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Friday, June 09, 2006

ATTORNEY ARRESTED

AS the Herald reported today (and we held off since yesterday because we couldn’t confirm it) appellate specialist, criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor, Sy Gaer side-kick, and all around WMCA Good Guy (obscure northeastern radio reference) John Lipinsky was arrested Thursday for bringing Marijuana into the Dade County Jail.

It looks like its going to be a knowledge defense, and who better than Super Sy Gaer to come in, sans depos, and save the day?

Go gettem Sy- we like John and want to see him acquitted.


Special kudos for John L for bonding out, and appearing in court for a previously scheduled court hearing this afternoon. Couldn't have been easy.

See You In Court.

115 comments:

Anonymous said...

what is lipinskis defense, being a justice bldg bottom feeder, or being stupid. maybe he will flip of sy.

Anonymous said...

US ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES OPERATION LANDBARRON!!!!

Anyone have information about a federal sting annnounced today called Operation LandBarron?

Rumor has it some local attorneys are feeling a bit queezy.

Anonymous said...

Lipinski is a good guy...maybehe didn't know, I guess we can all forget our respect for the Constitution when blogging under "Amonymous"

This sounds familiar said...

Robin (something or other), Esq. was also arrested for bringing MJ into the jail. Does anyone remember what the outcome of her case was? Didn't the SAO drop it because she had no knowledge?

Anonymous said...

what is operation landbarron?

Idiotwhousesfakenames said...

thats what I'd like to know.!!!

Anonymous said...

John is a good guy who has overcome a lot of personal adversity in the past. I believe he will do so once more. Wish you well, John.

FAN OF LIPINSKY said...

I am 100% behind John Lipinsky. He is a great guy and any prosecutor will tell you he is as honest as the day is long.

Lets start www.freejohnlnow.com

CAPTAIN said...

The attorney was Robin Blake and her case was No Actioned by ASA Howard Rosen back in March of 2006....

CAPTAIN OUT ............

Anonymous said...

OPERATION LANDBARRON IS OUT! WHO WILL BE ARRESTED? STAY TUNED.

Anonymous said...

John is honest and dumb!

Anonymous said...

Free Mary Jane

riddler said...

O.K. now I have seen it all. Lapinsky bringing in a little weed into the jail. Was it for personal use or designated for a client? Quite frankly, I think everyone incarcerated in the Dade County system should have access to cannabis sativa. All the inmates would chill and not call their lawyers all day. Also they would have the munchies which would be satisfied by those bologna and cheese bombs they serve over there.

I heard from my sources that H. Walker will be handling this case with the kerchief in formation. It is my suspicion that Sy will attempt to show that the kerchief is made of hemp, literally causing the State's case to "go up in smoke".

So tonight, I will pay tribute to John L by sparking the old Graffix. I ask my fellow bong hitters to smoke one for John L.

DADE COUNTY BAR said...

The entire legal community calls upon KFRundle to appoint Howard Rosen to investigate the entrapment of Lipinsky.

Anonymous said...

The grammar on that "operation restore justice" website is atrocious! Why is it that no one in Miami seems to know how to write an English sentence? As a non-Hispanophone, I'm just curious: is the Spanish spoken and written in Miami as grammatically troubled as the English?

Anonymous said...

The Spanish is written about as bad or worse than the English, but what can you expect in a couny where a cop writes in an A-form: "Defendant stated he want a attorney".

Anonymous said...

Probable cause on my last Dui case:
Defendant "failed to yield right away"

He yielded eventually.

Anonymous said...

On another sad note, today was Michael Gilfarb's last day at the State Attorney's Office (he is going to the US Attorney's Office). Michael was a tough, but fair prosecutor who championed the State's efforts to identify and release wrongfully convicted inmates through DNA. He is a terrific lawyer and a hell of a guy. It's a huge loss for the SAO.

riddler said...

Jesus, the guy didn't die. Why the obituary? You can visit him across town.

Anonymous said...

wtf THE WEB SITE WWW.OPERATIONRESTOREJUSTICE.COM IS BASICALLY PASTE AND POST FROM NEWS STORIES IN THE HERALD AND BUSINESS JOURNAL ARE YOU SAYING THEY CANT SPELL OVER THERE???

C'MON MAKE SENSE

Anonymous said...

Get over the damn site. There is fresh news happening. MJ at the jail is beyond special. The poor guy is in deep crapp.

Anonymous said...

OK, 9:03, a little grammar lesson:

"06.07.06 • News Flash Judge Ivan Hernandez, Judicial Assistant has sent O.R.J. a E-mail threatening to sue us for slander: CLICK HERE to see email."

When one is writing in English, one uses the indefinite article "an" before words beginning with a vowel sound, such as "E-mail."

"Highly respected Attorney, ROBIN W. FABER is a candidate in Group 4 of the Dade County Court having filed yesterday to run against incumbent Judge Ivan Hernandez."

The phrase "Highly respected attorney" describes the proper noun in the above sentence. It operates as an adjective, and therefore, no comma is necessary between "Highly respected attorney" and "ROBIN W. FABER."

I could go on (and on), but hopefully, you get the point.

Anonymous said...

Seems like an epedemic...

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/Issues/2006-06-01/news/metro_print.html

From miaminewtimes.com
Originally published by Miami New Times 2006-06-01
©2005 New Times, Inc. All rights reserved.

