"You know, you're trying to relitigate something that has passed, gone, finished."
Judge Eileen Bransten to CRTV counsel Jeffrey Mitchell of Browne George Ross
New York Supreme Court, September 13th 2018
UPDATE! On Sunday December 2nd 2018 Cary Katz's CRTV network ceased to exist. They've now "merged" with Glenn Beck's The Blaze to become part of Blaze TV. So far Katz's second largest shareholder seems to be enjoying it about as well as you might expect, and about as much as the audience. Three of Mark Levin's CRTV colleagues have instantly departed. CRTV, LLC is likewise defunct.
So two years after CRTV sued me for ten million dollars and a year after they lost, comprehensively, we're still here and they're not. As to what that means for the suits below, for CRTV below please insert "Blaze Media". Don't know what I ever did to Glenn Beck. We've always had very cordial relations, and he helped make America Alone and "A Marshmallow World" bestsellers. But times change...
In February 2017, Cary Katz and CRTV fired me, canceled my TV show, and sued me for $10 million. They lost, comprehensively - that's to say, on every single one of their claims.
At which point they decided to double-down on their lawlessness and mendacity and refused to be bound by the judge's award of damages. Within days of CRTV's defeat going public ("Conservative Pundit Wins $4M From Network That Fired Him"), they then re-sued me, this time for a combined $20 million. So, for the benefit of the many lawyers among our readership who purport to be interested in this kind of thing, here's a handy guide to vexatious litigant Katz's tedious and unavailing cases against me (we'll update as more are added):
1) Here's Judge Gordon's original award, which came up before the New York Supreme Court. In this case, I'm the petitioner, in that I'm suing to get the deadbeats CRTV to pay up. In September CRTV attempted to do an end-run round Judge Gordon's decision with a last-minute request for an "amended" judgment that Cary Katz had beat the rap. In New York Judge Bransten called their maneuver "ridiculous" (page 12). Under the sclerotic processes of the New York courts, it took nine months between filing the petition and entry of judgment. But here, very belatedly, is the actual judgment - which is now going to appeal.
2) Here's Cary Katz's self-suing bollocks in the Clark County Court, Nevada, where Katz's left buttock is suing Katz's right buttock into pseudo-insolvency as a fraud upon the Court in order to evade Judge Gordon's decision. And here's my motion to intervene, which made me the plaintiff-in-intervention, and the collusive Katz and CRTV the defendants-in-intervention. Mysteriously, Katz "settled" with CRTV the day after our intervention (if only all their suits were so easily disposed of), so there was nothing to intervene in. However, Judge Johnson was under no illusion about these phonies:
'In so concluding, this Court appreciates the position taken by MR. STEYN, MARK STEYN ENTERPRISES (US), INC. and OAK HILL MEDIA, INC. the lawsuit filed by MR. KATZ against CRTV LLC, a limited liability compa├▒y of which he owns the majority of units, is a sham and, in essence, results in a fraudulent conveyance.'
Understandably they'd like to keep much of this bogus self-suing stunt sealed from public view, but Judge Johnson is having none of it, and has ruled that merely avoiding a litigant's "embarrassment, incrimination, or exposure to further litigation" is no reason to conceal evidence. Preach it, sister.
3) Here's Katz's personal defamation suit for $15 million, originally in Nevada District Court but which we had removed to federal court. In this case, I'm the defendant, so here's my reply to Katz, written in the rather tedious call-and-response format. Nonetheless, connoisseurs may enjoy certain paragraphs along the way, including 21-23. Bottom line:
'Defendants admit that they have made true, non-defamatory statements that correctly describe Plaintiff Katz as "deadbeat," "scofflaw," "dishonorable," "criminal"...'
Oh, and he's also an extortionist, since he's told me he's filing these new suits in order to extort my agreement to taking a lower amount of damages than Judge Gordon ordered.
4) Katz's fourth suit is CRTV's return to the American Arbitration Association to sue me second time around for breach of contract, for $5 million. In this case, the pathetic loser is reduced to complaining that by selecting "Oh, Happy Day" and "We Are the Champions" as recent Songs of the Week I'm somehow getting at him. So, as you'll have deduced, this case, like all his cases, is going nowhere. On September 24th, the Arbitrator threw out (or "precluded" in legalese) 39 per cent of CRTV's "statements at issue", on the grounds that they had been decided (against CRTV) in the previous suit. And he hasn't even got to "Oh, Happy Day", "We Are the Champions" and "Same Old Song and Dance" (an obscure Sinatra single, the citation of which the buffoon Katz claims defames him), all of which are in the remaining 61 per cent (Statement 33 on). But we like the way this second Final Award is looking so far. As the Arbitrator has ruled: "Since this order is a final disposition of the issue the preclusion of First Period claims, it shall be incorporated by reference into a Final Award at an appropriate juncture in this matter." So with 39 per cent of the match played we are so far the champions, yet again.
So I'm the petitioner, the defendant, the respondent, and the plaintiff-in-intervention. That's not quite a full set: I've never been a counter-claimant-in-intervention, but give it another week or two...
In addition, Katz and his latest sock-puppet entity "Galaxy Media" (which operates out of the same offices as CRTV and shares the same "manager", Elizabeth Wood) have filed multiple fraudulent UCC claims against CRTV in jurisdictions from Virginia to California (see page 14 here).
Any further suits by frivolous litigant Katz and/or his various shell entities will be posted here. As I've stated, if and when we see a dime from CRTV (and believe me I'm not holding my breath), it is my intention to donate whatever's left after legal costs to Hillsdale College and the Gatestone Institute. Let's hope Katz and CRTV stop their legal terrorism so that there's something left for these honorable institutions.
PS I enjoyed this from Jeff in the comments:
But the Katz came back the very next day
The Katz came back, they knew he was a grifter
But the Katz came back, he was just going to sue away!
Definitive version of that song here.