"I expose a Ponzi scheme, I've turned over and worked with the FBI to find all kinds of hidden money, I'm probably single-handedly responsible for the Hoffmans being indicted,"
- John O. Murrin
This Court has first-hand knowledge of the Murrins’ litigation strategy, which the Court earlier observed “resembles nothing so much as peine forte et dure — a method of torture by which heavier and heavier weights are placed on the chest of a defendant until the defendant either confesses or suffocates.” Docket No. 337 at 2. Perhaps never in the history of this District has more paper been filed by a litigant to less effect. By way of example, the Court points out that the docket in this case contains over four hundred entries despite the fact that this action has barely progressed past the pleading stage. The Murrins have proven to be singularly incapable of following the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and singularly incapable of following the directions of this Court.
"Ultimately, far too much of his asserted right to root around in discovery was based on a shallow and conclusory theory of 'conspiracy' among nearly four dozen named defendants, and nothing more.