Seeking Plaintiff’s Attorney
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Plaintiff’s Attorney

I am looking for a plaintiff’s attorney to represent me on a contingency basis

The case involves a Florida trust that was to be distributed and terminated in 2007 according to the trust document, and still has not been distributed or terminated.

It involves a qualified beneficiary, who is a qualified distributee, who is elderly, chronically ill, HIV positive for 38 years, who has suffered several heart attacks and several bouts of cancer.

Never once has my position as a qualified beneficiary or qualified distributee been disputed or challenged in any court or pleading. Never once has Peter Halle who resides in Washington, DC disputed the fact that Peter Halle is the sole Trustee and has a fiduciary duty towards me.

I have lost not only money and my health, but income and capital appreciation from those monies, and property tax benefits from the loss of the home I had cherished for 13 years.

I have been defrauded for more than 10 years. Peter Halle has also defrauded Medicare and the IRS because of his actions or lack of actions.

State and Federal Law violations include but are not limited to:

Exploitation Of An Elderly Person Or Disabled Person (Fla. Stat. §§825.103 et.seq.);

Perjury;

Fraud;

Mail and Wire Fraud;

Denial of Due Process, 14th Amendment rights;

Tax Fraud;

Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act;

Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

I have been fighting pro se for many years. I now understand that this is not viable. The justice systems in Broward County and Palm Beach County have treated me unfairly and denied me due process because I didn’t have the money to hire an attorney and decided to represent myself.

I thought the facts of how the Trustee stole a huge amount of money from me was so cut and dried that any honest Judge would quickly find in my favor. I now understand that I need help. Justice is not easily obtained by pro se litigants in South Florida.

I need an attorney that believes in justice, knows how to get this case moved to a venue where the Edward Halle Trust and the thousands of pages of documentation I have can be fairly evaluated by a jury for the first time.

Please let me know if you are a Plaintiff’s Attorney that has any questions, an interest in helping me survive and/or the ability to help me obtain at least a molecule of justice.

Thank you very much for your valuable time.

Broward Civil Court

Broward Civil Court

Broward Civil Court

The Broward Civil Court

Jason Halle is done in the Palm Beach Probate Court where the attorneys lied to Judge David E. French and as a result they collected a hefty attorney fee of $183,811.48, even though their client Peter Halle was in violation of Florida law for more than 8 years.

There are no consequences for Judge David E. French. Judges have immunity in our society, which means they can cause a person as much harm as they choose without any due recourse in the law for their actions. There are seldom consequences for Judges no matter what they do.

Jason Halle has now filed a lawsuit in Broward County Civil Court before the Honorable Judge Michael L. Gates.

Jason Halle alleges that the 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

Judge French Awards $183,811.48
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Judge David E. French

Judge David E. French Awards

Judge David E. French Awards $183,811.48 to Peter Halle

Click on my photo above to read an article one of Judge David E. French’s buddy’s, Adam M. Myron, a partner of Richman Greer, wrote about his good old friend the Judge. Adam was one of the attorneys that this award was based upon.

I am Jason Halle. I am a qualified beneficiary of the Edward Halle Trust and a qualified distributee as well.

In 1987 Ronald Siegel, an attorney that was practicing law in Boca Raton, Florida, wrote a easy to understand Trust document for my dad, Edward Halle. It clearly stated that upon the death of my mother, Elaine Halle, the trust was to be distributed immediately to the beneficiaries and then terminated.

The trigger for disbursement and termination of the Trust occurred in August of 2007. Peter Halle, the Trustee chose to ignore the instructions of the Trust and refused to make the distributions and terminate the Trust. This was a breach of the Trust as well as a violation of at least a dozen Florida laws. Peter Halle never gave a reasonable explanation regarding his actions.

I hired two attorneys to try to get my brother, Peter Halle, to follow the instructions of the Trust and the laws of Florida. My attorneys were ignored, one of them for a year and a half.

In my opinion Peter Halle was playing with me. I felt he was like a child pulling the wings off a fly. Peter Halle was well aware of my heart condition, previous heart surgery, AIDS, cancer operations, etc.… Peter Halle just seemed to be enjoying my suffering and waiting for me to die so he could keep all the money.

