I'm not going to rehash every detail, because most know or those that don't it is easy to find on this board and others. However, the other side only made one offer of judgment, and that was right before trial.
It was for 2,500.00 and even CBOJ could not argue it was a settlement that even came close to my costs at the time the offer was made. There were plenty of offers made, but there was never a true good faith offer of judgement ever made. They made a sham offer right before trial, knowing there was no way I could accept, just so something like what we are now talking about could possibly happen.
Even as over the top I can be (usually intentional), I'm not going to be calling my shot in SCOTUS. However, in the context of any case being looked at by SCOTUS being a huge long shot, I'm not throwing up the complete white flag just yet. Just to be clear, just getting SCOTUS to hear your case has long odds, very long odds, so any posted lesson on how hard it is to get SCOTUS review will be wasted, because I already know and I 100% agree.
This is truly not over. No, I'm not going to be posting live updates on the journey to SCOTUS; because we all know the process and the "entertainment" value has run its course, even I agree.
All I'm going to say is, I have more fight in this dog. Do not be surprised if you see CBOJ having to defend its so called offer of judgement and CBOJ's position of who forced a trial or not. There is a mechanism in place for both parties to make good faith offers of judgement and only one party acted in bad faith, where it counts, per the rules of procedure.
Will CBOJ ever seen a dime of money, of course not. Anybody that knows me, knows that was never going to happen and this was not about me trying to get an award reversed because I was worried about how in the world I would pay a judgment.
It should also be very clear, and I said it over and over and over again, in essence, "do not try this at home." Yes, I went way out there and yes I wanted to show CBOJ and their owner and head of the Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies as law-breaking FDCPA violators. I posted over and over that I knew the risks and accepted those risks.
However, if anybody really needs to be told to not go so extreme, I'll say it, don't go so extreme; unless you are like me and do it with "eyes wide open."
I still have over two months before my writ is due in SCOTUS. I'll post it when do, as I did all pleadings throughout this case, and then I will sit back and see if I bought the lucky lottery ticket.
I am continuing the fight and pushed the gas peddle even harder; it is just what I do. Lots of cases that appeared to have no shot in the SCOTUS are now precedent. It can happen, and if anybody can pull it off, it is me; because I never stop fighting and I will never back down. As long as the odds are 1 and (insert any number here) I will fight!!