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A brief history of the Coverdale case –
Is Coverdale’s vengeance in a simple contract case a misuse of our Courts?

Virginia Coverdale sued in Thurston County Superior Court
Photo by Scott Roberts/Freedom Foundation in the Nisqually Valley News.

Has defendant Coverdale thumbed her nose at the Courts to postpone paying her debts?
Coverdale keeps appealing her case as a defendant and filing her own lawsuits, which places her over $700,000 owed in the Court-imposed fees plus interest in postponement. A letter-writer to The Olympian responded to Coverdale’s story several years ago that while having no affinity to JZ Knight and RSE, Coverdale would lose, for putting aside the emotional and political noise, this was a simple case of a contract violation, and that she was already in arrears at $225,000 at that time and was recommended to cease this then.
That writer WAS correct.

Editor’s Note:
Interesting that the Nisqually Valley News (NVN) has reported for over three years in front-page headlines the case of JZK, Inc. vs. Coverdale, yet the decision this week by the Washington Appeals Court was relegated to obscurity on page A-8 today, while the newspaper boldly headlines with inaccuracies an Archdiocese of Seattle letter about area-resident Dr. Miceal Ledwith, previously covered here.

November 1, 2012: JZK, Inc. v. Virginia Coverdale, et al filed in Thurston County Superior Court
Coverdale accused of violating two signed Conditions of Participation contracts in disseminating propriety school property: videos and materials.

December 8, 2012, former Nisqually Valley News Publisher/Editor Keven Graves said in his Op-Ed:
“JZ Knight lawsuit is a story we will keep covering”

January 22, 2016: “Coverdale Loses Appeal Against JZ Knight’s Company” is buried on page A-8:
That Graves’ successor buried this story today in favor of a salacious headline story filled with inaccuracies, is also a travesty. The NVN would not have too difficult a time to quote JZ Knight from her own website in the ruling on this case.

Coverdale was joined by many with political and/or emotional motives.
This lists those entangled in her case who also lost in the Courts or settled with JZK, Inc.:

including and not limited to the Freedom Foundation, Glen Morgan, David McCarthy, Enlighten Me Free, Melissa Genson, Pastor Jeff Adams, Coverdale’s former Olympia attorney Shawn Newman, former Yelm attorney Breckan Scott, former co-counsel and Washington Bar Association president Anthony Gipe, and now high-profile, current Seattle attorney Stephen Pidgeon.

These NVN headlines clearly demonstrate this case’s process in the various Courts:
November 9, 2012
Whistle-blower or a woman scorned?
Channeler wins order to halt video postings

November 14, 2012
Judge says ex Ramtha student signed binding contract

November 16, 2012
Judge: Ex-Ramtha student agreed to not distribute vids

November 30, 2012
Ex-Ramtha student fights back against RSE claims

December 7, 2012
JZK subpoenas conservative think tank

February 11, 2013
Subpoenas fly in RSE v. Coverdale case

February 22, 2013
Coverdale’s counterclaims dismissed

March 15, 2013
RSE case: Pastor [Jeff Adams] told to testify
[Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary] Tabor also ordered Adams to pay $500 in attorney’s fees.
[Yelm Pastor and NVN religious columnist involves himself in Coverdale case.]

Paramount Christian Church Pastor Jeff Adams reviews a subpoena from JZK, Inc.’s lawyers.
Photo by Steven Wyble, Nisqually Valley News, Feb. 11, 2013.

March 29, 2013
RSE YouTube video case continues
Digital rights to Facebook accounts are the focus of upcoming [Coverdale case] hearing

May 17, 2013
Judge rules in RSE lawsuit
David McCarthy dismissed from Coverdale action

June 21, 2013
Coverdale requests court throw out JZK contract

June 21, 2013
JZK lawsuit: Judge throws out all but three of Coverdale’s claims

June 23, 2013
Judge rules in favor of JZK, Inc. in JZ Knight YouTube video case

June 27, 2013
Witness [Melissa Genson] can’t testify as expert in JZK case

July 13, 2013
Coverdale asks judge to reconsider ruling

July 26, 2013
Virginia Coverdale ordered to pay JZK, Inc. $600K

August 23, 2013
Former RSE student appeals JZK, Inc. ruling
Washington Bar Association president [Anthony Gipe] joins as co-counsel for Coverdale

September 5, 2013
Judge: JZK, Inc. Entitled to Info on Ex-Student’s Property

November 27, 2013
Coverdale in Contempt for Selling Car

January 2, 2014
JZK, Inc. Says Imprisonment an Option for Coverdale
Court Had Already Ordered Coverdale to Pay JZK, Inc. $600,000 in Attorney’s Fees, Costs

February 28, 2014
Supreme Court Grants Temporary Stay for Coverdale
Ruling in JZK, Inc. Lawsuit Delays Sending Coverdale to Jail

May 23, 2014
JZK, Inc. and McCarthy Settle New Zealand Lawsuit
[David McCarthy agreed to a permanent restraining order to stop releasing video recordings of information and techniques taught at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment.]

May 30, 2014
Coverdale Now Suing JZ Knight

June 5, 2014
Battle Between JZK and Coverdale Heat Up

July 17, 2014
Supreme Court Sends Coverdale’s Appeal to Appellate Court in JZK Case

August 8, 2014
Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Coverdale’s Appeal, Denies Stay of Enforcement

October 30, 2014
Former RSE Student Coverdale Sues JZ Knight

December 24, 2014
Coverdale’s Lawsuit Against Knight Moves Forward

February 20, 2015
Coverdale Asks Judge to Reconsider Court Fees Award

February 26, 2015
Judge Denies Coverdale’s Motion for Reconsideration

May 8, 2015
Freedom Foundation and JZK, Inc. Settle Lawsuit
[Freedom Foundation approached JZK, Inc. about a settlement, and the company agreed.]

June 12, 2015
Supreme Court’s Ruling Negates Judgment Against Coverdale
A Washington State Supreme Court ruling is saving ex-Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment student Virginia Coverdale about $36,000
[on accrued Court imposed judgements plus interest of over $700,000].

July 9, 2015
Coverdale Retains New Attorney in Lawsuit Against JZ Knight

January 21, 2016
Coverdale Loses Appeal Against JZ Knight’s Company

January 22, 2016
The Olympian published this in their print edition.
Appeals court upholds most of Ramtha channeler JZ Knight’s legal win

– UPDATE: January 28, 2016
“Coverdale Drops Lawsuits Against JZ Knight, JZK, Inc.; Doesn’t Have Enough Money to Keep Fighting”
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