Friday, August 19, 2005

Ex-LANL worker files defamation suit

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By ANDY LENDERMAN | The New Mexican
August 19, 2005

A retired Los Alamos National Laboratory employee accused and later cleared of trying to purchase a car with lab money has sued the lab, two television-broadcast companies and others claiming defamation, breach of contract, fraud and other charges, state District Court records show.

Lillian Anaya and her husband, Mel, of Santa Fe County sued LANL, some lab workers, CBS Broadcasting Inc., the owner of Albuquerque's KRQE News 13 and Tri-City Auto Sales of Phoenix, among others, according to a civil complaint filed Wednesday.

The Anayas allege defamation, false-light invasion of privacy, breach of contract, fraud and other injuries related to an investigation and later broadcasts concerning the disputed purchase of a Ford Mustang with a lab credit card, according to the complaint and other sources. The suit seeks unspecified damages.


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Will U.C. and LANL ever understand the importance of investigating before accusing? It's time to make the accusers personally and legally responsible for defileing and slandering the reputations of the innocent to protect themselves and yes, the cover-up's that continue so the public won't find out about incompetene and corruption that may exist within those agencies. The truth about the "DX" matter must be brought to the public's attention. U.C's collaberation or lack of attention as to the opperations at LANL may have terminated there many years of opperating the laboratory. Is that why the cover-up's continue?
The only way they will learn is that folks like Lillian have the courage to stand up and expose the entire these stories of deliberated slander and defamation of character. Sue the bastards and name names.
How do I get on the jury?
I still can't believe it. It's just too incredible that a professional buyer can cold-call a car sales outfit and not know from the first second when they answer the phone "xyz car sales" that they are not a laboratory supply company?

It's so outlandish, it's hard to believe anyone believes the story.

Pretty bold to sue. The outcome if it went to trial would be really interesting, but I suspect most defendants will settle, paying her gobs of cash to go away, when in fact it looks a whole lot like extortion money.

This would be rewarding at best unprofessional, sloppy, clueless work performance, and at worst, crimial fraud artfully dodged.
Anonymous : 8/19/2005 08:56:06 PM has an interesting point of view here. From what I know, the buyers are busy and seldom get particularly knowledgeable about vendors unless the procurement exceeds $100K. This was a routine procurement; a repeat of previous procurements. So, I can see it happening.

Anyway, where is the Mustang?

The requestor was questioned during the investigation and corroborated the lady's story.

Is this a stealth post from Gary Stradling?
I think that the 8/19/2005 08:56:06 PM comment was a stealth post from Admiral Butthead.
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