The self-appointed, rogue, employee, board of trustees wants to avoid a trial so bad that they have asked Judge Dwight D. Jackson to ignore the ruling of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Was Bishop Joel R. Peebles Sr., a member of the Board of Trustees in March 2009? This is the ONLY QUESTION that the court will answer. It’s not rocket science. Bishop Joel Peebles has numerous documents showing that he was a member of the board.
On June 20, 2014 the unelected self-appointed, board of 6 employees who are temporarily occupying the Jericho Landover, MD facility filed another motion for Summary judgment in the case that they filed against Bishop Joel Peebles and William Meadows 4 days after Apostle Betty died. This move by the 6 and their lawyers is astonishing, brazen and contemptuous on all levels.
A summary judgment is when a decision is made without a trial. “If a material fact is disputed by both sides, then the court is prohibited from granting a summary judgment. Thus, in opposing a summary judgment, it is not necessary to show that you win on the issue. It is only necessary that you show that a genuine as opposed to a frivolous, issue of fact exists.” To overcome a summary judgment you only need to prove that there is a disputed fact.
October 25, 2011, Judge Dwight Jackson granted the six employees a summary judgment against Bishop Joel Peebles and Chairman William Meadows. Bishop Joel and our board filed an appeal to the court of Special Appeals who ruled that “… “[T]he purpose of summary judgment is to determine whether there are facts in dispute that must be resolved through a more formal dispute resolution process, a trial on the merits. . . . It is not the purpose of summary judgment to resolve issues of material fact.”Md. 21 1, 229-30 (2003) (emphasis added)’Returning to the instant case, appellees, we conclude that the circuit court erred in granting motion for summary judgment because a genuine dispute of material fact exists as to whether appellant Peebles was a member of the Board. …. In concluding that appellant Peebles was not elected as a Board member, the circuit court engaged in fact-finding, which is not a function permitted of a trial court when making a determination on summary judgment …. Because a genuine dispute of material fact existed as to whether appellant Peebles was a member of the Board, we reverse summary judgment as to both appellants and remand for further Proceedings.”
In short, Judge Jackson wrongly granted the motion for summary judgment because there WAS a disputed fact as to whether or not Pastor Joel was a member of the Board of Trustees. It is not for a judge to decide issues of fact, that’s done by a jury. A jury is the only appropriate fact finders in a courtroom. The Court of Special Appeals reversed Judge Jackson decision. (The six employees are NOT the legal board) and sent it back (remand) to the lower court. The six employees then filed an appeal to the court of Appeals which is the highest court in Maryland who declined to hear the case.
The case is now back before Judge Dwight D. Jackson. The six employees are asking Judge Jackson to make the exact same ruling that the Court of Special Appeals said was done in error. The fact that the six employees and their lawyers think that they can manipulate a judge and get him to go against what a higher court (Court of Special Appeals) has ordered casts a bad light on the Prince Georges County judicial system. This shows the level of contempt that they have for the judicial system. These questions beg to be answered- Why are these so called Christians attempting to manipulate the legal system? Are they above the law? Why are they trying to avoid a jury? The world is watching.