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Saturday, September 03, 2016

SURVIVOR POOL 2016

Labor Day Survivor Pool Update: 22 30 + players constituting the South Florida Legal Elite (and some judges) have signed up. Notable absences: David "pollo" Ovalle, former Judge Jon Colby, a usually reliable participant, and any members of the SAO, whose servers still block us.

Special Labor Day Weekend Holiday Update  below: Brennan Cleared! No FF league. 

There are certain hallmarks to the end of summer. The sky turns a deep blue; there's the barest hint of fall in the air, and judges start returning from summer respites at their retreats in the South of France (or Hialeah Lakes) and trials scheduled long ago in April and May, when September was a whisper, now loom large on an attorney's calendar. 

And then there is football and Rumpole's world famous, earth shaking, viagra-taking Survivor Pool. (Yup, we were at the Springsteen concert last week).

Hop in, the water's cool and inviting. 

"How do I play?" you may be saying. 

Piece of cake. It's so easy even those who wear black robes for a living can do it. Here are the rules. 

1) Send an email to FBpool12@gmail.com. NOT to our regular email. 
2) Include in the subject line "I used to be an ASA but I resigned because the work was too hard." 

3) Every week send us ONE pick before the start of the games. If you miss the 1PM games, you can still pick a 4 PM or Sunday or Monday night game. 

4) Once you use that team, you cannot use the team for the rest of the year. Point spreads do not apply. All you need to do is pick one team each week who will win. 

Sounds sooooo easy. A piece of cake. 

So roll up your sleeves, check the games, pick a winner and have fun. 

Enjoy your holiday weekend (viagra or no viagra) and see you in court in about ten days (we don't ever fly home the day after a holiday. Too much hoi poloi in the airports and we don't mingle well.) 

POSTSCRIPT

Judge Brennan cleared!
David Ovalle and the Herald story here.  Close-out memo will be posted below after we overcome some technical difficulties and copyright issues. $2,500 restitution for a $225 windshield covers tax, tag, title, instillation, undercoating, delivery fee, storage fee, restocking fee, and interest and penalties. 


No FF league. We don't have the time to run a fantasy football league- it's not like we wear a robe and show up to court an hour late and then continue everything. We work for a living. BUT....

If someone wants to set up a Justice Building FF league we will bless it, promote it, post the links and the results. 
Also, we are thinking of creating a Draftkings League for our readers. Put your money where your mouth is. 



28 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about the fantasy football league? Are you not going to run one this year because you always lose?

Rumpole said...

Thank you for your thoughtful and considerate question. yes, it takes a lot to run a blog, run a survivor pool, and a FF league while winning trials and appeals. We are NOT running a FF league because it takes too much work. BUT if someone wants to set up an Official Justice Building Blog league, we will promote it and post links and results.
We're also thinking about setting up a DraftKings league.

Fake Martha Stewart said...

Just read the close out memo- you can get it through Ovalle's twitter feed.

Dude, Martha Stewart went to prison for lying to FBI agents conducting criminal investigations. Last I checked, lying to a police officer conducting a criminal investigation in Florida is a crime. She denied breaking the windshield to the cop. How is that not a crime even more serious than the criminal mischief?

This is actually getting worse, not better for her.

Fake Alex Michaels said...

She should have told the cops F--YOU.
It works for me.

Fake Jackie Schwartz said...

WTF!!!!! She walks? And I have to resign? She takes a bat and commits physical violence. I tell some dopey store owner to go F himself and I'm out and she's still collecting a salary? What gives? Fu%k ...fu%k...fu%k...fu&k!!!

Anonymous said...

Lurvey is off to resolve the Venezuelan crisis.

Anonymous said...

She should of hit the burglar in the head with the pipe.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully she'll get disbarred amd be nothing but a fart in the wind

Anonymous said...

If nothing else, her legacy will be that of the "window smashing judge". One that destroys juveniles property with a pipe and then pays the owner off and tries to cover it up. Karma.

Any reports on how bad ( or good ) she is doing in dependency?

the trialmaster said...