Valentine Sway
A Miami lawyer convinced clients he was on the level, then was disbarred
By Rob Jordan


Jacqueline Carini

Helena Roundtree blew the whistle on a respected Miami attorney whom the Florida Bar has accused of running something like a "Ponzi scheme"


Who / What:
Mark Valentine
Helena Roundtree
News Category:
Business
Investigative

As drizzling rain coats her Pontiac on the patchy lawn, Helena Roundtree sits at a glass-top table in her rented Miami Gardens ranch house, jabbing the air as she speaks. The 47-year-old condominium security guard and single mother of three is dressed in baggy shorts and a sleeveless T-shirt despite the damp coolness. She reflexively smoothes her reddish hair extensions and smiles broadly, explaining how she unmasked a respected Miami lawyer as the mastermind of a scheme to take millions of dollars from at least seventeen estates that secretaries, teachers, social workers, and others had entrusted to him.
Because of Roundtree, Mark Valentine, probate lawyer and counsel to Miami's civil service board for more than twenty years, was disbarred in late April. In court documents, the Florida Bar Association compared Valentine's dealings to a "Ponzi scheme" — a scam that uses new investors to pay off earlier investors. The State Attorney's Office has opened a wide-ranging investigation, according to SAO spokesman Ed Griffith, and one former client's heirs have sued. More lawsuits are likely.

"He misjudged me," Roundtree says. "I don't care if it's the president — I would tell his ass off. I'm for what's right."

After initially agreeing to an interview with New Times, Valentine, who faces no criminal charges at this point, canceled shortly before the appointed time and returned no further calls.

Valentine has been practicing law in Miami since the Seventies. The 53-year-old has handled more than 100 probate cases in the past five years alone and, in 2004, built himself a gleaming, two-story, $337,000 office dubbed the Valentine Building on Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove. His $673,000 Mediterranean-style home in Palmetto Bay has a tiled pool out back and lawns evidently manicured by a type-A gardener. Valentine is also believed to own property in Atlanta and the Bahamas, according to court documents filed by the bar association.

Scott Weiss, an attorney who has faced Valentine in court, recalls being surprised to hear about his colleague's new office building. "I wondered where that money came from," he says. Compared to other law fields, probate work is not tremendously lucrative, Weiss adds, and running one's own law office requires a large cash flow. Weiss speculated that Valentine's many expenses may have pushed him to borrow from the estate accounts he handled. "Maybe he just fell too far behind at a point where he couldn't make it up," Weiss says.

In some parts of Miami's black community, Valentine, an active member of 100 Black Men of South Florida, is practically a household name, clients and colleagues say. In the early Eighties, when the attorney began doing estate and guardianship work, African-American clients flocked to him, says Christopher Benjamin, a fellow probate attorney who considers Valentine a mentor. "He was the only [black probate attorney]," Benjamin said on a recent weekday at the county courthouse on Flagler Street downtown.

Valentine came into Roundtree's life in 2001. That's when her close friend Cornelius Carter died of complications from diabetes, leaving $20,000 in savings and three small Liberty City properties to his teenage son, Cornelius II. As the boy's godmother and guardian, Roundtree hired Valentine to manage the estate. At Roundtree's request, Valentine occasionally petitioned the court for money from the estate, usually $500 or $600 at a time, to buy school supplies or Christmas gifts for her godson. Nothing seemed amiss at first.

But then in December 2004, Roundtree discovered there was only $29 in the account. Where were the proceeds from the sale of the three Liberty City properties in 2001 and 2002? When she confronted him, Valentine claimed he hadn't had time to deposit the sales proceeds, Roundtree says. He cut a check for $10,000 and said $20,000 more was forthcoming. Although the Liberty City houses were nothing special, Roundtree knew they were worth closer to $200,000, according to county assessments.

When Roundtree pointed out the discrepancy and made clear she would complain to the bar association, Valentine offered her $20,000. "I'm like, 'Excuse you,'" Roundtree recalls. The offer was too little too late.

So Roundtree called the bar, and last summer, auditor Carlos Ruga began an "exhaustive and exhausting" analysis of Valentine's finances. Ruga discovered that for years Valentine had been taking the money left by his clients' husbands, wives, mothers, and fathers — at least two million dollars from at least sixteen estates — and using it to repay funds he had withdrawn from others. Using his firm's trust account as a conduit, Valentine sometimes took as much as $700,000 at a time from one estate to repay money taken from others, Ruga's analysis revealed.

Valentine used the funds for, among other things, $55,000 in credit card bills, according to the audit. More than one million dollars remains missing, says Maureen Kennon, attorney for the estate of Louise Dargans-Fleming, one of Valentine's former clients.

With Ruga's audit as evidence, the bar association took the unusual measure of asking the state Supreme Court to suspend the lawyer on an emergency basis in October 2005. He was disbarred last month. In an affidavit, Ruga (who declined to comment in detail about the case) seemed flummoxed by the scope of Valentine's misappropriations. He pointed out the audit had ignored at least 100 other estates and guardianships under Valentine's supervision. "I could go on and on," Ruga testified, "but I have to stop at some time."

Although at least one estate the bar accuses Valentine of looting was relatively large — more than one million dollars left by Dargans-Fleming — others were worth as little as $30,000 — the value of the retirement benefits in the case of Helen Wynn, a state social worker.

Wynn's husband Sidney, an 82-year-old ex-Negro League shortstop, says he never suspected there would be a problem with Valentine. Sitting on the worn artificial turf-lined front steps of his North Miami house recently, Wynn describes Valentine as a straight-forward, no-nonsense attorney. "He seemed real down to earth," Wynn says. Though Wynn had to wait four months, Valentine did eventually transfer his wife's estate to him.

