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Dianne York (who sometimes went by the name Dianne York-Goldman until she divorced Goldman), is a lawyer's dream...well, sort of. San Diego courts are full of suits in which she is either a plaintiff or a defendant. There have been more than 35 suits in which she has been involved since 1999.

She has been the plaintiff in some suits related to her failed business, such as against Dermatology Cosmetic Laser Associates of La Jolla. She also sued Michael Breslauer, a bankruptcy attorney. She has sued two law firms.

Among other suits, in which she could be plaintiff or defendant, is Biofilm, Inc., which was related to her business, and La Jolla Spa, which she owned.

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shirleyberan Aug. 21, 2013 @ 6 p.m.

Come on - plaintiff same as defendent is an oxymoron. Go ahead, anybody, correct me if I'm wrong.

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Don Bauder Aug. 21, 2013 @ 8:21 p.m.

shirleyberan: Plaintiff same as defendant? Oxymoron? Explain. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Aug. 21, 2013 @ 6:18 p.m.

Psycholizard - This just in From Ch10 - ( shoving her microphone in his face as he's hurrying into his waiting black SUV for the third day) Mayor Filner ( I think she said "Mr. Mayor") by the way if you saw "itching" word in my other blog , almost was changed for "I think"right now) digressing again news woman perfect questions were : Are you gonna resign? How long are you gonna be mayor? Poignant.

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Don Bauder Aug. 21, 2013 @ 8:25 p.m.

shirleyberan: Goldsmith apparently said this afternoon that a deal has been reached and it will go before the council in a closed session Friday.

I also heard that Friday was D-Day. If it has to go before the council, it appears Filner will resign but the City will pick up some bills if council agrees. No inside info on that one.

Why must all this be done in secret? Answer: to conceal the methods by which Filner will be forced out. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Aug. 21, 2013 @ 6:44 p.m.

Anybody want to tell the whitehouse what you think is happening here so he is informed and can weigh in?

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Don Bauder Aug. 21, 2013 @ 8:26 p.m.

shirleybean; Can you imagine the president weighing in on each case of sexual harassment in Washington DC. It's a way of life there. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Aug. 21, 2013 @ 7:02 p.m.

Apparently her salon is in National City now

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Don Bauder Aug. 21, 2013 @ 8:31 p.m.

shirleyberan: National City is a long way from National City, in several respects. Best, Don Bauder

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Psycholizard Aug. 21, 2013 @ 7:06 p.m.

Day four, not a single petitioner seen in PB yet, Recall supporters are either inept or they've given up. Mr'. Bauder reports that they've cut the pay to fifty cents a signature. I suspect that no one wants to bankroll the recall when everyone's so certain Filner will resign. Palamary might not inspire confidence also.

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Don Bauder Aug. 21, 2013 @ 8:27 p.m.

Psycholizard: I think people are expecting a resignation. Best, Don Bauder

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shirleyberan Aug. 21, 2013 @ 7:19 p.m.

Psycholizard-,what do you mean 50. For a signature? Now I gotta look up palamary. Thanks a bunch. Tired of this. In this case bankroll isn't it, consciousness is.

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Don Bauder Aug. 21, 2013 @ 8:29 p.m.

shirleyberan: I had earlier reported that signature gatherers who normally charge $1.50 per signature are willing to do it for 50 cents because so many people are anxious to sign. Best, Don Bauder

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Ponzi Aug. 21, 2013 @ 11:22 p.m.

Full moon. Figures this vampire came out for blood today.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 6:33 a.m.

Ponzi: As soon as Sheriff Gore announced this dubious hotline, it was a certainty that any number of people would come forward. Best, Don Bauder

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MeReader Aug. 21, 2013 @ 11:39 p.m.

Maybe post a companion article entitled: "Local courts to apparently soon be full of Bob Filner cases"

pending council approval of the settlement, filner is apparently out. youtube video apparently shows filner moving boxes out of his city hall office. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HB-Qs...

so, filner may probably expect in the future to add his own court cases with the feds and the state to be found alongside with those cases involving dianne york. lol

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Ponzi Aug. 22, 2013 @ 12:40 a.m.

I doubt it. Filner, regardless of this scandal, is a respectable scholar who earned a PhD. and was a college professor for many years before he became involved in public service, Dianne York, well she doesn't shine a candle to Filner. She can't shine a candle to a cockroach.

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Psycholizard Aug. 22, 2013 @ 1:09 a.m.

We shouldn't blame crazy people for being crazy. Blame the media and the lawyers who are using their crazy stories to keep the frenzy alive.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 7:40 p.m.

Psycholizard: Right on. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:31 a.m.

Ponzi: Yes, Filner has a PhD, and taught at the university level. Maybe he wishes he had never left academia. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 6:38 a.m.

MeReader: Goldsmith says there is a deal that the council might vote on. I assume that some or all of Filner's legal bills and perhaps the award to McCormack Jackson will be paid by the City.But how can Goldsmith or anybody else stop future lawsuits against Filner by so-called aggrieved parties? Best, Don Bauder

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BlueSouthPark Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:01 a.m.

