On Monday, April 13, Judge Reilly officially entered in the $60,000 judgement against both John Hoff and his blog, The Adventures of Johnny Northside. Last month, a jury ruled against Hoff after a week-long trial when they decided that while John did not lie when he wrote Jerry Moore was involved in a deal where mortgage fraud was involved (see note below), he was guilty of interfering with the contract (job) that led to Moore's firing. While Hoff and company have been doing their best to make the public think the results of the case is a violation of the first amendment, the judgement of $60,000 against him is for the role he played in the firing (Hoff gloated on the stand by claiming partial credit for getting Moore fired).
Now that the judgement has been entered in by the judge, Jerry Moore is free to pursue collections against Hoff until the $60,000 is paid. Everyone who knows anything about John Hoff knows that it will be a cold day in Hell before Hoff actually PAYS the judgement (Hoff also has an active judgement against him by the City of Appleton, MN for over $3,200) OR accepts responsibility for it. He will fight this (in public and with as much help from the media as possible) until there are no more courts to appeal to OR he fails to file an appeal because, he can't afford the fees.
John once told me in an email after I told him I would not hesitate to sue him if he continued on with his tirades of Libel against me that,
"It has been tried before and frankly, its boring."
I have to assume that this is anything but boring to Johnny Northside aka The Attention Whore as he can't get enough of the 15-minutes of fame it has brought him. Oh yeah... After the verdict was handed down, John claimed on his blog that he was getting bombarded by the media with interview requests and he was merely trying to keep up with them all. Over a month has passed and it seems those requests were either in John's imagination OR anyone who approached John for comments realized just how big of a nut John Hoff really is.
Note: While John has been ranting non-stop that he did not lie about Jerry Moore being involved in a deal where mortgage fraud was involved... He is also not telling the entire story (sleazy journalists are known for things like that). Jerry Moore was a consultant to the seller in that transaction and neither the seller nor Moore was even charged in the case. The two people who were charged and convicted were both on the buyers side but, because Moore's name was involved in the transaction he has done his best to make him guilty in the eyes of the public with using guilt by association. How ironic when you consider how many people John has been involved with in his lifetime who were shady people, heavy drug addicts (most notable being Abbie Hoffman) and criminals.