Perry Mason Style Hearing Set For February 22nd.
For those of you new to The Teller, Mustang Ranch Brothel Owner, TRIC Broker and Executive, Blockchains Marketing and Government Relations Manager and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman is suing Sam Toll, Editor of The Teller for defamation per se.
The background of the case can be read here, here, here, here, and here.
During a deposition in May, Mr. Toll refused to disclose sources The purpose of this hearing is to determine if Sam Toll is a journalist, and if The Teller is a modern version of a newspaper or periodical. The hearing was cancelled in December due to Gilman’s attorney’s personal matters. The hearing will begin at 8:00 am at the Storey County Courthouse.
Mr. Toll’s attorneys will examine Mr. Toll’s expert witnesses and Mr. Gilman’s attorney will cross examine them. It is unlikely that Mr. Toll will testify. He is not required to, but he might.
Mr. Gilman’s expert witnesses have been disqualified, so this will be a one sided affair.
We Need Your Help
Most people recognize the purpose of this lawsuit is to shut The Teller up and bleed Mr. Toll’s wallet. While it has failed to shut him up, it has bled his wallet. He has spent over $8,000 in court fees and related printing costs. Nearly $3,000 of the money spent was generously donated by readers and supporters of The Teller.
Mr. Toll has to pay to print the exhibits filed for this hearing. Toll supplied twenty articles from The Teller to support his claim of journalistic acumen. Mr. Gilman submitted over 100 artlcles from The Teller most of which support Mr. Toll’s assertion that he is indeed a journalist. Printing these 100 articles pushed the page count of the exhibits to over 1100 pages. As a result, the print bill is over $500 for this hearing.
The Teller is once again asking for your help in paying for these exhibits. If you want to help, feel free to donate what you can. If you can’t donate, please tell a friend about the hearing and bring them to it. It should be both interesting and informative.
Sam Toll, 2/5
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Sam DNA Dehne