Judge Michael Gates

Judge Michael Gates

Judge Michael Gates

Jason Halle had a hearing before the Honorable Judge Michael Gates in Broward County Civil Court on February 10, 2016. The Defendants are trying to get the case dismissed. They lied many times to Judge Gates during the hearing, committed alleged perjury and alleged subornation of perjury.

Judge Gates ordered that both sides send proposed orders to his chambers by February 24, 2016. He will make his ruling after that date.

Judge Gates seemed like a gentleman and listened politely to both sides. He smiled at times and made polite responses to the litigants. What a completely different experience this was than Jason Halle had in the Palm Beach Probate Court. Judge French was always yelling at him, telling him to get an attorney. Jason doesn’t remember him ever smiling once.

Judge French’s advice was pretty bizarre, since there are not many attorneys that will take the case of a person that has a grievance in the probate court in Palm Beach County. I have heard this is because they all know of the corruption there and the small odds of getting a fair hearing.

Jason Halle is done in the Palm Beach Probate Court where the attorneys lied repeatedly to Judge David French and as a result collected an attorney fee of $183,811.48, even though their client Peter Halle was in violation of Florida law for more than 8 years and they had lied to a Judge to get the case dismissed. None of the claims were ever adjudged. No opinion was given by the Fourth District Court of Appeal, even after one was requested.

In the Broward County action, Jason Halle alleges that defendants: Peter E. Halle, Carolyn B. Lamm, John G. White III, Michael J. Napoleone, Charles H. Johnson and the Richman Greer Professional Associate engaged in:

Gross negligence/Intentional Misconduct

Tortious Interference with Inheritance

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Fraud Upon the Court (intrinsic and extrinsic)

Civil Conspiracy/Aiding and Abetting/In-Concert Liability

The Complaint was filed with the Clerk of the Broward Court on October 12, 2015. The Case Number is: CACE-15-017841


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