160-0 Watchtower Response
Document Filed: October 20th, 2022
Document Title: DEFENDANT WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC.’S RESPONSE BRIEF IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO COMPEL DEPOSITIONS
In this document, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York responds to the Plaintiff’s Motion, document #153 and document #154, the Brief supporting the motion to compel testimony.
This motion comes in the wake of financial fines and sanctions against Watchtower’s chief counsel, Philip Brumley after Brumley submitted two affidavits early in this case in which he argued that Watch Tower Pennsylvania should not be a defendant. Brumley’s statements triggered a legal battle that was sustained over a 17-month period and resulted in court-ordered sanctions. The plaintiffs have submitted their fees and expenses in an amount exceeding $190,000. Judge Watters will issue her ruling on the final amount of penalties following Watch Tower’s upcoming reply to the financial affidavits issued by the Plaintiff’s law firm.
Document 160-1 Declaration of Allen Shuster
Document 160-2 Declaration of Gary Breaux
Document 160-3 Declaration of Gene Smalley