In 2011, I tried find an attorney to help me. It was obvious at this point that going to court was the only option because Peter Halle kept breaking the law and breaching the Trust. Peter Halle was even filing fraudulent tax returns for the Trust, implying that he was making distributions that never in fact happened. This raised my tax liabilities and caused me further harm.

After copying the file many times and delivering it to many attorneys and having many consultations, all of the attorneys I met with refused to represent me or I could not afford them. They were all very positive until I mentioned that my brother’s wife, Carolyn B. Lamm was recently the President of the American Bar Association (2009-2010).

I decided to take the matter to the probate court in West Palm Beach myself, without an attorney. My reasoning was, I am a qualified beneficiary, a qualified distributee and I have a valid Trust document created by Ronald Siegel. Esq. of Boca Raton, Florida.

My brother Peter Halle, a well-established lawyer licensed to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia, was breaking the law, breaching a Florida Trust and had filed a Notice of Trust with the Palm Beach Court in 2007. I figured, what could go wrong?

WOW, everything went wrong. But not at first. The case was assigned to Judge James Martz. Judge Martz seemed to be very impartial and things were going along very well while he was presiding.

Then there was a rotation of Judges. Suddenly Judge David E. French became the Judge in charge of this case. Impartiality seemed to disappear. Judge David E. French always appeared to be angry at me. Many times he told me I should hire an attorney, that probate court was no place for a pro se litigant. This seemed harsh since it was my right to obtain justice from the probate court, with or without an attorney. Since I could not find an attorney to represent me that I could afford, I did not seem to have any other options. Believe me, I tried.

My brother, Peter Halle’s response was to eventually hire ten (10) of top attorneys in Southern Florida to work on the case. They were Alan G. Greer, Charles H. Johnson, Michael J. Napoleone, John “Jay” G. White III, Adam M. Myron, Ethan J. Wall, Joshua I, Spoont, Leslie A. Metz, Marta Stypulkowski, Georgia A. Buckhalter, all from Richman Greer.

I later learned from testimony in court by Michael J. Napoleone that Peter Halle’s wife, Carolyn B. Lamm was good friends with Alan G. Greer. It was because of their special relationship and the fact that Carolyn had been a past President of the American Bar Association (ABA) that Richman Greer was not concerned about not being able to find a fee agreement between any of the parties. By law, as a qualified beneficiary, I should have been provided a fee agreement when attorneys were first hired by the Trust if there had been an agreement as they claimed.

Carolyn B. Lamm used her enormous legal expertise to help her husband Peter Halle violate the Florida laws and breach the Trust. Carolyn, besides being a past President of the American Bar Association (ABA) is also a Florida attorney.

On June 6, 2013, John G. “Jay” White, III and Michael J. Napoleone of Richman Greer stated in a court document that, “Notably, Plaintiff’s motions (my motions) to amend have not arisen as a result of the Court’s dismissal of any of Plaintiff’s prior complaints or claims…”

Then on August 28, 2013, just a few weeks later with no hearing in between, in the Courtroom of Judge David E. French, John George White, III, stated, “And this – I don’t know if it’s leverage or what – but the plaintiff keeps filing these lawsuits, they keep getting dismissed, chewing up, you know, money potentially that’s in the trust and there’s not a lot of it and I think it’s time that Your Honor dismiss it with prejudice.”

It’s amazing to me how “not arising as a result of the Court’s dismissal of any of Plaintiff’s prior complaints or claims” can magically turn into, “they keep getting dismissed” in Judge David E. French’s courtroom and the Judge wouldn’t acknowledge it or let it be discussed. It was like having an 8,000 pound elephant in the room that was off limits!

On November 13, 2015, Judge David E. French signed a Final Order allowing Peter Halle, Trustee for the Edward Halle Trust, to reimburse himself from the Trust in the amount of $173,490.48 for the fees he paid to Richman Greer. Then another $6,046.00 to Richman Greer for Trust Administration. The Order also allowed payment of another $4,275.00 to attorney John B. Murray, Esq. So that comes to a total of $183,811.48.

Trust administration? Where was there any Trust administration other then the fraudulent tax returns and a refusal to follow the instructions of the Trust?

There still has been no distribution and termination of the Trust. Florida laws are still being violated by Peter Halle.

