IPE Update: Run Over By An Internet Semi Update

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Small In Plain English update for the James Romine V James Stanton case (Digital Homicide V Jim Sterling). Following the recent motion to dismiss the case, James Romine has filed his own motion to dismiss the dismissal. To put it bluntly, and to utilize a logical argument that will make much more sense in the next paragraph or two, the case has jumped on the crazy train and left logic bleeding on the highway of justice about two hundred miles back.

First case of interest, in order to prove that Jim Sterling does business in Arizona, James Romine actually purchased a t-shirt from the Jimquisition website and had it shipped to his address. The newly introduced evidence includes a receipt and a photo of the “Jim Fucking Sterling Son” t-shirt ordered from the website. Romine takes a moment of the court’s time to note that his brother coined that term. Romine also notes that he has been subscribed to Sterling’s Patreon for three months now.

In what appears to be a case of lacking awareness, Romine is now invoking the case of Ventura V Kyle as precedent for defamation in cases where the defendant was not in the same state as the trial. Ventura V Kyle is described as “a case with no winners,” where Jesse Ventura sued Navy Seal Chris Kyle after the latter claimed to have punched Ventura in a bar. Ventura’s reputation was severely damaged after he continued the lawsuit against Kyle’s estate after Chris Kyle was fatally shot at a gun range in Texas in 2013, the events adapted into the film American Sniper.

Don’t worry, it gets stranger. Romine goes on to compare the case as being “precisely the same” as being run over by a series of cars. I’m going to attach the full paragraph because paraphrasing wouldn’t do the full quote justice.

“It is precisely the same as being hit with a car in Arizona by an out of state resident passing through. In this case, The Defendant’s ‘car’ is actually an Internet semi with a camera attached to display the show of The Plaintiff being run over to The Defendant’s subscribers and then is followed by a thousand more cars following The Defendant’s lead.”

To sum where the case is up to this point: James Romine filed a motion to amend his complaint, which Sterling responded to with a motion to dismiss said amendment as pointless because the defense believes it can have the case thrown out before it goes to court primarily on the grounds of lacking jurisdiction and that his comments were a matter of opinion. Romine filed to have the dismissal dismissed, making claims that Arizona’s district court does indeed have the jurisdiction and that Sterling’s comments are a matter of fact.

Get it? Got it? Good. More on the story as it develops.

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  • Chimera

    LDR the romine brothers are fucking insane.

  • Anonymouse

    Sorry for being a pedant, but it’s Romine not Romaine. I appreciate the IPE coverage of this ridiculousness, just had a heck of a time finding it because of the misspelling.

    • Connor

      This is embarrassing, and probably also what happens when a job in produce has you saying “Romaine” about a hundred times in an eight hour work day. Not an excuse.

      Thank you for pointing this out, the spell-correcting shock collar I wear around my neck while writing has been adjusted accordingly, as have all of the articles on this subject.

      • Jake Thomas Shaw

        Be careful, or he’ll sue ya over your amended article fixing the mistake.

        “Just step right in line here sir, for the people entering DigiHom’s Litigation Ring…”

  • Dinglebat Fingledang

    I’m amazed the judge is taking any of this seriously. Hopefully Romine does something to be held in contempt of court before he continues to waste people’s time and money.

    EDIT: The white font on the grey background makes comments really difficult to read, by the way.

    • Matrim

      The forms must be observed, ridiculous or no. I just really hope that when the case finally does implode that Jim is able to collect legal fees from them.

  • Bob

    “…and that Sterling’s comments are a matter of fact.” – So he admits that his games are crap and are full of asset flips?