Dargans-Fleming's heir, a nephew with severe disabilities, may never see the bulk of the estate left to him. The estate's attorney, Kennon, has a simple definition for Valentine's actions. "He stole the money; there's no question about it," she claims. All that remains of the estate is less than $10,000 in stocks, according to Kennon, who sued Valentine on May 10, alleging civil theft.

More lawsuits might be forthcoming. In a court filing, bar association attorneys expressed concern that the association's fund for victims of attorney malfeasance could be exhausted if Valentine can't pay off the potential "substantial claims" against him.

Roundtree says she strives to be a good Christian and is sorry to see anyone, even Valentine, suffer. That won't stop her from filing a lawsuit of her own, though. "You don't treat people that way," she says.

St. Lucie said...

Any port in a storm. Especially 80 of them. Acres and acres said the Baron to the Baroness.

Anonymous said...

Jesus man, what does it take to stop people from copying and pasting the whole frickin' article for us to read? Insert a link, and if we want to read it we'll move on. I thought we've covered this before. Asshole.

Anonymous said...

i agree with the last post leave a f---ing link ..... can someone take down that post PLEASE..

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz said...

Leave the story. It is the only interesting post in this thread.

Anonymous said...

Interesting story but scrolling is a real bitch. Link do not post.

Mike Walker said...

To Anonymous @ Thursday, June 08, 2006 7:50:56 PM:

What is Flora seffs husbands name? What was he arrested for? What was the dispo? Details...details...Enquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

I guess now Gilfarb can cry for Borward Judges to keep lawsuits against him sealed and then have the judges look bad when it comes out in the press. The guy couldnt beat the infamous Joyce Julian for judge in Broward cant see what he brings to the table as US Atts' office

Anonymous said...

Pasting an entire story is a violation of copyright law.

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of people who don't like Judge Hernandez. And critically, it's not because of his rulings or in court persona. Rather, Hernandez' albatross is D'Arce. Specifically, why on God's green earth would a respectable judge hire and stand-by a political hack?

Hernandez is supposed to avoid the APPEARANCE of impropriety. Instead, he has embraced, by his silence and refusal to fire D'Arce, the controversial idea that paid judicial consultants may work for Judges so long as they confine their paid attacks on sitting judges to "off-hours." That's ridiculous.

Hernandez, like any commanding officer, is responsible for the actions of his men. He needs to own up to D'Arce's actions, fire him, apologize, and move on.

www.operationrestorejustice.com is a great site.

Anonymous said...

Many judges are not liked. Who cares?

If there is a rule against the judiciary and campaigns, please post it so that Hernandez can see it. If you just happen to not like the fact that sitting Judges are getting knocked-off, then that is a different story and remains your opinion. D’Arce’s participation in campaigns, is equivalent to:

1. Jackie Scola running on the same year as her husband- Robert Scola (A planned abusive tactic that helped her raise tons of money as attorneys were scared and forced to donate, and get no opposition).
2. The duo of Judge Larry and Caryn Schwartz getting to the bench at the same time.
3. Judge Ivan Fernandez running on Hernandez’s last name the year after Hernandez gets elected.
4. Judge Bertila Soto and her father, Osvaldo Soto, pushing their agenda as well as candidates. If they like you, you get support; if not, you get opposition. (I saw him working on Glazer’s campaign to keep her on the Bench).
5. JNC Member Hector Lombada working on campaigns, donating and consulting while he may have the power to nominate the same people of influence there appointment in the future.

Fact is all politicians do it. We have seen President Bush and Jeb do in the past. It’s politics. Let us remember that the canons cover family and candidates, not staffers on their own time.

Case on point: School Board Member Frank Cobo was ousted by the majority of the other School Board Members who actually endorsed, campaigned and even worked precincts on election day to get Cobo out. The people who should be answering questions here are the ones that paid for the consulting or got it for free. I am sure you do not think that Hernandez was depositing the checks? Inspect the different campaign expenditure reports and you will find that many staffers also get paid (Look at Vera) and some do it for free (Look at Laura) as well. Paid or not, it is the same stupid thing. Additionally, since there is an ongoing investigation, he should remain silent until it is complete. Fact is, some judges lost, but new ones won. If you have a problem with it, it is probably because you have something to lose. Are you a Judge that is mad because now you have to actually work to keep your job?

free john lipinski said...

who is starting the john lipinski defense fund?

I hear Sy is banging him for $500, including trial

Anonymous said...

gilfarb couldnt beat julina because broward lawyers cower to the judiciary up there - Gilfarb was one of the best prosecutors ever - we didnt deserve him

Anonymous said...

Where do I donate to the defense fund?

Anonymous said...

Go "Special Ed!" Newman is the man!

Anonymous said...

(Sorry, I do not know how to do the link thing...)

http://www.sploid.com/news/2006/06/no_english_no_c.php

'No English, no cheesesteak'

For more than 40 years the people of Philadelphia have divided themselves into two camps: Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's, two sandwich stands endlessly fighting the Philly cheesesteak wars.

It now appears the owner of Geno's has fired another shot ... at himself.

Joseph Vento posted signs at his famous sandwich shop declaring his refusal to serve anyone that doesn't speak English, "This is America. When Ordering, Speak English."

Geno's sits in the heart of what was once Little Italy, at Ninth and Passyunk, but is now a largely Mexican neighborhood.

"If you can't tell me what you want, I can't serve you," he said. "It's up to you. If you can't read, if you can't say the word cheese, how can I communicate with you -- and why should I have to bend? I got a business to run."

So Vento has made it his policy to refuse service to anyone who can't speak English and those who cannot speak at all.

"I don't want somebody coming here to change my culture to their culture," he said with no apparent irony. "They want us to adapt to these people. What do you mean, 'Press 1 for Spanish'? English, period. Case closed. End of discussion. You better make it the official language."

