Stephen Barrett, et al, Fear RICO…

Twice now, before the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal Court case, Stephen Barrett has been named in a RICO action (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization). 

Both times Barrett squawked like a buzzard. 

One of those times he sued the people who had named him in that incident – only to settle the case moments, so to speak, before I was scheduled to testify against him.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen  Continue reading Stephen Barrett, et al, Fear RICO…

Botts and Barrett – Fumble Bumble Stumble Jumble…

I check my Pacer Account every few days and yesterday found four new filings in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, Federal Court case.  After that I am even more convinced that the script writers for Saturday Night Live are designing Barrett’s Defense.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

The four documents, all presented by Stephen Barrett‘s three attorneys (actually two-and-a-half – I will explain) tell a story that will somewhat amuse you.  It certainly amused me. Continue reading Botts and Barrett – Fumble Bumble Stumble Jumble…

Has Stephen Barrett’s “Puppet Master” Appeared?

I think the arrival of Michael K. Botts, Esq. as Stephen Barrett’s attorney in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, Federal lawsuit is significant.

It is a flat-out desperation move.  Simply, Stephen Barrett could not afford to hire a law firm to Defend.  So someone is providing an attorney of their choice – not someone Barrett would pick – Michael K. Botts, who is not a litigator but an intellectual property and patent attorney.  Continue reading Has Stephen Barrett’s “Puppet Master” Appeared?

Barrett Lawyers Up – Sort Of…

I admit this move by Stephen Barrett  took me by surprise.  I actually thought this lawyer Barrett hired, to defend him in the Doctor’s Data v Stephen Barrett, et al case, Michael K. Botts, was dead.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

More, the last case Botts handled for the quackbusters (Victor Herbert v American Quackery Association – 1987) ended so badly for them I would have thought Botts would be the LAST CHOICE they’d ever use.

But here he is… Continue reading Barrett Lawyers Up – Sort Of…

Federal Summons Issued For NCAHF…

We have to keep our eye on the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, et al, Federal case.  Something new is always happening, or at least brewing. 

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

Here is the latest Pacer record:

“SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant The National Council Against Health Fraud, Inc. (vcf, ) (Entered: 08/11/2010)” Continue reading Federal Summons Issued For NCAHF…

Quackwatch, Inc Fails To Respond…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

Keep in mind that there are three Defendants in the Doctor’s Data v Barrett, et al Federal Court case in Northern Illinois – and all three have to lawyer up and Respond within the Court’s required time.

Only Stephen Barrett, himself, as an individual, was given 60 days, instead of 21, to formally Respond to a lawsuit.  Neither of the other two Defendants, Quackwatch, Inc, nor the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) was given any extra time.  They have 21 days from the time of service to hire legal counsel and formally Respond. Continue reading Quackwatch, Inc Fails To Respond…

Doctor’s Data Shows Mercy to Stephen Barrett… I’m VERY Disappointed…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

I guess Doctor’s Data wants to use a kinder, gentler approach then I do.  They gave Stephen Barrett sixty (60)  days, instead of twenty-one (21) to respond to the Federal lawsuit they filed against him.  The sixty day period started on June 29th, 2010 so Barrett’s answer is not due until August 30th, 2010.  I’ll connect you to a Court Document about  this in a minute.

Sigh… Continue reading Doctor’s Data Shows Mercy to Stephen Barrett… I’m VERY Disappointed…

Barrett and NCAHF Gasping for Breath Over Doctor’s Data Lawsuit?  What’s Next?

The silence is telling.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

It is now, by my initial calculations, four days beyond the deadline for Stephen Barrett to have filed a Response to the Federal Lawsuit filed against him by Doctor’s Data laboratory in the Northern District of Illinois.  I just now checked my Pacer Account – and no Response has been filed by anyone, and there is no attorney listed for any of the Defendants.

Yup, the silence is telling. And, it feels really good. Continue reading Barrett and NCAHF Gasping for Breath Over Doctor’s Data Lawsuit?  What’s Next?

Quackpots in a Tizzy Over Barrett Getting Sued…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen  

A friend of mine sent me a link to a blog calling itself “Respectful Insolence,” run by the guy I thought was going to be Barrett’s replacement Orac the Nipple Ripper.”

Ok, the guy doesn’t actually call himself Orac the Nipple Ripper.”  I call him that. He calls himself just plain “Orac.”  But since I found out he is a breast cancer surgeon in Detroit, well, you know, I tend to call a spade a spade – and, a nipple ripper a Nipple Ripper.

 

Continue reading Quackpots in a Tizzy Over Barrett Getting Sued…

Barrett Has Four Days Left – Then He Goes to Default…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

I just checked my “Pacer” (Federal Court information system) file, and Barrett has not yet brought in a lawyer, and filed a response to the Doctor’s Data lawsuit against him. Could it be this easy?  Could it be that rancid old Stephen Barrett, when push comes to shove, just could not back up his public statements in a Court of law, and is just going to let the collection agents pick him clean?  Could it be that Doctor’s Data will have unlimited access to Barrett’s years records showing whom he plotted with?

(I’m really getting all excited thinking about this). Continue reading Barrett Has Four Days Left – Then He Goes to Default…

Barrett Has Not Even “Lawyered-Up” Yet…

In the Federal Court System a defendant is given 21 full days to properly Respond to a lawsuit. 

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

Let’s assume, for the moment, that since Stephen Barrett was sued by Doctor’s Data on June 18th, 2010, that he was served with papers on the 19th, the next day.  Counting 21 days from that moment brings us to Monday, July 12th, 2010 – the deadline for Barrett to hire an attorney who can practice in Federal Court in Chicago, Illinois, and prepare, and submit a Response to the Court.  That’s eight days from now – and Barrett does not even have an attorney yet. Continue reading Barrett Has Not Even “Lawyered-Up” Yet…

I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning…

I’ve got a copy of the Doctor’s Data v Barrett Federal lawsuit attached to this article.  Be careful when you handle it – it’s HOT...

