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  • SImplyAmy September 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I think the next birthday cards she sends should have clippings about Zahra Baker, Caylee Anthony and Riley Ann Sawyers!

    • LAS_Admin September 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Amy, I'm still trying to digest this one–on so many levels. These Miner kids, and their father, have drank their own kool-aid–how else could someone look at the alleged transgressions of Kimberly Garrity and even begin to construe it as extreme or outrageous parenting? It sadly makes a mockery out of all the legitimate child abuse claims–that many times unfortunately are not brought to the court's attention until it is way too late.

  • Anne September 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Perhaps Kimberly Garrity should start a charity fund to collect some cash for her defense; I'm sure many reasonable people would be happy to help her pay to defend herself against these moronic children ( and her ex-husband).

    • LAS_Admin September 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Anne, Well, I have to believe she definitely has public opinion on her side and that there are probably folks–even in this economy–who'd be willing to help her out a bit. It's insane–and the lawsuit should've been thrown out a long time ago. It's also sad–I realize that Kimberly Garrity may not have been a perfect mom (what mom is?) but the fact that her children felt the need to go to court over it–for a pittance in damages–$50k?? Seriously–from that alone you know it was all about making a point; Anyway–the fact that they couldn't just accept that their relationship with their mom was not what they thought it should be and move on–that they had to have some sort of validation through the court system–is immature at best and irresponsible at worst. Freud would've had a field day with these two (and let's not forget dad)–terrific live case studies of an overblown id.

  • NewsGirl October 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    This does NOT surprise me a bit. Steven Miner II was the attorney for my husbands ex-wife. The ex-wife decided to follow a married man and his family to Florida, while she left four small children ages 3-7 behind in Illinois with their father. A few years later, the married man that the ex wife followed ended the relationship with her. The ex-wife ended up moving near her parents in Illinois, realized how happy her ex and children were now.. and came after them with a vengeance.
    The ex-wife and Steven Miner filed many petitions against my husband… with most everything being fabricated, fictitious or false. (she hired a lawyer before Steven to do this, but after a few short months and he saw the proof that the allegations were false, he removed himself as her lawyer and sued her). The ex-wife and Steven knew from the beginning they would not win, but their victory is different from yours and mine. They were playing COURTROOM TERRORISM. They just put out as many claims as possible to confuse the situation and then sat back and enjoyed the ride. The ex even started messing with the children when she started visiting again to try to get them to NOT want to visit her, so she could blame that on my husband. My husband paid lawyers heavily and court costs for 4 years until finally the final court hearing approached and he could prove every single thing was just her way of terrorizing him and his family. Right before the final hearing the ex and Steven dropped the filings. The next day, she filed bankruptcy on all court costs and all the lawyers she had used up over the years including.. Steven Miner. The catch is… Steve Miner is the attorney that filed and conducted her Bankruptcy for her!!! HOW DO THE COURTS KEEP LETTING THIS HAPPEN!!! It's now been 8 years and we are still paying loans we had to get to cover the lawyers. The quality of life of the children went down drastically, since soooo much of our income went (and is still going) to pay for the courtroom terrorism that the state of Illinois allowed. No one can convince me the rest of the nation has this kind of court system that would allow people to take other people to court for the most idiotic reasons ever. They wouldn't let it go on for 2-4+ years. Also, they really can say anything and then drop the case right before the final court hearing.. then they never have to prove what they originally stated is true. Very sick and heartbroken over what the kids have been through all of these years with her games.

  • SueAnn January 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This to the author of the the above and to all that posted…..It is public knowledge and I insist that the author and all that posted read the WHOLE complaint instead of picking just what they wanted to comment on. There were years and years of abuse both physical and mental. Years of therapy for both Katy and
    Steven to help to deal with the abuse. So to Author you should take your own advice and do YOUR homework….Read the Whole complaint oh and you should be very ashamed of yourself to do a comparison with the terrible story of what happened to poor Lisa. There are all kinds of abuse and all victim's should be respected.

    • LAS_Admin January 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Hi SueAnn, Thank you so much for your insight into the world of abuse and victims’ rights–truly appreciate it. Here’s the complaint (http://www.state.il.us/court/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2011/1stDistrict/July/1103023_R23.pdf), which of course we did read initially, and gee, if I’m reading correctly, as was done initially, here’s what it says: “Dismissal of suit for failure to state a cause·ofaction was affirmed. since plaintiffs failed to

      allege conduct that was so extrem.e and outrageous «as to go beyond all poss~ble bounds of

      decency” under the standard articulated in Public Finance Corporation v. Davis, 66- Ill. 2d 85, 90

      (1976), and the Restatement (Second) of Torts §46 (1965).”

      Now, no one questions that the Miner children perceived themselves to be abused. The issue was whether it warranted filing a lawsuit and heading to court. Yes, there is a wide spectrum of what is considered abuse–but unless it is “extreme and outrageous” as per above, then were there really grounds for a lawsuit? And why, if there were claims of horrible abuse were the plaintiffs unable to present their argument more effectively? There dad’s a lawyer for heaven’s sake–he should have known well enough how things would go down. Given that these children are now adults and can kiss their mother good riddance as they seem to have chosen to do, hopefully they and everyone involved in their case–particularly now that it’s been dismissed–can move on.

    • Geordie April 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      I have read the whole complaint, yet still find the Miner children to be ungrateful little cuss's, their father a horrible example of what a parent should be, and all three delusional if they truly believe what they've said in their complaint constitutes abuse .

      This whole case is just another example of the Narcissism that is running rampant in this generation, 20-30 years old, which believes any attempt to apply discipline to their lives is abuse.

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