I have a small confession to make. I have a internet fetish for sending other websites business, especially on days when I am busy. Along those lines Lockem noted a Manuel Torres story on the former Goatherder in Chief asking Judge Head for a delay in reporting to prison such motion being unopposed by Team Fed. I saw it this morning myself and thought it was a great read.
What made is a great read wasn’t the PACER diving Manuel did because anyone with an account can do that. Nope what made it good was he snagged analysis from former federal prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer turned Harahan Mayor Vinnie Mosca. If there is one thing I could say about Vinnie is that when he talks people listen. Following is an example of that which I speak:
So if Vinny sayeth there is no room in the Inn bank it folks.
With due respect to Anita Lee I’ll let my former partner in blog go first:
Checked PACER to see if anything came up as the Rigsby’s rested their case…Sure nuf’ SF filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law under Rule 50 – just a docket entry…said the Court heard arguments and took the matter under advisement…did not say what the law was…
(1) In General. If a party has been fully heard on an issue during a jury trial and the court finds that a reasonable jury would not have a legally sufficient evidentiary basis to find for the party on that issue, the court may:
(A) resolve the issue against the party; and
(B) grant a motion for judgment as a matter of law against the party on a claim or defense that, under the controlling law, can be maintained or defeated only with a favorable finding on that issue.
(2) Motion. A motion for judgment as a matter of law may be made at any time before the case is submitted to the jury. The motion must specify the judgment sought and the law and facts that entitle the movant to the judgment.
I do not see Judge Ozerden tossing this suit mid trial and this rule 50 motion seems like a standard defense tactic. Turns out Cori Rigsby did not take the stand yesterday so the Plaintiffs rested their case and State Farm took the floor with a Woody:
Less satisfied with her insurance coverage is homeowner Jeanna Weber, a 25-year resident of Fortescue.Weber says she’s frustrated, tired of calling her insurance company without any response. She has been calling since October, she said, but to no avail.
I woke up this morning to a plethora of commentary on all the people connected to DMR that have died since the scandal broke late last Summer and was somewhat stunned by it. It appears all the interested parties are gathered here in the Slabbed internet community. It is an awesome responsibility due to the delicacy of the subject matter and having crossed this bridge once here on Slabbed last year it is one I do not take lightly.
Slabbed has heard from several sources that Phil Bass took his own life. His name has previously appeared on these pages in connection with his close connection to former DMR Executive Director Bill Walker. Walker is currently at the epicenter of a federal grand jury investigation into wrongdoing at Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. There is much speculation out there in the community that Bass’ untimely death is related. The rampant speculation about both Bass and Jessica Upshaw exists because transparency is still a foreign concept at the DMR.
From reading the commentary on Slabbed, it appears some of the relatives of the deceased still have unanswered questions. Perhaps in time with a bit of luck, those questions will be answered.
Those interested in Mr Bass’ funeral arrangements should click here. His obituary via the Clarion Ledger appears here.