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Those complex issues were unfairly and unethically injected into the trial process by the plaintiff's attorney as "surprise ambush complaints" that he verbally raised against defendant Co-trustee Lon Jr. for the first time during the trial, while Co-trustee Lon Willoughby was on the witness stand (sitting in a chair), giving verbal testimony about issues that had been noticed in the plaintiff's pleadings.
The Final Judgment was rendered weeks later and it showed that the three elitist "officers of the court" had the audacity to falsely claim in the Final Judgment that Co-trustee Lon Willoughby's estate planning actions had been incompetent.
It is very important to understand that those three people, the plaintiff's attorney, the defense attorney, and the trial court judge were incompetent to adjudicate those complex "surprise ambush complaints issues." Lon learned later that none of them had any education or experience with such complex estate planning issues.
It is also very important to understand that there was no valid evidence presented at trial to show that Co-trustee Lon Willoughby's personal action had been incompetent in any manner. This situation clearly illustrates the outrageous level of self-serving judicial corruption involved with the one-day "equity court" trial conducted in September 1989 - conducted by an outrageously corrupt circuit court judge.
Unfortunately, Lon's mother and brother did not appreciate Lon's very valuable estate planning knowledge and actions. Together, they willfully damaged Lon's reputation with relatives regarding his judicially falsely maligned very competent good work for the family.
Over time, Lon's mother and brother effectively destroyed Lon Jr's good reputation with family members on both sides of the family. (relatives on his father's and his mother's side of the family)
Lon's mother and brother could easily use the outrageously unfair, unethical, and fraudulent statements about Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby that Leona's attorney drafted into the Final Judgment - he falsely claimed that Lon Jr's estate planning actions had been incompetent. The truth is that his actions had been exceptionally competent, but none of his family members, aunts, uncles, and cousins, have anything to do with him due to his "severely damaged reputation."
This has gone on now for more than twenty-four years. Lon's mother and brother maliciously and ruthlessly maligned Lon Jr's reputation, causing him to become an outcast and the "black sheep" in the family, on both sides of the family.
All of this terrible fallout damage with relatives was initiated by the collusive and conspiratorial scheme by his mother and brother in their combined extremely selfish efforts to try to take control of the substantial Willoughby trust estate assets of the deceased Mr. Lonnie Willoughby, Sr.
Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. now understands clearly that Leona's attorney converted Leona's lawsuit into his own lawsuit against her eldest son (Lon).
The plaintiff's attorney used her relatively simple and straightforward lawsuit against Co-trustee Lon (for more monthly income from the trust estate) to maliciously and ruthlessly persecute Lon Willoughby. Why? Because he had helped his parents competently develop an excellent estate settlement plan that minimized federal estate taxes (down to zero taxes) and also minimized probate expense to a very low amount (saving the family $50,000 to $80.000).
At trial (September 1989), this ruthless ambush and persecution became the main purpose of his mother's lawsuit against her eldest son - a purpose that was not disclosed in the plaintiff's pleadings (Complaint}. Leona's attorney clearly demonstrated that he personally wanted Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby Jr. punished severely and also removed from the administration of the trust estate.
The attorney started his argument about that specific issue by claiming that he would show that their had been mismanagement of the trust by Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby.
It is very important to understand that the Complaint that this attorney had drafted and filed in February 1989 (against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby in South Carolina) said nothing about mismanagement of trust assets.
In addition, that same attorney had participated in a deposition (sworn testimony) of Leona Willoughby and Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby in June 1989 (in the distant state), along with Lon's defense attorney.
Plaintiff Leona was specifically asked by Lon's defense attorney if she had any complaint against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby for mismanagement of the trust estate. Her answer to that question was a clear and definite NO.
It is also important for you to understand that neither attorney ever filed a written transcript of that recorded deposition as evidence in the litigation process - which was one of the main purposes of conducting the deposition of Leona Willoughby and Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. .
This situation is another illustration of extreme unfair and unethical legal malpractice by both attorneys, especially so when one realizes that neither attorney even mentioned that very important deposition during the subsequent one-day "equity court" trial in September 1989.
Lon now understands that Leona had probably indicated to her attorney that she would like to have him removed as a Co-trustee. She was a very controlling and demanding mother who was not interested in having a Co-trustee son that was very competent and very responsible and very faithful to the primary management duties of a Co-trustee.
Leona Willoughby wanted both Co-trustee sons to do whatever she demanded of them, whenever she demanded it of them, irrespective of their own best judgment for each trust administration situation. In her mind, if a Co-trustee disagreed with her, the Co-trustee was automatically wrong (and should be punished severely if he did not give in to her demands).
Lon subsequently sued three attorneys: Many months after the corrupt trial court actions, and the subsequent corrupt appellate court actions, Lonnie Willoughby sued his "defense" attorney, and the plaintiff's attorney, and Appellant Co-trustee Lon Jr's appeal attorney in the appropriate federal court in the distant state.
This was a very complex federal court litigation process that was awkward, frustrating, very time consuming, and very difficult for non-resident plaintiff Lon Willoughby to conduct by himself, with any help from an attorney. However, he was determined to expose the extreme judicial corruption that he had been subjected to by those three attorneys.
Over a period of many months, Lon learned that federal court judges and then the federal appellate court judges could be just as deceitful and just as dishonest and outrageously unethical (in a self-serving manner for benefits to members of the "legal brotherhood") as the state court judges had been with Lonnie Willoughby (trial court judges and also appellate court judges).
Extended Litigation Processes: Related state court litigation actions extended the litigation process, again and again and again, as Lon's "defense attorney from the 1989 case" and a series of unfair, unethical, and corrupt trial court judges "cooperated collusively" with said attorney's abusive litigation schemes and tactics against non-resident litigant Lon Willoughby.
Lon's previous "defense attorney" used a series of unfair and unethical litigation actions and tactics to maliciously harass and ruthlessly persecute non-resident Lon Willoughby and repeatedly prevented him from prosecuting his legitimate and responsible legal claims against said attorney.
Lon exposed those unfair, unethical, and corrupt judicial actions in multiple appeal cases (in his appeal legal briefs), and he actually won two of his 10+ appeals. However, those two wins did not help Lon Willoughby in a significant manner because the judicial system was disgustingly corrupt in a self-serving manner.
Lon Willoughby eventually lost in his diligent responsible efforts to establish some reasonable amount of justice with his many appeals (10+) and his many years of related litigation actions (21+ years).
Arrest Warrants: The extremely unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt "defense" attorney that had betrayed Co-trustee Lon Willoughby during the September 1989 trial, and the "local" county court judge that became involved with subsequent related litigation actions "collusivelycooperated" with each other in an extensive series of unfair and unethical criminal-minded litigation actions, schemes, and tactics against defendant Lon Willoughby.
The two of them collusively prosecuted four "contempt of court" litigation actions against non-resident defendant Lonnie Willoughby, while he remained in South Carolina. He had not done anything that was a "contempt of courtaction."
However, the four unfair, unethical. criminal-minded "contempt of court" judicial actions perpetrated against Lon Willoughby unfairly and unethically enabled the county court judge to give the false appearance of having a legitimate basis for issuing two separate arrest warrants against Lonnie Willoughby.
Those arrest warrants went directly to every sheriff in the state, and they called for the arrest of non-resident Lonnie Willoughby, if he could be found anywhere in the distant state by any law enforcement officer (state or federal law enforcement officers).
That criminal-minded tactical scheme cleverly prevented non-resident Lonnie Willoughby from traveling into the distant state, as they intended. Consequently, Lon was improperly prevented from appearing and participating in any further litigation actions in the ongoing trial court litigation actions against him in that state. Their collusive criminal-minded litigation scheme was effective in preventing Lon Willoughby from being able to travel to that state for any further participation in any subsequent litigation actions against him. He was obviously denied a fair and impartial opportunity to defend himself in "their courts."
Lon's Federal Court Case: The unfair and unethical improper arrest warrants also prevented Plaintiff Lonnie Willoughby from appearing and participating in any further litigation actions in his ongoing federal court case in that state - 65 miles away from the county seat town where the outrageously corrupt state trial court judicial actions had been taken place against Lonnie Willoughby Jr.
That unfair and unethical "arrest warrant scheme" totally prevented Plaintiff Lon Willoughby from continuing with the prosecution of his case in the nearby federal court against the three unfair, unethical, and extremely corrupt attorneys that he had sued in that federal civil case.
Lon sued them for their collusive and conspiratorial "cooperative efforts" to knowingly and willfully obstruct the cause of justice for Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, wherein he was ruthlessly and maliciously denied fundamental due process of law standards in the trial court in September 1989 and in his subsequent appeal case in the state appellate court.
Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby's "defense" attorney had collusively and conspiratorially allowed the plaintiff's attorney to win a trust estate dispute litigation process that should have been easy for the very competent and skilled "defense" attorney to win in the initial trial court litigation in September 1989.
Then Lon's appeal attorney had collusively and conspiratorially "cooperated" with the plaintiff's trial court attorney when that attorney presented Leona Willoughby arguments in the subsequent appeal that had been initiated by Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. Lon's appeal attorney betrayed Lon Jr's faith and trust in the attorney by conducting appeal actions that would ensure that Co-trustee Lon Jr. would lose in the appeal.
Lon Willoughby wanted to hire a trial attorney to present his case in the federal court, but he was subsequently forced by other unfair circumstances into a situation where he would have to prosecute his federal civil action case pro se (by himself - without attorney assistance).
He had communicated with the "local bar association" (a membership organization for attorneys in that very large county). Lon paid their $25.00 fee to locate an attorney that might represent him in his federal court case. However, they subsequently reported to Lon Willoughby that they could not locate any attorney that would agree to talk with him about representing him in his federal case.
Lon then realized for sure that none of the "local" attorneys would work with him to sue and prosecute a civil case against three other attorneys in that same state. This was another example of the "legal brotherhood" acting to protect members of the legal profession, irrespective of how unfair and unethical and corrupt they may have acted against a severely abused litigant. (non-resident Lonnie Willoughby)
Major Actions in Lon's Federal Court Case. The judge assigned to Lon Jr's federal case was the chief judge of that federal circuit. During the ongoing litigation process, Lon appropriately filed (by U.S. Mail) a complex and detailed motion in the federal court case for a Temporary Restraining Order - TRO (contained 40 exhibit documents). That complex motion explained what was going on with the two improper arrest warrants for Lonnie Willoughby's arrest (arrest warrants issued by the county court judge in a nearby county).
Lon Jr's motion also showed how the two arrest warrants were deliberately obstructing the cause justice in the federal court case as an unfair and unethical scheme to prevent plaintiff Lonnie Willoughby from being able to travel into that state to prosecute his federal court case against three allegedly corrupt attorneys withing that state.
Lon's motion asked the federal court judge to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the county court's arrest warrants. That federal judicial actions was absolutely necessary for Lon to move forward with the pro se prosecution of his federal court civil action case. The two arrest warrants were clearly preventing him from traveling into that state to conduct essential litigation actions in his federal court case.
Lon understood clearly that as soon as he appeared in the federal court case in that state, to prosecute any part of his federal case, he would be arrested and transported (65 miles) to the nearby county where the initial unfair, unethical, and corrupt circuit court litigation actions had occurred back in September 1989 - and then continued for many more years in other circuit court litigation actions and then in the county court actions.
With a very detailed motion for the TRO and an abundance of evidential documents to clearly support Lon's argument issues (why the motion should be granted), the federal judge then denied Lon's motion for the Temporary Restraining Order.
Plaintiff Lonnie Willoughby subsequently lost in his federal court case because he was unable to take further actions to prosecute his case. The federal court judge cooperated fully with the improper arrest warrants scheme that was unfairly and unethically preventing non-resident Lon Willoughby from traveling into that state.
Jail Time In The Distant State: Lon also understood that the multiple contempt judgments against him would enable the "local" county court judge to have defendant Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. put in the "local" county court jail for a total of ten months of jail time (four unfair and unethical and fraudulent contempt of court convictions totaled 10 months of jail time).
Lon also realized that he would likely be abused severely while in jail (beaten up and possibly raped by other prisoners). He also anticipated that he would likely not get out of that jail alive because he knew too much about the judicial corruption in that county; Lon had repeatedly exposed extremely unfair, unethical, and corrupt judicial actions in his legal briefs for multiple appellate court cases.
Elitist Mentality - Attorneys and Judges: The situation above is an illustration of the "elitist" mentality of the attorneys and judges involved in this extremely unfair and unethical and outrageously corrupt judicial process. They demonstrated that they would knowingly and willfully attempt to wreck and ruin the career of an innocent man if that would help the corrupt local "defense attorney" avoid being prosecuted in the local state circuit court by Plaintiff Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. for "legal malpractice, deceit and fraud." As you can see, their extremely unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt legal schemes worked!
Trial Transcript - September 1989: The trial transcript recorded every word of those trial court actions (during the one-day trial), and Co-trustee Lon Willoughby personally paid for the trial transcript to be produced. The transcript cost about $1,350 because it was 267 pages long - two bound volumes. After reviewing the transcript carefully, Lon could see that his "defense attorney" had deceitfully "allowed" the plaintiff's attorney to maliciously and ruthlessly "ambush" defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby repeatedly during trial by using the deceitful and deceptive litigation tactic of an "ambush complaints scheme."
Lon's "defense attorney" was a very intelligent attorney and a very prominent attorney in that "county seat" town. He had more than twenty years of experience as a trial attorney in that state. During the "equity court" trial in September 1989, Co-trustee Lon Jr's "defense attorney" made three objections to the introduction of testimony about "surprise complaints." The trial court judge denied each of those objections when they were made, and allowed the plaintiff's attorney to proceed with his obvious unethical scheme to ruthlessly "ambush" defendant Co-trustee Lon Willoughby with a series of "surprise complaint issues."
It was clear to the judge that the "surprise complaints" had not been presented in the plaintiff's Complaint against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby. Both attorneys also knew that the "surprise complaints" had not been brought forth during the discovery process that was completed weeks before the trial occurred.
Lon's Appeal Actions: During Lon's appeal many month's later, the appeal attorney for Appellant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby deceitfully "cooperated" with the plaintiff's appeal attorney (same attorney as the plaintiff's trial attorney). Lon's appeal attorney failed to report and expose in the Initial Brief the improper "surprise complaints" litigation scheme that was used against Defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby to ruthlessly obstruct the cause of justice during the trial.
