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Thursday, October 16, 2008

BUSINESS FOR US ALL

The title links to the NY Times  article stating  that the majority of mortgage fraud cases brought by the Justice Department have been in South Florida. On behalf of all the defense attorneys in Miami, let us be the first to say to the DOJ: "THANK YOU."  The holidays are right around the corner, and our 401K has been wrecked by the market.  Gas is still over $3.00 a gallon, and that ski chalet in Vail is still expensive, although the price is down from last year. Thank you, thank you,   thank you. And keep going guys. There's plenty more where those cases came from.  



The Lord was successful recently in a civil matter. We kid you not. 
Service cannot be effectuated. Case dismissed. 
Nebraska (motto: "hey, remember us?") State Senator Ernie Chambers sued the almighty, as reported in the Link.  The lawsuit blamed the Lord for a series of ills and ailments inflicted upon us. We read in the Times the other day  that the suit was dismissed by a careful jurist who noted that jurisdiction could not be obtained over the defendant because service could not be had. Here is the story on the dismissal in the Star News online. 

And we always thought that the almighty was where ever you looked for him

And finally, Donnie Brasco, a/k/a former agent Joe Pistone did NOT testify in the Justice Building this week because Judge Blake refused to allow him to testify in disguise. 

Curt Anderson of the AP is covering the trial and he sent us an email in which he explained that Blake asked the Defendant Connolly if he wanted the court to issue a rule to show cause in which Pistone could be held in contempt for refusing to testify. "Connolly stood up and said he did not want the subpoena enforced because 'if something happened to him, I can't (sic) live with myself.'"
Mr. Anderson noted that apparently there is a still a mafia contract out on Pistone. 

All that excitement for nothing.   

No more suicide pool. Stay tuned this weekend as the winner "surph" is revealed, and I promise you it will be a surprise. We were surprised that's for sure. Plus football picks as we look to bounce back from our first losing week. A nice suite was made available to us this weekend, so maybe we will have a Fins pick to go with our shrimp and lobster at the game.  

Thanks to the So Florida Lawyers Blog for that one. Down 10 pounds in 2 days.












14 comments:

eyeonmarkus said...

I was about to call Shumie Time at 4:30 when an old client walked in and laid 10K on me.

Now I've made my bills for the rest of the month. Question: what should we call it when a fee makes you covered for the month?

I suggest in honor of our federal blogger that we call it "Making Markus."

So: "I was about to call Shumie time when a client came in and paid me and now I made my Markus."

How does that sound?

Anonymous said...

hey give a shout out to health care fraud prosecution that is putting more than a few sheckels in the pockets of the defense bar this year

Anonymous said...

I first met Judge Chumbly under unfortunate circumstances as my son had been arrested. He treated my son with compassion and dignity throughout the proceedings.Both my son and I were both saddened to hear of his misfortune and our thoughts are with him.

defense-lawyer-for-the-princess said...

Forget the ski chalet Rump. I cordially invite you aboard my yacht this weekend. You'll receive dinner, we'll talk a little business and afterward, the "show." (You will be pleased)

Anonymous said...

Alot of people have been bashing Chumbley because in the Herald they mention he is Republican.

I am a die hard Democrat and have had the pleasure to meet Chumbley at various events. Every lawyer who I known that has appeared before him says he is a straight shooter and all around great guy.

Please do not take pleasure in his misfortune because he is Republican. I jump on the Republican hate machine but in this case trust me when I say it is not warranted.

Had the Herald never mentioned is party afiiliation I would have assumed given his demeanor that he was a democrat.

Anonymous said...

5:19:00 p.m., it sounds pretty Shumarkus to me.

Anonymous said...

http://cbs4.com/local/Miami.FDLE.Tester.2.841421.html

Something quite fishy going on with Miami-Dade breathalyzers...

Anonymous said...