My claims had been reasonable. Fraud upon the Court had been committed. My status as qualified beneficiary and qualified distributee had never been challenged. The Edward Halle Trust or any of its instructions had never been challenged.

Judge David E. French stated in his Final Order, “The Court now states what the record accurately reflects: that the results obtained for the Defendant by its attorneys virtually could not have been better.” That is an understatement. They must have said the same thing about O.J. Simson’s attorneys.

If you are an honest person with a serious problem that needs legal resolution in the probate court; if you are not rich; a privileged millionaire; or have powerful contacts in Washington and you find yourself in Judge David E. French’s courtroom, in my opinion you are in very big trouble.

Do you have a valid will or Trust that specifically states who the beneficiaries are? Not important in Judge David E. French’s courtroom.

Are you an attorney that believes the best way to win a lawsuit is to lie to the Judge? This is not a problem in Judge David E. French’s courtroom either. Every time I tried to bring this up I was silenced by Judge French. When I wrote a motion asking for a rehearing due to John “Jay” G. White’s Fraud Upon the Court, he dismissed it without even hearing any arguments.

When I asked Judge David E. French to recuse himself because he was prejudging motions, he refused.

This is my story. It is true and I have the documents to prove everything I’ve said. The opinions stated are my own.

Judge David French Hearing
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Judge David E. French Hearing

Judge David E. French Hearing

Thursday November 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Judge David E. French, Courtroom 2

200 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Come to the hearing and experience the Florida Probate Court in action. Here is a Preliminary Statement from a Memorandum filed with the Court. I hope you can attend and witness this for yourself.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

Believing that he was entitled to a distribution of the Trust upon the death of Edward Halle and Elaine Halle (2007) in accordance with the Trust Document written in 1987, Jason Halle commenced an action against Peter Halle in 2011, some four (4) years after the Grantor’s wife, Elaine Halle’s death.

Peter Halle the trustee for the Edward Halle Trust, a well-established attorney in his own right, hired a very prestigious law firm in Miami, Florida (Richman Greer P.A.).  Prestigious or not, Jason Halle continued with his lawsuit after years of communicating with Peter Halle to no avail. After Jason Halle’s attorney, Nola Richardson presented a valid settlement proposal and Jason Halle waited one and a half (1.5) years to get an acknowledgement from anyone at Richman Greer.  With no distribution or explanation, Jason Halle saw no alternative.  While Jason Halle was a pro se litigant and not always as well versed as the attorneys, his claims were not without merit. They were however ignored.

Everyone refused to acknowledge that the Trust called for distribution upon death. It was not being distributed and Jason Halle’s extremely poor health demanded that distribution be made.  Eight years later his health has diminished and he has lost his beloved home.  Why? For just the desire of his brother, Peter Halle, to keep the money away from Jason Halle. He was backed up by ten (10) additional attorneys that he hired. That is exactly what was done. The attorneys are now asking to be compensated for their successful efforts to aid and abet their client Peter Halle’s violation of many Florida Statutes and to aid him in successfully disregarding the Grantor, Edward Halle’s very clearly written wishes.

After lying to the court by telling the judge that Jason Halle’s several amended complaints had been dismissed by the court (there were no dismissals), the court dismissed his last complaint with prejudice and now is considering awarding the attorneys of some $241,000 in attorney fees.

Judge David E. French Will Not Recuse Himself
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Judge David E. French

Judge David E. French will not recuse himself

On April 28, 2015, Judge David E. French mailed me an Order Denying Petitioner’s Motion to Disqualify Judge David E. French. The order was dated on April 22, 2015, despite the fact that it sat in his chambers for 6 days before he mailed it.

Copy of Envelope

Copy of Order

Back Story

Photo and Bio of Judge French

Now it will be necessary to file a Petition for Writ of Prohibition with the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

No one on this planet other than me seems to find any of this unusual. It just seems to be business as usual in the 15th Circuit Court in Palm Beach County.

 

 

Judge David E. French
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Hearing before Judge David E. French

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On April 8, 2015, I went to another hearing before Judge David E. French. I had the impression that Judge French was ranting at me while being very cozy with the opposing counsel.

