Oh, dear ... someone just brought this tidbit to my attention:
From only what I have read online, let me speculate on both what is happening, and what is going to happen.
Apparently, undischarged bankrupt and basement-dwelling debtor currently having his wages garnished Patrick Ross is moving to "strike" part or all of Peter Skinner's Statement of Defense related to Patrick's ludicrous million-dollar defamation lawsuit. And here's how I see this going (based on my "I am not a lawyer" disclaimer).
The notion of striking a pleading is based on the argument that there is something in your opponent's pleading that is so outrageous, so ridiculous, so unsupportable that you want the court to remove it before the matter even goes to trial. That is (as I read it), you want certain arguments expunged from someone's pleading so that a trial judge never even sees it.
This is not a motion to be filed lightly, as discussed in this piece explaining what it takes to get a court to strike:
Note well the seriousness of what is required to strike; grounds for striking most definitely don't include alleged irrelevance, or your being upset about what someone claims, and so on. Again, to ask a court to strike someone's pleading is to suggest that what is submitted is so off the wall for some reason that a trial judge should not even be allowed to see it.
So I'm guessing that what is happening here is that boy lawyer Patrick Ross, once again digging into his "Civil Litigation for Asshats" colouring book, has latched onto this, then has (as always) mis-interpreted it beyond recognition and has written another hilariously meaningless and incoherent motion that will both stun and entertain the Court.
The above is, of course, all speculation, but given Patrick's decade of history of writing and presenting his own actions, and having them absolutely disemboweled by the Court, I shall predict that this is going to end up the same way.
I guess we'll know in 14 days.
PREDICTION: I was asked to predict how this Aug 30 hearing will turn out. I predict that it isn't going to happen, as Patrick will find some excuse to postpone it because he's well aware of the stomping he would get. Let's watch.