Thursday, July 15, 2010

Baseless Lawsuit Continues, Expenses Mount

Tonight, Thursday, July 15, I will be co-hosting a benefit party and fundraiser in support of Martin Moulton. I hope you will join me at the home of Charles Walker, 1518 Fifth Street NW.  Come by anytime between 6 and 9pm.

As many of you know, Martin has worked hard to make our community safe and improve the quality of life for all of its residents, new and old.  Whether it is volunteering at our schools, improving housing for current residents, working with police and government officials to address nuisance properties and crime, or planning neighborhood events... Martin is on it.  Perversely, Martin’s leadership has made him the target of an unfounded lawsuit that is directly related to his efforts.  He's being sued for $20 million - amazing how one can pull any crazy number out and sue.

We are confident that Martin will prevail.  I am told that last week a judge ordered the plaintiff to respond to a detailed set of questions that will require him to disclose what evidence — if any — he has to substantiate the claims in the suit.  Earlier this year, after a trial before a DC Superior Court judge, the plaintiff was convicted of a misdemeanor for involving the police in this matter.  Meanwhile, however, as this case has dragged on, Martin has accumulated tens of thousands in legal costs that continued to mount.

Martin has been there for our community — let’s be there for him. We are aiming to raise at least $15,000 for his legal defense fund. Any amount is appreciated. 

If you can’t make it, please consider sending a contribution directly to his law firm at:

Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg LLP
1726 M St. NW, Suite 600,
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 328-3500 |

Christine Fanning, Kareem Saleh, Manly Moulton, Charles Walker, William Waybourn, Cary Silverman, Kevin Chapple, Alexander M Padro, Gretchen Wharton, Si Kailian, Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, Brian Smith, Deborah Ziska, M Marie Maxwell, Cheryl A. Lofton, Richard Worthington-Rogers, Debra Chatman, Carl Wilson.

1 comment:

MRM said...

Thanks Cary and everyone for all your support.