I was in Judge Zito's Courtroom because I mistakenly believed that Jim Gregory's sentence was being reconsidered today. When I saw Mezzacappa, I was sure she was there to plead for her "significant other." But I had it all wrong. Gregory's case was not heard today. But Mezzacappa had her own matter on the list.
Some months ago, she sued The Express Times for libel as a result of a truthful and accurate article that Tom Shortell wrote about her. Recently, she decided that, while she was at it, she might as well sue West Easton Mayor Gerry Gross for libel, too. But rather than filing a new cause of action, she just filed the suit in with her suit against The Express Times.
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Christine Schlottman, West Easton's Solicitor, knew something was wacky when she tried to enter her appearance on behalf of the Defendant. She was unable to do so because the only real Defendant, The Express Times, already had a lawyer. So she pulled the file and learned that Mezzacappa was playing games.
I can relate. On Monday, Attorney Orloski and I had to sit in Court for a motion that she never showed up to present. She uses the system to vex her opponents.
Today, Judge Zito grew irritated at Mezzacappa's very weak explanations for her failure to file or serve Judge Brenner's Order.
"The Court seems to be spending a lot of resources dealing with your procedural anomalies," he told her.
Denying her motion, he gave Mezzacappa a warning. "Having access to the courts is one thing; having access to the courts for unduly burdening your opponents with costs and appearances is another."
She tried to blame everyone else, but Zito knows her by now. "You are in a precarious position, Ms.Mezzacappa."
Mezzacappa has treated the judicial system like some middle school game for taunting and tormenting people with outrageous lies. The judicial system is no game. When she wastes judicial resources, as she has been doing, she is wasting the money of every taxpayer.