Monday, January 05, 2009

Michael Malik's Counsel seems to demonstrate disdain for Federal Judge Paul Huck

It appears Defendant's attorney has disdain for federal Judge Paul C. Huck. In an email reply from Michael Malik's attorney Abe Singer it appears as if he thinks Judge Huck is "a piece of work" and doesn't believe anything the Judge says?

Or was the attorney simply referring to his own client Michael Malik when he made those comments in an email reply to opposing Counsel?

In Goldberg v. Michael J. Malik, Sr., the $2.1 million fraudulent transfer mattter (Case No. 0:2008cv60870) underway in Florida Federal Court, Plaintiff's attorney filed a "Notice Compliance to Advise Defendants' Counsel to Exchange Documents" on 12.26.08.

The Notice includes as exhibit an e-mail exchange between Plaintiff's Attorney Jeff Sonn (Sonn & Erez) and Defendant's Counselors Abe Singer (Pepper Hamilton, LLP) and Gary Stiphany (Garbett, Stiphany, Allen & Roza, P.A.); presumably to demonstrate to the Court that Sonn had engaged in good-faith communication with Malik's Counsel as directed by the Court.

Sonn explains in his original email (12.26.08, 2:19 PM) that he's contacting Defendant's attorneys because Judge Huck had requested the parties exchange documents right away. Sonn reviews circumstancs surrounding a status conference the Judge held on 12.19.08. And Sonn indicates the Judge has scheduled a 1.05.09 status conference at which Sonn believes Judge Huck intends to pick a trial date and set pretrial deadlines.

Here's the verbatim email response from Defendant's Counsel Abe Singer:
    "This guy is a piece of work. I do not believe a word he says. Please call me on Monday to discuss this and motions to dosmiss [sic]."

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