Earlier today, shortly after finishing up protesting outside Grace Episcopal with two other persons, I prepared the documents needed to bring lawsuits for defamation against Leslie Malm and Lindsey Malm Anders. I have emailed courtesy copies and will send formal documents tomorrow.
My plan is to pursue punitive damages, so I likely will have to move the suits to a venue with higher jurisdictional limits; the maximum in Virginia is $350,000 per cause of action.
Meanwhile, there’s an additional case a few weeks away against Bob Malm and the parish. I’m also contemplating a defamation case against a member of the parish who has repeatedly engaged in conduct of this sort.
It’s a shame that these actions are necessary, but it seems that litigation is the only thing Episcopalians understand.