Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Lane Responds

David L. Lane and Ridgway Lane finally responded to lawsuits filed against him by Bridgewater I & II Homeowner's Association:




The short answer posted below denies all allegations made against him and Ridgway Lane & Associates.   Merrida Coxwell represents and Ridgway Lane in this lawsuit. The other answers filed against Bridgewater I & II (Not to be confused with Assassins I & II)  are almost the same verbatim.   Mr. Coxwell represents David L. Lane in the Bridgewater II lawsuit.






34 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's an 'Intruduction'?

Anonymous said...

This piece of shit is going to try and fight this. Wonder if he has any answer as to where these HOA's may find their money? His house was put up for sale the day all of this came to light. That seems pretty telling to me.

Anonymous said...

Good for him, make the HOA's prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. I know it is the nature of a small town to declare someone guilty and THEN have a trial!

Anonymous said...

This boiler plate defense is brought to you, and paid for, using funds pilfered from the plaintiffs.

Anonymous said...

So.....where does the “defendant” say the missing money is? Sounds Lin a lot of legal “mumble jumbo” from Mr. Coxwell!,

Anonymous said...

I thought Merrida Coxwell only defended people against evil companies that "...didn't follow The Rules of Safety...".

Anonymous said...

All the affirmative defenses are missing---

Anonymous said...


Well that's a note to take to Jesus. So this is only to the "company" and not individually?

"with prejudice at Plaintiff’s cost, and for an award of reasonable attorney fees and expenses against the Plaintiff."

Anonymous said...

So all he did was say "i deny all charges against me". This is a standard legal response that doesn't mean anything significant.

Anonymous said...

What's an 'Intruduction'?

Anonymous said...

Coxwell should terminate the employment of his typist. Coxwell was hired only because Hoppy Kirksey has left the building.

Muddy Boxwell, Esq. said...

8:16 - This is a standard $15,000 response to a charge. The defendant is obligated to deny all charges up front but is under no obligation (to you or anyone else) to speculate as to where the money is. Anybody has a right to put a house up for sale and it's entirely coincidental that the house was 'put up' when 'this came to light'. It's also possible that he bought donuts that day.

Bill Dees said...

I hope that the boards of directors of all these HOAs have D&O insurance coverage.

Anonymous said...

@8:22, that's not the burden. It is not a criminal matter... yet.

Anonymous said...

Law school 101: when you lie for your client, you are not lying. You are representing.

Anonymous said...

I imagine Coxwell has been hired to represent Lane on the criminal charges that appear to be coming soon. The civil stuff is just a sideshow, and Coxwell will do just enough work on it to avoid a default judgment and (more importantly) discovery that could hurt the criminal case. Once any criminal charge is filed, he will file a Motion to Stay the civil cases.

Anonymous said...

Note to Lane: Merrida handled Sharon Plunketts case which was a lot flimsier than yours. A lot less money too. You had over $2,000,000 entrusted to your care. Now it's gone. Not much left to discuss. You're toast.

Anonymous said...

8:46, he can and should wait to file those separately. Let the other side do the talking at this point. It's their case to prove.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make a few points: 1) the legal standard in a civil action is "more probable than not," 2) an affirmative defense should only be pled if there is a basis in law and/or fact for doing - otherwise it is a frivolous pleading, 3) x2 on the stay once criminal charges are filed, 4) asking for attorney fees in a pleading is (in most cases) tantamount to accusing the other side of professional conduct - I wish lawyers would quit doing this as a matter of course.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I didn't go to law school; I didn't even spend the night in a Holiday Inn last night. But I guess I could be a lawyer if all I have to do is be able to read, and then write "we deny ......"

Realize this is nothing but boiler plate and the judicial system requires it (otherwise, how would lawyers be able to justify their rates, or their billed hours). But at some point they should be required to at least admit the obvious --- the HOAs gave me their money to keep for them, AND ITS GONE.

Don't have to admit that you pissed it away on drugs, or gambling, or women, or whatever. But you should at least have to admit that its no longer there when it obviously is not.

Anonymous said...

Coxwell has no idea how to practice civil litigation.

This is not a serious pleading it is a place holder buying time so the feds can get all info and avoid default judgments.

Anonymous said...


There are really only two proper responses by Lane:

Response #1 - I am guilty.

Response #2 - I am innocent and deny all allegations. All monies are accounted for and I can meet you at the bank to show you that your money is in the proper accounts as I have represented on the financial statements. Every penny is there.

Since Lane refuses to issue Response #2, then I will assume his proper response is actually Response #1. If Lane denies the allegations, then he should simply show them the money. Then all these "false" allegations will go away.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he just forgot where he put the money, and it will come back to him.

Anonymous said...

KF -

Get your facts straight. Do well represents Ridgeway Lane, not David Lane or Lane the Younger. There is a difference. And for all those that think Buddy Coxwell can’t practice civil law, pray he is never opposite you in a courtroom.

Anonymous said...

So did Mr. Coxwell cite which "...Law of Safety..." was, or was not violated? Inquiring minds...

AverageJoe said...

My Cousin Vinny......what a classic! Totally appropriate clip considering the "who, me?" defense approach of all these embezzlers lately. Too bad the defendants are not 2 utes....lol

Anonymous said...

@8:16 AM - it was not put up for sale, but the lame brain local reporter doesn't know how to read a Zillow page. The original ad from when he bought it stays online, with the caveat "not for sale."

However, he did "quit claim" it to wifey.

Kingfish said...

Why don't you get your facts straight. Coxwell represents David L. Lane and Ridgway Lane. Go check the dockets in both Bridgewater cases. Malouf represents W.

Anonymous said...

If Buddy took this case for $15K he cut himself short. Considering all of the harassment like some of your posters and the press, I wouldn't take a case for less than $50K upfront retainer. Considering the time that this case will take as it will go on for years and the longer that it goes the less the opportunity for getting paid.

Macy Hanson said...

@10:25: Thank you.

Anonymous said...

@10:25 - I would NEVER accuse an attorney of professional conduct! (Meanwhile, Macy Hanson appreciates your post)

Anonymous said...

2:44--8:16 here. I am talking about daddy lanes house. It is definitely for sale currently. I found it for sale the day all of this went down. Keep up.

Anonymous said...

9:05: That was supposed to say "professional misconduct," although it's kind of funny with the typo, as you pointed out. I hope you have more confidence in your own attorney that you do in the legal profession as a whole.

-10:25

Anonymous said...

I can't help but snicker while reading all the comments by attorneys hiding behind the "anonymous" moniker on this thread, including Mr. Coxwell and his partner... on that note, suffice to say, Mr. Coxwell really needs to take a look at whomever is putting out (haha) his pleadings for him- amongst other things.. pretty poor work product, considering.

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