Monday, February 24, 2014

Mann v. Ball Still On

Steve McIntyre says he checked with Tim Ball, and Mann's lawsuit against him is still going on:

Steve McIntyre (Comment #124923)
February 21st, 2014 at 3:46 pm
"I checked with Tim Ball and the Ball lawsuit has not been dismissed. They have outstanding discovery requests, but to go from mere delay to succeed in a motion for dismissal is a large step and one that has not been taken."

http://rankexploits.com/musings/2014/comments-on-mann-continued/#comment-12492

5 comments:

David Sanger said...

from Prof. Mann's lawyer:

"The review of Tim Ball’s new book by Hans Schreuder and John O’Sullivan makes preposterous statements concerning Dr. Michael Mann’s lawsuit in the British Columbia Supreme Court against Tim Ball and other defendants. The Mann lawsuit is currently in the discovery phase, with further examinations for discovery (depositions) of the defendants to be scheduled shortly, following which I will either set the action for trial by jury in the usual manner, or bring a summary trial application on behalf of Dr. Mann for damages and injunctive relief.

Dr. Ball has not set the matter for trial and there is no motion by Ball currently before the Court. The allegation by Schreuder and O’Sullivan that Dr. Mann has refused to show his metadata and calculations in open court is not true.

Their assertion that Dr. Mann faces possible bankruptcy is nonsense. Dr. Mann’s lawsuit against Dr. Ball and other defendants is proceeding through the normal stages prescribed by the BC Supreme Court Civil Rules and Dr. Mann looks forward to judicial vindication at the conclusion of this process.

February 22, 2014
Roger D. McConchie
Barrister and Solicitor
Legal Counsel to Dr. Michael Mann"


https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMannScientist/posts/662080770514795

Lars said...

This appears to be an updated, quite detailed account of the ongoing legalities: http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/spotlighton-michael-mann-v-tim-ball-et.html

Pete Ridley said...

I see that out-of-work part-time high-school art teacher John O'Sullivan and other co-founders of his blog, get a mention in David Sanger's comment.

As well as adopting the fancy name "Principia Scientific International" the PSI co-founders gave themselves fancy titles, such as "Chairman (Tim Ball). "CEO and Legal Consultant" (John O'Sullivan) and CFO (Johannes Cornelis Schreuder).

John O'Sullivan has written numerous malicious articles attacking Michael Mann. He also pretends to be a party to the Mann v Ball case, another claim that has been refuted recently by Michael Mann's lawyer Roger McConchie. Making misleading claims is something that John o'Sullivan indulges in persistently so let's go some way towards setting the record straight about this.

Self-aggrandising John O’Sullivan has posted some very impressive profiles of himself on various web-sites (e.g. http://johnosullivan.wordpress.com/about/) but in my opinion no claims that he makes should ever be accepted on face value. He frequently boasts about the cobbled collection of blog articles that he co-ordinated and had published under the title “Slaying the Sky dragon .. ”. Rather than taking the scientific world by storm it has been scorned not only by supporters of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change (CACC) hypothesis but even by respected scientists and others who reject the hypothesis.

John O’Sullivan claims to be “ .. an accredited academic .. taught and lectured for over twenty years at schools and colleges in the east of England .. ” but he is more of an out-of-work high school art teacher. His patchy teaching career came to an abrupt end in Feb. 2003 following allegations made against him by a 16-year-old friend of his step-daughter, for which he was tried but acquitted in Feb, 2004. This was confirmed in E-mail exchanges that took place on 11th and 12th December 2011 (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/selected-e-mails-with-slayerspsi.html).

For a long time John O’Sullivan was claiming in his LinkedIN profile to have been a " .. Lecturer University of Northampton .. September 1987 – August 1999 (12 years) .. " but when the University was notified of that claim by a retired American investigative journalist in Nov. 2012 it quickly responded that " .. the University has no record of a Mr John A. O’Sullivan being employed by the University .. ” (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html Appendix A, Note 9 and http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/curriculum-vitae-for-john-osullivan-2010.html Notes 4 and 4a). Shortly afterwards John O’Sullivan changed the entry in his LinkedIN profile to simply read "Nene College (University of Northampton) Lecturer". It is possible that rather than being a lecturer at the University of Northampton for 13 years as he originlly claimed he may have done some evening lecturing of further education students at Nene College about 20 miles away from where he worked as an art teacher during 1992/3.
His claim to “ .. successfully litigating for over a decade in the New York State courts and U.S. federal 2nd circuit .. ” appears to refer to the lay assistance that he gave to his second wife as she pursued her own pro-se action, which ended in a dismissal of her claims. He also gave lay assistance to another American who was also pursuing a pro-se defence against a copyright claim.

Pete Ridley said...

I see that out-of-work part-time high-school art teacher John O'Sullivan and other co-founders of his blog are given a mention in David Sanger's comment.

As well as adopting the fancy name "Principia Scientific International" those PSI founding members gave themselves fancy titles, such as "Chairman (Tim Ball). "CEO and Legal Consultant" (John O'Sullivan) and CFO (Johannes Cornelis Schreuder).

