I Won the Appeal on Jurisdiction
On November 27, 2013, I won the Appeal that my brother Peter Halle filed through one of his attorneys, Charles H. Johnson of Richman Greer with the Fourth District Court of Appeal. It was filed on April 23, 2013. It gave me hope. After filing an appeal of my own, again as a pro se litigant, on October 15, 2013, and having a heart attack four days later, I needed some good news.
The ordeal of trying to get my brother, Peter Halle, a Washington attorney, to disburse the funds my father left to me had seemed to become an impossible task. He was spending so much money to defend not giving me my inheritance. It was not making any sense to me.
At least the matter of jurisdiction was resolved. Now I had encouragement to write the appellate brief to kick off the next round in the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
I was urged by loved ones to just forget all that money and let my brother keep it because of my deteriorating health. I decided that my health would deteriorate faster knowing that I gave up and let Peter Halle get away with the outrageous behavior he was engaging in as my fiduciary. It certainly is not what our father, Edward Halle, had anticipated when he put his last wishes on paper.
My First Appellate Brief
On May 24, 2013, Michael Napoleone of the law firm Richman Greer in West Palm Beach, Florida, Charles H. Johnson of Richman Greer in Miami and Ethan J. Wall of Richman Greer in Miami who are all representing my brother, Peter Halle of Morgan Lewis in Washington, DC, filed the Initial Brief in the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida. They are disputing The Honorable David E. French’s Order that took jurisdiction for the State of Florida and more specifically Palm Beach County.
Now it was my turn. I studied their brief. I spent many hours in the Law Library and Nova University. I started writing. My friend Bob helped me with the editing and I came up with an Answer Brief. With the appendix it came to 150 pages. It truly exhausted me during a time when I was not feeling very well to begin with.
On June 28, 2013, I served the Answer Brief to Michael Napoleone at Richman Greer. I am a pro se litigant, meaning I am representing myself. Richman Greer is considered one of the top law firms in South Florida.
There was nothing to do but wait. Michael Napoleone had one more brief to write. It is called a Reply Brief and then it is up to the Court to render its decision.
Nothing left to do but wait.