Subject: Notice to my federal judge of Greenberg Traurig Ponzi scheme lawsuit
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
JUDGE DUDLEY H. BOWEN, JR.
JOHN B. THOMPSON,
Case No. 6:10-cv-442
THE FLORIDA BAR,
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT,
and NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY,
PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR COURT TO TAKE JUDICIAL NOTICE OF A FEDERAL COURT
FILING COMES NOW plaintiff, John B. Thompson (Thompson) and moves this court to take judicial notice of the following:
The American Lawyer is reporting today, May 13, 2010, that the law firm of Greenberg Traurig has been sued for its willful participation in and facilitation of what it knew to be an illegal Ponzi scheme.
Attached hereto as Exhibit A is the American Lawyer article.
Note that by going on the Internet to the following link one can access the electronic version of
this article, embedded in which is a link to the actual Ponzi scheme complaint filed against Greenberg Traurig in federal court:
al&bu=Law.com&pt=LAWCOM%20Newswire&cn=NW_20100513&kw=Ponzi%20Investor%20Suit%20Targets%20Greenberg%20Traurig%2C%20Quarles%20%26%20 Brady .
It can be accessed by the PACER system as well, of course, Case 2:10-cv-01025-JWS.
Plaintiff asks this Honorable Court to take judicial notice of the formal filing of this complaint because the allegations therein corroborate the shocking culture of corruption that permeates the Greenberg Traurig law firm, which was retained by the defendant Florida Bar because
of, not in spite of, this firm-wide, top-to-bottom corruption.
The Florida Bar wanted a law firm that would be willing to do and say anything to protect its corrupted lawyer disciplinary system which the American Bar Association itself says is fatally flawed and highly susceptible to Corruption.
What a surprise (not) that Greenberg Traurig has insinuated itself onto the Board of Governors of the Arizona State Bar in order that that lawyer disciplinary entity might look the other way.
No lawyer in the Office of the Florida Attorney General, which should be representing The Florida Bar as the "official arm" of the Florida Supreme Court would be willing to do and say what The Bar's private sector law firm, Greenberg Traurig, has done to protect The Florida Bar from Thompson's rightful claims and the claims of others.
The Bar has Greenberg on permanent retainer to handle such claims, when it should be using the Office of the Attorney General of Florida.
If Greenberg Traurig enters a formal appearance on behalf of The Bar in this case, then plaintiff will file a motion to disqualify that firm, as certain lawyers therein will be indispensable fact witnesses herein.
That is one reason for this request of judicial notice.
For example, it is not a coincidence that Greenberg Traurig advised The Bar, as asserted in the First Amended Complaint, to waive all insurance coverage as to Thompson. It was so that Greenberg Traurig, without any insurance industry oversight, would be free to violate state and federal laws to harm Thompson.
It was The Bar's carrier that shut down The Bar's earlier illegal acts against Thompson.
The Bar had in Greenberg Traurig, as the federal lawsuit filed in Arizona District Court indicates, a corrupted law firm, ready, willing, and able to deprive Thompson of his constitutional rights just as it is alleged to have ripped off investors in Arizona.
The four million dollars paid out of Florida Bar members dues over the last several years bought a lot of lawyerly corruption-unavaialbe to it if the Florida Attorney General had been properly representing The Bar. Thompson can prove that The Bar certainly got its money's worth of corruption from Greenberg.
I hereby certify that a copy of this motion has been provided this 13th day of May, 2010, to all of the parties directly, as plaintiff is waiting to hear whether they will waive formal service of the summons and first amended complaint herein.
JOHN B. THOMPSON
Plaintiff pro se
5721 Riviera Drive
Coral Gables, Florida
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor
does truth become error because nobody will see it." -- Mahatma Gandhi
I and others have ample information suggesting that this particular law firm has been swimming for quite sometime in a culture of corruption that makes your allegations in the aforementioned suit plausible. When you see and can prove a lawyer lying in open court, in federal court no less, it is at least probative of what concerns your clients.
This law firm, for example, by virtue of its improper and illegal relationship with The Florida Bar, has helped turn our state's lawyer disciplinary machinery into a means by which corrupt law firms and lawyers are protected and innocent lawyers who are whistle-blowers are targeted illegally.
The Florida Bar, as a result, looked the other way when it knew or should have known that Scott Rothstein, who authored a huge Ponzi scheme here, had insinuated himself as an operative in The Florida Bar's disciplinary machinery to buy protection from The Bar.
The Bar was even skimming some of these Ponzi scheme monies to fund certain of its pet projects. ""
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