Today was the last day of witness and evidence presentations by both the Plaintiffs and the Defense in PPFA et al vs. CMP et al. Two witnesses testified for the defense, forensic accounting expert Paul Zimmer and security and law enforcement expert Jon Perkins, and then the Defense and Plaintiffs rested their cases.
- Paul Zimmer testified that Planned Parenthood’s “damages” claims against CMP for the cost of its own security upgrades lack a basic and foundational piece of information– the level of security expenditures Planned Parenthood had prior to the events at issue in the case. Zimmer testified that the completely absent historical baseline data prevents any forensic accountant from assessing damages accurately and honestly.
- Perkins, a well-respect security expert with clients including several Hollywood celebrities, called Planned Parenthood’s damages claims excessive and unnecessary. He testified that media exposure helps stop crimes in his experience.
- Perkins’ in-depth analysis concluded that Planned Parenthood and NAF failed to meet security industry standards in screening admittance for their events and facilities. He testified that if Planned Parenthood wanted to keep a certain set of known pro-life individuals out of their conferences, it should have screened new attendees against names and photos of the list it wanted to keep out. In fact, Planned Parenthood never even asked potential registrants if they were pro-life or pro-choice.
Closing arguments begin at 8 A.M. on Tuesday, November 12, in San Francisco Federal District Court at 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, in Courtroom 2 on Floor 17.