I am entering a very busy period again. Tomorrow I will have the tape of my appearance on the Al Roney show on Talk 1300. I guess Al didn’t get the memo from Steve Coffey about me dwelling in a sewer.Anyway I will have the tape of bed bugs, police states and the value of blogs so stay tuned.
But today I drove down to Albany to monitor what’s going on in the Bronfman brats’ never-ending war against ex-NXIVM exec Barbara Bouchey that was almost a complete waste of time. Actually, the only return-on-investment for me was the absolutely joy that I always get watching some smart ass over-billing lawyer get his assed kicked in by a judge who has long ago reached his tolerance level for bullshit.
Today’s’ fun was provided by Wee Willie Savino, the 5’ 4” shyster from the Buffalo-based Damon Morey law firm who, given all the money his firm has billed to Clare and Sara over the3 past few years, should really be able to afford a better toupee or a better dye job. Really Turtle-man buy a suit that fits. Ask for portly and squat sizes will ya. Try the Joseph A Banks two for one sale.
Wee Willie started off by telling the two observers in the courtroom (that would be me and TU reporter Jim Odato) that today’s hearing would take place in the judge’s chambers. Apparently, he thought that would encourage us to leave.
Well, not only did today’s proceedings take place in open court, they also provided a great opportunity to watch a judge deal with a nitwit lawyer who is wasting his time. After Savino explained that he was unable to reach agreement with Bouchey as to which of the filings in her case would have to be filed “under seal” and that he, therefore, wanted to make a motion to have all of the filings sealed, the judge proceeded to explain to Savino that what he had scheduled for today was a “case conference” rather than a “hearing”, which meant that Savino couldn’t make a motion to do anything.
The first day of law school basically involves the law professor slowly explaining to the new students the difference between a “tort” and a “tart.” The only difference is that today’s proceedings involved a would-be big deal lawyer who, despite his dark black hair/wig, looks like he’s been practicing law for at least 40 years.
So, nothing happened today except that Wee Willie and his firm got to bill the Bronfman brats for a full day of legal work. Gee, that’s $10,000 more for Damon Morey and $10,000 less for those poor embattled Libyans. C’mon Sara, you’re not going to be the President of the U.S. Libya Chamber of commerce if you keep pissing away money like that (More of this ridiculous appointment later this week).