Alrighty then. My petition for review has been denied. Congrats. Courts still not working as intended. Good to know I have my work cut out for me – this has become a matter of principle. Next stop: state supreme court.
So, let’s recap:
On the Legal Front:
- Moshe and Klaus froze me out.
- Court joined them in issuing a ridiculously inappropriate restraining order and preliminary injunction (Paper #16)
- Court has allowed discovery to be conducted in violation of its own rules (Paper #51)
- Court then harassed and slandered a pro se litigant (Paper #51 Ruling)
- Court then awarded costs and fees claiming that pro se litigant was in contempt, when I pointed out that court was making a mistake and neither court nor opposing side said anything to address this (Paper #64)
- Court then halted judicial procedure when the indigent pro se litigant was unable to pay these costs (Paper #79)
- Court has effectively ignored motions for reconsideration and petitions for review. (Petition 1, Petition 2, Petition 3, and a whole bunch of motions for reconsideration)
Partial timeline is available here. Document index is here. This is justice? No, this is, to use a technical term, bullshit. Either judges are being lazy, prejudiced against a pro se litigant, or worse – internal politics and corruption. Good thing thing it’s all really obvious at this point – should be easy to escalate and get press for this when time comes. I can imagine the headline: “MA – Not a Place to Start your Small Business” or “MA – Terrible for Entrepreneurs”.
Meanwhile, at JoVE:
- A crazy number of good people left.
- Churn is ridiculous.
- Glassdoor reviews are abysmal,
- Company revenue growth dropped from 114% (2010 to 2011) to 1.59% (2011 to 2012). I hope that we can at least maintain subscription growth. Though Moshe has surrounded himself with largely incompetent yes-men, so who knows…
- Moshe Pritsker and Klaus Korak effectively forced themselves into a corner: any money they pay themselves over what we had agreed upon prior to the freeze-out is a violation of their fiduciary duty to me and will thus become an issue when I finally get the Courts to do their job.
Perhaps The Big Lebowski said it best:
In the meantime, I’ve become a scrappy entrepreneur… Which is exciting, but ain’t easy… ain’t easy at all.