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UPDATED: Candidate misses filing deadline; Claims blogger distracted him; Files $200K lawsuit
The Potomac News ^ | May 31, 2006 | KAFIA HOSH

Posted on 06/01/2006 4:50:05 PM PDT by ReagansRaiders

Chapman is suing the operator of an Internet blog, or web journal, for defamation and his camp blamed the pending lawsuit for throwing them off course and missing the filing deadline.

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Chapman's spokesman, Faisal Gill, said Chapman missed the deadline because he was distracted by the ongoing defamation lawsuit against an Internet blogger.

"I think he was kind of caught up with that and it was just something that he missed," Gill said.

Chapman is suing a blogger who goes by the name Black Velvet Bruce Lee and follows Manassas politics.

On several postings, the blogger and his Web site contributors ridiculed Chapman, called him derogatory names and attacked his credibility.

.... Here's the UPDATE:

The initial report of the $200,000 lawsuit can be found here: http://blackvelvetbrucelee.blogspot.com/2006/06/lawsuit-filed.html

LAWSUIT FILED! I just got a call from a reporter who asked for me to comment on the lawsuit filed by Steve Chapman. Chapman has filed against me and BVBL and is seeking $200,000 in damages.

Chapman and his attorney can BITE ME.

More to come...

(Excerpt) Read more at freerepublic.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: amberanne; bloggers; dumbass; govwatch; libertarians; stevechapman; tortreformnow; virginia

1 posted on 06/01/2006 4:50:07 PM PDT by ReagansRaiders
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To: ReagansRaiders

what a minute... suing them for what??


2 posted on 06/01/2006 4:52:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Bush lost his mojo??)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Yes, I did miss the invasion at Normandy on D Day because I stopped on the beach to look for shells. I didn't think I'd pass that way again and hated to miss the opportunity to beach comb.


3 posted on 06/01/2006 4:52:59 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: ReagansRaiders

He'll be laughed out of court. Make sure you counter sue for malicious prosecution.


4 posted on 06/01/2006 4:53:28 PM PDT by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: ReagansRaiders

Defamation??? Hey Chapman, your a public entity when you run for office you rear end of a bus-sized mule. Blaming a blog for missing a filing deadline?? Get your face out of the monitor and get off that plus sized planetary bum and file the stupid paperwork.


5 posted on 06/01/2006 4:54:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Bush lost his mojo??)
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To: ReagansRaiders

What a moron.


6 posted on 06/01/2006 4:54:13 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: ReagansRaiders

If this is not a reason for making the loser pay legal costs of frivolous lawsuits, nothing is!


7 posted on 06/01/2006 4:54:32 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: KoRn

Chapman, public personality for missing a filing date, is open for ridicule. Yes, he is indeed a moron


8 posted on 06/01/2006 4:55:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Bush lost his mojo??)
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To: ReagansRaiders

If a candidate was so stupid that he/she missed a filing deadline, I don't care their politics, the blogger did everyone a favor.


9 posted on 06/01/2006 4:55:49 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: ReagansRaiders
On several postings, the blogger and his Web site contributors ridiculed Chapman, called him derogatory names and attacked his credibility.

Shrewd judges of character, it would seem.

10 posted on 06/01/2006 4:56:18 PM PDT by JennysCool (Auxiliary Member of the Anaheim Azusa and Cucamonga Sewing Circle Book Review and Timing Association)
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To: Abram; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Allosaurs_r_us; Americanwolf; Americanwolfsbrother; Annie03; ...
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11 posted on 06/01/2006 4:59:16 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: ReagansRaiders; All
http://blackvelvetbrucelee.blogspot.com/2006/06/lawsuit-filed.html
12 posted on 06/01/2006 5:00:57 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: bert
Yes, I did miss the invasion at Normandy on D Day because I stopped on the beach to look for shells. I didn't think I'd pass that way again and hated to miss the opportunity to beach comb.

Yes, I'll be filing a $200K lawsuit against you for the replacement of my monitor . . . . . and other stuff (as soon as I think of it!!). Too funny!!
13 posted on 06/01/2006 5:05:36 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: ReagansRaiders

He missed a deadline and he's blaming someone else? He must be a liberal, it's never their fault you know.


