From a letter dated October 22, 2007, the court responded to a letter that Stu deGues sent to the judge. "Please be advised that it is inappropriate for a party to contact the Court directly. All further contact with the Court should be handled through the parties' legal counsel. Thank you, Fred L. Borchard." No kidding!
So, Stu defaulted. He was getting a bit antsy about his money. I'm sure there may have been some prompting for this letter from the plaintiff.. the letter?
To: The Honorable Judge Fred Borchard:
I am here today to present my views on, and opposition to, the latest motion to stay the sale of the family cottage.
My family and I are exasperated by the continuation of frivolous motions, intentional delays, and mounting legal and property tax costs.
We are asking that the property be sold immediately and proceeds be distributed immediately".
Stu goes on to list all the reasons why everything should be wrapped up, ending with, "IT IS TIME TO SETTLE THIS MATTER, AND MOVE ON."
"Finally, I would be remiss on behalf of my family if I did not personally comment on reason number four of the opposition's most recent motion to stay proceedings: "The defendants will suffer irreparable harm if the subject property is conveyed to plaintiff pending appeal."
"My family will never again visit Lakeside Camp. The actions, comments and innuendo made by the opposition have embarrased my family, and they can no longer face years' old friends. Please bring this matter to a close." signed, Stuart deGeus. No shit.
So, he defaults but somehow thinks he can just write a letter to the judge and tell him to move this forward. Duh. What a chump.
Meanwhile, the plaintiff is requesting that mother post a $75,000 bond. What??? Their arguement, if this goes to appeal, harm could come to the cottage. Really??? What else is up their sleeve??? What a mess.