Oh, this brought a big smile to my face. Remember Bradlee Dean’s ridiculous lawsuit against Rachel Maddow and the American Independent News Network (AINN), my former employer? Not only has that suit been dismissed, Dean has also been ordered to pay the legal fees of the defendants too.
Memorandum and Order Granting in Part Defendants’ Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Denying Plaintiffs’ Combined Motions for Reconsideration and Sanctions Entered on the Docket 6/25/12. Signed in chambers 6/25/12. Electronically filed via CaseFileXPress on counsel for the parties 6/25/12. Plaintiffs shall pay to Defendants fees and costs in the amount of $24,625.23 within thirty days.
This was very predictable. In fact, it’s exactly what I did predict when the suit was filed. At the time, I was under a gag order because I worked for AINN; otherwise, I would have offered a big wager to Dean and his attorney Larry Klayman, aka the worst lawyer in America (okay, Orly Taitz and Mat Staver rank up there too) on exactly this outcome. Klayman is lucky he wasn’t sanctioned by the court under Rule 11 for filing such a blatantly frivolous suit.