Contempt of Court at the Super 8 Motel Legal Department……

As the contempt citations and Rule 11 sanctions mount on the author of the Trout Point Lodge Cookbook Daniel G. “Danny” Abel……

Finally, as demonstrated in the procedural history of this case and the court records, plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ counsel have demonstrated a clear pattern of frivolous and vexatious claims. Mr. Abel has also repeatedly failed to adhere to the requirements of this court and has shown a disturbing pattern of asserting potentially damaging allegations with no evidentiary basis whatsoever and of being inauthentic with the court, to put it mildly. For these reasons, the plaintiffs, Belva and Faith Webb, and their counsel, Mr. Daniel Abel, are hereby prohibited from filing any future claims before this court until the sanctions ordered under Rule 11 are paid in full.

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But hey folks, you think this is bad? It appears Aaron Broussard’s former law partner has been tagged with contempt of court: Continue reading “Contempt of Court at the Super 8 Motel Legal Department……”

It’s official: Team Goatherder announces SCOTUS appeal of Manton v Strain

I reckon they plan on skipping over the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.  IMHO (nonlegal), an appellate bond would be in order here to prevent a further wasting of scarce tax money.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office awarded attorney’s fees in federal lawsuit ~ Heather Nolan

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


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.

While Danny Abel collects sanctions right wing nuts from the Northeast promote his lawsuits

I tell you folks, media ignorance mixed with legal jackassery is a deadly combo, just ask Butch Martin and his wife. I mention this because while Danny Abel crashes and burns under the weight of multiple court sanctions and legal malpractice lawsuits a right wing nut from New York named Raquel Okyay is pumping his lawsuits for a so called conservative website named Human Events that apparently runs off like a rabid dog promoting every lawsuit that involves guns that comes to their attention.  The irony of the guy that tried suing the gun makers into oblivion a bit over a decade ago now having a media shill promoting his wacko, conspiracy theory laden lawsuits is rich. So along those lines last month Aaron Broussard’s former law partner at the Super 8 Motel on Clearview planted another story with Okyay involving Abel’s crash and burn Manton lawsuit and I’ll be doggone if he doesn’t repeat some of the kookiest allegations against Sheriff Strain in a story that goes beyond being disingenuous IMHO.

Last time someone from thousands of miles away pretended to be an authority on issues down here was when State Farm shill David Rossmiller was promoting the company’s interests in the wind water litigation here after Katrina. He is in fact a wind water poseur that has never tried a single such case.  Now we have right wing nuts from New York and New Hampshire spreading fantasies about the court cases down here in Soggy Bottom.  Slabbed is down with the second amendment and I own a few firearms myself. It is a shame dupes undermine their own credibility pumping Abel’s crash and burn lawsuits.

In other news hot off the press is a 5th Circuit brief in the case Webb v LaSalle, which appears the deformed, half-aborted stepchild of Webb v Morella. Something tells me there will be no oral arguments in the case because it is starting to sound like a broken record:

On May 8, 2012, three weeks later, the district court dismissed Webb v. Morella, the first Webb suit, and granted Morella’s motion for sanctions. The Webbs filed a Notice of Appeal, and Webb v. Morella was lodged in this Court as Case No. 12-30617. On April 12, 2013, this Honorable Court disposed of Webb v. Morella in an unpublished per curiam, affirming the district court’s dismissal and imposition of sanctions.

Webb v. LaSalle, the second Webb suit, met the same end in the district court as did Webb v. Morella. On November 30, 2012, the district court dismissed Webb v.
LaSalle pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6). The district court again imposed Rule 11 sanctions. Noting that Webb v. Lasalle had been filed three days before the court heard motions and dismissed Webb v. Morella, the district court ruled that Webb v. LaSalle set forth “…baseless, conclusory allegations contrary to the Rule 11 certifications made to the Court,” that there had been no reasonable inquiry into the facts and law prior to filing suit and that “Plaintiffs only purpose in bringing the suit was to harass defendants.”

And as with all the recent Goatherder litigation it includes lots of wild, unsupported conspiracy theories: Continue reading “While Danny Abel collects sanctions right wing nuts from the Northeast promote his lawsuits”

Danny Abel collects court sanctions like Vito Corleone collected pocket politicians: Slabbed Investigates continued very bad times for the “Legal Department” at the Super 8 Motel on Clearview Part 3

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Daniel G. “Danny” Abel doing promo for the Trout Point Lodge Cookbook in Canada

Turns out folks William Shakespeare was a true prophet calling the crash and burn of the Legal Department at the Super 8 Motel on Clearview Parkway hundreds of years in advance as MacBeth posited an accurate description of the type of plaintiff’s work being done by the inhabitants of said Legal Department in the now disgraced/disbarred Aaron Broussard and Daniel G. “Danny” Abel. Let’s drill down a bit on the lawyer who’s cases Belo’s WWL TV Channel 4 relentlessly promotes:

Suffice it so say there are more such instances but in the interest of time I will not list them but we must update two cases, Magee et al v Abel et al which I introduced yesterday and Webb v Morella plus introduce a new one in Manton et al v Strain et al as Abel has a particular fetish for suing the NOPD and St Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain. Manton v Strain is instructive so let’s begin there as it follows the Goatherder formula:

  1. File suit against absolutely everyone every tangentially connected to the wild conspiracy theory being posited that particular day. Of particular interest was the lead council in the 2009 rendition of this suit ended up intervening as a defendant later when Abel and company took over the point.
  2. Spectacularly lose the case, appeal the loss and lose that case as well since “Mantons had failed to raise an issue of material fact.”
  3. File another suit recycling the allegation from the first suit.
  4. Attempt a smear campaign using media outlets such as Belo’s Channel 4 TeeVee except in this case Abel used a conservative website called Human Events for PR dupes to publicize his baseless allegations. That’s OK though because the Human Events people are in good company.
  5. Less than one month after Abel’s promo of this suit appeared in Human Events he lost the suit.
  6. Defendants file to recover their attorney fees for having to defend against Abel’s frivolous lawsuits.

Wash, rinse, repeat for this is the way of a Goatherder. I hope it is lost on no one that once upon a time Abel was trying to put the gun manufacturers outta business in between collaborating on the literary flops which chronicled his misadventures. Only one words fits folks and that is jackassery and this brings me to latest developments in Webb v Morella (click the pic to nab the full pdf document).

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It’s textbook Goatherder abuse of process IMHO: Continue reading “Danny Abel collects court sanctions like Vito Corleone collected pocket politicians: Slabbed Investigates continued very bad times for the “Legal Department” at the Super 8 Motel on Clearview Part 3″