Asked for his opinion on the immigration battle brewing, he simply declares "Go back to the 19th century, and play by those rules."

That wouldn't have affected Vento much. It wasn't until 1921, the year Vento's own grandfather arrived on these shores, that there was such a thing as an "illegal immigrant" from Italy. That was the year the U.S. began issuing entry visas. Up until then Congress had only passed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and entered an agreement in 1907 with Japan that allowed their laborers to enter only Hawaii but not the U.S. mainland.

When Vento's not busy making sandwiches, he likes to drive around his neighborhood -- with a PA system mounted on his SUV -- scolding area businesses that hire illegal aliens.

Vento founded Geno's in 1966. Unable to work up an original idea, Vento opened his cheese steak stand across from Pat's King of Steaks, the original.

Not only did Vento lack a fresh idea, he couldn't even use his own name, as it was already taken for another restaurant. As legend has it, he got the name from a broken door he found with GINO painted across it. But that too was taken and so he misspelled it.

Vento likely would've refused service to his own grandparents, who spoke almost no English.

Anonymous said...

http://willdo.philadelphiaweekly.com/archives/2006/05/press_1_for_ass.html

May 30, 2006
Press 1 For Asshole

There's an article in today's Inquirer about the immigration debate, but that's not really what it's about. It's an article about assholes, and how they run some of our more popular local businesses.

Or, really, only one. The asshole in question here is Joe Vento, owner of Geno's, who has a sign on his window that says "This is America. When Ordering, Speak English." Vento certainly has every right to run his business how he pleases, since this is America! But we (fortunately) all have the right to mock him, call him an asshole and wonder why someone pointing to 'provolone' would get you all riled up?

Vento doesn't limit his assholic behaviors to Geno's, though:

With Geno's Steaks tattooed on his arm, Vento is used to publicizing things, especially what's on his mind. Speak English signs also poster his Hummer. He has driven through South Philadelphia blaring through the SUV's P.A. system denunciations of neighborhood business owners who hire illegal immigrants.

"I say what everybody's thinking but is afraid to say," Vento said. [...]

"They want us to adapt to these people. What do you mean, 'Press 1 for Spanish'? English, period. Case closed. End of discussion. You better make it the official language."


Ahh, yes, the old American tradition of going around a neighborhood and blasting your stereo and telling your neighbors you hate them. And, really, is there anything more American than getting all worked up about having to spend a half-second pressing '1' for English? God Bless America!

Also, how does a deaf person order at Geno's?

Thanks to The 14th Windiest State for the image, although I think Joe Vento only has one mood.

Anonymous said...

I never met this man, but his intolerance, ignorance, and stupidity are some of the things about the "city of brotherly love" that motivated me to up and leave for a better place. It seems he's part of that generation that grew up in old school philly believing only whites are entitled....I can't wait for that generation to die off, but unfortunately I'm sure he's already spread his ideology to his children.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this man should get educated to what Americans due when they go to other countries. When americans move to other countries they do not speak the native language right away, and on top of that most Americans expect that people in other countries should speak english which is just wrong!!! Maybe if this man got out of Philadelphia for a little while he would understand how the world works, and that it does not revolve around the U.S.A.!!

Just so you know I was born just outside of philadelphia (Montgomery County), and I have traveled around the world and I am always amazed at the ignorance of the American people, they expect people from other countries to speak english, Unbelievable!!

Anonymous said...

seffs husband was arrested i believe for money laundryingby the feds. not sure about the final result.

Anonymous said...

Back to the wacky weed issue - I think Lipinski is in trouble. I think he will get charged and we
won't be seeing him around much
anymore.

Blake was a totally different scenario from what I hear. Anyway
I'm sure Lipinski is a great guy and all of that, however where has
he been the last three months.

I personally have never and will never take anything to a client in
jail. But even if I once had contemplated doing it, after the Blake case I definitely would never have done it.

Unbelievable. It's like he wanted
to get busted.

Ethiopian Zion Coptic said...

i like john and dont know anyone who doesnt like him, too.

if true, who the hell brings in an OUNCE AND A HALF of sweet cheeba into the jail in MANILA ENVELOPES. maybe it was a religious sacriment.

last lawyer that did it skated because she was naive. john, not naive. not stupid either. doesnt look so good for a real nice guy.

note to sy: you might want a depo in this case.

Anonymous said...

check out the video feed from the THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL regards Juan D'Arce and Judge Hernandez

got to www.operationrestorejustice.com

Anonymous said...

video feed link to 3DCA is bad. it sends you to an unrelated appeal.

Anonymous said...

did you not read its says above the video feed to wait for the rebuttal argument and then it goes into the fact the guy was being obstructed by Judge Hernandez and his ja etc

Anonymous said...

I think that fat guy is the master pro-se litigant that makes all courts crazy. Rump, can we get Miguel De La O to clarify the situation for us. His argument was about 2 minutes and for what I heard, it was direct and to the point. That fat guy kept talking and talking about nothing. What a lonnie tune.

Anonymous said...

What is Flora seffs husbands name? What was he arrested for? What was the dispo? Details...details...Enquiring minds want to know

Anonymous said...

what is lipinskis defense, being a justice bldg bottom feeder, or being stupid. maybe he will flip of sy.

Anonymous said...

I saw that fat guy from the video at the Kendall Starbucks with Faber. What's his name? I seen him before...

Anonymous said...

Flora Seff's husband is irrelevant, as is she

Anonymous said...

looks like miguel de la o had nothing to say...... the fat guy did a good job for being fat :-)

let get jennie criag in on this can we

Anonymous said...

