DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CINNAMON CREEK (DM) – The King of Litigation, as he was referred to by Universal Triumvirate Major Executive Lancelot Rice, has been involved in legal difficulties yet again as Kit McCarthy, Anders Saltborn and Horatio Eden gear up to sue him for what may be his fifth set of legal proceedings in as many months.
The embattled General Secretary has had a difficult time, both domestically and internationally, in the last week. Alleged reports of rebellion striking the Utah Provinces of the DRCC, as well as fury on the part of newly-appointed Minister of Justice and Development Horatio Eden and HRH King Anders Saltborn of Latitudia as Langford accused them both of being, according to sources within the Cabinet, “security risks”. When pressured by members of the cabinet to elaborate, he maintained that they both “[make] articles on information that is confidential time and time again.” However, when pressed, he was unable to name a single article that released confidential information, before attempting to change the subject. Langford apparently apologized for the assertion, though when asked to comment, Saltborn insisted that “he has, however, not apologized or explained himself to me”.
It has further been reported that tensions within the cabinet came to a head, with Langford and Saltborn coming to verbal blows over the subject. This tension culminated in the General Secretary suspending Saltborn from the cabinet for “improper conduct, and defamation”.
However, following the suspension, Saltborn, Eden and McCarthy have apparently spent a reasonable amount of time building up a significant defamation case against Langford for accusing Eden and Saltborn (the former of whom was a member of the DRCC’s government) of being security risks, and thus preventing them from accessing information to which they were otherwise entitled, on grounds that were, in their eyes, non-existent.
When asked by the Daily Micronational to comment, Kit McCarthy, one of the plaintiffs in the case, had this to say. “It is unfortunate that things have come to this. However, following the recent activities of Mr Langford, we have had no choice but to bring this to a legal resolution.” He went on to maintain that “following multiple counts of defamation, and further counts of sustained damages, as well as counts of criminal activity, we decided that we had to take action.”
The case, according to a joint statement published to the Ragged Flagon by the three micronationalists, lays ten counts against Langford. Furthermore, the Mcarthian police force have arrested Dallin Langford in Mcarthia pending trial, while the Supreme Court in Whestcorea is continuing to process the case, with Eden remarking that it would probably be “fast-track[ed]”. Fionnbarra Ó Cathail, Co-President of Leyllandistan and Gurvata, offered his legal services to Mr. Langford in the flagon.