“CLUE” – the River Birch version

It was NAAS, and not Colonel Mustard, who launched the River Birch version of CLUE® with this question posted to  Judge Berrigan orders River Birch to file a floor plan with the Court:

Which “team” is it that reviews seized documents and records to cull out the truly privileged, confidential or unrelated documents not covered by the warrant?

Pull a card from the Government’  Opposition to Return of Seized Property and Incorporated Memorandum (scribd format below) and the game begins with this “clue”:

Special Agent Bezet and other agents made every lawful effort to separate what was believed to be attorney-client privileged material for a late inspection by a taint team. As noted in Petitioner’s Memorandum, a “clean team” was on scene to collect items from Peter Butler, Sr.’s office at 2000 Belle Chasse Hwy. 

The Government rolled the dice and submitted clues about “who done it” in  Attachment B to the Warrant authorizing the search of the River Birch office building AKA Exhibit H in the Opposition (text-only Exhibits incorporated with brief in scribd format below): Continue reading ““CLUE” – the River Birch version”

Judge Berrigan orders River Birch to file a floor plan with the Court! (no s#!% – she really did!) UPDATED with photographs

Lordy, lordy, Judge Ginger ordered Heebe to send Nowdy a Valentine – not really but sorta!

IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiffs provide the Court with a floor plan of the third floor of 2000 Belle Chase Highway by Monday, February 14, 2011 by 10:00 a.m. ♥  If the Government has a floor plan of the third floor of 2000 Belle Chase Highway, it shall also provide a copy to the Court by Monday, February 14, 2011 by 10:00 a.m.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Government provide a detailed inventory of what it seized from the premises of 2000 Belle Chasse Highway. That inventory shall indicate what was seized, from where it was seized, and on what basis the Government concluded that the seized material was related to River Birch, Inc. It shall also indicate which items have already been returned to Plaintiffs. This inventory shall be submitted in the record by Monday, February 14, 2011 by 10:00 a.m.

After reviewing the Government’s inventory Plaintiffs shall submit a memorandum regarding what seized items they believe should be returned pursuant to this Court’s previous Order by Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by 12:00 p.m.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Government provide the Court with a status update of the review of allegedly privileged documents seized from the third floor of 2000 Belle Chase Highway by Monday, February 14, 2011 by 10:00 a.m.

She also order Heebe-Ward-River Birch to submit to an IQ test – again, not really but sorta.  I mean just how smart would these folks be to use the Government’s inventory as a shopping list – like, well, “give us back that evidence showing we…”

The rest of Judge Berrigan’s Order might have been written by the Queen of Hearts:

“Who’s been painting my roses red?
WHO’S BEEN PAINTING MY ROSES RED? Continue reading “Judge Berrigan orders River Birch to file a floor plan with the Court! (no s#!% – she really did!) UPDATED with photographs”