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Friday, July 29, 2016
You think you have a hard job? Pity poor Herald Scribe David Ovalle who, in writing articles covering the legal community of Miami, must navigate unscrupulous clients, manipulative attorneys, judges who wander in hours after court was supposed to start, and, of course, the ever present watchful eye of the fearsome "National Peanut Board." (cue ominous music)
Much to the delight and satisfaction of long time and careful blog reader Paul Cali, the Florida Bar recently filed complaints against Bernardo Roman and others for their shenanigans in representing the Miccosukee tribe. After superb lawyering, Cali turned the tables on Roman and his clients, saving his clients Lewis and Tein from what had been nightmare civil proceedings, the allegations which, to quote our vice-president, "was a bunch of malarkey."
During a deposition in the case, a peanut problem arose, as is wont to happen. Part of the Herald's story is here.
The deposition was being overseen by a retired judge, Ellen Leesfield, who placed bowls of peanuts and pistachios on a conference room table at a Coral Gables law office. Roman’s clerk, Shenna Perez-Martin, announced that she was allergic to the nuts, and the bowls were moved to a reception room.