- Jun 27, 2019
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(appreciating the levity)
Barry's lies about lies and "ridiculous stories" are to the point of assigning numbers to keep them straight. Iris must realize her client will be deposed during the civil case.
She acts as though it slipped her mind. I've known attorneys with specialization that thought that things are the same in other specialties. IE is not that old or seasoned yet, this may be a big learning curve for her.
Civil cases have very different rules about discovery, with sworn depositions being absolutely crucial to discovery. I posted yesterday that it will be ridiculous if Barry (the person BRINGING the suit) takes the 5th many times. It will be so hazardous to let him speak under penalty of perjury, though (which he must do, IMO, to continue his civil suit - especially in Federal Court). He will be asked questions by the attorneys of many different defendants, about many different things. For days.
Each of the defendant's lawyers get to ask him questions. If he takes the fifth, day after day (surely IE has not thought this through?) what is the Judge going to do with further motions to dismiss or compel discovery? Both the plaintiff and the defendants are expected to attest to the exact same things in court as what they said at depositions.
Why even have a trial if the plaintiff won't answer questions on the stand? Civil trials usually start with the Plaintiff bringing forth their case and their witnesses.
I'm sure Barry is prepared to answer questions about how awful things have been for him financially, but that will be when he is examined by his own attorneys during the deposition. It is my understanding that federal depositions are the opportunity (after interrogatories) for the defendant to get the facts from the plaintiff (who must have knowledge of them, as they are his facts).
What a mess. I am waiting impatiently to see what IE will do.
Does anyone know if the defendants are required to stay quiet about the depositions?
I know journalists aren't allowed, but I don't think there are typically gag orders in civil cases. The defendants' lawyers could do a lot with the information they either get, or don't get.
I mean, in another case we can follow here on WS (the Trump financial fraud trial), Trump evoked the Fifth 400 or more times during his depositions, and the press knows that (so some details come out). The Judge ruled on several matters involving the main cause of action, basically sustaining the claim of fraud, IMO. That's why Mr Trump looks so mad in those recent pictures - this is a different ball game than a criminal case. Tons of stuff gets said in civil trials (such as OJ's) that could not be said in criminal trials.
My word, it seems to me that IE made a very poor decision in filing that lawsuit. She, like so many others, apparently believed Barry. I don't think IE actually thinks Barry is innocent (IMO, speculation), but I do think she believed his self-assessment that he could "put a body where it would never be found." I think she fell under the Barry spell, in that way.
Barry is the poster boy for Blowhardiness.