From Keith Henson
Random bits from the LA soap opera.
Garry Sota is still claiming to be Cipriano's lawyer though dismissed by Cipriano.
Robert Cipriano and Graham Berry filed a 5 inch thick mess of papers, mostly exhibits and a jointly written verified statement to disqualify Judge Williams in Berry vs Cipriano. I.e., both plaintiff and defendant asked to disqualify the judge
This kind of stuff has to be filed in the court, so Berry and Cipriano Took it to the court.
There was a new court clerk. The bailiff said he did not want to take filings saying they were too thick. Clerk would not accept either
Papers were in total compliance of the rules, Berry insist that the clerk take them.
She did, stamped them and marked them "filed on demand."
While Berry was dealing with the clerk, the bailiff made a strange call and was talking in hushed tones to someone. Will the court's phone system have recorded what number? Was it a scientology lawyer?
Graham is out there working for Truth Justice and the American way
He and Cipriano then filed a cc of the same papers with Chief Judge Chaves.
Williams is extreamly pissed with Graham, the other lawyers have already asked for 3k in sanctions event though one of the Chodos was also late and walked in a few steps before Graham.
Turns out three years ago Williams did not like a lawsuit filed by a chicano. Stuck the filling between his ass cheeks and walked around the courtroom making comment about what the plaintiff could do with it. This made the papers and got him in very hot water with the Committee for judicial performance.
Someone should look this up in the news archives and post the story.
The potential for a three ring circus has never been better than tomorrow morning 830 sharp in Judge Williams court, Dept 35, 111 Hill St.
Get there early, parking is a bitch.