“He is an incredibly busy, 80-year-old man, and is not interested in spending time discussing this issue with you or any such individuals.”
At the time, Sloan was going by the name Peter Shatner on his radio program, something Hyman warned against in the letter.
“All of your actions (including the use of my client’s valuable name and likeness without his approval) are at your own risk,” the letter said, according to Sloan’s lawsuit.
Sloan, who represented himself in the lawsuit, sought a requirement that Shatner take a paternity test and asked for $170 million in damages.
In an order signed Tuesday and filed in Tampa federal court Wednesday, the judge in the case called Sloan’s suit “a rambling recitation of various alleged meetings, letters, articles, radio transcripts and internet posts.”
“(Sloan’s) complaint, even liberally construed, fails to comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and fails to assert any discernible basis for the relief sought against the named defendants.”
In dismissing Sloan’s lawsuit, the judge gave him until Feb. 28 to file an updated complaint.