Friday, August 11, 2017

Attorney fires back at ex-River Hills teaching pros

The Fight in the Hills - River Hills Racquet Club that is- opened on another front.  Courtney and Todd Middleton sued Tom Ostenson in Hinds County Circuit Court  in April after the couple was fired from their tennis pro jobs at the club.  They accused him of using manipulating the board into firing them and made several salacious allegations in their lawsuit.  However, Mr. Ostenson loaded up a double-barrel shotgun and fired a counterclaim for $1.5 million at the Middletons this week.*   Needless to say, the counterclaim tells a story that is completely different from the one told in the Middleton's lawsuit.  This website posted the accusations made by the Middletons so it is only fair to post Mr. Ostenson's response as well as his charges.  Start reading at #7 in the counterclaim posted below.

Ms. Middleton was formerly Courtney Chapman and a well-known tennis star at Ole Miss.  She is a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame.  Mr. Middleton played at Wimbledon several times in doubles tournaments.  They began working at River Hills in 2011 until their recent termination.

Attorney Louis Watson, Jr. represents the Middletons. The case is assigned to Judge Winston Kidd.  Mr. Ostenson is represented by Walter Wilson.  Mr. Ostenson is attempting to seal the case. 

Earlier posts
Ex-River Hills tennis pros sue over firing
Defendant seals lawsuit, tries to blame JJ.

*Note to readers: That sentence was a rhetorical device. 


Anonymous said...

Cases like these are the reason in takes months and months (sometimes years) before legitimate cases can be heard. This is a definition of first world problems. Shameful

Anonymous said...

Hug me!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so stupid. These people are all adults?

Anonymous said...

Oh good Lord,these people are acting like absolute fools! What an embarrassment they're making of themselves & River Hills!

Bill Dees said...

That counterclaim is a huge number of paragraphs saying nothing of relevance. What a waste of paper (or electronic filing).

Anonymous said...

Damn, I'd want this record sealed, too, if I were him.

Not for any legitimate privacy reason, but just because it's such a stereotypical country club sissy slap fight.

Anonymous said...

"A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client."

Anonymous said...

I was born and raised in FNEJ. I now live in FNEJ. I am a member of the CCJ. I know some whores at CCJ( referring to prior salacious rumors) but not any that literally charge for it. I did not go to school at UM. I drive German cars, not white domestic suv's. I don't have private grammar school stickers or school vanity plates on anything. My wife doesn't have bleached blond hair or plastic tits.
That said, I have never heard of any of the parties. So, can't be much to all this, but I do not like the Ostenson people anyway after reading the pleadings.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of losers.

Anonymous said...

Well written, much better than the Middleton's.

Check The Melons.. said...

11:17 - That's what SHE told YOU. You haven't seen or felt them in years. Don't bet the ranch on your claim.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile these Christians sit around and gawk while humans suffer.....about 1 mile away.

This country is lost.

Anonymous said...

This is obviously results of some (Want-To-Be) "important" person on a board, that makes him feel "important" tantrum for being called out for his childish actions. If Ostenson was my attorney and putting 300 hours into to this crazy childish drama, I would find another attorney immediately. How embarrassing! When you think your actions have not consequences, someone will always show you differently. Ostenson needs to stand up to his demands that the Middleton's be fired and own it. $1.5 millions!!!!????? hahaha! What a joke this family have proven to be.

On a good note for KF, you got some good publicity! They could have just referred to this website and it would have been better!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! Poor Defendent/Counter-Plantiff had to resign his membership in RHRC due to his embarrasment from this mess. How absolutely terrible.

I would be embarrassed too if I had to go to the manager, or the board, because my son-in-law, or even my daughter, was having a tiff with someone else. It appears that his kids are grown people, why not let them fight their own battles? And why do you have to go to the employer and expect them to do your retaliation for you? Grow some Defendant/Counter-Plantiff.

Its funny enough but when he starts to claim his 300 hours of time this has cost him it gets almost as good as that mess up north. No contact between the Asst Coach and the rags retailer, except for over 900 cell phone calls in just a few months. Problem there was, those multiple calls a day were documented. Bet Mr. Defendant/Counter-Plantiff will have a hard time documenting his 300 hours of billable time lost due to this crap.

Give him a hug and call it even. Then maybe we can play a set this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Another hard hitting quality news story brought to you by KF.

Anonymous said...

All parties here should be sentenced to a Walk of Atonement during the St. Paddy's Day Parade with the drunks lining the streets throwing various objects at them.

Anonymous said...

There is a solution to all of this, now that this has come to Flowood. Maybe a few sessions here would resolve the issue.

Time to move along said...

Mr Ostenson should be embarrassed. I've never heard of him, but perhaps he should sue himself for ruining his own reputation

Anonymous said...

Ignorance is bliss. It is hard to stay up to date on current events and still like people.

kirby said...

Pardon my intrusion as I am not a regular blogger on JJ and I know that this is an old blog, old news. But I have just spent the last hour or so reading and studying the comments from April, July and August 2017 on this tragedy. I understand that people like to throw rocks at others that they do not know and think that they can get away with ANONYMOUS comments that insult and slander people without consequence. But the fact of the matter is that you don't know the Ostensons otherwise you would have guarded your comments more closely. I do know them and their family. They are good people. My family is not a rich NEJ family nor are the Ostensons. It is shameful that they have been grouped in such company as this because it does not reflect their character at all. Tom is a simple attorney and Ginger is a housewife. His kids are making a living just like the rest of us and over a troubling event, that should have been a private matter, the wolves have come out to attack. You should all be entirely ashamed of yourselves.

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