Sue Basko Crazy Emails [Part II] – Cease and desist practicing law!
[Click Here for Part I] Part III, the follow up nutso email in response to this post follows this post and is marked as an update below. If anyone ceases or desists in reading this I will call the FBI, CIA, the PTA, Homeland Security and the WWE on them.
The litigation privilege is sacrosanct among lawyers because it allows it allows us to file appropriate paperwork, naming appropriate people. Complaints are allegations. They are facts that we believe we can prove at trial. We must file facts that allege wrongful conduct, otherwise what is the point of ever filing a lawsuit? Only the biggest waste of a State Bar number doesn’t know that complaints are allegations that must be plead and proved. Or, maybe someone that is very mentally ill, but still calls themselves a lawyer wouldn’t know this, in which case how sad, but that person should really stay away from a keyboard.
Lawsuits filed against litigation lawyers by their clients’ adversaries primarily seek vengeance. ( See Richard K. Burke, “Truth in Lawyering”: An Essay on Lying and Deceit in the Practice of Law, 38 ARK. L. REV. 1, 20-21 (1984) [discussing peculiar hostility directed by lay persons toward lawyers] Lawyers, however, are absolutely immune from civil liability for statements or conduct that may have injured, offended, or otherwise damaged an opposing party during the litigation process. This protection, often referred to as the “litigation privilege,” shields a litigator regardless of malice, bad faith, or ill will of any kind. While recognizing that the terms “privilege” and “immunity” have not necessarily been accorded the same meaning, they will be used interchangeably for purposes of this article. (See Richard K. Burke, Privileges and Immunities in American Law, 31 S.D. L. REV. 1, 2 (1985) [defining privilege as a “special favor, advantage, recognition or status” and immunity as a “special exemption from all or some portion of the legal process and its judgment”]. It originated at the very beginning of English jurisprudence for the purpose of protecting the advocacy system and its participants, and it crossed the Atlantic Ocean to reach the shores of America after colonization.
Colonization. Colonization. Coloniza-freakin-zation. Any lawyer not familiar with this basic, basic concept that would seek to threaten a lawyer with harm if they filed a pleading should never, ever call themselves a lawyer. This law has been well-settled since before America existed.
Of course, Sue Basko is so batty, she is not only not familiar with the privilege, she actually seeks to bully someone from filing papers that mention her name. Talk about a histrionic unstable narcissist. Sheesh, get help, Basko. Get help. And shame on you for doing this – ultimately you have threatened my client – that is who files papers. That Basko knows not the distinction between lawyer and client is hardly surprising given the below email and this outrageous conduct.
If anyone simply googles “Sue Basko” What comes up is her “Encyclopedia Dramatica” page [ED catalogues the internet’s most bizarre citizens], the Disbar Basko campaign, another person to whom Basko sends crazy emails, an expose on how she hates mothers of autistic children, entitled “a lesson in viciousness,” the original Occupy LA post calling Basko an “unstable narcissist” (A must read!) and another series of articles about her crazy email writing entitled “Hatemail Central” (another must read). Heck, all of them are must reads. This woman, who wants to preserve her reputation ruins it with each action she takes. Unstable histrionic narcissist is unstable histrionic narcissist, I guess.
Encyclopedia Dramatica, where are you? Here is the unedited email she sent me last night (pretending that she has staff, which she does not). Be mindful, this is a real email that a real supposed-lawyer wrote. This is not meant to be a joke:
to: Jason Leiderman on behalf of Susan Basko:
On behalf of Miss Basko, I am sending you this notice of federal court filing. See also the following Cease and Desist Notice
The attached is being filed in federal court. It is a non-party declaration.
CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE.
This is a legally valid Cease and Desist Notice that requires you to leave Susan Basko alone. To Jason Leiderman from Susan Basko:
Please be on notice that each time you mention my name in a court filing or court hearing, on twitter or anywhere on the internet, or mention any of my clients, friends, or family, or have any of your clients, friends, or associates do so, or do anything that bothers or affects me or any of these people, I am reporting it to the police and to the FBI. There is quite a file going already.
Also keep in mind, the domains you have purchased and/of hold in my name, or that are held by any of your clients or associates, any pages on Bullyville or McGibneys other hate/ revenge websites, any other sites, your postings on ED and Doxbin, and all your other actions taken with regard to me or any of my clients, family, or friends – have been reported to police and FBI and will continue to be reported.
YOU have been told to cease and desist and to have no contact to, at or about me or anyone in any connection or contact with me.
Cease and desist. This is not a request. It is a legal demand and I am sending this along to the police and FBI, too. You MUST leave me alone.
— Signed : / Susan Basko/
Susan Basko, Esq. [it is an insult to lawyers everywhere for her to use that term]
California and Illinois
Update at 20:22 PM on 15 December 2014, because Basko can’t resist herself. I still am not going to stop practicing law, but I may sue this crazy lady for harassment.
Subject: Cease and Desist forwarded
From: “Susan Basko, Lawyer ”
Date: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 7:14 pm
To: Jay Leiderman
Cease and Desist
Dear Mr Leiderman,
Please be aware that the Cease and Desist notice we sent you yesterday was forwarded to Sgt [ ], the major crimes investigator in Ventura and to the FBI in several locations. Someone kindly emailed us with your immature response to the Cease and Desist and we are forwarding this to them all, too.
Cease and Desist.
Susan Basko, Esq.
California and Illinois