Hello.... here is an email that I sent to my attorney's "boss" cc my attorney when my stepfather said that I did not have to sign that document:
"As you know, I was entirely against settling our case. In fact, the day before yesterday, my husband seemed to be onboard with the plan and on my side. With financial backing of my parents, I planned to sue the Skornias based on information I found when comparing the MSP Police Report with the CAN Council Report. Contained in those two documents were evidence of defamation and libel, falsifying records, misconduct, and false statements made to the CAN Council by Ms. Schultz, Detective Rivard, and Detective Robinson which were in direct contradiction to what was contained in the Police Report and what had been told to us by these people throughout the course of the two Bruce Baumann cases. I wanted to sue them to force them to drop our case in order to preserve their funds to defend themselves against us. In fact, I wanted to counter sue in the very beginning and you advised us not to because it would make us look bad to a jury and hurt our case. I still wanted to counter sue but my husband did not agree.
In light of comparing the documents that I do have, I know we have a case against Bonnie Skornia, Ogemaw County (Prosecutor Schultz), and MSP (Detectives Rivard and Robinson). |
During the mediation, my soon to be ex-husband trumped me and he and Jacklyn denied me my refusal to offer the numbers my husband was offering, those numbers were given to the mediator, and together my husband and Jacklyn pushed through towards the ultimate settlement. I left halfway through the mediation because it was too troubling to sit through it watching as this mediation, where I was listed as one of the defendants on the case being facilitated, was pushed to settlement against my wishes.
Once the settlement was reached, Jacklyn came out to her car where I was sitting and handed me the settlement papers and a pen. I read the papers and told her I was not signing the document. Jacklyn stated to me that I had to sign it. I asked her why and she told me that I had to sign it because Frank signed it. I asked her to clarify if she was telling me that because my husband signed this legal document, I have no choice but to sign. Jacklyn told me yes, I had to sign, so I crossed out the statement that said we admit to intentionally harming the Plaintiff and sign it under duress and against my will.
Today, I am being told that I did NOT, in fact, have to sign that document. If this is case, and I am not legally required to sign the Skornia vs. Ferritto Settlement document dated June 18, 2013, I hereby revoke my signature as my right not to have to sign a settlement paper, with me listed as a Defendant, against my will having been told I had no choice.
Let this email serve as documentation to this fact.
Janet Leslie Ferritto"
So, you are saying that this will not suffice? How do I approach a judge with this? What do I have to do?