4. Dr. Doyne was also an instructor at the University of California, San Diego around 1972. Again, Dr. Doyne does not keep records of his employment for 30 years. We have attached to the Opposition to Plaintiff’s Supplemental Brief Regarding Mixed Causes of Action Under Anti-SLAPP filed on or about April 24, 2009, a copy of a course catalog which identified Dr. Doyne as an instructor. This course catalogue provides undisputed proof that Dr. Doyne taught at UCSD.
5. Dr. Tadros’ insistence that Dr. Doyne was not employed as an instructor at California School of Professional Psychology/CSPP (now Alliant University) is ludicrous, and Dr. Tadros and his attorney know this and are simply manipulating you for the publicity. We have filed in our original anti-SLAPP motion a declaration of Dr. James Chipps, Ph.D., who hired Dr. Doyne to be an instructor. Dr. Steve Bucky, Ph.D., has also provided a declaration that Dr. Doyne taught at the school but that the school has no records because they were destroyed. Again, had Mr. Grimm reviewed the court record, he would have easily ascertained this fact. I invite you to review the file, which has now been transferred to Judge Jay M. Bloom in Department C-70. If you are unable to find these declarations in the court file, please feel free to call either of these gentlemen at Alliant to confirm the accuracy of these representations. They still work there.
These are the largest examples of inaccuracies. Once the case with Dr. Tadros is resolved, Dr. Doyne will be available to discuss the matter with you and/or Mr. Grimm.
Finally, as you may or may not be aware, parents involved in a child custody evaluation, while not overtly psychotic, very often distort the reality of the situation based upon their own self-centered perceptions. In the context of child custody evaluations, more often than not, one or both of the parents will be dissatisfied with the recommendations and outcome of the evaluation. Often they will project that anger on others, including the judge, the attorneys, and the evaluator. That is what has occurred in this matter.
I would hope that upon review and confirmation of this information the Reader will realize that they have been provided misinformation by Dr. Tadros and his attorney to obtain an unfair advantage in this litigation and destroy Dr. Doyne’s illustrious career. I am sure that the Reader has no intent or desire to be used as a pawn in litigation. Therefore, we respectfully request that you pull the story from your website and issue a formal apology directly to Dr. Doyne.
Christopher J. Zopatti
Callahan, McCune & Willis, APLC
The Golden Boys
Hi. I have comments about Steven Doyne (“The American Board of Nonexistence,” “City Lights,” July 2). I certainly have lots to say and I’m years away — a couple decades away — from having to deal with Doyne. My kids are in their 30s and they’re successful. For the grace of God were we able to get through that nightmare of what they call an oxymoron of a family court. I am proud that the Reader is doing an investigative piece, as far as I see. I hope that they continue.
In Northern California they now have the Center for Judicial Excellence. They finally were able to get real reviews of cases because women — mostly women — are complaining about what’s going on with the courts and their kids. They’re ignored. They’re written off as complaining women that are just unhappy.
People like Doyne — people go not because they want to…because they’re forced into it. It’s like going into mediation when the court tells you you have to go. I was a former arbitrator-mediator — it has to be consensual or it doesn’t happen, mediation. Well, it’s conciliation. In family court if you want the judge to pay attention, you have to hire one of the golden boys — and Doyne was one of the golden boys.
I think the article that Ernie did was great.