Westminster, MD (SCN) – Today, at a show cause hearing, Judge Hecker expressed frustration from the bench with the actions of Bill Schmalfeldt, a defiant disabled man, and his failure to appear saying, “.. it raises concerns that directly impact the integrity and dignity of the Court.”
Yesterday, Schmalfeldt responded with a manifesto that he was not going to appear at a Show Cause hearing in a defiant podcast, even though there were a lot of technical failures, similar to Schmalfeldt’s life.
Schmalfeldt took the ridiculous step in defying a legal order of the court claiming destitution and inability to travel for a show cause hearing, despite having weeks to prepare. Instead, Schmalfeldt wasted the opportunity by trying to make internet podcasts about poop, but often disappointing his three listeners with dead air.
Judge Hecker, not wasting any time, ordered another Show Cause hearing that will take place during the trial scheduled in August. Legal experts were quick to comment.
“His defiance was not seen as a good thing. He now risks everything.”
Another expert stated, “The defendant thinks he is protected, but a large judgment will be extremely problematic.” Schmalfeldt has gone to great lengths to state unequivocally that he is judgment proof. Schmalfeldt’s legal acumen has been a source of hilarity for many years.
Schmalfeldt has filed eight lawsuits in the past few years, all of them being dismissed for technical reasons, despite his self described legal expertise as “Better than Hoge!” John Hoge’s case, which Schmalfeldt is a defendant, has made it past all the legal points and is heading to trial. Both Schmalfeldt and Hoge are pro-se, with Schmalfeldt rated as “Dreaded”.
One observer noted, “He might have avoided jail. Now, he can’t avoid judgment. Tick Tock.”