Google's lawyers delayed us with claims of being busy. We agreed to extensions for them. It was all a ruse.
Then, Google threatened us with Rule 11 sanctions. My attorney had $3000 worth of airfare and hotel accommodations already purchased which were non-refundable. He was prepared to spend $15000 on the depositions, and we were going to leak them on YouTube. Lawyers from 3 different states were poised to descend on Palo Alto, CA. Then, Kramer called and accused them of ludicrous things, snagged my private YouTube videos and mailed them to the Judge, along with claims that I was delusional, dangerous and somehow out to hurt (physically) Chad and Steve.
The judge stayed the depositions and basically gave Google special privileges - he granted them a way to file a Rule 11 motion even though one couldn't be filed until several weeks after the depositions were to take place. I guess appearing in your bathrobe on your NASA memory foam couch in a YouTube video claiming to have invented YouTube appears "delusional" or "dangerous" . . . my attorneys, initially, were certain they would beat the Rule 11 filing, but the road ahead seemed tough. It still does. I deserve my little 1%.
All the while, my Dad was undergoing chemotherapy (he was diagnosed in January, 2010, two months after I filed the suit) and my grandmother was admitted to a nursing home with dementia in April. I wasn't the insane one.
Kramer uses this tactic whenever it is available to him. He's the other type of lawyer - the shark with no remorse.