David E. French – Takes Jurisdiction

The Honorable David E. French

Florida Take Jurisdiction

Florida Takes Jurisdiction

On March 20, 2013, at a hearing presided over by the Honorable David E. French, the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Third Amended Complaint for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction, Improper Venue, and Failure to State a Cause of Action was denied.

Florida officially took jurisdiction of the law suit I filed on November 2, 2011, against my brother Peter Halle. It was a tremendous relief. Peter Halle’s attorney Michael J. Napoleone of the law firm of Richman Greer had been using all of his skills as a seasoned attorney with a prestigious law firm against me, a pro se litigant, in the hopes of making this law suit disappear. This had been going on for almost a year and a half.

Now to get on with the business of the law suit and to get my brother, Peter Halle, to disburse the funds my father left to me.

On March 26, 2013, the Honorable Judge David French signed an order to deny the motion to dismiss and take jurisdiction of the law suit.

Hearing before Judge David French

Hearing before the Honorable

Judge David E. French

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, I am going to court for a hearing on the lawsuit I filed against my brother, Peter Halle, of the Washington law firm of Morgan Lewis.

The Honorable Judge Martz is no longer going to be presiding over the case. He is being rotated to a different bench. The purpose of the hearing on Wednesday is to meet the new judge and to set a date for a hearing for him to rule on motions that have been made by me and Michael Napoleone of Richman Greer, Peter Halle’s attorney.

The two main documents involved in the next hearing will be my Third Amended Complaint and Peter Halle’s Motion to Dismiss my Third Amended Complaint.

Hearing before the Honorable James Martz

Peter Halle Lawsuit

Jason Halle v. Peter Halle

On February 15, 2012, before the Honorable James Martz there was a hearing on Defendant Peter Halle’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction and Improper Venue, and Incorporated Memorandum of Law.

On February 21, 2012, Judge Martz signed an Order that stated, “The Court withholds ruling on Defendant’s Motion (Peter Halle) and grants a continuance for thirty (30) days during which time the parties may engage in discovery limited to the issues raised by the Motion and Plaintiff’s response (Jason Halle). By participating in this discovery, Defendant (Peter Halle) has not waived any of his defenses set forth in the Motion.

Within the thirty (30) day continuance period, Jason Halle may, as a matter of law, serve an amended complaint if he so chooses. See Rule 1.190(a) of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.”

Complaint filed against Peter Halle, Jason Halle’s brother.

Complaint filed against

Peter Halle

Peter Edward Halle

Peter Edward Halle

On November 4, 2011, Jason Halle filed a Complaint against his brother Peter Halle in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida. The Complaint alleged, among other things, that Peter Halle an attorney at the law firm of Morgan Lewis in their Washington, D.C. office, breached his fiduciary duties, failed to give an accounting, waste, and gross breach of duty with regard to dealings with his brother concerning the Edward Halle Trust.

Peter Halle is the Trustee of the Edward Halle Trust.  This Complaint never had a responsive pleading. Their has never been a logical explanation of the Trustee’s behavior in this action.

Peter lives in Washington, DC with his wife Carolyn Lamm who works at the law firm of White & Case. She is a past President of the American Bar Association. They have two children.

The progress of this lawsuit can be followed by going to the Comptroller’s office website and then searching for the records using the case number: 2011cp005095