SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

OFFICE OF THE CLERK
WASHINGTON, DC 20543-0001

April 16, 2013

Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 RE: Gillespie v. Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, et al.
No: 12-7747
Dear Mr. Gillespie: The papers pertaining to the above-entitled case that were received April 15, 2013 are herewith returned. Rehearing was denied April 15, 2013. This case is considered closed in this Court, and no further consideration by this Court is possible.

Sincerely,

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Clayton R. Higgins, Jr. (202) 479-3019

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April 9, 2013 Clerk of the Court Supreme Court of the United States 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543 RE: Rule 21 Motion to correct and supplement petition for rehearing, No. 12-7747, Gillespie v. Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, FL, et al. for writ of certiorari Dear Clerk of the Supreme Court: Tomorrow, April 10, 2013, I will send by U.P.S. next day delivery a Rule 21 motion to correct and supplement my petition for rehearing Petition No. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari.
There are significant developnlents with The Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association,
that affect this petition for rehearing, and other issues to present.
I had planned to send this sooner, but have been delayed by disability, and a home foreclosure.
Monday I filed on the last day permitted a Rule 59(e) motion to alter or amend the judgment in
my foreclosure case, 5: 13-cv-00058-WTH-PRL, Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division.
I regret the inconvenience this delay has caused. Thank you.

Telephone: (352) 854-7807 Enlail: neilgillespie@mfi.net Enclosures cc: Counsel

April 10, 2013 Clerk of the Court Supreme Court of the United States 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543 RE: Rule 21 Motion to correct and supplement petition for rehearing, No. 12-7747, G-illespie v. Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, FL, et al. for writ of certiorari Dear Clerk of the Supreme Court: Please find enclosed my Rul~ 21 motion to correct and supplement my petition for rehearing Petition No. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari. The original and ten copies are enclosed. Also enclosed is a Rule 29 proof of service, and a certificate of good faith. Also enclosed are a number of separate volume appendices. I had planned to file this sooner, but have been delayed by disability, and a home foreclosure. Monday I filed on the last day permitted a Rule 59(e) motion to alter or amend the judgment, and affidavit of bias, 28 U.S.C. 144, in my foreclosure case, 5: 13-cv-00058-WTH-PRL, Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division. Wednesday I filed a Notice of Appeal in the foreclosure, with notice to the state court. Copies of the Clerk-stamped cover pages for the filings are enclosed. Respectfully I ask this motion be presented, or notice of its arrival provided, to the Court soon as possible, as my petition for rehearing was distributed March 27, 2013 for Conference of April 12, 2013. Time is of the essence. I apologize for my delay, and regret the inconvenience my delay has caused. Thank you.

Telephone: (352) 854-7807
Email: neilgillespie@mfi.net
cc: Counsel shown on the Rule 29 certificate of service Enclosures

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RULE 59(e) MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND A JUDGMENT Motion to Disqualify the Hon. Wm. Terrell Hodges Defendants Neil J. Gillespie, as co-trustees, and Neil J. Gillespie, move pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 59(e) to Alter or Amend the Judgment In A Civil Case (Doc. 20) entered March 11, 2013, and state as follows: 1. The trial judge, Senior Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges, has multiple conflicts of interest in

this case, with Bank of America, mortgage foreclosure, and conflicts of interest with Defendant Neil J. Gillespie. Those conflicts are set forth in a the Affidavit of Neil J. Gillespie and appendix that accompanies this motion to disqualify Judge Hodges, under the following federal statutes: 28 U.S.C. 144, Bias or prejudice ofjudge 28 U.S.C. 455, Disqualification ofjustice, judge, or magistrate judge Recusal is required when "the probability of actual bias on the part of the judge or decisionmaker is too high to be constitutionally tolerable," Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., Inc., 556 U.S. 868, 129 S.Ct. 2252. 2. Senior federal judges like Senior Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges are unconstitutional, see Are

Senior Judges Unconstitutional? 92 Cornell Law Review 453 (2007), by the Hon. David R. Stras,

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AFFIDAVIT OF NEIL J. GILLESPIE - 28 U.S.C. 144 Bias or prejudice ofjudge Neil J. Gillespie, under oath, testifies as follows: 1. My name is Neil J. Gillespie, and I am over eighteen years of age. This affidavit is given

on personal knowledge unless otherwise expressly stated. 2. I am a Defendant in this federal court action personally, and as co-trustees of the

Gillespie Family Living Trust Agreement Dated February 10, 1997. 3. The trial judge, Senior Judge Wm. Terrell Hodges, has multiple conflicts of interest in

this case, with Bank of America, home mortgage foreclosure, and conflicts of interest with me. Those conflicts are set forth below. 28 U.S.C. 455 requires disqualification of a justice, judge, or magistrate judge "in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned." 28 U.S.C. 455(a) Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned. I believe a reasonable person reading the facts in this affidavit would conclude Judge Hodge's impartiality might be reasonably questioned.

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NOTICE OF APPEAL Notice is given that Defendants Neil J. Gillespie, as co-trustees, and Neil J. Gillespie, hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit the Judgment In A Civil Case (Doc. 20) entered March 11, 2013. Defendants also appeal the following: 1. Failure of Judge Hodgers to recuse for conflict of interest with Bank of America, N.A. (Doc. 18) 2. Failure of the Court to grant Defendants leave to proceed in fornla pauperis. (Doc. 6, Doc. 8) 3. Failure of the Court to grant Defendants permission to e-file on the CM/ECF system. (Doc. 7) 4. Failure of the Court to require Plaintiffs compliance, Rule 7.1 Disclosure Statement. (Doc. 14) 5. Failure of the Court to rule on Defendants Rule 11 motion for sanctions. (Doc. 15) 6. Failure of the Court to rule on Defendants Rule 55 motion for default judgment. (Doc. 16) 7. Failure of the Court to rule on Defendants Rule 72 objection to magistrate judge's order. (Doc. 17) 8. Failure of the Court to rule on Defendants Rule 60(b)(3) motion for relief from magistrate order. (Doc. 17). 9. Failure of the Court to consider Defendants Rule 5.1 constitutional challenge to 12 U.S.C. § 1715z-20­ Insurance of home equity conversion mortgage for elderly homeowners. (Doc. 18). 10. Order Remanding Case (Doc. 19) entered March 7, 2013.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY CASE NO.: 2013-115-CAT REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. NEIL J. GILLESPIE, AS CO-TRUSTEES, et. aI, Defendants.
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NOTICE OF FILING Defendants Neil J. Gillespie, as co-trustees, and Neil J. Gillespie, hereby notice the filing of the following documents in a related federal court action, REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS INC v. NEIL J. GILLESPIE AND MARK GILLESPIE AS CO-TRUSTEES OF THE GILLESPIE FAMILY LIVING TRUST AGREEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 10, 1997, et aI., case no. 5: 13-cv-58-oc-WTH-PRL, US District Court, Middle District, Florida, Ocala Div.: 1. RULE 59(e) MOTION TO ALTER OR AMEND A JUDGMENT and Motion to

Disqualify the Hon. Wm. Terrell Hodges, filed April 8, 2013. 2. AFFIDAVIT OF NEIL J. GILLESPIE - 28 U.S.C. 144 Bias or prejudice ofjudge, filed

April 8, 2013. 3. NOTICE OF APPEAL filed April 10, 2013.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED April 10, 2013.

NEIL J. GILLESPIE
8092 SW 115th Loop
Ocala, Florida 34481
Email: neilgillespie@mfi.net
Phone: 352-854-7807

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No: 12-7747

IN THE

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER
vs.
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS

PETITIONER'S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT
PETITION FOR REHEARING OF AN ORDER DENYING
PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

Submitted April 10, 2013
by
Neil J. Gillespie, pro se
8092 SW 115th Loop
Ocala, Florida 34481
Telephone: (352) 854-7807
Email: neilgillespie@mfi.net

APR f 5 2013
OFFICE OF THE CLIiPN(
SUPREME COUAT: U.S.

LIST OF PARTIES All parties do not appear in the caption of the case on the cover page. A list of all parties to the proceeding in the court whose judgment is the subject of this petition is as follows: ___________________ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, no. 12-11213 District Court no: 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Civil rights and disability law. Misuse and denial of justice under the color of law. Plaintiff: (1) Neil J. Gillespie Defendants: (10 + 5 individually) Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Florida Claudia Rickert Isom, Circuit Judge, and individually (Fla. Bar ID 200042) James M. Barton, II, Circuit Judge, and individually (Fla. Bar ID 189239) Martha J. Cook, Circuit Judge, and individually (Fla. Bar ID 242640) David A. Rowland, Court Counsel, and individually (Fla. Bar ID 861987) Gonzalo B. Casares, ADA Coordinator, and individually *Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. **Ryan Christopher Rodems, Attorney at Law (Fla. Bar ID: 947652) The Law Office of Robert W. Bauer, P.A. Robert W. Bauer, Attorney at Law (Fla. Bar ID: 11058) * ** NO PARTY INTEREST, see Petitioner’s Rule 12.6 Notice to the Clerk of the Court, submitted January 22, 2013 (Nominal parties) ___________________ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, no. 12-11028 District Court no: 5:11-cv-00539-WTH-TBS Civil rights and disability law, civil RICO, antitrust, commerce, estate claims. Misuse and denial of justice under the color of law. Plaintiffs: (2) Neil J. Gillespie Estate of Penelope Gillespie (deceased) Defendants: (4 + 1 individually) Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Florida James M. Barton, II, Circuit Court Judge, and individually (Fla. Bar ID 189239) The Law Office of Robert W. Bauer, P.A. Robert W. Bauer, Attorney at Law (Fla. Bar ID: 11058)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF PARTIES ......................................................................................................................ii TABLE OF CONTENTS..............................................................................................................iii MOTION TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING OF AN ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ................................................................1 Part 1 - Matters Concerning The Florida Bar......................................................................1 Part 2 - U.S. v. Terry, No. 11-4130, U.S. Sixth Circuit......................................................3 Part 3 - Disability Accommodation ....................................................................................6 REASONS FOR GRANTING THE MOTION.............................................................................13 INDEX TO ATTACHED APPENDICES Email of Kim Pruett-Barry received March 25, 2013............................................... APPENDIX A Letter of Maj. James Livingston, January 12, 2011...................................................APPENDIX B Disability letter of Court Counsel David A Rowland................................................APPENDIX C Accu-Check Compass Meter Download Report for Neil Gillespie...........................APPENDIX D INDEX TO SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDICES SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Request for Investigation to Florida Bar President Gwynne Alice Young March 28, 2013 for witness tampering and obstruction of justice in the complaint against Robert W. Bauer, TFB No. 2013-00,540 (8B) SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Original transcript of telephone call - Kimberley Pruett-Barry October 3, 2012, and audio CD SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Opinion, U.S. V. Terry, 11-4130, U.S. Sixth Circuit SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Honest Services Fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1346, Respondent Martha J. Cook

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SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Transcript, September 28, 2010, Final Summary Judgment, Civil Contempt Errata Sheet, Neil J. Gillespie SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Affidavit of Neil J. Gillespie, April 25, 2011 SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Three Formulations of the Nexus Requirement in Reasonable Accommodations Law. 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013)

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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES CITED AUTHORITIES U.S. v. Terry, No. 11-4130, U.S. Sixth Circuit Decision February 14, 2013, prohibits official (judge) from accepting things of value “in return for” official acts. 18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2) PAGE NUMBER Opinion appears in a separate appendix 3-5

Tampa Bay Times, Unopposed judges quietly keep their seats Appendix 8 by Lucy Morgan, Senior Correspondent, May 2, 2008 5 http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/state/unopposed-judges-quietly-keep-their-seats/485804 Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., Inc., 556 U.S. 868, 129 S.Ct. 2252 Recusal required when “the probability of actual bias on the part of the judge or decisionmaker is too high to be constitutionally tolerable,” Withrow v. Larkin, 421 U. S. 35, 47. Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963) No indigent person should be unrepresented when his or her freedom is at stake. 18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2). Bribery of public officials and witnesses 18 U.S.C. § 1341, Frauds and swindles (Mail fraud) 4

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18 U.S.C. § 1346, Definition of “scheme or artifice to defraud” 3-6 For the purposes of this chapter, the term “scheme or artifice to defraud” includes a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services. Florida Statutes, Section 839.13, Falsifying records.— (West’s F.S.A., Appendix 6) 3-6 (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), if any judge, justice...or any person whatsoever, shall...falsify....any record, process,...or any paper filed in any judicial proceeding in any court of this state, or shall knowingly and willfully....conceal any issue...or falsify any document or instrument recorded, or filed in any court...or falsify any minutes, documents...or any proceedings whatever of or belonging to any public office within this state; or if any person shall cause or procure any of the offenses aforesaid to be committed, or be in anywise concerned therein, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Florida Statutes, Section 837.06, False official statements.—Whoever knowingly 3-6 makes a false statement in writing with the intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of his or her official duty shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. vi

U.S. Const. amend. V Due Process, Life, Liberty, Property U.S. Const. amend. XIV Due Process, Life, Liberty, Property; Equal Protection Due Process, article by Peter Strauss Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/due_process The Constitution states only one command twice. The Fifth Amendment says to the federal government that no one shall be "deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law." The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, uses the same eleven words, called the Due Process Clause, to describe a legal obligation of all states. These words have as their central promise an assurance that all levels of American government must operate within the law ("legality") and provide fair procedures.... Equal Protection, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/equal_protection The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits States from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. See U.S. Const. amend. XIV. In other words, the laws of a state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances....By denying states the ability to discriminate, the equal protection clause of the Constitution is crucial to the protection of civil rights....Generally, the question of whether the equal protection clause has been violated arises when a state grants a particular class of individuals the right to engage in an activity yet denies other individuals the same right... Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq. ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 701 et. seq. 6-12

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F.S. 784.048 Stalking; definitions; penalties.— (relevant portions) 6-12 (1) As used in this section, the term: (a) “Harass” means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes substantial emotional distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose. (b) “Course of conduct” means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, which evidences a continuity of purpose. The term does not include constitutionally protected activity such as picketing or other organized protests. (4) A person who, ....after any other court-imposed prohibition of conduct toward the subject person or that person’s property, knowingly, willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. F.S. 784.0485 Stalking; injunction; powers and duties of court and clerk; petition; notice and vii

hearing; temporary injunction; issuance of injunction; statewide verification system; enforcement. Set out in a separate volume appendix. State ex rel. Florida Bar v. Evans, 94 So.2d 730 (1957). Attorney is an officer of the court and an essential component of the administration of justice, and, as such, his conduct is subject to judicial supervision and scrutiny. American Bar Association (ABA) video “The S.O.B. Litigator Vignettes” (1990) Intentional Infliction of Severe Emotional Distress To state a cause of action for intentional infliction of severe emotional distress, a compliant must allege four elements: 1. deliberate or reckless infliction of mental suffering; 2. outrageous conduct; 3. the conduct caused the emotional distress; and; 4. the distress was severe; Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Steadman, 968 So. 2d 592, 594-95 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007) 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013) Three Formulations of the Nexus Requirement in Reasonable Accommodations Law. http://www.harvardlawreview.org/issues/126/march13/Note_9452.php http://www.harvardlawreview.org/media/pdf/vol126_reasonable_accomodations_law.pdf Gillespie v. Barker, Rodems & Cook, PA, et al., case no. 05-CA-7205, Hillsborough Co., FL, Order On Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss And Strike, Jan. 13, 2006. (Hon. Richard Nielsen). Clement, Blomefield and Gillespie v. AMSCOT Corporation, Case no. 99-2795-CIV-T-26C, U.S. District Court, M.D.Fla., Tampa, Order (Doc. 116) August 1, 2001. (Hon. Richard Lazzara) Clement, Blomefield, and Gillespie v. AMSCOT Corporation, Case No. 01-14761-AA, U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals 6-12

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Petitioner’s Rule 21 Motion For Leave To Correct And Supplement PETITION FOR REHEARING OF AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI Respectfully appearing pro se, petitioner Neil J. Gillespie, henceforth in the first person, moves the Court to correct and supplement his petition for rehearing (“petition”), and states: Part 1 - Matters Concerning The Florida Bar Information included in the petition on page 11 about a letter received from Florida Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft unfortunately has typographical errors needing correction. Ms. Craft’s letter contained “Exhibit A”, a copy of an email from Kim Pruett-Barry, a client of Mr. Bauer, who had been contacting me for several months with complaints about him. • • The letter was received Saturday March 16, 2013, not March 15th as mistakenly stated. Emails Ms. Pruett sent me show she was not satisfied with Mr. Bauer; the word “not” was inadvertently omitted. Subsequent to filing my petition March 18, 2013 Ms. Pruett again contacted me by email March 25, 2013 to repudiate “Exhibit A”, her email expressing satisfaction with Mr. Bauer. It appears Ms. Pruett somehow learned that I raised the issue in my petition for rehearing, and sent the email below to correct the record. Kim Pruett emailed me this message March 25, 2013: From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 6:13 PM Subject: Whatever you need from me! Neil! I had to back off from your complaint because we had to keep Bauer as our Atty, BUT NO MORE!! I will call Annemarie Craft first thing in the morning!

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I fired Bauer today without even having another Atty to represent us and yes it has been going on this long. He has failed to follow through on EVERYTHING, yet he has racked up a bill that we will never be able to pay. YOU ARE RIGHT IN EVERYTHING YOU SAY about Bauer following through on ANYTHING and then when you ask him why something is not done it is ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER! I will be filing Arbitration throught the State Bar to get our fees back. I am YOUR witness, USE ME! Sincerely, Kimberly Pruett I forwarded on March 29, 2013 the above email to Gwynne Young, President of The Florida Bar, along with a 14-page written request, with appendix, for an investigation of witness tampering and obstruction of justice in my open complaint against Mr. Bauer, TFB No. 2013-00,540 (8B). Among other things, someone contacted Anna Hodges, another unhappy Bauer client, with a false report of my death. My letter, the appendix, and email to Florida Bar Pres. Gwynne Young appear in a separate volume appendix. My letter to Ms. Young of March 28, 2013 concludes: Ms. Young, the requested investigation into witness tampering and obstruction of justice may vindicate Ms. Pruett-Barry. In that case it would show Robert W. Bauer is engaged in the worst kind of misconduct possible: Betrayal of his clients with malice aforethought. Mr. Bauer may have discovered the perfect crime: He represents himself to clients as a specialist in attorney malpractice, and once retained, bleeds the client of funds in a “fake representation” that is intended to break the client, and intended to protect the subject attorney. This looks like a pattern of racketeering that is aided and abetted by other attorneys, such as Ryan Christopher Rodems, Eugene P. Castagliuolo, and Catherine Barbara Chapman in my cases. Ms. Young, is The Florida Bar part of this racketeering activity? A recording and transcript of Kim Pruett’s initial phone call October 3, 2012 to me appears in a separate volume appendix. The question of racketeering activity and Florida Bar complaints is a public interest matter affecting millions of consumers of legal services in interstate commerce.

