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Hard as it is to imagine, the Pigs to Rigs lawsuit brought by Cabot Oil and Gas against Ray Kemble continues bring forth ever more lunacy from fractivists.
Act V in the “Pig to Rigs” lawsuit regarding pig farm suer Charlie Speer’s attempt to grab a new plaintiff in already settled Ray Kemble, is shaping up. It will happen on February 4 at 8:45 AM in the Susquehanna County Courthouse in Montrose, Pennsylvania. I reported on Act IV back in May of last year. It was an utter debacle, complete with a failed attempt by Kemble’s new lawyer to withdraw from the case after a stuoid frack trick by his client and judicial use of Forest Gump’s “stupid is as stupid does” line. It was so bad as to be unbelievable, unless you were there to see and hear the whole thing. Act V, it appears, may be even more bizarre, if one takes Bill Huston at his word.
Yes, that Bill Huston, who, together with Craig Stevens and Ray Kemble, tried that boneheaded frack trick without ever telling Kemble attorney Rich Raiders what they were doing. That was enough to cause Raiders to petition the court for permission to withdraw from the case. The judge, though, wasn’t about to let Kemble do another “I can’t find an attorney” dog and pony show. He cajoled/ordered Raiders to stay involved, but it appears things have gone from bad to worse.
By that I mean that, according to Huston, Raiders is again asking to withdraw:
“Oh, and Ray’s attorney Rich Raiders has botched this case badly. Do you watch the Ring of Fire segment, where they talked about the “opportunity of Discovery” upon Cabot Oil and Gas? Well Rich Raiders hasn’t made ONE SINGLE discovery request upon Cabot! he has also divulged confidential, privileged info to Cabot’s atty multiple times, even placed a confedential email from Ray ON TO THE RECORD! and now WANTS OUT.”
The whole post has to be read to be believed, but it appears Raiders is so frustrated with his pigs to rigs client that he is asking for a second time to be released from having to represent Ray Kemble. Not only that, but it seems Kemble must have put something in writing that’s so bad Raiders feels compelled to file it as evidence of the inability to deal with his client.
Then, of course, there is the news that Bill Huston apparently uses propane. There is, too, the “Ring of Fire” video where trial lawyer Mike Papantonio, who regularly appears on RT (Russia Today) as “America’s Lawyer,” does a short rant on the pigs to rigs lawsuit suggesting more discovery. Oddly enough, though, it is Kemble’s friends who are fighting discovery with every breath. They’ve filed motions to quash discovery subpoenas, in fact, which are the subject of the February 4 hearing. Here’s what I wrote last month about that, which is worth repeating:
Not only were Kemble and Speer. subpoenaed, but Craig Stevens, Bill Huston and a woman named Julanne Skinner were also summoned. Skinner was on the Montrose Borough Council in 2013 when she apparently failed to disclose she was working for Charlie Speer who was then representing Craig Stevens in a lawsuit against the Borough. See what I mean by all the rustling in the bushes. It’s been going on a very long time.
Stevens, of course, has a long history of working with Charlie Speer and his local attorneys, Fellerman and Ciarimboli. He and Bill Huston also have very close relationships with Ray Kemble. Stevens, in fact, was given power of attorney by Ray Kemble in a public document witnessed by Bill Huston. Yes, Craig Stevens is Ray Kemble, legally speaking, which explains why Cabot wants all their depositions; to find out what’s rustling in the bushes and why.
What in the world are these folks so determined to avoid being questioned about? We have an attorney apparently begging to get out. We have a frantic Bill Huston who seemed (from his directions where to mail communications) to be living at Ray Kemble’s house although Bill also says he stills lives in New York. We have several actors in an on-going drama fighting to say they know nothing and shouldn’t be questioned. It certainly looks like Cabot attorneys are getting awfully close to the truth about something. I can’t wait to read whatever it is Rich Raiders filed with the court and be there on February 4th in Montrose. There’s something rotten in Dimock and it’s not in the water.