Guest Post Twofer Tuesday: Bad times continue at the Legal Department of the Super 8 Motel………..

Accordingly, defendants’ Motion to Tax Attorneys’ Fees and Costs is GRANTED. Plaintiffs Manton and IFOA and their counsel of record, Daniel G. Abel and Richard J. Feldman, are jointly and severally liable to defendants in the amount of $22,382.00 in reasonable attorneys’ fees. Cf. Blanco River, LLC v. Green, 457 F. App’x 431, 434, 438-39 (5th Cir. 2012 (affirming district court’s imposition of sanctions jointly and severally on defendant and defendant’s counsel because defendant had acted in bad faith and counsel had unreasonably and vexatiously multiplied the proceedings). ~ United States District Court Judge Sarah Vance

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Press release / St Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain’s Blog

Sheriff’s Office Recoups Taxpayer Funds Spent Defending Frivolous Lawsuits

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded $22,382 in legal fees spent defending a frivolous lawsuit in federal court.

The case, brought before the United States District Court by Sherry Manton and her attorney, Daniel Abel, was essentially a rehashing of an earlier lawsuit against the Sheriff’s office by her husband, Norman Manton. (Note: several media reports related to the particulars of these cases have been published both locally and nationally – see Human Events magazine).

Both cases were dismissed by summary judgment due to the Court’s view that, in the first case, there was insufficient evidence to support any of Manton’s claims and, in the second, not only did Manton fail to establish a case on any of her claims, but also that the doctrine of res judicata applied. (The intent of res judicata is to prevent matters already litigated from being re-litigated).

In the second case, the Court also held that the plaintiffs “vexatiously multiplied the proceedings.” This standard requires “clear and convincing evidence that every facet of the litigation was patently meritless and evidence of bad faith, improper motive, or reckless disregard of the duty owed to the court.”

As a result of these findings, Judge Sarah Vance yesterday issued a ruling in favor of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and against the plaintiffs and their counsel, Daniel Abel and Richard J. Feldman.

“We are very pleased that the Sheriff’s office was able to recoup the tax payers’ money that was required to defend this frivolous lawsuit,” said Chief Deputy Brian Trainor.

Sheriff Jack Strain assured the residents of St. Tammany that he will do everything possible to prevent their tax dollars from being wasted on these types of court actions. “The Sheriff’s office cannot prevent the filing of frivolous lawsuits against our deputies. What we can control is how we respond as an agency to such filings. When our deputies are right, we will stand behind them through the entire process,” Strain said.

Slabbed welcomes 22nd JDC Judge Richard Swartz to the party

Like I said a few weeks back:

You sniffed the reeking buns of Angel (The story of a demented bread-boffer) and acted like it was cocaine ~ Frank Zappa

Irked Tammany judge recuses self from DWI trial ~ Faimon Roberts III

Brown attended Monday’s hearing, and afterward she celebrated outside with Abel.

Where Robert’s story gets weak in the knees IMHO involves his description of Abel as some sort of defense lawyer for his adopted son Shane Gates, aka Shane D’Antoni, who has also previously sued the NOPD for police brutality back in the day. What is clear is that Robert’s reporting on this is so compartmentalized and narrow as to be misleading in my opinion.

What is true from a big picture standpoint is what was a DWI arrest involving some low level violence has now morphed into 2 federal lawsuits, the latest filed by Abel on behalf of his “son” whereby Abel also claims to be a witness, an impossible legal scenario under which Abel could provide such representation. How Abel can show up representing Gates in the criminal matter at the heart of the the civil suits where Abel is a witness is anyone’s guess but maybe that is why Judge Swartz mentioned sanctions. Continue reading “Slabbed welcomes 22nd JDC Judge Richard Swartz to the party”

Shane Gates sues Judge Richard Swartz and others for Treason as the Legal Department at the Super 8 Motel on Clearview Parkway sinks to new lows

Brown said a new federal lawsuit would be filed, containing “new accusations.” She refused to say what they were.

“Families are destroyed because of this kind of injustice,” she said during the news conference, held at the offices of Terry King, who with his wife has waged a campaign to expose questionable spending practices at the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.

No Ms. Brown, our justice system is destroyed when people file frivolous lawsuits to recuse out a Judge on the eve of trial. How these yahoos get in the paper is anyone’s guess but the Advocate was suckered mightily just days ago. And new treason lawsuit Belinda Parker Brown was pumping last weekend claims Judge Swartz and a bevy of St Tammany Parish law enforcement along with Attorney General Buddy Caldwell have evidently joined in some massive conspiracy against Shane Gates. Is suing the Judge set to provide over his criminal trial in less than a week the actions of an innocent man? Maybe on Channel 4 and in John George’s world but few other places.

This one has rule 11 sanctions written all over it but don’t take my word for it. Click the pic to score the latest bit of Goatherdian spleen venting, 40 pages of legal jackassery in total. And Buddy, I feel your pain man. 😉

Gates v Schwartz Doc 1

BREAKING: Judge Morgan issues Order to Show Cause to Daniel G. “Danny” Abel!

We’re going for his license to practice in federal courts as Danny Abel has a history, habit and pattern of disobeying the Louisiana and Federal Courts. Judge Morgan’s order is 4 pages long – following are all 4 pages:

Abel v Handshoe and AMV Doc 45 1 Continue reading “BREAKING: Judge Morgan issues Order to Show Cause to Daniel G. “Danny” Abel!”