The Doctor’s Data Versus Barrett Case… Bad News – Good News – No News…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

The Bad News – on the first week of July, 2015 Jeffrey B. Levens, lead attorney for Doctor’s Data in the Doctor’s Data versus Barrett, et al, case passed away shortly after a complicated heart operation in Chicago.

I never met Jeff, except on the telephone, and via email, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed his writings in the Doctor’s Data case, and his management of that case through its bumpy road.  His quiet humor came through, patiently answering Barrett’s rabid legal ravings.  Jeff made Barrett’s jumping-up-and-down antics humorous, even to the court.  I quoted almost every phrase of Jeff’s writings in the case, so my readers could enjoy Barrett’s minute-by-minute courtroom demise.

Jeffrey B. Levens told it like it was…  with style, and kindness..

Worry not about the case though.  Jeff knew his upcoming operation was at best, risky, and prepared his staff, and his partner. Al Augustine. for a takeover.

My last conversational exchange with Jeff was on June 30th, 2015 where I asked him my usual question about the case “Why is it taking so long?”  His response was classic.  He told me that judges get busy with other cases and that this case was on hold for only a year or so.  I responded “Only a year? Do judges do that?”  He said “Yes they do, and I’ve had cases on hold much longer than that.  I’ll send you a copy of my latest article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.”  Jeff was telling me about a case he had had on hold for nineteen (19) years…  In his email he said: Continue reading The Doctor’s Data Versus Barrett Case… Bad News – Good News – No News…

Suing Captain Screwloose (Stephen Barrett) – It Has Always Been an “Alter Ego” Case…

Stephen Barrett, and Quackwatch, Have Always Been Just the Figurehead.  The Judgment Money Will Be Seized Elsewhere – from the Cabal.

There is no question that Stephen Barrett, Quackwatch Inc, and the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) are going to lose the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court Case.  It is a foregone conclusion.  There are only two real considerations for the Court to decide:  (1)  How much Actual and Punitive damages to award, and (2)  Who, specifically, is going to have their assets seized to pay the award.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

It is obvious when you look at what is happening behind the scenes in the case, that Barrett and the other Defendants have no Defense at all – and never did.

When you look at the fact that, right from the start, Doctor’s Data was looking for twenty million in damages, and Barrett, in his egomaniacal arrogance, after the lawsuit was filed, added MORE injury, you get a picture of what a Federal jury is going to be looking at.  More, history shows that courts do NOT like Stephen Barrett. On the stand he is his own worst enemy.

The strategy, all along, it looks to me, has been to sue, and name as the visible Defendants, that which the real cabal running the operation wants us to see.  Then, once the case is finished, and the visible Defendants lose, then comes the next process – Collection.  And with Collection comes the ability to IDENTIFY who the REAL Defendants are.

This is where the fun starts… Continue reading Suing Captain Screwloose (Stephen Barrett) – It Has Always Been an “Alter Ego” Case…

Doctor’s Data Files For Summary Judgment Against Barrett… “The Defense” Has “No Defense” Says Attorneys.

Federal cases take forever to wend their way through the court system.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

This case, the Doctor’s Data v Stephen Barrett, Quackwatch, and NCAHF was filed June 18th, 2010, and it still isn’t finished.

But the circumstances surrounding the case never cease to provide amusement for the North American Health Freedom Movement.  It is VERY satisfying watching Stephen Barrett and his band of worthless toadies suffering one indignity after another in the case, as the Court slowly, inevitably, jams Barrett’s idea of who and what controls US health care up their combined rectal cavities – publicly. Continue reading Doctor’s Data Files For Summary Judgment Against Barrett… “The Defense” Has “No Defense” Says Attorneys.

Federal Court Allows Doctor’s Data’s Third Amended Complaint Against Barrett, Quackwatch,  and Co-Conspirators…  It is going to be a Very Happy New Year…

I’ve been holding onto this article for a while so as to not disturb the happy holidays with thoughts about the scum and filth that inhabit our US health care system, attacking everything that competes with drugs, drugs, drugs, and more drugs.  But, Thanksgiving and Christmas are now behind us.  The turkey is gone, the family units are back in their own nests, and its time to catch up.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

De-licensed MD, Stephen Barrett, with his group of hateful, sleazy, websites (Quackwatch, etc.), coupled with the activities of the “skeptics” who have banded together to propel Barrett’s gangrenous articles to the top of Search Engines like Google, have had a long, free run – so far.  But it is all coming to an end, and that end is going to be VERY costly to the perpetrators – tens of millions of dollars, I predict, in court judgments alone.  Continue reading Federal Court Allows Doctor’s Data’s Third Amended Complaint Against Barrett, Quackwatch,  and Co-Conspirators…  It is going to be a Very Happy New Year…

Doctor’s Data Files For Third Amended Complaint Against Barrett and Co-Conspirators…  They Are In For the Kill…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

On June 18th, 2010 attorneys for Doctor’s Data filed what’s now known as the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case in Chicago, Illinois.  It has turned into an epic.

