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FL - COLLETTE - 2012-07-10 Hearing Transcript

FL - COLLETTE - 2012-07-10 Hearing Transcript

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T;"i 'l''I-:IE CIRr::OJl' COU~:~T '.:.'HE STATE OF FLORID}''.,

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IN

TSE' En X'l'H lHJDTCIAL

CIRCUIT
OF

AND F"TR '!'!!:~ COrJN'J'Y

PASCO

Plalntiff,
'IS.

CASE NO. ~1-~012-CA-2~41W8

Bl\R}\0K OBA:.-.!A, THE J.liiEMBE;k.3 F S~'A~'b £ZEct'Tnn~ O CO~7Ml'l'TEE Or? '!'HE FI.r)KI~A ))gMOCRP-~TIC PAnTY,

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PROCbEDINGS: BEFOHS:

!I. El'.?ING

HONORJ\BLE

S'J'ANLEoY ?-. ~.nLLS

Circui~ C0vrt J~dge

si'~U~ Juc:ticl·31 GJ .t;·cui t N~N Fort Richey: Flur10d
DATF.:

July 10, 2012
tr:;ost
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PCiSCO

.Jud.i.c.l a l Cent.er
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530 l.i 1:-::1e Rvad !q'~l,.r I~()t.':r F~i.G11(~Y

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346.54

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,J03EPHIK

RegiAL~red

Nota r'y P,.l.l::lic

Prof~~8icndJ

Reporter

State of floLid&

a~ Large

,JUDY G. l-1(IU~\,.:\;·~J~ ASSOCIJI.TES S: G f; 3;) G':,ve rr lIn(~ t.D r i ve E Su i t.e 103 'j'sleprlun..:::

New Fort hL:'hey, (72'7;8J·;-1;::·'sr.:.

FL

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336')4 (727)817-~:'.03

EXHIBITB

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APPEAR1NG ON BEHALF OF
'I'P.F: I?LAl~fl'IFF:

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APPEAR :NG (m BEnAtE' OF
THE UKi'·:b:.NDA:'JT:
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MARZ: IrBRROH 2E:;(.1UIF.[-; ROSER'!' 'l'E':LFER, ESQ:'JlHE MESSER, C.~?l\~E.:t";D &: SELf

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'l'AL7,~t'\HA~SEE, Fl,Of~t1)A

POST OFF Ie! BOX 15S79

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Flo r ida

Clemccrat.:t,(',

Pa r.r.y and

:i:lY'·esio.:18:1i:

Ob&ma and

with

me here today i~ Ro~ Telfer a~j if I have ? hea~L attack and keel
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mout.rr-f.o-raout.h,
of
YOII.

Ut;i t: I)llgh::

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be er:cl1gn to scare

bot.n

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(){ay. ,1 t
!S

yD<11"

motion.

Your

reot i.ons , T

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IS
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M~. HEHR(~N: Y~S,

Your: nono!".

V',!e~1.ave tiled

a

series 0f motione.

The fIrst one we would like to

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:~.lismiss G.t~d/IJJ:' ~.:ran::;f~;!r fo-{; i;np:co:.per

venue

in

this

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section

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ar.d 'while

th€! p.l a.i nt x f f has

the

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choice of wh6r~ to fii~ file the
sui~ cons~ste~t

tha ~uil ~nltial1y, he had to wit~in th~ tGquiremcnts
cf

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-----------------------property
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1'7o':!, rhe re ' s no the~ni~ncted

or

lit:.q~,tJ,::;,n v1a.'3 Loce.t.ed ,

alleqatJJ~:!
ccmpLa.i n t,

ir1 t::hG comp Le i rrt ,
t.hat

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any of tha

de f er.dant s reflide

in

?aBGO

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there are no speciflc
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subj t;;!c-:' to
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allegatlons.

tnle veriue

s t a t ur.e , l.4hether

it'

So

Locct.ed

in

County cc any otLe,y

st.at u t;e .

So t he .issue

is

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re 1it::f t.na t de+ermi.nes

\l~!11Je

ana In tU.s

case

basIce l l y no ; pr i nt ed on z,a1Jots

as a condiciOi!:.e for

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are pr i.nt ..,ad on tne ba.lLot; is goverI1(;i,j by sccti.on

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you .li ko , but 25 the des ignatior.. c f e Lect.or s \v~:ll happen

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......--_=_·_COirJr;l:ctee

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des i qnat Lor; by the

State

E}:F;CU'!.;),ve

of

the

nemor:ra::.5.c Party of the Gover.:nor ..

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plc.C:'i~s

Lho::-~E;o el ect cz s it! thG hands

J'he GovernoJ: in

:'UTi1

~!U lrtLrect

the: Departre~m;:;

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candidates

on 'the (,J(;::w:..'raJ e l ect Lon ballot.

.\1:, t he se

procedures
t,.,rith respect

are set cut in section
to t.ho pli;1int:,~.f'f
IS

103.021, that's
with

alleg'ertions,

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a]legation! fo.r damage-so
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that set forth a~ allegation

of ~ SUiL

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,,·there the

act. Ct"f:8ti.n-?, the right
tf:C! t determines

to

br.ing And

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the

ac t xon occurred

t ae venue ,

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action

thdt

we tal-ked

about in teT.HLS of ~:he

Party

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given tc the G~varnor in Tallahassee.

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thiit i..r. j gger

of Stat~ ~o p~int the carnes of the 2ctual candldat0s

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if

we ~sed to get to ~he Gl~e~ issues 1~:1 be happy

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THE COURT:

Okay.

I assume cn~

Of

you folks is

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T am, Your Honor.

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don

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t

agre0

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r.h hin ..

