Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sometimes the Wheels of Justice Aren't So Slow ...

May 25, 2009 --- The US Bankruptcy Court has dismissed the bankruptcy petition filed by Heidi K. Diaz.

Initially Heidi filed for protection under Chapter 11 - a reorganization plan for businesses. Between the efforts of John Tiedt, lead attorney for the Class Action lawsuit against Ms. Diaz, and Scott Clarkson, the bankruptcy attorney representing the interests of the Class Action participants, they were able to demonstrate to the trustee that Ms. Diaz did not qualify to file Chapter 11, resulting in her stating her intention to refile under Chapter 13. What is not clear is if she ever actually did that.

What is clear is the trustee has determined that the case should be completely dismissed at this point. This could be for a variety of reasons. The documents don't specifically state, but it is my speculation that Heidi was not being cooperative with the requests of the trustee. She certainly didn't want to be forthcoming with honest answers to legitimate questions, nor did she want to surrender further information as she was soon to be compelled to surrender.

Regardless of the reason, the end result is that the bankruptcy is dismissed, Heidi is prohibited from refiling for 180 days (6 months), and a judgment was entered against her in the amount of $325 for costs.


Attention will once again turn to the main lawsuit. I, for one, do not believe that Heidi is going to suddenly turn cooperative. Surely she will attempt to thwart John's efforts at every turn as she has previously. Do you suppose she will finally "get it" that her adversary is NOT going to back down? Can the end to this madness be far from sight? Several of us have invested months in this case. I have to say, moments like today when my phone rang make it oh, so worth it :)

Jeanessa has often marveled that in her quest for a lawyer she managed to find John. This case most certainly would not be where it is today without him. Thank you, John!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Defense Idea for Kimkins Founder

Hey, Heidi - here is a new tactic for you. Maybe you can use this as your defense for not being 118 ...

Personal trainer Paul “PJ” James of Australia decided he needs to fatten up to be able to relate to his obese clients so he is on a quest to intentionally gain 85 pounds. He figures doing this will put him in the right frame of mind to understand the struggles of the overweight souls he is trying to help. In his fit state, apparently, he isn’t able to do that.

The tools he is using to reach his new goal weight of 265 pounds are Krispy Crème donuts and deep-fried chocolate bars, along with other widely accepted foods that pack on the weight. Of course, he has also ditched the healthy veggies and other nutritious alternatives, because apparently he believes that overweight people don’t eat those. He started at 180 in January, and by the time of this ABC News story at the end of February he had already packed a bunch of it on to reach 233 pounds. He plans to be at his goal weight by the end of March. Wow. That is any day now.

I wonder if Mr. James has entertained the possibility that he may actually be creating an eating disorder? Could he develop an intolerance for or addiction to carbs like so many of us have? Will all the muscle mass he has hidden under all that fat deprive him of the experience he craves – that of being just like his fat clients?

This gives new meaning to what someone is willing to do for a buck. I sort of doubt some hunk gaining weight rapidly and losing it just as rapidly is going to be much inspiration to anyone. Maybe he will maintain his new weight for 4 or 5 years and THEN lose it. That might inspire me. Or not.

Look here for Mr. James’ success photo gallery. (Obviously the before pic at ABC was from his modeling days and Day 3 – well – wasn’t. Not that he doesn’t look good on Day 3 but I sure don’t see that lovely six pack …)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What We Asked For ... God Help Us.

I implore you, my fellow citizens, pay attention to what is happening in our government.

... Before "we" get what we voted for ...