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Halburn files lawsuit

Post by Dave Harman » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:26 am

He's representing himself, of course.
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CHARLESTON – The publisher of PutnamLIVE.com is suing the Putnam County Health Department, alleging it defamed him and had him unlawfully arrested.

Lolita Kirk was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Mark Vance Halburn is the publisher of the news website PutnamLIVE.com and a journalist whose principal place of business is in Dunbar, according to a complaint filed Aug. 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Halburn claims on March 18, he filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Putnam County Health Department’s former administrator Joel M. McKinney for the purpose of reviewing financial documents dating back to January 2010.

McKinney responded with the request that Halburn make an appointment to review the records and Halburn made an appointment for April 2, according to the suit.

Halburn claims his appointment was confirmed on the morning of April 2. However, when he appeared at the office, he was arrested for trespassing and McKinney refused to allow him his legal opportunity to review and copy financial documents, the suit says.

PCHD subsequently refused to allow Halburn to review the requested financial documents and has made no effort to furnish the documents, according to the suit.

Halburn claims by arresting him and concocting a story about him allegedly interfering with a government agency, PCHD violated his civil rights, including malicious prosecution, character assassination, defamation of character, slander, libel, false imprisonment, interfering with his business as a journalist and intentional affliction of emotional distress.

Halburn is seeking for the court to declare that the defendants’ refusal to disclose the records he requested is unlawful; grant injunctive relief, enjoining the defendants from fully and properly improperly withheld; grant a permanent injunction requiring the defendants to undergo training for better understanding of West Virginia Code; and $10 billion in punitive damages and $2,000 for attorney fees incurred to fight the criminal charges. He is representing himself.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

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Re: Halburn files lawsuit

Post by amayo » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:44 pm

Halburn--the gift that keeps on giving. :roll:

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Re: Halburn files lawsuit

Post by weaver » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:45 pm

Mark Vance Halburn is the publisher of the news website PutnamLIVE.com and a journalist whose principal place of business is in Dunbar, according to a complaint ...
According to everyone other than himself, however, he's a ... (fill in the blank, and it's not "journalist").

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Re: Halburn files lawsuit

Post by Lester » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:40 am

(un?)Fortunately, he's made such a bat-sh*t crazy name for himself, they'll be able to set him up like this for YEARS and no one will believe him.

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Re: Halburn files lawsuit

Post by Dave Harman » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:07 am

You'll be sorry you weren't nicer to him once he collects that "$10 billion in punitive damages".

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Re: Halburn files lawsuit

Post by genlock » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:40 pm

He showed up at family court (somebody else's hearing) with a camera.
And got this:

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"Everyone Should be aware that you're just a screen grab away from infamy."

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Re: Halburn files lawsuit

Post by Dave Harman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:00 am

I'm somewhat confused. How can a Putnam county family court judge enter an order pertaining to Kanawha county family court?

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Re: Halburn files lawsuit

Post by Dave Harman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:21 am

This whole thing is odd. If you google Family Court Judge Mike Kelly it appears he is a Kanawha County family court judge, not Putnam. So is the heading wrong? It is a Kanawha County case? Has this order been altered by someone? Or is he hearing this Putnam County case due to a conflict of interest? If you google Putnam County Family Law Judge, that family law judge was suspended and there's a temporary person serving in that position. So it's possible that she had a conflict and Kelly is over this case and having hearings in Kanawha County ... although that would be unusual I would think.

Everything involving Halburn is like a puzzle that one retrieved from a burned house.

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