Lon's appeal attorney also failed to cite the state's Supreme Court's long-standing benchmark ruling that had clearly shown that "surprise complaint issues" were not to be allowed during trial court litigation actions in that state, unless a motion for amendment of the pleadings was filed and subsequently agreed to by the opposing parties.
The Initial Brief was the first appeal brief filed for appellant Lon Willoughby in the appeal process, and Lon Jr. could see that it presented appeal argument issues in a manner that would ensure that Lon Jr. would lose the appeal case.
Lon's appeal attorney also failed to present an argument issue about the improper complaint shown in the Final Judgment that was not even litigated during the trial. That "surprise complaint" issue severely prejudiced the entire trial court case against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby in an extremely unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded manner.
That severe prejudice was obviously intended to carry forward and also severely prejudice the appellate panel of three judges against Appellant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, (If he attempted an appeal of the Final Judgment). This situation is an illustration of just how extremely corrupt, in an elitist self-serving manner, the "officers of the court" were in this litigation process.(attorneys and the judge)
The three appellate court judges were surely aware of the extremely important landmark, benchmark case by the state's supreme court (regarding the prohibition of surprise complaint issues during trial). That case law decision had set a precedent ruling that applied to all trial court cases within the state's court systems.
The three judge panel could have raised that issue on their own initiative in Lon's appeal case, but they chose to not do so in their subsequent decision for the appeal (Affirmed, per curium without a written opinion). That appeal judgment avoided presenting a written opinion for the appeal case, and that was an extremely unfair and unethical appeal decision for Lon's very important appeal.
The three judge appeal panel conveniently ruled against Appellant Co-trustee Lon Willoughby, finding no fault whatsoever with the clearly obvious unfair, unethical, deceptive and deceitful "ambush complaints scheme" that was perpetrated against Co-trustee Lon Willoughby in a malicious and ruthlessly manner during the one-day "equity court" trial conducted in September 1989.
Each of the five "ambush complaint issues" were clearly recorded in detail in the 267 page transcript of the actions taken during trial, as the plaintiff's attorney strategically introduced each complaint in a sequential manner while Co-trustee was on the witness stand (witness chair) providing verbal testimony as answers to the plaintiff's attorney's barrage of questions (for several hours of testimony by Lon Willoughby). That detailed transcript record was a major part of the "Record On Appeal" that was presented to the appellate court judges (the transcript record and all other relevant legal documents that had been filed in the trial court's case file records).
The three-judge appellate panel apparently totally ignored the extremely unfair and unethical manner in which the two "opposing" attorneys and the circuit court judge had conducted the one-day trial, where the judge required defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby to give testimony about the five "surprise ambush complaints" over three objections by Lon's defense attorney.
Several month's after the appeal decision was rendered that caused Lon to lose his appeal, he was conducting legal research for his appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. He fortunately discovered that the "surprise complaints litigation scheme" that had been used against him during the one-day trial was in direct conflict with a landmark and benchmark litigation ruling by that state's supreme court. That exceptionally important ruling, which had occurred many years earlier, had specifically prohibited unfair and unethical "surprise complaints litigation tactics" during trial court litigation.
So now it was clear to Lon Willoughby that the two trial court attorneys and the trial court judge knew, or should have known, about that extremely important benchmark ruling. It was also now clear that Lon's appeal attorney knew, or should have known, about that very important controlling legal standard.
It was also now clear to Lon that the three appellate court judges also knew, or should have known, about that very important controlling legal standard (that had been deliberately violated five times during the trial court actions that were timely appealed and clearly shown in the 267 page transcript that was presented in the Record on Appeal).
JUDICIAL ERROR REPORT: Lon is reporting those "judicial errors" here in this manner so visitors to this Website can see (and learn) how easy it is for an extremely corrupt self-serving judicial system to maliciously and ruthlessly harass, persecute, and severely punish a litigant when he had done nothing wrong.
Co-trustee Lon Willoughby was punished severely in the manner reported herein because he had helped his aging parents develop an excellent Trust Estate settlement plan that could enable Lonnie Jr. to exercise good management of the trust estate assets for the rest of his parent's lives.
The amended Willoughby Trust Agreement Estate Settlement Plan would also enable the Co-trustees to legally minimize federal estate taxes on Lon's parent's joint estate value (saving more than $225,000 in federal estate taxes - at the then current federal estate tax regulations).
This estate plan would also legally minimize probate court complexities, expenses, and the time delays (months or years) that would otherwise normally be required to process a major "probate court" estate settlement. This estate settlement plan would also likely save about $50,000 to $80,000 in probate expenses for Lon's parent's joint estate value over the years ahead of the Willoughby family.
But Lon's mother and brother did not appreciate his good estate planning work for the family, and they collusively tried to have Lon Jr. removed as a Co-trustee using their joint scheme to try to take total control of the trust estate. That was the real main purpose of Lon's mother's lawsuit against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (her eldest son of two children). She wanted to have Lon Jr. removed as a Co-trustee and leave the younger son as the sole trustee.
However, the Final Judgment that was rendered removed both co-trustees and turned the trust administration over to a "local" Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as the sole trustee. This particular CPA had done the Willoughby family's tax returns for several years (Lonnie Sr. and his wife) and then did Mrs. Willoughby tax returns after her husband died in November 1986.
This was the same CPA that came to trial as a witness for the plaintiff and gave false and perjured testimony about the plaintiff's annual income status (Lon's mother), under-reporting her annual income by over ten thousand dollars per year, for two relevant years in question.
The CPA also gave incompetent testimony about the tax saving features of the amended Trust Agreement. He claimed that the amendment that Lon Willoughby had made to the original Trust Agreement did not provide any estate tax savings benefits for the Willoughby trust estate.
The CPA acknowledged during trial that he did not really know for sure what he was testifying about by couching his estate planning related testimony with the phrase "I think so" at every opportunity. In other words, "I do not actually know the correct answer to that question, but I'm going to give testimony that will damage Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, and I'm going to protect myself by saying "I think my answer is correct."
It was clear to Lon during the trial that the CPA had no expertise in estate planning regarding the issues that he gave testimony about and his testimony was wrong on each of those technical issues. He was totally incompetent to be giving testimony about complex estate planning issues, as most CPA's would be because they do not normally get trained in estate planning details.
It is very important to understand that estate planning is a special subject area that most CPA's and most attorneys know almost nothing about. It requires special training to acquire this knowledge. Most attorneys and most CPA's do not know how to plan their own estate program, and they certainly do not know how to plan other people's complex estates, such as the Willoughby joint estate values.
Expert Witness? The plaintiff's attorney did not claim that the CPA was an "expert witness" regarding the estate planning issues that were raised during trial as "surprise complaints" against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. It is very important to understand that the CPA's testimony during trial regarding estate planning issues had no credibility at all. It had no more value than if he had been an automobile mechanic because neither of them would be qualified to be an "expert witness" about complex estate planning and federal estate taxation issues. The CPA had no training or experience with such specialized legal issues.
However, the unfair, unethical, and corrupt trial court judge allowed all of the CPA's testimony into the trial, as if he had been presented as an "expert witness" about the "surprise complaint" issues. The trial court judge verbally acknowledged during the trial that the CPA had not been presented to the court as an expert witness. (his statement is recorded in the trial transcript)
The judge improperly allowed the CPA's testimony to be fully considered as if he had been an "expert witness" regarding the "surprise complaints" against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. So Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby was again denied fundamental due process of law standards. The trial was an outrageous FRAUD upon the court.
The obviously unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt trial court actions, and the subsequent unfair and unethical appellate court process and appeal decision started a complex litigation process that continued for more than 20 years of related litigation actions.
After Appellant Lon Willoughby lost his appeal in the state's appellate court, he subsequently sued his defense attorney, and sued the plaintiff's attorney, and sued Lon's appeal attorney in the federal court system in that state. (collusion and conspiracy to corrupt a litigation process)
Over a period of many months, Lon learned that federal court judges, and federal appellate court judges, could be just as deceitful and dishonest and unfair and unethical in self-serving litigation actions, as the state court judges had been when non-resident defendant Lonnie Willoughby was subjected to extremely unfair and unethical judicial actions (in the state's trial courts and appellate court).
Related state court litigation actions extended the litigation process, again and again and again, as Lon's initial "defense attorney" and a series of corrupt trial court judges "cooperated" with said attorney's abusive litigation schemes and tactics against non-resident litigant Lon Willoughby.
Lon's defense attorney subsequently used unfair and unethical litigation actions and schemes to maliciously harass and ruthlessly persecute Lon Willoughby (for having exposed unfair, unethical, and corrupt judicial actions in multiple appeal case legal briefs - after Appellant Lon Willoughby fired his appeal attorney during the first appeal and personally drafted the final appeal brief).
The extremely corrupt "local" attorney that had betrayed Co-trustee Lon Willoughby during the September 1989 trial, and the current "local" county court judge involved with subsequent related litigation actions collusively cooperated with each other to prosecute several "contempt of court" litigation actions against non-resident litigant Lon Willoughby.
Those improper "contempt of court" judicial actions enabled the county court judge to give the false appearance of having a basis for issuing two separate arrest warrants for the arrest of non-resident Lonnie Willoughby, if he could be found anywhere in the state.
The two arrest warrants were issued to the sheriff in each county of the distant state. Consequently, Lon Willoughby was improperly prevented from being able to travel into that distant state from that time on. He was thereby tactically prevented from personally appearing in the state to participate in further litigation actions in the state's trial courts or the state's appellate court.
The unfair, unethical, and clearly improper arrest warrants also prevented Plaintiff Lon Willoughby from attending and participating in any further litigation actions in his ongoing federal court case in that state. The unfair and improper "arrest warrant scheme litigation tactic" worked as planned by the officers of the court.
Their collusive scheme prevented Lon Willoughby from prosecuting pro se (by himself - without attorney assistance) his federal civil case in the nearby federal court against the three unfair, unethical, and extremely corrupt attorneys that he had sued in that federal civil action case.
Lon had sued the three attorneys for their collusive and conspiratorial "cooperative efforts" to knowingly and willfully corrupt the litigation processes (trial court and then the appellate court) to cause Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby to lose a trust estate dispute litigation process that should have been easy for his very competent and skilled defense attorney to win in the initial trial court litigation in September 1989.
Lon Willoughby had been forced by other unfair circumstances to prosecute his federal civil action case by himself (pro se) because the local bar association could not locate any local attorney in that very large city that would even talk with Lon Willoughby about his federal case.
Lon learned that no "local" attorney would help him sue and prosecute a civil case against three other attorneys in that same state. This was another example of the "legal brotherhood" acting to protect members of the legal profession, irrespective of how unfair and unethical there action may have been against a non-resident litigant.
As you can see here, if a person does not know how to prosecute his own litigation actions, he cannot present his case in the trial court because the extremely self-serving and corrupt legal brotherhood was not willing to help Lon Willoughby present his case in the federal court against three unfair, unethical, and corrupt attorneys. (for expensive legal fees to be paid by Lon Willoughby - of course)
So the idea of having an opportunity to "have your day in court " only occurs when a member of the "legal brotherhood" is willing to get involved in the case. Otherwise, there will be no day in court. You see, this tactic helps keep the "legal malpractice insurance rates" as low as possible for attorneys in general because the abused litigant cannot likely find an attorney that will take a legal malpractice case.
If an attorney did in fact take such a case, would the attorney reliably prosecute the plaintiff's legal malpractice complaint in a fair, competent and responsible manner? Or would the plaintiff's attorney deceitfully ensure that his client would lose the case and then laughs all the way to the bank with the money that he collected from the client under false pretenses?
The attorneys know that they can do anything they choose to do and get away with it because the abused and betrayed litigant cannot get anything done about it in this corrupt system.
Federal court case and arrest warrants: Unfortunately, plaintiff Lon Willoughby subsequently lost in his federal case because the federal court judges (two judges involved in the case) fully cooperated with the arrest warrants scheme that was unfairly and unethically preventing non-resident Lon Willoughby (the plaintiff) from traveling into that state.
Lon understood that as soon as he appeared in the federal court in that state to prosecute any part of his federal case, he would be arrested and transported (65 miles) to the nearby county and put in the county jail where the initial unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt circuit court litigation had occurred.
Lon also understood that the multiple contempt charges against him would enable the "local" county court judge to have Lon Willoughby put in the "local" county court jail for a total of ten months of time (multiple unfair and unethical contempt of court "convictions").
The county court judge did not even have "subject matter jurisdiction" over the improperly and unethically alleged "contempt of court" issues; they would have had to be litigated in a circuit court to give them the appearance of being adjudicated properly.
Lon also realized that he would likely be abused severely while in jail (probably beaten up multiple times and possibly raped by other prisoners). Lon anticipated that he would likely never get out of that jail alive because he knew too much about the extreme judicial corruption that was involved in his cases. (He had repeatedly exposed extremely unfair, unethical, and corrupt judicial actions in his multiple appellate court cases).
MANY APPEALS: Over a period of years, Lon filed and prosecuted 10+ appeal cases to the state's appellate court system. He did all of that through the mail; fortunately, he did not need to appear in the state to prosecute his appeal cases. However, the appellate court judges took no judicial actions that would help initiate an appropriate criminal investigation of the malicious and ruthless unfair and unethical harassment litigation actions in the trial courts against non-resident Lon Willoughby - that were reported in his appeal briefs numerous times.
Consequently, it was clear to the trial court judges involved with Lon Willoughby, and the "local" attorneys involved, including the "local" state attorney for that judicial district, that nothing was going to be done about those types of unfair, unethical litigation actions by the appellate court judges. Therefore, those types of unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded litigation actions continued in the trial courts against Lon Willoughby for a total of about 21 years (from September of 1989 into the year of 2010 - when Lon Willoughby finally stopped litigating in their extremely unfair, unethical, and corrupt courts).
During that extended 20+ years period of time, non-resident Lon Willoughby was abused and persecuted maliciously and ruthlessly numerous times with an outrageous amount of unfair, unethical, deceitful, and spiteful criminal-minded litigation tactics - used by corrupt "local" attorneys, a "local" state prosecutor, and a series of corrupt "local" trial court judges (county court and circuit court), and a series of extremely unfair, unethical, and corrupt appellate court judges.