"apparently shows "? Apparently doesn't .

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:32 a.m.

BlueSouthPark: I agree with you. I don't think that video showed Filner was moving out of his office. Best, Don Bauder

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Psycholizard Aug. 22, 2013 @ 12:49 a.m.

Don't waste your time on MeReader's video. He's hallucinating.

If the state or federal government was involved, i would consider that resignation was being seriously discussed. So long as Allred is there, they are likely discussing civil cases, and dollar amounts. The City Attorney and Council no doubt are still demanding resignation, but the real work is likely being done by Allred and Filner's attorneys. Filner must get something important to give up his job. A criminal conviction is the only thing that might frighten Filner into resigning, and the parties in mediation can't threaten him with that. Paying Filner City cash to resign would be improper I suspect, and if you boil it down, that's what Goldsmith's offer to pay his liabilities amounts to.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 6:40 a.m.

Psycholizard: The whole thing is being done secretly. Doesn't that bother anyone? Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:34 a.m.

Psycholizard: It may be improper, but it's done all the time. Best, Don Bauder

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Psycholizard Aug. 22, 2013 @ 9:09 a.m.

I might be bothered, but I'm so glad Goldsmith and the Glorias have shut up.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:35 a.m.

Psycholizard: You can be sure their silence is only temporary. Best, Don Bauder

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Psycholizard Aug. 22, 2013 @ 12:31 p.m.

It's hard to contradict news reports with lizard smell, but I noticed a lack of a big smile on Goldsmith's and Faulkner's face, as they announced the proposed settlement. Not exactly grim either. But one would expect glee.

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shirleyberan Aug. 22, 2013 @ 1:25 p.m.

Oxymoron I believe is Two words that do not ever go together- Anyway You know Gloria and the ex are speaking on TV right now. Can't deal. Gloria's the Pig!

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 7:44 p.m.

shirleyberan: This was the press conference at which Allred said she recommends to the council that it turn down the deal on the table. She brought in Filner's ex-fiance merely for show. Best, Don Bauder

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Ponzi Aug. 22, 2013 @ 1:27 p.m.

Bronwyn Ingram is speaking at a media conference with Bronwyn Ingram. Ms. Ingram is saying how much she cares for San Diego and how it needs to heal. Does he even live in San Diego? Has she ever lived here for more than enough time to claim it as her residence on her income tax? Why does Allred care what deal Filner may make with the city? This whole thing seems to be all about Gloria Allred.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 7:45 p.m.

Ponzi: Bronwyn does not live in San Diego and did not for much of the period in which she was supposedly engaged to Filner. Best, Don Bauder

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Psycholizard Aug. 22, 2013 @ 1:28 p.m.

Gloria Allred says the deal does not include her. She's still urging the Mayor to resign.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 7:49 p.m.

Psycholizard: Yes, she only spent one day in the negotiations and says she did not sign off on it. Best, Don Bauder

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Psycholizard Aug. 22, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m.

Maybe the nose knows better than the media. Gloria Allred obviously hasn't got the word that Filner will resign. She seems even more angry than before, if that's possible. The unholy alliance between herself, Goldsmith and T. Gloria seems shattered. She's urging the council to delay action on a resolution she claims no knowledge of. This just seems more and more puzzling. Filner might be resigning because he's tired of this, who could blame him? But he can't be resigning to force the City to pay for his defense, a Judge would do that eventually, without his resignation.

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Ponzi Aug. 22, 2013 @ 2:34 p.m.

I feel that Allred is a menace. If anyone is making San Diego a spectacle, it is her weekly conferences that bring the cameras out because of her "star power." If she truly wanted healing for San Diego, she would respect Judge Irving and his mediation process and let the people the city voters put on the city council council do their job. It seems like she is more interested in seeing Filner destitute than settling the case for her client.

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 7:52 p.m.

Ponzi: Allred always has three interests in mind: money, publicity, and Allred. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 22, 2013 @ 7:51 p.m.

Psycholizard: Yes, the Ship of Fools, the unholy alliance, seems to be shredding. Best, Don Bauder

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stitch Aug. 26, 2013 @ 2:56 a.m.

(Because Todd Gloria will be the guest today at noon on KPBS Radio, please see my paragraph 2. below), as it is timely and most important.)

According to Section 108 of the City of San Diego, San Diego will NOT have a mayor until the conclusion of the interim election, which must take place within 90 days of August 30, the last day in office for City of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Today, Monday, August 26, and as early as possible after 9, it is my hope someone with time will call Mark Sauer KPBS News Editor, or another suit and dress person in the KPBS newsroom. Do NOT leave your message with the individual who answers the phone or an intern!

Please point out to Mark Sauer or another news editor at KPBS Radio that Todd Gloria is NOT permitted to use the title "Mayor" unless he is declared the winner of the special election. KPBS should NOT address Todd Gloria as "mayor" or ALLOW Todd Gloria to refer to himself as "mayor."

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