Quackpot Barrett Crushed in Federal Court - Again...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
June 25th, 2003
Some people never learn. Stephen Barrett (quackwatch.com) seems to be one of those.
Despite loss after loss, and humiliation on top of humiliation, self styled "quackbuster" Stephen Barrett trudges on to the next embarrassment.
Like a bug in the fast lane, Barrett is doomed to be wiped off the windshield of the North American Health Freedom Movement time after time, I guess.
This time, Barrett, apparently stung from defeats in other arenas, and perhaps trying to reclaim some dignity from a world becoming accustomed to laughing at his anti-health antics, sued the attorney, Carlos Negrete, he's come to associate with his steady downfall in the politics of health care.
I'm not sure what the subject of Barrett's suit against Negrete in Federal Court in San Diego was all about. Barrett submits volumes of whiney material in his court actions, none of which, to me, seems to be acquainted with reality. But what I do know, is that Barrett used as his own attorney, one Morse Mehrban, listed as the general counsel of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF). It was Mehrban who was quoted in the LA Law Journal as saying "I consider suicide daily."
Negrete flattened them both - without breaking a sweat. Another victory for GOOD, in the battle against EVIL.
Of course, Barrett also sued, in the same lawsuit, world renowned health-humanitarian Hulda Regehr Clark PhD, N.D. Barrett can't seem to talk, or write, these days, without bringing up Clark's name in some way. So, I'm not surprised he put Clark's name in the lawsuit. He describes her as "Unlicensed Naturopath Hulda Clark," in his writing. His hatred and resentment of her accomplishments, compared to his, are obvious. He lost to Clark, too...
Barrett had to allegedly "retire" from the medical profession, giving up his license in 1993, when he was in his mid-50's. He admits that he didn't have enough medical practice income in 1993 to even pay the required malpractice insurance premiums. Barrett, who claims to be a retired Psychiatrist, was forced to admit in court documents (forced by Negrete) that he only had nine patients all year, each year, for several years, before he supposedly "retired." Psychiatrists get their patients from referrals from other MDs. Doctors in the LeHigh Valley of Pennsylvania just weren't sending him any business. Anybody wonder why?
And now Barrett is failing as a "quackbuster."
By the way - Barrett lost in an anti-SLAPP motion, which means he gets to pay Negrete, and Clark's, attorney fees...
Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate
This "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters - Newsletter" is about the battle between "Health and Medicine" on Planet Earth. Tim Bolen is an op/ed writer with extensive knowledge of the activities of a subversive organization calling itself the "quackbusters," and that organization's attempts to suppress, and discredit, any, and all health modalities that compete with the allopathic (MD) paradigm for consumer health dollars. The focus of the newsletter is on the ongoing activities, battles, politics, and the victories won by members of the "Health Freedom Movement" against the "quackbusters" It details "who the quackbusters are, what they are, where they are operating, when they appear, and how they operate - and how easy it is to beat them..."
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