What a mess, Judge Ivan Hernandez, recently had a "show cause order" (writ of mandamus) issued against him by the Third District Court of Appeal, after his Judicial Assistant Juan D'Arce was rude and denied a litigant access to his Court.

Judge Samuel J. Slom (the Administrative Judge overseeing Judge Hernandez), tells the Miami Herald on May 30, 2006, that he has received numerous upon numerous complaints about Juan D'Arce being rude, insensitive and obstructing the access of litigants to the Court. CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE AUDIO.

Take a moment to watch the below video of the oral argument in the Third District Court of Appeal were Attorney Miguel De La O, (who is friends with Juan D'Arce) attempts to defend the conduct of Judge Hernandez and his Judicial Assistant.

pay close attention to the rebuttal portion of the video

CLICK HERE FOR WINDOWS MEDIA VIDEO.

Anonymous said...

What a moron. You can't get an emergency deposition because you want one. You have to let the court grant you one. Fat boy, go to law school and stop wasting our time. Your cases were all DENIED and MOOT. You lost. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

So Faber met McGillis while he had his case at juvi before Judge Cohen. No wonder.

Anonymous said...

so instead of making a point you call him a slur "fat boy". But thats Hernandez and D'Arce style, given D'Arce made anti-semintic slurs against the administartive judges.

Just because someone exposes the truth or lack thereof sould not make him subject to slurs.

GROW UP!! stick to the facts like the herald has.

PS. The miami new times story show judge wells was in opposition to that guy, and low-n-b-hold she is now in the 3dca , but sure that has no affect on the guys recent appeals against judge hernandez??

enlighten us

Anonymous said...

After seeing the video, you begin to see the problem when a judicial employee who controls access to the court engages in favoritism. This man couldn't get a hearing which has been a continual complaint against D'Arce on top of the ethnic and racial slurs he is accused of. When he engages in running judicial campaigns he adds another more frightening dimension to it..how would you like to be a litigant represented by an attorney who opposes one of his candidates when he controls access to the docket? There's a good reason the ethical rules say a judge should uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary and shall avoid impropriety in all his activities. Those same rules say he cannot lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others. "Others" include your JA, Ivan, you're the captain of the ship. And if you didn't know it while it was happening under your nose then you really do deserve to lose. I'm voting for Faber.

Anonymous said...

FYI proceeings in TPR and Dependency cases are confidential and who ever is slandering this guy knows he would be prohibited from defending himself by making court doc's available for the bloggers view. FYI the florida supreme court reversed the 3rd DCA in a confidential opinion in this guys favor see case #SC00-2337 also see the 5 page opinion by the Federal Judge Michael Moore Case No. 01-1326-CIV-MOORE

Also the supreme court issued a show cause order against the 3dca on March 31, 2006, and stay a order of the 3dca see case no #SC06-505

GET YOUR FACTS TOGETHER....

Anonymous said...

Has anyone thougth that maybe Judge Hernandez denied a hearing to that guy based on the law as he presented it to the Court? As I know it, ex-parte communications are not allowed. I would have denied him also.

Anonymous said...

Rump, why did you erase the 3rd DCA cases. Are you trying to hide the truth from the Blog?

Anonymous said...

Case #SC00-2337 and 01-1326-CIV-MOORE have nothing to do with anything here. As well, the Court shall keep proceedings confidential, but the litigant can write whatever he/she wants since it is about him. Get your law straight. Also, case SC06-505 has not been concluded. See Supreme Court of Florida web site.

Lastly, since this individual always goes pro se, it is he writing and responding about his cases. Another case solved, it is Mr. Courtroom junkie who thrives on drama!

Anonymous said...

now we got dick tracy on the case

its public info dufus

A PD said...

According to her website?

Victoria del Pino has distinguished herself as a county and circuit court litigator in the family, traffic, and criminal court divisions.

Her practice has been enhanced by the perspective she gained through her service in the Public Defender’s Office.

WHEN WAS SHE A PD?

Anonymous said...

Florida Supreme Court Case Docket

Case Number: SC06-505 - Active
DARRIN MCGILLIS vs. DANIEL NESS, ET AL.
06/11/2006 09:01

