Friday, August 6, 2010

Gelber v. Aronberg -- Getting Dirty.


I'm not referring to their handsome faces of course.

I mean that accusations are flying and so is the mud as we get closer to the AG primary:
“In his ad, Aronberg calls Gelber a ‘Miami lawyer.’ This is both unseemly and ironic, considering Aronberg was himself a Miami lawyer,” said Christian Ulvert, Gelber‘s campaign manager. “Dave Aronberg should end his outrageous and false attacks on Dan Gelber. Newspapers across the state have overwhelmingly said Dave Aronberg is engaging in a manufactured campaign that is simply dishonest.
This is true -- they were (are?) both "Miami lawyers."

But I don't get why this is a pejorative.

Let's face it kids, Miami is where most of the sophisticated business transactions and litigation occurs in the state, and thus has the most sophisticated bar and judiciary in the state.

Or is that type of exceptionalism "unseemly"?

8 comments:

  1. Don't slam Broweird!

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  2. Big city, big firm, lawyers are dishonest dirtbags.

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  3. I've seen two lawyers almost come to blows when one called the other a Miami Lawyer.

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  4. If you ain't a Miami lawyer you ain't nothing.

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  5. SNAKERMAN SENTERFITT song (dedicated to DAN GELBER)

    Rich SOBS with deadliest products
    Bright preppy lawyers and deep corporate pockets
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Dead injured victims and crookedest conmen
    Wiseguys, bad guys and schnitzels with poodles
    Tortfeasors, fraudfeasors with G-5s for wings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Polluters and price-fixers with limitless cashes
    Robber barons who stink -- we’re taking their cashes
    Silver white-haired lawyers, we know whom to call
    These are a few of my favorite things

    When the press bites
    When the court stings
    When I'm feeling sad
    I simply remember my favorite things
    And then I don't feel so bad

    [Repeat all verses]

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  6. I really don't see how just because we actually read the Rules of Civil Procedure, and apply them as written, and interpreted, we're seen as doing anything wrong.

    I see no difference in being called a "lawyer" who follows the rules, and a gentleman. It's easy to be indignant when you were outmaneuvered, and our Clients pay us to be gentlemen, but to use the rules as written. If that calls for a reading of the rules that's more correct than some would like - well, them's the rules.

    Litigation's fast-paced and detail oriented. The devil's in the details;

    And everyone's eventually gonna lose a hearing... or a case.

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  7. gelber does deserve some shit for being with akerman...wtf...this is a billing machine, a fraud,

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