threats of legal action
This is a list of the promised, threatened and supposedly ongoing legal
actions being taken against web sites in the RatbagsDotCom Empire. Following
each entry is the number of days since the threat was made.
In September 2012 the then President of the Australian
Vaccination Network attempted to abuse the legal process by applying
for an Apprehended Violence Order (known as "Restraining Order" in some
places) against me in order to stop me talking about her vile
activities. She lost. She
cried. To drag things out to more than a year she appealed the
decision. And ran away
before the court date. (376 days and not counting any more)
Someone I've never heard of who sells something I've never heard of
complains that I write stuff on a blog I've never heard of. Then
lawyers. See this mystery here. ( days)
Apparently the crooks at Doctors Data are
going to seize my domain name and close this site down. According to
Tim Bolen I will be like a fart in an elevator.
See the failed prediction
here. ( days)
Dr Burzynski sacked the PR person who had been making threats and then
reiterated that people were going to be sued. This counts as a separate
legal threat so it gets its own entry in the list.
See the dribbles of micturition here. ( days)
It took eleven years for anyone to notice, but cancer quack Stan
Burzynski has decided to complain about my opinion of him and his
activities. Burzynski used to extract his cure from urine.
You can see him
pissing into the wind here. ( days)
In a blast from the past, someone who accused me of buggering young boys
is now claiming that I am damaging his trademark (which is his name) by
publishing his idiocy here. He previously
threatened to sue me in both 2001 and 2003 but now claims that he has
never heard of me. I have added this threat to the list and
you can read
the latest chapter in the saga here. ( days)
Someone who must have won a Nobel Prize because
he can cure the common cold
doesn't like the fact that I doubt his success. ( days)
Representatives of someone who spouts
the most amazing drivel about
homeopathy have threatened to throw lawyers at me. Do they argue the
facts? Of course not, they want to hide in the old "copyright" cave.
When I gleefully published the death certificate of superquack Hulda
Clark I was informed that I "will face both civil and criminal
complaints" if I published the death certificate. As I had already posted the certificate before the
threat came in I'm not really worried. ( days)
lawyers at Mannatech seem to
think that when I say that their product is a useless fraud I really
mean that it has some health benefits. They need to be told the truth
several times. ( days)
It's been a while, but the threats have started again. This time it's
Tim Bolen, spokesturd for cancer quacks and other lowlife, who said:
You too, peter, are in trouble - for you, through your stupidity,
made yourself liable under US Court jurisdiction when you joined the
"anti- quackery webring..." based in Ashland, Oregon. ( days)
A doctor who appended a degree she didn't have to her name when
she pseudonymously wrote books and backed this up by saying on
her web site that she got the fake degree from a university she
didn't attend and which doesn't have a medical school became
upset at me pointing out the facts.
She whined to the web
hosting organisation about how mentioning her name infringed her
trademark rights, but as she had already stopped claiming
the fake degree by that time I counted it as a win for me.
Still, I suppose it was a sort of legal threat.
Someone who told me in January 2004 that he was going to leave me alone
has forgotten his promise and started making threats again.
You can see the complete saga from Day 1
here. ( days)
I commented about a judge who was so obviously in need of psychiatric
treatment that he ruled that a quack offering fraudulent psychiatric
"medicine" had an obligation to ignore the law. A not-really-anonymous
threat came in. You can look inside
the asylum here. ( days)
Someone who thinks that I am "mr. satan evil back stabbing bitch" has
threatened to "take you to court and sue you're little hiney".
You can see this literary
masterpiece here. ( days)
An "old friend" of baby slaughterer Alan Yurko mentioned the possibility
of action for slander (sic) for truthfully saying that her "old friend"
had come to the law's attention for some more crimes.
You can see the story here.
Someone who exploits her sick children to deceive parents about the dangers
of vaccination thinks that I am exploiting her children by mentioning
how she exploits them. See this
During 2005 I upset a company which appeared to be running a pyramid
scheme. When they were found by the Federal Court of Australia to be
doing just that they sued me for reporting the fact, claiming that I
was maliciously damaging their business. As they had demonstrated that
committing perjury (by an employee) didn't worry them and because they
actually said to my barrister "We have unlimited funds to spend on
this. Can your client say the same?" we finally settled with each side
bearing its own costs. You can read the saga
here. (154 days and not counting any more)
The "pathology laboratory" owned by the person in the item immediately below
has encouraged another lawyer to threaten me. As this is a different lawyer
in a different state, I have treated it as a different threat.
See the latest chapter here.
A person who sells medical procedures with no scientific validity became
upset because I said that she sells medical procedures with no scientific
validity. Real lawyers were briefed and a real legal threat resulted.