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Part 2 - U.S. v. Terry, No. 11-4130, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals A decision February 14, 2013 in U.S. v. Terry, No. 11-4130, U.S. Sixth Circuit is of a substantial or controlling effect, which I intended to, but did not present with my petition March 18, 2013 due to disability related illness, discussed in Part 3. The petition contained 12 pages, three pages less than the Rule 33.2(b) limit. I move to submit the three pages now. U.S. v. Terry affirmed a jury conviction against former Judge Steven J. Terry of several honest services fraud violations, citing federal anti-corruption statutes, one of which prohibits an official from accepting things of value “in return for” official acts. 18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2). In U.S. v. Terry, the government proved to a jury that Terry accepted from political benefactor Frank Russo campaign donations, a thing of value, in return for official acts, improper rulings on summary judgment. An FBI wiretap provided evidence of the crime. The government proved that the defendant used the mail to carry out a “scheme or artifice to defraud” another, 18 U.S.C. § 1341, of “the intangible right of honest services.” 18 U.S.C. § 1346. In my case, Respondent Judge Martha J. Cook accepted campaign donations from Respondent Ryan C. Rodems, and two of my former lawyers, his partners William J. Cook and Jonathan Alpert, in return for improper rulings on summary judgment, and civil contempt, during ex parte hearings September 28, 2010 in Gillespie v. Barker, Rodems & Cook, 05-CA-7205. Hillsborough Deputy Christopher E. Brown, and Major James Livingston, provided evidence the Respondents falsified the record of the hearing. The Respondents used the mail to carry out their “scheme or artifice to defraud” me of “the intangible right of honest services.” 18 U.S.C. § 1346. I only attended one of three hearings before Judge Cook September 28, 2010. The first was my spoken motion to disqualify Judge Cook on the basis that she was a Defendant in Gillespie v. The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Florida, et al, 5:10-cv-503, a § 1983 civil rights and

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disability lawsuit. Judge Cook refused, accused me in open court of feigning disability, and ordered Deputy Brown to remove me. Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., Inc. required recusal because “the probability of actual bias on the part of the judge or decisionmaker is too high to be constitutionally tolerable”. The Affidavit of Neil J. Gillespie attests to the above, and appears in a separate volume appendix. (Also, trial record Doc. 58-2, Exhibit 14, response to show cause). Judge Cook falsified the record that I “elected to leave” the hearing, in violation of F.S. § 839.13(1) and § 837.06. The transcript and errata sheet appear in a separate volume appendix. Judge Cook proceeded ex parte with the summary judgment hearing, and Mr. Rodems complied with her instruction to create a record, which false testimony went unchallenged because no one represented me. Judge Cook then granted summary judgment for Mr. Rodems, and immediately signed, without reading, a six page order at Mr. Rodems’ request, one he prepared in advance. [Appendix 1]. Judge Cook mailed me a conformed copy order in a postage prepaid envelope bearing her name & address, and mine. [Appendix 2]. See footnote1. Next, Judge Cook proceeded ex parte with the civil contempt hearing, again falsified the record that I elected to leave in violation of F.S. § 839.13(1), and found me guilty. Because this was civil contempt, and not criminal contempt, appointment of counsel was not required under Gideon v. Wainwright. (The defender was appointed May 27, 2011, but relieved by the court). Two days later September 30, 2010 Judge Cook signed an improper order holding me in civil contempt [Appendix 4], filed October 1, 2010. This is the same proposed order that Mr. Rodems provided by mail2, and instructed Judge Cook to sign, together with postage paid

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envelopes. [Appendix 5]. Judge Cook obeyed Mr. Rodems and signed the order. The Order Adjudging Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie In Contempt states at footnote 1: Prior to this motion being heard, the Court heard Defendants' motion for summary judgment. During that hearing, Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie voluntarily left the hearing and did not return. Fortunately Deputy Brown told his Commander, Major James Livingstion that I did not leave the hearing voluntarily, and that I was ordered removed by Judge Cook. Major Livingstion in turn provided me a letter dated January 12, 2011 describing what happened. Appendix B. Judicial elections in Florida are different than those of other elected officials, and as described in Terry. Judicial elections are nonpartisan. Only qualified lawyers can run for judicial office, putting judicial races in a unique category. Within the pool of lawyers qualified to seek judicial office, there is pressure not to oppose a sitting judge. Lucy Morgan of the Tampa Bay Times wrote May 2, 2008, Unopposed judges quietly keep their seats: [Appendix 8]. ...Few incumbents have lost since Florida began electing judges in nonpartisan races in the 1970s, but the early qualifying date lets even more avoid opposition, according to a review of election results over the past 12 years. Judges frequently escape opposition because only lawyers can run for the jobs, and few lawyers are willing to risk angering a judge before whom they must appear. In recent years few incumbent circuit judges have faced opposition, and only five have been defeated... ...For the qualifying that closed Friday, there were 283 circuit judge positions statewide. Twenty-three of those are open seats and will be contested. Of the 260 remaining seats, only eight will be contested. The other 252 won unopposed...Supreme Court and District Court justices run under a merit retention system. No judge has been denied another term since the merit retention system was adopted in the 1970s... As in Terry, Judge Cook’s collaboration came relatively cheap, $300 in her initial 2002 bid. See Appendix 9 for the donation records of Messrs. Rodems, Cook, and Alpert - $100 each. An honest services fraud agreement need not spell out which payments control which act, just that Judge Cook was expected to act favorably to the donor as opportunities arose. Terry at p. 6. Unfortunately, Judge Cook acted like Mr. Rodems’ “marionette”. Terry at p. 11.

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Part 3 - Disability Accommodation Disability, adult onset type 2 diabetes, and other impairments made it impossible for me to timely complete the full 15 pages I had intended to submit March 18, 2013. Glucose meter records show a reading of 160 at 4:22 AM, and a reading of 189 at 1:52 PM, March 18, 2013. An ideal reading is 110; when the number exceeds 150 I become impaired. The record appears at Appendix D. I present this record because it is measurable. But how diabetes and other impairments result in disability affecting this case is more difficult to show. Three Formulations of the Nexus Requirement in Reasonable Accommodations Law, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013) gives me language to explain my disability to the Court. Federal disability law requires a reasonable accommodation to be logically connected to a plaintiff's disability, but the precise nature of this connection has been the source of some tension in the case law. (text of email providing 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013). This Note seeks to classify the various approaches that courts have brought to the socalled "nexus requirement," to examine the beliefs about disability that are implicit in these approaches, and to offer some ways in which courts might reconcile those beliefs with the realities of disability. (id., and 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013), p. 1392). This Note only came to my attention March 21, 2013 via an email subscription. I respectfully ask the Court consider this Note an intervening circumstance of a substantial or controlling effect and other substantial ground not previously presented. Jennifer Heath, Editorial & IT Coordinator, Harv. L. Rev., states the Note is an unsigned student work. (Note appears in a separate appendix). The Note states “The Supreme Court has never addressed the nexus requirement directly.” (p. 1394). Footnote 25 to the preceding sentence states: Perhaps the most relevant precedent is US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett, 535 U.S. 391 (2002), in which Justice Breyer’s opinion for the Court reasoned that the concept of “accommodation” contains an implicit effectiveness requirement, id. at 400, and Justice Scalia’s dissent stressed the need for a link between a challenged practice and disabilityspecific obstacles, see id. at 412 (Scalia, J., dissenting).

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The other significant issue concerns the “status quo”. “A reasonable accommodation is an alteration to some element of the status quo that is intended to enable a person with a disability to participate in work, higher education, residential living, or public life to the same extent as the nondisabled.” But what if the “status quo” element itself is a disadvantage the disabled litigant? E-filing on the federal CM/ECF system, or the Florida Courts eFiling Portal, is the “status quo” for attorneys, but not for disabled nonlawyers. Permission to e-file does not give the disabled a “status quo” advantage. See my Consolidated Notice, Pro Se Electronic Case Filing Prohibition in support of disability motion, and IFP fee waiver, filed with the petition December 10, 2012. Another “status quo” element is described in an American Bar Association (ABA) video, “The S.O.B. Litigator Vignettes” (1990; out of print), but found in some libraries: The vignettes dramatize questionable behavior by litigators in situations ranging from discovery to settlement conference to trial. Issues that arise include the obligation to correct unintentional misrepresentations made in negotiations for settlement; the fine line between the boundaries of zealous advocacy and harassment of opponents and obstruction of justice; the response to an opponent's inappropriate and abusive behavior; the court's role in establishing proper conduct during discovery and trial; and how to avoid playing the "S.O.B." litigator's game. No written materials. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility/publications/video_product_serv ices.html Much of my accommodation was need due to Mr. Rodems’ “S.O.B. Litigator” style that went beyond zealous advocacy, and was abusive behavior, harassment, obstruction of justice, and part of a “scheme or artifice to defraud” me of “the intangible right of honest services”. Unfortunately the lower courts negligently failed their role of establishing proper conduct for Mr. Rodems. Respondent Court Counsel David Rowland wrote July 9, 2010: (Appendix C) This is a response to your July 6, 2010 ADA request for accommodation directed to Gonzalo Casares, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit ADA Coordinator. You request the same ADA accommodations previously submitted on February 19, 2010. Your February 19, 2010 ADA request was a request for the court to take the following case management actions: (Only 1 and 4 are relevant on this point)

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1. Stop Mr. Rodems' behavior directed toward you that is aggravating your post traumatic stress syndrome. (sic) 4. Enforce Judge Isom's directives imposed on February 5, 2007 which require both parties to only address each other by surname when communicating about this case and require parties to communicate in writing instead of telephone calls. Mr. Rowland’s statement is an admission that I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and that Mr. Rodems’ behavior was directed toward me to aggravate my PTSD. The undisputed allegation shows Mr. Rodems harassed me, which behavior was a crime under section F.S. § 784.048(4) because he violated a prior “court-imposed prohibition of conduct” by Judge Isom, a course of harassing conduct directed to me, that aggravated my disability, intentionally inflicted on me severe emotional distress, and served no legitimate purpose. Because an attorney is an officer of the court, injunctive relief was appropriate. F.S. 784.0485. Attorney is an officer of the court and an essential component of the administration of justice, and, as such, his conduct is subject to judicial supervision and scrutiny. State ex rel. Florida Bar v. Evans. “Disability statutes provide little guidance to the judges who must decide whether [an accommodation]...is an innovative accommodation...or a clever way of gaming...and whether [the accommodation]...is genuinely related to the disabling aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder.” (id. 1392). Here the accommodation sought was genuinely related to the disabling aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder, and accompanying depression. Unfortunately no medically qualified court personnel reviewed my disability request. As a pro se litigant, I was “employed” as my own attorney. Does that make the court a “workplace”, in addition to a “public entity” as defined by 42 USC § 12131, Definitions? Courts provide disabled attorneys with accommodation needed to represent clients in court. Workplace is not defined by 42 USC Chapter 126, Subchapter I - employment. (42 USC § 12111)

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42 USC § 12131(1) Public entity The term “public entity” means— (A) any State or local government; (B) any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or States or local government; and (C) the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and any commuter authority (as defined in section 24102 (4) [1] of title 49). “Notably, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 clarifies many of the contentious issues that developed in connection with the original ADA, but it is silent on the nexus question”. [24] The Supreme Court has never addressed the nexus requirement directly. [25] id. 1394. Three Formulations of The Nexus Requirement I. The Bridge Model (id. 1395-1399) II. The Constellation Model (id. 1399-1404) III. The Iceberg Model (id. 1404-1410), IV. Recommendations for Decisionmakers (id. 1410-1413) Conclusion (id. 1413) I. The Bridge Model (id. 1395-1399), requires a “logical connection”, which I have shown. Moreover, an individual’s interaction with her disability is often more of a dialectic process than a static one, so that the one-way causation that the bridge model represents is a poor approximation of real-world dynamics. First, individuals with disabilities might take actions to mitigate their symptoms, prolong their lives, or adapt to their environment that themselves have impacts on other areas of their lives. They might take medications with side effects, [61] for instance, or spend a great deal of time, money, or energy managing symptoms. Second, individuals might cope with the emotional and social consequences of having a disability in unhealthy ways. [62] In these scenarios, the disability is the actual cause of the secondary effects, but the narrow one-way causation that the bridge model contemplates will likely fail to account for them, since they appear to flow from the individual’s own actions rather than the substantial limitation on a major life activity. (id. 1399) II. The Constellation Model (id. 1399-1404), “depends on a court’s ability to discern whether the accommodation sought forms part of the disability constellation or is separate from it.” ( id. 1400)

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Those with invisible disabilities often have trouble impressing the seriousness and scope of their conditions upon others, [98] and those with psychological disabilities frequently struggle to convince decisionmakers that a particular accommodation is actually for their disabilities rather than for personal enjoyment. ( id. 1404) III. The Iceberg Model (id. 1404-1410), “In this formulation, the substantial limitation on a major life activity is a threshold test for proving that the disability exists, after which a presumption of connectedness applies to any plausible accommodation the individual might seek.” ( id. 1404). Although it is unorthodox to describe courts as deferring to private individuals representing their own self-interest, an informal rule of deferring to people with disabilities on matters concerning the scope of their disabilities would actually share many rationales with well-established interpretive doctrines. Judicial policies of deferring to administrative agencies under the Chevron [123] and Skidmore [124] doctrines, for example, are premised in large part on the idea that agencies have much greater expertise within their substantive specialties than do courts. [125] It should go without saying that the same is true of individuals with respect to their disabilities and the accommodations they need in order to participate in society.[126] ( id. 1407). [125] See Stephen Breyer, The Executive Branch, Administrative Action, and Comparative Expertise, 32 CARDOZO L. REV. 2189, 2193–95 (2011) (explaining that the greater an administrative agency’s subject matter expertise as compared to that of a reviewing court, the greater the degree of deference the court typically accords to agency decisions). [126] Judges have frequently acknowledged their own limitations in assessing reasonable accommodation claims, often relying on expert witnesses, see Stern v. Univ. of Osteopathic Med. & Health Scis., 220 F.3d 906, 908 (8th Cir. 2000), administrative agencies, see Toyota Motor Mfg., Ky., Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184, 194 (2002) (suggesting without deciding that EEOC regulations interpreting the ADA might warrant deference despite the Agency’s lack of statutory authority to promulgate them), and other evidence of third-party approval, see Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services, 28 C.F.R. § 35.104 (2011) (requiring training for service animals), to help fill the gaps in their knowledge. [T]he ADA is aimed at ensuring equal protection for people with disabilities, but ADA litigants have had remarkably low success rates. [128] The model also comports with the rights to privacy and dignity that some ascribe to the U.S. Constitution. [129] Many people with disabilities have lamented the intrusive nature of others’ scrutiny of their conditions. Jeff Bell, a radio personality with obsessive-compulsive disorder, endured years of invasive questioning and skepticism from ill-informed therapists as he gradually came to terms with his disability.[130] Catherine Wyatt-Morley, the author of a memoir about living with HIV, has recounted the difficult personal questions that strangers often ask HIV-positive

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people.[131] A deference canon would curtail such unseemly inquiry, at least in the judicial setting, thereby promoting underenforced constitutional norms. (id. 1408) [129] See, e.g., Erin Daly, Human Dignity in the Roberts Court: A Story of Inchoate Institutions, Autonomous Individuals, and the Reluctant Recognition of a Right , 37 OHIO N.U. L. REV. 381,381–82 (2011) (“[T]he Supreme Court is inching toward a greater recognition of the constitutional value of human dignity . . . .”). In spite of the pervasive impacts a disability has on its bearer, individuals with disabilities possess many qualities independent of the disability.[135] To nonetheless treat all of these circumstances and characteristics as presumptively related to the disability may result in systematic underestimation of these individuals’ talents and abilities, an outcome that the disability rights movement has long opposed.[136] (id. 1409) [136] See, e.g., BAGENSTOS, supra note 52, at 90–94; Samuel R. Bagenstos, Justice Ginsburg and the Judicial Role in Expanding “We the People”: The Disability Rights Cases, 104 COLUM. L. REV. 49, 50–51 (2004) (“[E]ven when well-intentioned, the attitudes of pity, charity, and inspiration treated people with disabilities as fundamentally separate from the ‘We the People’ who make up our civic community.”). IV. Recommendations for Decisionmakers (id. 1410-1413). “The foregoing discussion demonstrates that courts have not yet devised a method for analyzing the connection between a disability and a requested accommodation that mediates perfectly among the competing values that this analysis implicates...Perhaps because disability law is an inherently subjective discipline, drawing its substance from deeply personal identities and interactions, no single logical model can satisfactorily meet every situation it confronts. ( id. 1410-1411). Adjusting rules to account for real-world circumstances is a familiar tactic in American legal thought; [141] this proposal simply applies it on a smaller scale. ( id. 1411) [141] See, e.g., Roscoe Pound, Law in Books and Law in Action, 44 AM. L. REV. 12, 23 (1910) (“[L]egislation has always brought with it an imperative theory of law . . . and a resulting tendency to overlook the necessity of squaring the rules upon the statute book with the demands of human reason and the exigencies of human conduct.”). (id. 1411) However my accommodation request was mostly seeking compliance with existing rules, laws, and case holdings, especially disqualification of counsel required under McPartland v. ISI Inv. Services, Inc., 890 F.Supp. 1029, M.D.Fla., 1995. In addition I sought: (February 19, 2010).

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1. Proceed under the “federal approach” suggested by the Honorable James M. Barton, II 2. Rule 1.200, Fla.R.Civ.P, Pretrial Procedure, Rule 1.200(a) Case Management Conference 3. Rule 1.201, Fla.R.Civ.P, Complex Litigation designation 4. Rule 2.545, Fla.R.Jud.Admin, Case Management by the Court 5. Florida Statutes, section 784.048, Stalking (protection from) 6. Florida Statutes, chapter 837, Perjury (protection from) 7. Law Review by the Honorable Claudia Rickert Isom, Professionalism and Litigation Ethics, 28 STETSON L. REV. 323, 324 (1998). Please use this standard. 8. Haines v. Kerner, 404 U.S. 520 (1971) Supreme Court found pro se pleadings should be held to "less stringent standards" than those drafted by attorneys. In addition I sought the intensive case management described in Judge Isom’s law review, and enforcement by order of Judge Isom’s “court-imposed prohibition of conduct” against Rodems. However Judge Isom noted a disharmony when “Apparently, some attorneys feel that “cutting up” is a large part of what their clients expect them to do.” and “Perhaps the perceived backlash of cracking down on unprofessional behavior is unrealistic for Florida's circuit judges who are elected officials.” Another disharmony cited by Judge Isom: Resentment, of course, is a by-product of such intensive case management. Attorneys may perceive that the court is trying to prevent them from earning additional attorney fees by streamlining the process. Conclusion (id. 1413) Determining whether the reasonable accommodation that an individual requests is sufficiently connected to her disability can be a messy process. Judges have applied a variety of logical mechanisms to the nexus questions they confront, and none of these mechanisms is without significant flaws. But the virtues of each model counsel against starting from scratch. The bridge model attempts to bring analytical crispness to an otherwise murky field. The constellation model recognizes the importance of human intuition to the process of reasonable accommodation. The iceberg model is undoubtedly the product of progressive impulses. Thus, instead of championing a single approach, this Note promotes a mixed methodology that favors empathy for opposing positions over singularity of purpose. It suggests that the compromise positions that could be dismissed as temporary, secondbest settlements may be surprisingly coherent and desirable as longterm solutions.

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REASONS FOR GRANTING THE MOTION
Attorney Robert W. Bauer may have discovered the perfect crime: Represent clients, on an hourly basis, in malpractice litigation against other attorneys, and once retained, bleed the client of funds in a "fake representation" or a "kabuki dance" that breaks the client, and protects the subject attorney. Unfortunately The Florida Bar is an apparent participant in this scheme. Respectfully Submitted April 10, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD FAITH

I, NEIL J. GILLESPIE appearing pro se, CERTIFY that this Rule 21 motion to correct and supplenlent my petition for rehearing Petition No. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari is presented in good faith and not for delay. Respectfully, I apologize to the Court for its late filing. I have been delayed by disability, and the demands of representing myself in home foreclosure. I made several foreclosure defense filings this week to save my home, and provided copies of the courtstamped cover pages as evidence in a letter to the Clerk. Concerning page limits, I could not find in the Supreme Court Rules a page limitation applicable to a motion. If this motion exceeds a page limit, respectfully I ask the Court to allow the number of pages presented to accept this motion. I solemnly swear, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing facts, upon information and belief, are true, correct, and complete, so help me God. Respectfully submitted April 10, 2013.

