Mark Steyn wins CRTV Arbitration. Next stop Michael Mann.

Mark Steyn reports that he won his arbitration with CRTV. The arbitrator’s decision was made 2/21/18, but confirmed by a court judge 4/19/18.

I note a few points from the decision:

$2.7 million  in damages plus interest and $1 million in attorney fees for Steyn, his co-defendant/co-counterclaimant Mark Steyn Enterprises (MSE), and his co-counterclaimant Oak Hill Media (CRTV sued Steyn and Steyn-owned MSE, but Steyn, MSE, and his part-owned company Oak Hill Media counterclaimed against both CRTV and its principal Cary Katz).

The decision describes Steyn as a bit of a diva. P. 9, penultimate para.

The decision states: “having spent a great deal of money defending a libel suit, Steyn needed money.” P. 2, 5th para. Here’s hoping Steyn ultimately sends a hockey stick upstream through Mann’s alimentary canal.

Both parties blame Rikki Ratliff for the delays in getting the Steyn show up and running. P. 6, 5th para. through p. 7., 2nd para. She was recommended by Steyn and hired by CRTV and continues to work at CRTV.

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12 thoughts on “Mark Steyn wins CRTV Arbitration. Next stop Michael Mann.”

  1. ctlaw:
    Both parties blame Rikki Ratliff

    For Heavens’ sake! With one glance a person can tell that this Ratliff is not to be trusted. Why do people not consult me before making big decisions like this?

    Thanks, ctlaw. Yes, the Mannemesis is a lovely shiny goal perhaps now visible on the horizon of imagination.

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  2. jzdro:

    ctlaw:
    Both parties blame Rikki Ratliff

    For Heavens’ sake! With one glance a person can tell that this Ratliff is not to be trusted. Why do people not consult me before making big decisions like this?

    Thanks, ctlaw. Yes, the Mannemesis is a lovely shiny goal perhaps now visible on the horizon of imagination.

    You need to set up a jzdro judgment line.

    I have the same feeling at times. You hear someone puts their trust in someone and you take one look at them and go, “Who could ever trust that person? They reek of iffy.”

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  3. A side benefit of being locked out by CRTV is that Steyn does not have to commute into now-gun-grabbing VT.

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  4. This was good news. Now the courts need to make CRTV pay up which they have so far refused to do. That Mann case needs to be wrapped up, too. That’s been drug on forever through judicial incompetence and an effort to bleed Steyn dry.

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  5. Doctor Bass Monkey:
    This was good news. Now the courts need to make CRTV pay up which they have so far refused to do. That Mann case needs to be wrapped up, too. That’s been drug on forever through judicial incompetence and an effort to bleed Steyn dry.

    How about Steyn doing a regular show with Frank Soto, Minky? Soto and Steyn? No, not quite right. Hmm. 😉

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  6. Steyn’s latest updates:

    https://www.steynonline.com/9513/steyn-wins-again

    https://www.steynonline.com/8714/katz-crtv-vs-steyn-a-cut-outnkeep-guide

    Where we stand:

    The NY appellate court just reinstated Steyn’s award of attorney fees in the underlying case’s counterclaim by Steyn.

    Styen just prevailed in an arbitration for defamation-ish claims against him by CRTV/Blaze Media. So they owe him a little more in attorney fees.

    Separately, in May, 2018, Katz sued Steyn in Nevada state court for defamation. It appears an amended complaint was filed but and then removed to the federal court by Steyn. https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/8035333/katz-v-steyn/

    Steyn unsuccessfully tried to block Katz’s removal of assets from CRTV. The court said Steyn could instead sue for fraudulent conveyance. I do not know when the statute of limitations runs on that.

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