Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Siemens Update

All Hinds County Circuit Court judges recused themselves in City of Jackson v. Siemens et al. 
Kingfish note: There is only one judge who should hear this one.

Jeff Weill.

Come on, Supremes, DO IT!!!!

You could recall Chapman from retirement, but frankly we need to have some fun.  Singletary is available as is McKenzie.  However, the former Hinds County Circuit judge should be the one to hear the case.  This NEEDS to happen. Make it happen. 


Anonymous said...

What do you care? It seems that Siemens, McNeil, Socrates, MAC, ect need to get screwed just Jackson has been. It’s time they were the fish getting shot in the barrel. karma

Anonymous said...

What Judges? They're just clowns in robes that got elected. Honesty, integrity, unafraid, impartial, non-political, unbiased, unbought, all describe the real jurist. These are just clowns in robes.

Too bad they can't permanently recuse themselves.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the local politicians, judges and these crooked business men’s bank accounts are tied together somewhere down the line. They know it would come out so they took the easy way out hoping no one would notice. I would not be suprised to find out the Blackmons are involved in this, sure smells like they’ve been in here

Anonymous said...

KF, the Chief is not going to appoint a chancellor - either of your suggestions or any other - to hear a Circuit case. Thought you knew your law better than that.

Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised that not even a Hinds County judge would be stupid enough to want to be anywhere near this fiasco? Mayor Chuckeye filed a lawsuit alleging, generally, that Siemens sold the city a non-working water system just as the city's water department issued a friggin' press release that stated in no uncertain terms that it employs a bunch of criminals and it is the victim of uncontrolled theft and tampering from those employees and residents of the city. If you leave your car running with the driver's door wide open in a crime-filled slum with a loaded pistol, a can of gasoline and lighter on the passenger seat, you have no viable case against the automaker when it is stolen, used in a drive-by and left burning in an abandoned lot.

Anonymous said...

And the comment about all the lawyers that will be making a fortune on this mess is coming in 3 . . 2. . .1 . . .


Anonymous said...

They kind of had to recuse yall. That is the hazard of elected judges, all of the defendants likely contributed to all of the races. That's just how it works, and not just in Hinds.

Anonymous said...

It should not be hard to find some senior status judge to rubber-stamp Siemens' MSJ, which will all but end this thing. Hell, that judge could grant it under the theory of "nol prossing" and if Jackson's lawyers are foolish enough to appeal, the MSSC is gonna affirm (right decision, wrong reason). The funny thing is that Jackson might be wishing for removal to the Fed itsownself right about now while Siemens' lawyers, if they can stop laughing, just want any judge that can hold a pen steady long enough to sign his or her name to the order.

Anonymous said...

Why in hell is Kingfish posturing for Weill? That guy has more baggage than a 747 sitting on the tarmac at Medgar Wylie.

Unless you want more comedy.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:42, the blog czar is posted this because of the big check from JG. Goal is to help the defendants squash this as they have other similar deals all over the state and they risk losing millions.

Anonymous said...

Please let me know via post here. Why do some of you seem to think there will be an appointed special judge? Why not just a change of venue? Are you saying the defendants bought off the entire judiciary in Hinds County?

Anonymous said...

The judges probably recused because they live in Jackson and are customers who get water bills. Just a guess. Venue still proper in Hinds County. There will just be a special judge appointed. My bet: Larry Roberts. Weill is a Jackson resident too, so no go on him.

Anonymous said...

6:31: Because there is no judge to grant a change of venue, they all recused.

Anonymous said...

The commenters here apparently went to the “Too Sweet” school of law where you just string random legal words into sentences and think you’ve said something meaningful.

1. Venue - change of venue is a concept that has to do with what county has jurisdiction to hear the case. It can also be moved if too inconvenient to the parties (too far away for witnesses to travel). That will never happen here. And judge recusal is not and never has been in the history of the state a basis for venue change. The Supreme Court will simply appoint a Judge from outside of Hinds to hear the case in Hinds.

2. Judge can “nol pros,”. Lol, this is a criminal concept where the prosecutor chooses not to continue prosecuting the case. A civil case cannot be “nol prossed” by a Judge. The defendant can move for dismissal and the judge can rule or the plaintiff can change their mind and seek dismissal, and it is still up to the judge to decide how to proceed, but never a “nol prossing” theory imposed by a Judge in a civil case.

3. The judges that recused are corrupt? Maybe, but not because they recused. Recusal is giving away power. Giving away power is the opposite of corruption. It is the right thing to do when there could be a myriad of reasons why the appearance of impropriety could be raised by a Judge continuing to serve.

I have ll the faith that the Supreme Court will choose a senior status Judge who has no connection to any of the parties and will handle the case fairly. And there is zero chance that will be Weill. It will most certainly be a Judge who served outside the district, does not get water from the city of Jackson and has no other connection to the parties.

Anonymous said...

Attn 10:22PM, re: "nol prossing"

Clearly, you are not properly keeping up with your CLE. "Nol Prossing" is a new, radical, and general purpose Mississippi legal theory recently introduced by the Hinds County DA's office. Apparently it is used when the attorney drafting the pleading draws a blank but is just sure some Latinish-sounding stuff would be really effective right then and there...(GRIN).

PS - It was a joke based on a recent JJ post and "nol prossing" is gibberish; at best, one could argue that a tortuously-punctuated " 'nolle pros' -ing ( or -ed)" was a marginal colloquialism. Note the "(right decision, wrong reason)" at the end of that sentence.

Anonymous said...

Joseph Sclafani would be an excellent choice to preside over the case. He lives in Clinton, Second Judicial District of Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

6:23 - I think the word you were looking for is quash, not squash. You've been in the garden too long. Otherwise, your post makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

The rats are jumping ship because their hands are also dirty.

Anonymous said...

The judges aren't recusing themselves because they "live in Jackson". More likely, the judges have been the beneficiaries of (legal) political election help from Socrates, both Wallaces, and others included in this lawsuit. This is probably well-known and if not, will eventually be in the light, so these judges wisely have nipped it in the bud by removing themselves from hearing the case.

Weill would be an excellent choice to hear this case, because he has nothing to lose, as he probably is done with elective politics. He can be completely objective, make his ruling, and then go back home. BTW, I'd predict a series of settlements over the next two years rather than a trial and verdict.

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