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Monday, March 25, 2013 6:13 PM Whatever you need from me!

Neil! I had to back off from your complaint because we had to keep Bauer as our Atty, BUT NO MORE!! I will call Annemarie Craft first thing in the morning! I fired Bauer today without even having another Atty to represent us and yes it has been going on this long. He has failed to follow through on EVERYTHING, yet he has racked up a bill that we will never be able to pay. YOU ARE RIGHT IN EVERYTHING YOU SAY about Bauer following through on ANYTHING and then when you ask him why something is not done it is ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER! I will be filing Arbitration throught the State Bar to get our fees back. I am YOUR witness, USE ME! Sincerely, Kimberly Pruett

Appendix A

3/28/2013

Case 5:10-cv-00503-WTH-TBS Document 58-2

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Gillespie v. Barker. Rodems & Cook, Case No.: 05-CA-007205, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, General Civil Division
Dear Mr. Gillespie: This is a response to your July 6, 20 I0 ADA request tor accommodation directed to Gonzalo Casares. the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit ADA Coordinator. You request the same ADA accommodations previously submitted on February 19, 2010. Your February 19, 2010 ADA request was a request for the court to take the following case management actions: 1. Stop Mr. Rodems' behavior directed toward you that is aggravating your post traumatic stress syndrome.

2. Fulfill case management duties imposed by Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.545 and designate the above-referenced case as complex litigation under Florida Rule ofCivil Procedure 1.20 I.
3. Offer services, programs, or activities described in Judge Isom '5 law review article - Professionalism and Litigation Ethics, 28 Stetson L. Rev. 323, 324 (1998) - so the court can "intensivelyU manage the case.
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4. Enforce Judge Isom 's directives imposed on February 5, 2007 which require both parties to only address each other by surname when communicating about this case and require parties to communicate in writing instead of telephone calls. 5. Allow a 180-day stay so you can scan thousands of documents in this case to PDF and find and hire replacement counsel.

As ADA Coordinator, Mr. Casares can assist in providing necessary auxiliary aids and services and any necessary facility-related accommodations. But neither Mr. Casares. nor any other court employee. can administratively grant, as an ADA accommodation. requests that relate to the internal management of a pending case. All ofyour case management requests - that opposing counsel's behavior be modified, that the court fulfill its duties under Rule 2.545, that the above-referenced case be designated as complex, that your case be "intensively" managed as suggested by Judge Isom's law review article, that Judge 18om's previous directive regarding communication between parties be enforced, that your case be stayed - must be submitted by written motion to the presiding judge of the case. The presiding judge may consider your disability, along with other relevant factors, in ruling upon your motion.
Sincerely,

David A. Rowland
cc: The Honorable Martha J. Cook

Ryan C. Rodems, Counsel for Defendant

Gonzalo Casares, ADA Coordinator for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

Accu-Chek Compass Meter Download Report
! Date and Time Time Block bG (mg/dL) Insulin 3/24/2013 6:45 AM BB 145 3/23/2013 2:32 PM AL 112 3/23/2013 11:40 AM BL 200 3/21/2013 10:26 AM AB 108 3/20/2013 8:15 AM AB 117 3/20/2013 3:43 AM Nt 117 3/19/2013 7:16 AM BB 148 3/18/2013 1:52 PM AL 189 3/18/2013 4:22 AM Nt 160 3/17/2013 11:10 PM Ev 78 3/17/2013 9:43 AM AB 123 3/16/2013 8:56 AM AB 123 3/15/2013 9:07 AM AB 125 3/14/2013 6:39 AM BB 109 3/13/2013 9:21 AM AB 200 3/13/2013 6:03 AM BB 137 3/12/2013 8:47 AM AB 113 3/11/2013 8:15 AM AB 98 3/10/2013 9:32 AM AB 113 3/9/2013 8:00 AM AB 144 3/9/2013 4:36 AM Nt 72 3/8/2013 8:04 AM AB 91 3/7/2013 5:53 AM BB 97 3/5/2013 10:10 PM Ev 125 3/5/2013 7:15 PM AD 153 3/5/2013 6:30 AM BB 106 3/4/2013 8:09 AM AB 94 3/3/2013 7:26 PM AD 170 3/3/2013 6:14 AM BB 130 3/2/2013 7:55 PM AD 140 3/2/2013 7:13 AM BB 138 3/1/2013 9:05 AM AB 112 3/1/2013 4:35 AM Nt 98 2/28/2013 6:58 AM BB 109 2/27/2013 11:08 PM Ev 87 2/27/2013 7:23 PM AD 208 2/27/2013 7:31 AM BB 118 2/26/2013 7:42 AM BB 92 2/25/2013 7:47 PM AD 124 2/24/2013 10:55 PM Ev 68 2/23/2013 7:10 AM BB 102 2/22/2013 5:37 AM BB 94 2/21/2013 6:55 AM BB 107 2/20/2013 10:47 PM Ev 174 2/19/2013 1:16 PM AL 151 2/19/2013 8:03 AM AB 108 2/18/2013 8:43 AM AB 108 2/17/2013 7:30 AM BB 107 2/13/2013 6:58 AM BB 124 2/13/2013 4:59 AM Nt 109 2/12/2013 7:11 AM BB 92 2/11/2013 8:05 PM AD 118 2/11/2013 5:46 AM BB 101 2/10/2013 8:47 AM AB 113 2/10/2013 4:05 AM Nt 92 2/9/2013 11:06 PM Ev 113 2/9/2013 2:52 PM AL 128 2/9/2013 7:47 AM BB 91 2/8/2013 7:13 AM BB 106 2/7/2013 9:10 AM AB 115 2/6/2013 9:33 AM AB 111 2/5/2013 7:25 PM AD 197 2/5/2013 7:36 AM BB 103 2/4/2013 6:33 AM BB 100 2/3/2013 5:49 PM BD 185 2/3/2013 5:35 AM BB 184 2/2/2013 7:19 PM AD 192 2/2/2013 1:22 PM AL 164 2/2/2013 4:05 AM Nt 80 1/31/2013 6:51 AM BB 70 1/30/2013 7:22 AM BB 101 1/29/2013 9:36 PM Ev 112 Carb. (g) Exercise Events and Misc.

Neil J. Gillespie Birth Date: 3/19/1956

Appendix D

Printed: 3/24/2013

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Roche Diagnostics

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD FAITH

I, NEIL J. GILLESPIE appearing pro se, CERTIFY that this Rule 21 motion to correct and supplenlent my petition for rehearing Petition No. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari is presented in good faith and not for delay. Respectfully, I apologize to the Court for its late filing. I have been delayed by disability, and the demands of representing myself in home foreclosure. I made several foreclosure defense filings this week to save my home, and provided copies of the courtstamped cover pages as evidence in a letter to the Clerk. Concerning page limits, I could not find in the Supreme Court Rules a page limitation applicable to a motion. If this motion exceeds a page limit, respectfully I ask the Court to allow the number of pages presented to accept this motion. I solemnly swear, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing facts, upon information and belief, are true, correct, and complete, so help me God. Respectfully submitted April 10, 2013.

No: 12-7747
IN THE
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER
VS.
THIRTEENTH mDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL. - RESPONDENTS

PROOF OF SERVICE

I, Neil J Gillespie, do swear or declare that on this date, April 10, 2013, as required by Supreme Court Rule 29 I have served the enclosed RULE 21 MOTION TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR THE REHEARING OF AN ORDER DENYING A PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI on each party to the above proceeding or that party's counsel, and on every other person required to be served, by delivery to a third-party commercial carrier for delivery within 3 calendar days. Separate Volume Appendices are provided in PDF on CD due to Gillespie's indigence and disability. The names and addresses of those served are as follows: David A. Rowland, COlIrt Counsel Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Of Florid~ Legal Department 800 E. Twiggs Street, Suite 603 Tampa, Florida 33602 Telephone: (813) 272-6843 *Ryan Christopher Rodems, Attorney at Law **Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. 501 E. Kennedy Blvd, suite 790 Tampa, Florida 33602 Telephone: (813) 489-1001 Robert W. Bauer, Attorney at Law Law Office of Robert W. Bauer, P.A. 2815 NW 13th Street, Suite 200E Gainesville, Florida 32609 Telephone: (352) 375-5960

Laurel G. Bellows, President American Bar Association 321 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654-7598 Telephone: (312) 988-5000

* ** NO PARTY INTEREST, see Petitioner's Rule 12.6 Notice to the Clerk of the Court, submitted January 22, 2013 (Nominal parties) I declare under penalty of perjury th~llhe foregoing is true and correct. Executed on April 10, 2013.

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Cc: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Laurel G Bellows" <lbellows@bellowspc.com>; "Rosen, Ellyn" <Ellyn.Rosen@americanbar.org> <jbluemel@hamsfork.net>; <ncohen@mcpclaw.com>; <DorsainvilD@dcobc.org>; <lindagosnell1@gmail.com>; <jhill@zkslaw.com>; <JAK@opglaw.com>; <Myles.Lynk@asu.edu>; <amy@almesq.com>; <cmiller@semmes.com> Friday, April 12, 2013 1:42 PM ABA UPS POD Apr-12-13.pdf; Rule 21 Motion, 12-7747.pdf; SCOTUS UPS POD Apr-12-13.pdf Rule 21 motion, Petition No. 12-7747

Laurel G. Bellows, President American Bar Association (ABA) 321 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654-7598 Dear ABA President Bellows: Please find attached my Rule 21 motion for leave to correct and supplement my petition for rehearing Petition No. 12-7747 for a writ of certiorari. The paper motion with CD was delivered today at 10:58 AM to the ABA’s Chicago office, U.P.S. tracking no. 1Z64589FNW90528709. The motion was delivered to the U.S. Supreme Court today at 12:57 PM, U.P.S. tracking no. 1Z64589FNP93906316. Proof of delivery for each is attached. Unfortunately the motion will not arrive to the Court in time. While I sent it April 10, 2013 by UPS next day air early am delivery, I missed the airmail truck, so it shipped second day, and arrived today, the day of the Conference of April 12, 2013. This is a link to the docket. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-7747.htm As you may know, filings to the SCOTUS are delayed at least one day in at a separate quarantine location, so the motion will not arrive to the Court until Monday, April 15th at the earliest. I plan to call the Court today and explain the above. You are welcome and encouraged to do so also. The attached motion is about 1/3 what I planned to submit, I ran out of time and cut a large portion that showed how disability affected my case. Disability issues that arise during unrelated civil litigation create, in essence, a second case, which is often more difficult than the original matter due to the personal nature of disability, and indifference or hostility of the courts toward disability. How can a person with mental impairment effectively advocate for themselves when the impairment is a barrier to effective advocacy? Thank you for your attention to this matter. Sincerely, Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, Florida 34481 ps. The attached motion is supported by 7 separate volume appendices. Those are not attached as the file size is too large. Should you or anyone receiving this email request, I will provide those 7 files in separate emails.

4/13/2013

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Neil Gillespie
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Gwynne Alice Young President, The Florida Bar Carlton Fields, P.A. 4221 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 1000 Tampa, FL 33601-3239 Dear Florida Bar President Young: Please find attached my Rule 21 motion for leave to correct and supplement my petition for rehearing Petition No. 12-7747 for a writ of certiorari. A paper motion with CD will be provided to you today by U.P.S. The paper motion with CD was delivered today 10:58 AM to the ABA’s Chicago office, U.P.S. tracking no. 1Z64589FNW90528709. The motion was delivered to the U.S. Supreme Court today at 12:57 PM, U.P.S. tracking no. 1Z64589FNP93906316. Proof of delivery for each is attached. Unfortunately the motion will not arrive to the Court in time. While I sent it April 10, 2013 by UPS next day air early am delivery, I missed the airmail truck, so it shipped second day, and arrived today, the day of the Conference of April 12, 2013. This is a link to the docket. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-7747.htm As you may know, filings to the SCOTUS are delayed at least one day in at a separate quarantine location, so the motion will not arrive to the Court until Monday, April 15th at the earliest. I plan to call the Court today and explain the above. You are welcome and encouraged to do so also. The attached motion is about 1/3 what I planned to submit, I ran out of time and cut a large portion that showed how disability affected my case. Disability issues that arise during unrelated civil litigation create, in essence, a second case, which is often more difficult than the original matter due to the personal nature of disability, and indifference or hostility of the courts toward disability. How can a person with mental impairment effectively advocate for themselves when the impairment is a barrier to effective advocacy? Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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Sincerely, Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, Florida 34481 ps. The attached motion is supported by 7 separate volume appendices. Those are not attached as the file size is too large. Should you or anyone receiving this email request, I will provide those 7 files in separate emails.

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No: 12-7747 _______________________ IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ____________________ NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER vs. THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS ________________________ PETITIONER’S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ________________________

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Opinion, U.S. v. Terry, 11-4130, U.S. Sixth Circuit (recommended for publication) http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/13a0040p-06.pdf UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT No. 11-4130 Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland. No. 1:10-cr-390-1—Sara E. Lioi, District Judge. Argued: October 10, 2012 Decided and Filed: February 14, 2013 Before: SUTTON, GRIFFIN and WHITE, Circuit Judges. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, STEVEN J. TERRY, Defendant-Appellant

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FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT _________________ X UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, No. 11-4130 v. > , STEVEN J. TERRY, Defendant-Appellant. N Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland. No. 1:10-cr-390-1—Sara E. Lioi, District Judge.

Argued: October 10, 2012 Decided and Filed: February 14, 2013 Before: SUTTON, GRIFFIN and WHITE, Circuit Judges. _________________ COUNSEL ARGUED: Sylvester Summers, Jr., SYLVESTER SUMMERS, JR., CO., LPA, Cleveland, Ohio, for Appellant. Daniel R. Ranke, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Cleveland, Ohio, for Appellee. ON BRIEF: Sylvester Summers, Jr., SYLVESTER SUMMERS, JR., CO., LPA, Cleveland, Ohio, for Appellant. Daniel R. Ranke, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Cleveland, Ohio, for Appellee. _________________ OPINION _________________ SUTTON, Circuit Judge. “If you can’t eat [lobbyists’] food, drink their booze, . . . take their money and then vote against them, you’ve got no business being [in politics],” said Jesse Unruh, a one-time Speaker of the California General Assembly, in the 1960s. Bill Boyarsky, Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics 112 (2007). That is one way of looking at it. Another way of looking at it comes courtesy of the federal anti-corruption statutes, one of which prohibits an official from accepting
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things of value “in return for” official acts. 18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2). A jury found that a state court judge did just that and convicted him of several honest services fraud violations. We affirm. I. In April 2007, Governor Ted Strickland appointed Steven Terry to fill a vacancy on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Soon after, Terry announced that he intended to seek reelection to retain the seat the following November. Having never run for elected office before, Terry sought the help of County Auditor Frank Russo, a presence in Cleveland politics. Russo agreed to help Terry with his reelection campaign and indeed had already helped him by recommending Terry to the Governor for the appointment and by lobbying members of the local judicial nominating committee to support him. Terry knew that Russo was helping him behind the scenes. What Terry did not know was that the FBI was investigating Russo on corruption charges and that federal agents had tapped Russo’s phones. On July 15, 2008, Russo had a phone conversation with a local attorney, Joe O’Malley, about two foreclosure cases on Terry’s docket. O’Malley represented several homeowners in a lawsuit against American Home Bank, and he asked Russo to convince Terry to deny the bank’s motions for summary judgment. Russo promised to call Terry and make sure Terry did what he was “supposed to do” with the cases. Gov’t Ex. 116; 2 Trial Tr. 294. Two days later, Russo and Terry spoke on the phone. Russo told Terry to deny the motions for summary judgment, and Terry said he would. In the same conversation, the two men also discussed Russo’s attendance at future fundraisers for Terry’s reelection campaign. That same day, Terry contacted the magistrate judge responsible for the foreclosure cases and told her to deny the motions for summary judgment. Surprised by Terry’s directive, the magistrate passed along the docket so that Terry could deny the motions himself. Terry did just that, even though he never reviewed the case files, never

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read the motions before denying them and never obtained a recommendation from the magistrate or anyone else (within the court system) about how to rule on the motions. Terry’s collaboration came relatively cheap. Russo’s political action committee donated $500 to Terry’s reelection campaign in July 2007. Russo’s committee

purchased around $700 worth of stationery, envelopes and car magnets for Terry’s campaign in July 2007. And Russo had his official staff work for Terry’s campaign during business hours and provided other political help throughout the relevant time period. In exchange for this assistance, Russo explained that he expected Terry “to answer the phone any time I called. And any time I called with a recommendation, or a problem, or a case, I would expect Steve to give it special attention” and “follow through for me.” 2 Trial Tr. 290. Russo in other words expected that his political and financial patronage meant Terry “would do what I asked him to do,” including “granting [] a motion so it wouldn’t tie [a] case up.” Id. For his part in this and like-minded arrangements with other Cleveland-area officials, Russo pled guilty to twenty-one political corruption counts of one form or another and received a 262-month prison sentence. For his part, Terry ran into similar problems. A grand jury indicted him on five political corruption charges. Count One alleged that Terry conspired with Russo to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. Count Two alleged that Terry committed mail fraud by denying the bank’s summary judgment motions. And Counts Three, Four and Five alleged that he committed honest services fraud by “accepting gifts, payments, and other things of value from Russo and others in exchange for favorable official action.” R. 24 ¶ 52. Each honest services fraud count was tied to a mailed document: Counts Three and Four stemmed from checks Russo’s political action committee wrote to pay for Terry’s stationery, envelopes and car magnets, while Count Five stemmed from a thank you note Terry wrote to Russo. Id. ¶ 54. After a five-day trial, a jury convicted Terry on Counts One, Three and Four, and acquitted him on Counts Two and Five. The district court sentenced him to 63 months in prison on each count, to be served concurrently.

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II. Terry presses three arguments on appeal: (1) the district court should have dismissed the indictment because it failed to identify a crime under United States v. Skilling, 130 S. Ct. 2896 (2010); (2) the district court improperly instructed the jury on the requirements for showing that Terry accepted a bribe; and (3) insufficient evidence showed that Terry accepted a bribe. A. The district court correctly denied Terry’s motion to dismiss. An indictment must contain “a plain, concise, and definite written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense charged” and a “citation of the statute . . . that the defendant is alleged to have violated.” Fed. R. Crim. P. 7(c). Terry’s indictment did just that. It outlined the contours of the relationship between Terry and Russo, detailed how Russo instructed Terry to deny the bank’s motions for summary judgment, listed the benefits Terry received from Russo and mentioned each statute Terry allegedly violated. The indictment also complied with Skilling. Honest services mail fraud requires the government to prove that the defendant used the mail to carry out a “scheme or artifice to defraud” another, 18 U.S.C. § 1341, of “the intangible right of honest services,” id. § 1346. That intangible right, Skilling made clear, covers only schemes in which the defendant deprives another of his honest services by participating in a bribery or kickback scheme. 130 S. Ct. at 2931. The relevant counts of Terry’s indictment allege that he “devised and intended to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud” the citizens of Cuyahoga County (including the litigants before him) of honest services “through bribery and kickbacks” that he “knowingly caused to be delivered by mail.” R. 24 ¶ 51. Several details supported the allegations, including the checks from Russo’s political action committee that traveled through the mail and the summary-judgment motions that Terry denied at Russo’s behest. Terry argues that, in upholding the indictment, the district court misread Skilling to say that honest services fraud required the government to prove that he also violated

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a state-law duty. But why should Terry care? Right or wrong, the district court’s decision benefitted Terry. By requiring the government to show Terry violated a statelaw duty, the district court added an element to the government’s case. That helped Terry; it could not conceivably prejudice him. In narrowing honest services fraud to require a bribe or kickback, Skilling did nothing to prevent federal courts from narrowing the offense still further to include only bribes or kickbacks that also violate a state-law duty. See 130 S. Ct. at 2928 n.36 (noting without elaboration that “[c]ourts have disagreed about whether § 1346 prosecutions must be based on a violation of state law”). We thus need not wade into the debate over whether a state-law violation is a precondition of honest services fraud. Compare United States v. Brumley, 116 F.3d 728, 734–735 (5th Cir. 1997), with United States v. Weyhrauch, 548 F.3d 1237, 1245–46 (9th Cir. 2008). B. Terry’s second claim turns on the proper definition of a bribe when it comes to a public official. The slate is not clean. Bribery in this setting has long been taken seriously. See, e.g., Herodotus, The Histories 5:25 (A.D. Godley trans., Harvard Univ. Press 1920) (describing how, in ancient Persia, a judge who accepted a bribe was flayed alive and his successor was forced to sit on a chair made from the predecessor’s skin). Punishment for the offense today is less severe, but the prohibition remains. The political-corruption statutes and cases make a few principles in this area clear: • A public official can commit honest services fraud only by accepting a bribe or a kickback. Skilling, 130 S. Ct. at 2931. • A public official accepts a bribe when he “corruptly . . . receives . . . anything of value . . . in return for . . . being influenced in the performance of any official act.” 18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2); see also 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(B) (similar definition in federal-programs bribery statute); Ohio Rev. Code § 2921.02(b) (similar definition in state bribery statute).