In the hall outside the courtroom after the hearing, a person came up to me. They did not identify themselves. The person said to me, “I just want to let you know that it is obvious that at your next hearing Judge French is going to deny any motions you have for relief and grant all the motions your brother has for attorneys’ fees and sanctions.”

I thanked the person for their observations. Then I asked why they though this would happen?

“It’s obvious the opposing counsel is his buddy and the judge is prejudiced against you. What did you do to him?”

“I’m Jewish, gay, HIV positive, a cancer survivor and have a bad heart condition. All I have been doing is trying to obtain the inheritance that my dad left me eight years ago. My brother is a Florida attorney and the Trustee of my dad’s estate. My brother has already spent more than $200,000.00 in legal fees. I had to let my attorney go because I could not afford to pay her anymore and I have been forced to represent myself. I have no idea which of these things has Judge French so prejudiced against me.”

The stranger concluded by saying, “I just wanted to give you the opinion of someone that is not invested in your situation. You will get absolutely nothing in Judge David E. French’s courtroom. He has already made up his mind about everything.”

This was wonderful input, even though it is not what I wanted to hear. I went home and thought about it.

Yesterday on April 14, 2015, I filed the following motion with the Court:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PALM
BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 502011CPOO5095XXXXSB

JASON HALLE,
Plaintiff,

vs.

PETER HALLE,
Defendant.
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MOTION FOR DISQUALIFICATION OR RECUSAL

Plaintiff, Jason Halle, files this motion/affidavit/application pursuant to Rule 2.330 of the Rules of Judicial Administration, specifically Rule 2.330(d)(1) that the party fears that he or she will not receive a fair trial or hearing because of specifically described prejudice or bias of the judge. This motion/affidavit/application is also pursuant to Florida Statutes § 38.10, Disqualification of judge for prejudice; application; affidavits, etc. This motion/affidavit/application is also pursuant to Canon 3 E of the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct:

  1. My name is Jason Halle, I am over the age of eighteen and competent to issue this declaration. I am the Plaintiff in this action and make this declaration based upon my personal knowledge.
  2. I am a Pro Se litigant and certify that this motion/affidavit/application is made in good faith.
  3. In the transcript of the hearing held before the Honorable David E. French on April 8, 2015, (Exhibit 1), Judge French said on page 8, line 19, “Then he’s (the Defendant) going to be entitled to attorney’s fees. Now, the only issue is how much. That’s what the hearing is about.”
  4. Judge French has already prejudged the relief from his Order of May 31, 2013, that prohibits the Edward Halle Trust from paying attorney’s fees or litigation costs unless and until such relief is granted by the Court. (Exhibit A of     Exhibit 2).
  5. On February 11, 2015, the Plaintiff served his Response to Defendant Peter Halle’s Motion to Permit Payment of Attorney’s Fees and Costs from the Edward Halle Trust Assets. In his Response the Plaintiff cites case law that the Defense attorneys have waived their entitlement to attorneys’ fees under Florida Law. (Exhibit 2)
  6. Judge French has already prejudged the motions having to do with attorneys’ fees and punitive sanctions requested in the Defendant’s motions concerning attorneys’ fees.
  7. In fact there are a total of seven motions pending before the Court:
    1. Plaintiff’s Motion for Relief from Order of September 25, 2013
    2. Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 of Defendant’s Motion for Sanctions
    3. Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike Paragraph 10 of Defendant’s Motion to Permit Payment of Attorney’s Fees and Costs
    4. Defendant’s Motion for Fees and Costs
    5. Defendant’s Motion to Permit Payment of Attorney’s Fees and Costs
    6. Defendant’s Motion for Sanctions
    7. Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions on Defendant Peter Halle’s Motion to Permit Payment of Attorney’s Fees and Costs
  8. Judge French continues on page 8, line 24 of the transcript (Exhibit A), “Your motion – you have a motion for relief for what?”
  9. On page 9, line 1, Mr. Halle (Plaintiff) responded, “Based upon the fact that Mr. White made fraudulent statements and committed fraud upon the Court which influenced your decision during that hearing.”
  10. Judge French then said, “Well, we don’t reargue things that have already been – it’s called res judicata, okay? We don’t reargue the motions. I have already made a determination.”
  11. Judge French has prejudged Plaintiff’s Motion for Relief from Order of September 25, 2013. (Exhibit 3) This motion is still pending before the Court.
  12. The law of the case, res judicata and collateral estoppel are not relevant in this situation because the facts in this motion are different from the facts in the original Hearing and the subsequent appeal that was per curiam affirmed. This was a conflict PCA with no written opinion. Which facts the Appellate Court ruled upon are unknown and do not include the facts in Plaintiff’s motion. This would make the application of res judicata inappropriate and not viable.
  13. It is clear from Judge French’s statements that he has already prejudged the pending motions before the Court.
  14. It is clear that Judge French has a strong bias against the Plaintiff and a strong positive bias for the Defendant.
  15. It is clear that there is substantial prejudice against the Pro Se Plaintiff.
  16. The Plaintiff has reasonable fear that he will not receive a fair hearing.

