Monday, November 23, 2009

SFL Monday -- The Path Life Leads You.

Hi kids, it's a short week and we have lots to do so let's see what is going on in the world:

Rothstein may have had extraordinarily bad taste but his partner in crime is worse:
The other was the late Stuart Rado, a consumer watchdog who died of cancer before the Classic Motor Carriages sentencing in 1999.

Rado’s estate attorney said in a statement that GGL’s tactics included “silencing” its critics and filing two lawsuits against Rado, even though the company knew Rado was dying of cancer.

Nice. Who was the lawyer who did what George Levin asked and sued a dying man for attorney's fees?

My favorite comment from the weekend was this Sarah Palin fan waiting in line at a book signing, who said this about President Obama:
“He isn’t governing, he’s still campaigning,” said Joe Miller, a lab technician who had taken a vacation day to wait in line Thursday at a Meijer superstore in Fort Wayne.
Joe, you realize that the person you have been waiting all day for actually quit governing in order to make a lot of money, go on a megabook tour, and campaign for 2012?

Sigh -- my head hurts.

What else -- the BigLaw biz sucks:
Among the top 75 law firms, 15 had reductions of more than 100 lawyers. Of the top 50, seven cut more than 200 attorneys. The firm with the largest percentage decrease was No. 95 Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, which declined by 26.4 percent to 468 attorneys from 636 in 2008. Last year, the firm held the No. 58 slot in the rankings.
I've heard more unconfirmed reports, so anyone with more information please drop me a line.

Do you care that Judge Marra ruled on a motion to dismiss or that the 11th affirmed Judge Altonaga? No, you just want more and more Rothstein.

What about the fact that Stu Rosenfeldt, under investigation by the Florida Bar, was just named one of Broward's "leaders of the year":

Rosenfeldt formed a new firm with attorney Shawn Birken. He said he’d like to avoid being dragged into the legal morass his law partner created, but to some extent he knows he will be.

“I didn’t plan it this way,’’ he said. “ … I guess you just have to follow the path that life leads you. … God has a plan. Hopefully He’ll show it to me.’’
Oh boy.

I think I liked "Clueless Stu" better.


Anonymous said...

Any time when I feel down, lonely or blue, i take the following quote from my pocket, written on a crumbled yellow sticky, and thank the lord that I was not the one who said this to the Sun-Sentinel:

"I think we're going to go down in history in the same breath as (convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard) Madoff," Rosenfeldt said. "The only reason that I am not crying is I took a Xanax. I've been crying nonstop since Friday."

Anonymous said...

Keep this man away from a tape recorder.

Scott's Golden Crapper said...

a flush a day keeps the feds away!

Anonymous said...

SFL -- Here you go buddy!

Rothstein Sentencing Predictor --- the over/under...

Base 7
Loss of 400 mill+ +30
50+ vics +4
Sophisticated means +2
Endangered fin sec of 100+ +4

Offense level 47

Minus -3 for acceptance

level 44 eqauls life under gl.

But...because is a plea, govt does not seek any enhancement other than sophisticated means -8 = 36.

Also, loss figure is reduced to 200+ us level 34 and range of 151-188 with acceptance.

Gets low end plus 5k 15% (22.65) to 25% reduction...of course, if he ends up in front of moore or gold...

That gives us an over/under of 128.35 months with a 5k at sentencing.

What do you think SFL, are you going over?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Marc!

South Florida Lawyers said...

Are we assuming Judge Zloch does the sentencing?

Anonymous said...

Sure, why not as to Zloch? Does he have the case?

Love da kimster said...

No Kimmy again????? Please! I need a pic. I need an update. I need a Kimmy fix. Does she have a lawyer? Has she filed? is she on the prowl?? I need a Kimmy fix!

Anonymous said...

"God has a plan."

You bet he does.

Especially for greedy , dishonest pigs like Stu

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