Archive for May, 2012

Linda McMahon vs. Chris Powell: Some Would-Be Libel Defendants Have All the Luck

Published May 31st, 2012, Uncategorized

It’s been almost a year and a half since WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt last threatened to sue me, and he has never done so with the flourish just exhibited by the company in its letter to Manchester (Connecticut) Journal Inquirer columnist Chris Powell. WWE demanded retraction of Powell’s opinion that recidivist Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s […]

Flashback: During 2010 Senate Campaign, Linda McMahon Called WWE Deaths ‘Fair Game’

Published May 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

I hope WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt and his secretary, Eileen Wargo (who appears to have been stalking me on Twitter), contact me to be an expert witness in a potential lawsuit against Chris Powell of the Manchester Journal Inquirer for labeling as “pornographic” the business undergirding Linda McMahon’s two runs for a United States Senate […]

Splash of Sex Abuse: In Olympic Year, USA Swimming Backstrokes From Accountability

Published May 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

Omaha, site of the Olympic Swimming Trials, June 25 through July 2, is a company swimming town. One of its leading corporate lights, Mutual of Omaha, is a long-time sponsor of USA Swimming – the U.S. Olympic Committee’s arm of competitive swim clubs, in which 12,000 coaches supervise 300,000 kids across the country. In anticipation […]

Reset on Future of Football

Published May 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

I continue to fall behind on commenting on various articles, in the usual range from dumb to thoughtful, discussing the future of youth football in particular. The primary reason is that I am focused on additional investigation of the USA Swimming sex abuse scandal prior to the upcoming Olympic summer. The secondary reason is that […]

‘Courts Must Toughen Sanctions Against USA Swimming’s Nose-Thumbing Tactics in Sex Abuse Litigation’ (full text)

Published May 28th, 2012, Uncategorized

[originally published 6/25/12 at] by Irvin Muchnick Yet again, a California appellate court has summarily denied an effort by USA Swimming to circumvent a judge’s order to be more forthcoming with discovery documents in a case alleging sex abuse by a club coach. Former swimmer Jancy Thompson has sued both USA Swimming and its […]