Rep. Daniel Webster (R) defaults on court appearance in Rockland Trust suit
And his weekly newspaper publisher opponent Josh Cutler (D) catches a break
By Walter Brooks
The Plymouth 6th District State Rep. Daniel K. Webster (R) was sued by Rockland Trust Company in a complaint which arose from a real estate transaction at a property on Packet Landing in Pembroke.
Webster was named both as an individual and as a trustee for the condominium property.
Condos in that development run around $200,000 give or take.
Superior Court docket entries show that the case was filed August 17, 2010, and Webster defaulted on a scheduled appearance in November of 2010, resulting in a judgment against him.
Another hearing for “Rockland Trust v. Webster” was scheduled for yesterday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Brockton Superior Courtroom 5, and this time Webster was again not present, and a severe financial judgement was entered against him.
If Webster was planning this for his retirement home, it's too bad he lost it, because with press like this, he may need one sooner than he thought. In any case, he'll probably cancel his subscription to the Duxbury Clipper whose publisher, Josh Cutler, will oppose him this November.
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The Plaintiff, Rockland Trust Company, received a judgement against the defendant, Daniel K. Webster, individually and as Trustee of the Ridge Road Trust, for the sum of $125, 135.07, together with interest at a rate of 18% in the amount of $4,614.47 for the period of 10/14/11 through 2/13/12, costs in the amount of $29,889.91 and attorney's fees in the amount of $31,467.50 for a total judgment of $191,106.95 plus post-judgment interest and costs. (Hely, J.) cc: 2/13/12 according to court documents filed.
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Rep. Webster is known as a tough law and order conservative, a member of the party which talks a lot about law and order, but this may finally be the error which ends this conservative's political career. His tarnished reputation includes:
Daniel Webster was first elected ten years ago and is expected to run again against Duxbury Clipper Publisher Josh Cutler, a Democrat. In this era of newspaper doom and gloom, it's nice to see one newspaper owner catch a break like this.
The official trial statement is below.
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