While I’m on legal topics: Hark! Did I hear that legal ethicist and Slabbed fav Dane Ciolino was DQ’d as an ethics expert after a Daubert hearing…

We’ve done a few layman’s posts on the meaning of a Daubert hearing so I won’t get into the technials and the ruling, which I promise to roll out later in its own post or in comments to this one, is very bad for Team Dane. I hear rumblings that being limined into oblivion once … Continue reading “While I’m on legal topics: Hark! Did I hear that legal ethicist and Slabbed fav Dane Ciolino was DQ’d as an ethics expert after a Daubert hearing…”

Not Another Daubert Hearing!? The Meaning of Moo is Moo?

We have a new team Moultrie defense motion to hold yet another Daubert hearing. Our long on the hoof readers will remember we we’ve been here before with the except for you gotta give me all the questions in advance polygraph Daubert hearing two months ago. Our more savvy readers have been chewing on the superseding indictment … Continue reading “Not Another Daubert Hearing!? The Meaning of Moo is Moo?”

Moultrie had a Daubert hearing ee-i-ee-i-o

After the posting on dog days of insurance and a new way to skin a cat bond, news of a hearing in USA v Moultrie brought to mind here a cow, there a – oops, that’s the whole point isn’t – there were no cows $55,000,000 tax-payer dollars later. Later is when we’ll find out … Continue reading “Moultrie had a Daubert hearing ee-i-ee-i-o”

I see my old acquaintances at the FBI are back

Its a poorly kept secret that the gang are voracious consumers of news of all kinds. I don’t keep an especially close eye on the back end as I haven’t the time but I just took a peek and decided to say hi. One other thing I will say is I have been working behind … Continue reading “I see my old acquaintances at the FBI are back”

Garlandfill you can bullshit some of the people some of the time but here at Slabbed we’re immune from your cheap wordsmithing tricks.

There is a stereotype that people here down in the deep south are illiterate racist dumbasses that is sadly reinforced by the charlatans from the area we elect to higher office such as Texas Gov Rick Perry.  Appearances are often deceiving though as there is actually plenty of homespun wisdom that belies the stereotype such as that … Continue reading “Garlandfill you can bullshit some of the people some of the time but here at Slabbed we’re immune from your cheap wordsmithing tricks.”

A month of Slabbed and what a month August was…..

I used to do this type post way back when and last month was typical for Slabbed. Here is what you folks are reading in no particular order: Legal: While I’m on legal topics: Hark! Did I hear that legal ethicist and Slabbed fav Dane Ciolino was DQ’d as an ethics expert after a Daubert … Continue reading “A month of Slabbed and what a month August was…..”

Heebe’s whores: The Garland Robinette connection to the Jefferson Parish Political Corruption Scandal revealed.

Legendary wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin has a couple of great taglines both of which are easily transferable to Slabbed.  For example Slabbed 3:16 means we just cyber whipped your ass and DTA means Don’t Trust Anyone.  When it comes to dealing with the media in greater New Orleans I’ve found that last bit of advice … Continue reading “Heebe’s whores: The Garland Robinette connection to the Jefferson Parish Political Corruption Scandal revealed.”

Just another day in the state ethics board neighborhood….

With our last post examining the ethics of a local ethics professor generating such interest a second post on the general topic is certainly in order.  IMHO one of the most thankless public service jobs has to be as a non political staffer at your local State Ethics Administration.  Both Louisiana and Mississippi’s are fairly … Continue reading “Just another day in the state ethics board neighborhood….”

No surprise, little substance – not much thinking evident in Government’s cognitive map – USA opposes Zach Scruggs’ Motion

Hardly the “breaking news” it was several days ago – and even then not a surprise: “The government respectfully differs” with Scruggs’ view that he was forced to plead guilty to a crime he didn’t commit and that his former counsel was secretly working with the government for another client…” Although SLABBED was otherwise engaged … Continue reading “No surprise, little substance – not much thinking evident in Government’s cognitive map – USA opposes Zach Scruggs’ Motion”

Breaking News – Judge Senter denies State Farm’s Motion to Exclude Testimony of Relator’s Expert Witness Louis Fey (a Rigsby Qui Tam update)

As I have noted in ruling on other State Farm motions to disqualify Relators’ experts, it is not necessary that a designated expert hold or express his opinion on any issue in dispute that lies outside the expert’s field. Does anyone else spot a trend?  It can’t be my imagination when this is my second … Continue reading “Breaking News – Judge Senter denies State Farm’s Motion to Exclude Testimony of Relator’s Expert Witness Louis Fey (a Rigsby Qui Tam update)”