"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 30 May 2015


This morning's mail brought a question.

"Were you willing to settle ?"

I did settle with Aurora Banner on the morning the trial began. The local press, reported  the fact. 

Settlement with all the parties could have happened any time at minimal cost and damage after notification of  my intent to defend my reputation. 

In the seventh year,it still  hasn't happened. It takes two to tango. 

Results of the  last election indicates  the damage continues.

The defendants have had no legal costs. Town  insurance has paid their freight.  

The huge surge in premiums indicates these costs were not contemplated in the original contract. 

The question remains; how was the insurance company persuaded  to accept liability of  almost a million dollars in defense of the action. Who should know better than an insurance company how 
costs rise ? 

Why are Aurora taxpayers still paying for decisions that had nothing whatsoever  to do with the business of the municipality?

By people who were "stripped of their authority "  because of  their actions .

Yes, the matter could have  been settled long since.

They chose not to . After the notice of intent each and every one made a statement in council, Obviously  on legal advice , likely paid for by the town. 

Again, following the pre-trial conference part of the proceeding, even the courtesy of a response was 

If somebody else is paying the lawyer, dragging litigation out for years until  the other party 
runs out of resources or  in particular circumstance expires whichever comes first.

The  more money  of someone else's money spent   the greater the risk there is in losing.

Do I present as the party whose interest is best served by exercising the alternate ?


Anonymous said...

Elizabeth settled early in that case too so we have precedents other than yours where an apology might have sufficed if they wanted.
Sorry for the run-on sentence.........

Anonymous said...

Seven years ! Sheesh ! That's longer than some of them were on council !

Anonymous said...

7 yrs...discusting. You're a strong lady Eve.

Anonymous said...

How long can this go on? There's got to be some sort of dead line of some sort for a decision to be made? What would happen if this judge God forbid falls ill? Or worse? Then what?

Anonymous said...

Problem is that if a lawyer asks how long it will be, he/she might be regarded as ' interfering ' and they re terrified of that. Silly but that is how it works. The judge could have died and no one will comment.

Anonymous said...

Good God what country do we live in where one person has this kind of power and everyone has to just sit and stay quiet...or else? Democracy at its best once again.

Anonymous said...


Snce when does a civil lawsuit have anything to do with democracy?