A Motion for Summary Judgment has been filed with the Riverside Courts by John Tiedt, attorney for the Plaintiffs in the Class Action Lawsuit pending against Heidi Diaz, founder of Kimkins, a diet site which was established based on fraudulent claims made by Ms. Diaz, namely that she had lost 198 pounds over a 10 month period of time, had maintained that loss for 5 years and was qualified to advise and assist others in mirroring her success. As we know, she supported her claims with fraudulent before and after pictures of both herself and her many claimed success stories. We also know that she did NOT lose 198 pounds in 10 months, or over any period of time, for that matter. She didn't lose 100 pounds. She might have lost 50. There is not 5 years of maintenance, there are not before and after photos.
A Motion for Summary Judgment basically appeals to the court to save the tax payers the cost of a trial as the admitted facts of the case are clear enough to render a decision. The Motion that John filed is many, many pages long and, as usual, is filled with a plethora of indisputable facts to support the request. A hearing has been set to hear the motion on August 24, 2009 at 8:30 am in Riverside County. The State of California requires an 80 day waiting period before such a hearing to allow the court and all parties involved to properly prepare for the hearing.
This is not simply a routine procedure. In fact, it is rather unusual in a case of this nature. However, John believes strongly that the facts in this case warrant this action. He has proven to us time after time just how strong a case has been built, thanks to the tireless work done by so many people to bring the facts to light.