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One element of bribery is that the public official must agree that “his official conduct will be controlled by the terms of the promise or the undertaking.” McCormick v. United States, 500 U.S. 257, 273 (1991); see also United States v. Brewster, 408 U.S. 501, 526 (1972) (“The illegal conduct is taking or agreeing to take money for a promise to act in a certain way.”); United States v. Allen, 10 F.3d 405, 411 (7th Cir. 1993) (looking to extortion cases to interpret a bribery statute because the two crimes are “different sides of the same coin”).

This agreement must include a quid pro quo—the receipt of something of value “in exchange for an official act.” United States v. Sun-Diamond Growers of Cal., 526 U.S. 398, 404–05 (1999).

The agreement between the public official and the person offering the bribe need not spell out which payments control which particular official acts. Rather, “it is sufficient if the public official understood that he or she was expected to exercise some influence on the payor’s behalf as opportunities arose.” United States v. Abbey, 560 F.3d 513, 518 (6th Cir. 2009); accord United States v. Jefferson, 674 F.3d 332, 358–59 (4th Cir. 2012); Ryan v. United States, 688 F.3d 845, 852 (7th Cir. 2012); United States v. Ganim, 510 F.3d 134, 147 (2d Cir. 2007).

That is a start. These principles, to be sure, do not spell out what kinds of agreements—and what level of specificity—must exist between the person offering a bribe and the public official receiving it. And some cases debate how “specific,” “express” or “explicit” a quid pro quo must be to violate the bribery, extortion and kickback laws. See, e.g., United States v. Ring, ___ F.3d ___, No. 11-3100, 2013 WL 276020, at *4 (D.C. Cir. 2013) (“[C]ourts have struggled to pin down the definition of an explicit quid pro quo in various contexts.”); United States v. Siegelman, 640 F.3d 1159, 1171 (11th Cir. 2011); United States v. Bahel, 662 F.3d 610, 635 n.6 (2d Cir. 2011); United States v. Whitfield, 590 F.3d 325, 348–54 (5th Cir. 2009).

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Yet these adjectives do not add a new element to these criminal statutes but signal that the statutory requirement must be met—that the payments were made in connection with an agreement, which is to say “in return for” official actions under it. So long as a public official agrees that payments will influence an official act, that suffices. What is needed is an agreement, full stop, which can be formal or informal, written or oral. As most bribery agreements will be oral and informal, the question is one of inferences taken from what the participants say, mean and do, all matters that juries are fully equipped to assess. “[M]otives and consequences, not formalities,” are the keys for determining whether a public official entered an agreement to accept a bribe, and the trier of fact is “quite capable of deciding the intent with which words were spoken or actions taken as well as the reasonable construction given to them by the official and the payor.” United States v. Evans, 504 U.S. 255, 274 (1992) (Kennedy, J., concurring in part and concurring in the judgment); see also McCormick, 500 U.S. at 270 (“It goes without saying that matters of intent are for the jury to consider.”); Ring, 2013 WL 276020, at *7 (noting that intent “distinguishes criminal corruption from commonplace political and business activities”); United States v. Wright, 665 F.3d 560, 569 (3d Cir. 2012) (“We rely on the good sense of jurors . . . to distinguish intent from knowledge or recklessness where the direct evidence [of a quid pro quo] is necessarily scanty.”). That a bribe doubles as a campaign contribution does not by itself insulate it from scrutiny. No doubt, a contribution is more likely to be a duty-free gift than a bribe because a contribution has a legitimate alternative explanation: The donor supports the candidate’s election for all manner of possible reasons. See Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1, 21 (1976). But the prosecution may rebut that alternative explanation, and context may show that an otherwise legitimate contribution is a bribe. Take Evans. In that case, the Court permitted a jury to convict a state legislator who attempted to claim the payment he received was a campaign contribution. See 504 U.S. at 257–59. Take as well the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Whitfield. Two state judges argued that the loan guarantees they received were made in the context of their electoral campaigns and thus required special protection, but the court upheld a finding that the payments were bribes.

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590 F.3d at 353. If an official receives money “through promises to improperly employ his public influence,” he has accepted a bribe. Abbey, 560 F.3d at 519. A donor who gives money in the hope of unspecified future assistance does not agree to exchange payments for actions. No bribe thus occurs if the elected official later does something that benefits the donor. On the other hand, if a donor (like Russo) makes a contribution so that an elected official will “do what I asked him to do,” 2 Trial Tr. 290, and the official (like Terry) accepts the payment with the same understanding, the donor and the official have formed a corrupt bargain. That agreement marks the difference between a run-of-the-mine contribution and a bribe. Hold on, says Terry: Bribery should have two definitions, not one, a definition for public officials who may not receive campaign contributions and a definition for those who may. For public officials who may not receive campaign contributions—appointed officials, for instance—any payment in exchange for a future benefit is a bribe, he says. Terry Letter Br. at 3. But for officials who may accept campaign contributions, a payment becomes a bribe only if it is made “in exchange for a specific official act or omission.” Id. (emphasis added). Congress, however, did not distinguish between public officials who may legally accept contributions and those who may not in the bribery statutes. Nor has the Supreme Court. It has refused to “distinguish[] between legal and illegal campaign contributions” in the context of extortion. McCormick, 500 U.S. at 271; see also United States v. Brewster, 506 F.2d 62, 77 (D.C. Cir. 1974) (refusing to carve out an exception in the federal bribery statute for campaign contributions). An agreement, once again, is the dividing line between permissible and impermissible payments. Terry persists that campaign contributions must meet a higher standard to become a bribe because “the financing of political campaigns depends upon officials accepting contributions from people expecting some kind of benefit in return.” Terry Reply Br. at 20. That sentiment may sum up Frank Russo’s donation strategy, but a contribution also may represent nothing more than “a general expression of support for the candidate and his views.” Buckley, 424 U.S. at 21. Just as “[n]ot every campaign

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contribution by a litigant or attorney creates a probability of bias that requires a judge’s recusal,” Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., 556 U.S. 868, 884 (2009), not every contribution to an elected judge is a bribe. Whatever else McCormick may mean, it does not give an elected judge the First Amendment right to sell a case so long as the buyer has not picked out which case at the time of sale. The jury instructions in this case accurately conveyed that an agreement is the key component of a bribe. The district court told the jury that, in order to find that Terry violated the honest services fraud statute, it needed to find a “quid pro quo”: that is, Terry agreed “to accept [a] thing of value in exchange for official action.” 5 Trial Tr. 1189. A “thing of value” could include a campaign contribution, so long as that was “received in exchange for official acts.” Id. at 1192. Terry’s intent to exchange official acts for contributions could be “based on [Terry’s] words, conduct, acts, and all the surrounding circumstances disclosed by the evidence and the rational or logical inferences that may be drawn from them.” Id. Each payment did not need to be tied to a specific official act, so long as Terry understood that, “whenever the opportunity present[ed] itself,” Terry would “take specific official actions on the giver’s behalf.” Id. at 1190. These instructions matched the definition of bribery. The jury needed to find that Terry agreed to accept things of value in exchange for official acts. C. Based on these instructions, the jury found that Terry accepted a bribe. We may overturn that conclusion only if, after “viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, [no] rational trier of fact could have found the essential elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.” Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 319 (1979). A jury could find that Terry and Russo entered an agreement to fix cases. Start with the benefits, financial and otherwise, that Russo provided to Terry during the relevant time period. He gave Terry’s campaign $500. He supplied Terry’s campaign with approximately $700 in campaign materials. He expected his employees in the Auditor’s office to engage in electioneering for Terry during office hours. And he hired

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a woman Terry had fired from his chambers staff to prevent Terry from suffering negative publicity. A flow of benefits from one person to a public official, to be sure, does not by itself establish bribery. The benefits instead must be part and parcel of an agreement by the beneficiary to perform public acts for the patron. That existed as well. On one side of the bargain, Russo thought that they had a deal. In return for showering Terry with benefits, Russo expected Terry to use his official powers whenever and however Russo requested. Any time Russo called, he expected Terry to “give it special attention” and “follow through with me.” 2 Trial Tr. 290. “Special attention,” he clarified, meant that “whether it would be a character reference or whether it would be a case,” Terry would “do what I asked him to do.” Id. So, too, on the other side of the bargain. Although Terry disclaimed at trial any agreement to fix cases in which Russo had a stake, his actions belied his words. Terry’s rulings on the foreclosure cases were, at the very least, highly irregular, and the reality that a tape recording captured the Russo-Terry conversation immediately preceding these rulings did Terry no favor. No subtle winks and nods were needed. Russo straight up asked Terry to deny the bank’s motions for summary judgment in the two cases, and with Terry’s tape-recorded reply (“Got it.” Gov’t Ex. 117), Terry agreed to do just that. And he did, within hours of the conversation. Here is the timeline: Terry and Russo spoke at 11:58 a.m. on July 17; Terry called the magistrate later that afternoon, around 12:30 p.m.; and Terry called Russo at 10:31 a.m. the next morning to confirm he had denied the motions. Without reading the motions, without consulting the case files and without relying on the recommendation of anyone—within the court system—who had read the files, Terry did just what Russo asked. That is not an everyday occurrence in the judicial branch, and a jury could readily infer that Terry’s unusual behavior, along with the other evidence, stemmed from an agreement to use his position as a public official to do Russo’s bidding in return for Russo’s financial, campaign and staff support. In the face of this evidence, Terry claims that the record nonetheless does not establish an agreement between him and Russo to exchange campaign contributions and

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help for official acts. Yes and no. Yes, the government never presented a formal agreement between Russo and Terry stating that Russo’s gifts would control Terry’s actions. But no, there was ample evidence for the jury to infer that an agreement nonetheless existed between the two men. Not every campaign contribution, we recognize, is a bribe in sheep’s clothing. Without anything more, a jury could not reasonably infer that a campaign contribution is a bribe solely because a public official accepts a contribution and later takes an action that benefits a donor. See, e.g., McCormick, 500 U.S. at 272. But when a public official acts as a donor’s marionette—by deciding a case to a donor’s benefit immediately after the donor asks him to and without reading anything about the case—a jury can reject legitimate explanations for a contribution and infer that it flowed from a bribery agreement. Here, the jury rejected any legitimate explanation for Russo’s contributions in the face of strong circumstantial evidence that Terry and Russo had a corrupt bargain. Once the jury found Terry and Russo had an agreement, it could easily find that Terry accepted a bribe, violating the honest services fraud statute along the way. The same holds true for Terry’s conspiracy conviction. III. For these reasons, we affirm.

No: 12-7747 _______________________ IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ____________________ NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER vs. THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS ________________________ PETITIONER’S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ________________________

SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX
HONEST SERVICES FRAUD, 18 U.S.C. § 1346, BY RESPONDENT JUDGE MARTHA J. COOK, IN GILLESPIE V. BARKER, RODEMS & COOK, PA, ET AL. 05-CA-7205, HILLSBOROUGH CO., FL SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 - EX PARTE HEARINGS ON SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND CIVIL CONTEMPT Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Appendix 7 Appendix 8 Appendix 9 Final Summary Judgment As To Count I, September 28, 2010, signed, certified. Final Summary Judgment As To Count I, September 28, 2010, conformed copy, w/envelope. Order on Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and Strike, January 13, 2006, signed, certified. Order Adjudging Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie in Contempt, September 30, 2010, signed, certified. Mr. Rodems’ letter of instructions to Judge Cook, September 28, 2010, w/enclosures, envelope. Florida Statutes, Section 839.13, Falsifying records - West’s Florida Statutes Annotated. Voluntary dismissal by Mr. Rodems September 28, 2010 of vexatious counterclaim. Tampa Bay Times, Unopposed judges quietly keep their seats, Lucy Morgan, May 2, 2008. Judge Cook campaign records, 2002 General Election, Florida Division of Elections.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
NEIL J. GILLESPIE, Plaintiff, vs. BARKER, RODEMS & COOK, P.A., a Florida corporation; and WILLIAM J. COOK, Defendants.
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FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT AS TO COUNT I
THIS CAUSE came on to be heard on Tuesday, September 28,2010, on Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A.'s (BRC) motion for summary judgment as to Count I, alleging breach of contract. I A review of the pleadings, admissions, affidavits and other materials as would be admissible in evidence on file shows there is no genuine issue as to any material fact, and the following material facts are undisputed: 1. PlaintiffNeil J. Gillespie and two other individuals, who are not parties to this

action, hired Defendant BRC to bring claims against Amscot for alleged violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq. (Complaint, ~~ 6, 11). 2. Under TILA, an aggrieved individual may claim actual damages or statutory

damages of up to $1,000.00. 15 U.S.C. § 1640(a)(l), (2). Under 15 U.S.C. § 1640(a)(3), an aggrieved individual may also make a claim to have his or her attorneys' fees and costs paid by Plaintiff filed a two count complaint, alleging breach of contract against both Defendants in Count I and fraud against both Defendants in Count II. By Orders dated November 28,2007 and July 7, 2008, the Court granted judgment in favor of Defendant Cook on both counts, and in favor of Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A., on the fraud count.
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the losing party under, but only ifhe or she is represented by counsel. Hannon v. Security Nat. Bank, 537 F.2d 327,328-29 (9th Cir. 1976)(denying attorneys' fees under TILA to pro se plaintiff, and holding that "[t]he purpose behind granting attorney's fees is to make a litigant whole and to facilitate private enforcement of the Truth in Lending Act."). 3. Defendant BRC filed a lawsuit under TILA in the United States District Court,

Middle District of Florida, on behalf of Plaintiff and the two other individuals, (Complaint, ~ 9), seeking, among other things, danlages and court-awarded attorneys' fees. (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ~ 4). After discovery, William J. Cook, Esquire, an attorney employed by Defendant BRC, testified by affidavit that it became clear that none of the plaintiffs had actual damages. (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ~ 3). 4. After substantial litigation and discovery, the district court dismissed the TILA

claims, and Defendant BRC filed a notice of appeal. (Complaint, ~ 9); (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ~ 7).. While the case was on appeal, the parties began settlement negotiations. (Complaint, ~~ 22-23, Exh. 4-6). 5. Under the "Class Representation Contract," which Plaintiff attached to his

Complaint as Exhibit 1,2 Defendant BRC had a duty to investigate and litigate Plaintiffs "potential claims from [his] payday loans with AMSCOT Corporation." After the TILA action

2 Although Plaintiff argues the Class Representation Contract was unsigned, he alleged in the Complaint that "GILLESPIE and the LAW FIRM [defined as Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A.] had a written Representation Contract." (Complaint, ~~ 2, 6). Whether the contract was signed is not material because it is undisputed from the pleadings that Plaintiff "acted as if the provisions of the contract were in force." Sosa v. Shearform Mfg., 784 So.2d 609, 610 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001 )("Even if parties do not sign a contract, they may be bound by the provisions of the contract, if the evidence supports that they acted as if the provisions of the contract were in force."). 2

was dismissed, however, Plaintiff expressed a desire to end the litigation and avoid claims against himself, and he directed Defendant BRC orally and in writing to negotiate a settlement of his claims under TILA. (Complaint, Exh. 4 and 5);(Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ,-r,-r 6­

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Eventually, Amscot made a settlement offer which Plaintiff accepted.

(Complaint, ,-r,-r 32-35). Amscot agreed to pay Plaintiff and the other two plaintiffs $2,000.00 each, $50,000.00 to Defendant BRC to settle the TILA plaintiffs' claims for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and a general release of all claims against the TILA plaintiffs. (Complaint, ,-r,-r 34-35 and Exh. 2; (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ,-r,-r 6-8 and Exh. 1». Under the settlement agreement, neither Plaintiff nor the other two individuals had to pay any portion oftheir $2,000.00 to Defendant BRC for attorneys' fees or costs. (Affidavit of William

J. Cook, Esquire, ,-r 11). The Settlement Agreement, which Plaintiff, Amscot and Defendant
BRC signed, constituted a modification to the Class Representation Contract for which there was consideration, as Defendant BRC took on the task of negotiating a general release, which was not a duty under the Class Representation Contract, and stated as follows: "Amscot shall pay the Firm the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars and Noll 00 ($50,000), in satisfaction of Plaintiffs' claims for attorneys' fees and costs, as more fully described herein, against Amscot as asserted in the Action." (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, Exh. 1).

Plaintiffs written directive was for Defendant BRC to demand a settlement whereby Amscot would pay $1,000 to him and $10,000 for Plaintiffs and the other plaintiffs' claim for court-awarded attorneys' fees. (Complaint, Exh. 4 and 5). Had Plaintiff and the other plaintiffs in the TILA action not had counsel, there would have been no basis to make a claim for court-awarded attorney's fees. Hannon, 537 F.2d at 328-29(denying attorneys' fees under TILA to pro se plaintiff).
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Plaintiff also signed a Closing Statement, which included the following statement:

"In signing this closing statement, I acknowledge that Amscot Corporation separately paid my attorneys $50,000.00 to compensate my attorneys for their claim against Amscot for court-awarded fees and costs. I also acknowledge that I have received a copy of the fully executed Release and Settlement Agreement dated October 30,2001." (Complaint, Exh. 2)(Emphasis added). In Count I against Defendant BRC, Plaintiff contends that, even though he entered into the Settlement Agreement with Amscot, by which Plaintiff, Amscot and Defendant BRC agreed that Amscot would pay $50,000.00 to Defendant BRC to settle Plaintiffs and the other two plaintiffs' claim for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and even though Plaintiff signed the Closing Statement, which acknowledged that the payment of $50,000.00 was intended to resolve the claims for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and even through Plaintiff did not pay any portion of the $2,000.00 Amscot paid him to Defendant BRC as attorneys' fees, Defendant BRC should have paid Plaintiff some portion of the $50,000.00 paid to settle the claims for court-awarded attorneys' fees. (Complaint, ~~ 12-20). Plaintiff claims that the failure to do so was a breach of his contract with Defendant BRC. Based on the undisputed material facts, and having read and considered the proceedings, heard from counsel and Plaintiff, and being otherwise fully advised in the premises, Defendant BRC is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law on Count I for several reasons. First, Amscot, not Plaintiff, paid the Plaintiffs attorneys' fees, and Defendant BRC did not take a percentage of the $2,000.00 paid to Plaintiff for his claims for statutory damages. In other words, Defendant BRC did not charge Plaintiff any attorneys' fees. As the Class Representation Contract states, 4

"[i]n rare cases, the Defendant(s) may pay all or part of the attorneys' fees." Amscot paid 100% of Plaintiffs and the other two plaintiffs' attorneys' fees, as agreed to by Plaintiff, Amscot and Defendant BRC, and as permitted by TILA and the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. R. Regulating Fla. Bar 4-1.8(f)(authorizing a lawyer to accept payment of his or her fees for representation of a client by one other than the client). Defendant BRC did not breach any contract with Plaintiff by accepting the payment of $50,000.00 that Plaintiff directed Amscot to pay to it. Moreover, Defendant BRC could not ethically share with Plaintiff any portion of the attorneys' fees it was paid. R. Regulating Fla. Bar 4-5.4(a)("A lawyer or law firm shall not share legal fees with a nonlawyer...."); Profl Ethics of the Fla. Bar,'Op. 60-33 (1961)(Quoting with approval,
HENRY S.

