Georgia Unfiltered

Search This Site

29 June 2012

It's Time to go to Court: Rule Nisi Served Upon Rashad Richey the Recidivist

Late Thursday evening, I received word from my attorney John Sparks that it is time to go to court.

Attorney Sparks filed a Rule Nisi in Fulton County Superior Court, setting a hearing for the Motion for Attorneys' Fees Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §9-15-14.

Simply put, a Rule Nisi (pronounced nigh-sigh) is an order signed by a judge instructing one party to appear at a hearing to convince the Court why the action and/or relief requested by the opposing party should not be granted.

On the 19th day of July, 2012, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford will hear arguments from the legal counsel of Georgia Democrat political director Rashad Richey, a criminal and recidivist, on why Richey should not be ordered to pay attorneys' fees and costs for the filing of frivolous litigation against me and Georgia Politics Unfiltered.

This whole thing started because I told the truth about Rashad Richey's criminal past.

Someone then came up with the silly idea to sue. Sue who? Sue me.

So I went out and got a lawyer, John Sparks, who then proceeded to put on one of the most epic legal smack downs in recent memory, according to some.

Not content to just let things play out in the legal arena, I decided to engage in a little PR.

I talked to WGST, WSB, WABE, the AJC and to tell my story. Before it was all said and done, what started as a local story ended up being discussed across the nation (Google "Rashad Richey" for several examples).

Losing the legal battle and losing the PR battle, Rashad Richey dropped the suit.

But as John Sparks said, "Actions have consequences."

The consequence of filing a frivolous legal action is a bill for $24,967.45; a bill that is only bound to increase, since my attorneys are now preparing for oral arguments before Judge Bedford.

The hearing before Judge Bedford is scheduled for the 19th day of July, 2012, at 2:30PM in Courtroom 4F of the Fulton County Superior Court.

The Rule Nisi is posted below:

Rule Nisi for ATTY FEES July 19 at 230