February 28, 2007


I wonder who procured their ILLINOIS attorney, Kristina Beck? I don't find it a coincidence that this law firm is in close proximity of where Aruba casino boss Michael Posner is from. Do you think maybe he had anything to do with getting these boys their attorney? If not, then why an Illinois firm???? Who is paying? In addition, this woman is only 31 and only been practicing law for six years! I hope she knows who and what she is up against. This should be interesting...

Aruban Brothers Want Natalee Holloway Lawsuit Dismissed

LOS ANGELES -- A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles against two Aruban brothers by the parents of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway should be dismissed on grounds the case has no connection to California, the siblings' lawyers argue in court papers obtained Tuesday.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George Wu will consider the motion brought on behalf of Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, but no date was immediately set. The next scheduled hearing in the case is April 2.

The brothers' attorney, Kristina M. Beck, filed court papers last Tuesday in support of the dismissal. The Kalpoes and another Aruban resident, Joran van der Sloot, have been the subject of scrutiny by Aruban authorities and the U.S. media. All three were arrested in connection with the Holloway case and later released.

Beck's court papers state that an important ruling occurred Jan. 24, when another Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Edward A. Ferns, ruled that the wrongful death claim of the teen's parents against the Kalpoes is substantially different from the siblings' defamation case against "Dr. Phil" McGraw." These actions do not arise from the same or substantially identical transactions, happenings or events...," Ferns wrote, in ruling that both cases should not be kept before the same judge.

The Kalpoes sued McGraw and CBS Television on Dec. 13, alleging they were defamed in a Sept. 15, 2005, show dealing with the still-unsolved case. Although the Kalpoe brothers had been released from Aruban police custody, the "Dr. Phil" episode suggested they gave Holloway a date rape drug and had non- consensual group sex with her, according to their lawsuit. The episode also implied the siblings helped kill Holloway and dispose of her body, according to the lawsuit. The Kalpoes and van der Sloot have maintained that they were not involved in her disappearance and did not have sex with her.

In addition to defamation, the Kalpoes' suit alleges invasion of privacy, emotional distress, fraud, deceit and civil conspiracy. Natalee Holloway's parents, Elizabeth Ann Twitty of Alabama and Dave E. Holloway of Mississippi, filed a wrongful death suit against the Kalpoes the next day, even though their daughter's body has never been found and Aruban authorities have not determined if she is dead or alive. Natalee Holloway was vacationing with friends on the Caribbean island resort when the 18-year-old disappeared the night of May 30, 2005.

Twitty and Dave Holloway, who are divorced, maintain that by bringing an action against McGraw in Los Angeles, the Kalpoes voluntarily submitted themselves to the Los Angeles Superior Court jurisdiction. But in her court papers, Beck argues that Twitty and Holloway are not part of the defamation case; that the alleged misconduct by the defendants in the lawsuits occurred in two entirely different locations -- Aruba and California; and that one suit involves wrongful death and the other defamation.

In support of her motion, Beck attached to her court papers a declaration by the Kalpoe brothers' mother, Kemwattie Ramirez, stating that her sons live with her in Aruba and have no ties to California."Neither Deepak nor Satish has ever traveled to California, or anywhere
within the United States, for business or pleasure," according to their mother, who also said her sons have no business, employment of financial ties to California. (Is this the same mother who said, "Everybody lies"????)

Twitty and Dave Holloway also filed a wrongful death suit last year in New York against van der Sloot and his father, but a judge there also threw it out for lack of jurisdiction. Meanwhile, a motion is set before Judge Ferns on Thursday in the defamation case.


Anonymous said...

The Dutch have driven the 2K into a dead end street. The only way the 2K for them to save their own lives is to bring their parents and sister with them to LA for the trial, and apply for political asylum in US while they are there.

Anonymous said...

Judges Ito and Wu are very experienced and respected in handling mysterious white woman colored murderers because the American people want to find out the truth. OJ and K2 are colored folks, and they will have a fair trial in LA no matter what. However K2 brothers must show up in court in April for the preliminary hearings. K2 were served by the NATO Dutch navy warrant officer in January.

A Groeneveld said...

Boycott Aruba and all that is Dutch? I think after everything is said and done, Holland and the people from Aruba went to great lengths to find Ms. Holloway. Thousands of Aruban volunteers, marines from the Dutch Navy, specially equipped F-16 fighter planes, etc. etc. did their best to assist. Why punish the Aruban people with a boycott?

I think it's very hypocrital for the people of the U.S. to boycott Aruba when rarely are the same resources spent on finding missing teenage women (especially minorities) right here at home.

The average, hard working person of Aruba is not at fault, so please take time to think about how a boycott would help Natalee's cause. Let's not have the people of Aruba resent the U.S.