YOU JUST CANNOT MAKE THIS SHIT UP. CHECK OUT THE SAMPLE BALLOT FOR BROWARD CIRCUIT COURT AND THE DISCLAIMER. PRICELESS!

CIRCUIT JUDGE, 17TH CIRCUIT
GROUP 3*
Bernard Isaac “Bernie” Bober
Pedro E. Dijols

GROUP 21
Merrilee Ehrlich
Paul D. Eichner

GROUP 27
Steven Brian Feren
Mark W. Rickard

* A candidate in the race for circuit judge 17th Circuit, Group 3, has been removed from the ballot by court order dated September 24th 2008. Please be advised that: • A vote cast for Bernard Isaac “Bernie” Bober will be counted for Bernard Isaac “Bernie” Bober. • A vote cast for Pedro E. Dijols will be counted for Mardi Anne Levey.

material girl said...

Which noted REGJB lawyer/Judge is NOT going to the Madonna concert tonight?

Alschuler
Margie Verde
Former Judge David Young
Gary Winston
Judge Julio Jimenez


Rock out guys!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:26- heh-heh

Anonymous said...

By Carlos Miller
Nancy Shia, a 61-year-old elected official and freelance photographer, was arrested Sunday as she photographed Washington D.C. police making an arrest.

Police say she walked into a crime scene and refused a police command to stop taking pictures with her digital camera, and was then arrested.

According to Fox News, Shia was charged with “assault on a police officer” as well as disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer, the latter two charges of which I was acquitted in June.

Shia, an Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commissioner whose photos are posted on a Website called Up Close and Political, ended up spending 16 hours in jail. Police have yet to return her camera.

According to her online bio, Shia has extensive experience as a photographer, an elected commissioner and neighborhood activist, which is probably the real reason she was arrested.

Nancy Shia has been a news and social documentary photographer for over forty years, as well as a poster artist, muralist and street artist in DC for the past twenty years. From 1986-2005, she was a reporter and editor for a Washington news service, where she covered thousands of press briefings, Congressional hearings and other media events.

Nancy is also a member of the photographers committee of the National Press Club, and received a National Press Club Vivian Award for community service in 2004. Her photography covers many subjects, including antiwar demonstrations and student uprisings, Adams Morgan community development, post-hurricane Honduras in 1998, Cuba in the 1990s, and an extensive collection of national, international and local political leaders available at www.upcloseandpolitical.com.

She was an Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the early 1980s, and was twice voted parent of the year by the Ward I Educational Council. Nancy graduated from City College of New York in1970, Columbia University School of Social Work in 1972, and the Antioch School of Law in 1978.

After reading her experience, it’s hard to believe the police report outlined in The Washington Post.

A police report said she impeded an investigation, took pictures within a crime scene and failed to leave when told. It also said she opened a police vehicle to photograph a suspect who was a juvenile.

Shia said she followed instructions, did not intrude on any crime scene and did not open the door of any police vehicle. She said she photographed two women who had just been arrested and were sitting in the street. A third person who was arrested was also there, but not in a car, she said.

If the police report states that “she took pictures within a crime scene” it is obvious they don’t even know the laws they are enforcing because there is no law in the books that states this is illegal.

The irony is that a police surveillance camera might reveal the truth of what actually took place that night.

D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who called Shia “a good soul,” said a nearby police surveillance camera might clarify events.

I have a feeling that Shia is not going to let them get away with this one.

Evidence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

The hate machine proof!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHrExRHZnm0

Anonymous said...

8:26-- Which noted civil lawyer attended the Madonna concert with the princess?

a)SFL
b)SFL

OR

c)SFL

Anonymous said...

I’ve been MIA due to a drawn out trial that is finally come to an end.
Been reading through your blog Rumpy and I have something of importance to ask:

Hey defense lawyer (8:37)
Be a pal and extend the invitation to me, if not have you considered setting up a web cam so all of us can watch the princess do her deeds?
Holy crap the lass is sizzling!