Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Carlos Moore sanctioned again.

Carlos the Clown was sanctioned yet again.  A Leflore County Judge sanctioned attorney Carlos Moore for $27,467 after he failed to appear in court for a trial because he had a "speaking engagement" in Texas.

Mr. Moore sued a doctor and medical clinic in Leflore County Circuit Court on behalf of Lue Sanders in 2014.  The attorney associated the law firm of Brown, Bass, & Jeter, PLLC on the lawsuit even though the Plaintiff never agreed to this association.  The court set the trial to begin on September 5, 2017.  It scheduled the trial on November 30, 2016.

Brown, Bass, & Jeter filed a motion to withdraw from the case on August 18, 2017.  The court approved the withdrawal ten days later without objection from anyone.  Then the fun started for Carlos the Clown.

Mr. Moore filed a motion to withdraw, motion to continue, and a motion to assert lien on Friday, September 1, 2017.  That date was one business day before the start of the scheduled trial.  The Grenada attorney claimed "he had a scheduling conflict and would be out of state on September 5, 2017."  However, the order states that Mr. Moore "never stated the nature of his conflict."  The defense would have none of a delay and "presented evidence that Attorney Moore had a speaking engagement in Texas on that day."

However, Mr. Moore was not through with making excuses to the court.  He said that he had "a previous obligation for a trial commencing on September 12, 2017 in Shelby, County, Tennessee."  However, the court found that the scheduling order for that trial was entered seven months after the scheduling order for the present case.

September 5, 2017 rolled around at the Leflore County Courthouse and everyone was present but Carlos Moore.  Even the plaintiff was in court that day.  Mr. Moore sent another lawyer to argue for a continuance.  The court "reluctantly" granted the continuance but "asked the defendant to submit a cost bill for his attendance and his witnesses for their unnecessary trial preparation.

The defense said attorney's fees were $13,747 and expert witness fees were $13,720.  The court ordered Mr. Moore to reimburse the defendant for the fees within thirty days.

Carlos the Clown filed a motion for reconsideration.  He argued that the defendant had not actually paid the fees and that specific proof of such payment was required.  He also claimed that that he was denied a chance to argue his side to the court before the sanctions were imposed.  However, Mr. Moore threw a bone to the court and offered to pay reasonable expenses "that were actually needlessly incurred, if any.  The court denied the motion.

Mr. Moore appealed the sanctions to the Mississippi Supreme Court in January.

Kingfish note: $500 sanction in Belhaven case, $3,000 sanction in Tupelo case, Sanctions in Montgomery County that were settled out of court.  The fines and fees are starting to add up for Mr. Moore. 


Note: Order is on page 12 in the documents posted below. 


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let the record show that I say HA HA HA!

Anonymous said...

Why don't they just disbar this clown? Maybe that will keep him out of the much beloved spotlight.

Anonymous said...

Carlos is an absolute idiot. There is no way he shouldn't be disbarred. Any law firm that associates with him will lose whatever credibility they have. Its gone from bad to worse after the Belhaven lawsuit. I wouldn't let him represent my dog.

Anonymous said...

He probably would have gotten away with it if it had been any other judge in the Delta.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Donner!!! Hitched your journowagon and the already meager reputation of your free entertainment weekly to a real winner.

When are you going to report Ladd with an update on Wayne Parish? You salivated profusely (2017 Most Intriguing) in advance of the jury trial you were sure was going to produce results for your hate agenda. Now, NOTHING.

#LaddFRAUD

Anonymous said...

And yet Clarksdale made him City Judge.

Anonymous said...

A non-attorney here. Is there some sort of rule that after x number of sanctions an attorney is disbarred? Carlos is a worthless parasite and should not be allowed to practice law any longer in this state.

Anonymous said...

I laughed when I read he "sent another attorney." He once "sent another attorney" to a 30(b)(6) corporate representative deposition. The poor kid had not even the slightest clue what to do. He asked some general background questions, and concluded the deposition in about 10 minutes, after barely establishing that the deponent was an appropriate representative. There was a 7 page deposition transcript. Simply laughable. My client and I just kinda smirked at one another. For what it's worth, settled the case for basically a cost of defense basis, for less than the alleged medicals. Client and Carlos walked away with basically nothing.

Anonymous said...

11:15....Carlos aside, if you settled a case for less than the defendant's medical expenses, you should be disbarred. Yet you're proud of it?

Anonymous said...

Ole Carlos is still hangin' in there. As long as he's not disbarred sooner or later his ship is gonna come in. It does not matter what judges think of him, and it does not matter what other lawyers think of him... as long as he can keep his name on the lips of the vast majority of uniformed people out there who don't know a supreme court justice from a justice court judge he's got a shot. Law is mostly a hustle anyway.

Anonymous said...