Respectfully submitted,

JASON HALLE, Pro Se
jason@jasonhalle.com
April 14, 2015

This motion is a public record and is filed with the Circuit Court for the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida.

More about the Lawsuit

Come show support at Probate Hearing
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The next Probate Hearing is scheduled for April 8, 2015, at 8:45 am at the South County Courthouse, 200 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, Courtroom #2, Honorable David E. French presiding. Please turn out to show your support.

 Disabled Florida senior becomes impoverished due to Fraud Upon the Court by Richman Greer Attorneys John G. White, III, and Michael J. Napoleone

By Jason Halle
April 2, 2015

Justice, Freedom, equal access to the law. None of these seem to be working for Jason Halle, a disabled senior citizen that resides in Wilton Manors, Florida, who is trying to collect his Florida inheritance left by his father, Edward Halle.

Jason’s father, knew his son Jason was legally disabled and was struggling with life threatening health issues each day of his life. Edward Halle wanted to be sure his son Jason had comfort and economic security after he and his wife Elaine Halle were gone. The documents that Edward paid his attorney Ronald Siegel of Boca Raton, Florida to create in order to accomplish this seem to be worthless.

Edward Halle named his older son Peter Halle to act as Trustee. He was proud Peter became an attorney and told Jason this would save on attorney’s fees and would make the process easier for Jason.

But the money Peter Halle was supposed to disburse to Jason never materialized. First there were excuses. Then a promise the money would be disbursed. Then years of Peter Halle ignoring Jason’s requests for his Florida inheritance. This has been going on since 2007.

Peter Halle is now a retired attorney. He was a partner in the famous Washington, DC, law firm Morgan Lewis. His wife is Carolyn Lamm, also a Washington, DC, attorney and a partner at White & Case. Carolyn Lamm is a past President of the American Bar Association and was voted one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women in 2011. Peter and Carolyn Lamm regularly had Senators and Congressmen to their Washington, DC, home and even Hilary Clinton had been a guest.

So why didn’t Peter Halle disperse the money or attend to the many other fiduciary duties that he was required to perform under Florida law? I would guess that when you are as wealthy and powerful as he and his wife Carolyn Lamm are, you start to believe that you are above the law.

In 2011, Peter Halle was still ignoring Jason’s requests for his inheritance. Two letters from attorneys that Jason hired to plead on his behalf had no success. Jason Halle decided he would need to find an attorney to take his brother to court and compel him to follow the laws of the State of Florida. One lawyer wanted a $60,000.00 retainer. All the other lawyers Jason interviewed were not interested in taking the case when they realized how powerful and connected his brother Peter Halle and his wife Carolyn Lamm are. Jason finally exhausted his legal resources.

Jason naively believed that this was an open and shut case and that the law was 100% on his side. Jason filed a Pro Se Complaint (without the aid of an attorney) against his brother in the 15th Circuit Court in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, on November 4, 2011. His brother Peter responded by hiring the Richman Greer law firm of Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida to represent him and fight Jason with every legal trick known to the profession in order to obstruct Jason from obtaining his Florida inheritance. Peter Halle kept ignoring the Florida laws that were designed to protect beneficiaries like his brother Jason. The whole defense of the lawsuit was frivolous and without merit or basis in law or fact.

