Friday, April 4, 2014

LET'S ADOPT GLOBAL Lawsuit DISMISSED Against Majority Of Defendants

For years Let's Adopt Global president Ivan Jiminez Chacon and Treasurer Raciel Fernendez of Southbridge, Massachusetts issued the threats. Their detractors would be sued and silenced. We all waited & kept telling them to put their money (donors money) where their mouth was. Finally last April, they launched what they considered to be a "landmark" lawsuit, naming 38 defendants in seven countries. They did their best to promote the lawsuit on social media, publicly posting the named participants and their home addresses online (against court procedures), and stating several of the "defendants" had criminal records.

Why do I use the term defendants in parentheses? It's simple. Of the 38 named "defendants", less than one third were actually served paperwork. You read that correctly. Let's Adopt Global simply named as many individuals as they could to strike fear into the detractors, hoping they would stop telling the truth about the organization. The people stood for what is right, and refused to be bullied.

Today, the Superior Court of Worcester Massachusetts dismissed the case against those defendants that Let's Adopt Global did not serve. We were not surprised, as we maintain the organization never even attempted to serve individuals outside the United States. Those individuals, contrary to Let's Adopt Global's lies were never being sued, as a case was never pursued against them.

Even up to yesterday a website was created to inform people that myself, Gord Macey of The Toronto Pet Daily, was being sued. On the website is a number for the court in Massachusetts where one can call to determine that I am being sued. I thank the website for posting the number, as had it not I wouldn't have called the court, resulting in a lengthy conversation with the clerk and a quick dismissal. Thank you to whomever created that website. It directly caused a phone call that resulted in a dismissal in one day.

As I write this some other individuals (those Let's Adopt Global actually pursued) are still actively involved in a case on jurisdiction. The next scheduled date is at the end of May. Those of us who were never involved in this frivilous lawsuit to begin with? We wish them the best of luck and hope a judge will echo today's decision to dismiss.Let's Adopt Global has the right to appeal the dismissal (the clerk said it's unlikely it would be granted), and I expect them to do just that. In the meantime, I'll still be wondering where on earth they are getting the funds to continue with this charade. I for one hope it's not coming from the pockets of good natured people donating funds that should go toward animal care.

UPDATE April 22

As expected, Let's Adopt Global put forth a motion that was filed this morning, to vacate the dismissals of the 22 other named parties in the lawsuit. This comes as no surprise, but what is extremely troubling is that since April 4, when the dismissal went through, Let's Adopt Global has hidden the fact from its donors. One year ago the organization sent out a mass email to solicit YOUR money since they apparently had no money to launch such a case. Now one year later, they still refuse to be transparent to donors. As a donor it is your right to know if money you are giving is being put to good use as pertains to this lawsuit. It is also your right to know any ruling on the order to vacate the dismissal. I will update as soon as there is any new information, though you shouldn't need to be hearing any such updates from me. I'm not the one using your money for legal fees.

UPDATE May 3

The judge in the case has indeed vacated the decision to dismiss the motion on 22 individuals, and has given Let's Adopt Global until May 27 to try to serve the remaining named parties, yours truly included. Legally Massachusetts gives the party bringing the motion to court 90 days to do so. In this case, Let's Adopt Global was given the 90 days, then 180, then 270, then 360, and now it has been over a year. I'm sure if that doesn't work they will apply for another extension. In that year, less than one third of the named parties were served. Now they are trying one last ditch effort to save face. As always, I will update you all on a case that Let's Adopt Global should transparently be doing so to its donors.

This case has been brought about by the Let's Adopt Global Board Of Directors :

Diana Rumenova Zhivkova, Sofia, Bulgaria
Daniela Beier, Bad Nauhem, Germany
Carolina Fajar, Tangerang, Banten Indonesia
Jill Gerew, Spenceport, New York
Sabine Nowack, Sankt Ingbert, Germany
Isabel Carvalho, Lelystad, Netherlands
Andrea Rosebrock, Piscataway, New Jersey
Maria Nikolaeva Kutreva-Williamson, Bulgaria
Cansu Ozge Ozmen Pushkin, Tekirdag, Turkey
Yasemin Muller Balikci, Meerbusch
Ivan Jimenez Chacon, Lleida, Spain
Raciel Fernandez, Southbridge Massachusetts
Patricia Gonzalves, Southbridge Massachusetts 

**Public information republished via Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley

This case is estimated to have cost all involved parties over $50 000 thus far, AND IT HASN'T EVEN GONE TO TRIAL YET!!! I'm sure by then it will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but as is your right as an animal advocate, keep donating to whoever you see fit. What would I do with $50 000? I would spend it on saving the lives of as many animals as I possibly could. Let's Adopt Global amassed that number in donations and used it to save one. The dog died.

