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Monday, August 24, 2009

DUIS DOOMED?

The Armando Gutierriez who was indicted in New Mexico and is a political consultant there and who may have some ties to South Florida is NOT the same Armando Gutierriez who runs many judicial campaigns in Miami.

If DUIS and something called an "intoxilyzer" are your things, then courtesy of the Broward Blog here is a North of the Border Judge's ruling throwing out breath tests because of something like they forgot to feed the hamster on the wheel inside the contraption.


Many of you remember Ted Klein. Ace lawyer. Very well respected. Got his dream job as a federal magistrate only to have the building he presided on kill him with mold. The wrongful death lawsuit filed in federal court was dismissed last week. The DBR article is here.

Ted was killed by the negligence of federal managers who knew about the mold problem in the courthouse and did nothing about it. It's more than a damn shame- It's a &!*$%&)*&* Tragedy.

Just in case you missed it, Phillies second baseman Eric Bruntlett accomplished for the first time since 1927 an unassisted triple play to end the game in the ninth inning of the Mets/Phillies game on Saturday.

Coming this week: CHAOS AT THE PDS OFFICE. Silent Charlie won't talk, but others have and the stories we hear. Morale at the bottom. Dress codes being enforced for jail visits. Who got raises and who didn't and why. And what about that hush hush sexual harassment complaint? We're getting the details. Stay tuned.


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

rumpole can you profile judge maria ortiz on here---she fascinates many lawyers

Anonymous said...

I presume Rump you conducted the autopsy, determined the cause, and tested the courthouse for the same pathogens, and concluded a likely proximate cause. right? oh, you didn't? You are just basing off what you read in the review? oh you do not know really what caused his death? you really have no clue who these federal "managers" are? ok then. you moron you. stick to what you really know. very little.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole,

Before posting any comments about a hush hush sexual harassment suit and ruining someone's reputation, I would strongly suggest that you do your research and try to contact any parties named or involved for an interview. I recently heard a similar rumor only to find that it was untrue, and I know that the person who is sublect of the rumor is thinking about suing the person spreading the rumor. Just a word of advice, assuming it is the same rumor.

Anonymous said...

Ted Klein was a nice guy.
Ted Klein died too young.
It follows that someone is to blame.





(or not)

Anonymous said...

Rump, 12:09 is a "real" fan of yours.

Anonymous said...

Is it too much to hope it was the same one?

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

JUDGE MARIA D. ORTIZ ....

(for the benefit of 10:28 am and the other "fascinated" lawyers).

Judge Oritz earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from UM in 1985. She got her JD from Nova in 1989 and was Admitted to Florida Bar in 1991.

In 2004, Governor Jeb Bush appointed her to the County Court.

In 2006, she ran unopposed and was elected to a six year term. She raised $23,525.44.

Prior to becoming a CC Judge, she was a Judge of Compensation Claims for the State of Florida for six years and also served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami.

Her Group 26 seat is up for election in 2012.

So, 10:28, are you still fascinated?

CAPTAIN OUT .....

Anonymous said...

Capatain-what other Maria Ortiz info is there? Did she actually ever try cases, etc? Anyone know?

eyeonq said...

"How I do what I do. Defending criminal cases across the country, across the realm, and across and through string dimensions."

By the Q.

UM Legal Lecture Series. Friday Night at 7:30 PM.

Don't miss it.

Anonymous said...

any more news on the pd intern tearing it up?

Anonymous said...

Is anyone in Miami filing similar DUI motions on the few machines that FDLE employee maintained?

M said...

I saw Jeff Felier, the International Man Of Mystery in the building today. He's like the James Bond of the REGJB.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, if you've got papers in hand please by all means, "out" whomever needs "outting."

Anonymous said...

what and when is the um legal lecture series?

Anonymous said...

rene sottorio is a cross between the international man of mystery at mjb and the most interesting man in the world on the dos equis commercials.

Anonymous said...

any more news on the porn star pd intern who is banging judges and lawyers?

Anonymous said...

Rump, I hate to say it since I really do love the office I work for, but morale at the PDO has really plummeted. Everyone feels like they have someone watching over their back, too much work, no pay, more and more red tape . . .
It's starting to feel like the SAO over here. Lack of discretion + too much oversight = unhappy PD's ready to jump ship.

sexy fan said...

Rumpole- tell me something technical about the Dolphins that you saw the other night and tell me what you think about tonight's MNF game. I adore you.

Rumpole said...

OK. I'll start with tonights game: J E T S at Ravens.
1) The Ravens right now look like the class of the AFC. Better than the Steelers or the Cheaters. Punishing defense. Good running game. Very confident QB who is well coached and has a cannon for an arm. 2) Rex Ryan coach of the J..E...T..S. It is really time to start considering salads for a few meals a week.

The Dolphins:

In Cover 2, their base D, their is a consistent break down in weak side run support and pass coverage. They don't have the safeties to provide the support ala Ed Reed for the Ravens or Troy Polomalu for the Steelers. That leads to breakdowns and long pass plays and breakaway runs like you saw the Pathers do. They need help at CB and Safety. They need to sign two veteran Free Agents- 1 safety and 1 CB. Watch the waiver wire. They will be available.

Anonymous said...

7:35- I agree that Rene Sottorio is an International Man of Mystery as well as The Most Interesting Man Alive.

sexy fan said...

OMG Rumpy, you have no idea how hot you get me. If we we're watching a football game, I don't think we'd get past the kickoff before I ripped your clothes off.

I may not be no Angelina Jolie, but I'm 29 and have a rock hard body from the gym and I turn heads. I wish I could turn yours.

Anonymous said...

About Judge Seidman's ruling ... I'll put money on his decision being overturned ASAP. Even though the underlying premise (that oversight and accuracy of these machines is lacking), you will note that Seidman cited no cases in support of his actions and there was no proof submitted at the hearing that Veiga actually manipulated the machine used in that case. I wonder if there is any coincidence between this ruling and the fact that Seidman has drawn heated opposition (as he is generally seen as being an asshole by the defense bar in Broward) for his position in 2010?

Anonymous said...

what about the maria ortiz discussion?

Anonymous said...

what about maria ortiz?

Anonymous said...

Do you think someone should be guilty of DUI just because that someone denied to take a blood test i know you migth be thinking that if you have nothing to hide then why fear but would you acussed someone guilty of DUI jus becase refusal of blood test?
Any person reply specially any judge reply