Charles H. Johnson of the Miami office was hired back in 2008, so Jason could no longer contact his brother directly and had to go through Peter’s attorney. Then Michael J. Napoleone became involved in 2011, to represent Peter Halle in court. Then more attorneys became involved including John G. White, III. A whole law firm began fighting against Jason Halle to stonewall him from receiving his inheritance. I know this all sounds like fiction, but it is not. Court documents will substantiate all of the facts about the legal actions that ensued.

After almost two years of Jason spending days at a time in law libraries, writing legal briefs, motions and creating numerous other documents and after numerous court appearances Jason believed he was holding his own. Peter Halle did not appear once in court during the proceedings. Jason even won an appeal Peter’s attorney’s started in the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida regarding jurisdiction. Quite an accomplishment for a Pro Se litigant.

Fraud Upon the Court

Then the unthinkable happened. On August 28, 2013, John G. White, III of Richman Greer committed fraud upon the court. That is the legalese way to say he lied to the Judge during the hearing held on that date. As a direct result of those lies, the Honorable David E. French dismissed the case!

They now want Jason Halle to pay the legal fees of the attorneys that lied in court

Now Peter Halle’s attorneys have filed a motion to compel Jason to pay the Richman Greer legal bill of $200,000.00. That’s right, the court has dismissed the case and Peter Halle is now trying to stick Jason Halle with the $200,000.00 legal bill to pay his lawyers that won by lying in court to get the case dismissed. Jason still doesn’t have his Florida inheritance, and by dismissing the case the court has ruled that Peter Halle never has to pay Jason a cent of his inheritance as a result of the lies the Richman Greer attorneys told in court and wrote in legal briefs.

How can a person fight against such wealth, power and lies? Jason is still trying, but no attorney in Florida has offered to help him. No media outlet has offered to help let the public know about the injustice of the Florida legal system. Nobody seems to think it is unusual that the rich and powerful can produce any results they want in a court room and middle class people have no rights.

Edward Halle, father of Jason Halle and Peter Halle

You can find out more from Jason Halle’s website www.jasonhalle.com

Contact

Jason Halle
209 NW 21st Court, Wilton Manors, FL 33311
Voice: (954) 654-8150
Fax: (954) 653-1513
jason@jasonhalle.com

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Strike Peter Halle’s Sanctions
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Motion to Strike Sanctions

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A motion was made to strike sanctions due to false statements made by Richman Greer Attorneys.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 15TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 502011CPOO5095XXXXSB

 

JASON HALLE, Plaintiff,

vs.

PETER HALLE, Defendant.

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PLAINTIFF JASON HALLE’S MOTIOIN TO STRIKE PARAGRAPHS 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 10 OF DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS FILED ON JANUARY 7, 2015

Plaintiff, Jason Halle, pursuant to Rule 1.140(f) of Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, hereby moves this Court to strike paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 of Defendant Peter Halle’s Motion for Sanctions. In support Plaintiff states as follows:

