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  • SHADOWS FROM THE PAST… – 2

    Posted on October 9th, 2014 Becky 8 comments

    UNPROFESSIONAL
    INTIMIDATION!

         On October 5th, I published a portion of a letter I received from a lawyer regarding a post I published in July of 2009 concerning the Michael Roseboro murder trial and the comments under it (click here).  My response, emailed to the three parties indicated today, is below.
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    October 9. 2014

    Via Email:  jbenion@postschell.com

    Jason G. Benion
    Post & Schell
    17 North Second Street
    12th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA  17101-1601

    Re:  LIPNews.com
            File # 119789

    Dear Mr. Benion:

    This is in response to your letter dated September 24, 2014 (I am also sending this response to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Post & Schell and to your General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer):

    1.  The statute of limitations on libel/slander/defamation in Pennsylvania is one year.

    2.  Therefore, your letter has no legal basis and is unprofessional and a blatant attempt to intimidate.

    3.  The fact that you just “recently became aware” of these comments does not extend the statute of limitations and totally contradicts your further statement that “These comments are defamatory and cause substantial harm to Mr. Bean’s reputation.”

    4.  What I find most deeply disturbing is your request for IP addresses and “any other identifying information” on the commenters themselves.  Obviously I am not releasing that information nor would I under any circumstances ever, except for a court order, provide that information to anyone.

    5.  I request that you, your President and your Corporate Compliance Officer each respond to my question which is:  What would you do with that information? If you learned the actual identity of the commenters from five years ago, what purpose would that serve you and your firm?  What, beyond harassment, would you possibly do with the information?

    I am astonished by the lack of professionalism and intimidation in your letter.  I am requesting an apology and an immediate response to my question posed in #5.

    Thank you,

    Becky Holzinger
    Editor, LIPNews.com

    cc:  Brian M. Peters
           President & Chief Executive Officer
           Via Email: bperters@postschell.com

    cc:  Andrew W. Allison
           General Council and Chief Compliance Officer
           Via Email: aallison@postschell.com

     

    8 responses to “SHADOWS FROM THE PAST… – 2”

    1. Is Roseboro initiating an appeal?? Is Angie trying to supplement her income?? This guy is going back through information for some reason This is absurd.

    2. I have no idea what is going on – but something surely is. The lawyer represents Kevin Bean:

      http://www2.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=87728

    3. Who is Kevin Bean and what is his involvement in the Roseboro affair??

    4. oops. Just read the article. OMG, I must ignore my vivid imagination.

    5. Checkmate.

      I love it.

    6. Angie is now back to being the sweet bucolic Lancaster County family values wife. I wonder if Mikey ever thinks about the sex they had, or the visits, the phone calls or letters he never gets from Angie as he’s bent over?

    7. I read the attached article. It reads as if he has damaged his own reputation. There must be something that doesn’t meet the eye.

    8. Think the last paragraph of the article is the most shocking and intriguing.