Date Docketed Description Date Due Filed By Notes
03/15/2006 PETITION-MANDAMUS PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis FILED AS PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS AND/OR PETITION TO INVOKE ALL WRITS JURISDICTION AND TREATED AS A PETITION - MANDAMUS (O&7)
03/15/2006 APPENDIX PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis (O&7)
03/15/2006 MOTION-STAY (PROCEEDINGS BELOW) PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis GRANTED 03/31/2006
03/16/2006 LETTER PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis NOTIFYING COURT THAT THE FILING FEE WAS OMITTED FROM THE PETITION
03/23/2006 Filing Fee $300 2006 - 1003761 Amount: $300
03/23/2006 Fee Paid in Full
03/23/2006 DISP-ORIG PROC DISM NO JURIS (STALLWORTH) (VACATED-SEE ORDER DATED 03/27/06)
03/23/2006 LETTER PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis DATED 03/23/06 (COPY WITHOUT ATTACHMENTS) (NO CERT. OF SERVICE) (03/27/06, ORIGINAL FILED W/ATTACHMENTS)
03/27/2006 ORDER-CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE COMPLIANCE 04/06/2006 All pleadings filed in this Court must contain a Certificate of Service stating the names and addresses of those served and, if served on an attorney, the name of the party that attorney represents. See Fla. R. App. P. 9.420. Petitioner's letter dated March 23, 2006, was filed without a proper certificate of service. Petitioner is directed on or before April 6, 2006, to serve respondents with a copy of the letter and provide this Court with a proper Certificate of Service.
03/27/2006 ORDER-VACATE On the Court's own motion, the above case has been reinstated and this Court's order dated March 23, 2006, is hereby vacated. The Petition for Writ of Mandamus and/or Petition to Invoke All Writs Jurisdiction, Appendix, and Emergency Motion to Stay Order Granting §57.105 Sanctions have been submitted to the Court for consideration and determination.
03/28/2006 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE PS Darrin Mcgillis - FOR LETTER FILED 03/23/06 W/ATTACHMENTS
03/31/2006 ORDER-RESPONSE/REPLY REQUESTED Petitioner has filed a "Petition for Writ of Mandamus and/or Petition to Invoke All Writs Jurisdiction." Respondent is hereby requested to serve a response to the above-referenced petition on or before April 17, 2006. The petitioner may serve a reply on or before April 27, 2006. Petitioner's motion to stay is hereby granted.
04/13/2006 RESPONSE RS Daniel Ness BY: RS Daniel Loren Leyton 61824 TO ORDER DATED 03/31/2006, W/ATTACHMENTS (FILED AS "RESPONSE TO PETITIONER'S EMERGENCY MOTION TO STAY ORDER GRANTING § 57.105 SANCTIONS")
04/17/2006 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (RESPONSE) RS Daniel Ness BY: RS Daniel Loren Leyton 61824 FILED AS "RESPONDENT'S MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO SERVE RESPONSE TO PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS AND/OR PETITION TO INVOKE ALL WRITS JURISDICTION"
04/18/2006 REQUEST-ORAL ARGUMENT PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis O&1
04/18/2006 MOTION-STRIKE PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis FILED AS "MOTION TO STRIKE, RESPONSE TO MOTION TO STAY AS UNTIMELY FILED"; O&1
04/18/2006 RESPONSE PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis FILED AS "OBJECTION TO REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME"; O&1
05/01/2006 RESPONSE RS Benjamin Ness BY: RS Daniel Loren Leyton 61824 (O&5) FILED AS "RESPONDENTS' RESPONSE TO PETITIONER, DARRIN MCGILLIS', PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS AND/OR PETITION TO INVOKE ALL WRITS JURISDICTION"
05/01/2006 APPENDIX RS Benjamin Ness BY: RS Daniel Loren Leyton 61824 (O&5) TO RESPONSE TO PETITIONER, DARRIN MCGILLIS', PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS AND/OR PETITION TO INVOKE ALL WRITS JURISDICTION
05/09/2006 ORDER-EXT OF TIME GR (RESPONSE) Respondent's Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus and/or Petition to Invoke All Writs Jurisdiction is granted and respondent's response was filed with this Court on May 1, 2006.
05/11/2006 REPLY TO RESPONSE PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis TO ORDER DATED 03/31/2006 (O&7 & E-MAIL) (05/18/06: DCA CERTIFIED COPY FILED)
05/11/2006 APPENDIX PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis SUPPLEMENTAL (O&7) (05/18/06: DCA CERTIFIED COPY FILED)
05/16/2006 NOTICE-SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis (O&7)


CASE PENING UNDER SC06-505 IN FLORIDA SUPREME COURT

Anonymous said...

im more interested in why delpino is touting on her website that her father was president of caba? Is that why I should vote for her? Porque?

Anonymous said...

No se.

aka

Dunno

Anonymous said...

Dear Colleague,

We are honored to have the opportunity to express our unconditional support for County Court Judge Bronwyn Catherine Miller. Judge Miller is currently assigned to the Civil Division of the South Dade Justice Center in Cutler Ridge. Unfortunately, she has drawn opposition in her 2006 retention election.

During her time on the bench, Judge Miller has distinguished herself through her hard work and diligence. Prior to her appointment, Judge Miller served as a prosecutor and tried over eighty cases to verdict in both the Circuit and County Courts. She served as one of two Training Directors for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. There, Judge Miller was responsible for the training of approximately three hundred prosecutors and investigated and tried capital homicide cases.

Judge Miller has worked hard to educate our community on the different aspects of our legal system. She has volunteered many hours as a mentor for our youth and has served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University. Judge Miller has taught closing argument techniques around the state and country and has regularly lectured at our local police departments. She has instructed attorneys at the Department of Children and Families and the State Attorney’s Office.

Judge Miller has also served on the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Education Committee and is active in numerous charitable organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Jewish Volunteer Center, and Take Stock in Children. Judge Miller has given to the community and now we ask you to support Judge Miller in her retention election.

Please help us retain this fine jurist through your endorsement and campaign contribution.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Very truly yours,


Hector Lombana
H.T. Smith
Patricia Menendez-Cambo

Anonymous said...

OMG, is the SEXIST PIG! OINK! OINK!

Why don't you tell us about your JNC Questioning you FAT SQAURE PIG?

You are missing Porky Pig. Nah, you are there already.

Anonymous said...

One of the various derogatory names so many in this blog seem to be guilty of is "bottom feeder." Are we assuming that some of our clients who commit crimes are somehow better than others because that have more funds? Could someone humor me and provide me their definition of "bottom feeder," and who, pray tell, are the worst culprits of this crime.

Anonymous said...

McGillis is a surely deranged "Bottom Feeder" who needs to be investigated and hopefully prosecuted for harassment of Judges for what I can read. He sued the New Times and DCF. He made Judge Cohen go crazy at a Hearing. FDLE, FBI, KFR, do you guys read this Blog? Track him down and stop him before he kills someone or something. Rumpole, you may be next.