Update May 3

Last year Ivan Jimenez Chacon pursued a civil case in Spain against reputable animal rescuer Cristina Munoz Garcia, who published her horror story of dealing with Let's Adopt Global. The organization's claim? You guessed it, defamation, the exact thing they are trying to prove in their current case. The result of the case? Cristina and the two other individuals taken to court were found innocent of defamation. Basically it comes down to Ivan Jimenez Chacon not being able to handle criticism. Congratulations to Cristina and the other individuals who were subject to such a ridiculous procedure.

Meanwhile while we wait for the current case to work its way through the court system, Let's Adopt Global states they are using their lawyers against one woman in Germany. Let's not forget the legal bills they previously racked up to pursue a woman in Canada a short time ago. They have not updated. Vexatious litigation much? When funds are solicited to help with Let's Adopt Global's current case, are potential donors notified the last time the organization attempted civil litigation it didn't go their way?

As you were, donate where you see fit.



17 comments:

  1. Let's adopt global and their crew are nothing short of angels,the people who are lying in the above said letter are mad because they were not allowed to adopt because they do not have safe homes or have abused animals in the past,adopting a dog putting it in dogs fights or abusing them,we need more people like those who work for let's adopt global and as far as lawsuits and Ivan (Viktor) is concerned ,those take tons of time and money to see through and if he had brought any against people it was for a good reason,and his time I'm sure is better spent helping animals that people just toss away that are injured and sick,check out his videos and see how many animals and people he has brought together.And as far as I am concerned we need more people like him in the world,not some bunch of douche bags lime you guys trying to doing for animals a bad name,you people are just a bunch of heartless compassion less ,chunks of flesh who lack empathy and are only concerned for you own existence ,you might want to take a better look at where your gona end up when your fresh rots off your bones ,far as I'm concerned it can't be soon enough for me for the world to be rid of useless pieces of bags of bones like you all.hope karma bits you in the ass.or your next dog!

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  2. Cynthia, I congratulate you for offering the only pro LAG comment on this site. I just delete them as the dwindling supporters usually call me a douche bag or hope I die soon. These angels you speak of are the same who call others "retards", tell a woman to prostitute herself, threaten to "meet you soon", publicly insult peoples' sexuality, appearance, or even handicap. They tried to start a rumour I run a human/animal sex operation in my city.

    I think it will be some time before these angels earn their wings. BTW my next dog? Gonna name him Karma. How weird is that?

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  3. Any dwindling support LAG may have is gonna be reduced to a few fanatics by the time these court battles end. Let them keep a few. We don't need to defend the truth. It will defend itself & those who still stand with the remains of Let's Adopt Global will be shunned by real animal lovers who will not protect those who exploit suffering & dying pets for money. Let LAG plead their innocence & beg for money. Their time is ending & they know it.

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  4. Lol yeah they said I was part of that animal sex ring, all the way from Scotland. Also that I sexually abuse my kids, that I was neglecting them and needed to be reported. The list goes on. Let's Adopt Global are disgraceful, despicable, arrogant, bullies who exploit sick, injured or dying pets, in the most dramatic way, for donation money. They will get what they deserve. They are not above the law.

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  5. Cynthia I am sorry you are so naive that you believe these people to be angels. It is sad that they have managed to scam their way into people's good graces in the manner they have done. Not one single person they dragged into this SLAPP suit of theirs has ever to my knowledge harmed an animal or been refused an adoptive animal by any legitimate rescue agency. No reputable rescue agency worth their salt would ever beg for public donations to fund a frivolous lawsuit, as this one has done. Wake up and smell the coffee hon LAG is not legit and they are slowly being proven as such.

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  6. To be honest...I have read a lot of your stuff over time and all of your assumptions and accusations have various things in common. they are all based on various informal logical fallacies...mainly consisting of:

    "Arguments from Ignorance" (appeal to ignorance, argumentum ad ignorantiam) – assuming that a claim is true because it has not been or cannot be proven false, or vice versa,

    "Begging the question" (petitio principii) – providing what is essentially the conclusion of the argument as a premise, "fallacy of composition",

    "Circular cause and consecuence" – where the consequence of the phenomenon is claimed to be its root cause,

    "Fallacy of many questions" - (complex question, fallacy of presupposition, loaded question, plurium interrogationum)
    – someone asks a question that presupposes something that has not been proven or accepted by all the people involved. This fallacy is often used rhetorically, so that the question limits direct replies to those that serve the questioner's agenda.,

    "Kettle logic" - using multiple inconsistent arguments to defend a position.

    and a number of "Red Herring Fallacies" > Poisoning the Well (look it up) and "Faulty Generalizations" mainly like:

    "Cherry picking" - (suppressed evidence, incomplete evidence) – act of pointing at individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position.

