In the execution of a $2.5 Million Dollar Judgement I am still Pro Se in this matter. The Plaintiff won a $2.5 Million Dollar Judgement against me, an Independent Investigative Blogger in a major d…
The opinion was handed down on January 17, 2014 in Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox.
Notably, the district court held that “all but one of Cox’s blog posts were constitutionally protected opinions because they employed figurative and hyperbolic language and could not be proved true or false.” Obsidian Fin. Grp., LLC v. Cox, 812 F. Supp. 2d 1220, 1232-34 (D. Or. 2011). However, one posting on December 25, 2010 on bankruptcycorruption.com was found to have made “fairly specific allegations [that] a reasonable reader could understand . . . to imply a provable fact assertion”—i.e., that Padrick, in his capacity as bankruptcy trustee, failed to pay $174,000 in taxes owed by Summit.” The one posting was allowed to go to trial and the jury found in favor of Padrick and Obsidian, awarding the former $1.5 million and the latter $1 million in compensatory damages.
The “new media” obviously concerns many #politicians, who show hostility to #bloggers.