Remember when Michael Cino (NJ-5 Republican primary opponent of Scott Garrett) threatened us with a lawsuit for repeating things that were in the press? If you don’t you can read all about it here. And here. And here. And here.
Short story: Cino tried to blackmail Corzine a few years back: ”We have so much dirt on him we can’t decide which to throw out first.” He got upset that we repeated that fact, and threatened to sue. Repeatedly.
That was almost two months ago and I thought they had gotten over it. I was wrong. Earlier today I received more threats of a lawsuit from Cino’s campaign manager in an instant message exchange we had:
miata7: I’m going to request one more time that you pull all those lies off your website our case is strong and you think you may be in a strong position but you are not.
me: I’m going to request that the next time you want to contact me, you do so through an attorney. Please do not email or instant message me any more.
miata7: give me your attorneys name
miata7: I will call him and send him a letter
me: you can send it to me. I’ll forward it if I need to.
miata7: Listen man do yourself a favor give me your attorney’s name let me talk to him and forward to him the Court cases
me: Don’t assume it’s a man, and I’ll forward it along if I think it’s worth the time. I’m pretty familiar with the case law.
miata7: ok let me get some info for you
miata7: give me your name and address so I can send it to my attorney
me: (gave name and address)
miata7: send me email Im going to find this stuff we have to sue you man Im sorry I wish you would just make it simple
me: The next time you contact me by email or IM about this topic, I will block your screen name and add your email to my junk mail filter. If you want to talk about other things, that’s fine. This is the last time I’m going to say this.
miata7: DREAM ON
miata7: Only one “m” in defamatory we will have the lawyers correct that.
(He has been blocked and added to my spam filter, so unfortunately I probably won’t be able to report on any more of these fun exchanges unless I actually get a letter from an attorney. Stay tuned…)
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