Eventually Lon had prosecuted 10+ appeal cases (pro se - without attorney representation), and each of those appeal cases responsibly exposed extremely unfair, unethical, and corrupt trial court judicial actions to the appellate court judges. Lon did win two of those appeal cases, but the appellate judges involved took no actions whatsoever that could have helped stop the continuation of such abusive harassment litigation actions against non-resident litigant Lonnie Willoughby in the future.
NOTE: Lon should have won all of his appeal cases, but he found that the appellate court system judges would also operate in an extremely unfair and unethical self-serving manner for benefit to the members of the "elitistlegal brotherhood" involved in Lonnie Willoughby's numerous appeals.
Lon's extensive legal research eventually informed him that the distant state had criminal law statutes in their statute books that specifically prohibited unfair and unethical judicial actions against litigants. His multiple appellate court legal briefs had exposed those unfair and unethical criminal type judicial actions to a three-judge panel of appellate court judges on several occasions. However, the distant state's appellate court judges did nothing to help initiate appropriate criminal investigations of those unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded judicial actions, as Lon's appeal briefs repeatedly requested them to accomplish.
Reports to the state's attorney general and governor: In addition to his ongoing appeal actions, Lon also filed a detailed report with the state's attorney general, and also with the governor, about some criminal actions by a circuit court judge. Lon's report clearly requested each of them to initiate a criminal investigation of his very responsible complaints (well documented complaints). Subsequently, they both refused to initiate an investigation of Lon's well-documented legitimate complaints.
The FBI: Lon also visited the appropriate Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in that state twice to report some of the corrupt criminal-minded judicial actions, but the FBI agents did not initiate an investigation of his very serious complaints about corrupt attorneys and corrupt judges in a nearby county (65 miles away). Consequently, the extremely unfair and unethical judicial corruption continued year after year. After 21 years of ongoing judicial corruption, Lonnie Willoughby finally refused to litigate any more in the distant state's unfair, unethical, and corrupt trial courts.
Lon's diligent, responsible, and courageous litigation actions have proven convincingly that corrupt trial court judges can get away with some really bad judicial actions. The judges know that law enforcement agency personnel will not likely investigate an abused litigant's complaints.
Based upon Lon's extremely frustrating experiences, it is very clear that a severely abused litigant will not be able to get any law enforcement office to initiate a responsible investigation of the litigant's complaints, even when they are valid and well documented complaints about unfair, unethical, and corrupt judicial actions, as they were in Lon's situations. In essence, if the appellate courts allow those actions to get through the appellate court process, nothing is going to be done about them by any law enforcement agency (state or federal agencies).
Lon found that neither a state law enforcement agency nor a federal law enforcement agency will initiate a responsible investigation of a severely abused litigant's complaints). Lon's numerous experiences proved repeatedly that the "legal brotherhood" will protect its members from criminal investigations (attorneys, lawyers, and judges), even when the documentary records show clearly and convincingly that they willfully caused unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded litigation actions as "officers of the court."
Trust Fund Account Judicial Thievery: The "local" attorneys involved in the later phases of the ongoing litigation process (from 2003 to 2010) were sons of the corrupt "defense" attorney that betrayed Co-trustee Lon Willoughby during the trial in September 1989. Their father eventually died while litigating with Lon Willoughby in 2001.
His two attorney sons continued the ongoing litigation process in opposition to non-resident defendant Lonnie Willoughby. Together, they developed and prosecuted a complex litigation scheme involving additional corrupt judges that cooperated with their unfair and unethical litigation schemes and tactics to defeat the non-resident litigant (Lonnie Willoughby) in any manner conceivable.
Those unfair and unethical litigation tactics, and the multiple "cooperative judges," eventually enabled the two attorneys to judicially steal $126,000+ out of the trust fund that Lon's parents left for Lon in his father's trust estate in that distant state. The two attorneys (brothers) used the extremely corrupt local judicial systems to enable them to effectively steal Lon's trust funds out of his trust fund bank account (in the distant state).
Using unfair and unethical judicial actions against the non-resident Lon Willoughby, the two brothers took most of the funds in Lon's trust account. Those were funds that Lon's father and mother had worked very hard to accumulate over a period of more than fifty years of diligent work - 50 years + 50 years = 100 years of work by Lon's parents.
The court appointed trustee (the dishonest CPA) had also been sued by Lon's fired "defenseattorney." After his death in December 2001, two of his sons (both practicing attorneys in the distant state) continued that lawsuit against Lon Willoughby and against the court appointed CPA trustee.
The CPA trustee was eventually required by court order (Judgment) to pay the two attorney brothers the amount that they claimed was owed to them due to the fines (completely fraudulent fines) charged against Lon Willoughby by the unfair, unethical, and corrupt collusive and conspiratorial actions of the "defense" attorney and the local county court judge.
In reality, the county court judge did not have subject matter jurisdiction to even attempt to prosecute Lon Willoughby for the alleged violation of a court order regarding his alleged failure to submit answers to an interrogatory document that was prepared and mailed to Lon Jr. by the "defense" attorney. But you see, Lon Willoughby did present a very responsible response to the improper and unethical interrogatory document.
When that issued was subsequently heard before the county court judge, Lon could not be present in the distant state to defend himself due to the two arrest warrants for his arrest, but he had scheduled a court reporter to be present and prepare a transcript of that motion hearing. When Lon Jr. could not appear in the hearing to defend his actions, the "defense" attorney lied to the judge when he told him that defendant Lon Willoughby had not sent him an answer to said interrogatory document.
The county court judge then issued an order that fined Lon Jr. $50.00 per day until he answered the interrogatories. There was nothing that Lon Jr. could do at that point. He could not communicate with the county court judge in any manner because he knew that he would be held in"contempt of court" again if he wrote a letter to the judge explaining how the attorney had lied to the judge. So the $50.00 per day fine continued to accumulate for many months and that is what accounted for most of the money judgment shown below.
The CPA subsequently wrote the Willoughby trust fund bank account check to pay the $126,000+ Judgment that a successor county court judge issued against Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. So that was the unfair and unethical litigation scheme that the two attorneys used to gain access to Lon Willoughby's trust account funds (located in the distant state and under the court's control).
Due to the outstanding warrants for Lon's arrest (with every sheriff in said state since 2007), Lon was not able to travel into that state to defend his trust estate funds from those corrupt attorneys and the corrupt "cooperative" local judges involved, and they (the two attorneys and two judges) consequently got away with their extremely unfair and unethical collusive and conspiratorial "judicial actions" to steal most of Lon's "local bank" trust account funds. (those were actions by "officers of the court")
Seven years of work time: The malicious and ruthless harassment litigation actions reported very briefly herein took up more than 15,000 hours of Lon's time (about seven years of full-time work). That was precious time that Lon could not spend to promote and improve the operation of our health and wellness facility in the Greenville area of South Carolina.
That seven years of time was also precious time that Lon could not spend working to develop his advanced healthcare concepts education program. He fully understood that his potential health care concepts education programs could help thousands of people and families each year, just in South Carolina.
He also understood that his potential healthcare concepts education program could eventually be used in some form to help millions of Americans across the USA. Unfortunately, those very time consuming litigation actions, over a period of 20+ years, caused many years of delay in Lon's dedicated and determined efforts to develop his very important advanced healthcare concepts education program.
Lots of corrupt judicial actions: As reported herein, Lon Willoughby experienced a lot of unfair, unethical, and extremely corrupt judicial actions ( over and over again during those 20+ years). Those types of unfair, unethical judicial actions occurred in all of the courts that got involved in the Willoughby family's litigation actions. Those litigation actions involved two county court judges, five circuit court judges, and twelve appellate court appeal cases - with three judge panels for each circuit court appeal case.
Lon also prosecuted pros se (without attorney assistance) two of his appeal cases up to the Supreme Court of the United States (a very difficult, time consuming, and expensive process).
Appellant Petitioner Lonnie Willoughby had to publish his appeal brief (his Petition) in specific size small book format and send the high court forty copies of that "bound book" as his appeal brief. No photo copies of any litigation documents were allowed in the appeal brief due to the small size of the appeal brief. Consequently, every exhibit document had to be retyped entirely (court orders, transcript pages, etc.)
Appeal brief argument issues also had to be typed on both sides of the page, just like a regular hard back book that one might purchase at a book store. Submitting an appeal case to the U.S. Supreme Court is an extremely difficult, frustrating, and time consuming task, and Lon Willoughby has done this twice. (but never again!!! - a terrible waste of energy, work, time, and money)
Avoid litigating in distant courts: As a result of all of the absurd and ridiculous difficulties and frustrations involved with litigation in a distant state (and due to the self-serving unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded judicial tactics allowed for local attorneys and judges against a non-resident litigant), Lon Willoughby decided that our South Carolina Corporation will not distribute our Advanced Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Program into any other state at this time.
In addition to those limitations, our education program will be leased, rather than sold, so we can maintain much better control over their distribution, and they will be leased only to "qualified education clients" within a selected nearby area within South Carolina. See our Client Qualificationsdepartment for an explanation of our qualification security parameters.
Consequently, millions of Americans will continue to suffer annually with serious sickness and disease conditions that could have been minimized or avoided using our Advanced Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Program.
Unfortunately, millions of those sick Americans will probably die premature deaths, because they will not have an opportunity to lease our incredibly important and valuable Advanced Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Program.
As shown in this report, Lon Willoughby was delayed for many years in working on developing our healthcare concepts education program due to many years of unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt litigation actions in the distant state's courts (trial courts and appellate courts). Those situations are reported briefly herein - the many situations involved were much, much worse than can be related in this simplified short report.
For the reasons reported herein, Lon Willoughby will not allow anyone associated with the judicial systems in America to lease our exceptionally valuable Advanced Healthcare Concepts Education Program. Consequently, several million Americans that work within the judicial systems in America with not be able to lease our advanced healthcare concepts home-study education program, and many of those people will likely suffer with sickness and disease conditions that could have been minimized or avoided altogether if they had learned our advanced natural healthcare concepts. Unfortunately, many of those people will likely die premature deaths due to their lack of our advanced natural healthcare concepts knowledge.
Think about this situation for a few moments: A lot of unnecessary sickness and disease and suffering will continue to occur throughout America for millions of people for many years into the future (billions of dollars in medical expenses each year) because attorneys, lawyers, and judges, working within the judicial systems in America, have knowingly and willfully created extremely unfair, unethical, and corrupt judicial system practices for their own self-serving benefit.
Those judicial situations were proven again and again in Lon's 21+ years of litigation actions. They were proven in the state court systems (trial courts and appellate courts), and they were also proven in the federal court systems (trial court and appellate courts - all the way up and into the U.S. Supreme Court - twice).
As the founder and president of this South Carolina Corporation, Lonnie Willoughby "avoids like the plague" any business involvement that could be potentially dangerous in any state (might lead to the need for litigation), including distant locations in our home state of South Carolina.
Are the judicial systems in South Carolina also corrupt? Lon has had some experience with litigation in this state, and he found that the attorneys and the judges also had "elitist" attitudes and acted unfairly and unethically and corruptly whenever it served the needs of their "legal brotherhood" members.
Lon Willoughby had to take one case to the Supreme Court of South Carolina to expose extremely unfair and unethical judicial actions by a trial court judge. The judge was subsequently removed as a judge. That litigation process lasted about three years. Although Lon Willoughby effectively won the case for his Corporation, the five justices that signed off on this extremely important case did so in a manner that was very self-serving for the "legal brotherhood" in South Carolina.
As you can see from this report, it is too inconvenient and much too expensive and much too time consuming to attempt to litigate in distant courts (even in this state, but especially in other states, and most especially in distant states).
Lon understands that attorneys and judges in other states know that it is a tremendous disadvantage to be an out-of-state litigant, or even very inconvenient for a litigant that is 50 or more miles from their home area.
Lon also knows that "officers of the court" can collusively manipulate litigation actions to make them come out the way they want, irrespective of the factual evidence, or the relevant controlling legal standards, on anything else that might be a fair and responsible consideration.
As shown in this very simplified report, litigation in a distant state can be extremely corrupt, any time the "local" attorneys and judges collusively or conspiratorially choose to make it so. Lon learned that being an out-of-state non-resident litigant (a foreigner) puts one at a tremendous disadvantage during the litigation process.
He had to drive his automobile about 9,000 miles, back and forth to the distant state's trial courts for discover actions, depositions, motion hearings, trials, and other related actions (he made nine trips to said state).
Lon Willoughby needed to make several other trips to that state to participate in state court litigation actions and to also participate as the plaintiff in his federal court litigation actions. Unfortunately, he was unable to make any more trips into the distant state due to the two improper, unfair, unethical, and criminally-minded judicial arrest warrants that had been issued for Lon Willoughby's arrest by an outrageously unfair, unethical, and corrupt county court judge in the distant state.
Those malicious and ruthless litigation tactics were concocted and promoted by the "defense attorney" that had betrayed Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. in the trial court litigation in September 1989. That attorney was still litigating against Lon Willoughby's diligent and responsible efforts to prosecute that attorney in the distant state court for deceit, fraud, and legal malpractice against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr.
Co-trustee Lon had a right to a jury trial in the first year of that litigation process, but two successive circuit court judges unfairly and unethically acted to willfully prevent non-resident litigant Lon Willoughby from presenting his legitimate complaints in a jury trial in the distant state's circuit court.
During 21 years of ongoing related litigation actions, Lon learned that attorneys and judges are the most dishonest and unfair, unethical, and corrupt people that he has ever encountered in his 80 years of living in the United States of America as a natural born citizen (with 23 years of federal government service).
Lon found that the attorneys and judges that he encountered in the distant state, over 20+ years of ongoing litigation actions, usually demonstrated that they had no respect for the litigant's protected rights pursuant to the state's Constitution and pursuant to the Constitution of the United States.
His litigation experiences showed that their real allegiance was to the "self-serving objectives" of the "legal brotherhood" and the members thereof, irrespective of the relevant controlling legal standards, their own very good ethics standards for members of their legal profession (their bar association), or the relevant controlling appellate court case law decisions, or the Constitution of their home state or the Constitution of the United States of America.
