Earlier today, I got an email from Matthew Youssef, the attorney for Grace Episcopal Alexandria, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and perjuring priest Bob Malm. Turns out he apparently has missed a deadline to file a reply brief with the Virginia Supreme Court, and he attributes the matter to not receiving an email of my pleadings.
To be clear, the other attorney copied on the email got his copy. I did not receive a delivery failure message. Matthew knew the document was coming, and he knew he had a deadline. Why, if in fact, he didn’t receive a copy, he didn’t pick the phone and call me is just not clear to me.
So, I have told Matthew that I won’t oppose him if he files an untimely brief. But I did point out, as politely as possible, that there were some real gaps in how this was handled. Nor was I particularly alarmed not to have heard from Matthew, as passive-aggressive silence has been the response to several other emails I have sent Matthew.
I also forwarded the correspondence to the clerk of the Supreme Court, to ensure that all are in the loop and on the same page.