Not very often does it happen, in a court, that three years four months into a case the Plaintiff files a Motion asking the Court’s permission to file an Amended Complaint.  But that’s just, exactly, what attorneys for Doctor’s Data did. Continue reading Doctor’s Data Files For Third Amended Complaint Against Barrett and Co-Conspirators…  They Are In For the Kill…

For Quackbusters – The End is Near…  Barrett, and Company, are Loading the Submarine and Heading For Argentina…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

Where we left off in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case saga was the point where Doctor’s Data had asked for a  formal Protective Order to keep it’s Expert Witnesses from being attacked by Barrett, and his minions. I had written two different articles on that subject:

Doctor’s Data Asks Court for “Protective Order”…  They want to keep their “Expert Witnesses” Alive and Well… 8/7/13

You Can Smell Barrett’s Fear…  Why?  Doctor’s Data’s “Expert Witnesses” Are REAL…  8/15/13

But something far worse has happened to Barrett, and company.  You are about to read about it. Continue reading For Quackbusters – The End is Near…  Barrett, and Company, are Loading the Submarine and Heading For Argentina…

An Interesting Barrett Side Note…  The T. R. Shantha, MD, PhD, FACA  case…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

There is no question that the attorneys for Doctor’s Data in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case are shredding Stephen Barrett, and the Board Members of both The National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF),  and Quackwatch Inc.  As well they should.

Many people send me personal emails about my articles, and most are right on point.  Once in a while, like recently, a gem of information comes out – something that, as in this case, was right there in front of us all this time.  And it is important that we take a look at it. Continue reading An Interesting Barrett Side Note…  The T. R. Shantha, MD, PhD, FACA  case…

You Can Smell Barrett’s Fear…  Why?  Doctor’s Data’s “Expert Witnesses” Are REAL…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

The unfolding Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case is, for many, just one continuous bag of exciting good news.  Kind of like when we were kids and we went trick-or-treating on Halloween night – when we got home and reached in the bag to take out all of those different things – everything at hand was a delight.

However, Stephen Barrett, and the Board Members of both The National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF),  and Quackwatch Inc, right about now, are probably checking out what life might be like living in South America.  For judgment day is coming. Continue reading You Can Smell Barrett’s Fear…  Why?  Doctor’s Data’s “Expert Witnesses” Are REAL…

Doctor’s Data Asks Court for “Protective Order”…  They want to keep their “Expert Witnesses” Alive and Well…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

As you might suspect, things are going VERY BADLY for Stephen Barrett, and the other Defendants, in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case.  Go ahead and smile.

In fact – Grin.

However, as you might also suspect, there is growing concern that Barrett’s masters and minions, desperate as they are, might fall back on the kind of tactics the “skeptics” employed against Meryl Dorey and the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN).  There, you will remember, the “skeptics” were caught calling Dorey’s home telephone with death threats – in fact, “death by fire,” death threats.  Then too, violent pornography was sent to her in the mail. Continue reading Doctor’s Data Asks Court for “Protective Order”…  They want to keep their “Expert Witnesses” Alive and Well…

Barrett’s Calamitous Legal Defense Against Doctor’s Data…   A Foison of Frequent Frantic Floppy Floundering in Fluff and Flummery…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

I thoroughly enjoy reading the latest legal filings in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case every time something new comes out – and something new HAS come out.  Why do I enjoy them?  Stephen Barrett is such a piece of work.  He is, to me, a megalomaniac so immersed in his own crackpot view of the world that, after watching him for a while you can’t help but see humor in his antics – not one he, HIMSELF, would see, of course, but there none the less.

The real beauty in the picture is to observe Barrett try to force his nonsense on the court system and then watch what happens to him.  Oh, to see the look on his face when his idiocy is rejected by a Judge, in a State or Federal Court.  Life can be good. Continue reading Barrett’s Calamitous Legal Defense Against Doctor’s Data…   A Foison of Frequent Frantic Floppy Floundering in Fluff and Flummery…

Federal Court Forces Barrett Deposition… What Fun Life Can Be…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

In September of 2010 I wrote an article about why the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case was so important to America.  Just below is an excerpt of that article:

Why the Doctor’s Data v Barrett case is important to North America…

The US health care system is in tatters.  It is total crap, run by crooks and idiots, who on their best day, either by design, or stupidity, cannot find any solutions.  The “War on Cancer” has been running almost 39 years – and we are not even close to official answers – because the “war” is intentionally designed to fail. Continue reading Federal Court Forces Barrett Deposition… What Fun Life Can Be…

Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – January, 2013 Update…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

For thirty-one months, now, in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case, we’ve been watching Stephen Barrett try desperately to delay the inevitable demise of his quackwatch operation.

He’s failing.

The other Defendants in the case, the National Council Against Health Fraud Inc (NCAHF), and Quackwatch, Inc. are VERY, VERY worried – and they certainly should be, for nothing is going their way.

Nothing. Continue reading Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – January, 2013 Update…

Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst…  Part Five:  Sorry – I can’t volunteer to help look at Barrett’s Tax Returns in Chicago…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

I know.  I know.