    There is more but the post would become to lenghty.
    I still have to read a single piece from you who shows "probable cause" and it not based on one of the mentioned fallacys and other than you I know Ivan personally, know his own dogs, his brother, the vets he is mainly dealing with, who are very passionate guys btw, the place where many LAG doggies stay until adopted ( I have two puppys with them right now) and well...there you go.

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  7. You should probably learn to spell properly and use proper grammar. Especially if you are going to come to someone's website and insult them. No one is going to take you seriously with this laughable post.

    "douche bags lime you guys" - A douche bag full of limes? A limey douche bag?

    "where your gona end up when your fresh rots off your bones" - ..where YOU'RE GONNA end up when your FLESH rots off your bones

    "hope karma bits you in the ass" - ...hope karma BITES you in the ass.


    Well, you're spelling karma sure has bitten you in the ass. EDUCATE YOURSELF if you are going to come here spouting off your ridiculousness!

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  8. I have no idea what your talking about ,I've seen nothing but good from lets adopt global

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  9. What are you a grammar natzi big deal for type o's still doesn't change the fact animal abusers suck ,and anyone who helps save abused and tortured animals is ace in my book

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  10. Reading. It's not for everyone.

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  11. Baaah baah baah......oh sorry I thought you spoke sheep Cynthia. Should I check your fridge for koolaid too?

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  12. Updating with and about facts is one thing, using the tone of voice I notice here that has defamation, gossip and ill-mannered intention all over it is another! And from what I have gathered following all of this, the lawsuit is anything but "one last ditch effort to save face." The words of the author of this blog. This lawsuit is not about saving face. It's about putting an end to the continuous defamation and harassment.

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  13. Evidence posted on the internet is not harassment. It's evidence. Pure & simple. At the end of the day, everything claimed against Let's Adopt Global is backed up by evidence. The public will make their own minds up & act accordingly.
    If Let's Adopt Global loose donations & support because of their actions and the actions of their fanatical supporters, then it's their own fault. Nobody to blame but themselves.
    Real rescues would never waste so much money on slapp suits like these. Look at PETA, for example. You don't see them blowing tens of thousands in a bid to silence people. They get on with what they do and ignore it. Unfortunately for Let's Adopt Global, their ego's won't allow that. How many pets could they be saving with those tens of thousands spent in legal fee's?
    Nice to know their ego's come before desperately sick & injured animals. As an animal lover, what would you choose? No, you don't need to answer that. It was a rhetorical question.

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  14. Funny you should mention that reading thing. Just because you string a bunch of words and phrases together that doesn't automatically make them facts. Sad thing is that anyone today with a little extra time on their hands becomes a "Blogger" and decides they are experts on any given subject. The one thing I have learned over my years of Education is that the more I learn, the less I admit that I know, because inevitably someone really does know more than I do. What I do know however is that there are a select group of people who expend way too much energy trying to convince the majority of us who believe that LAG is not perfect, but they do a lot more in a week than most "animal lovers" do in a lifetime. So I will take a screen cap of my post since it will probably be deleted, as I use spell check so you can't attack my spelling or grammar, and since I don't believe in your facts, I must be "uneducated" or mentally ill to praise LAG for their efforts to make the Non-humans of this world a little better off!

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  15. "douche bag full of limes?"
    "A limey douche bag?"

    I'm up for that if there is some TEQUILA in it somewhere

    I heard enema's were also a very effective way to get medicine into the bloodstream quickly. Oh my bad, not everyone considers PATRON medicine but they should. Hell, I'm already planning for the future. When I'm a senior in some nursing home I want my dietary drink like Ensure to be TEQUILA flavored. I want a daily IV with it. The world would be a much better place if more people would grab a lime and suck it. Don't you think too?

    I can not wait for all this shit to be over. There are clueless MOFO's on both sides of this debate. CUM ON AUGUST 27th. The FINAL COUNTDOWN! Less then 2 weeks. TICK TOCK TICK TOCK

    I can barely fucking breath having to have kept quiet for so long.

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  16. what is the latest status on the lawsuit ?

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