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Address Unknown. Or is it?
In the Wone case and upcoming trial, relationships matter and in turn, so do living arrangements. In their interrogatory responses filed earlier, none of the three gave their current addresses.
They claimed they may do so when a protective order is entered or confidentiality agreement struck that will keep the “information from third party disclosure.” Since then, we’ve been trying to piece together a map of where they all may be residing. We thought we had a handle on it.
Joe Price, seen either canoodling or snogging at Union Station earlier this summer, is widely assumed to be driving the strategy for the case, and we believe he’s staying either in or very close to DC to keep a tight rein on the attorneys.
Zaborsky on the other hand, we’ve no clue but our gut says he’s still in DC. Ward proved to be more challenging to pinpoint, for us and perhaps the Court as well. In the plaintiff’s amended complaint filed earlier this month, it stated Ward “…is believed to be a resident and citizen of Florida, residing at 550 NE 94th Street, Miami Shores.”
It appears the Court had something important to send him: A notice of his trial date. But Ward never received it. Why?
Who knows if or where a breakdown occurred. The DC Court database’s most recent entry shows that the notice never got to Ward. Did they send it to the right address in the first place?
10/19/2010 Notice for: Jury Trial Issued on: September 10, 2010 Notice Mailed to: Dylan Ward Address: 550 NE 9th Street Miami, FL 33138
Notice Returned to Court on: 10/19/2010 Reason: Unable to Forward
We showed him on 94th Street not 9th Street. Maybe it was a typo when the letter was sent or a bad entry on the database. Who knows. The information chain is only as strong as its weakest link and in this jurisdiction, we’ve lost count of the number of suspect links.
In criminal proceedings, like the one the three defendants went through since October, 2008, Superior Court’s Pretrial Services keeps tabs on defendants and monitors their travel if they are placed under any restrictions. We know of no such office in the Civil Division.
In any event, this notice, sent on September 10, may have been superceded by subsequent ones since the trial date kept shifting, and if another one was sent, perhaps the Court used 94th Street this time. They may also want to check that interrogatory, the State of Washington notary stamp jumped off the page when we saw it.
In the long run, we’re not worried about Ward missing his trial date; we keep track of it right here: It’s still set for October 17, 2011, 362 days away. That should give the DC Courts just enough time to locate him.