In other words, Lon found the judicial systems to be as corrupt and self-serving as attorneys and judges could make them to suit their own objectives. The court systems are supposed to be for the people, to settle disputed issues in a civilized manner that is fair and impartial, but Lon found that the court systems have been subverted by members of the "legal brotherhood" to be operated and managed in the manner that provides the maximum benefit to attorneys, lawyers, and judges. Lon found them to be outrageously corrupt in an extremely self-serving manner.
Lon's 21+ years of litigation efforts and actions found that trial attorneys and trial judges and appellate court judges generally had no allegiance to anything that they were supposed to respect (rules for fairness, due process of law standards, controlling relevant case law decisions, the state's Constitution and the Constitution of the United States of America, etc.)
Lon found that their only real allegiance was to their own self-serving objectives for themselves and their elitist attorney, lawyer, and judge brothers in the "legal brotherhood."
Lon now considers the "legal profession" to be a profession that is dominated and controlled by attorneys, lawyers, and judges who are deceivers, deceitful liars, despicable thieves, and ethical perverts, and despots who apparently enjoy obstructing the cause of justicewherever possible, and also enjoy punishing innocent litigants in malicious and ruthless ways, wherever that is possible.
Lon's numerous experiences with eight judges, over a period of 20+ years of ongoing litigation actions, convinced him that the judicial systems in America (state level and federal level - trial courts and appellate courts) can be manipulated easily in any litigation process to serve the self-serving unfair, unethical, and despotic objectives of members of the legal profession in an elitist manner, any time the attorneys, lawyers, and judge involved "collusively" choose to do so.
If any person wants to see how outrageously unfair, unethical, and corrupt attorneys and judges can be, just review case law records, including the trial transcript, where a prominent attorney was sued by a client for deceit, fraud, and legal malpractice, as Lon Willoughby attempted to do.
You will likely discover, as Lon Willoughby discovered, that many members of the "legal profession" have no professional integrity at all - absolutely ZERO!
You now have some understanding of why our company, ABC's of Health, Inc., will not generally lease ourhealthcare education program to American citizens that do not live within our home county (Greenville County), or live near this county - residence has a ZIP Code of 296_ _.
You also have some understanding of why we will not lease our healthcare education program to any attorney, lawyer, or judge, or their spouse, or their adult children, or to their employees, or to anyone who works within the judicial systems in any capacity, or to anyone whose living parent(s) are, or were at one time, practicing attorneys, lawyers, or judges.
Lon Willoughby would like to believe that there are some ethical attorneys, lawyers, and judges in America (somewhere), but his experiences with them over a period of 20+ years caused him to not trust any of them to be fair and honest regarding any matter that has any conflict at all with their own self-serving objectives as members of the "elitistlegal brotherhood" in the United States of America (USA).
Lon saw again and again and again, numerous times, that the major "legal allegiance" of attorneys, lawyers, and judges is to the "elitist legal brotherhood," and not to their own State Constitution and not to the Constitution of the United States. (where their major and primary "legal allegiance" should be)
Lon found on numerous occasions that when there is a conflict of interest between the legal requirements and standards of the State Constitution or the U.S. Constitution and the self-serving desires, needs, and wants of the "elitistlegal brotherhood," attorneys, lawyers, and judges will unfairly, unethically, and corruptly support the self-serving needs of the "elitistlegal brotherhood" and members thereof, like brainwashed indentured servants of their master (the elitist legal brotherhood club).
They take such unfair and unethical self-serving protective legal actions, rather than adhere to, comply with, and respect and defend a litigant's sacred protected rights pursuant to the protections stated in the highest and most sacred legal standards of said constitutions, including the sacred basic protection of "fundamental due process of law."
Lon Willoughby was ruthlessly and maliciously denied "fundamental due process of law" on numerous occasions, as illustrated in this report several times, while the attorneys and judge involved used legal schemes and tactics to manipulate the judicial process for the most benefit to the "local" attorneys and the "local" judge, as members of the "elitist legal brotherhood".
They would knowingly and willfully violate the relevant constitution legal standards, and the relevant controlling appellate court case law decisions, and the relevant published rules of procedures, even when those relevant legal standards clearly and firmly supported the specific legal issues raised by non-resident defendant Lonnie Willoughby.
The 21+ years of ongoing related litigation actions caused by the extremely unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt judicial actions reported very briefly herein actually wrecked Lon Willoughby's responsible efforts to develop a very important health and wellness center in the Greenville area of South Carolina.
The resultant failure of that business venture cost Lon Willoughby and his wife more than one million dollars in business losses. The very lengthy litigation process in the distant state also caused Lon to lose potential income, amounting to about 700,000+ dollars.
The two brother attorneys in the distant state used the unfair, unethical, and extremely corrupt judicial proceedings described briefly herein to illegally and unethically confiscate $126,000+ from Lon's trust estate funds that his parents had left for him in a trust fund bank account in the distant state. (the state where his parents lived)
The 21+ years of corrupt litigation processes also ruthlessly and maliciously damaged both Lonnie Willoughby and his wife Janie severely in numerous ways, and there is no way for them to ever recover from the tremendous harm that has been done to them by unethical, criminal-minded attorneys and judges at every opportunity. They damaged Lonnie Willoughby Jr. as much as possible with outrageously unfair and unethical corrupt litigation actions against him.
The unfair, unethical, and corrupt litigation actions reported herein briefly are just a few of the many unfair, unethical, and corrupt litigation situations that occurred over 21+ years of ongoing related litigation actions. Consequently, Lon Willoughby has lost all respect for trial attorneys, trial lawyers, and trial judges, and appellate court judges. He now avoids theseelitist corrupt-minded self-serving despots and tyrants as much as possible, in any way possible, in any situations possible.
Lon Willoughby will not help them in any way with the incredibly valuable advancednatural healthcare concepts knowledge that he has diligently acquired - in spite of their ruthless and malicious judicial efforts to destroy him financially, and socially, and health wise, and as a responsible businessman in South Carolina.
Three Deaths Occurred Over The Years Involved
1. The "defense" attorney that ruthlessly betrayed Lon Willoughby in September 1989 is now dead (apparently died at home of natural causes - December 2001).
2. The outrageously corrupt trial court judge that conducted the fraudulent "equity court" trial in September 1989 is also dead (died many years ago - apparently of natural causes).
3. The governor of the state at that time (1989) is also dead (died of natural causes many years ago). This governor refused to initiate a responsible investigation about the outrageously unfair, unethical, and corrupt judicial actions that Lon Willoughby personally reported to the governor and his attorney general in a detailed printed Complaint Report. No responsible action was taken about the outrageous level of judicial corruption exposed in detail in that report.
Karma: So you see, it appears that sometimes there is some natural Karma that can occur in life to help balance the scales of justice somewhat and make things more fair and more just for severely abused people.
Summary and Conclusion
Due to Lon Willoughby's incredibly important and valuable advanced healthcare concepts knowledge, he is still alive and doing pretty well near age 80, especially so when one considers the 15,000+ plus hours of intense litigation actions that he was forced to accomplish under extremely stressful conditions, working 90 to 110 hours per week many times. Most of that pro se legal work was caused by unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt attorneys and judges in the distance state.
The intense legal work and extreme stress went on and on and on for 20+ years for Lon Willoughby. That amount of extreme stress was enough to kill five strong men, but it did not kill Lon Willoughby because he was able to gradually develop and then use the incredibly important and valuable advanced healthcare concepts knowledge that he had been diligently acquiring over a period of many years.
As shown herein, "officers of the court" repeatedly used unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt self-serving litigation actions, schemes, and tactics, against non-resident Lonnie Willoughby. They maliciously and ruthlessly destroyed his family reputation with their outrageously fraudulent Final Judgment in October 1989, and they attempted numerous times to destroy him financially and as a person and as a responsible business man in South Carolina.
The extended legal work (over a period of 21+ years) damaged Lonnie Willoughby Jr.'s health severely due to their extremely stressful unfair and unethical and corrupt litigation actions. However, Lon is still alive because he managed to overcome a lot of that severely stressful health damage due to his incredibly valuable knowledge about the advanced natural healthcare conceptsthat he had gradually developed and copyrighted over the years.
In spite of their malicious and ruthless efforts to destroy Lon Willoughby, he managed to cope with those heart-breaking extremely stressful emotional conditions for many years. It was very difficult for Lon to see and believe that such outrageously corrupt judicial actions could occur, over and over many times, in multiple courts in America, and no law enforcement agency would make any responsible effort to investigate his valid and well-documented complaints.
Today, Lon has managed to recover his usual strong emotional control and stability, even though he has been beaten down badly numerous times by extremely unfair, unethical criminal-minded and elitist-minded attorneys, lawyers, and judges.
Lon Willoughby was enabled to accomplish that amazing feat over a period of years due primarily to three very important situations:
1) Lon has an outstanding loving wife that is emotionally strong and she reliably supported him emotionally and financially throughout those 21+ years, and
2) his incredibly important and valuable knowledge about advanced natural health care concepts enabled him to keep working with vigor, and
3) Lon's very strong sense of ethics enabled him to stay determined to expose the extremely corrupt manner in which the various courts and the attorneys ("officers of the court") had conducted numerous litigation actions against Lon.
He was determined to try to bring about some justice in the litigation process. However, over the years, it became increasingly clear that all of the trial court judges had been extremely unfair and unethical despots and tyrants, and after 21+ years of related litigation actions, and 12 appeals, it was obvious to Lon Willoughby that the judicial system was so outrageously corrupt in a self-serving manner that there was no hope of achieving any justice at all.
For the substantial reasons presented in this report, several million Americans that are associated with the judicial systems in America will be strictly prohibited from ever becoming a "qualified client" and they will all be denied any access of any kind to our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Education Program.
Lon Willoughby will not allow any of them to have the incredible healthcare benefits that he has laboriously developed in spite of their "elitist legal brotherhood's" malicious and ruthless persecution of him over a period of 21+ years.
In addition, Lon now realizes that judges, attorneys, and lawyers across America can also be as unfair and unethical and corrupt - as he experienced in the distant state. Consequently, our company will restrict the distribution of our advancedhealthcare concepts education program to the upstate area of South Carolina.
Consequently, most Americans will not have access to our natural healthcare concepts education program in the foreseeable future. This is a tragic situation for more than 250 million Americans because people are dying at the rate of about 216,000 per month in America. Lon estimates that at least 50% of those deaths monthly could have been avoided if all of those people had been educated about our advanced healthcare concepts a few years before they got sick and died.
This horrendously tragic sickness and death situation will apparently continue indefinitely into the future of the USA because theelitist legal profession and judicial systems have repeatedly demonstrated to Lon Willoughby that they are outrageously corrupt in an elitist self-serving manner whenever they want to be. Consequently, President Lonnie Willoughby will not allow our corporation to market our incredibly important and valuable Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Education Program to the general public located in any other states.
Although Lon is 80 years of age, he and his wife are still working six days per week in developing their advanced natural healthcare concepts education business, for leasing our advanced natural healthcare education program to selected natural born American citizens who live in the upstate area of South Carolina.
All applicants for our education program lease must meet our client qualification standards, as explained in our Client Qualifications department.
In essence, the outrageously corrupt judicial systems in the USA have made it too dangerous to attempt to market the leasing of our advanced natural healthcare concepts program across state lines. Due to his extensive litigation experiences, Lon Willoughby understands these situations very well.
He also understands that many millions of American citizens will suffer and die prematurely unnecessarily with serious disease conditions. Millions of American citizens will die a premature death because they could not obtain leasing access to our remarkable advanced natural healthcare concepts education program.
We could have educated many millions of Americans in the coming years about how they can reduce and minimize their potential for many serious health conditions, but we have been prevented from doing so as explained above.
In Summary, the outrageously corrupt self-serving judicial systems, that are operated, supported, and "enforced" by an elitist legal brotherhood that is clearly allowed to operate in an extremely self-serving manner, has severely restricted our freedom to market our remarkable healthcare concepts education program. Consequently, our incredibly important and valuable natural healthcare concepts education program will not be available throughout the United States of America (for the reasons explained herein).
No one associated with the legal profession in any manner will be allowed to lease our natural healthcare education program, and millions of those people will likely suffer and die of serious disease conditions prematurely without this special natural healthcare concepts information. We will withhold this special healthcare concepts information from those people because of the extreme deficiency of professional honesty, integrity, and fairness within the elitist legal brotherhood.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.
Lord Acton (January 10, 1834 - 19 June 1902)
Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton
An English Author, Historian, and Politician
This Website was developed to help us inform selected people about our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs. Lonnie E. Willoughby, Jr., A.S., is the founder and president of ABC's of Health, Inc., doing business as (dba) ABC of Health. He is a skilled alternative health natural healthcare concepts consultant, nutrition consultant, and a healthy lifestyle coach. He is also the healthcare concepts consultant for the development of our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Program.
Lonnie Willoughby (Lon) has a lot of experience in the alternative health and complementary health natural healthcare concepts field of work. (optimizing health without using pharmaceutical drugs)
He understands that the incredibly important and valuable advanced natural healthcare concepts that will be presented in our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs are needed by all Americans, including all healthcare practitioners (accupuncturist, chiropractors, dietitians, massage therapist, medical doctors, medical nurse practitioners, medical nurses, naturopathic physicians, nutritionist, etc.). (Listed in alphabetical order to show fairness to the various healthcare practitioners listed.)
Our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Education Programs will be incredibly important and valuable. For security reasons, we cannot sell our education programs to anyone. We will very carefully lease our educational programs only to "qualified clients" who can meet our client qualification standards. See our Client Qualifications department for more information about this very important subject.
We will price the lease cost (Level One + Level Two + Level Three) at a bargain price because we want our healthcare education programs to be affordable for most individuals and most families, even those with a modest annual income. Our Advanced Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs will present major breakthroughs in natural healthcare management and protection concepts.
Health and Wellness Consultations and Education Programs in The Greenville, SC Area
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We are getting closer to being ready to bring our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs into the market place in South Carolina, so no one in the United States of America (USA) has previously had access to our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs.
We truly regret that we have had serious delays in getting this very important health care concepts education program ready to market because we understand that millions of Americans are suffering with serious health problems each year, and we we understand how to help most of them a lot. However, more than a million of them will die annually without us being able to educate them about our advanced natural healthcare concepts. This is truly a tragic situation for millions of Americans.
