Today I found this interesting comment on my original article. It is intreating for many reasons.
First the poster left a reply email indicating that the post was not anonymous. Alas, when I responded with a private email, it was returned "no address found".
HERE IS THE ENTIRE POST. I did not edit it because I did not want to infringe on the senders constitutional right to free speech:
"I had a completely different experience with Kip. He was extremely helpful and responded whenever I had troubles... I know that he has a large number of people who work for him and perhaps your experience is a result of their failures- but he was nothing but completely responsive and a nice guy.
I also am aware that all he does is legal- though people complain about his properties or actions they are well within the confines of the law. Perhaps you are under the impression that he is running some kind of charity- but he isn't- he's running a business that supports his family of four.
Again, my renting experience was nothing but positive and I've met people he's bought and sold homes to- and they all have had positive experiences. I'm sorry that yours wasn't- but this isn't any reason to slander a persons name."
Second, There where two "pro Schoning" posts (appearing to be form different senders) to my past articles. Both posted within 12 minutes on 2/22/06. What are the odds?
I guess I have real taken exception to this posting, especially the accusation of slander.... also legal just means mot breaking the law, it does not indicate integrety. Integrety would be dealing with and cleaning up after your own messes, not wallowing in the same shit for almost two years.
So, here is what has happened since I last published:
Last October, Mr Schoning did not show up for our scheduled court date. He told the judge he "forgot". Interestingly is attorney also forgot to show up!
We then were ordred by the court to schedule mediation. This was scheduled well in advance for early February. I paid my half of the mediation fee, $250.00. As of the last time I checked 1/30/06 Mr Schoning has not paid his half. However, despite this he was allowed to, and did, CANCEL the mediation a week before it was scheduled to occur! I am still waiting for him to find time in his busy schedule to resolve this matter and reschedule (and pay for) the mediation.
I am not looking to get take advantage of anyone, this mess that I did not has cost me ALOT of money and I want to just get back to were I was before I got in the middle of Mr Schoning's default. I simple want justice.
My advice for anyone thinking about any real estate transaction with Kip Schoning. Do not be fooled by this guy! You might want to go to the the court house and research his default history before you get involved with him.
FYI, A person would have to knowingly make a false statement to slander another. If it is written it is libel. Alas, sadly NOTHING I have said in any of my articles is false.