This has all been put under the microscope
here. ( days)
- A seller of fraudulent magnetic cures (using magnets which defy the
laws of physics) is going to organise a class action against me. He will
be twice as successful at that as he will be at winning a Nobel prize, because
two times zero is still zero. Read the
attractive story of this foolery here. (
- Someone who said that a government advisory authority had changed its
mind when its own words show that it has not done so does not like having
this inconsistency pointed out. You can see the dentist's
attempt at retraction extraction here.
- A vague threat has arrived from
a non-medical doctor with some magic machines which seem to imply eligibility
for more than one Nobel Prize. ( days)
character Dixon Hill from Star Trek: the Next Generation contacted
the people at my ISP and gave them
five working days to close this site down. As Captain Picard's alter
ego appeared to be writing from Canada, reasonable assumptions could be
made as to "Dixon Hill's" real identity. (
- Lawyers acting for a multi-level marketing company
accused me of trademark infringement
by simply mentioning the name of the company. This intriguing interpretation
of intellectual property law would be of interest to people in the media
and the advertising and public relations industries. The scamsters have
subsequently gone broke. (163 days and not counting any more)
- On 7 January 2003, Mr William P O'Neill
warned the ISP hosting this site that the site was to be closed within 24
hours or terrible things would happen to the ISP and its suppliers. Government
authorities and law enforcement bodies were to be involved. The CEO of the
ISP advised Mr O'Neill of the futility of micturition to windward. ( days)
- The first threat of 2003 turned up on New Year's Day, when the
Gutless Anonymous Liar said "January
is going to be a great month for you! We are advised criminal charges will
laid against you and you will be served in an unusual civil action".
The unusuality part is intriguing, and I can hardly wait to see the law
being taken in new and unexpected directions. (
260 days of lawyers doing nothing, Nuremberg 2001 was
dismissed. This was the case where a
large number of desperate criminals (and some mailing lists and domain names)
were charged with a mass of malodorous misdemeanours. You can join in the
fun and read all about it here. (260
days and not counting any more)
- After I accused some child abusers of abusing children, one of their
defenders issued vague promises to get courts somewhere in the world to
tell me to remove material from this site.
You can see the story of this sorry
saga here. ( days)
claiming to be a doctor has said that he will sue my "demented ass" if I
mention his name. His name is Dr Robert Underhill. Have I mentioned his
name? It's "Dr Robert Underhill". ( days)
- Almost immediately after musician George Harrison died in November 2001, a sleazy
promoter of a fraudulent cancer "cure" started exploiting George's death.
I commented at the time about how
these vermin who prey on the desperate
keep surprising me by the depths to which they will go to peddle their snake
oil. The "curer" was not pleased with what I wrote and has told me: "You
will be hearing from my lawyers". See my
comments here. ( days)
- Mr William P O'Neill said that he
had lodged claims against me in a court, but of course nothing has ever
turned up. He has also made many announcements
about legal action or my criminal record. (
- September, 2000, started off with someone threatening to sue me
if I didn't stop saying nasty things about a Dr Sam Chachoua. I hadn't
actually said anything about Dr Chachoua at the time, but I am prepared
to declare him an outrageous quack any time that anyone wants me to.
He has a cure for cancer. Except
that it doesn't cure cancer. ( days)
- In another place, Quintessence of the Loon upset someone who claims
that he did not claim that the technology for transistors came from aliens
despite claiming it several times. Pretend lawyers issued threats and demands.
Equally false lawyers issued rebuttals.
You can read the transcript here. ( days)
The litigator reappeared later with one of the most wonderful pieces
of hate mail I have ever seen. You can read it
Not satisfied, the complainer rearranged his web site in May 2003 so that
it strongly threatened me with large legal bills.
I am counting this as a separate threat. ( days)
- In more Quintessentiality, someone who doesn't believe in laws wants
to use laws to make me pay her some money. She also demanded that the entire
ratbags.com site be closed down.
Read about her disappointment here. ( days)
who writes incoherently about nonsense and who believes that I should be
impressed by the fact that another site listed in Quintessence of the Loon
likes his site is claiming some protection under the Australian Constitution
against the disparagement of fruitcakes. He called my site "Quintessence
of a Loon" but there are many more loons there than just him of course.
Now that I've stopped laughing,
can read the initial correspondence here.
lawyers have been alerted!
More updating! On January 31, 2004, I was notified of the discontinuance
of "any further consideration of legal action in the matter of [my] infraction
of liberty of citizenship". (534 days and not counting any more)
- Someone who is richer and smarter than me and knows more about computers
has decided to set me straight about why he isn't a loon. His method was
to write to me in a style reminiscent of an unhinged nutcase. He has free
You can see his cogent argument here. ( days)
I am accused of working for the CIA. Of course I can neither confirm nor
The secret is revealed here. ( days)
- In an even anotherer place, Full Canvas Jacket has been threatened by
someone who has an astrology that works every time. It seems that he has
promised legal action against others in the past but nothing has ever come
of it except amusement. One of his complaints is that people call him "Peat".
Someone suggested calling him "Sod" instead.
See the murky details here. ( days)