Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tonya Craft Drops Her Federal Lawsuit -- For Now

Yes, the word finally is official: Tonya Craft has withdrawn her lawsuit against a number of people who played a role in accusing her of false charges. However, one might notice the tiny phrase, "without prejudice," that accompanies her action.

What is going on? Some people will claim that she dropped the suit because she was afraid that court proceedings ultimately would expose her as really being a child molester. Fat chance of that being true, but the trolls and Mommie Dearest dream on.

In reality, the suit had problems, although not necessarily with the facts. First, it was hurriedly prepared and filed shortly after the "not guilty" verdict came down, and it was filed by Scott and Cary King, who had been part of the criminal defense team.

Let's be honest; neither person was ready to be filing that kind of suit, and the original filing exposed that fact. Furthermore, Tonya was not involved in that portion of her case, given that she was focused on getting back her children and getting back a bit of normalcy in her life.

Second, while I like and respect the Kings, federal suits are not their forte. These guys are good "street fighters," and I would love to have them in my corner if I needed attorneys that were willing to do battle with thugs like Chris "Facebook-Cruisemaster" Arnt and Len "The Man" Gregor. But they are not the right people for this particular case, and both men realize this fact.

Thus, I believe I can make the following prediction: Tonya Craft will be re-filing her suit, but there will be a number of changes, and one of those changes will be addition of an attorney who has more expertise in these kinds of cases. My sources (and they are quite reliable) tell me that you can bank on that happening.

In other words, Mommie Dearest and her friends do not yet need to dismiss the attorneys they have on retainer. Merry Christmas, and I do hope that those who are about to be sued again enjoy their upcoming "happy" New Year.

17 comments:

Trish said...

Very good to hear!!!! Yes, she needs the right attorney to be victorious in this case, just as she was in the trial!! Go Tonya!!!

Anonymous said...

If I were these people I would be very afraid. Tonya is always very thoughtful and deliberate in her decisions. Anyone who thinks Tonya made this decision lightly doesn't have a clue what kind of person she is. Tonya said on her radio show yesterday that she will not retreat. This is actually a very smart move on her part and once again she is ensuring what she always says about getting it right. The only two that can breathe easy is Joal and Sarah. They should thank Tonya daily! No one can make Tonya do anything she does not feel very strongly about and dropping Joal and Sarah shows what is important to her - her two children. God is good - all the time!

Anonymous said...

Catoosa County can just sit back and watch what happens to those involved in the Craft injustice over next few years. I have no doubt Tonya will not stop and there are more ways than the lawsuit (even though I KNOW Tonya will be refiling that) for Tonya to get these individuals out of office. I can't wait until some of these people come up for re-election and hear what Tonya has to say!!

Clark said...

Thanks for your input Bill! I love it!!

Trish said...

The trouble is no one usually runs against a sitting judge. They just stay in office until they decide to retire.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Tonya should move back to Catoosa County and run against Mr. House. That would be an interesting race if she had enough time to get her law degree between now and then.

Anonymous said...

The comment in the Times Free Press was that she was seeking expert advice on how to add the prosecutors who normally enjoy (abuse?) immunity. I would love to see that immunity doctrine eroded, even if its just a small bit. Arnt stepped outside of his prosecutor role and gave private legal advice to Lamb. He wrongfully arrested Echols to interfere with the defense. They withheld and fabricated evidence. Told lies, sponsored lies, mocked the jury verdict, and did everything in their power to destroy TC's constitutional rights. A single mistake happens, every lawwyer does it. But from beginning to the end and after the end, they sought to persecute TC. What she endured is the same as mental terrorism, torture in other words. In fact, now that I have typed those words, I think even a prisoner of war has greater protections against psychological torture.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! There is no doubt in my mind that she will prevail!! LOVE your blog and your wisdom!!!

Anonymous said...

Guess I didn't call this one either. She's not going to refile. If she does it will not name any of the parents. Can't be a conspiracy without unless all the players are involved. I already told you Joel is not a witness for her in a law suit. The prosecutors have immunity and there is no getting around that. Seems like she would have realized the Kings were not the attorneys for this 6 months ago.

Anonymous said...

Dear Troll,
Since you know Joal so well, why don't you try to spell his name correctly! You could spend your time more wisely by hiring a PI to catch your husband cheating on you with most of Chickamauga! Put down the medicine bottle and try living in the real world with the rest of us. You are wrong, AGAIN! Go away!

Maria

Anonymous said...

bahahahahaahah! Don't know him at all. I can just read the tea leaves well.

Anonymous said...

I think the person that is being referred to as the troll reads the headboard better than anything else.

Anonymous said...

You must be talking about Miriam (miss I am better than everyone alive & a much better christian than anyone)Miriam everyone in Chickamauga laughs at you.You fool no one but yourself.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 7:39, what are you talking about? You know nothing about the law, because you can have a conspiracy among two individuals. You can have a conspiracy with people who are not in a lawsuit (similar to unindicted co-conspirators). And we know you "told us" that Joal would not be a witness. However, you are a troll so what you "tell us" simply is not credible. You trolls are really becoming ignorant- efficient. You reveal your ignorance with fewer and fewer words each time. But all the posts are the same. Drive by comments with no basis.

William L. Anderson said...

While I doubt Miriam Boyd is posting here, still, I think the troll is someone tied to the case.

No doubt, the troll is going to tell us that Chris Arnt is preparing another indictment of Tonya, or maybe Tonya is a suspect in a bank robbery. Yeah, that's it!

Conspiracy as defined by federal law is pretty loose. I would agree that all of the players in the case did not get together in one big room in a grand council and hatch out the plot.

Nonetheless, if two or more of them planned certain things that turned out to be part of false accusations, then they are vulnerable to being sued with conspiracy.

Lookout Spy said...

Believe it or not, one does not necessarily have to be a lawyer to be a judge in many places.

Georgia is picky, however, once a judge, if you retire, your'e still a judge. And true, a sitting judge rarely has opposition due to the 7 year rule. After 7 years, they figure it's safe to let you in the club.

"Superior court judges are elected to four-year terms in nonpartisan, circuit-wide races. To qualify as a superior court judge, a candidate must be at least 30 years old, a citizen of Georgia for at least three years, and have practiced law for at least seven years. Superior court judges who have retired and taken senior status may hear cases in any circuit at the request of a local judge, an administrative judge, or the governor."

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