Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
In simple language – the Lehigh County Court Judge, today, in the Barrett v. Koren “defamation” case, ruled that Stephen Barrett wasted the Lehigh County Court’s time with his meritless claims.
Just before lunch on Thursday, October 13th, 2005 (today), Judge Johnson of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas turned to the jury assembled to decide a case brought by one Stephen Barrett, a local resident, against famous Chiropractor, author, publisher, and health advocate Tedd Koren DC – and told the jury that he was ruling in favor of a Motion made by Defendant Koren.
The Judge’s ruling in favor of Koren’s Motion, officially called a “Motion for Directed Verdict,” approved Koren’s request that “the Court enter judgment in its favor before submitting the case to the jury because there is no legally sufficient evidentiary foundation on which a reasonable jury could find for the other party.” Under Federal Rules of Court this type of motion is known as a “Motion for judgment as a matter of law.”
Koren was amply represented in Court by Washington DC attorney Jim Turner. As all lawyers, like health professionals, specialize, Turner brought in west coast civil litigator, and trial lawyer, Carlos F. Negrete, of San Juan Capistrano, California. Negrete, who in previous conflicts with Barrett and his representatives, had almost literally“wiped up the floor with Barrett.”
This time Negrete did it again…
The Judge in the case, told the courtroom that he “had stayed up until 2:30AM studying the law in this case” before he made his decision in favor of Koren.
I’ll get more details and get back to you.
What happens next?
My guess is that Koren sues Barrett for “Malicious Prosecution”...and uses Negrete to do it.
Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate