We reported that John Paul Mac Isaac (Delaware computer repair shop owner) sued Hunter Biden in February for defamation. Brian Della Rocca (Mac Isaac’s lawyer) noted that Biden’s lawyers appeared to be trying to intimidate Mac Isaac at the time.
They now claim that Hunter Biden’s lawyer has requested a criminal investigation of Mac Isaac to pay back. “He is trying to intimidate. It’s fascinating to me that it happened when it did,” Della Rocca said to Tucker Carlson.
Biden has included a counterclaim regarding the invasion of privacy in his Answer to the Defamation Suit, filed Friday.
Hunter Biden filed a countersuit against John Paul Mac Isaac who was the owner of a computer repair shop that turned over a laptop belonging to the president, authorities, and members of the press.
Isaac is accused of violating Hunter Biden’s privacy by distributing his personal data in an illegal manner.
We noted that Biden’s lawyers appeared to be trying to claim that he was hurt by the publication of his data. However, they simultaneously maintained that the laptop might not have been his. Nick Arama wrote:
We reported previously on Thursday that Hunter Biden’s lawyers are pushing for more aggressive tactics and calling on the DOJ to pursue those involved in spreading the data they claimed to be Hunter Biden’s. After Joe Biden and others on the left argued for two years that it was Russian disinformation, this was finally what happened.
Hunter’s lawyers made the announcement and tried to clarify that they were not admitting that the laptop he left at the computer shop was his. It’s a bit late, and it’s more than a little comical that they are adopting this position.
Hunter Biden counterclaims that he had “more than reasonable expectations of privacy” in relation to the laptop.
Mr. Biden had more privacy than was reasonable. Any data he created or maintained, especially the most private such as photos, videos, interactions, and communications with other adults, would not be accessible, copied, disseminated, or posted online for others to use against him, his family, or the public.
Mac Isaac’s claim that his laptop was his property after 90 days is further challenged by the countersuit.
Hunter Biden’s lawyers have challenged Mac Isaac’s claim that he failed to retrieve the laptop within 90 days of its purchase, granting Delaware repairman his ownership.
The lawsuit stated that Delaware law, contrary to Mac Isaac’s Repair Authorization forms, provides that tangible personal property can be deemed abandoned. The legal team argues that Hunter Biden was entitled to claim or declare ownership of the property for a 1-year period.
Biden requests that the Court grant him relief by granting Mac Isaac’s counterclaim and a judgment on Mac Isaac’s claim. He also asks for an injunction to require Mac Isaac to hand over any data collected from Biden, as well as compensatory damages and punitive damages.
This is Hunter Biden’s opening salvo and a pretty standard response to a suit like the one by Mac Isaac. If the claims are not dismissed by the Court, the Court will entertain any motions from the parties. Then discovery will begin. Would you not like to see the depositions from other parties?