Would any of McGillis' victims care to comment?

Anonymous said...

Watch out Faber, he will most likely turn on you and try to sue you or he may progress to trying to kill you. Pray man!

Anonymous said...

McGillis also falsely accused Ricky Martin of being raped by a man. Wow!

http://www.elsalvador.com/noticias/EDICIONESANTERIORES/junio19/ESPECTACULOS/espec5.html

Anonymous said...

The Miami Heat is not wining...

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the investigation on Roy Black? Is it over or what? Captain?

Anonymous said...

Shaq and Flash are under the weather today.

Anonymous said...

FYI McGillis sued the publication that printed the false rumors behind him and Ricky Martin. It was in a newspaper.

Anonymous said...

I just searched west law for any mcgillis cases in the USA and found a 20 page opinion from the PUERTO RICO SUPREME COURT West law gives a english version and a spanish version the cite is:

Garcia v. World Wide Entertainment Co, 132 D.P.R. 378 (P.R. 1992)

Its a must read from the Justices of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know about the veteran that was evicted from his house by Judge Bronwyn Miller? Rumor has it that the mess she created was quickly covered up after a phone call from the Governor and some quick scrambling by the clerk's office.

Anonymous said...

what happened in that case?? what was the vase number etc.

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is that when you are a Judge, you always upset someone. Thus, most if not all of these petty crying and complaining comes with the territory.

McGillis is definitely one of those that lost and is now upset. Only problem is that the man seems crazy and may escalate to assassin and no judge needs to be that afraid when passing judgment.

Anonymous said...

Here is the most interesting part of the case you posted.

Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Angel Luis García, Carmen García et al., Plaintiffs and respondents
v.
World Wide Entertainment Co., Darrin McGillis, Defendants and petitioners
No. CE-92-126
San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 24, 1992


The plaintiffs alleged that both contracts were void because they were contrary to law, morals and public policy. As second cause of action, plaintiffs alleged that defendants (McGillis and boyfriend) had physically abused and sexually harassed the minor, for which they sought damages.

Anonymous said...

that is LIBEL!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I smell libel suits

Anonymous said...

Nah. McGillis is now a public figure. He is out of luck. If he does sue, the Rump will be uncovered. Let's start a "Save Rumpole from being Sued" defense fund. What say you?

Anonymous said...

Eventhough I am now living in Korea, I love to see how stupid people still can be in Miami. Good morning by the way.

Anonymous said...

i would be more worried that he will subpoena the ip address of who posted the libel comment and get them

Anonymous said...

I am going to sue everyone and their mother. I am pist now.

D. McGilllis
pro se

Anonymous said...

Section 223(a)(1)(3), a federal criminal statute that prohibits anonymously using a telecommunications device to harass someone.

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of Mr. McGillis and the above post is a fraud and not posted by him.

Anonymous said...

This is a Blog. Get real. You are posting anonymously as well.

We read and repeat. We have fun. Trust me, I am not going to call Ricky Martin or anything. By the way, what is Angelo's phone number?

Anonymous said...

You are boring. I am going to get some head and get laid by a fine babe. Have fun playing with yourself. Bye.

Anonymous said...

MIAMI HERALD TODAY:

COUNTY COURT

'SUPER GLUE' CASE NOW TIED TO POLITICS

It all started with Super Glue in Darrin McGillis' lock.

Then came a small-claims suit, a countersuit, appellate briefs, Supreme Court arguments, motions upon

motions upon motions, including some that McGillis acknowledges were deemed frivolous by the courts. By the time it was all over, and it actually isn't, really, the glue and the lock didn't matter anymore. The fight was about the technicalities of the law and what's fair and what's legal and what argument McGillis could think up to fight with.

Now the one-time concert promoter has taken his fight to the political arena, setting up a website to try to unseat the judge who first heard the Super Glue case.

Operationrestorejus

tice.com is causing a bit of a buzz in courthouse circles for its out-of-nowhere quality. The website reprints a Miami Herald article about the race between candidate Robin Faber and Judge Ivan Hernandez, and endorses Faber. Faber says he knows nothing about McGillis. Hernandez couldn't be reached.

The funny thing? McGillis, 39, of Miami says he won his suits. The man who he claimed put Super Glue in his door lock paid for it. And the domestic-violence suit that man filed against McGillis was dropped.

McGillis just thinks Hernandez should have awarded him money to cover the costs of the suits.

The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear the case and the Third District Court of Appeals has sanctioned McGillis. He has, of course, appealed that to the Florida Supreme Court. In the meantime, McGillis is vowing to update the website twice a day with news about the judicial races.

-- SUSANNAH A.

NESMITH

Anonymous said...

wait! -no no no - people on this blog INSISTED it was Faber doing the site - how disappointing for those liars - will they now apologize?

just kidding

Rumpole said...

New Rumpole rule: we remove posts that take a very long time to scroll down. Thus, while we support her in her bid for election to the county court, we removed the post that had the hundred names or so of attorneys supporting Bronwyn Katherine Miller. This cut n paste business has its limits.

Anonymous said...

10:30 Monday poster..........that's the problem with these blogs. And, I've said this before. It amazes me how quick this community is to accuse people of things without any real proof whatsoever (the funny thing is, that many of the folks making these accusations will, for a few bucks, run to court and claim their murdering, thieving, child molesting client who left fingerprint and DNA and confessed to 27 people is totally innocent. Pathetic).

Anonymous said...

According to her website:

Victoria del Pino has distinguished herself as a county and circuit court litigator in the family, traffic, and criminal court divisions.

