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.