Coggiola was the mediator for the case the defrauded elderly rep filed against Advantage Conferences, Jack Weinzierl and Tim Darnell. She declared I was not a party (which at the time I was not), but decided against all ethical standards and legal requirements to spend the entire day of mediation discussing me.
I received a call from the crying and completely battered Plaintiff late in the afternoon. I was told I had to sign the settlement agreement because Coggiola had apparently decided I was responsible for Jack and Tim's imaginary losses and damages and my posting was now at issue in the case the Plaintiff filed to get a refund and damages for being defrauded by Advantage Conferences.
Jack and Tim had apparently decided that I had to quit posting or they wouldn't settle with their victim. I was not a party to the case or connected to it in any way. The Plaintiff was out over 14 grand from being lured into Advantage Conferences by Jack and Tim. Thanks to Coggiola's insane legal conclusions the case was totally derailed into Jack and Tim's avenue to seek revenge against me for beating them soundly in court when Jack threatened me continually and Tim follwed through with a frivolous harassment suit. I beat Tim in Summary Judgment as his case was a lie-filled nonsensical rant.
Coggiola derailing the elderly Plaintiff's case cost my family tens of thousands in legal bills as we were helping her to seek her refund from these con artists. Coggiola ended any chance of the case being settled. Against the firm word of the Plaintiff's attorney, repeatedly Coggiola kept discussing me. Mediations are supposed to be private and the discussions are never to be revealed. I never signed the confidentiality aggreement. That sleazy woman spent the day trashing me, but I was not allowed to attend and I was denied my legal right to counsel.
I was denied the right to attend even though that crazy woman was insisting I sign the settlement agreement. She wanted me to sign without legal counsel when that completely violates proper conduct on her part. I have no qualms about making her charade of a mediation public. She demanded the emotionally destroyed Plaintiff that she had badgered all day call me and arrange for me to sign. Nothing doing, Coggiola.
I called Coggiola at home furious at her actions. I told her she had no right to include me in the settlement discussions to begin with. I told her she was completely out of line to repeatedly ignore the specific instructions of the Plaintiff's counsel. I told her she had no right to include me in any settlement negotiations without my lawyer present. Tim Darnell at Jack Weinzierl's urging had already sued me and lost in early 2009. All 35 pounds of my posts on Scam and elsewhere had been litigated. Those could not be relitigated under Texas law. And, most importantly it was a case filed against Advantage Conferences and the boys for their fraud, conspiracy and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act violations. If they wanted to litigate my posts again the sick bastards should have filed a separate case against me. My truthful posts had nothing to do with their current legal troubles.
Denise Coggiola needs to have her license revoked. Unless you enjoy spending tens of thousands in legal fees while she makes wild legal conclusions about people that are not parties to the case, then I would advise you avoid this woman like the plague. As far as handling matters of this nature she is totally incompetent.