét Ramsey case is not immune to these ridiculous antics. Yesterday, Alex Hunter’s lawyer replied to his subpoena in the Burke v. CBS lawsuit with the following statements:

“Mr. Hunter is 81 years old and has been retired from the District Attorney's Office for approximately 18 years, and he is a non-party to the underlying action.”

“Mr. Hunter normally spends November to May in Hawai'i and has plans to leave Colorado on November 5, 2018. Any deposition that does not have a strong basis upon which to take place is an undue burden to him, is oppressive, and is an absolute annoyance.”

Pure pity. I suppose because Hunter is now 81, that having to testify in a trial about the case that he misled the public on, would be too much of an “undue burden”, and would be so “oppressive” and an absolute “annoyance” that we should have sympathy and give him a pass.

Let’s not forget about Mary Keenan Lacy. Perhaps she has dementia by now and doesn’t remember a thing.

The funny thing about this particular statement with Hunter is the fact that, he's evidently too old and frail to participate in this hearing, yet he isn't too old and frail to move down to Hawaii from Colorado every November. That makes zero sense at all. The request is total hogwash.
 

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Cottonstar,
The thing is does AH know in advance that he will be able to avoid the subpoena, i.e. the ruling will go his way?
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The attorney who is representing AH represents the County government’s side in disputes. It’d be unlikely a Boulder County judge would rule against a County attorney representing the County's interests. AH knows he will be protected from testifying in this lawsuit.

BTW, although AH's attorney has mentioned this is an “open” case, this is only semantics meant to lead to the idea that it's possibly being actively investigated. It’s simply still open because they can’t prove who ended JB’s life. Here’s how Beckner described the case in 2013 after the release of the True Bills: The status of the Ramsey investigation today is that of a cold case. The case is still open, but is not actively being investigated and there are no new leads. While we believe at this point it is unlikely there will ever be a prosecution, the Boulder Police Department still holds out some hope that one day the district attorney and the Boulder Police Department will be able to put together a case worthy of presenting to a jury. (Credit to Tad for locating this article many years ago. :) )
 

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The attorney who is representing AH represents the County government’s side in disputes. It’d be unlikely a Boulder County judge would rule against a County attorney representing the County's interests. AH knows he will be protected from testifying in this lawsuit.

BTW, although AH's attorney has mentioned this is an “open” case, this is only semantics meant to lead to the idea that it's possibly being actively investigated. It’s simply still open because they can’t prove who ended JB’s life. Here’s how Beckner described the case in 2013 after the release of the True Bills: The status of the Ramsey investigation today is that of a cold case. The case is still open, but is not actively being investigated and there are no new leads. While we believe at this point it is unlikely there will ever be a prosecution, the Boulder Police Department still holds out some hope that one day the district attorney and the Boulder Police Department will be able to put together a case worthy of presenting to a jury. (Credit to Tad for locating this article many years ago. :) )
I believe it will forever be a cold case as well. No LE is actively hunting down leads, looking for new evidence, or even trying to solve this case. The DNA is a red herring and unlike other cases, the bogus 10-marker profile in CODIS will forever sit and never get a hit.
 

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The funny thing about this particular statement with Hunter is the fact that, he's evidently too old and frail to participate in this hearing, yet he isn't too old and frail to move down to Hawaii from Colorado every November. That makes zero sense at all. The request is total hogwash.
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The Irony. Livin’ that beach life.


Cottonstar,

LOL, reminds me of Eric Burdon, he of the pop group The Animals. So they had a massive No. 1 hit in the USA, House of the Rising Sun, went touring everywhere on the back of it, indulged in some chemicals and generally had a good time.

Eventually years later, now sober and older he went looking for his millions of dollars in song royalties, etc, only to find his agent had taken legal ownership of the song, and ran all the money through an offshore account and was never seen again.

As Eric Burdon ruefully remarked he is probably sitting on a deckchair in a sun filled island sipping rum.


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JonBenét Ramsey Family Attorney on Ex-Boulder DA's Subpoena in CBS Suit

JonBenét Ramsey Family Attorney on Ex-Boulder DA's Subpoena in CBS Suit

October 25, 2018

"District Attorney Alex Hunter won't do anything to exonerate CBS in a $750 million lawsuit filed by Burke in December 2016.

To the contrary, Atlanta-based attorney Lin Wood thinks that Hunter's deposition would only undermine the assertion in the CBS program The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey that Burke killed his sister when he was nine and she was six, which he characterizes as both defamatory and utterly unsupported by facts.

"I believe Mr. Hunter was professionally and personally outraged by tabloid accusations made against Burke in 1999 while he was the district attorney," Wood notes in a Q&A below, "and I expect that he is equally outraged by the accusations made against this young man by CBS."
 
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JonBenét Ramsey Family Attorney on Ex-Boulder DA's Subpoena in CBS Suit

LW, Q&A

"What is the current status of the lawsuit, and can you provide a general timeline of what will happen next?

The parties are in the final stages of document production and are also actively taking depositions. Discovery will likely be complete by mid-2019. I expect CBS will thereafter follow standard media defense strategy by filing a motion for summary judgment. I am confident that such a motion will be unsuccessful and the case will move to a jury trial in late 2019 or early 2020"
 
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