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Posted on September 15 at 6:27 p.m.
Placing my client's wishes before my own regarding is not a misgiving, Yeti. And Lawdy, it's 12 real live egg laying chickens, not a dozen eggs. We used to have a cranky old nasty rooster but we got tired of his squaking. His name was, well your namesake (just kidding about the name part)
On City Settles Excessive Force Cases for $170,000
Posted on September 14 at 5:48 p.m.
MJ:Actually, we have three rescue cats (one of which disappeared two weeks ago), three rescue dogs, (one, a Siberian husky which we had to put to sleep a few months ago at age 14 because of cancer) and twelve chickens several fish and a ball python. Not to mention two kids. Ponies? I don't play ponies, but aren't they down at Del Mar? Oh, if you followed me to Del Mar, my mom and Dad live there. Nice try.
And Yeti: I was really more referring to DeNunzio compared with the $30K that SS&D got Jerry Cox (the homeless vet) and the fact that while my co-counsel thought 30K was a good deal on Cotledge, I almost doubled it (thanks to the opportunity the City Council gave me when they rejected the first proposed settlement). If it were up to me, I would have rather both cases went to trial. That would be my way of showing really good lawyering. But in the end, it is all about what the client wants. That's my point.
Posted on September 13 at 10:03 p.m.
Not as modest as the $30,000 she had agreed to accept without my input, but I held my opinion private until after City Council rejected that settlement because it is not good lawyering to speak of things which you lack first hand knowledge (and Tom Beck, but not I, was the only one present when that first settlement was tentatively reached), nor is it a good practice to make a client feel bad about a decision made with another member of the team. Of course she pays her lawyers out of the gross. Did you think we were pro bono publico? Do you work for free Yeti? Maybe you would like to offer your services to Tony as a counselor for free since you are concerned about his drinking and decision making. I could arrange to discuss it with him for you.
Posted on September 13 at 7:18 p.m.
'Hockey Puck', 'can we talk?'
Posted on September 13 at 5:05 p.m.
Problems with reading comprehension, or just a pair of typos "Yeti'? It's $50,000 and $120,000.
And is that a rhetorical question? You seem to be quite the legal brainiac, so you should know the fee split in Federal Court is pretty standard.
Posted on September 12 at 5:39 p.m.
No, Ken. I looked up MJ's profile and read some previous posts and copied one here. Message: get a grip and return from blogs to reality.
Posted on September 12 at 5:16 p.m.
"This is very personal. The people killed were friends of mine and your rantings are upsetting. If you actually believe the things you are typing I am telling you very directly, you're thoughts are not based in reality and you need someone you trust to help you tell the difference between delusion and reality." Signed MoKajavva.
Dude, take a page from your own writing.
Posted on September 12 at 2 a.m.
Congratulations to city council: your brilliant decision to reject a $30,000 cost the taxpayers almost double for less than a one year float. That's a heavy interest rate. settled for $50,000. Thanks for the extra $20K!
On Settlement for Broken Arm Woman?
Posted on September 11 at 6:52 p.m.
"police beat coordinator Kasi Beutel triumphantly notified the Downtown Organization that tickets for skateboarding on State Street were now $150."
Now that's 'rich', but "Skateboarding is not a crime." Or at least it shouldn't be.http://www.onionskin.com/venice75/dog...
I understand the SBPD has let this one back out into 'the yard' a little (New DUI checkpoint arrest by the new 'larger than life' KB. Back to her old tricks I suppose.
On Police for Lease?
Posted on September 11 at 7:23 a.m.
The new criminal case is pure BS (and a conflict of interest for Dudley's office as the harbor Patrol Cop (officer Stetson) is married to a high ranking District Attorney in South County) It was a set up to attempt to cut the legs out from under DeNunzio's Federal Civil Rights law suit. (Interestingly, one must ask: If DeNunzio was drunk, why didn't he trip and fall when running instead of a sober LEO who is trained in the art of foot pursuit?) Only a week earlier, Federal Court Judge George Wu ruled that Santa Barbara District Attorney Contract employee Lessor J. michaels had violated DeNunzio's 4th Amendment Rights along with Tudor and 3 other SBPD cops with his illegal blood draw. Well it didn't work, and the new charge won't stick in court either. As for those who criticize my lawyering results, consider this: the veteran (Jerry Cox) who was beat and tazered at the Trader Joe's http://www.independent.com/news/2013/... ) had Sanger and Sweesyn represent him, and his case settled last May for $30,000. DeNunzio settled for more than 4 times that amount in spite of the fact that he is a less sympathetic plaintiff than the veteran's case.
On Cops Arrest Denunzio Again