Her practice has been enhanced by the perspective she gained through her service in the Public Defender’s Office.

WHEN WAS SHE A PD?

Anonymous said...

Listen, Mr. Robin (the eternal PD without trying a case) Faber met Darrin McGilllis at Juvi Court when the man was doing the TPR case for his sister's children. This fact cannot be refuted. McGilllis was in Juvi all the time and Faber met him there. Now, they have joined forces. One caveat though! Faber never thought McGilllis would get so out of hand as he has and now he is trying to break away. It will not be easy though. McGilllis will end up suing Faber as well for "Breach of Specific Performance" for selling him out. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, I saw the following post from I believe, "Super 'Koo Koo' Glue McGilllis" wrote:

"Section 223(a)(1)(3), a federal criminal statute that prohibits anonymously using a telecommunications device to harass someone."

Then I saw this:

"Nah. McGilllis is now a public figure. He is out of luck. If he does sue, the Rump will be uncovered. Let's start a "Save Rumpole from being Sued" defense fund. What say you?"

I am worried. Let's protect the Blog. Where do we send checks to keep Rumpole McGilllis free? I looked at some his many suits and I can see the probability of this Blog being sued.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rumpole,

When you get sued for lible, who will you hire to represent you?

What about when you get arrested for acessory to ID theft related to all these people posting under different names?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rumpole,

When you get sued for lible, who will you hire to represent you?

What about when you get arrested for acessory to ID theft related to all these people posting under different names?

Anonymous said...

An endorsement from Lombana is enough to get me to vote for miller's opponent, whoever it is.

Anonymous said...

Hector Lombana is a SEXIST PIG! Let's plan a protest to show the world that this guy should not sit on the JNC. JEB, Ethics Commission, and The Florida Bar; remove this SEXIST PIG! Do not be afraid that he is friends with KFR, kick his fat butt out and castigate him.

Sexist Caveman!

I am voting for whomever you are not supporting. Ladies, show this man you respect yourself and do the same.

Captain, please post who Porky Pig supports to provide the real Legal Community with insight as to who is friends with this so called man.

Anonymous said...

who are the hottest chick judges running . list them in order and whether they should receive my vote.

Anonymous said...

sari addicott is the hottest

Anonymous said...

The hottest chick running are Bronwyn Miller and Cecilia Chavez. Jacobi's wife is the hottest by far though. She is like KFC; "Finger Licking Good"

Anonymous said...

you can take the hand of the mango man as he greets you at the border

Anonymous said...

shake

Anonymous said...

sexist pig? try a traditionalist!

krat said...

Q: Re: Lipinski, Seff, Judge Blake

Having a personal interest in this case, I want to share a theory that came about by accident doing research. In the 1980's, there was a commission put in place to solve the juvenile gang problems in suburban areas. In this commission many juvenile gang members were studied over a year I think, (might be more or less, can't remember) I think that a coordinated effort to curb down violence and the commission recomendations created an opportunity to get additional state and federal funds for MDPD (gang violence unit or whatever is called) I imagine that these programs must have results shown in actual convictions and decline in gang violence to remain in effect. MDPD, Seff, Blake, etc, important players. Some of these convictions were based on bad defense representation from defense attorneys directly or indirectly linked to State Atty's or MDPD. Most convictions are of teenagers, barely 18, with a recommendation as career criminals, and a reference to juvenile records and violation of civil rights. For example, Arrest Warrants not issued at the time of arrest, teenagers wrestled to the door in order to arrest them, etc. The arrest of John Lipinski comes at a crucial time, many decisions coming down from 3rd DCA, that will change and undermine careers. Everything in politics is related. Everything is connected. The arrest was, in my view, a way to distract and intimidate him. I have mentioned this before, many think I am nuts, but I do think a decrease in the budget for reversal of illegal convictions of "alleged gang members" after so long, will create a problem, not only for the police dept but for the Prosecution and Judges. It will come to light, many people will be damaged by this reversal. Has anybody looked into Postman's cases? How many have been reversed? How many score sheets can the prosecution have for one defendant? How many are teenagers, barely eighteen, and have a juvenile record? How many had good representation? I am not an attorney, I am just looking for answers. John Lipinski is an honest man, in the middle of a struggle, where the bottom line is all that matters.

Anonymous said...

In Miami-Dade County only the innocent, those who rock the boat for a better County and the good non-ass kissing Judges get investigated. The ass kissers are protected by corrupt lobbyist and many others who do all the dirty work. You will see. If you want action, call the FBI.

Anonymous said...

Free Mary Jane. (then there will be no more gang turf wars. no gang turf wars = much less violence.)

Anonymous said...

That last quote sounds like what Judge Cohen said about Cubans and the jails. WOW! Is that you Judge or is that McGilllis?

Anonymous said...

Florida Supreme Court Docket

Case Docket
Case Number: SC06-505 - Active
DARRIN MCGILLIS vs. DANIEL NESS, ET AL

03/15/2006 MOTION-STAY (PROCEEDINGS BELOW) PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis GRANTED 03/31/2006

03/31/2006 ORDER-RESPONSE/REPLY REQUESTED Petitioner has filed a "Petition for Writ of Mandamus and/or Petition to Invoke All Writs Jurisdiction." Respondent is hereby requested to serve a response to the above-referenced petition on or before April 17, 2006. The petitioner may serve a reply on or before April 27, 2006. Petitioner's motion to stay is hereby granted.

05/16/2006 NOTICE-SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY PS Darrin Mcgillis BY: PS Darrin Mcgillis (O&7)

Mario Lobo abogado said...

John is a nice and good person. I believe that he will overcome all this trials in his life.