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen   

I was kind of mad at Darryl Hickok, the head of Doctor’s Data laboratory a few months ago, for not walking out and legally punching sleazebag Stephen Barrett, and his minions, in the face over their obvious intent to destroy Doctor’s Data, and hence, a whole host of great US Doctors, with their activities.
Continue reading I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning…

Doctor’s Data Laboratory Files Federal Lawsuit Against Barrett, Quackwatch, NCAHF, Consumer Health Digest..

Stephen Barrett, who has no income of his own, he claims, had to go to his wife Judith the other day, I think, and say“Honey, I need an increase in my allowance this month.  I’m getting sued in Fed Court in Chicago now, and I’m going to need $250,000 this month as a retainer, and another $100,000 per month to pay for my Defense, for the next year, or so.”

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen  

On Friday June 18th, 2010 Doctor’s Data Laboratory filed an eleven count lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Stephen J. Barrett, MD, the National Council Against Health Fraud Inc (NCAHF), Consumer Health Digest, and Quackwatch, Inc.

 

Continue reading Doctor’s Data Laboratory Files Federal Lawsuit Against Barrett, Quackwatch, NCAHF, Consumer Health Digest..

David Gorski MD – “Orac the Nipple Ripper…”

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen 

I’ve been wondering who would pick up the reins of the quackbuster  operation once Stephen Barrett croaks, which could be very soon.   I think I found the candidate.  He’s perfect for the job – has all of the right qualifications, and seems eager to fill the spot.

For years there was a contest, among the quackpot faithful, to be crowned the heir apparent, and many were groomed for the job.  But, problems kept coming up, so there was no obvious Crown Prince.

Continue reading David Gorski MD – “Orac the Nipple Ripper…”

I Love Being Hated by Quackbusters…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen  –

New Orleans area doctor James Carter MD, PhD, author of the famous book Racketeering in Medicine,” the blatant 1994 expose of the plot to destroy innovation in US health care, called me up one day, several years back, and asked me if I was coming to a certain health convention where he was going to be.

 

Continue reading I Love Being Hated by Quackbusters…

Barrett Lawsuit Against Tim Bolen Dies of Old Age(?) in California Court…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen 

I’ve always said that quackbuster” Stephen Barrett, as a man, just wasn’t much.  Recently he proved my point – in spades.

How?

On November 3rd, of the year 2000, this rancid old fart, and a couple of his equally stunted cronies, filed a lawsuit against me, and others, sort of claiming that I, Tim Bolen, had been hired by world acclaimed author, and health humanitarian, Hulda Regehr Clark PhD to defame him, and that others conspired to help me.

Don’t laugh too long.  They actually wrote this nonsense down. Continue reading Barrett Lawsuit Against Tim Bolen Dies of Old Age(?) in California Court…

The Six Components of the 2008 Quackbuster Operation…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

Do not, for even a second, think that the US “Quackbuster” operation, a plot to stop anyone, and everyone, from changing the broken US health care system, is run, or even maintained, by delicensed MD Stephen Barrett out of his 2421 West Greenleaf Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania address, or his condo at 287 Stoneview, Pittsboro, North Carolina.  It would be foolish to assume that this bitter, nasty, old man, who stumbles through life, tripping from one professional failure to another, is running a cleverly set up plot.  He’s just the “front man.”  The one they want you to focus on.  He’s ill.  He’ll die soon, and someone else will take his place as the frontispiece. Continue reading The Six Components of the 2008 Quackbuster Operation…

Quackbuster Attack on NICO Flops…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

I’ve discovered another quackbuster scam – one to destroy a whole group of US Dentists, the head of a major Dental School, a device manufacturer, and a major emerging dental issue – NICO, and, with some very good help, I’ve begun the process of breaking up the scam.  I’ve helped engineer the destruction of about half of the scam already, and the rest is in the works.  We should be finished after a court trial, I’ll tell you about shortly,  in April.  With luck, we’ll get the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office involved in the clean-up.

 

Continue reading Quackbuster Attack on NICO Flops…

Gerson Documentary Humiliates “Quackbusters”…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

I almost spilled my cup of jasmine tea,  I was laughing so hard.

I had just been viewing the first part of a DVD video documentary called “Dying to Have Known,” and  I had to stop the thing right there, and rewind, to see if what I had just seen really had happened.

Yup, it did.  So I stopped it again, went and got my wife Jan and said “You’ve got to come and watch this.”  It’s worth re-playing again and again. Continue reading Gerson Documentary Humiliates “Quackbusters”…

Court Orders Quackbusters Barrett and Polevoy to Post $433,715.93 Bond…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 

 

The “quackbuster” organization is learning a very HARD lesson about the reality of the US legal system.  And, I’m very pleased.

They’re learning, in the most humiliating, and financially devastating way, that US Courts don’t want the system abused to harass those that the“quackbusters” don’t like.

In the Barrett v. Clark case, today, an order was issued for Plaintiffs Terry Polevoy MD, and Stephen Barrett MD, to come up with a grand total of $433,715.93 in bonds – $264,311.68 for Polevoy alone, and $169,404.25 from Barrett and Polevoy – within thirty days. Barrett runs the questionable website “quackwatch.com.”  Polevoy is kind of the Canadian low-budget copy of Barrett, with garish colors. Continue reading Court Orders Quackbusters Barrett and Polevoy to Post $433,715.93 Bond…