DRINKER, LEGAL

ETHICS 182: "The only situations in which a lawyer may properly permit a client to receive. and retain fees paid by others on account of his legal services are when such payments are to reimburse the client in whole or in part for the client's legal expenses actually incurred in the specific matter for which they are paid."). The law assumes that parties have made a contract for a lawful purpose. DCA 2004). Finally, Plaintiff is estopped as a matter of law from adopting a contrary position in this litigation to the one he took during settlement negotiations with Amscot, in the Settlement Agreement signed by him, Amscot and Defendant BRC, and in the Closing Statement. "In order to demonstrate the existence of estoppel, a party must establish (1) a representation as to a material fact that is contrary to a later-asserted position; (2) reliance upon that representation; and (3) a change in position detrimental to the party claiming estoppel, caused by the representation
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and reliance." Sun Cruz Casinos, L.L.C. v. City of Hollywood, Fla., 844 So.2d 681, 684 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003). According to the undisputed testinlony by Mr. Cook, Defendant BRC relied on the statements Plaintiff made in the Settlement Agreement with Amscot that Amscot was authorized to pay Defendant BRC $50,000.00 for the claim for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, as well as in the Closing Statement, and Defendant BRC would not have accepted the money if Plaintiff had not agreed to the terms of settlement. Therefore, as a matter of law, Plaintiff is estopped from changing his position with Amscot that its payment of $50,000.00 was to settle and resolve Plaintiffs obligation to pay Defendant BRC attorneys' fees and costs. Based on the foregoing, it is ORDERED that Defendant BRC's motion for summary judgment as to Count I is GRANTED; and, IT IS ADJUDGED that Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie, 8092 SW 115th Loop, Ocala, Florida 34481, take nothing by this action and that Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A., 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2100, Tampa, Florida 33602, shall go hence without day and recover costs from Plaintiff, the amount of which the Court retains jurisdiction to determine if the parties cannot agree. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers this

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IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
NEIL J. GILLESPIE, Plaintiff, vs. BARKER, RODEMS & COOK, P.A., a Florida corporation; and WILLIAM J. COOK, Defendants. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _----:1 FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT AS TO COUNT I THIS CAUSE came on to be heard on Tuesday, September 28,2010, on Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A.'s (BRC) motion for summary judgment as to Count I, alleging breach of contract. 1 A review of the pleadings, admissions, affidavits and other materials as would be admissible in evidence on file shows there is no genuine issue as to any material fact, and the following material facts are undisputed: 1. Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie and two other individuals, who are not parties to this Case No.: Division: 05CA7205
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action, hired Defendant BRC to bring claims against Amscot for alleged violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq. (Complaint, ~~ 6, 11). 2. Under TILA, an aggrieved individual may claim actual damages or statutory

damages of up to $1,000.00. 15 U.S.C. § 1640(a)(l), (2). Under 15 U.S.C. § 1640(a)(3), an aggrieved individual may also make a claim to have his or her attorneys' fees and costs paid by Plaintiff filed a two count complaint, alleging breach of contract against both Defendants in Count I and fraud against both Defendants in Count II. By Orders dated November 28,2007 and July 7, 2008, the Court granted judgment in favor of Defendant Cook on both counts, and in favor of Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A., on the fraud count.
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the losing party under, but only if he or she is represented by counsel. Hannon v. Security Nat. Bank, 537 F.2d 327,328-29 (9th Cir. 1976)(denying attorneys' fees under TILA to pro se plaintiff, and holding that "[t]he purpose behind granting attorney's fees is to make a litigant whole and to facilitate private enforcement of the Truth in Lending Act."). 3. Defendant BRC filed a lawsuit under TILA in the United States District Court,

Middle District of Florida, on behalf of Plaintiff and the two other individuals, (Complaint, ~ 9), seeking, among other things, damages and court-awarded attorneys' fees. (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ~ 4). After discovery, William J. Cook, Esquire, an attorney employed by Defendant BRC, testified by affidavit that it became clear that none of the plaintiffs had actual damages. (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, 4.
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3).

After substantial litigation and discovery, the district court dismissed the TILA

claims, and Defendant BRC filed a notice of appeal. (Complaint, ~ 9); (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ~ 7). While the case was on appeal, the parties began settlement negotiations. (Complaint, ~~ 22-23, Exh. 4-6). 5. Under the "Class Representation Contract," which Plaintiff attached to his

Complaint as Exhibit 1,2 Defendant BRC had a duty to investigate and litigate Plaintiffs "potential claims from [his] payday loans with AMSCOT Corporation." After the TILA action

Although Plaintiff argues the Class Representation Contract was unsigned, he alleged in the Complaint that "GILLESPIE and the LAW FIRM [defined as Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A.] had a written Representation Contract." (Complaint, ~~ 2,6). Whether the contract was signed is not material because it is undisputed from the pleadings that Plaintiff "acted as if the provisions ofthe contract were in force." Sosa v. Shearform Mfg., 784 So.2d 609, 610 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001 )("Even if parties do not sign a contract, they may be bound by the provisions of the contract, if the evidence supports that they acted as if the provisions of the contract were in force.").
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was dismissed, however, Plaintiff expressed a desire to end the litigation and avoid claims against himself, and he directed Defendant BRC orally and in writing to negotiate a settlement of his claims under TILA. (Complaint, Exh. 4 and 5);(Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ~~ 6­

6.

Eventually, Amscot made a settlement offer which Plaintiff accepted.

(Complaint, ~~ 32-35). Amscot agreed to pay Plaintiff and the other two plaintiffs $2,000.00 each, $50,000.00 to Defendant BRC to settle the TILA plaintiffs' claims for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and a general release of all clainls against the TILA plaintiffs. (Complaint, ~~ 34-35 and Exh. 2; (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, ~~ 6-8 and Exh. 1)). Under the settlement agreement, neither Plaintiff nor the other two individuals had to pay any portion of their $2,000.00 to Defendant BRC for attorneys' fees or costs. (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esqllire, ~ 11). The Settlement Agreement, wllich Plaintiff, Amscot and Defendant BRC signed, constituted a modification to the Class Representation Contract for which there was consideration, as Defendant BRC took on the task of negotiating a general release, which was not a dllty under the Class Representation Contract, and stated as follows: "Amscot shall pay the Firm the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars and No/I00 ($50,000), in satisfaction of Plaintiffs' claims for attorneys' fees and costs, as more fully described herein, against Amscot as asserted in the Action." (Affidavit of William J. Cook, Esquire, Exh. 1).

Plaintiff s written directive was for Defendant BRC to demand a settlement whereby Amscot would pay $1,000 to him and $10,000 for Plaintiffs and the other plaintiffs' claim for court-awarded attorneys' fees. (Complaint, Exh. 4 and 5). Had Plaintiff and the other plaintiffs in the TILA action not had counsel, there would have been no basis to make a claim for court-awarded attorney's fees. Hannon, 537 F.2d at 328-29(denying attorneys' fees under TILA to pro se plaintift).
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Plaintiff also signed a Closing Statement, which included the following statement:

"In signing this closing statement, I acknowledge tllat Amscot Corporation separately paid my attorneys $50,000.00 to compensate my attorneys for their claim against Amscot for court-awarded fees and costs. I also acknowledge that I have received a copy of the fully executed Release and Settlement Agreement dated October 30,2001." (Complaint, Exh. 2)(Emphasis added). In Count I against Defendant BRC, Plaintiff contends that, even though he entered into the Settlement Agreement with Amscot, by which Plaintiff, Amscot and Defendant BRC agreed that Amscot would pay $50,000.00 to Defendant BRC to settle Plaintiffs and the other two plaintiffs' claim for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and even though Plaintiff signed the Closing Statement, which acknowledged that the payment of $50,000.00 was intended to resolve the claims for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and even through Plaintiff did not pay any portion of the $2,000.00 Amscot paid him to Defendant BRC as attorneys' fees, Defendant BRC sl10uld have paid Plaintiff some portion of the $50,000.00 paid to settle the claims for court-awarded attorneys' fees. (Complaint, Iiflif 12-20). Plaintiff claims that the failllre to do so was a breach of his contract with Defendant BRC. Based on the undisputed material facts, and having read and considered the proceedings, heard from counsel and Plaintiff, and being otherwise fully advised in the premises, Defendant BRC is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law on Count I for several reasons. First, Amscot, not Plaintiff, paid the Plaintiffs attorneys' fees, and Defendant BRC did not take a percentage of the $2,000.00 paid to Plaintiff for his claims for statutory damages. In other words, Defendant BRC did not charge Plaintiff any attorneys' fees. As the Class Representation Contract states,
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"[i]n rare cases, the Defendant(s) may pay all or part of the attorneys' fees." Amscot paid 100% of Plaintiffs and the other two plaintiffs' attorneys' fees, as agreed to by Plaintiff, Amscot and Defendant BRC, and as pernlitted by TILA and the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. R. Regulating Fla. Bar 4-1.8(f)(authorizing a lawyer to accept payment of his or her fees for representation of a client by one other than the client). Defendant BRC did not breach any contract with Plaintiff by accepting the payment of $50,000.00 that Plaintiff directed Amscot to pay to it. Moreover, Defendant BRC could not ethically share with Plaintiff any portion of the attorneys' fees it was paid. R. Regulating Fla. Bar 4-5.4(a)("A lawyer or law firnl shall not share legal fees with a nonlawyer...."); Profl Ethics of the Fla. Bar, Ope 60-33 (1961)(Quoting with approval, HENRY S. DRINKER, LEGAL ETHICS 182: "The only situations in which a lawyer may properly permit a client to receive and retain fees paid by others on account of his legal services are when such payments are to reimburse the client in whole or in part for the client's legal expenses actually incurred in the specific matter for which they are paid."). The law assumes that parties have made a contract for a lawful purpose. DCA 2004). Finally, Plaintiff is estopped as a matter of law from adopting a contrary position in this litigation to the one he took during settlement negotiations with Amscot, in the Settlement Agreement signed by him, Amscot and Defendant BRC, and in the Closing Statement. "In order to demonstrate the existence of estoppel, a party must establish (1) a representation as to a material fact tllat is contrary to a later-asserted position; (2) reliance upon that representation; and (3) a change in position detrimental to the party claiming estoppel, caused by the representation
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and reliance." Sun Cruz Casinos, L.L.C. v. City of Hollywood, Fla., 844 So.2d 681, 684 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003). According to the undisputed testimony by Mr. Cook, Defendant BRC relied on the statements Plaintiff made in the Settlement Agreement with Amscot that Amscot was authorized to pay Defendant BRC $50,000.00 for the claim for court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, as well as in the Closing Statement, and Defendant BRC would not have accepted the money if Plaintiff had not agreed to the terms of settlement. Therefore, as a matter of law, Plaintiff is estopped from changing his position with Arnscot that its payment of $50,000.00 was to settle and resolve Plaintiffs obligation to pay Defendant BRC attorneys' fees and costs. Based on the foregoing, it is ORDERED that Defendant BRC's motion for summary judgment as to Count I is GRANTED; and, IT IS ADJUDGED that Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie, 8092 SW 115th Loop, Ocala, Florida 34481, take nothing by this action and that Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A., 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2100, Tampa, Florida 33602, shall go hence without day and recover costs from Plaintiff, the amount of which the Court retains jurisdiction to determine if the parties cannot agree. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers this _ _ day of September, 2010.

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CIVIL DIVISION

NEIL J. GILLESPIE,
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ORDER ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS AND STRIKE TIDS CAUSE came on for hearing on September 26,2005, upon Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Strike, and counsel for the parties being present and having made arguments and the court having considered the Plaintiffs Rebuttal to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Strike. Defendant's Reply to Plaintiffs Rebuttal to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Strike and the Plaintiff's Second Rebuttal to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Strike, and the court being advised fully in the premises, it is thereupon, ADJUDGED as follows: 1. Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Strike is granted in part and denied in part. 2. Those portions of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Strike seeking to dismiss the Complaint are denied. Defendant shall have fifteen days from the date of this order within which to file responsive pleadings.

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3. Those portions of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Strike seeking to strike portions of the Complaint is granted in the following particulars: a. Paragraphs 47, 48, 49 and 50 of the Complaint are stricken. b. Exhibit 8 to the Complaint is stricken. c. All references to or demands for punitive damages are stricken or failure to comply with §768.72 of the Florida Statutes.
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RICHARD A. NIELSEN CIRCUIT JUDGE

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
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ORDER ADJUDGING PLAINTIFF NEIL J. GILLESPIE IN CONTEMPT
THIS CAUSE came before the Court on Tuesday, September 28,2010, on Defendants' Motion for an Order of Contempt and Writ of Bodily Attachment, l and the proceedings having been read and considered and counsel having been heard, and the Court being otherwise fully advised in the premises, the Court finds and concludes that Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie has wilfully and with contumacious disregard violated the Court's Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions entered July 29,2010 by refusing to appear for a duly noticed deposition on September 3,2010. On July 29, 2010, the Court entered the Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions, which stated: "The Plaintiffs 'Motion for Order of Protection,' (no date provided in Judge Barton's order) renewed in his 'Motion to Cancel Deposition' (6-16-10) is DENIED. The Plaintiff has repeatedly been the subject of Motions to
1 Prior to this motion being heard, the Court heard Defendants' motion for summary judgment. During that hearing, Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie voluntarily left the hearing and did not return.

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Compel by the Defendants during the course of these proceedings, and has ignored Court orders requiring his participation. The Court will not accept these or any further attempts by the Plaintiff to avoid the Defendant's right to discovery in this case and to bring this matter to a close. Non-compliance with the Court's orders is grounds for dismissal of the Plaintiffs remaining count with prejudice." (Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions, ~8). The record shows that Plaintiff previously failed to appear for two properly noticed depositions. Defendants served a notice of deposition on October 13,2009, scheduling Plaintiffs deposition on December 15,2009. On June 1,2010, Defendants served another notice of deposition, scheduling Plaintiffs deposition on June 18, 2010. While Plaintiff served "Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel Deposition Duces Tecum June 18,2010 and for an Order of Protection" on June 14, 2010, he did not attempt to have it heard before the deposition, and did not appear at the deposition. 2 After the Court's Order entered July 29, 2010, Defendants served a notice of deposition on August 17,2010, scheduling the deposition for September 3, 2010. Plaintiff did not respond until September 3,2010, asserting that he would not be attending the deposition for three reasons: First, Plaintiff asserted that "[t]he court has not responded to nor provided accommodations requested under the Americans with disabilities Act ...." Second, he asserted that "the Oath of Office for judges in this matter [ ] are not legally sufficient, calling into question rulings in this matter." Finally, Plaintiff again asserted that Defendants' counsel's

2 As stated above, on July 29,2010, this Court entered the Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions, denying the Plaintiff's motions for protection from being deposed.

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representation of Defendants is "unlawful." Defendants contend that each of these reasons is
either specious or has been expressly rejected by the Court. The Court agrees. Based on these
findings
IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie is guilty of contempt of this Court for failing to appear for deposition on September 3,2010 and he will continue to be guilty of contempt unless and until the Plaintiff is deposed in this matter. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall submit to a deposition in Tampa, Florida, within 45 days. Plaintiff is directed to propose to Defendants' counsel, in writing, three dates on which his deposition may be taken on or before November 12,2010. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if Plaintiff violates this Order by failing to submit to a deposition on or before November 12,2010, then the Court will enter an Order to Show Cause requiring Plaintiffs appearance before the Court, and the Court will consider appropriate sanctions. The Court retains jurisdiction to impose additional sanctions, as necessary, and to tax attorneys' fees and costs. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers this

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September 28, 2010 The Honorable Martha J. Cook Circuit Court Judge Circuit Civil, Division "G" 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 511 Tampa, Florida 33602

Re:

Neil J. Gillespie v. Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A.,
a Florida Corporation; and William J. Cook
Case No.: 05-CA-7205; Division "G"

Dear Judge Cook: Following your ruling today holding Mr. Gillespie in contempt, enclosed is a proposed Order Adjudging PlaintiffNeil J. Gillespie in Contempt along with two copies and postage prepaid envelopes. Ifthe form of the Order meets with Your Honor's approval, we respectfully request that it be entered. Additionally, I am enclosing a copy of Defendants' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal of COlUlterclaims, the original of which is being filed with the Clerk of Court today.

RCR/so Enclosures cc: Mr. Neil J. Gillespie (w/encl)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TIDRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCIDT
IN AND FOR IDLLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
NEIL J. GILLESPIE, Plaintiff, vs. Case No.: Division: 05CA7205
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BARKER, RODEMS & COOK, P.A., a Florida corporation; and WILLIAM J. COOK, Defendants.

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ORDER ADJUDGING PLAINTIFF NEIL J. GILLESPIE IN CONTEMPT
TillS CAUSE came before the Court on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, on Defendants' Motion for an Order of Contempt and Writ of Bodily Attachment, l and the proceedings having been read and considered and counsel having been heard, and the Court being otherwise fully advised in the premises, the Court fmds and concludes that PlaintiffNeil J. Gillespie has wilfully and with contumacious disregard violated the Court's Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions entered July 29, 2010 by refusing to appear for a duly noticed deposition on September 3, 2010. On July 29, 2010, the Court entered the Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions, which stated: "The Plaintiffs 'Motion for Order of Protection,' (no date provided in Judge Barton's order) renewed in his 'Motion to Cancel Deposition' (6-16-10) is DENIED. The Plaintiffhas repeatedly been the subject of Motions to

1 Prior to this motion being heard, the Court heard Defendants' motion for summary judgment. During that hearing, PlaintiffNeil J. Gillespie voluntarily left the hearing and did not return.

Compel by the Defendants during the course of these proceedings, and has ignored Court orders requiring his participation. The Court will not accept these or any further attempts by the Plaintiff to avoid the Defendant's right to discovery in this case and to bring this matter to a close. Non-compliance wit11 the Court's orders is grounds for dismissal of the Plaintiffs remaining count with prejudice." (Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions, ~8). The record shows that Plaintiff previously failed to appear for two properly noticed depositions. Defendants served a notice of deposition on October 13, 2009, scheduling Plaintiffs deposition on December 15, 2009. On June 1, 2010, Defendants served another notice of deposition, scheduling Plaintiffs deposition on June 18,2010. While Plaintiff served "Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel Deposition Duces Tecum June 18, 2010 and for an Order of Protection" on June 14, 2010, he did not attempt to have it heard before the deposition, and did not appear at the deposition. 2 After the Court's Order entered July 29, 2010, Defendants served a notice of deposition on August 17, 2010, scheduling the deposition for September 3, 2010. Plaintiff did not respond until September 3, 2010, asserting that he would not be attending the deposition for three reasons: First, Plaintiff asserted that "[t]he court has not responded to nor provided accommodations requested under the Americans with disabilities Act ...." Second, he asserted that "the Oath of Office for judges in this matter [ ] are not legally sufficient, calling into question rulings in this matter." Finally, Plaintiff again asserted that Defendants' counsel's

2 As stated above, on July 29, 2010, this Court entered the Notice of Case Management Status and Orders on Outstanding Res Judicata Motions, denying the Plaintiffs motions for protection from being deposed.