We do not plan to lease and distribute our Advanced Natural Healthcare Education Programs to people living outside of South Carolina any time soon. We will initially restrict the leasing and distribution of our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs to qualified American citizens who live in the upstate area of South Carolina. See our Client Qualifications department for info.
You will learn that we have very good reasons for restricting the distribution of leasing for our Advanced Health Care Concepts Home-study Education Programs, and that situation is further reported in some detail in this very important article.
Our Client Qualifications department will enable you to understand how selected people can become a "qualified client" and become eligible to lease one of our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs.
We understand that many people in other parts of this state, and people living in other states within the USA, will likely die prematurely without the remarkable healthcare education benefits that our Advanced Healthcare Education Home-study Programs could provide for them. Unfortunately, we cannot help those people learn how to take much better care of their natural healthcare assets at this time.
Even in South Carolina, many people will die prematurely because we cannot distribute our Advanced NaturalHealthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programsinto their area at this time. In addition, there are many people in South Carolina whose health is so bad that it is likely too late for us to offer them much help with our Advanced Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs.
We will provide an overview down below of some of the reasons for our restricted distribution of our education programs - continue downward to the sub-section titled Corrupt Litigation Actions - - - -
If you like, at a later time, you can read a more detailed account of the judicial reasons for these tight restrictions in the Justice department of our www.ABCofHealth.biz Website.
ABC of Health has been working in the natural alternative and complementary health care field for many years, and we worked with more than a thousand customers in our health and wellness store in the Greenville, South Carolina area.
We really know what we are doing with the Advanced Healthcare Concepts Home Study Education Programs that we are developing. We sincerely want to reach out and help the good and hard-working people in South Carolina as soon as possible with our Advanced Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs.
Due to our many years of experience in alternative health natural healthcare concepts work, we know that we can help most responsible and sensible people a tremendous amount by educating them about our incredible and remarkable advanced natural healthcare concepts.
DEATH RATE INFORMATION: Please understand that about 7,115 people die in the USA daily (an average death rate). That daily death rate amounts to approximately 49,800 people dying each week, and about 216,416 people dying each month in the USA.
Those averages are calculated from the 2.596,993 million people that died in the USA in year 2013 - death rate data is reported at www.CDC.gov. We have good reasons to believe that a lot of those people, perhaps most of them, could have been helped a lot if they had learned the remarkable advanced healthcare concepts that we will teach in our Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs.
Our advanced natural healthcare concepts were developed by the founder and president of ABC's of Health, In., Lonnie E. Willoughby, Jr. (Lon). He has worked on developing this healthcare education project over a period of many years, and at a cost of more than 1.6 million dollars.
In addition to the money cost, Lon also invested thousands of hours of his time and effort in his detailed study of natural healthcare books and related research data and protocols.
He also invested thousands of hours in his study of many related nutrition supplement products of many types (vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, essential fatty acids, essential oils, mental enhancement products, hormone balancing products, probiotics, pathogenic germ killing products, proteins and protein supplement products, sports nutrition supplements, weight loss products, etc.).
Lon also studied exercises and exercise equipment (CHI exerciser and Rebounder exerciser), and Far Infrared Sauna equipment, air filtration and air purification equipment, water filtration and purification equipment, bathing water filters, and water ionizer equipment.
He also spent thousands of hours developing and managing our health and wellness center in Greenville County, South Carolina for 14+ years. Lon Willoughby and his assistant store manager, worked with more than a thousand customers over those years.
No pay for Lon Willoughby: Lon was sincerely dedicated to his goal of searching for practical, responsible, and sensible ways to help a lot of people learn how to avoid most of the sickness and disease conditions that are common in the USA.
Lon worked in our corporate health and wellness facility for 14+ years with no salary and no wages because there was no money left over to pay him anything for his many years of diligent work.
He and his wife, Janie, lived very conservatively during those many years because they had to live off of her modest public school teacher salary. Due to the necessity to loan ABC of Health funds again and again over the years, Lon and Janie had to use up most of their life-time savings and IRA funds to keep their corporate business in operation because they had substantial losses each year ($30,000 - $70,000 per year).
Over the years, they loaned the business more than $560,000, and they still had to borrow money from several banks to keep their corporate business in operation ($300,000+ in bank loans over the years that still have to be paid back)
As you can see, there was no business income available to pay Lon Willoughby anything at all for his dedicated work with our health and wellness facility. None of our employees ever missed a full pay day (weekly), but Lon got paid nothing at all because our corporate business operating expenses normally exceeded the gross income that came in from the sales of health products and health care services.
This situation was due in large part to the intense competition that existed for the sale of health products and services. With the increased use of the Internet by people during the past ten years, the competition got worse and worse as the years went by, and our business losses increased each year, until we permanently closed the health and wellness facility on April 24, 2014.
Lon Willoughby typically worked 80 to 90 hours per week during those 14+ years. Consequently, he and Janie have paid a very heavy price for Lon to pursue his determined steadfast goal of striving to learn how to develop advanced natural healthcare concepts that could really help a lot of people.
Scientific and Technical Mentality: Lon has always been scientifically and technically minded (since childhood). He had earned an Associate in Science college degree (A.S.) that majored in science and electronics technology. Lon completed college level courses in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering mathematics into calculus, engineering drafting, electronics, English, and American History, etc.). Due to his technical mental abilities,
Lon eventually came to believe that he could probably learn how to reduce and minimize the potential for many human sickness and disease conditions if he could simply study alternative and complementary natural health care concepts enough to put the pieces of the complex health care puzzles together in usable forms.
If he could be successful in that objective, Lon wanted to develop an advanced natural healthcare concepts education program for our company to help many people learn how to take much better care of their natural healthcare assets.
Prior to beginning their health store business in January 1999, Lon had worked in the very complex electronics industry in the United States Air Force and then worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 19 years in the complex electronics technology division that was involved with air traffic control throughout the southern part of the United States of America (USA).
Lon was good with technical type complex challenges, and he enjoyed the challenges of being involved with several types of very complex electronics systems that were part of the air traffic control system for the FAA and for the U.S. Military.
He had some serious personal health challenges that developed after he was about 28 years of age, and his health condition got much worse over the next 20 years. He tried to get help from a series of conventionally trained medical doctors for about ten years, but he was unable to get any real help for his mysterious "health condition."
Lon finally gave up on the medical doctors and finally consulted with an alternative healthcare consultant and nutrition consultant in the summer of 1980. He had six consultations with her over a period of months, and the $300.00 total cost turned out to be a very good investment in natural healthcare education for Lon Willoughby.
He was very pleased with the help that this special woman was able to provide to him in the form of healthcare education. She helped him improve his lifestyle a lot. She did not understand Lon's underlying health condition (like the medical doctors had not understood it), but she knew how to teach her clients about healthcare actions that could help the human body produce healthier body cells on a daily basis.
With her initial help and guidance, Lon learned how to develop a healthier body and gradually restore some of his original health. However, his main health problem still persisted on a daily basis. What he learned from this remarkable woman enabled Lon to change his lifestyle in very important ways. It also motivated him to learn all that he could about alternative and complementary healthcare concepts and protocols.
Due to a series of events involving healthcare issues, Lon became strongly motivated to pursue his growing desire to learn how to develop practical, responsible, and sensible waysfor ordinary people to learn the ABC's of natural health\careconcepts.
Lon also wanted to find ways to help ordinary people learn how to avoid the very frustrating search for competent healthcare services, as he had attempted to do for more than ten years. His growing passion in those important healthcare issues gradually became his "dream accomplishment"for his ultimate purpose in life.
To make a very long and complex story into a very short story, Lon did eventually achieve remarkable success with his incredibly important goals. Those goals are finally coming into usable and practical form when Lon is 80 years of age (his most recent birthday was on June 5, 2016).
Unfortunately, due to complex and extremely difficult litigation actions and several circumstances beyond Lon's control, it took many more years than it should have taken for him to begin developing his Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Program. That extensive complex litigation is explained below - this is very important information that all adults should read.
This very important "legal information" that can be very helpful to all adults and teenagers because it is a revealing report about extreme corruption in the legal profession in American courts (in trial courts and in appellate courts). Lon Willoughby was shocked, dismayed, and frustrated with extreme judicial corruption again and again over a period of more than 21 years. Forewarned is Forearmed!
Unfair, Unethical, and Corrupt Litigation Actions
Caused Many Years of Delay For the Development of Lon's
Advanced Natural Healthcare Concepts Home-study Education Programs
Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (Lon) was involved in challenging and extremely frustrating litigation actions in a distant southern state for many years, as reported briefly below and as explained in more detail in Lon's 13 page short story at one of our other Websites,www.ABCofHealth.biz (select the Justice department to read that report).
Those complex litigation actions started for Lon in March 1989 with a family member dispute related to Lon's deceased father's Trust Estate Agreement (filed in the distant state's court system county records, in the county where Lon's parents lived for many years). Lonnie Willoughby Sr, and his wife, Leona, Lon's parents, grew up and lived in North Carolina for the first 40+ years of their lives. They eventually moved to another southern state and remained there for many years.
The Willoughby parents had two grown sons; eldest son Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (hereinafter Lon) lived in South Carolina, near Greenville, and the younger son lived in North Carolina, near Wilmington. Lon was born on June 5, 1936 and his brother was born about 29 months later.
During 1982, Lon Jr. helped his parents understand basic estate planning so they could begin to understand some of the main advantages of establishing a Trust Agreement estate management plan. Lon Jr. encouraged his parents to consult with the trust officer at a local bank in their area (in the distant state) and see if the bank officer could recommend an estate planning attorney that could help them develop a Trust Agreement type estate planning program that would be suitable for their jointly owned estate values.
Lon's parents accomplished that objective with a major bank in the distant state where they lived and the Trust Agreement documents were subsequently drafted by the attorney that the bank's trust officer recommended. The attorney was located in a nearby city, about 20 miles away from said bank, and about 50 miles away from the Willoughby home.
The Trust Agreement documents were implemented in January of 1983 in the office of said attorney. Lon Jr. traveled from his home in South Carolina to the distant state to be with his parents when they met with the attorney to sign the two mirror-image Trust Agreements. One Trust Agreement was for Mr. Lonnie E. Willoughby, Sr. and the second Trust Agreement was for his wife, Mrs. Leona S. Willoughby. The two sons were selected to be designated in said documents as Co-trustees of each of the Trust Agreements at that time, as explained later in this litigation report.
Consequently, Lonnie E. Willoughby, Jr. (Lon) became a Co-trustee of both Trust Agreements, and Lon's younger brother (by 29 months difference in age) became the other Co-trustee.
Mr. Willoughby subsequently died in November 1986 from cardiovascular problems that he had suffered with for many years.
In the spring of 1989, Mrs. Leona Willoughby, one of the beneficiaries of Mr. Willoughby's trust estate, sued Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. in her trust estate beneficiary status. Through her local attorney (in the distant state), she had demanded more monthly income distribution from the trust estate than Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (hereinafter also shown as Lon, or Lon, Jr.) could responsibly approve for distribution to her on an ongoing monthly basis.
The civil lawsuit eventually disclosed that the plaintiff (Mrs. Leona Willoughby) wanted to force Co-trustee Lon to distribute the additional income that she had demanded through her local attorney. The lawsuit actions also disclosed that the mother wanted Co-trustee Lon removed from the trust administration. (She could not twist him around her little finger, like she could with the younger son as the other Co-trustee).
Lon was a very competent and knowledgeable Co-trustee, and he was very responsible with the trust assets. However, his brother knew nothing about the legal standards involved with trust administration duties and responsibilities, and he had no responsible interest in this subject. In addition, he was still nursing an intense sibling rivalry with his brother and he was therefore hard-headed and stubborn and difficult for Lon Jr. to work with. Lon's brother would also give in to any demand made by his mother, irrespective of the fairness or sensibility of complying with her demand.
Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. knew that his mother did not really need more monthly income from the trust estate because he was familiar with her strong financial status. He knew that his mother had more than $200,000 cash in personal bank accounts, and her home was paid for, and her like-new 98 Oldsmobile automobile was paid for, and she had no outstanding unusual or substantial bills, and she was in relatively good health for her age.
Co-trustee Lon Willoughby also understood that his mother was not eligible for more monthly income distribution from the trust estate under the current circumstances of the trust estate administration and the income available from the trust.
Trustee Selection: Lon's father had specifically designated Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. to be the sole trustee of the Willoughby Trust Agreements (because Lon Jr. was competent, knowledgeable, responsible, and personally interested, and he had been very helpful in the initial development of the Trust Agreement estate plan in 1982).
At the time in January 1983, when Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby were ready to sign their individual Trust Agreement document in the attorney's office (in the distant state), Mrs. Leona Willoughby (the mother) decided that she wanted the younger brother to be added as a Co-trustee because she did not want him to get his feeling hurt (if Lon Jr. was selected to be the sole trustee for the Willoughby Family Trust Estates).
Rather than make an issue of this "last minute" surprise situation, Lon's father agreed for this change to be made to the two original Trust Agreements that had already been prepared at the activating attorney's office in the distant state (about 50 miles from the Willoughby home).
Lon had traveled from his home in South Carolina (about 460 miles) to be with his parents on the day when the Trust Agreement documents were to be signed by his parents in the office of the implementing attorney. The implementing actions were temporarily stopped while the attorney revised the signature page for each of the two Trust Agreement documents so the respective pages would show Lonnie Willoughby, Jr., and his brother as Co-trustees of the two Trust Agreements.
BIG MISTAKE - LATER ON: Adding the younger brother as a Co-trustee turned out to be a really big mistake because it was the brother's incompetent and irresponsible and foolish Co-trustee actions, more than six years later, that actually caused the family beneficiary income distribution dispute that provided the alleged legal basis for the trust estate lawsuit against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby in the spring of 1989.
It turned out that the younger brother had nursed a deep-seated sibling rivalry with his older brother for many years. Lon Jr. knew nothing about that situation until the younger brother revealed his strong feeling about that situation to Lon Jr. in a private conversation on Christmas day in 1984 (in the distant state when both brothers and their wives were visiting the Willoughby parents in their home for Christmas). This revelation to Lon Jr. occurred about 23 months after the Co-trustee relationship was created by the Willoughby parents (in January 1983).
Understanding that situation is important because it helps explain why the younger brother deliberately caused the trust administration problems that gave the mother a reason to sue Lon Jr. (the obviously competent and responsible Co-trustee). The mother's attorney had demanded (via telephone) that Lon Jr. resign as Co-trustee to avoid having to litigate this family member dispute in the distant state's court system.