14 posted on 06/01/2006 5:05:54 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: ReagansRaiders

reminds me of the article yesterday about the clerk selling liquor who was distracted by a scantily clad female and didnt check her id close enough..(owner fined)lol...that one I can sympathize with, this one nope.


15 posted on 06/01/2006 5:10:44 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: GeronL
suing them for what?

Induced irresponsibility of course.

Liberals live on this principle.

17 posted on 06/01/2006 5:51:49 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Is tractus pro pensio.)
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To: INDIAN_REPUBLICAN
[Suing Internet bloggers for things that are illegal or defamatory to say if they were not cowards hiding behind the internet is the right thing to do. ... I hope Chapman wins resoundingly and they wind up paying him damages for the rest of their worthless shitty little lives.]


Do you have evidence that these Internet bloggers said anything "illegal or defamatory"? If not, then you are falsely accusing another of a crime which is illegal and defamatory. Maybe you'll end up paying damages for the rest of your "worthless shitty little" life.
18 posted on 06/01/2006 6:09:01 PM PDT by spinestein (The Democratic Party is the reason I vote for Republicans.)
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To: rolling_stone

I see your point. LOL


19 posted on 06/01/2006 6:14:38 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: spinestein

And he/she is a "coward hiding behind the internet" while doing it. This is rich.


20 posted on 06/01/2006 6:15:01 PM PDT by statered ("And you know what I mean.")
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To: INDIAN_REPUBLICAN
Please refrain from vulgarities on this forum.

It sounds like this guy was already suing the blogger when he missed his deadline.

21 posted on 06/01/2006 6:17:03 PM PDT by perfect stranger (I need new glasses.)
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To: perfect stranger

The lawsuit was just filed today. The deadline was last Friday.


22 posted on 06/01/2006 7:01:43 PM PDT by ReagansRaiders (Unofficial George Allen for President online store -- www.cafepress.com/georgeallen2008)
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To: ReagansRaiders

I'm just reading the lawsuit now at http://blackvelvetbrucelee.blogspot.com/2006/06/lawsuit-filed.html

My favorite part so far is paragraph 19 of Count I that says his feelings were hurt.


23 posted on 06/01/2006 7:24:33 PM PDT by ReagansRaiders (Unofficial George Allen for President online store -- www.cafepress.com/georgeallen2008)
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To: ReagansRaiders
Chapman's spokesman, Faisal Gill, said Chapman missed the deadline because he was distracted by the ongoing defamation lawsuit against an Internet blogger.

"I had no idea there was a deadline," Chapman said. "We had a fundraiser the night before and it never came up. No one in my campaign knew there was a deadline."

24 posted on 06/01/2006 7:26:18 PM PDT by perfect stranger (I need new glasses.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

Unfortunately thats also what drives too many civil courts


25 posted on 06/02/2006 12:14:22 AM PDT by GeronL (Bush lost his mojo??)
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To: freepatriot32

LOL, whomever typed up that filing isn't completely literate...

"His never revealed his identity" - from page 1 of the filing posted at the blog.

At any rate, I saw an article that stated the candidate graduating from high school can be pretty easily proven, so I think the blogger might be in a little bit of trouble with that one... I haven't followed this whole story so maybe there is a "half-truth" in there - like dropped out, went back and graduated? (o:


26 posted on 06/02/2006 12:27:12 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://sweetliberty.alfablog.com)
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To: LibertyRocks

The blogger claimed that his information came from the school system records and that the candidate had received a GED instead.


27 posted on 06/05/2006 1:44:32 PM PDT by ReagansRaiders (Unofficial George Allen for President online store -- www.cafepress.com/georgeallen2008)
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To: spinestein

I was speaking generally, as you can plainly see from my response above. Not specifically to anyone.


28 posted on 06/07/2006 9:04:29 PM PDT by INDIAN_REPUBLICAN
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To: ReagansRaiders

If he can't keep up with deadlines he definately can't keep up with the people's business.

Making a bad situation worse. NUTS!


29 posted on 06/07/2006 9:06:16 PM PDT by swheats
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To: bert

LOL


30 posted on 06/07/2006 9:09:23 PM PDT by swheats
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