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representation of Defendants is "unlawful." Defendants contend that each of these reasons is either specious or has been expressly rejected by the Court. The Court agrees. Based on these findings IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Plaintiff Neil J. Gillespie is guilty of contempt of this Court for failing to appear for deposition on September 3, 2010 and he will continue to be guilty of contempt unless and until the Plaintiff is deposed in this matter. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall submit to a deposition in Tampa, Florida, within 45 days. Plaintiff is directed to propose to Defendants' counsel, in writing, three dates on which his deposition may be taken on or before November 12, 2010. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if Plaintiff violates this Order by failing to submit to a deposition on or before November 12, 2010, then the Court will enter an Order to Show Cause requiring Plaintiffs appearance before the Court, and the Court will consider appropriate sanctions. The Court retains jurisdiction to impose additional sanctions, as necessary, and to tax attorneys' fees and costs. DONE AND ORDERED in Chanlbers this _ _ day of September, 2010.

Martha J. Cook Circuit Judge Copies to:
Mr. Neil J. Gillespie, pro se
Ryan Christopher Rodems, Esquire (Counsel for Defendants)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR IDLLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
NEIL J. GILLESPIE, Plaintiff, vs. BARKER, RODEMS & COOK, P.A., a Florida corporation; and WILLIAM J. COOK, Defendants. Case No.: Division: 05CA7205 G

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DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL OF COUNTERCLAIMS Defendants, Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. and William J. Cook, notice the Court and Plaintiff that they are dismissing their counterclaims without prejudice. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this

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RY CHRISTOPHER RODEMS, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 947652 Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. 300 West Platt Street, Suite 150 Tampa, Florida 33606 Telephone: 813/489-1001 Facsimile: 813/489-1008 Attorneys for Defendants, Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. and William J. Cook CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished via U.S. Mail to Neil J. Gillespie, 8092 SW 115th Loop, Ocala, Florida 34481, this cia: of September, 2010.

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Effective: July 1, 2007 West's Florida Statutes Annotated Currentness Title XLVI. Crimes (Chapters 775-899) Chapter 839. Offenses by Public Officers and Employees (Refs & Annos) 839.13. Falsifying records (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), if any judge, justice, mayor, alderman, clerk, sheriff, coroner, or other public officer, or employee or agent of or contractor with a public agency, or any person whatsoever, shall steal, embezzle, alter, corruptly withdraw, falsify or avoid any record, process, charter, gift, grant, conveyance, or contract, or any paper filed in any judicial proceeding in any court of this state, or shall knowingly and willfully take off, discharge or conceal any issue, forfeited recognizance, or other forfeiture, or other paper above mentioned, or shall forge, deface, or falsify any document or instrument recorded, or filed in any court, or any registry, acknowledgment, or certificate, or shall fraudulently alter, deface, or falsify any minutes, documents, books, or any proceedings whatever of or belonging to any public office within this state; or if any person shall cause or procure any of the offenses aforesaid to be committed, or be in anywise concerned therein, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(2)(a) Any person who knowingly falsifies, alters, destroys, defaces, overwrites, removes, or discards an official record relating to an individual in the care and custody of a state agency, which act has the potential to detrimentally affect the health, safety, or welfare of that individual, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “care and custody” includes, but is not limited to, a child abuse protective investigation, protective supervision, foster care and related services, or a protective investigation or protective supervision of a vulnerable adult, as defined in chapter 39, chapter 409, or chapter 415. (b) Any person who commits a violation of paragraph (a) which contributes to great bodily harm to or the death of an individual in the care and custody of a state agency commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “care and custody” includes, but is not limited to, a child abuse protective investigation, protective supervision, foster care and related services, or a protective investigation or protective supervision of a vulnerable adult, as defined in chapter 39, chapter 409, or chapter 415. (c) Any person who knowingly falsifies, alters, destroys, defaces, overwrites, removes, or discards records of the Department of Children and Family Services or its contract provider with the intent to conceal a fact material to a child abuse protective investigation, protective supervision, foster care and related services, or a protective investigation or protective supervision of a vulnerable adult, as defined in chapter 39, chapter 409, or chapter 415,

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commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits prosecution for a violation of paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) involving records described in this paragraph. (d) This section does not prohibit the disposing or archiving of records as otherwise provided by law. In addition, this section does not prohibit any person from correcting or updating records. (3) In any prosecution under this section, it shall not be necessary to prove the ownership or value of any paper or instrument involved.

CREDIT(S) Act Feb. 10, 1832, § 19; Rev.St.1892, § 2571; Gen.St.1906, § 3483; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 5357; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 7492; Laws 1971, c. 71-136, § 1023. Amended by Laws 2002, c. 2002-386, § 1, eff. May 15, 2002; Laws 2007, c. 2007-174, § 2, eff. July 1, 2007. HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES Amendment Notes: Laws 1971, c. 71-136, § 1023, made the offense defined by this section a “misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in § 775.082 or § 775.083” in lieu of provision for punishment “by being imprisoned not exceeding one year or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.” Laws 2002, c. 2002-386, § 1, rewrote this section, which formerly read: “(1) If any judge, justice, mayor, alderman, clerk, sheriff, coroner, or other public officer, or any person whatsoever, shall steal, embezzle, alter, corruptly withdraw, falsify or avoid any record, process, charter, gift, grant, conveyance, or contract, or any paper filed in any judicial proceeding in any court of this state, or shall knowingly and willfully take off, discharge or conceal any issue, forfeited recognizance, or other forfeiture, or other paper above mentioned, or shall forge, deface, or falsify any document or instrument recorded, or filed in any court, or any registry, acknowledgment, or certificate, or shall fraudulently alter, deface, or falsify any minutes, documents, books, or any proceedings whatever of or belonging to any public office within this state; or if any person shall cause or procure any of the offenses aforesaid to be committed, or be in anywise concerned therein, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. “(2) In any prosecution under this section, it shall not be necessary to prove the ownership or value of any paper or instrument involved.” Laws 2007, c. 2007-174, § 2, in subsecs. (2)(a) and (2)(c), substituted “, alters, destroys, defaces, overwrites, re-

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moves, or discards” for “by altering, destroying, defacing, overwriting, removing, or discarding” following “falsifies”. CROSS REFERENCES Abstracts, Filing untrue copies, see § 703.19. Refusing to make, see § 703.18. LIBRARY REFERENCES Clerks of Courts 76. Coroners 25. Justices of the Peace 30. Municipal Corporations 174. Officers and Public Employees 121. Sheriffs and Constables 153. Westlaw Topic Nos. 79, 100, 231, 268, 283, 353. C.J.S. Clerks of Courts §§ 257 to 259. C.J.S. Coroners § 33. C.J.S. Justices of the Peace § 23. C.J.S. Municipal Corporations § 549. C.J.S. Officers and Public Employees §§ 255 to 259. C.J.S. Sheriffs and Constables §§ 209, 210. RESEARCH REFERENCES Encyclopedias Criminal Liability, FL Jur. 2d Courts & Judges § 328. Fla. Jur. 2d Criminal Law Substantive Principles and Offenses § 1798, Generally; Obtaining Property by False Personation. Theft, Destruction, Alteration, or Wrongful Possession or Handling, of Ballots and Election Equipment and Records, FL Jur. 2d Elections § 204. Accounts and Records, FL Jur. 2d Police, Sheriffs, & Constables § 128. Removal or Falsification, FL Jur. 2d Records & Recording Acts § 12. UNITED STATES CODE ANNOTATED

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Falsification of records, see 18 U.S.C.A. § 2071. NOTES OF DECISIONS Falsification 2 Immunity from prosecution 3 Public documents 1 Review 4 1. Public documents Statute is not limited in its operation to such public documents as were provided for by law when the act was originally passed, but applies to all public documents made such by laws since that time, and now recognized as public documents, such as the registration books of Pensacola. Pou v. Ellis, 66 Fla. 358, 63 So. 721 (1913). 2. Falsification To illegally and corruptly add the names of persons to the registration books who are not qualified to register, is to “falsify” a record within the meaning of statute. Pou v. Ellis, 66 Fla. 358, 63 So. 721 (1913). Elections 312 3. Immunity from prosecution Accused required to testify before county solicitor in investigation proceeding concerning legality of registration of electors for municipal primary election was entitled to writ of prohibition precluding prosecution for falsifying public records by corruptly placing illegal names on registration book, since testimony at investigation proceeding immunized accused. State ex rel. Arnas v. Petteway, 121 Fla. 831, 164 So. 876 (1936); State ex rel. Barone v. Petteway, 121 Fla.831, 164 So. 875 (1936); State ex rel. Young v. Petteway, 121 Fla. 830, 164 So. 875 (1936); Lemus v. Petteway, 121 Fla. 829, 164 So. 875 (1936); State ex rel. Truesdell v. Petteway, 121 Fla. 828, 164 So. 874 (1936); State ex rel. Diaz v. Petteway, 121 Fla. 828, 164 So. 874 (1936); State ex rel. Marshall v. Petteway, 121 Fla. 822, 164 So. 872 (1936). 4. Review State did not show reversible error in proceeding in which petitioner who was held under information was granted habeas corpus and did not overcome presumption of correctness of judgment below. Leppig v. Green, App. 3 Dist., 201 So.2d 803 (1967). Habeas Corpus 847 West's F. S. A. § 839.13, FL ST § 839.13 Current through Chapter 274 (End) of the 2010 Second Regular Session of the Twenty-First Legislature (C) 2010 Thomson Reuters. No Claim to Orig. US Gov. Works. END OF DOCUMENT

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TIDRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR IDLLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
NEIL J. GILLESPIE, Plaintiff, vs. BARKER, RODEMS & COOK, P.A., a Florida corporation; and WILLIAM J. COOK, Defendants. Case No.: Division: 05CA7205 G

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DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL OF COUNTERCLAIMS Defendants, Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. and William J. Cook, notice the Court and Plaintiff that they are dismissing their counterclaims without prejudice. RESPECTFULLY SUBMIITED this

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RY CHRISTOPHER RODEMS, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 947652 Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. 300 West Platt Street, Suite 150 Tampa, Florida 33606 Telephone: 813/489-1001 Facsimile: 813/489-1008 Attorneys for Defendants, Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. and William J. Cook CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished via U.S. Mail to Neil J. Gillespie, 8092 SW IIS th Loop, Ocala, Florida 34481, this da of . September, 2010.

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TALLAHASSEE — Quietly and with little public notice, more than 250 judges as well as two dozen state attorneys and public defenders won re-election Friday as the qualifying period for judicial offices ended. Among the winners are Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe and Public Defender Bob Dillinger, and Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober and Public Defender Julianne Holt. They and hundreds of judges should all thank former Miami Dade Circuit Judge Martin D. Kahn, a veteran jurist who was defeated by 2,700 votes by a political newcomer when he sought re-election in 2000. Kahn's defeat ginned up so much sympathy among state lawmakers that they quietly tucked a little amendment in an elections bill as it passed on the final night of the 2002 legislative session. Instead of qualifying for public office with other state candidates in July of every year, the judges would file their paperwork in May, when federal candidates qualify. Former Rep. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, offered the measure as part of a larger amendment. Contacted earlier this week, Goodlette said the issue had been raised because of Kahn's defeat. Sitting judges wanted time to clear their calendars and campaign if they faced opponents, Goodlette said. "The rumor was that if they moved judicial qualifying, then maybe nobody would notice," recalled Secretary of State Kurt Browning, who was Pasco elections supervisor in 2002 and lobbying lawmakers for improved elections laws. For the qualifying that closed Friday, there were 283 circuit judge positions statewide. Twenty-three of those are open seats and will be contested. Of the 260 remaining seats, only eight will be contested. The other 252 won unopposed. Brad King, the state attorney in Hernando, and Howard "Skip" Babb Jr., the public defender, also drew no opposition. Two of the state's top prosecutors, Lawson Lamar of Orange County and Norm Wolfinger of Brevard County, qualified to seek re-election. Wolfinger is unopposed and Lamar drew a little-known criminal defense lawyer as an opponent. Lamar and Wolfinger are among the state's top double dippers. Lamar "retired" in 2005 without leaving office. He collected $514,927 in lump sum benefits, plus a $115,752 a year pension, plus an annual salary of $153,140. Wolfinger followed suit in 2007. He collected $447,834 in lump sum benefits, plus an $83,484 a year pension, plus an annual salary of $153,140. Circuit judges are paid $145,080. Only two incumbent circuit judges in the Tampa Bay area drew opposition, both in Tampa: Judge Kevin Carey is opposed by lawyer Catherine M. Catlin, and Judge Martha Cook drew opposition from Constance Daniels.

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The other contested races are for open seats. Few incumbents have lost since Florida began electing judges in nonpartisan races in the 1970s, but the early qualifying date lets even more avoid opposition, according to a review of election results over the past 12 years. Judges frequently escape opposition because only lawyers can run for the jobs, and few lawyers are willing to risk angering a judge before whom they must appear. In recent years few incumbent circuit judges have faced opposition, and only five have been defeated. In 2005, lobbyists for the state's prosecutors and public defenders got legislators to move their qualifying to May as well, putting all judicial system races up for grabs much earlier than the traditional qualifying period, which usually begins in July. This year, qualifying for other state candidates begins June 16 because primaries are Aug. 26, a week earlier than in past years. Supreme Court and District Court justices run under a merit retention system. No judge has been denied another term since the merit retention system was adopted in the 1970s. On the Supreme Court this year, only Justice Charles T. Wells faces voters. Twenty-three judges from the five district courts of appeal will also be on the ballot. Times researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Lucy Morgan can be reached at lmorgan@sptimes.com or (850) 224-7263.

>>fast facts Sixth Circuit Incumbents re-elected without opposition State Attorney Bernie McCabe Public Defender Bob Dillinger Circuit Judges Lauren Laughlin Raymond O. Gross W. Lowell Bray Jr. Pamela A.M. Campbell Walt Logan Mark Shames Stanley R. Mills Shawn Crane

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Linda H. Babb Jack R. St. Arnold Anthony Rondolino Bruce Boyer Tim Peters John A. Schaefer Daniel D. Diskey Linda Allan George M. Jirotka Walter L. Schafer Jr. Thane Bobbitt Covert Circuit Judge races Group 6, open seat Violet M. Assaid Mary Handsel Bruce G. Howie Group 8, open seat Kenneth Foote Susan L. Gardner Robert Angus Williams >>fast facts Fifth Circuit Incumbents re-elected without opposition: State Attorney Brad King Public Defender Howard "Skip" Babb Jr. Circuit judges Richard Tombrink Jr. Mark J. Hill William Jack Singbush Jonathan D. Ohlman Don F. Briggs Jack Springstead

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G. Richard Singeltary Sandra Edwards-Stephens T. Michael Johnson Brian D. Lambert Curtis J. Neal Steve Rushing Carol A. Falvey Mark A. Nacke Circuit Judge races Group 11 Richard A. Howard, incumbent Rhonda Portwood Group 3, open seat Sandy Hawkins Michael Lamberti Denise Lyn >>fast facts 13th Circuit Incumbents re-elected without opposition Mark Ober, State Attorney Julianne Holt, Public Defender Circuit Court Manuel Menendez Jr., Chief Judge of the Circuit Court, Group 19 Marva L. Crenshaw, Group 4 Daniel L. Perry, Group 5 James Arnold, Group 8 Greg Holder, Group 9 Rex Martin Barbas, Group 10 Ralph C. Stoddard, Group 11 Charlene Edwards Honeywell, Group 12 Jack Espinosa Jr., Group 13 Claudia Rickert Isom, Group 15

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Chet A. Tharpe, Group 18 Sam D. Pendino, Group 20 Vivian Corvo Maye, Group 27 William P. Levens, Group 28 Wayne S. Timmerman, Group 29 Richard A. Nielsen, Group 31 Katherine G. Essrig, Group 33 James M. Barton II, Group 34 Herbert J. Baumann, Jr., Group 35 Michelle Sisco, Group 38 Steven Scott Stephens, Group 39 Christopher C. Sabella, Group 40 Daniel H. Sleet, Group 41 County Court Cheryl K. Thomas, Group 2 Eric R. Myers, Group 7 John N. Conrad, Group 9 Margaret Taylor Courtney, Group 16 Lawrence Lefler, Group 17 circuit judge Races Group 1 Caroline J. Tesche Jason Montes Group 2 Samantha Ward Miriam Velez Group 7 J. Kevin Carey (incumbent) Catherine M. Catlin Group 21 Lisa D. Campbell Linda Courtney Clark

