Jane Burgermeister is looking into suing not just Judge Michaela Lauer, Mag Daniela Ehrlich and associates for their role in the illegal appointment of a court guardianship for her aunt and for herself and in connection with the manipulation of files for her father’s estate, but also the state of Austria.
She will seek damages for emotional stress and loss of earnings by suing the Austrian state, arguing the state is ultimately responsible for a situation where there is no adequate control left over judges.
The onus should not be on Burgermeister to defend her aunt and herself from illegal court guardianship appointments based on obvious falsehoods and file manipulation by a judge as can be proven by documents, faxes and emails and court records. She should not have to file appeals, criminal charges and sue for compensation to stop herself being stripped of her rights. The Austrian state has a duty to protect its citizens — especially investigative journalists — from such a flagrant abuse of power by a judge that have resuted in Burgermeister’s aunt and in her of being stripped of all her basic rights.
The Nuremberg Judges Trial of 1947 examined the responsibility of state judges and lawyers in allowing crimes against citizens to be committed on a gigantic scale in Nazi Germany. These principles still apply. As a citizen of Austria, Burgermeister has a constitutional right to protection of the state from attempts to strip her of her basic rights using illegal methods. The state is clearly failing in its duty.