I will be the first to admit. I have never filed a successful lawsuit. Every suit I’ve filed has been dismissed on one technicality or another. But the same can be said about the defendants in my attempts to get some justice for the years of undue harassment I have received. They have never beaten me on the merits, i.e., not liable for defamation, etc. Oh, they thump their chests without ever crediting the disgraced attorney who handles their cases for them on a pro bono basis because he can’t find a paying client.

I don’t have an attorney. I am doing this all by my lonesome, with the moral support of friends and my lady. There are no guarantees of success. But I do believe I have learned from the mistakes I’ve made along the way.

Jurisdiction (subject matter and personal) is handled differently in South Carolina. It’s based on where the VICTIM dwells. Venue is also correct for the same reasons.

This is just the first step on a long journey. This is why I told David Alexander the other day that he’s lucky he and Sarah Palmer live in the same state. I could not file under a diversity jurisdiction if two parties live in the same state. Sarah Palmer won the coin toss.

I have no idea how this will end up. WJJ Hoge III and his readers, as well as defendants Johnson, Palmer and Grady, will lie any lie, twist any half-truth, mock, weasel, and not take this seriously for a moment. (Note: this case comes with subpoena power. If I want to find out who you are, I will use that power to find out who you are.) Hoge will say he has “foreseen” this. That would be far more impressive if he ever predicted something BEFORE it happened. He hasn’t, he can’t.

So, here’s the complaint and exhibits, submitted in humility. Make of them what you will.

Complaint WMS v. JGG, WJJH, EPWJ, SP by BillSchmalfeldt on Scribd

Exhibits by BillSchmalfeldt on Scribd

UPDATED: BEFORE I EVEN POSTED THIS!

Can I call ’em or what?