John O'Sullivan has written numerous malicious articles attacking Michael Mann. He also pretends to be a party to the Mann v Ball case, another claim that has been refuted recently by Michael Mann's lawyer Roger McConchie. Making misleading claims is something that John o'Sullivan indulges in persistently so let's go some way towards setting the record straight about this.

Self-aggrandising John O’Sullivan has posted some very impressive profiles of himself on various web-sites (e.g. http://johnosullivan.wordpress.com/about/) but in my opinion no claims that he makes should ever be accepted on face value. He frequently boasts about the cobbled collection of blog articles that he co-ordinated and had published under the title “Slaying the Sky dragon .. ”. Rather than taking the scientific world by storm it has been scorned not only by supporters of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change (CACC) hypothesis but even by respected scientists and others who reject the hypothesis.

John O’Sullivan claims to be “ .. an accredited academic .. taught and lectured for over twenty years at schools and colleges in the east of England .. ” but he is more of an out-of-work high school art teacher. His patchy teaching career came to an abrupt end in Feb. 2003 following allegations made against him by a 16-year-old friend of his step-daughter, for which he was tried but acquitted in Feb, 2004. This was confirmed in E-mail exchanges that took place on 11th and 12th December 2011 (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/selected-e-mails-with-slayerspsi.html).

For a long time John O’Sullivan was claiming in his LinkedIN profile to have been a " .. Lecturer University of Northampton .. September 1987 – August 1999 (12 years) .. " but when the University was notified of that claim by a retired American investigative journalist in Nov. 2012 it quickly responded that " .. the University has no record of a Mr John A. O’Sullivan being employed by the University .. ” (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html Appendix A, Note 9 and http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/curriculum-vitae-for-john-osullivan-2010.html Notes 4 and 4a). Shortly afterwards John O’Sullivan changed the entry in his LinkedIN profile to simply read "Nene College (University of Northampton) Lecturer". It is possible that rather than being a lecturer at the University of Northampton for 13 years as he originlly claimed he may have done some evening lecturing of further education students at Nene College about 20 miles away from where he worked as an art teacher during 1992/3.
His claim to “ .. successfully litigating for over a decade in the New York State courts and U.S. federal 2nd circuit .. ” appears to refer to the lay assistance that he gave to his second wife as she pursued her own pro-se action, which ended in a dismissal of her claims. He also gave lay assistance to another American who was also pursuing a pro-se defence against a copyright claim.

Pete Ridley said...

John O’Sullivan claims that he “ .. has acted as consultant to, and is a close colleague of, Canada’s most prominent climatologist, Dr. Tim Ball, who is currently defending libel suits in the British Columbia Supreme Court against fellow climate researchers, Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. Andrew Weaver .. ” is just as questionable.. His “close colleague” Tim Ball said on 27th April 2012 “ .. I legally disassociated myself from O'Sullivan very early and though he provided commentary he never acted as legal counsel .. ” (see E-mail of 23rd Aug 2012).

Recently I have posted several of home-truths on his PSI blog but most have now been deleted by his blog moderator. Openness and honesty seems not to be appreciated there.

Following one of my revealing comments on his Feb. 2014 article “Mann v Ball Case hit by Fatal Technicality” (http://www.principia-scientific.org/key-global-warming-case-fails.html), another of his many malicious attacks on Dr. Michael Mann, John O’Sullivan commented (#29) “ .. For anyone wanting further proof Ridley is a pyscho, simply Google: peter ridley cyberstalker .. ”.

I have a much more worthwhile suggestion. For anyone wanting further proof that John O’Sullivan is a liar google “John O’Sullivan” and “Liar” which will produce links to articles such as:
- July 2011 “SO MANY LIES – AND THE LIAR WHO TELLS THEM” (http://hot-topic.co.nz/so-many-lies-and-the-liar-who-tells-them/)
- July 2012 “John O'Sullivan, master manipulator - A Closer Look” (http://whatsupwiththatwatts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/john-osullivan-master-manipulator.html)
- Dec. 2012 “LEYLAND JOINS THE ÜBER CRANKS: SIGNS UP WITH SERIAL LIAR O’SULLIVAN’S VANITY “SCIENCE” GROUP” (http://hot-topic.co.nz/leyland-joins-the-uber-cranks-signs-up-with-serial-liar-osullivans-vanity-science-group/),
- Feb, 2914 “CLIMATEBALLS: O’SULLIVAN STRIKES AGAIN” (http://hot-topic.co.nz/climateballs-osullivan-strikes-again/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climateballs-osullivan-strikes-again)

and last but by no means least

- “Curriculum Vitae for John O'Sullivan (2010)” (http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/curriculum-vitae-for-john-osullivan-2010.html).
As I quote at the start of that article “The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.” Winston Churchill (http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/bulldog.html).

John O’Sullivan can delete as much as he likes but the skeletons in the dark recesses of his cupboard certainly have been caught in the spotlight. He can huff and puff all that he wants but facts are facts!!

Pete Ridley
http://globalpoliticalshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/spotlighton-principia-scientific.html