Gf all, 1 dO want to :h~nk you for taking t~e time to

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Tim not s~re t~at any Court nas

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causes
or act.Lons

that

I 'iO!l'-r;:_

believe any Cour t; has

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order diacovery ~ga~nst ~he P~Qslden~ or ~he Unlled

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none tbe.t es s ! do tlt~li€'V'e: rnat

1: have pled valid

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2'1 TEE COURT: ',oV-2Ii t a Hllm;i"te. Let ;n~~make sure

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hasn't
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even bCIJu.gi;.t. up \<Jr.ether
yet .
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your

cause

of action

is

valid

He s ..say.i1Vd' 'lio\lic: or noz , ~~QU picked
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the weong place to filR

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raE COURT:

L,et's

ju:-'t

s ricj:

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that

ono .

fio

hasn't argued that other ane yet.
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the reet of his ~lme.

All r1g~t.

Wit~ re~pect to

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W;jshingt<:.m 19 20 21 DC, the- dRroagE'3 to mc, 1\)r. whicr! I 'm h~.rt! So

bringing my claim occnrred
t!"lerefoy.G,

to me ~n Pasco County.
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I bei.iev~~, as T cited

n t.he l'1cDo::miel

versus R~s~rve

Holdings case, ~hBt Pasco county And that'~ ~he essence

1s

the proper

vgnUG.

of wher~ I

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county.

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~h0 alleged cause of act~.on !n that case wpre

occur r ed in ;nect.ings chat

t cc k p:l2tce i~1 PalDl Reach

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\ar€~:esu-fficient

t o ShON

chat; venue was proper

in Palm

Boach CoU~ty for at least ons of th~
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causes of action the

anc; that

was

bflChl,lSE;'.

the meet i.nqs occur red that

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With
1"8SpeGt

to

tilE:

Tuc}:er

l~a'J0,

t:h~lL case

malp~actice
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occurreJ

In B£oward Coun~y but involved

s t at ement. i.n ch!;:.r.e about.

t hs a ':.:;"0\0,' lH::i~g shot

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~c~ion was in Dade County and therefore

t~e CourL

sa~d tha~ Dade County ~aB tt~ proper pl~c0 for VDnuo.

That is

rev

rSBpons~ on t~~( venue issue.

THE

cousr .

S·,:re.

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may have

been

in

:Oade,th~

e s serice

of

th~t

case

was

it

\-las a i;Qr1!:,

lust

like

what ::. brol.::.ght as torts.

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THE COURT:
you'
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All righ~.

Mr. CQllette,
I th.l.nt

L thin~
che

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L1C0rrect. on thaT..

l.eon Count.y is

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as to ~!he'the=- o.r no t

'f(m;laV~

the p,rop~r

parties.

I w0~ld urge Y0U to con~ider i~ isn't the

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the'l

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Sec~etftry of StaLe.
HR. COLL~.'I"':'E:: ~
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~n aware

of t.ha ~~, Your Hono r ,

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alone.

~ ~hlDk whoever you're g0ing to suo and ~gRin

these cth~~ folks are. in f~c~, Lh~ pcoper parties

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my knowledge,

a lEgal entity.

You p.robably wi~] have

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that. the p rope r "venue is c}"early· Leon County.

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so I'll

j1lst

be qui.er; s i.nce iLls

r.ct my Job to give

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to

dd sm.is s the

(_~,se.

free to t&k~ a sh0t aL Lhat, ~verybody
you nught
2.::'

else

~oe5,

80

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w.~lL

But unless

that

_:"'l.ui:''1g ge::s

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anot~~r

fillilg i~e i~ Leon county Qr do whatevGr

Y0U

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'rHE COTJR.T: Wel.L,

one way or the othe~.

c.Ler k ,

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app:::ec.:iatt:

vour

vrtlU,ngness

t.o ·trr.Hlsfe.c it

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think

tl'I'~) case

law makes

it

cleaL ~hat dfsmissal is not thA s9proprla~e thing to

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MR. COLLETTE:
NR. HERRCoN:

Thank yc~, yow~ HO~0~.
Du you ',·.'ar~tme to

prepare

an or de r

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l'BE CO~:-~ !uaJ iir!g a.dd1'0~S

Go a~lei3d and
u~
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and if you gol a
Ol_lmuBt.

ad'~;res.3 cr E~x

toY"

Mr. Collette, plea~e fax it to him. going to De a pI0lty
MR. HSRRr_)~~:Mr.

I thi~k i~'s

sImple ~rti~=.
Colh:tt.e ~:.",d -:- !eguiarly
mail

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GRch other on ~11 thase ~h!ngs.

II :,.hat is snoot; it
f)'lEU'

to f!~:n.

CnfoI"tun~t01y,

I nave

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HI bey,

If he Gands it and Y00 don't =e~pond, sayi~q
.: obi o~::t
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:~h.l,5 0rde!:",

t.hcr, he s gcdo n~ to
T

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MR. COI.LET'X'E: Oh, yeah. T'm going

to

accept

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THE COURT:

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But thlS i! going to be a vsry simple order

th&~

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1' to Leon County.

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ether

mot i ons t.t:at we pr eaent.ed ,

Lr;:\'::,r~ Connty 6

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aaaumi nc

j,t

stays else.

t.>~r:!~:~, to

S0~

that

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navcn ' t toucJ:l~i:d anything

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you.

tm.

HEPRON:

'fhank

you,

Your

I·!1)wn.

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STATE OF F10RIDA
'::'OIJN'!Y 01" ?ASe::]

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Rcpo~ter,

certify that I was aut~GyizGd to and dId

and :hat the transcript is a tru0 reu0rd.
l)l\.'l'ED

t n i.s :7 day ,,::of July,

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