Monday, November 3, 2008

Game On, Heidi. Game. On.

A response has been received by John Tiedt, the attorney representing the plaintiff's class action against Heidi Diaz, from her attorney, Bert Cottle, in reference to the status of the cross-complaint (the SLAPP suit) filed by Heidi Diaz.

First, this is a direct statement from John, which he has asked me to share with you all:

“The cross complaint filed by Bert Cottle was designed to intimidate the plaintiff’s witnesses. We intend to file a motion to strike and seek monetary sanctions against Ms. Diaz and Mr. Cottle.”

In addition to the above, I have talked to John and we are setting up a defense fund to help defray the filing fees and costs that will now begin to accumulate in this matter. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, you may do the following:

Checks or money orders: Make payable to Tiedt & Hurd Trust Account

Mail to: Tiedt & Hurd Trust Account
c/o Barb Lewis, The Witness Intimidation Fund
980 Montecito Drive, Suite 209
Corona, CA 92879

Credit or Debit Card: call Barb Lewis at 951-549-9400

Folks, I have every confidence that John is going to prevail in these matters. He is very active right now in drafting the certification brief, as well as the details of the SLAPP suit. Remember, all, to stand firm and stand tall. We are on the side of the truth. I am so proud to stand with people willing to stand up to the likes of Heidi Diaz.


OhYeahBabe said...

Obviously Cottle gets paid by the hour and is too greedy to tell his client she is making a fool of herself and that it's going to cost her in fees & sanctions.


Trophy Woman said...

OH how desperate Heidi Diaz must be getting to have to resort to such pathetic defensive measures as a SLAPP suit.

Must really suck to have to spend that ill gotten gain on Cottle and his legal fees instead of on sugar cookies.

I do hope there is some money left for refunds Heidi. I think your days of raking the cash in are gone.

Prudentia said...

This comment comes to you from 1slickchick:

"Yet another good blog post! I, for one, am happy you never had
to deal with the grief that can be hard to grasp coming out of
kimkins.con. I was there, I did have the camaraderie, friendships, and
the like. Good for me I never was in threads with Heidi... as the
grieving has been hard enough... I can't imagine what it would be if I
had! Standing up has been hard, but I am being successful (gotten to
goal without her help or site... ha!), I've learned to trust again and
oh my gosh... it is SO worth it. Thank You again for your
interest in helping get the word out."

Thanks, slickchick! Not sure why you were having trouble, but glad to post your comment.

Yucky said...

wow! {{{Everybody}} Looks like a fight to the finish then :(

Yucky said...

Definitely the Defense Fund is a worthy cause, IMO. My contribution will have to wait until after the winter festivities though :(

Is there any way that all of us as a community can do some sort of fundraising activity? Like, online bake sale or something like that?

Prudentia said...

Once we know if the judge is going to allow this to proceed, or just how far Heidi is going to push Cottle to take this we can decide how to support the defense.

The intensity of the effort will most assuredly exceed the effort to SLAPP any of us ;)