I’d be the perfect person to go look at Stephen Barrett‘s Tax Returns with Doctor’s Data’s attorneys in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, Federal Court case.   But, I just can’t do it.

It’s not because I’m busy, and I am.  It’s because once I had any active role in the case Barrett’s attorneys would use that to try and silence me writing further articles about the situation.  They’d simply claim that anything I wrote in the future was related to Barrett’s Tax Returns, blah, blah, blah…  And, the judge has ordered that, so far, the information the attorneys find in those Tax Returns from the year 2000 through the present, must stay within the court, and not be publicly revealed. Continue reading Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst…  Part Five:  Sorry – I can’t volunteer to help look at Barrett’s Tax Returns in Chicago…

Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst…  Part Four:  Judge orders Barrett to bare his….

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

…Tax Returns.

Some days I think that Stephen Barrett, the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), Quackwatch, Inc. , and the entire legal team defending him, don’t really focus, so much, on defending themselves from the brutal legal assault by Doctor’s Data engendered by the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, Federal Court case as they do on trying to keep information away from me, Tim Bolen.  I’ll show you what I mean. Continue reading Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst…  Part Four:  Judge orders Barrett to bare his….

Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst…  Part Three:  Just when you think it couldn’t get any better…  It does.

OH BOY!  There is an even BETTER development in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett federal court case.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

I had to force myself to stop laughing and mentally outline this article. Continue reading Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case  – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst…  Part Three:  Just when you think it couldn’t get any better…  It does.

Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst… Part Two: The Financial Documents

 

Get your sense of humor out, perhaps.  Perhaps not.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

As I pointed out in my last article “Part One – The Privilege Removal” Doctor’s Data had filed TWO SEPARATE Motions to Compel in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett case, asking the judge to issue a court Order forcing Barrett and the others to comply with Discovery demands.

The judge quickly, and with gusto, issued his first Order, making it very clear that he wanted Barrett and his legal team to quit screwing around and start complying with simple court procedures – or else.

I’m going to show the Order to you once again.  But, today, we will be concerned with only the last two sentences regarding “financial documents:” Continue reading Doctor’s Data v Barrett Case – The Discovery Dam Has Been Burst… Part Two: The Financial Documents

Doctor’s Data v Barrett Update – 8/8/12

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

It’s time for another chuckle.

Things are not going well for Stephen Barrett and his Cronies in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, et al, federal court case.  They are in the Discovery phase and it appears that Barrett, et al, are desperately trying to avoid releasing information that could, and would, be used against them.

Doctor’s Data, in a recent filing to the judge, complained that Barrett was submitting over a thousand last minute documents full of redactions, then trying to close the discovery process before Doctor’s Data could demand un-redacted copies. Continue reading Doctor’s Data v Barrett Update – 8/8/12

Cornering a Rat…  An Update on the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court Case

There hasn’t been a lot to report on in the famous Doctor’s Data v Barrett, et al, federal court case, lately.  They are in the “Discovery ” phase, and, as expected, Stephen Barrett, through his legal team, is screeching, and lashing out, like a cornered rat.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

Doctor’s Data’s legal team has had to put on protective clothing, so to speak.

Stephen Barrett‘s lead legal counsel (snort here) Michael K. Botts, Esq, is, already a known piece of work.  But, in Discovery Botts comes into his own.  And, I have to laugh at how easily Jeff Levens, Doctor’s Data’s lead counsel, slaps him around.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading all those legal documents filed by both sides.  What a hoot. Continue reading Cornering a Rat…  An Update on the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court Case

Doctor’s Data Seeks Federal Court Shutdown Order for Barrett/Quackwatch/Skeptics…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

Most of my readers are quite familiar with the sleazy antics of Stephen Barrett and his coterie.  So what I tell you today will be no surprise.  No surprise at all.

But before I tell you about what just happened in the Doctor’s Data versus Stephen Barrett Federal court case I want to familiarize you with Federal Law  18 USC § 1512 – Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant. Continue reading Doctor’s Data Seeks Federal Court Shutdown Order for Barrett/Quackwatch/Skeptics…

Could the Doctor’s Data “Protective Order” Actually Shut Down Barrett, Quackwatch, and the Skeptics?

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

 

Yup…  Most definitely.

Two days ago I wrote about the “Protective Order” sought by Doctor’s Data against Barrett, his minions, and hangers-on due to their Witness Intimidation activities in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, et al, federal court case..  There were some questions forwarded to me about whether or not the “Protective Order” would be strong enough to protect Barrett’s victims and potential victims from Barrett and his co-conspirators.

How so, you ask, since a good part of the sleazy skeptic (pseudo-skeptic) operation is intentionally based outside the US, so as to make it hard for the average victim to sue them, or to enforce court judgments?

That question is much easier to answer than you would think.  And, the answer is short – and to the point – the world-wide web is based in the US.  Hence, court jurisdiction is in the US. Continue reading Could the Doctor’s Data “Protective Order” Actually Shut Down Barrett, Quackwatch, and the Skeptics?