  1. In ¶ 1 of the Defendant’s motion he fabricates that, “Since that initial filing, Plaintiff amended his complaint five times and attempted to amend a sixth time.”
  2. The Plaintiff has only amended his complaint successfully three times during this action as confirmed by the docket and the court’s orders. They are as follows:
    1. On February 22, 2012, the original complaint was amended with the First Amended Complaint by entitlement.
    2. On May 30, 2012, the Defendant stipulated to the entry of an agreed order on plaintiff’s motion to obtain leave of court to amend his First Amended Complaint and file his Third Amended Complaint. (Exhibit A) On June 4, 2012, the Honorable James Martz signed the agreed upon order. (Exhibit B)
    3. The Defendant prepared an agreed order on plaintiff’s motion to obtain leave of court to amend his Third Amended Complaint and file his Fourth Amended Complaint. On April 16, 2013, the Honorable David E. French sign the agreed upon order. (Exhibit C)
  3. No other amendments were allowed by or filed with this Honorable Court.
  4. It is total fabrication that the Plaintiff amended his complaint five times. It is not supported by the docket or the orders of the Honorable Court in this case. It follows that the Plaintiff could not have attempted to amend his complaint for a sixth time as the Defense states, since he only had successfully amended his complaint three times. These false and inflated numbers of amendments claimed by the Defense in ¶ 1 should be stricken as the statements are untrue and designed to be impertinent, inflame the court and prejudice the Plaintiff.
  5. In ¶ 2 the Defense claims, “The trial court orally stated that it was dismissing the complaint with prejudice because Plaintiff had numerous chances to try and state a cause of action and he repeatedly failed to do so”. There was a court reporter at his hearing. There is no reference to the court having made such a statement on the record. There are no motions to dismiss that were granted that would suggest this was true. This totally false statement is a fabrication and is designed to inflame the court and prejudice the Plaintiff. The Defendant’s claim is totally unsubstantiated and should be stricken from the motion.
  6. Again, in ¶3 of the Defendant’s motion he fabricates that the Plaintiff sought to amend his Complaint for a sixth time. Please refer to Plaintiff’s ¶’s 1-4 above. This is another totally false statement fabricated and designed to inflame the court and prejudice the Plaintiff. The Defendant’s claim is again totally unsubstantiated and should be stricken from the motion.
  7. In ¶ 4 Defendant states that, “In his appeal, Plaintiff sought to divert the appellate court’s attention from his pleading deficiencies by baselessly attacking Defendant Peter Halle’s counsel, John G. “Jay” White, III, with unfounded claims that Mr. White mislead this court at the hearing on the motion to dismiss”.
  8. This is untrue and as one can clearly see in the transcript of the hearing, White fraudulently told the Court, “…the plaintiff keeps filing these lawsuits, they keep getting dismissed, chewing up money, you know, money potentially that’s in the trust and there’s not a lot of it and I think it’s time that Your Honor dismiss it with prejudice.” (Exhibit D, page 11, lines 14-18)
  9. The Plaintiff did not baselessly attack Mr. White as the Defense claims. As the transcript confirms, Mr. White clearly did try to mislead the court with fabricated, untrue statements. ¶ 4 should be stricken as it is not true, it is impertinent and is designed to inflame the court and prejudice the Plaintiff.
  10. The Defendant again gives impertinent information in ¶ 10 that is designed to inflame the court and prejudice the Plaintiff by stating, “This Court then determined that a dismissal with prejudice was appropriate, especially in light of the fact that repeated opportunities afforded Plaintiff to amend his complaint to state a cause of action.” It is not even clear exactly what the Defense counsel is trying to state here.
  11. Only Mr. White stated at the hearing that there had been dismissals for failure to state a cause of action. The only person in a Trial Court that has the authority to determine if a complaint fails to state a cause of action is the judge at a hearing on a motion to dismiss. There had not been one dismissal granted by a trial court judge as confirmed by the docket or one dismissal amendment afforded the Plaintiff after his first dismissal for failure to state a cause of action. This is also confirmed by the docket.
  12. Paragraph 10 needs to be stricken because it is unclear, untrue, impertinent, and designed to inflame the court and prejudice the Plaintiff.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully requests that this Court strike ¶’s 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10 of Defendant Peter Halle’s Motion for Sanctions, because they are impertinent, not true and they are designed to inflame the court and prejudice the Plaintiff.

And for such further relief as this Court deems just and proper.

Respectfully submitted,

JASON HALLE, Pro Se

This motion is a public record and is filed with the Circuit Court for the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida.

Florida Inheritance denied to disabled senior
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Senior Citizen is denied Florida inheritance by legal system

DENIED

DENIED

Disabled Florida senior becomes impoverished due to malicious actions of politically connected Washington, DC and Florida legal experts

Justice, Freedom, equal access to the law. None of these seem to be working for Jason Halle, a disabled senior citizen that resides in Wilton Manors, Florida.

Jason’s father, Edward Halle, knew his son Jason was legally disabled and was struggling with life threatening health issues each day of his life. Edward Halle wanted to be sure his son Jason had comfort and economic security after he and his wife Elaine Halle were gone. The documents that Edward paid his attorney Ronald Siegel of Boca Raton, Florida to create in order to accomplish this turned out to be worthless.

Edward Halle named his older son Peter Halle to act as Trustee. He was proud Peter became an attorney and told Jason this would save on attorney’s fees and would make the process easier for Jason.

But the money Peter Halle was supposed to disburse to Jason never materialized. First there were excuses. Then a promise the money would be disbursed. Then years of Peter Halle ignoring Jason’s requests for his Florida inheritance. This has been going on since 2007.