Lon eventually realized that this was a "collusive" joint effort (with his mother and his brother), trying to force Co-trustee Lon Jr. into complex and expensive litigation in the distant state and thereby attempt to have the "local" trial judge remove Lon Jr as Co-trustee. Lon eventually realized that his mother and brother hoped the trial court judge would leave the younger brother as the sole trustee.
Lon was determined to not let that grossly irresponsible situation happen for the Willoughby family trust estates, so he was forced to participate in his Co-trustee capacity in the very inconvenient and time consuming civil litigation process in the distant state (about 460 miles away from Lon's home in South Carolina).
Lon realized the litigation process would likely be very expensive for the Willoughby family members, and he talked with his brother by telephone and tried to persuade his brother to talk with their mother and quickly terminate the lawsuit before it became expensive for them. The brother then explained that he wanted the lawsuit to occur - he stated that he wanted Lon Jr. to sue him over this trust dispute.
The lawsuit process continued so Lon Jr. would have to defend his disputed Co-trustee actions (for not giving in to the mother's demands for more monthly income distribution from the deceased Mr. Lonnie Willoughby Sr's trust estate). Verbal demands to Lon had been made by Leona Willoughby's attorney in a telephone conversation with Lon Willoughby weeks before the lawsuit was actually filed by the attorney in his home county in the distant state (county where the mother lived).
One Day Trial in September 1989: The "discovery" process was completed in the spring and summer of 1989, and the subsequent one-day civil "equity court" trial was conducted in September of 1989. The trial was a disgusting travesty of "justice" because it was conducted in an extremely unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt manner by the two local "opposing attorneys" (the plaintiff's attorney and Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr's defense attorney), and the local circuit court judge, as explained briefly below.
Transcript Record of Trial: When the one-day Equity Court civil litigation was over, defendant Lon Willoughby was very disappointed, dismayed, and shocked with the extremely unfair and unethical manner in which the trial court judge had allowed the trial to be conducted. Lon Jr. contacted the court reporter and requested a complete transcript of the trial actions. He subsequently paid her about $1,350 for the 267 page transcript that she produced for the entire one-day trial (about six hours of litigation actions).
The resultant 267 page trial transcript documentary record, bound in two volumes, showed that the trial judge had no concern at all about the outrageously unfair and unethical manner in which the plaintiff's "local" attorney kept introducing "surprise complaint issues" during the trial proceedings, even though Lon's "local" defense attorney objected three times to the introduction of testimony by anyone about new "complaint issues" ("that's not what we're here for today").
However, the circuit court judge denied each of the three objections immediately when they were stated and each time the judge told the plaintiff's attorney to proceed with his questions (to Lon Willoughby about a series of "surprise complaint issues" - about complex estate planning issues and federal estate taxation issues).
Lon was knowledgeable about the major concepts involved with those complex issues, but he had not come to trial prepared to give testimony about those complex issues - because those issues had not been noticed in the pleadings (Complaint against Co-trustee Lon Willoughby). When the trial judge required him to give testimony about the surprise complaint issues, Co-trustee Lon Jr. did not recall some of the specific terminology that was involved with those complex issues.
After all, it had been more than five years since he had studied the complex federal estate taxation technical issues that had been relevant to his planning and execution of an amendment to the Trust Agreement documents that Lon helped his parents implemented in December 1983. If the "surprise complaint issues" had been noticed properly in the Plaintiff's pleading, Co-trustee Lon Jr. would have likely hired a trust administration expert to provide "expert" testimony about those complex issues.
If Co-trustee Lon Willoughby had been unable to hire a trust administration expert (a bank trust officer or an estate planning attorney) from the large city that was 65 miles from the small town where the trial was being conducted, then Lon Willoughby would have reviewed the technical complexities involved, and he would have reviewed the appropriate terminology involved, so he could come to trial prepared to provide competent testimony about those complex trust estate planning issues.
You can therefore see how deceptive and grossly unfair it was for Leona's attorney to wait until the trial was in progress to raise those complex issues for the first time, and "ambush" Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby Jr. with five unauthorized "surprise complaints" when Lon was on the witness stand giving testimony about other litigation issues (that had been noticed properly in the plaintiff's pleadings).
Lon travels back home: After the trial, a very disappointed and frustrated and shocked Lon Willoughby traveled back to his home in South Carolina, He subsequently received a photo copy of the 267 page transcript from the court reporter via U.S. Mail (as Lon had requested and then paid for with his personal check - about $1,350)), Lon studied the trial transcript carefully multiple times because his suspicions were being confirmed with each reading about being betrayed during trial by his "defense attorney" as he carefully studied all of the trial actions reported in detail in the trial transcript record.
Lon began to see quite clearly how the two "opposingattorneys" had deceitfully "cooperated" with each other in a collusive and conspiratorial manner to knowingly and willfully corrupt the civil litigation process in an outrageously unfair and unethical manner. After several readings, it became rather clear in the transcript record that the two "opposing attorneys" had obviously planned an unfair and unethical and criminal-minded collusive scheme to "allow" the plaintiff's attorney to maliciously and ruthlessly "ambush" Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. during trial with a barrage of surprise complaint issues about complex estate planning and federal estate taxation issues that he would obviously not be prepared to give testimony about.
Their deceitful collusive "ambush complaints scheme" was used to ensure that Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. would lose the case (rather than win the case as should have been done), and the "ambush complaints scheme" would also help ensure that the exceptionally competent Co-trustee Lon Willoughby Jr. would be removed as a Co-trustee of his deceased father's trust estate.
The plaintiff's attorney knew, and Lon's defense attorney knew, that the plaintiff (Lon's mother) had no legitimate responsible complaint against Co-trustee Lon Jr. He had acted in a competent and responsible manner regarding the monthly income distribution dispute, and he had a right as a Co-trustee to make the responsible decisions that he had made regarding the disputed monthly income distribution issue.
The detailed 267 page transcript record showed that the plaintiff's lawsuit was actually a farce; the lawsuit was used as the reason to get Lonnie Jr. to travel into the distant state and participate in "their litigation process" where Lon could be maliciously and ruthlessly "ambushed during trial" by two extremely dishonest and corrupt "opposingattorneys" and an outrageously corrupt and despotic "local" circuit court judge. Both attorneys knew the judge well, having been in the same county together for several years, and having practiced law in his court numerous times.
Defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. had traveled to the distant state to litigate with reasonable confidence that he would be provided with a fair and impartial judicial forum, where the trial court judge would responsibly ensure that the non-resident defendant would be provided with fair and responsible "fundamental due process of law standards" during the upcoming trial.
The judge had a clear duty to provide a fair and impartial judicial forum, that respected the rights of the litigants, and the relevant legal standards, and not allow any "surprise complaint issues" to be litigated during trial (unless the parties agreed to do so).
In addition to anticipating those normal and essential judicial safeguards, Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. had hired a prominent attorney with over twenty years of trial attorney experience in that county - so he was very experienced with the presiding judge and with his usual court room procedures.
Lon understood that his "defense attorney" had a clear and sacred duty and responsibility to defend the non-resident defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. from any unfair and unethical litigation schemes and tactics that might be attempted by the plaintiff's attorney at any point during the litigation process, but especially during the civil "equity court" non-jury trial process. (a bench trial, not a jury trial)
The trial transcript record of the one-day trial shows clearly that the "local" circuit court judge "willingly cooperated" with the obviously unfair and unethical "ambush complaints scheme" that the plaintiff's attorney was cleverly using against Co-trustee Lon Willoughby.
In retrospect, the trial transcript showed that the three "officers of the court" wanted to severely punish Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. for some reason - apparently because he. had personally helped his parents (in 1982 - 1983) develop and implement an excellent trust estate management plan.
Trust Agreement: The Trust Agreement document introduced into evidence in the plaintiff's pleadings clearly identified the attorney that had drafted and executed the Trust Agreement involved in the litigation process. The attorney's name and his office address was shown on the cover page at the top of the Trust Agreement, and his name and signature was shown on the implementation page at the end of the document. So there was no doubt or question about who had drafted the Trust Agreement document. Lon Jr. had not prepared the original Trust Agreement.
Amendment of Trust Agreement: That trust estate administration plan, as amended by Lon Jr. with a document in December 1983, was designed to enable Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Willoughby, Sr. to establish good family management control over the substantial trust estate assets that they had jointly accumulated with more than fifty years of hard work for each of them. (50 years + 50 years = 100 years of difficult work)
Federal Estate Taxes: The Amended Trust Agreement would enable Lon Jr. to take the actions needed to minimize federal estate taxation on the Willoughby's joint estate value. The amendment document was essential to minimize the federal estate taxes.
Probate Expenses: Theamended trust estate plan was also designed to enable the trustees to minimize probate expenses (in the distant state's "local" probate court) upon the death of each parent, at each occurrence, whenever that happened in the future. This would be a two-step process- one for each parent's death.
The two "local" attorneys apparently believed that the non-resident "foreigner" from South Carolina, Lonnie Willoughby, Jr., had invaded their "local legal domain" with his very competent family estate planning actions, and they apparently wanted to punish Lon Jr. severely for having helped his parents in that manner.
Elitist Attorneys: This situation reported above is a clear illustration of the unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded attitude of the "elitist and privileged" attorneys that Lon Willoughby has been forced to cope with many times during the past 21+ years.
From their grossly unfair and unethical self-serving viewpoint, like most despots and tyrants throughout mankind's history, the elitist attorneys can do no wrong; any thing they decide to do is obviously correct, no matter how unfair and unethical it may in fact be to someone else that gets caught up in their extremely unfair self-serving litigation schemes and tactics.
They apparently "believed" that they had superior intellect to ordinary people and that made it appropriate for them to "deserve" the right to maliciously and ruthlessly abuse Co-trustee Lon Willoughby during the final phases of the litigation process. (the one-day trial and the drafting of the outrageously unfair and corrupt Final Judgment document that the plaintiff's attorney drafted for the trial judge's signature)
That is the disgustingly corrupt "elitist" mentality that Lon Willoughby, Jr. was subjected to by the three "officers of the court" involved in the litigation process during 1989 that is reported herein. (officers of the court - two attorneys and the trial court judge) That was about 26 years ago and Lon Willoughby is still trying to get something done about their outrageously unfair, unethical, and corrupt litigation actions. However, Lon has learned that the entire judicial system is so corrupt in a self-serving manner that he has not been able to get anything of value done.
The official transcript record showed that Co-trustee Lon's "defense attorney" collusively "allowed" the plaintiff's attorney to get away with his unfair and unethical litigation schemes and tactics - Lon's "defense attorney" offered (raised) only weak objections during trial to the unfair and unethical "surprise complaints" when those complaints were systematically introduced into litigation as the trial progressed.
Lon's defense attorney knew, or should have known, that his weak objections would likely be denied by the trial court judge (they were all instantly denied by the judge). The defense attorney also knew, or should have known, that his weak objections would not be respected in an appeal case by appellate court judges.
The three objections that the defense attorney raised during the trial against the plaintiff's attorney's barrage of five surprise complaint issues did not show that Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby was being prejudiced in any way by the "surprise complaints" being introduced after the trial had begun.
NOTE: If there is no prejudice shown in the objections raised during trial, it will then appear to an appellate court tribunal (three judges) that there was essentially no harm being done to the defendant by the trial court judge allowing in testimony about "surprise complaints" that were introduced for the first time during the trial.
It was certainly clear to Lon's defense attorney that Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby had been denied fair notice and opportunity to prepare his defenses about those complex estate planning "surprise complaint" issues. Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby was clearly being denied "fundamental due process of law" standards when the "surprise complaints" were being introduced systematically , one after the other, during the trial. But Lon's defense attorney, with more than 20 years of trial attorney experience, pretended that he did not know how to properly defend his client (Co-trustee Lon Willoughby) from that extremely unfair and unethical "ambush complaints" scheme.
It was well known by trial attorneys and trial court judges throughout the state that the state's Supreme Court had established long-standing benchmark legal standards regarding "due process of law procedures and discovery procedures." As stated previously, Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby did not learn about those additional five complaint issues until after the trial was in progress.
It is also clear that the circuit court's trial judge also knew, or should have known, that defendant Co-trustee Lon Willoughby was being ruthlessly denied "fundamental due process of law standards" for the series of surprise complaint issues that were being introduced during trial by the plaintiff's attorney. It is clear that the circuit court judge knew that Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby Jr. had not been properly noticed in advance of trial about those surprise complaint issues and he had therefore been denied a fair and reasonable opportunity to prepare his defenses for each one of those "surprise complaint" issues - as "fundamental due process of law standards clearly required."
Lon did not have any experience with circuit court trials, or the accepted legal requirements for objections by an attorney during trial about "surprise complaint" issues that an opposing attorney introduced during the trial process. Consequently, at the time of the trial, Lon Willoughby did not realize that the three objections presented by his defense attorney were not appropriate objections to preserve the trial court judge's "judicial legal errors" for a subsequent appeal case.
Lon eventually learned, many months later, that his defense attorney's three objections all failed to show how defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby (Lon) was being prejudiced by the plaintiff's attorney's unfair and unethical scheme to introduce "surprise complaint issues" during the trial.
Lon did not learn about those extremely important legal issues (objections about "surprise complaints" during trial) until many months later, after having lost in his distant state's trial process and in Co-trustee Lon Willoughby's subsequent appeal case. He finally learned about that "objections" situation when he was conducting extensive legal research in the law library in Greenville, South Carolina when he was preparing for his next appeal (a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States). That type of appeal is a formal request for the high court to review the judicial actions that Lon reported to the high court as being extremely unfair and unethical in the state's trial court litigation and the later actions in the appellate court.
The initial Trust Agreement documents had been drafted and prepared for implementation by an estate planning attorney in the distant state. Unfortunately for the Willoughby family, he was not as competent as he thought he was (he also demonstrated an elitist attorney attitude and mentality).
The estate planning attorney failed to inform Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby about the essential need to fund their trust agreement estates. Fortunately, their son Lon Jr. knew that a trust estate that is not funded is essential worthless, similar to a bank account that has no funds in it. Banks do not normally allow people to open a bank account until they have some funds to "initially fund" the bank account, at least a minimum amount. Lon understood that the trustee or Co-trustees can only manage the assets that are formally and officially assigned to the trust estate. When no assets are placed in the trust estate, there is nothing for the trustee or Co-trustees to manage for the Grantor of the Trust Agreement.