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Detail of Candidates Election Year: 2002 General Election Office: Circuit Judge Party: All With Candidate Last Name Starts With: cook Sort Contributions By: Contributor Name And Then Sort By: Candidate/Committee Name Limit Number Of Records Returned To: 500 Candidate/Committee -------------------------------------------------Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Cook, Martha (NOP)(CTJ) Date Amount Typ Contributor Name ---------- ---------------- --- ---------------------------------------07/23/2002 500.00 CHE AASYS GROUP, INC. 07/31/2002 500.00 CHE ABC CAPITAL CORP. 07/22/2002 100.00 CHE ACORD ALENE 07/17/2002 200.00 CHE ADDISON & DELANO, P.A. 08/27/2002 100.00 CHE ALPERT JONATHAN L. 10/31/2002 500.00 CHE AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE 08/12/2002 500.00 CHE ANCOS, INC. 10/15/2002 200.00 CHE ARMSTRONG ROSEMARY 07/16/2002 100.00 CHE ARNOLD LYNWOOD F. 10/09/2002 100.00 CHE ARNOLD LYNWOOD F. 09/06/2002 100.00 CHE BALES JOHN 09/06/2002 150.00 CHE BALES & WEINSTEIN 08/27/2002 200.00 CHE BARKIN MARVIN E. 10/09/2002 100.00 CHE BARNETT L. J. 08/12/2002 100.00 CHE BARRS, WILLIANSON, STOLBERG, TOWNSEND & 10/21/2002 100.00 CHE BARTON JR. BERNARD A. 10/23/2002 500.00 CHE BAVOL CHARLES 10/23/2002 500.00 CHE BAVOL, BUSH, GRAZIANO & RICE, P.A. 10/31/2002 300.00 CHE BAY AREA IMAGING SERVICES, INC. 07/31/2002 500.00 CHE BAY AREA IMAGING SERVICES, INC. 08/27/2002 250.00 CHE BEARD III RICHARD A. 10/15/2002 250.00 CHE BIERLEY JOHN C. 09/12/2002 250.00 CHE BIVINS ROBERT 07/18/2002 25.00 CHE BLACK BERNICE H. 08/15/2002 50.00 CHE BLAIN RUSSELL M. 10/23/2002 250.00 CHE BLANK STACY 10/21/2002 100.00 CHE BLAU RICHARD M. 06/24/2002 100.00 CHE BLAU RICHARD M. 07/31/2002 100.00 CHE BOB THOMAS REVOCABLE TRUST 10/09/2002 100.00 CHE BOLT ROBERT 10/15/2002 500.00 CHE BRADLEY D. SOUDERS, P.A. 10/15/2002 250.00 CHE BRANDON GROVES, INC. 08/12/2002 500.00 CHE BRANDON GROVES, INC. 07/30/2002 100.00 CHE BREWER JOHN L. 06/28/2002 500.00 CHE BROWN AND SON FUNERAL HOMES, INC. 10/16/2002 500.00 CHE BROWN AND SON FUNERAL HOMES, INC. 10/21/2002 100.00 CHE BUESING KAREN 09/06/2002 100.00 CHE BUESING KAREN 06/24/2002 500.00 CHE BURGHARDT & BURGHARDT ENTERPRISES, INC. 10/09/2002 100.00 CHE CARLSON CHARLES 10/30/2002 100.00 CHE CARRAWAY CLAIRE 08/09/2002 250.00 CHE CASON DOROTHY C. 05/13/2002 500.00 CHE CASON WARREN 10/02/2002 500.00 CHE CASON WARREN 06/24/2002 100.00 CHE CLARK ROBERT W. 09/27/2002 100.00 CHE CLARK ROBERT W. 08/16/2002 250.00 CHE CLARK, CHARLTON & MARTINO, P.A. 09/04/2002 500.00 CHE COHEN, JAYSON & FOSTER, P.A. 09/12/2002 100.00 CHE CONLEY JEFFREY Address ---------------------------------------5907 BRECKENRIDGE PKWY 1313 GRAY STREET 3421 S. DREXEL AVE. P.O. BOX 2175 712 CORAL REEF DRIVE 4914 WEST KNOX STREET P.O. BOX 1288 3415 MULLEN AVE. 721 S. FIELDING AVE. 721 S. FIELDING AVE. 502 LUCERNE AVE. P.O. BOX 172179 1605 CULBREATH ISLES DR. S. 2805 BAYPOINTE CIRCLE 2503 WEST SWANN AVE. 945 HEMINGWAY CIRCLE 6312 MACLAURIN DR. 100 S. ASHLEY DR., STE. 2100 P.O. BOX 15065 4150 N. ARMENIA AVE., STE. 102 100 N. TAMPA ST. STE. 2175 P.O. BOX 2939 9920 STATE ROAD 39 SOUTH 3025 MINUTEMAN LN. 3205 FOUNTAIN BLVD. 718 S. OREGON AVE. 400 N. ASHLEY SUITE 2300 400 N. ASHLEY SUITE 2300 40 RANCH RD 601 BAYSHORE BLVD., STE. 700 115 S. FIELDING AVE. P.O. BOX 1288 P.O. BOX 1288 219 COOK STEET 5624 26TH ST. W 5624 26TH ST. W 161 BALTIC CIRCLE 161 BALTIC CIRCLE 4421 12TH STREET COURT, E 4410 W. BEACH PARK DR. 48 ALBEMARLE AVE. P.O. BOX 1288 P.O. BOX 128 P.O. BOX 128 2605 S. BRYANT CIRCLE 2605 S. BRYANT CIRCLE 3407 W. KENNEDY BLVD. 201 E. KENNEDY BLVD. STE. 1000 408 51ST ST. NW City State Zip ---------------------------------------TAMPA, FL 33610 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33601 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33634 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33609 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33672 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33611 TAMPA, FL 33609 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33647 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33684 TAMPA, FL 33607 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33601 LITHIA, FL 33547 BRANDON, FL 33511 TAMPA, FL 33609 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33602 THONOTOSASSA, FL 33592 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33602 BRANDON, FL 33511 BRADENTON, FL 34207 BRADENTON, FL 34207 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33606 BRADENTON, FL 34203 TAMPA, FL 33609 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33601 TAMPA, FL 33601 TAMPA, FL 33601 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33609 TAMPAP, FL 33602 BRADENTON, FL 34209 Occupation Inkind Desc -------------------- -------------------COMPUTER NETWORKS REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY ATTORNEY MEDICAL SERVICES TRUSTEE ATTORNEY

ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY IMAGING SERVICES MEDICAL SERVICES REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY ATTORNEY

ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TRUSTEE TRUSTEE FUNERAL HOMES FUNERAL HOMES

REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY ATTORNEY HOUSE WIFE ATTORNEY ATTORNEY

ATTORNEY ATTORNEY AUTO DEALER

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CONLEY ROGER COOK MARJORIE J. COOK MARJORIE J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK MARTHA J. COOK WILLIAM COVINGTON ROBERT S. COVINGTON ROBERT S. CREATIVE CUSTOM FLOORS, INC. DANCO STEPHEN H. DCNM SERVICES, P.A. DE LA PARTE & GILBERT, P.A. DEBERRY MARVIN R. DEBRORAH LARNED WERNER, P.A. DELANO CARYL E. DEMIDUKE ROBERT DOOZAN DAN DOOZAN JED DOWELL & PEREZ, P.A. DOWELL & PEREZ, P.A. EDENFIELD MICHAEL S. FEE RICHARD FISERV FISERV FINANCIAL SYSTEMS OF FL, INC. FLETCHER CHARLES FLORIDA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION FLOWERS HARRY C. FOURAKER M.D. BRADLEY D. FOX SUSAN W. FOX SUSAN W. FRYE WILLIAM FUSCO LAUREN R. GALYE B. CARLSON, P.A. GALYE B. CARLSON, P.A. GARDNER MERRITT GARDNER MERRITT GAYLORD S. CARY GEORGGI'S, INC. GETZOFF DEBORAH A. GILBERT LEONARD H. GILBERT LEONARD H. GILLMAN H. LEO GIZZARD LEE BLANTON GLBERT RICHARD A. GLENN ROBERT GRAMMIG ROBERT J. GRAMMIG ROBERT J. GRAVES SHERILYNN GRIFFIN & ASSOCIATES HAWTHORNE WILLIAM HAYES CALVIN HE HONGJIAN HE HONGJIAN HENDRIX & DAIL, INC. HENDRIX & DAIL, INC. HENRY E. VALENZUELA, P.A. HIMES J. FRASER HIMES J. FRASER HOOKER MICHAEL HOOKER MICHAEL HORAN MICHAEL J. HORAN MICHAEL J. HOWELL MARK HUDSON GEORGE ILGENFRITZ SCOTT J. D. DOWELL, P.A. JAEB LORENA JAEB LORENA

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BRADENTON, FL 34209 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 VALRICO, FL 33594 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33629 VALRICO, FL 33594 TAMPA, FL 33626 TAMPA, FL 33681 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33618 TAMPA, FL 33609 TAMPA, FL 33629 TIERRA VERDE, FL 33715 BRANDON, FL 33511 BRANDON, FL 33511 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33602 BRANDON, FL 33510 VALRICO, FL 33594 BEAUMONT, TX 77704 HOUSTON, TX 77704 TAMPA, FL 33611 TAMPA, FL 33611 TAMPA, FL 33611 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33629 BIRMINGHAM, MI 48025 TAMPA, FL 33607 TAMPA, FL 33607 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33602 LUTZ, FL 33549 BRANDON, FL 33511 LITHIA, FL 33547 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33629 PLANT CITY, FL 33565 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33629 BRANDON, FL 33511 BRADENTON, FL 34209 TAMPA, FL 33629 CLEARWATER, FL 33759 CLEARWATER, FL 33759 PALMETTO, FL 34221 PALMETTO, FL 34221 TAMPA, FL 33602 TAMPA, FL 33601 TAMPA, FL 33601 TAMPA, FL 33606 TAMPA, FL 33606 ODESSA, FL 33556 ODESSA, FL 33556 TAMPA, FL 33611 SARASOTA, FL 34231 TAMPA, FL 33629 TAMPA, FL 33602 TEMPLE TERRACE, FL 33617 TEMPLE TERRACE, FL 33617

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No: 12-7747 _______________________ IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ____________________ NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER vs. THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS ________________________ PETITIONER’S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ________________________

SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX Affidavit of Neil J. Gillespie, April 25, 2011

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No: 12-7747 _______________________ IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ____________________ NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER vs. THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS ________________________ PETITIONER’S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ________________________

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1. Transcript September 28, 2010 Final Summary Judgment, Civil Contempt with Writ of Bodily Attachment Gillespie v Barker, Rodems & Cook, PA, et al, 05-CA-7205, Hillsborough Co., Florida 2. 3. Original Notarized Errata Sheet of Neil J. Gillespie, Amended Letter instructing Dempster Berryhill Court Reporting to file the Errata Sheet

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
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APPEARANCES

RYAN CHRISTOPHER RODEMS, ESQUIRE

Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2100 Tampa, Florida 33602 Attorney for Defendants
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THE COURT: right. Good morning, folks. All

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I believe we're here today on a Motion

for Final Summary Judgment -- or, Motion for Summary Judgment filed by the defendant; is that correct? MR. RODEMS: Yes, Your Honor. There is

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two other matters as well. THE COURT: Well, let's address the one

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that has been scheduled first, which is the Motion for Summary Judgment. MR. GILLESPIE: THE COURT: Your Honor Folks, you

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Please be seated.

don't need to stand to argue. Please be seated. MR. GILLESPIE:

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Your Honor, this morning I I have a I

filed a federal lawsuit against you.

complaint here if you would like to read it. move to disqualify you. THE COURT: Your motion to disqualify

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based on a federal lawsuit is legally insufficient and is denied. Please continue with your Motion for Summary Judgment. MR. RODEMS: Thank you, Your Honor.

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I move to disqualify you

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on the basis that I have a financial relationship with your husband. THE COURT: All right. Your motion to

disqualify me on that basis is denied. MR. GILLESPIE: you THE COURT: Sir on the basis of an I move to disqualify

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affidavit that you made misrepresentations at the last hearing about whether or not I was -­ THE COURT: Sir, file a written motion.

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I'm not going to allow you to disrupt these proceedings again. feigned illness. The last proceedings you You left this courtroom No, I did not feign

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will be escorted out. MR. GILLESPIE: THE COURT: sir. MR. GILLESPIE: THE COURT: gentleman out. I'm leaving. Escort the Well, I'm leaving.

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Continue with your motion, please. will continue. MR. GILLESPIE:

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leaving because I didn't get my ADA accommodation. THE COURT: That's not true, sir.
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lawsuit on this table for you. THE COURT: proper service. You must go, sir. Leave. It's not

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The plaintiff filed a two-count complaint against the two defendants; Barker, Rodems and Cook and Cook. Count One alleged breech of

contract, Count Two alleged fraud. By orders dated November 28th, 2007 and July 7th, 2008 the Court granted judgment in favor of Cook on both counts and for Defendant BRC on the fraud count. The only count

remaining by plaintiff against Defendant BRC is for Breech of Contract against BRC, and we're moving for Summary Judgment. The following facts that are in my motion

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individual may be awarded actual damages or statutory damages, and an aggrieved individual may also make a claim for attorney's fees and costs. The law is clear that to make a claim for attorney's fees or costs though a party must be represented by counsel, it cannot be pro se. And I have case law for the Court which I'll be happy to submit at the end of the hearing, or if it's your preference to look at it now. But

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in any event, that was the holding in Hannon, H-A-N-N-O-N, versus Security National Bank, 537 Federal 2nd, 327, Ninth Circuit from 1976. Subsequently, Barker, Rodems and Cook filed a lawsuit under TILA in Federal Court on behalf of the plaintiff and two other plaintiffs in that action, who are not parties

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to this case, and requested damages as well as court-ordered attorney fees. After discovery it was clear, according to Attorney Cook, that none of the plaintiffs had actual damages, so the pursuit was for statutory damages. After substantial litigation in which our law firm, Barker, Rodems and Cook, expended well over 300 hours the district court dismissed the TILA claims. After the dismissal Barker, Rodems and Cook filed a notice of appeal. While the case

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claims being made against him, so he urged Cook to get the cases settled, and not only to get the case settled but he now wanted an additional -- to his damages he wanted Mr. Cook to secure for him a general release or a mutual release. Now, under the class representation contract BRC's duties didn't include seeking a general release, it only included seeking damages. that duty. But in any event, Mr. Cook took on And during the settlement

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negotiations Mr. Gillespie actually directed Mr. Cook in writing to negotiate a settlement for him whereby Amscot would pay $1,000 to Mr. Gillespie and $10,000 for Mr. Gillespie's and the other plaintiff's claim for court-awarded attorney's fees. Now again, if Mr. Gillespie hadn't been represented by counsel he could have made no claim for court-awarded attorney's fees. Eventually Amscot made a settlement offer which Mr. Gillespie accepted. And under that

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settlement agreement Amscot agreed to pay Mr. Gillespie $2,000. It also agreed to pay

$50,000 to settle Mr. Gillespie's and the other two plaintiff's claims for court-awarded attorney's fees and costs. And it also

included a mutual general release of all claims. Under the settlement agreement none of the plaintiffs had to pay any portion of Barker, Rodems and Cook's attorney's fees and costs. The plaintiff signed a written settlement agreement with Amscot, which has been attached to the affidavit of Mr. Cook and presented to the Court. And that settlement agreement which

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that document which Mr. Cook signed on behalf of Barker, Rodems and Cook and Mr. Gillespie signed stated, quote, "Amscot shall pay the firm" -- which was defined as Barker, Rodems and Cook -- "the sum of $50,000 in satisfaction of plaintiff's claims for attorney's fees and costs as more fully described herein against Amscot as asserted in the action." Mr. Gillespie signed that. signed it. When the opportunity came to present Mr. Gillespie with his money we presented him Barker, Rodems and Cook presented him He read it, he

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acknowledge that I have received a copy of the fully executed release and settlement agreement dated October 30, 2001." Now in Count One, the Breech of Contract claim against Barker, Rodems and Cook, Mr. Gillespie contends that even though he signed the settlement agreement and even though he signed the closing statement and even though he agreed with Amscot that Amscot would pay all of his attorney's fees, that somehow or other Barker, Rodems and Cook should have split some portion of the $50,000 paid to settle the claim for court-awarded attorney's fees with Mr. Gillespie. And he claims that failure to

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under the professional ethics opinion of the Florida Bar 60-33, which quoted with approval of Henry S. Drinker (Phonetic) from legal ethics in which he said, quote, "The only situations in which a lawyer may properly permit a client to receive and retain fees paid by others on

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account of his legal services are when such payments are to reimburse the client in whole or in part for the client's legal expenses actually incurred and the specific manner for which they are paid." In other words, had

Mr. Gillespie paid us $50,000 and then we received $50,000 we could have reimbursed him. But, that's not what happened and that's not what Mr. Gillespie wanted. He wanted a split

of it as if he was an attorney entitled to a share of it. THE COURT: Nor did he represent in his

claim that he had paid monies to your firm or MR. RODEMS: THE COURT: reimbursement. No, ma'am. -- is entitled to That wasn't the basis when I

read the complaint for the breech of contract. MR. RODEMS: It's not alleged in the

complaint, Your Honor, correct. THE COURT: MR. RODEMS: All right. Based on these undisputed

facts there are several basis to grant Summary Judgment in Defendant Barker, Rodems and Cook's favor as stated in the motion.

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Because Amscot paid Mr. Gillespie's attorney's fees and Mr. Gillespie kept his entire $2,000 there was never any contingency fee taken. This was a situation where, as the

class representation contract states, quote, "In rare cases the defendant may pay all or part of the attorney's fees". occurred here. And that's what

Amscot paid 100 percent of

Mr. Gillespie's and the other two plaintiff's attorney's fees, which is permitted by TILA and also the rules regulating the Florida Bar, 4-1.8(f) which authorizes a lawyer to accept payment of his or her fees for representation of a client by one other than the client. there was no contingency fee charged to plaintiff. He kept his entire $2,000. So,

But Mr. Gillespie, by signing the settlement agreement, also agreed with Amscot and with Barker, Rodems and Cook that the fee for this case would be $50,000 and that would cover the fees and the costs. So, this was

Mr. Gillespie's choice to make this decision. Mr. Gillespie's contractual theory would require Barker, Rodems and Cook to violate the ethical rules by splitting a fee.

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we presented with Mr. Gillespie with a class representation contract we couldn't have done it for some unlawful purpose, and certainly never contemplated that we would split an attorney's fee with him. The second reason is, the plaintiff agreed to the amount of attorney's fees and costs. Now, we started out seeking and when I

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case went on it changed and Mr. Gillespie now wanted us to negotiate a release for him. More

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Mr. Gillespie signed the settlement agreement, which clearly spelled out his agreement with Arnscot, not ours but his agreement with Arnscot, that the $50,000 would be paid to our law firm for attorney's fees and costs he agreed to that

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Three of the four claims

were disposed of by judgment on the pleadings. The record is undisputed. The facts that have

alleged are undisputed, and my clients are entitled to judgment in their favor and we ask that you enter that. And we have brought with us today, Your Honor, a proposed Final Summary Judgment as to

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Count One along with the appropriate copies and postage, pre-paid envelopes. In the event that

the order is not satisfactory and you'd like us to send over a CD with this version on it so it can be modified, we can certainly do that. But, we would ask you to review that and consider entering that. THE COURT: Thank you. I will

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and many, many pleadings.

think I'm looking at Volume 11. anything that remains? MR. RODEMS:

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there were counterclaims, but I am going to talk with my clients today and I assume that those will be dismissed. The only thing that would remain after that would be the various issues relating to collection on the judgment that has already been entered, costs and also there may be one or two motions out there for sanctions. The other two things that I want to bring

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up today, if I could briefly, Your Honor -­ THE COURT: MR. RODEMS: Okay. Excuse me.

The other two things that I

would like to mention, Your Honor is that in your order that set the hearing for today you did ask us to be prepared to discuss with you the previous Motion for Contempt and asked us, you know, to be prepared to discuss with you whether Mr. Gillespie had complied with the fact information sheet. And I did want to

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is resolved. The other thing is that we, once again, tried to schedule Mr. Gillespie for a deposition. And he basically did not attend,

despite your previous order, which denied his Motion for Protective Order or to Avoid the Deposition. We do still have the judgment that And obviously at

we need to collect upon.

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pending. THE COURT: MR. RODEMS: What counterclaims, precisely? Well, there are two

counterclaims -- I believe two counterclaims for defamation, libel and slander or maybe just libel; I can't remember at the moment. But

like I said, Your Honor, I am 100 percent confident that as soon as I go back a Notice of Dismissal of those remaining counterclaims will be submitted this afternoon. But in any event, we are going to need to depose Mr. Gillespie. He is obviously not

willing to show up and he's -- so, we filed a Motion For an Order of Contempt and Writ of Bodily Attachment. We did not -- we noticed it the

for hearing today, but obviously it was

idea was, you know, the Court was going to take up the summary judgment and the other issues first. I don't know if you would like us to

reset this on a separate day or if you wish to entertain it now. THE COURT: now. Well, it's been noticed for

You can at least make a record and let me

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Mr. Gillespie has ignored court orders in the past and that the Court will not accept these or any further attempts by the plaintiff to avoid the defendant's right to discovery in this case and bring the matter to a close. So, subsequent to that we served a Notice of Deposition on August 17th, 2010 scheduling the deposition on September 3rd. And we

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the Court has not responded to nor provided accommodations requested under the Americans with Disability Act. Second, he said that the Oath of Office of Judges in this matter are not legally sufficient, calling into question rulings in this matter. And finally he reiterated again his belief that my representation of the defendants is quote, "unlawful", closed quote. Even though

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unless someone physically arrests Mr. Gillespie and holds him until he purges himself of the contempt by refusing to sit for deposition the defendants are never going to be able to get to the bottom of the issues that are necessary to bring the case to resolution. So, we would ask for the Court to find Mr. Gillespie in contempt and consider issuing a Writ of Bodily Attachment. I would represent to the Court that if Mr. Gillespie is taken into custody I will do my best to complete the deposition as quickly as possible. But, I do want to advise the

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in law or fact and also prior to discovery violations. There was a motion based on both

of those, which was granted, and then the Judge held a hearing on the amount and awarded that monetary sanction at that point. THE COURT: So, you have a judgment for And you have,

sanctions against Mr. Gillespie.

as counter plaintiff, a lawsuit against Mr. Gillespie for defamation? MR. RODEMS: THE COURT: Yes, Your Honor. Is there anything else besides

the defamation count? MR. RODEMS: THE COURT: No, Your Honor. And that's one count of

defamation or slander? MR. RODEMS: It may be two. It may have

been one for one defendant and one for the other defendant. But, it all emanated from one

letter that Mr. Gillespie wrote to the president of Arnscot. THE COURT: Well, it's very clear from the

record that Mr. Gillespie hasn't complied with this Court's orders, and contempt is an appropriate sanction. And I do find you're

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wouldn't want that either.

