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Friday, September 10, 2010

SATURDAY LEGAL SEMINAR





Good Saturday morning. Today is September 11 and that is a day this country will not soon forget.
The NY Times reports that one family of a man killed on one of the flights remains as a holdout, rejecting all settlement offers and seeking a trial as a way of exposing who was at fault among the airline and security companies.

The article quotes several experts opining that lawsuits are not a good way of finding out facts. What say you? If your brother was a passenger on one of the flights, and your goal was not money but finding out what occurred, would you insist on a trial?



College football is in full swing today. The Canes play Ohio State today and this will be a good early test. If the Canes can win in Ohio today, they will be in the mix for a bowl game this year.

There is a free legal seminar today at the Miami Shores Recreation Complex. The flyer is here.

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM during which Judges of the 11th Circuit will field questions on Dissolution Of Marriages, Drive Legal, Foreclosures, Small Claims. Hopefully there will be a few lawyers in attendance who can answer the questions.


Football troubles: Almost every home team is an underdog this week, and you will go broke quickly in this business taking road favourites and laying points. However, we are working through the problem and will have our picks up later.

Suicide Pool: Colby survives week one and has ten days to consider his second pick.
Michael Feiler, Marshall Dore Louis, and Memon all have taken the Fins on the road over the Bills.

Miguel De La Over , Nick Basso, and Plea D, Fake Blecher and 52nd Street Irwin all have the Titans at home over the Raiders

Michael Grieco has the Bucs and Markus has the Giants.

Fake Alex Michaels has the Patriots over the Bengals. That will probably be Rumpole's pick as well, although we really like the Ravens over the Jets in New Jersey.

More later.




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know who Nick Basso is, but Nick Basco is a juvenile all star who makes killer guacamole.

Anonymous said...

Was standing in the courtroom, prepping scoresheets for morning calendar. Our judge was out that day and Judge Lopez covered calendar.
That's when I first learned of what was happening.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dan Gelber,

The next Florida Attorney General should set up a mechanism to immediately investigate prosecutorial misconduct as it is occurring. The judicial system, the jury system, is too fragile to allow these actors to remain as prosecutors on a case when they have crossed the line. The legal standard for removing a prosecutor off a case is actual prejudice. This is a very high standard. However, there is no mechanism at the DA's office to request that someone be removed from a case. The next Attorney General of Florida should set up an overview office to immeidately analyze a claim and act upon it. This is an example of enlightened leadership. When the legal system sets its sight on a defendant to prosecute them, it has many, many powers at its disposal to investigate and charge a defendant with a crime. There exist no immediate checks and balances system to help a defendant when they are incorrectly targeted by a bad prosecutor. This should change. This would prevent a prosecutor's own animus towards a defendant from blurring how our system of justice functions. An innocent person wrongfully convicted by our fragile system should not be allowed to fester in the grips of the judicial system for many, many years. Every opportunity should be taken to prevent the weight of the state from wrecking their lives. Prosecutorial misconduct should not be allowed to exist and we should create mechanisms to police for its existence.

OSU Alum said...

go Buckeyes !!

Anonymous said...

Nick Basco cuts my grass. He does a pretty good job.

Fake Jim Tressel said...

Welcome to big time, Big Ten football. Hurricane my ass, it barely rained.

Anonymous said...

9:12: which prosecutor kicked your ass to make you write such a sour-grapes post?

Anonymous said...

7:24, a cheating prosecutor. But the point remains, somewhere, something needs to exist to resolve these matters immediately.

Anonymous said...

Nick Basco? the guy makes an alfredo sauce like no other!

Anonymous said...

Easy there......

Basco

Anonymous said...

8:03 - do you have proof the prosecutor cheated? If so, did you report the prosecutor to the bar or do anything other than post a complaint on this blog?

Anonymous said...

10:47 am. this is my point: other than going to the bar there exist no mechanism in the AGs office to immediately resolve this. The bar has a process, but many times it is too late. Moreover, the prosecutor ultimately works for the AG and the AG should have a internal way to fight against these issues when they occur. Other than this, i guess I can only rely on RUMP until I am blue in the face!