During the Trust Agreement implementation process with Lon's parents in the attorney's office in January 1983, Lon Jr. asked the estate planning attorney about that very important issue (funding the trust estate), the attorney immediately responded in an "elitist attorney" manner by sarcastically saying to Lon Jr. ( in the presence of Lon's parents) "how do you know so much about this?"
Lon explained briefly that he had been a life insurance sales agent at one time, and he had studied estate planning and the use of trust estates to minimize federal estate taxation (and also minimize potential probate process complexities and expenses). After that explanation, the attorney very reluctantly gave Lon's parents the minimal amount of information possible about funding a trust estate situation (referencing only cash assets). He made no inquiry about any other types of assets that Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby might own that could also be transferred into the trust estates.
Lon Willoughby (from South Carolina) then realized that the attorney had not previously discussed with his parents the total value of their jointly owned assets or the types of assets that could be used to fund their trust estates. The attorney's grossly irresponsible actions in that regard clearly indicated that he was not sincerely interested in the trust agreements being implemented in a responsible manner.
Lon subsequently realized that the attorney had not completed the trust estate planning process adequately because the Trust Agreement documents that he prepared for Lon's parents did not contain any provision that would enable the trustee, or Co-trustees, to divide the trust estate's assets in a manner that could help minimize federal estate taxation on the parent's jointly held substantial estate value.
In addition, the attorney's failure to explain how the trust estate could be funded with various assets (property, mortgage notes, cash assets, etc.), the Trust Agreement alone would not allow or enable the Co-trustees to minimize complexities and expenses in subsequent probate actions when each of the Willoughby parents died.
Fortunately, Lonnie Jr. knew enough about estate planning to understand that additional legal actions would be needed to complete the estate planning properly. However, Lon Jr. had not studied the legal technicalities and legal documents that would be needed to complete that process properly. Lon Jr. therefore quickly lost confidence in that attorney's competency and in his integrity, so Lon Jr. subsequently consulted with several other estate planning attorneys in that state over a period of several months as he responsibly tried to get the estate planning completed properly.
It was a good thing that he had previously learned the basics of the estate planning process because he could see that none of the estate planning attorneys that he consulted with were willing to help him and his parents complete their estate planning properly. The attorneys either did not know how to complete the estate planning properly, or they were not willing to work with the Willoughby estate planning process and help Lon Jr. get the estate planning actions completed properly.
In talking with his parents about their financial affairs, Lon Jr. learned the primary source of his parent's annual income was coming from a 44 unit apartment complex that they had purchased several years before Lonnie Sr. had his heart attack and stroke in the spring of 1982.
Lon also learned that the apartment complex was located in a city that was 50 miles away from his parent's home, and they had a live-in elderly retired couple that were managing the apartment complex for Lon's parents as best they could. (four large separate buildings in the apartment complex)
While Lon Jr. was visiting in the distant state with his parents in January 1983 (to get the two Trust Agreements implemented), Lon Jr. visited the apartment complex to see how it was being managed by the elderly couple that lived in the office apartment. Lon also talked with several of the residents in the apartment complex and tried to carefully evaluate how the elderly couple were accomplishing their many duties in trying to maintain the total apartment complex.
Lon Jr. concluded that the elderly couple were probably doing the best that they could, but they had not been doing an adequate job of managing the apartment complex. Several of the residents explained to Lon Jr. how the manager couple had failed to properly attend to complaint issues in a timely manner, and Lon could see that the apartment complex repair problems and grounds and shrubs had not been maintained adequately.
Due to the pitiful paralyzed condition of Lon Jr's father (paralyzed totally on the left side of his body), and the extremely heavy emotional burden and work load that this placed upon Lon Jr's mother, seven days per week with no let up at all, day and night, Lon and his wife Janie had to consider giving up both of their careers, try to rent their home, and move to the distant state to help Lon's parents as much as possible.
They subsequently moved to the distant state in July 1983 to take over the management duties of his parent's 44 unit apartment complex in a town about 50 miles from Lon's parent's home. Lon and Janie had a major reduction in monthly income when they replaced the elderly couple that were trying to manage the complex, but it was just too much work and responsibility for them to handle properly. Lon immediately began working about 90 hours per week trying to catch up on the heavy backlog of repairs that were needed in many of the apartments, and he kept working those long hours for the next 18 months. Janie was working about 60 hours per week in helping Lon manage the apartment complex as live-in managers.
At that point in time, Lon was very disappointed and frustrated with the several attorneys that he had consulted with about completing the estate planning for his parent's substantial estate value so he decided to complete the estate planning actions himself, without any further assistance from an estate planning attorney.
Time was very important in this matter because Lon's realized that his father's health was very poor, and he could easily have another heart attack or another stroke at any time. If he died, it would be too late to amend the Trust Agreement, and if another stroke adversely affected his mental abilities, he could be incompetent to participate in any further actions regarding amending his Trust Agreement. Lon realized that the Trust Agreement needed to be amended but he did not know how to do this without some help from a competent estate planning attorney. His diligent efforts in that very important project had failed to make any significant progress.
In desperation, Lon subsequently purchased several legal text books and studied the specific legal details until he understood how to properly draft amendments for the two implemented Trust Agreement documents, and he learned how to get the documents properly filed in the appropriate county court records.
Due to his extremely busy work schedule at the apartment complex, Lon finally learned how to complete all of the technical duties involved with the trust agreement amendment processes in early December 1983. He traveled from the apartment complex location to his parent's home (50 miles), drafted the amendment documents for the two trust agreements, and got his parents to sign the documents at a local bank with a notary who notarized the two amendment documents. Lon Jr. then personally filed the Trust Agreement Amendment documents in the same county court record system that contained the original Trust Agreements (in the distant state).
Lon had a legal right to help his aging parents develop an excellent trust estate administration and estate settlement plan. However, in their extremely selfish self-serving "elitist" way of thinking about this situation, the two "local" attorneys apparently believed that Lonnie Jr. should be maliciously and ruthlessly punished for having helped his parents accomplish those complex estate planning actions.
Subsequent events for the litigation process showed that the two 'local' attorneys collusively concocted a criminal-minded unfair and unethical litigation scheme that was used during the trial to cause Co-trustee Lon Willoughby to be a very big loser in a trust administration income distribution dispute litigation action that should have been easy for his very intelligent and experienced "defense attorney" to win for Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr.
Lon's defense attorney had been practicing law for more than twenty years at that point in time in that same county, but the transcript record shows that he collusively "allowed" the plaintiff's attorney to maliciously and ruthlessly "ambush" Co-trustee Lon Willoughby with a series of five "surprise complaint issues" as the one-day civil trial progressed. These were new complaint issues that had not been noticed in the plaintiff's pleadings (Complaint) as prepared by the plaintiff's attorney, and they had not been brought forth during the discovery process, and no motion for amendment of the plaintiff's pleadings had been filed prior to trial or raised during the trial.
Therefore, the transcript record of the trial events show quite clearly that the trial court actions taken by the two "opposing attorneys" were in fact an illegal scheme to obstruct the cause of justice by using the extremely unfair scheme of "ambushing" Co-trustee during trial with five complex estate planning "surprise complaint issues."
The two complaint issues that were noticed in the plaintiff's Complaint formerly established the only complaint issues that were noticed to be litigated during the subsequent trial. The 'local" circuit court judge obviously understood that, and he therefore understood what the two "local opposing attorneys" were doing with their obvious collusive and conspiratorial "ambush complaints scheme."
The transcript record shows that the judge "willingly cooperated" at every opportunity with the collusive and conspiratorial deceitful unfair and unethical "ambush complaints scheme" as the trial progressed throughout the day.
Weeks later, when the Final Judgment was finally rendered for the case, it showed that the judge ruled in Co-trustee Lon Willoughby's favor on the two original complaint issues (noticed in the Plaintiff's Complaint), but the Final Judgment also ruled against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby on three of the five "surprise complaints issues." That was an obvious outrageous miscarriage of "justice" for this "equity court" trial.
Additional Surprise Complaint Issue: The Final Judgment also ruled against defendant Co-trustee Lon Willoughby on one issue that was not included in the plaintiff's pleading (Complaint) and that surprise issue was brought forth and litigated at any point during the trial. The extremely unfair and corrupt despotic circuit court judge ruthlessly and maliciously ruled against Co-trustee Willoughby on a very important issue that was not a part of the litigation process at all. Co-trustee Lon Willoughby had no opportunity to defend himself against that extremely unfair and unethical complaint issue.
After the trial: Lon's defense attorney took no actions after the trial to try to get a rehearing for the grossly unfair statements contained in the Final Judgment rendered for the case; Lon's defense attorney did not file a Motion for Rehearing, as he clearly should have done in a timely manner. Consequently, Lon Willoughby in South Carolina was therefore forced to quickly learn how to file a Motion For Rehearing in the very limited time available at that point for doing so. Lon's motion requested a rehearing about the surprise ambush complaints issues presented at trial, and the surprise complaint issue that the plaintiff's attorney had improperly included in the draft Final Judgment that the trial court judge subsequently signed as the official Final Judgment for the case.
Draft Final Judgment: It is standard practice in the distant state for the "winning attorney" to draft the Final Judgment for the trial judge's consideration, and the "losing attorney" is supposed to be given a reasonable opportunity to review that document to ensure that it was drafted in a fair and reasonable manner. It is obvious that neither of those requirements were met for this case, and the despotic circuit court judge signed the Final Judgment that contained several grossly unfair and unethical statements of fact about the litigation process that had occurred.
Yes, you guessed right if you guessed that the Circuit Court Judge summarily denied Co-trustee Lon Willoughby's Motion for Rehearing. The judge obviously had no interest in allowing a motion hearing to help correct and straighten out the extremely unfair and unethical statements that were contained in the Final Judgment (drafted by the plaintiff's attorney in an extremely unfair and unethical self-serving manner).
Preliminary Appeal Actions: There was nothing else that Lon could do in the trial court to try to get some responsible justice into the litigation process. He now had to quickly learn how to file a timely Notice of Appeal of the Final Judgment and also pay the appeal filing fees (several hundred dollars).
He also had to find and hire another trial attorney to present his appeal case to the appellant court (several thousand dollars of additional attorney fees). He also had to pay the clerk of court several hundred dollars as standardized fees for his deputy clerks to prepare the Record On Appeal for Lon's appeal case (many pages of case file documents plus the 267 pages of Trial Transcript ).
Lon Willoughby was extremely disappointed and dismayed and frustrated by the grossly deficient litigation actions of his prominent "defense" attorney, so he did not attempt to hire him to prosecute an appeal for Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr.
Lon therefore had to hire another trial attorney (in a different city - where the appellate court was located) to present his appeal of the extremely unfair and outrageously unfair Final Judgment rendered in the trial court by the extremely unfair, unethical and corrupt circuit court judge. It is important to consider at this point the fact that the new attorney that Lon hired for his appeal case had no personal knowledge of what had gone on during the entire trial court litigation process (Lon's "defense attorney" would have known all of that information). So Lon was severely handicapped for his appeal by that most unfortunate situation.
Appeal Actions: Lon Willoughby had no experience at all with appeal actions so he did not know anything about appeal procedures or requirements. However, several weeks after his appeal case was progressing, Appellant Lon Willoughby observed that his appeal attorney had failed to properly expose on appeal the unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded "surprise complaints scheme" that had been used against Co-trustee Lon Willoughby during the one day civil action equity court trial. All of the five "surprise complaint issues" were false complaints, and none of them had been proven with responsible evidence during the trial.
NOTE about CPA: It is very difficult to prove false complaints because there is no evidence available - just deceitful accusations and outright lies by the plaintiff's attorney during trial, and false and perjured testimony by the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) witness that had completed Mrs. Willoughby income tax reports annually for several years.
Furthermore, Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby had been denied fair notice and opportunity to prepare his defenses about those "surprise complaints" before trial day (during the discovery process), as required by the state supreme court's specific legal standards regarding due process of law procedures and discovery procedures. As stated previously, Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby did not learn about those additional five complaints issues until after the trial was in progress. Consequently, the trial judge knew that defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby was being maliciously and ruthlessly denied "fundamental due process of law standards" for the trial (he had not been given a fair opportunity to prepare his defenses for those "surprisecomplaint" issues.
Objections during trial: Lon did not have any experience with circuit court trials or the legal requirements for objections by attorneys during trial about "surprise complaints" being introduced during trial. Consequently, during the trial, Co-trustee Lon Willoughby did not realize that the objections that were presented by his defense attorney were not adequate objections to preserve the trial court judge's unfair and unethical legal errors for an appeal.
Inadequate Objections: On later analysis, the transcript record showed that none of the defense attorney's objections had shown how defendant Co-trustee Lon Willoughby would be prejudiced if the "surprise complaint issues" were allowed to be litigated during the trial. Lon did not learn about those important objection during trial legal issues until many months later, during his extensive legal research about that critically important issue when he was preparing for his next appeal (to the U.S. Supreme Court).
Lon's defense attorney was a very intelligent attorney and a very prominent attorney in that "county seat" town. He had more than twenty years of experience as a trial attorney in that state. The attorney made three objections to the introduction of testimony about "surprise complaints" issues. However, the trial court judge immediately denied each of those objections, and instructed the plaintiff's attorney to proceed with his obviously unfair, unethical, and deceitful scheme to maliciously and ruthlessly "ambush" defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby with a series of "surprise complaint issues" that had not been noticed for litigation in this trial.
It was clear to the judge that the "surprise complaints" that were being raised during the trial had not been presented in the plaintiff's Complaint against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby. It was also clear to Lon's defense attorney that those "surprise complaints" had not been brought forth during the discovery process that had been completed weeks before the one-day trial occurred.
Appeal Attorney Fraud: Month's later, Co-trustee Lon's appeal attorney effectively "cooperated" with the plaintiff's appeal attorney (same attorney as the plaintiff's trial attorney) by failing to present winning type argument issues on appeal. He failed to report and properly expose the improper use of the "surprise complaints" litigation scheme against Co-trustee Lon Willoughby.
