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Palin's lawsuit against Random House may have to be settle out of court because of "Discovery" phase
Monday September 26, 2011

Posted on 09/26/2011 9:09:51 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Just got off on the phone with a friend in the legal field and she says that a potential lawsuit against Random House by anyone of the Palin family involved in the "trash book" will most likely be quietly settled out of court because the idiot McGinniss opened up Random House to a whole lot of trouble and gives the Palin's an upper hand and GIFT in Court because McGinniss waived attorney client privileged between him and RH by talking about it to a third party (Jesse Griffin) and thus Palin's lawyers are entitled to ALL correspondence from Random House concerning the book.

My friend say that Random House may have a lot of leftists there and may hate Sarah Palin with a passion but its pure suicide for them legally to open up their correspondences in the "discovery phase"....they may have more damning info in those correspondence that was meant only for "Random House Eye's Only".

She said Random House and Jon Meachem may do a kabuki dance in the public defending the book and its "sourcing" on these false allegation but behind the scenes they will most likely quickly call for a settlement before the case got to discovery phase or even before the case is brought forth.

Legally, The Palin family has Random House and Joe McGinniss is a terrible legal bind.

(Sarah, Will that be in 20's or 100 dollar bills?)


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1 posted on 09/26/2011 9:09:56 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Heh heh heh. Get ‘em Sarah!


2 posted on 09/26/2011 9:11:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: Bigtigermike

So you are saying your and/or your friend feels that Palin will settle out of court for a large sum rather than pursue the case in court (which the lawyer feels she will win) and ALSO clear her name by doing so? Why? Just to save on the lawyers fees for the court case?

I don’t get it.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 9:13:54 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Bigtigermike

So Random House will be legally called Sarah House, right? It takes a lot of money to run the 2012 campaign so this would be an appetizer.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 9:14:48 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah has Random House by the balls and she can squeeze very hard if she wants to. I hope she does. Let’s see what’s in their files. McGinness is a fool and he proved it big time. Nail his ass to a smokehouse in Wasila.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 9:16:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Bigtigermike


6 posted on 09/26/2011 9:16:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Bigtigermike
Random House's parent has its political agenda too
7 posted on 09/26/2011 9:18:28 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Bigtigermike

She could break Random House and McGinnis and teach all the PDS people a lesson. They were beginning to think they could get away with anything at all against her. Then they went waaayyyy too far thinking they were safe. Hahahahaha.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 9:18:48 PM PDT by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Palin’s lawsuit against Random House may have to be settle out of court because of “Discovery” phase”

Your title is misleading. No suit has to be settled. Suits are settled when both sides view a settlement their best NET result.

This suit may be settled if Random House and the dumb author really has given the Palin’s the hammer that it seems. As Mark Levin said tonight, the dumb author has pierced attorney client privilege with which ever attorneys he was referring to in his e-mail. That means the lawyers are open to discovery and testifying under oath. Random House may well try to buy their way out of having their attorneys deposed.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 9:18:48 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Bigtigermike

The problem that I see is that our politics have reverted back to a base level that would make the Roman Republic look classy. We are having a internal cold war and it’s about to get hot.


10 posted on 09/26/2011 9:18:54 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: expat1000

In such a settlement whether winning the court case or just settling it before it goes to court ....the book will be pull, RH would most likely have to declare the allegation are false and a settlement payment will be dealt.

That’s basically what going to happen whether they win or settle it - its the same results


11 posted on 09/26/2011 9:19:13 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Sarah has Random House by the balls and she can squeeze very hard if she wants to. I hope she does. Let’s see what’s in their files. McGinness is a fool and he proved it big time. Nail his ass to a smokehouse in Wasila.

Amen to that! Agree 100% !

12 posted on 09/26/2011 9:19:53 PM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Bigtigermike

This comes as a great shock..

It will take me considerable effort to digest.

What, you say- Sarah Palin is still standing?

Mat 19:6 ... What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.


13 posted on 09/26/2011 9:20:07 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Bigtigermike

This is another example of Godly favor. How many times have we seen traps set for Sarah and they end up taking down the setter and those involved. That is Spiritual Warfare.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 9:22:53 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Bigtigermike

“Legally, The Palin family has Random House and Joe McGinniss is a terrible legal bind”

Hehehehe, I sure hope so. Deserves them right for writing and printing such trash.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 9:25:10 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: expat1000

True or not, if it were to go to court, a lot of stuff that did not appear in the book could be perused publicly.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 9:25:19 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Walkingfeather

Esther 7:10 - So they hanged Haman on the very gallows he had prepared for Mordecai (the Jew).


