September 2015 update: I just emailed Luke Wozniak and I let him have it. They couldn't produce a witness at trial so he got it continued while he goes to Europe. Judge Lasnik boxed his ears a bit.
CHRISTOPHER KING, J.D.
June 2015 update: These same attorneys tried to keep me out of Court and got schooled, yessir. I know that certain other attorneys are watching this space.
I'll be sure to press a DVD of this event for every time they seek a Protective Order against me running video so that the Court can make an informed judgment. As Tony Montana said, "You f___ with me, you f_____ with the best!" Heck, I would encourage anyone to download and use it because as you can see by the Phelan Hallinan situation in NJ a couple of years ago this is a pattern and practice of foreclosure lawyers and "their buddies" to coin a phrase from Attorney Wozniak I overheard when he was having a go at Attorney Ha Dao. I never filed an ethics complaint there but there's not exactly a Statute of Limitations on such a thing and the evidence certainly is preserved, no spoliation going on here, LOL. Now then, that is the exasperated sigh of McCarthy Holthus' junior attorney Joseph MacIntosh. Why? I'll get there momentarily.
I have been recording video depositions in Lucero v. Bayview for weeks now (see Affordable Video Depo and Mortgage Movies Journal (Vonnie McElligott) (Jeff Stenman) links), and so when the homeowner was being deposed she figured that I could video her deposition, given that the Defendant's own notice indicated that they have the right to video as well. So I appeared at the court reporter's office -- not run or controlled by any of the Defendants' counsel I might add -- where Attorney Wonziak objected. We worked it out between attorney Ha Dao, Attorney Omar Barraza and myself and I memorialized it looking out the window, noting that I would just hold the video in abeyance until the matter was briefed, simple. But then Routh Crabtree Olsen's Heidi Buck Morrison and McCarthy Holtus' Joe MacIntosh show up and Luckasz unilaterally renege on the promise, then threaten to call security on me as I am packing up, as the Court reporter will no doubt testify if necessary.
But here's the fun part: In all the melee my DSLR was on from when I was starting to set up when we DID have authority. It was now in my backpack and you can hear parts of the conversation where both men threaten to call security on me. I tell them go right ahead and you'll catch a case for false arrest. Meanwhile they try to tell me I am not an invitee -- even though it's not even their premises so they have no right to try to make that claim. (I was probably a licensee for what it's worth). But they apparently are used to doing that sort of thing because too many courts allow them to get away with it. Anyway at a minimum I was a licensee and certainly not a trespasser so I told them all "I'm not scared of you."
And I'm not. I was winning jury trials before any of these three could even pee straight and I will publicly say this right now: If you want to come after me for my actions today I say let's submit it to the court and get on with it because this is what little people like us have to do to protect ourself against these banksters and their attorneys who bully everyone and try to take control of things that aren't even theirs in the first place. You guys might try to bully weak attorneys or unrepresented homeowners but if you think you can bully me I am here to thoroughly disabuse you of that notion.
I may even report you to the local bar so as I said, you will be well-advised to watch your tone. And oh, the last time some some dirty lawyers called security on a homeowner and me the security guards asked them "What the fuck is going on?"