She who has the gold rules. If you have money and a judgeship you get a pass on this type of outrageous conduct. Anyone else would have been locked up. She runs her courtroom the same way with no consideration for attorneys who make a living representing client. She never could make it in private practice. A big mouth with no talent. A typical example of the poor quality of our bench. Even worse now that Stan is leaving.

Anonymous said...

Lurvey is with Obama in China solving global warming.

Anonymous said...

This just in. Lurvey defeats Zika virus. Brennan hitting clean up for Marlins.

Anonymous said...

Definitely no talent. Good thing she had an inheritance; she won't make it in private practice. Not smart or diplomatic enough. Can only cut govt cheese

Anonymous said...

Mother Teresa A Saint...Lurvey up next? His heroic efforts in the Panhandle this weekend bringing water and storm supplies to rebuild has the pope noticing....

Some Judge Smashed up my truck with a pipe said...

Rumpole won't let me sign up for the survivor pool.

Anonymous said...

8:33 too funny. Rumpy let em play!!!

Anonymous said...

You guys should read the close out memo. It should be noted that if this case was in fact given to the other Eth brother, he clearly is the weaker of the two. Warren Eth would not have dropped this, he would have filed a writ of bodily attachment to get the kid to come and testify.

So from the close out memo, witnesses see brennan take a baseball swing and shatter the window, the witnesses call the cops. When the parties are interviewed, brennan says she was threatened? Lmao! Then Lurvey calls the sheriff's office to tell them that brennan is on vacation and asks for the contact information of the truck owner? WTF??? Lurvey is the man, because I don't think the cops would ever provide me, as the defense lawyer, with the victim's contact information on any case.

Essentially, the close out memo says "won't pursue this case because the victim is not cooperating." It doesn't say "no crime committed."

Anonymous said...

Lurvey can send a text using a rotary phone

Rumors said...

Here are the hottest end of the summer REGJB rumors:

Former Judge Jon Colby has joined a California vegan cult that foresakes the use of electronics. No texting or emailing. No phones or computers, and thus no Survivor football pool. But he does have some grapes and avocados and is weaving a pot holder on a mill.

Dan Lurvey will be Hillary Clinton's chief of staff.

Jason Bloch to the 3rd DCA??

Ed Newman chief admin Judge for County Court?



Anonymous said...

How about the owners of the REN spending all weekend scouring the Lower Keys, especially lower Matacumbe Key scouting locations for The Ren, a Keys Venue- their next big deal. The guys need to recoup after the funding and investors for The Ren, a London Venue, pulled out after the Brexit vote.

Plans for The Ren, a Moscow Venue, and Honshu Ren are still on course.

Anonymous said...

The L&L Twins and the Q worked together on a Kotzin motion to obtain a no action in Judge Brennan's case. Thereafter, a good and merry time was had by all, including the victim, at the REN, a venue.

Anonymous said...

Dan Lurvey is in Colombia putting the finishing touches on the FARC truce. He will be representing all of the rebels and has already worked out a package amnesty deal

Anonymous said...

When does the JQC hearings start? Once she's disbarred maybe Bloch slides in her place?

Pathetic she didn't get prosecuted. I'm sure the whole thing is on surveillance tape from her vacation home; unless she pulled a Hillary and broke those with a hammer

Anonymous said...

You all bitched about Brennan and did nothing about the problem.

She'll beg to come back to REG in December. So, get off your ass and write a letter, even if you don't sign it, and send to Judge Soto today.

Tell her how much you don't want her back. Tell her about all her rude and offense talk to both sides of the courtroom.

I did.

Anonymous said...

To my friend who takes the Dolphins every year on the first week - don't

Anonymous said...

Any News on the dead body found this AM in Jury Parking Lot?

Anonymous said...

12:54 - how do you know I didn't write a letter? And do you think she really wants to come to a building where literally nobody likes her? I would be embarrassed to come back to the REG knowing everyone openly dislikes me. If she still has a license she can rule on default motions in civil where she hasn't earned a reputation yet

Anonymous said...

12:43:00 PM

Guy just released form jail overdosed in lot.