The Initial Brief (first appeal brief of two briefs) filed by Lon's attorney in the appellate court case presented appeal argument issues in a manner that would ensure that Lon would lose the appeal case.
The attorney failed to cite the state's supreme court's long-standing ruling that had clearly shown that "surprise complaint issues" were not to be allowed during trial. in litigation actions in that state, unless the pleadings were amended by agreement of the parties involved in the litigation. That did not occur in this case because no motion for amendment was filed in the case by the plaintiff's attorney. Also, there was no agreement to amend the pleadings, as proven by the defense attorney'sthree objections to surprise complaint issues being introduced during the trial.
Lon's appeal attorney also failed to present an argument issue about the extremely improper "surprise complaint issue" shown in the Final Judgment that was not even litigated during the trial. That complaint issue did not appear anywhere in the litigation process until it appeared in the Final Judgment document. It was very clear to Lon's appeal attorney that this single "surprise complaint" issue had severely prejudiced the entire trial court case against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby in an extremely unethical and criminal-minded manner.
It was very clear to the trial court judge and to both trial attorneys involved in the case that Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby had been denied any opportunity at all to defend himself about that extremely improper "surprise complaint" issue. However, Lon's trial defense attorney made no objection to that outrageously unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded judicial action after the Final Judgment was published and distributed to the parties involved.
To further compound that extreme judicial corruption, Lon's appeal attorney also ignored that outrageously unfair and unethical judicial action. He did not make that extremely unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded judicial action an argument issue in the Initial Brief that he filed with the appellate court for Appellant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby.
The three appellate court judges were surely aware of the extremely important landmark, benchmark case by the state's supreme court (regarding the prohibition of surprise complaint issues during trial). That case law decision had set a precedent ruling that applied to all trial court cases within the state's court systems. The three judge panel could have raised that issue on their own initiative, but they did not chose to raise that extremely important issue in their subsequent decision for the appeal (Affirmed, per curium without a written opinion). That was an extremely unfair and unreasonable judicial opinion for this exceptionally important appeal - showing unfair, unethical, and criminal-minded judicial actions again and again throughout the 267 pages of trial transcript that was a major part of the Record On Appeal before the three appellate court judges.
The three judge panel at the appellate court conveniently ruled against Appellant Co-trustee Lon Willoughby, finding no fault at all with the obviously unfair, unethical, deceptive and deceitful "ambush complaints scheme" that was perpetrated by the plaintiff's attorney in a criminal-minded manner during trial against Co-trustee Lon Willoughby. This was clearly a malicious and ruthless trial tactic to use in a family member dispute litigation about income distributions. The transcript record showed clearly that the one-day "equity court" trial that was conducted in September 1989 was a heinous "fraud upon the court" and every attorney and all three appellate court judges involved in the case ignored the outrageously corrupt manner in which the trial judge had allowed the case to be conducted.
Each of the five "ambush complaint issues" were clearly recorded in detail in the 267 page transcript of the actions taken during trial, as the plaintiff's attorney strategically introduced each complaint in a sequential manner while Co-trustee was seated in the witness chair providing verbal testimony as answers to the attorney's barrage of questions (for several hours of testimony by Co-trustee Lon Willoughby).
The detailed transcript record was a major part of the "Record On Appeal" that was presented to the appellate court judges (the transcript record and all other legal documents that had been filed in the trial court's case records). The three-judge appellate panel apparently ignored the extremely unfair and unethical manner in which the circuit court judge had conducted the one-day trial, allowing in all testimony about the five "surprise ambush complaints" over three objections by Lon's defense attorney (who had more than twenty years of experience as a trial court attorney in that state and in that county of the state).
Co-trustee Lon Willoughby loses on appeal: Several month's after the appeal decision was rendered that caused Appellant Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. to lose his appeal, he was conducting legal research for his planned appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. Lon fortunately discovered that the "surprise complaints litigation scheme" that had been used against him during the one-day trial was in direct conflict with a landmark decision by that state's supreme court. That exceptionally important ruling, which had occurred many years earlier, had specifically prohibited unfair and unethical "surprise complaints litigation tactics" during trial court litigation.
So now it was finally clear to Lon Willoughby that the two trial court attorneys and the trial court judge (in the 1989 litigation) knew about, or should have known about, that extremely important landmark and benchmark ruling - it applied to all litigation actions in the state's judicial systems.
It was also now clear to Lon that his appeal attorney also knew about, or should have known about, that very important controlling legal standard. But Lon's appeal attorney failed to cite that extremely important case benchmark ruling in Lon's appeal, and he made no argument issue about that critically important situation. ruling, He clearly should have done so.
It was also now clear to Lon Willoughby that the three appellate court judges (assigned to Lon's first appeal case) had also known about that exceptionally important "controlling benchmark legal standard" (the trial transcript record clearly showed that said landmark, benchmark, ruling had been deliberately violated five times during the "equity court" judicial actions in September 1989.
Judicial Error Report: Lon is reporting those extremely important "judicial errors" in this report so visitors to this department of our Website can see (and learn) how easy it is for an extremely unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt self-serving judicial system to maliciously and ruthlessly harass, persecute, and severely punish a non-resident litigant when it was clear that he had not done anything wrong, and also clear that he had accomplished a number of very important family member Co-trustee duties and responsibilities exceptionally well.
Judge Forced To Take An Early Retirement: Many months after the trial in September 1989, Lon Willoughby learned that the circuit court judge had been forced to take an early retirement by the state's Supreme Court decision to remove the judge from the bench. The forced retirement was due to formal complaints about the judge filed by some attorneys with the State's Judicial Qualifications Commission (serious complaints about "improper" judicial actions by the trial court judge).
It is important to observe that the state's judicial system allowed this judge to remain an active judge until shortly after he had accumulated ten years of work experience as a judge. That was the point in time where the judge would be vested in the retirement system and eligible to collect retirement pay for the rest of his life.
Lonnie Willoughby just happened to be one of the severely persecuted victims of that extremely unfair, unethical, and corrupt circuit court judge - a despicable despotic judge for sure!
Ruthless attack on Lon Jr.: The "local" circuit court judge, and the two "local" attorneys involved in the civil equity court case against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. knew each other well. They judicially attacked Lon Jr. in a malicious and ruthless manner that was outrageously unfair, unethical, and extreme criminal-minded despotism, as clearly shown in the wording in the Final Judgment document rendered for the case in October 1989.
The Final Judgment document contained extremely false statements about Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby and some of his Co-trustee actions related to estate planning. None of the false and extremely prejudicial statements about Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby had been proven in the trial with any valid evidence - this was extreme judicial corruption at its worst. So we have to ask the question: "why did they do this to an exceptionally competent and responsible Co-trustee?
In essence, the judge and the two "opposing" attorneys attacked Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. in a ruthless and malicious manner because he had diligently and responsibly helped his aging parents develop an excellent Trust Estate settlement plan, and he personally took the badly needed actions to amend the Trust Agreement, without legal assistance from any attorney (he had already learned that he could not trust any local attorneys to help him complete those necessary actions).
Amendment of Trust: The amendment document that Lon Jr. drafted would enable him to fund his father's trust estate in a manner that would allow Co-trustee Lon Jr. to exercise good management of the substantial trust estate assets for the rest of his parent's lives. The amendment would also enable Lon Jr. to legally minimize federal estate taxes on their joint estate value (approximately $1,200,000) at some point in the future - when each of the parents died. That special feature of the amended Trust Estate plan could enable Co-trustee Lon Jr. to legally save the Willoughby family an estimated $225,000 in federal estate taxes on his parent's joint estate value - pursuant to the then current federal estate tax regulations.
Major Reason for Extreme Judicial Corruption Against Lonnie Willoughby: Co-trustee Lon Jr's very competent estate planning actions would also enable him to legally minimize probate court , expenses, complexities, and the typical time delays (months or years) that would otherwise have normally been required to process a major "probate court" estate settlement in that same county.
Lon Jr's estate planning actions could potentially save the Willoughby family another $50,000 to $80,000 in probate attorney fees - considering the death of both parents at some point in the future.
When Lon's father died in November 1986, the probate court process was completed in one day with minimal expenses or complexities. It is very important to remember that the Final Judgment rendered in October 1989 had declared that Lonnie Willoughby Jr's estate planning actions had been incompetent.
In addition, we need to consider that when the federal estate taxes were calculated for his father's $750,000 estate value, there were no estate taxes due because Lonnie Willoughby, Jr's estate planning actions had worked perfectly and no one could have been more successful at reducing the federal estate taxes for his father's estate value. Zero estate taxes is as low at it gets, no matter who does the estate planning.
The Final Judgment document was a series of outrageously false statements about Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. and those fraudulent statements were approved by three officers of the court - the two extremely dishonest "opposing attorneys" and the outrageously corrupt circuit court judge.
.It is very important for you to understand that the cost savings features of the excellent trust estate plan, legally avoiding the very expensive probate process for a family estate value worth about 1.2 million dollars, was possible due to the amended Trust Agreement, and the actions that Lon Jr. then took to utilize the amendment's potential advantages.
With his parent's joint agreement, he was now able to transfer Willoughby family jointly owned assets into Mr. Willoughby's trust estate. All of that $750,000 value would now legally bypass the typical probate process. Those vital actions subsequently enabled Co-trustee Lon Willoughby to save the Willoughby family the large potential probate costs of approximately $50,000 to $80,000.
You also need to understand that this potential savings of probate fees would also prevent some law firm in that county from collecting those probate fees, and that is apparently what infuriated the two attorneys and the "local" judge about the "estate planning actions" by Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr.
At the time of the trial in September 1989, Lon's very competent estate planning actions had already prevented his deceased father's trust estate value of about $750,000 from going through the local probate court process. It bypassed the usual probate system actions entirely in just one day.
With typical probate fees averaging about 8% of an estate's value, Lon's estate planning actions had already avoided about $60,000 in typical probate process related attorney fees. His father died in November 1986, and due to Lon's estate planning actions, there was no need for probate administration of his $750,000 estate value.
Avoiding probate administration on such a large estate value would be a substantial achievement for a competent estate planner, However, in a very complicated jointly owned estate value, like Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby had, with a large second mortgage on a 44 unit apartment complex that was 50 miles away in another city, it was a major achievement requiring considerable estate planning knowledge and skill to know how to transfer those assets into the trust estate and bypass the probate process for about $750,000 of value.
That very important issue was acknowledged during the trial in September 1989 by the plaintiff's attorney when he voluntarily stated during the trial that there had been no probate administration of the deceased Mr. Lonnie Willoughby's estate - meaning that there was insufficient estate value in the probate estate to require probate administration (after Mr. Willoughby died in November 1986). His death occurred about 27 months before his wife, Leona Willoughby, had her attorney( in the distant state) file the civil lawsuit in February 1989 against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (her eldest son) - who was living in Greenville County,South Carolina.
At this point in this report, it is very important for you to understand the relevance of Lon's estate planning actions for his parents to understand just how unfair, unethical, and outrageously corrupt the subsequent Final Judgment document was, as drafted by the plaintiff's attorney, and as signed by the outrageously corrupt despotic and tyrannical self-serving circuit court judge. The Final Judgment (document) contained several false statements about Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. and one of them declared that his estate planning actions for his parents had been incompetent.
JUDICIAL INCOMPETENCE BIG TIME: The plaintiff's attorney demonstrated during trial that he was incompetent with those estate planning issues. Lon's "defense attorney" also demonstrated his incompetence with those estate planning issues., The extremely false statements contained in the Final Judgment demonstrated that the trial court judge (also a probate court judge) was disgustingly incompetent to attempt to adjudicate the complex estate planning issues that Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. had incorporated very competently into his father's Trust Estate program.
The records of those events show clearly that Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. was the only person involved in the trial in September 1989 who was competent with the complex estate planning issues that were improperly raised during trial. The trial transcript record shows that the unfair and unethical "surprise complaints" scheme and litigation tactic was used collusively by the two "opposing" attorneys and the corrupt circuit court judge to perpetrate a heinous fraud upon the "equity court."
Co-trustee Lon Jr. had not been noticed about those issues prior to trial, and he had no reason to come to trial prepared to give any testimony at all about those complex estate planning and federal estate taxation issues.
It is important to understand that Lon Willoughby is not an attorney, and he is not an estate planning specialist who works with such complex estate planning issues on a recurring basis.
Lon personally completed some of those estate planning actions for his parents because he had been unable to locate an attorney in the distant state who was competent with such complex estate planning actions, after discussing those issues with six different attorneys.
Lon Willoughby Jr. had already acquired some very important knowledge about those estate planning issues, and he knew enough to be able to see clearly that the six attorneys that he consulted with did not have a competent knowledge about those complex estate planning issues.
He therefore had to purchase several estate planning and federal estate taxation instruction manuals (legal books) to improve his knowledge of those issues. His personal actions regarding those estate planning issues occurred during 1982 and 1983 - more than five years before the trial date in September 1989.
Those "ambush complaint issues" had not been noticed in the plaintiff's pleadings, as they should have been, if the plaintiff and her attorney wanted to litigate about those special estate planning and federal estate taxation issues in September 1989.
If he had been noticed about those issues in the plaintiff's Complaint, Co-trustee Lon Willoughby, Jr. would have hired an official "estate planning attorney" (in a large city about 65 miles away from the small town where the trial was conducted) to come to trial and give testimony about those complex issues as an "expert witness."
It is also important to understand that Lon Jr. had good reasons to believe (after the trial) that the "surprise complaints scheme" was quickly conceived a few days before the trial was scheduled to occur.
That outrageously unfair and unethical litigation scheme and litigation tactic had willfully prevented defendant Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby from coming to trial prepared to give testimony about those complex estate planning and federal estate taxation issues (that had occurred more than five years before trial).
Prior to the trial, Co-trustee Lon Willoughby had no reason to even think about the estate planning issues, and the actions that he had taken in that regard more than five years before the trial. There was no mention of those complex issues in the plaintiff's pleadings against Co-trustee Lonnie Willoughby, and he understood that the issues presented in the pleadings were the only issues to be presented at trial.
Actions during the trial, and after the trial, showed that neither of the two attorneys involved with the trial, nor the trial court judge, had any competent understanding of the complex estate planning issues and federal estate taxation issues that were raised against defendant Co-trustee Lon Willoughby during the trial - as surprise complaint issues that had not been noticed for litigation in the plaintiff's pleadings.
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