Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Judge Ungaro Sanctions Richard Burton


Judge U lowers the boom on attorney Richard Burton, in a well-reasoned and logical opinion in the General Del Pino case. I don't know Richard Burton the attorney, or any of the facts of that case, so I have no idea whether Judge Ungaro's order is fair or not.

All I do know is if this Rule 11 order were a Richard Burton movie, it would undoubtedly be Father Lamont from Exorcist II. Not exactly something you want to highlight on your resume.

I'll put up a link, probably tomorrow, unless someone beats me to it.

UPDATE: Too technologically inept to upload the order, but I see you can view it here.

15 comments:

  1. burton is a long time wacko. check out his bar record. many years ago he came up with the "asshole defense". i am not kidding. he attributed his actions to a hemmroid operation he had undergone, and i believe he was suspended or sanctioned. Ungaro was 100% right and i dont even know the facts.

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  2. Richard Burton is a skank. He is untrustworthy, unethical, and just plain un. He demeans the profession.

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  3. Was the order signed with a paw print?

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  4. Dunno the accuracy of this, but was told he ticked off a judge for singing "Springtime for Hitler" after an adverse ruling ....

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  5. When I was 5 years old my older sister convinced me to watch The Exorcist with her. She shut off all the lights and said it'll be just like going to the movies. I was so horrified that I couldn't move and just sat there scared out of my mind. Thinking the exorcist was actually the scary girl my sister then convinced me the scary girl came out of the movie and was now living in my closet. She left me traumatized that to this day I can't go to sleep unless my closet is tightly shut nor can I sleep in complete darkness, the hall light has to be on. It's hard to believe that my sister now is a teacher with a degree in child psychology.

    XOXOXOXO,
    Cocaine Princess

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  6. Burton may be an idiot, but "springtime for hitler" is a classic. Judge U is rude, arrogant and demeaning. All the things a federal judge should be. They are probably both wrong.

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  7. SFL, you missed the story of the day:

    Alison Harke on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, featuring one of her cases.

    http://tinyurl.com/29ne74

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  8. I think I know who "happy hubby" is.

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  9. Judge U is mean, but at least she's not stupid like a couple of her colleagues.

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  10. I knew Richard Burton before law school: He lived downstairs from me and we were good friends. He was highly intelligent, feisty and irreverent then and I can see from reading all the comments that nothing has changed! No matter what happened in this case, Richard will always be A-OK in my book. Hi, Richard. When I get to Miami (which should be soon), let's do lunch. Take care. Tina

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  11. Burton should have been disbarred years ago. One of his favorite activities is getting himself appointed as guardian for his own elderly clients against their will, and then stealing their money. He also routinely has emergency judges sign "agreed" ex parte orders by flat out lying to the judge or J.A. (saying opposing counsel agreed when opposing counsel expressly did not agree). He is a terrible, terrible person.

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  12. Burton may be an idiot, but "springtime for hitler" is a classic. Judge U is rude, arrogant and demeaning. All the things a federal judge should be.

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  13. Went to Law School with him. He seemed like he was OK. Studied together on occasion.

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  14. Richard Burton may rub some people in the wrong way, but the fact of the matter is, he is a good lawyer in court. He is quick and on his feet and knows his cases. He doesn't show up unprepared and argues with conviction and substance. Is he slightly eccentric? Sometimes...but who cares?

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  15. Mr. Burton is rude and arrogant and needs to learn basic social behavior.

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