Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Court: (Yelling at Mr. Klock) SIT

Biased Judge Objection                                                              

I've often wondered, in the toe-tapping lawyer case before Magistrate Judge Brown, when the s%&t would hit the fan, when all hail would break loose, when the "thin veneer of civilization" (to use a favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs phrase) would lift and more primitive impulses start to emerge, overcoming the good intentions of all involved and just tearing the whole danged thing apart.

That seems to have happened with an extraordinary filing by Peter Halmos, acting pro se.  It is titled "Pro Se Plaintiff's Objections to Biased and Prejudiced Court Orders" and is sort of a greatest hits package of allegedly prejudicial quotations from Court orders, transcripts, and various accusations of judicial misconduct.

My favorite part is Peter's lengthy collection of adverse statements in Court orders, which are neatly summarized in a easy-to-read chart.  That's a must-read.

There's also an extended riff on Judge Brown not disclosing that he was an "Insurance Defense Lawyer" for more than 20 years (is that true?) and a nice set of transcripts in which Judge Brown is allegedly (and repeatedly) yelling at Pete's lawyer Joe Klock.

All in a day's work kiddies.....

8 comments:

  1. Peter Halmos' net worth is over $150 Million. He can write what he damn well pleases. Word.

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  2. I like Judge Brown. I dont think he was an insurance lawyer, but do know he used to teach high school math.

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  3. bizarre freaking bizarre.

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  4. Wow...this case is a better page turner than Harry Potter. I can't wait to see the Order! that issues from this. Judge Brown! is going to have a field day.

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  5. Is the title of this post a haiku?

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  6. After reading the orders posted from this case on this blog, I think that Peter Halmos has every right to question Judge Brown in this fashion. Brown has been slamming plaintiffs in this case while giving the other side a free pass to engage in all kinds of trickery. Just look at the way that Brown whitewashed the footsie issue.

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  7. Is this a consent case in which Magistrate Judge Brown is the presiding judge? If so, he should not have mediated the case.

    Does anyone else think that Joe Kock ghost wrote that pro se filing?

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  8. This is the most fucked up Southern District case ever.

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