11:15 is a slightly smarter, whiter version of Carlos. Dresses better, drives a nicer vehicle, but does just as much damage to the legal profession as Carlos without being as entertaining.

Mississippi DAs for Soros said...

Somebody contact George Soros. I think Mississippi has another Donkeycrat he can own, er, support.

Anonymous said...

12:27, who is presumably 12:38 too......If the case was settled for less than the plaintiff's medical expenses, that means one of two things. Either the case was a weak one with little proof the defendant was even liable to begin with (which is true in many, many of Carlos' cases) and in which there was a very good chance the jury would not find the defendant at fault. Or the plaintiff bore some of the fault and liability for the claim. Your criticism of 11:15 is woefully uninformed. Before you make any future posts, you may want to consider the old adage "Speak not of what you don't know".

Anonymous said...

Jeesh, Moore cited to "F.R.A.P." in his interlocutory appeal (Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure" instead of "M.R.A.P." (the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure).

Anonymous said...

Attn 12:59 I doubt if Moore knows the difference between F.R.A.P. and M.R.A.P., I know I don't.

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time the legal profession was known for it's strict adherence to ethical standards. Lawyers could actually embarrass themselves. Not any more. P.T. Barnum would be embarrassed in the company of most lawyers. Carlos is just the poster child for this crap. His ethics (or lack thereof) prevail. That's why he's not disbarred!

Anonymous said...

12:27, let me add to the rebuke appropriately given by 12:58 - it was said "alleged medicals", not "medicals". I am sure it was just a convenient drop of the adjective on your part, but in any case that could be a significant difference. In Carlos's case, I am sure it would almost always be a major difference.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, 12:27, the DEFENDANT wouldn't be the one with the medical bills........that would, um, be the PLAINTIFF. But thanks for playing, anyway!

12:27 said...

4:30 - Ummm; I'm aware of that and my point remains the same. Any attorney who participates in such a charade on either side of the swinging gate should be disbarred. If a defense attorney engages in slight of hand that denies a plaintiff his right to recover medical damages....he's an asshole.

I'm 12:27 but not 12:38 and thanks for having your head up your ass.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Mississippi Bar?

Anonymous said...

"Once upon a time the legal profession was known for it's strict adherence to ethical standards(3:32)." Uh, you mind telling me when that was?

Anonymous said...

to 5;45am............... thats a good question

Anonymous said...

7:31, how are you able to comment from Pluto? That is some great internet service.

Here in the USA, on the planet Earth, we have an "adversarial" system of justice. There are other systems, but this one is ours.

No defense lawyer EVER has an obligation to make sure that a plaintiff recovers. It's the plaintiff's job to prove his case. If the plaintiff has a lousy lawyer, that is not the defense's fault.

If a plaintiff settles for less than the alleged medicals, that typically means what's been said upthread: the plaintiff had either a lousy case, or a lousy lawyer, or both.

(And, although our system wears blinders in this regard, any "medicals" often turn out to have been paid by insurance, and if they're substantial, the insurer often seeks to recover them from the judgment. So you're probably crying either for Medicare, Medicaid, or Blue Cross.)

Anonymous said...

In reference to the comment above, even in situations when they’ve been confronted with conduct warranting sanctions from opposing counsel, I would wager most lawyers would be extremely reluctant to file a Bar complaint. It brings to mind the old adage warning against wrestling with a pig ... you get covered in mud and the pig likes it. Likewise, while a court can take the initiative, I would bet that a judge that imposed sanctions would be inclined to think that was enough. That leaves the Mississippi Bar. All of these sanctions have been reported and are public record, so you would think the Bar would be aware of it. It is possible, I suppose, that the Bar is waiting for these appeals by Mr. Moore to run their course before getting involved.

Anonymous said...

8:52....spin that bullshit with your two buddies at Shuckers. The point made was that if EITHER attorney screws somebody out of medicals or celebrates on facebook that fact, he/she is a punk-ass attorney. It's sort of like celebrating the kicking of a dog or pissing on a man's wooden leg, then running off laughing. Get it?

Anonymous said...

5:04, he didn't say anything about screwing somebody out of medicals. He said he didn't pay "alleged medicals". Knowing Attorney Carlos, what he claims were medicals might have been visits to the Toys R Us across the street from the Doc's office - having nothing to do with the actual case.

Not paying 'alleged medicals' is what I damn sure would want my attorney to fight - you keep on working to keep the man's wooden leg dry. I'll keep on fighting to get scumbag attorneys like Moore out of the courtroom, and the profession.

Anonymous said...

Carlos has done it again....This time his lies and lack of performance has caused another client to face the possibility of having the case to be dismissed.He needs to not be able to practice anywhere due to his unethical practices and it’s obvious that he has no heart for his clients
He is all about himself....

Anonymous said...

Carlos client was fired on FMLA. And he tries to settle a case without any monetary value after not meeting the discovery deadlines

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