Two lawsuit were filed against King County Superior Court Judges recently, citing gross misconduct and numerous Constitutional rights violations. Both lawsuits were filed in Snohomish County Superior Court.
KCSC Presiding Judge Susan Craighead is named in both actions as is KCSC Judge Palmer Robinson, Lori-Kay Smith, Elizabeth Berns are named in only one of the actions.
Hupy v. Craighead and Robinson SCSC 15-2-03020-3
3-23-15 Complaint 15-2-03020-3 filed
3-23-15 Summons 15-2-03020-3 filed
Haggerty v. Craighead, Robinson, Smith, and Berns SCSC case 15-2-03021-1
3-23-15 Complaint 15-2-03021-1
3-23-15 Summons 15-2-03021-1
3-26-15 LKS Zaike Signed LTR
Both case are being defended by the King County Prosecutors Office Deputy John Zeldenrust.
Zeldenrust has yet to respond to the complaint but did reach an agreement to engage in limited discovery prior to-
2015-04-27 DISC KC’s First Discovery Requests to Hupy
Also a recent set of Public Records were provided by the KCPAO which shine some light on additional misconduct-
KCPOA PRR Exemption Log 05-8-15 (CODED)
PRR Release 05-08-15
In response to the unlawful exemptions and to notice the KCPAO of Witness Tampering the following was sent-
5-08-15 Email to Zeldenrust
A challenge to the PDR exemptions was also lodged with the Prosecutors Office-
5-08-15 PDR PRR Exemption Challenge
The KCPAO (King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office) has quickly responded to the challenged unlawful claimed redaction’s to the May 8, 2015 PRA responsive documents.
5-12-15 Revised PRR KCPAO Email
Exemption Log 05-12-15 Re-Release(CODED)
Judge Susan Craighead has taken the step to prejudice and characterize the pending legal action-
From: Craighead, Susan
To: Berns, Elizabeth; Robinson, Palmer; Smith, Lori-Kay
Cc: Kuffel, Thomas; Eldred, David; Sherfey, Paul
Subject: FW: Service Haggerty v. KCSC Judges
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:09:09 PM
One of the less-than-happy duties of the Presiding Judge is to inform judges when they have been sued. Today your
names (and mine) came up. Apparently Christopher Hupy is suing judges again.
. If you have not been sued before as a judge, let me just explain that the PAO represents us and
generally the process is not particularly painful as most lawsuits by disgruntled litigants or public-records requesters
get resolved by a motion to dismiss.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, a
More to follow in the days ahead in these cases.