Peter Halle is now a retired attorney. He was a partner in the famous Washington, DC, law firm Morgan Lewis. His wife is Carolyn Lamm, also a Washington, DC, attorney and a partner at White & Case. Carolyn Lamm is a past President of the American Bar Association and was voted one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women in 2011. Peter and Carolyn Lamm regularly had Senators and Congressmen to their Washington, DC, home and even Hilary Clinton had been a guest.

So why didn’t Peter Halle disburse the money or attend to the many other fiduciary duties that he was required to perform under Florida law? I would guess that when you are as wealthy and powerful as he and his wife Carolyn Lamm are, you start to believe that you are above the law.

In 2011, Peter Halle was still ignoring Jason’s requests for his inheritance. Two letters from attorneys that Jason hired to plead on his behalf had no success. Jason Halle decided he would need to find an attorney to take his brother to court and compel him to follow the laws of the State of Florida. One lawyer wanted a $60,000.00 retainer. All the other lawyers Jason interviewed were not interested in taking the case when they realized how powerful and connected his brother Peter Halle and his wife Carolyn Lamm are.

Jason naively believed that this was an open and shut case and that the law was 100% on his side. Jason filed a Pro Se Complaint (without the aid of an attorney) against his brother in the 15th Circuit Court in and for Palm Beach County, Florida, on November 4, 2011. His brother Peter responded by hiring the Richman Greer law firm of Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida to represent him and fight Jason with every legal trick known to the profession in order to obstruct Jason from obtaining his Florida inheritance. Peter Halle kept ignoring the Florida laws that were designed to protect beneficiaries like his brother Jason. The whole defense of the lawsuit was frivolous and without merit or basis in law or fact.

Charles H. Johnson of the Miami office was hired back in 2008, so Jason could no longer contact his brother directly and had to go through Peter’s attorney. Then Michael J. Napoleone became involved in 2011, to represent Peter Halle in court. Then more attorneys became involved including John G. White, III. A whole law firm began fighting against Jason Halle to stonewall him from receiving his inheritance. I know this all sounds like fiction, but it is not. Court documents will substantiate all of the facts about the legal actions that ensued.

After over three years of Jason Halle spending days at a time in law libraries, writing legal briefs, motions and creating numerous other documents and after numerous court appearances Jason believed he was holding his own. Peter Halle did not appear once in court during the proceedings. Jason even won an appeal Peter’s attorney’s started in the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida regarding jurisdiction. Quite an accomplishment for a Pro Se litigant.

Fraud Upon the Court

Then the unthinkable happened. On August 28, 2013, John G. White, III of Richman Greer committed fraud upon the court. That is the legalese way to say he lied to the Judge during the hearing held on that date. As a direct result of those lies, the Honorable David E. French dismissed the case!

They now want Jason Halle to pay the legal fees of the attorneys that lied in court

Now Peter Halle’s attorneys have filed a motion to compel Jason to pay the Richman Greer legal bill of $200,000.00 PLUS. That’s right, the court has dismissed the case and Peter Halle is now trying to stick Jason Halle with the $200,000.00 PLUS legal bill to pay his lawyers that won by lying in court to get the case dismissed. Jason still doesn’t have his Florida inheritance, and by dismissing the case the court has ruled that Peter Halle never has to pay Jason a cent of his inheritance as a result of the lies the Richman Greer attorneys told in court and wrote in legal briefs.

How can a person fight against such wealth, power and lies? Jason is still trying, but no attorney in Florida has offered to help him. No media outlet has offered to help let the public know about the injustice of the Florida legal system. Nobody seems to think it is unusual that the rich and powerful can produce any results they want in a court room.

Edward Halle

Edward Halle, father of Jason Halle and Peter Halle

Motion for Rehearing
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Motion for Rehearing

On October 23, 2014

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When the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida gave a decision of PER CURIAM AFFIRMED, I was really pretty surprised. I thought I had made my case.

In the Motion for Rehearing I pointed out that the ruling was in direct opposition to at least eight prior Appellate Court Rulings and gave citations to back up my claim.

I also pointed out that the amendment process had not been abused as Michael J. Napoleone, an attorney at Richman Greer had charged in his brief to the court. I also pointed out dependencies between the claims or Michael J. Napoleone of Richman Greer and what I believed to be the truth.

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