17 posted on 09/26/2011 9:25:19 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

1. It is almost impossible for a public figure to win a defamation lawsuit.

2. Truth is an aboslute defense to defamation. That means that SP and Todd can get deposed about their marital life. Glenn Rice would also be deposed.

Filing a defamation suit would be the worst thing the Palins could do.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 9:27:07 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

What a stupid, stupid post.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 9:29:41 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s not clear that the book has damaged her.

I vote no on suing. Lawsuits take over your life and not in a good way.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 9:30:05 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Jonty30

So what. They had the “public” help them (the media) go through 24 thousand of her emails, hoping to find dirt, and all they found was that she’ was a very engaged, thoughtful governor who actually cared about the people of Alaska!


21 posted on 09/26/2011 9:30:37 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Bigtigermike

Too bad we might never get to know who funded that pervert McGinniss to set up camp in a rented lake-front house 30 feet from the Palin house and set up surveillance of the Palin children’s windows.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 9:30:37 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Lou Budvis

Did Glen Rice claim he had a relationship or one night stand with Palin? No he said no such thing

Plus you didn’t even read what was said... RH doesn’t want it’s lawyers and their correspondence exposed, they will most likely end it before it even got off of the ground


23 posted on 09/26/2011 9:31:26 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: freespirited

whatever! You need to read McGinniss private email to Jesse Griffin and what that means legally, that even the leftist media cancelled appearances with him because of legal potential trouble, the discovery phase is damning for RH


24 posted on 09/26/2011 9:35:12 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Plus you didn’t even read what was said... RH doesn’t want it’s lawyers and their correspondence exposed, they will most likely end it before it even got off of the ground

I am still wondering if there is much more at RH. I wonder if some of the emails lead up to the White House. Their relationship with Obama is well established.
25 posted on 09/26/2011 9:36:23 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
"Sarah has Random House by the balls and she can squeeze very hard if she wants to"

$25million and a public retraction...retraction of every point on her list...with a promise to fire everyone involved, named, should be sufficient.

If she offers this, they will settle.

It's cut and dry.

To top it off, NOBODY IN ANY MEDIA ORGANIZATION will ever mention any of the specifics of the book...and it will be pulled from the shelves, never to be seen again.

Every new airing of the lies warrants another suit of even greater monetary value.

26 posted on 09/26/2011 9:39:54 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Bigtigermike

I concur 100%.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 9:41:17 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: PA Engineer
I am still wondering if there is much more at RH. I wonder if some of the emails lead up to the White House. Their relationship with Obama is well established.

Someone mentioned that earlier! RH has a lot of liberals there and i wouldn't be surprise that DNC or WH is connected in some way...they have been probably pushing a lot of the smears against Sarah in the past behind the scenes no doubt
28 posted on 09/26/2011 9:41:27 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: freespirited

I vote no on suing. Lawsuits take over your life and not in a good way.
.......................

Translation: Hey everybody, get your free shots on Palin....no penalty, no fines, no backlash. Oh, you might get some temporary heat from the bizz or conservatives but as long as you get some street cred with the libs (and cashed the advanced check) you’re fine.

Sounds like the bogus etheics complaints which almost drove her to bankruptcy.


29 posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:10 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Bigtigermike
Just got off on the phone with a friend

I would classify that as more info then we need to know.

30 posted on 09/26/2011 9:44:47 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: mrreaganaut

legal ping. Doesn’t make sense.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 9:44:59 PM PDT by reaganaut (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: PA Engineer

Even if the emails DO lead up to the White House...what’re they gonna DO about it?

Remember who runs the Dept. of Justice.

Unless SOMEHOW that tidbit gets out to the public (IF it’s true and it very well may be), which MSM outlet is going to tell anyone? How is it going to get disseminated to the voting public? WE the Patriots suspect the DNC and Barry the Boob to LIKELY be behind it all. How would we convince the public?

IF it leads to O-Crap and his merry band of sycophants, THEN can we march on DC with torches, pitchforks, and various instruments of destruction? I’m getting tired of this...


32 posted on 09/26/2011 9:45:06 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: 1066AD

Just think if discovery uncovered RH and JM correspondence with political figures of a certain persuasion. that would be so juicy. But doubt if RH would be willing to run that risk.


33 posted on 09/26/2011 9:45:06 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

She needs to squeeze that German company and teach the scheming dishonest ba$tards a lesson.


