Fundraiser for WeatherNJ Legal Fees
My Facebook page has been used as a platform for public safety and a fun place to talk about weather as well as bettering my community through charitable causes. So I want to apologize for bringing this matter to you. However, I was recently served with a civil lawsuit by Weatherboy Weather. Under the Federal District Court of New Jersey, Weatherboy Weather is seeking damages in excess of $150,000 for defamation.
As my attempts to resolve this matter privately were unsuccessful, it looks as though I will have to defend myself in court. I'd like to be able to say that I can afford this on my own. After financial hardships resulting from a major relocation and my wife being sick, I simply cannot.
The greatest thing about everything I've worked so hard to create and achieve is you, the followers, and that’s why I am reaching out. If each of my followers contributed even a small amount, I would have enough to fund at least a retainer. These kind of defenses can end up costing over $50,000. A donation to this campaign and a share on social media will help protect me and my family as well as the Weather NJ organization.
All funds collected will go towards this lawsuit. Any remaining money will be donated to a charity chosen by you.
I appreciate any donations that can help keep Weather NJ alive. I thank you for your time and, as always, be safe.
As many of you know, in 2015 Weatherboy Weather sued me in Federal Court alleging defamation and violations of the Federal Lanham Act. I am pleased to report that the lawsuit has been thrown out of court. On May 31, 2019, the Court granted my motion for summary judgment on all counts. The Judge has issued a lengthy written opinion explaining his decision, but for now that opinion is under seal, so I cannot share it with you. The Judge has indicated that he may unseal the decision in the near future.
Simply put, this is a complete victory on all counts.
As you may recall, I also filed a counterclaim against the Weatherboy because he sued me. The Judge has not made any decision on my counterclaim yet.
I appreciate all of the support I have received from my loyal followers—particularly those of you that donated to my litigation fund when the lawsuit was first filed. All of you helped shed a bright light on the lives of my wife and I as we expect our baby girl’s arrival this August. I also want to thank my attorneys Anthony Argiropoulos and Tom Kane of the firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. for all of their hard work, knowledge, and legal talent. I am honored to have such amazing and awesome people in my life. Thanks again and as always, be safe! JC
For those that are wondering why JC is looking for help. Weather BOY made numerous snarky comments at JC. After awhile JC pointed out a few of Weather boy's errors, also pointed out that weather boy drops nasty comments but then hides under different names. Blah blah blah.....weather boy didn't like being called out so he filed suit against JC for defamation of character in the amount of 150k!!!! If everyone who benefited from any of NJ Weather postings/warnings/info etc makes a one time donation of $5, it will really help cover his legal fees. JC has always been here for us 100%, lets help him out!!!!
I need to know more about the suit before I am willing to commit funds Can you elaborate please
Congratulations JC.! Sorry you had to endure this BS. All the best wishes for you and your family as you breathe easier and can go forward with your passion for weather.
WOO-HOO !!! So glad for you and your family!!! Hey are all your followers having a baby shower for your new arrival. If they are you may never have to buy that little girl anything!!!
so glad you got the money you needed..we can't let anybody hurt you JC!!!
Curious to know if you updated the result of this Gofundme and and the legal proceedings brought against you?
you have helped us tremendously..wth???
My heart breaks that this is happening to you. Of all people, YOU have always been here for us here in New Jersey. You have never steered us wrong..and 'if' you did, it was not like you had control over the weather, but you kept us informed of the why's and why nots! Read these comments...there are a few Lawyers who are willing to stand for you where we are unable as a community that follows you. The best I can do is pray. I know this man that is seeking damages has defamed your name multiple times, yet how he can blame you is beyond me. I'm sure God has your back in this. May you and your wife get through this as warriors as you have helped us. Thank you and Don't Give Up! Loyally yours, Tammy
So sorry to hear of this frivolous suit that wastes yourr time and money. Have you asked for a "pro bono" lawyer possibly amongst your followers? Good luck and keep up the great work!
This is ridiculous. Sorry it is happening. I have been following you since I lived in Florida and my family was threatened by Sandy. I have since moved back to NJ and will continue to follow your forecasts. Hope all goes well with this!
This is ridiculous. Sorry it is happening. I have been following you since I was living in Florida and my family was threatened by Sandy. I've since moved back to NJ and will continue to follow your forecasts. Hope this ends well for you!
Good luck JC. I snow plow in the winter in Toms River and before every storm I make sure I read your post. Hopefully everything works out for you and your family. Thanks again.
WOW your almost there JC. Bet you Weatherbaby couldn't get this kind of love from his followers. I made my donation already. I know everything will work out fine for you. Keep your head up ;o)