COPY of Post on O.K. Corral Message Board - More Pertinent Here
- Almost no amount of words can describe the legal intricacies of what
has happened to Greg this past year, this post is much longer than I
had wanted, so I apologize to those of you who stumble upon it
Other than his original complaint, filed in November, 2005
(unfortunately, after poor legal advice), Greg Kersten has initiated
NO litigation against Lynn Thomas and the EAGALA "Board of Directors"
(even the legitimacy of the board is in dispute based on the By-Laws)-
or EAGALA until last week (as described below).
Greg has not sued them or pursued any course of action which would
have required them to DEFEND themselves using funds from the
On the contrary, in the past year Greg has had to DEFEND HIMSELF
against Lynn Thomas and the "board" from losing his rightful
property (which even Judge Steven E. Hansen admits is still is in
dispute), defend himself against contempt charges (not once, but
TWICE), defend himself against being forced into signing over HIS
intellectual property rights to the association, defend himself
against concealing from the general public the settlement terms Lynn
Thomas and the "board" sought, and defend himself and his reputation
against baseless (my word, but the judgment seemed to agree)
allegations to the Utah Department of Workforce Services and folks
Maybe you can understand why we feel this is a personal vendetta
against Greg by folks who have access to the association's funds.
We do not see how the litigation of 2006 had anything to do with
DEFENDING (great, powerful word used by the association) the
association Greg founded.
We realize that it is human nature to believe the WORST about folks,
yet it is true that to this day, neither Lynn Thomas nor the "board
of directors" has proven in ANY court ANY wrongdoing on the part of
the association's founder prior to the date they decided to fire
When Greg was terminated a week before Thanksgiving in 2005, he was
given NO notice and NO explanation (except that he didn't show up for
a meeting for which he was given 24 hours notice). There had never
been any expression of dissatisfaction with Greg's work by ANYONE .
He was fired in an email - which, of course, I had the pleasure of
receiving (pardon the sarcasm) since Greg doesn't use computers.
It seems that later, Lynn and the "board" gave the Utah Department of
Workforce Services (and other interested folks) a list of allegations
as to why Greg should have been fired. Not only does Greg deny the
accusations and their interpretation, but even the Judge stated that
Greg was the more believable party in the case. The Judge has ruled
that Greg was terminated "without just cause" after reviewing the
allegations (twice). Lynn and the "board" have appealed this
IT SEEMS THAT OUR SAGA IS PLAYING ITSELF OUT IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC
Greg has moved on, and, of course, I am his biggest
supporter. We appreciate all concerned folks and we are "O.K.!" We
are NOT a nonprofit association using member dues to pursue
litigation. We are a family using our own funds to fight for our
livelihood and Greg's reputation.
Monday, January 8 we will be in court to determine 1) who has
rightful authority in EAGALA, and 2) will Greg be compelled to serve
30 days and pay $1000 for safeguarding disputed property (largely
because - AGAINST the Judge's order, Lynn Thomas and the "board"
have already sold off the other property still in dispute that he
delivered to them).
Last week, Greg filed a motion to hold Lynn and the "board" in
contempt of court for selling the truck and horse trailer against the
Judge's order. The penalty for this charge is a maximum of $1000 and
30 days in jail.
Further, Greg is filing a suit for wrongful
termination and for a decision to be made by the court on the
ownership of the property in dispute (including that which has been
unlawfully sold :( ). Greg's complaints are not against EAGALA nor
its membership, but against the "board's" unauthorized and unethical
actions (to be proven in court), including those of the "board
members" who have resigned, or been terminated, or disappeared
for "personal reasons" in the past weeks.
It seems that association members and O.K. members are getting
entrenched on sides e.g. writing letters and spreading their own
propaganda (on Greg's behalf too, I will admit), as has been
illustrated by one person's recent online comment that someone is a
strong supporter of "the other side," and a "professional" in
Colorado trying to enlist support against Greg. It is my hope that
all of you professionals can rise above being lapdogs for ANYONE and
continue to give EAP, EAL, EALC, EAPD, and EA-everything a good name.
The O.K. Corral stands for "Observation" and "Knowledge." Will you
please continue to Observe as much as you can and add to your own
We do not assert anything we cannot prove - especially in this
ordeal. Greg has always said "Soc it to 'em!" because he always
encourages people to ask questions (like Socrates). He is open to
any and all questions - but you are going to need to step up and
call - no hiding behind emails (then only I get them, and I already
have a full-time job, please call 1-866-391-6565). We also encourage
you to attend any court dates you can, which we will do our best to
post on www.gregkersten.com in advance.
I admit to being emotionally involved and obviously biased but you
can count on the facts I have presented here.
proud wife of Greg Kersten (from whom I believe we can all learn a