34 posted on 09/26/2011 9:45:29 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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I’d much rather Sarah go all the way to trial with this. This is about more than money. I’m am hoping this goes through massive amounts of discovery.


35 posted on 09/26/2011 9:46:40 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: Mariner
They sure as hell will not settle prior to discovery. After the discovery phase, maybe, but probably not. If her case is a good as Mark Levin thinks, she won't settle, she will make an example of every one of them, then she will win, hands down.

The question will be what does Sarah want out of this? I would think she could have whatever she wants. Good for her. Sarah and her family deserve everything they can get out of these fools!

36 posted on 09/26/2011 9:46:47 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Freeper, vicious Mama Grizzly, and a**PALIN PATRIOT**)
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To: Mariner

Maybe she won’t offer a deal.

Maybe she wants to drag them through the courts and make them give her all their files, letters and email pertaining to McGuiness. Some of which will likely be incriminating.

Maybe she wants to break them.


37 posted on 09/26/2011 9:47:23 PM PDT by MrNatural ("...You want the truth!?...")
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To: Bigtigermike
Legally, The Palin family has Random House and Joe McGinniss is a terrible legal bind.

A polite, lawyerly way of saying she has em' by the short hairs!

38 posted on 09/26/2011 9:47:35 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: ReneeLynn; Bigtigermike
"What a stupid, stupid post"

It's not a stupid post...and one has to wonder about the lack of knowledge of those that so contend.

If Glen Rice is deposed and says it happened, if the business partner is deposed and says it happened...the most scurrilous of the allegations will have been at least partially proven.

Truth IS an ABSOLUTE defense...especially if the person is a public figure. If it happened, RH and the author are off the hook 100%.

39 posted on 09/26/2011 9:48:07 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Lou Budvis
Are you assuming they have something to hide? What if they do not and there is no proof of such allegations? Who winds up looking the fool then?
40 posted on 09/26/2011 9:49:31 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Bigtigermike; PA Engineer
I wonder if some of the emails lead up to the White House

That is all too plausible. Hmmm....

41 posted on 09/26/2011 9:50:10 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Walkingfeather

That is blasphemy.


42 posted on 09/26/2011 9:50:36 PM PDT by reaganaut (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Not if everything is a lie. The Palins know exactly what they are doing. The scum have to open up all their emails and leak of no sources. It is going to look really stupid when the only sources you have are anti-Palin bloggers that make stuff up.


43 posted on 09/26/2011 9:52:26 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: Bigtigermike
Would not be surprised if Rice smelled $ in it for him, as McPenis alleged he did something he did not say he did, that is slander.
44 posted on 09/26/2011 9:52:48 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Lou Budvis

Not if everything is a lie. The Palins know exactly what they are doing. The scum have to open up all their emails and leak of no sources. It is going to look really stupid when the only sources you have are anti-Palin bloggers that make stuff up.


45 posted on 09/26/2011 9:55:19 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: Lou Budvis

Not if everything is a lie. The Palins know exactly what they are doing. The scum have to open up all their emails and leak of no sources. It is going to look really stupid when the only sources you have are anti-Palin bloggers that make stuff up.


46 posted on 09/26/2011 9:55:25 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: Mariner

I’m sure all of that crossed their minds. Maybe they aren’t concerned at all with the deposing of Glenn Rice and the former business partners.


47 posted on 09/26/2011 9:56:28 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: Mariner

So you would have to assume the Palin attorney knows all that just as well as they do, and thus if the Palins go forward with the suit it is probably because they are certain RH & McG cannot defend via truth.

I still think going forward is a mistake, however, because it is a distraction, a way to put unhelpful noise on her campaign signal, so she should avoid it if possible, just settle. But the threat to follow through has to be sincere or there will be no real pressure to settle, other than uncertainty. That of course may be enough. Lawyers are risk averse by nature. That works in favor of the Palins.


48 posted on 09/26/2011 10:00:49 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Bigtigermike; Jonty30

“In such a settlement whether winning the court case or just settling it before it goes to court ....the book will be pull, RH would most likely have to declare the allegation are false and a settlement payment will be dealt.

That’s basically what going to happen whether they win or settle it - its the same results”

Got it - thanks.


49 posted on 09/26/2011 10:01:39 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Mariner

PALINS Business partner already came out publicly and said that it was a lie about the affair with Sarah last week!

I think your problem is that YOU think that these sexual allegations are true or WANT them to be true!


50 posted on 09/26/2011 10:06:35 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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