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our objective is just to get the deposition completed. THE COURT: Why don't I provide

that unless he gives a -- when are you going to be back? MR. RODEMS: I will be back in the office,

I believe, next Tuesday, which -- I'm sorry, the date might.be -­ THE COURT: Why don't we provide that he

has 45 days in which to give such a deposition, otherwise the Court will issue an order to show cause and consider further appropriate action. MR. RODEMS: Okay, Your Honor. So, should

I prepare an order finding Mr. Gillespie in contempt and providing that he has 45 days? THE COURT: In which to provide the

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decide, Mr. Rodems, to resolve the remaining counts you can send a copy of whatever you file with the clerk or fax it to me so that I know the status of the file. MR. RODEMS: that. THE COURT: MR. RODEMS: Judge. THE COURT: All right. We're done. Thank you so much. Thank you for your time, Yes, Your Honor.
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ERRATA SHEET OF NEIL J. GILLESPIE, AMENDED
COURT: Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Hillsborough County, Florida, Civil Law Division CASE NUMBER: 05-CA-7205 STYLE OF CASE: Neil J. Gillespie, Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant, vs. Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A., Defendant and Counter-Plaintiff William J. Cook, Defendant and Counter-Plaintiff DATE: September 28, 2010 TIME: 11:04 a.m. - 11:28 a.m. PRESIDING JUDGE: Martha J. Cook, Circuit Court Judge Hearing 1: Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant’s Oral Motion To Disqualify Trial Judge Hearing 2: Defendants and Counter-Plaintiffs’ Motion For Final Summary Judgment Hearing 3: Defendants and Counter-Plaintiffs’ Motion For Civil Contempt and Writ of Bodily Attachment REPORTER: Robbie E. Darling Dempster, Berryhill & Associates 1875 North Belcher Road, Suite 102 Clearwater, Florida 33765 Telephone (727) 725-9157 Page Cover Line Error or Change Neil J. Gillespie is the Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant Barker, Rodems & Cook, P.A. and William J. Cook are Defendants and Counter-Plaintiffs Reason for Change To correct error, add counter-party status To correct error, see p. 16. line 7; p. 17, line 25; p. 18, lines 1, 4 and 9 for reference to counterclaims

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This hearing began with Plaintiff and Counter-Defendants’ oral motion to disqualify the presiding trial judge, Martha J. Cook, Circuit Court Judge, beginning on page 3, line 16. This hearing was also on Defendants and Counter-Plaintiffs’ Motion for Contempt and Writ of Bodily Attachment, in addition to “Defendants’ and Counter-Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Summary Judgment”. The hearing on contempt begins on page 17, line 7, also see Judge Cook’s statement on page 19, lines 5-11.

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Appearances Neil J. Gillespie, pro se, Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant Appearances Please add the address for Neil J. Gillespie: 8092 SW 115th Loop, Ocala, Florida, 34481 20 Transcript shows punctuation of a “period” where it should show punctuation of “dashes” to show Judge Cook cut Gillespie off mid-sentence: 20 MR. GILLESPIE: Well, I'm leaving. Transcript should show Judge Cook cut Gillespie off mid-sentence: 20 MR. GILLESPIE: Well, I'm leaving -23 Again at line 23 the same inaccuracy is repeated, and should be changed. 23 MR. GILLESPIE: I'm leaving -On page 5, line 7-8, Gillespie was finally able to speak his complete sentence: 7 MR. GILLESPIE: I'm leaving the federal 8 lawsuit on this table for you.

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Gillespie misspoke in this exchange because he was upset that Judge Cook ordered him removed from the hearing, and had twice cut him off in mid-sentence. 3 MR. GILLESPIE: For the record, I'm 4 leaving because I didn't get my ADA 5 accommodation. Gillespie intended to state he did not get his ADA accommodation. He was leaving because Judge Cook ordered him to leave, and intended to state the following: 3 MR. GILLESPIE: For the record, 4 I didn't get my ADA 5 accommodation.

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(THEREUPON, Mr. Gillespie exited the courtroom)

The above should reflect that Mr. Gillespie was escorted out of the courtroom and/or courthouse by the bailiff, Deputy Christopher E. Brown, H.C.S.O., per the letter of Maj. James Livingston dated January 12, 2011. (THEREUPON, Mr. Gillespie was escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff) A copy of Maj. Livingston’s letter to Neil Gillespie, with mailing envelope, accompanies this Errata Sheet, along with a copy of Maj. Livingston’s email of January 12, 2011 with attached copy of the letter, and Gillespie’s inquiry letter of

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November 13,2010. This correspondence impeaches a false statement by Judge Martha J. Cook that appears on page 19, lines 5-11:

5 [THE COURT] You can make a record. I did have your 6 motion, it was noticed for today. As you know, 7 this is a Motion for an Order of Contempt and 8 Writ of Bodily Attachment. And let the record 9 reflect that Mr. Gillespie elected to leave 10 even though he was advised that the hearing 11 would continue in his absence.
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NOTE: This transcript was previously corrected sometime after Gillespie's email and fax to Jean Murray dated October 16,2010, see attached. The transcript was amended after the October 4, 2010 date shown on page 26, Certificate of Reporter Robbie E. Darling. I have read the transcript of the above hearing held September 28, 2010, and except for any errors or changes noted above, I hereby subscribe to the transcript as an accurate record of the statements made by me. I cannot subscribe to statements made after I was ordered removed from the hearing, or know if Judge Cook or Mr. Rodems influenced or attempted to influence the court reporter in his duty as an officer of the court. "A court reporter is an officer of the court for all purposes while acting as a reporter in a judicial proceeding or discovery proceeding. (12A Fla.Jur.2d, §224; 2005). Court reporters, as officers of the court, are amenable to its processes for failure to perform their duties. Peacock v. State, 154 So. 2 856 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1st Dist. 1963 )." Signature of Neil J. GilleSPie:r'·· STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF MARION BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority authorized to take oaths and acknowledgments in the State of Florida, personally appeared NEIL J. GILLESPIE, Isnown to me, or who produced _ who, after having first been duly sworn, deposes and says that the abo;e matters contained in this Errata Sheer are true and correct to the best of his knowledge and belief. WITNESS my hand and official seal this
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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Jean Murray" <jmurray@dempstercr.com> Saturday, October 16, 2010 12:44 PM 2010, 09-28-10, transcript, page 5, error, correction needed.pdf correction needed on transcript of September 28, 2010

Hi Jean, I just reviewed the transcript of the hearing September 28, 2010 done by Robbie Darling and there is a serious error on the top of page five at line 1: (THEREUPON, Mr. Gillespie exited the courtroom). Clearly this is inaccurate because there was the following exchange later in the transcript, beginning on page five at line 4: 4. MR. GILLESPIE: For the record, I'm 5 leaving because I didn't get my ADA 6 accommodation. 7 THE COURT: That's not true, sir. 8. MR. GILLESPIE: I'm leaving the federal 9 lawsuit on this table for you. 10 THE COURT: You must go, sir. It's not 11 proper service. Leave. Go ahead. I believe the information on page five at line 1 should appear after the above exchange ending on page five at line 11. Also, HCSO Bailiff C.E. Brown removed me from the courtroom at the order of Judge Cook and escorted me from the building. I believe this information should be included on the transcript, because Judge Cook is now claiming that I left the hearing voluntarily. A copy of page 5 is attached. Time is of the essence in this matter. Thank you. Sincerely, Neil Gillespie (352) 854-7807

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Date: October 16,2010 Pages: two (2) including this cover sheet Re: transcript error
Hi Jean, I just reviewed the transcript ofthe hearing September 28, 2010 done by Robbie Dariing and there is a serious error on the top ofpage five at line 1: (THEREUPON, Mr. Gillespie exited the courtroom). Clearly this is inaccurate because there was the following exchange later in the transcript, beginning on page five at line 4: 4. MR. GILLESPIE: For the record, I'm
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I believe the information on page five at line 1 should appear after the above exchange ending on page five at line 11. Also, HCSO BailiffC.E. Brown removed me from the courtroom at the order of Judge Cook and escorted me from the building. I believe this information should be included on the transcript, because Judge Cook is now claiming that I left the hearing voluntarily. A copy ofpage 5 is attached. Time is ofthe essence in this matter. Thank you. Sincerely, Neil Gillespie

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The plaintiff filed a two-count complaint against the two defendants; Barker, Rodems and Cook and Cook. Count One alleged breech of

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Mr. Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW l1S th Loop Ocala, Florida 34481 Dear Mr. Gillespie: In response to your letter dated November 13,2010, I made contact with Deputy Christopher E. Brown concerning your request for an explanation regarding why he escorted you out of the courthouse on September 28, 2010 after a hearing with Judge Martha Cook. Deputy Brown advised that the Judge ordered you to leave after a disruption in the courtroom. He stated that he followed you to the front door as you exited the building without assistance. Other than the official records maintained by the Court, I am not aware of any other records related to the hearing before Judge Cook. As we discussed on the telephone today, you expressed some concern over your personal safety while in the courthouse due to a disability and due to a potential threat from opposing counsel. Please let me know the date and time of your next visit to the courthouse and we will take action to help ensure a safe and orderly visit. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions or concerns. Sincerely,

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From: "LIVINGSTON, JAMES P" <jlivings@hcso.tampa.fl.us> To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:25 AM Attach: Ltr to Mr. Neil Gillespie 011211.pdf Subject: Response Letter Mr. Gillespie, Attached is a copy of your letter dated 11/13/2010, along with my response letter dated today. The original reponse letter will go out today via U.S. Mail. Thank you, James P. Livingston Major - Court Operations Division Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Office: 813-242-5061 Fax: 813-242-1834 jlivings@hsco.tampa.fl.us

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VIA V.P.S. No. lZ64589FP290445194 December 4, 2012 Larry Murray, President Dempster Berryhill Court Reporting 1875 N. Belcher Road, Suite 102 Clearwater, FL 33765 RE: Transcript of hearings September 28, 2010 before Judge Martha J. Cook
Gillespie v. Barker, Rodems & Cook, 05-CA-7205, Hillsborough Co., Florida.
Dear Mr. Murray, Enclosed you will find a copy of my notarized, amended errata sheet for the transcript of the hearings September 28, 2010 in the above case before Judge Cook, reported and transcribed by Robbie E. Darling of your firm. Kindly file a copy with the court. Thank you.

Telephone: (352) 854-7807 email: neilgillespie@mfi.net Enclosure

VIA V.P.S. No. lZ64589FP290445194 December 4, 2012 Larry Murray, President Dempster Berryhill Court Reporting 1875 N. Belcher Road, Suite 102 Clearwater, FL 33765 RE: Transcript of hearings September 28, 2010 before Judge Martha J. Cook
Gillespie v. Barker, Rodems & Cook, 05-CA-7205, Hillsborough Co., Florida.
Dear Mr. Murray, Enclosed you will find a copy of my notarized, amended errata sheet for the transcript of the hearings September 28, 2010 in the above case before Judge Cook, reported and transcribed by Robbie E. Darling of your firm. Kindly file a copy with the court. Thank you.

Telephone: (352) 854-7807 email: neilgillespie@mfi.net Enclosure

No: 12-7747 _______________________ IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ____________________ NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER vs. THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS ________________________ PETITIONER’S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ________________________

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Original Transcript of telephone call - Kimberley Pruett-Barry to Neil Gillespie - October 3, 2012, and audio CD

IN RE: Telephone Conversation
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Home Office Business Telephone Extension of Neil J. Gillespie October 3, 2012 12:31 p.m.

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telephone extension of Neil J. Gillespie (352)854-7807 are recorded for quality assurance purposes pursuant to the business use exemption of Florida Statutes chapter 934, section 934.02(4) (a) (1) and the holding of Royal Health Care Servs., Inc. v. Jefferson-Pilot Life Ins. Co., 924 F.2d 215 (11th Cir. 1991) * * * * * * * * * * AUTOMATED OPERATOR: This call is being

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recorded for quality assurance purposes. MR. GILLESPIE: Hello.
Hello.

MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE:

Hello. Is this Mr. Gillespie?

MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE:

Yes. Hi, Mr. Gillespie, my name

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is Kim Pruett and I live right down the street from you. I think you live -­ I live off of 60th, but I

have hired a lawyer by the name of Robert Bauer, and I started seeing some things that have made me question him. So I went on the internet yesterday

and pulled, you know, just Googled his name just to
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see what I could come up with. MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh. And my mind got blown away.

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Did you have him as an attorney? MR. GILLESPIE: Oh, yeah. Oh, my God, I am sick, I

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MS. PRUETT-BARRY: sick to my stomach. hiring this guy.

I have made a huge mistake in He, he,

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he just will not move our case forward and he sits there and bills and bills and bills us. have like a 40,000-dollar bill. like 23,000. We now

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I have paid him

So I am completely stuck into him,

you know, and it's hard -­ so how am I supposed to get another attorney? You know, I mean, he's taken And it's

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every bit of the savings that we got.

just -­ at first he was real gung-ho on the case and now I can't get him to move to save my life. Is that the kind of like problems you had with him? MR. GILLESPIE: Well, yeah, and a lot of

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people have the same kind of problem. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Yeah, I saw that there is

Anna Hodges, I think her name was. MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh. I talked to Ms. Strauss,

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and they made a complaint against him and they
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actually got all their money back from him. MR. GILLESPIE: Really? She said. Did you try to

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go to arbitration to get your money back, any money that you may have paid him or? MR. GILLESPIE: I made a Bar complaint. I

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didn't do anything beyond that.

And I am probably I am

going to be making a followup Bar complaint. still involved in litigation with him.

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my case is going to hopefully go to the Supreme Court. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Oh, so you -- did you file

like a suit against him as well? MR. GILLESPIE: Yes. Oh, okay. So you probably

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can't talk to me about a whole lot of stuff, I'm sure. MR. GILLESPIE: Well, I can talk to you. Okay.

MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: public record, so -­ MS. PRUETT-BARRY: what happened.

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Okay, okay.

Well, this is

We have, actually -- I have learned I live in Majestic

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so much in the past 5 years. Oaks.

I don't know if you know where that is at.
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I call it the neighborhood from hell. MR. GILLESPIE: Is that here in Ocala? Yeah, it's right off of

MS. PRUETT-BARRY: 60th.

Do you know where Marion Landing is or -­ MR. GILLESPIE: I know where 60th is, that's

down by the Paddock Post Office, right? MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Well, yeah. Instead of

like if you're going west away from 1-75, if you were to turn right to go to the airport, you just turn left and I live back in that area. MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh. But anyways, believe it or I

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not, this is what th2 really funny thing is. hired Bauer two years ago to -- for a legal malpractice suit against another attorney. we're actually winning that lawsuit.

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has now decided to investigate him for unethical behavior. He got busted for cocaine and all kinds But anyways, Bauer Well,

of stuff and didn't tell us.

told me he was a legal malpractice attorney. I am finding out otherwise.

I don't think he knows

a thing about legal malpractice. MR. GILLESPIE: his background? MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Huh? No. Do you know about

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He is a fairly new attorney. Yes, since like 2007.

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Oh, did he?

Okay.

He was a firemen before that. Oh, was he? Because I know

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Right, they work together. I have met his wife. Okay.

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And he -­ when he first got on the case he was all gung-ho, and you know, he really did, we went after it strong and hard and I was kind of impressed. Well, they did a change of venue because this attorney that I am doing the legal malpractice suit against lives in Orlando. So we had to do a change

of venue and we lost and the case had to go to Orlando. And that was back in January. And here

it is October and now he has not done a damn thing since. MR. GILLESPIE: Well, legal malpractice is one

of the hardest cases to do, and he just doesn't have very much knowledge, in my opinion. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Yeah. Well, I talked to

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another legal malpractice attorney down in Tampa, and here is my dilemma. He jumped allover our

case, because it looks like we do have a pretty good case against this one attorney; Peter McGrath was his name. And like I said, he got busted for

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McGrath, is that the lawyer in Tampa? MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: the trouble with? MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Right. Or that's the one In Orlando.

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we had the legal malpractice with. MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh. Well, I contacted

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if you don't mind saying? MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Oh, he was good. You know

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what, look up legal mal -- I'll do it for you right now, hang on. His last name is Vaughn. Hang on a second. I think it

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conversations with him, and he told us we had an excellent case and he wanted our case. MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh.

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Which is fine and dandy and

I want to hire him, but now he wants a contingency at 30 percent. Well, now here I have almost paid

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Bauer 40,000, and then if I do a contingency that he gets 30 percent, I might be left holding 10 bucks. MR. GILLESPIE: an hourly basis? MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: Yup. Well, were you paying Bauer on

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Yeah, that's always a mistake. Well, see and I don't trust

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Did you ever change it to a

He was supposed to but he

Well, they're really not I found that out through the

It's unethical for them to change -­ I was talking

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this is what the State Bar told me.

with Mr. Negan (phonetic), and he's called me several times. If you are doing an hourly case and

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it comes to the point that you just can't afford it anymore -­ MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh.
and you know, you

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expired all resources, and the case is not quite
near settling -­ MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh.
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supposed to try and go ahead and settle it and do
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they should go ahead and settle it.
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case with Bauer going from hourly to contingency.
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they -- if you sign a release for the prior malpractice and that wipes that clean, then he does a contingency, they can just throw the case. There

is a thousand ways a lawyer can throw a case and just blame it on the legal system. problem. So that was the

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I don't recall. It's Kim, K-i-m. Barry.

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K-i-m. Barry, B-a-r-r-y. B-a-r-r-y. Let's see. I

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Uh-huh. Right.

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with what he had to say. our case.

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started looking for another attorney because Robert Bauer is just -­ we asked him to go to mediation in January, Neil. In January after depositions, we

said we want, you know, let's go to mediation and let's -­ I want this thing over. Here it is

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on depositions?

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off on depositions for the change of venue, we can do that. So I'm thinking, wait a minute, you can

do depositions but you can't go to mediation? MR. GILLESPIE: Did you make a Bar complaint? Not yet, not yet, because I I just

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just started investigating him yesterday. pulled all this stuff up yesterday. everything sat there, he did nothing. June I called him and I said:

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mediation, what part of this don't you understand? And he said: Well, let me get with the other party Well, we find out they're

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ready to go to mediation, too. again, Neil.

Nothing happened

Since the week of July 4th my husband was off and I said: I bet he ain't in his office, but So July 4th week my husband called You know, my husband

let's call him.

him and he put it to him. said:

Get it to mediation immediately, I am And he said he would.

telling you.

Here it is October and I get an e-mail yesterday going: Oh, well, I have to do a new case

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thought -­ that's when I said, okay, something wrong here.

He is bleeding us for every dime we

got and he's doing it on purpose because he knows we got a good case and he knows it will probably be settled in mediation, but he's going to get every dime out of it first. doing, Neil. MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh. That's exactly what he's And that is what he is

MS. PRUETT-BARRY: doing.

And you know, so I e-mailed back and I

said, no, you have mediation scheduled within 10 days or I'm taking further action. MR. GILLESPIE: I'm sorry to hear about all

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the problems you're having with him. anything I can to help you. MS. PRUETT-BARRY:

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you got a legal malpractice attorney against him? