As was posted and shared by many blogs yesterday (including the Granite State Guns Facebook page), Judge Cacheris ruled that the case of FireClean LLC v. Tuohy and Baker is dismissed on jurisdictional grounds.
So yeah, that’s pretty much it, it’s over…
And now, I need to thank some people.
Most importantly, I need to thank my family and friends. It’s hard to believe that it was nearly four months ago that I was woken up by a phone call from my sister regarding someone trying to serve me legal papers while I was away at school. I am grateful that my parents and sister have stood by me this whole way, supporting me in every way they could. Likewise, many friends (including some I hadn’t spoken to in years) voiced their support for me, and offered to help out however they could.
I also need to thank my teachers and professors for their guidance. Going back to Mr. Bradley’s chemistry classes in high school (when I first decided that I wanted to do chemistry for a living), they always taught me careful and precise lab procedures, and the importance of taking notes on everything. This continued into college, and there’s no way the initial testing would have happened without Professor Brodeur of WPI advising me and getting me access to the labs. Aside from my personal involvement in this case, the judge’s mention of sound science shows just how well my instructors taught me.
And of course, I want to personally thank all of my readers and everyone that has voiced support for myself and Andrew during this lawsuit. Whether it was donating to the legal defense, posting about the lawsuit on their blogs, or emails and comments showing support, it meant a lot to me. While the last finals week of my junior year was stressful with a lawsuit hanging over my head, it was comforting to know just how many people had faith in and wanted to show support for me.
There’s no way this would have been possible without all of my family, friends, and readers supporting me, but I also can’t forget my legal team. Brad Holt at Devine Millimet was not only a great lawyer, but also a great friend during this case. I’ve known him since I used to play little league basketball with his son, but he really went above and beyond, scheduling calls and talking with me around my college classes and work schedule. I also need to thank Cameron-McEvoy, PLLC in Virginia for being my lawyer in Virginia and filing all of the paperwork with the court.
Now that this lawsuit is over, I hope to post more in the coming days.