Klein v. Litchfield, Cavo 15-CV-03646, Cavo as reported by Above the Law, here is my email to the Office of Lawyer Regulation, Johnson and others:
Yah if we want to play that game let's talk about a Name Partner and his sexism shall we?http://abovethelaw.com/2015/05/so-i-cant-tell-my-associate-to-do-more-to-satisfy-her-husband/
On that subject, another way to get to know your employees is to spend some time with their family. Defendant Eckert also discussed Plaintiff Klein’s sex life with her husband and said
“I feel your pain, I don’t know how you’re married to Bari.”
While each day the conversation would begin relating to work, Defendant Eckert would inevitably bring the conversation to relate to Plaintiff Klein’s personal life. Those conversations included questions about how often Plaintiff Klein had sex with her husband, how it felt to have sex in her parents’ home, why Plaintiff Klein did not have sex more often and asking if plaintiff Klein would ever cheat on her husband.
Apparently, Klein didn’t appreciate all this alleged great advice and asked her firm to do something about it. As Law 360 reports: Klein regularly told the firm’s partners about Eckert’s behavior, saying she felt she was being treated differently because of her gender, but nothing was done to improve the situation, according to the complaint.
Klein had a “severe” panic attack one day in the office, but the firm did not call for an ambulance until Klein’s mother, who learned what happened, called one of the partners and demanded that her daughter be taken to the hospital. By firing Klein only five days after she returned from her FMLA leave, it will be difficult for Litchfield Cavo to argue that the two are not connected, her attorney, Jesse Rose, told Law 360 Tuesday.
But see, it wasn’t retaliation, the firm just thought she needed more time to recover and… yeah, I can’t push this pretense any more. Klein seeks compensatory and punitive damages of an unspecified amount and Litchfield Cavo and Eckert have a pretty dismal set of allegations to overcome.
........I suppose this is all my fault as well? The fact of the matter is, in my 52 years on this planet as a black man sensitive to the concerns of all minorities and people of moderate to lower-incomes (including many white males) I have come to know the presence of Hegemony, Racism, Sexism and that progeny of social anathema. Consider it as parallel to the Miller Test for obscenity,
"I know it when I see it."
And so it should come to pass that with a few key strokes in PACER I uncover this gem, fomented by another PARTNER. That corporate sickness trickles down folks, and it trickles right on down the tops of the heads of people like Mark W. Rattan, but not on my watch it doesn't. I have a history of exposing corruption and it is not about to stop now. Apparently I should have been spending more time in PACER to learn about nasty white men and the nasty white men who defend them. This one is going up on the blog and into the public SCRIBD document later today.
The effect a cameraman has on a subject is completely irrelevant. There have been video depositions for ages on end, and Petitioner has run video at them and publicly posted them. Petitioner has a right to take pictures, pure and simple and he never has had to ask permission to take a few stills but yet and still that is what I did. I had not violated any rules yet the Hearing Officer is treating me as if I am the problem, which is complete nonsense.
Referee Winiarski then proceeds to browbeat Petitioner with the notion that he is illegally leaving his camera on but this is yet another red herring as Petitioner had already explained to him that he always turns his camera off during recesses as he has for literally hundreds of other occasions except for ONE TIME when there was an equipment malfunction because of a loose mechanism on the record on/off button.
The way that Referee Winiarski and the Respondent treated Petitioner was abusive and patently ABSURD.
But prior to this explosion the Referee had begrudgingly outlined the ambit of Petitioner's authority in this video.
"We will call him the press in this case...." Well that's good because that is exactly what Petitioner is. He worked for large daily and weekly press and now he is his own press. Welcome to the 21st Century.
"Stop taking my picture, he is not allowed to take my picture."
"I ask that this man be removed."
"My research shows that this is a public hearing and my research shows that he is allowed to be here. It borders on harassment when he sticks the camera in someone's face"
....states Winiarski as he states that taking pictures is intimidating and implores Petitioner to stand up when taking photos, failing to realize that he had already admonished Petitioner for standing up. This led Petitioner to note "I can't win for losing."
Again, Referee Winiarski's Petitioner routinely runs video Depositions in rooms smaller than this and the proof has been provided. There was no need for the abuse tendered toward Petitioner from Respondent and from Referee Winiarski.
As to Attorney Rattan Petitioner stated:
"These are the issues of living in a free society.... that is his burden."
Update: Terry E. Johnson, a Principal at Peterson, Johnson & Murray is to represent Mark W. Rattan, Esq. You can best believe whenever I come around these blue-blood firms hire the biggest guns they can get, always a "super lawyer." That's fine. I'm a super lawyer too, but without the clout. And without the connections. But there's only so far clout and connections will get you when you have an asshat for a client, caught on video.
So I'm ready. I sent a reasonable settlement Demand in that cannot be discussed and if they reject it, you get to watch it all unfold right here, and courtroom sessions will most definitely occur ON VIDEO, as I have shot in Wisconsin Courtrooms on prior occasion.
This is ridiculous. A verbal reprimand at most was warranted. The Court hates firebrands and those who defeat the system. I was an Assistant State Attorney and Federal litigator in the 90's and now shoot courtroom video and settle mortgages. Establishment judges and referees help establishment lawyers.... watch this video of a Milwaukee Wisconsin area lawyer just two hours away attack me without any punishment from a hearing officer. This matter is currently before the bar and will be the subject of First Amendment litigation.
CHANGE.ORG Petition to Fund First Amendment Litigation.
Wisconsin is dirty. Watch this arrogant Wells Fargo attorney get away with assault and disorderly conduct last week. They actually ended up throwing ME out!!!!
Follow the action here:
OK So the Referee is James J. Winiaski Esq. who was in complicity with Mark W. Rattan, Esq -- the jerk who traversed 10' of room to attack me about a still-mounted (tripod) 3.5" Sony Action camera that was "in his face." He did this in direct violation of a specific Court Order because the banks and their attorneys cannot control my media and they are fearful of it.
The Referee's failure to admonish him for his threatening and abusive actions that clearly constituted a breach of the peace under state and local code represents an unlawful Chilling of my First Amendment Rights and Responsibilities as a journalist. This is particularly true given his consistent "warnings" levied at me for no reason, simply for taking a handful of pictures from time to time. My picture count was low and I kept it that way so as not to offend.
Ms. Nora has been practicing 42 years with nary an accusation of frivolous or sanctionable conduct. I was an escrow attorney who started Mortgage Movies Journal 6 years ago to document the fraud and unlawful foreclosures that I helped perpetrate and perpetuate many years earlier. The only other time I was denied access was in Maryland where they stole the Recorder of Deeds election from another honest person, a black man by the name of La Mar Gunn. He is the area NAACP president.
Paul W. Schwarzenbart Esq. is the Office of Lawyer Regulation attorney who is prosecuting Wendy Alison Nora Esq, for being a solid advocate for the people and for exposing robo-signing, forgery and specific fraud upon the Courts. John Willian Verant Esq, is her attorney.
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