I’ve been meaning to share some updates with my readers for a while now, but between finishing college finals, getting a summer job, and a lot of other stuff, I kept putting it off. Hopefully this post can answer some questions for people and prove that I haven’t quit posting.
To start out, yes, I’m being sued. I realize that’s old news now, but if anyone hasn’t heard, go search FireClean LLC v Tuohy and Baker. To summarize it, FireClean is suing myself and Andrew Tuohy for slander (or is it libel?) regarding the analysis I did back in October of 2015, claiming that myself and Tuohy posted with the intent of harming their company. Since it’s an ongoing legal case (that keeps getting extended), I can’t say too much. Some have already asked to interview me, but unfortunately I can’t comment at the moment. As soon as I can discuss it, I will let those that showed interest know, and share any information right here. For now, all that I’ll say is that I’m being represented by Devine Millimet, and I have full confidence in my lawyer, who I’ve known for many years. Since I referred to the original tests as #LubeGate2015, I feel it’s only fair to dub the lawsuit #LubeGate2016. Keep posted here for future updates.
Some other interesting things will be coming. Months ago I promised to post more regarding first aid and EMS issues. As was made very clear during the bombings at the Boston marathon years ago, first aid skills are important for people to know, regardless of if you’re law enforcement, military, or just an average citizen. Recent shootings further underline how important these skills are, and I think it’s a major issue to discuss.
Also, some people have contacted me regarding the lubricant testing I did. I have a bit of research to do, but it seems that my testing has caused others to do their own research and look below the surface marketing on many new products on the market. In that regard, I feel I’ve accomplished what I originally set out to do: Encourage people to think for themselves and ask questions, instead of just believing what they read online. In the next few weeks I’m hoping to do a full writeup of what has been shared with me.
As always, my real life has to come first, and working 30-50 hours a week this summer doesn’t leave me with as much time to write as I’d like, but I haven’t forgotten my blog. And no, I won’t stop posting just because of a lawsuit. I don’t believe in being scared into silence.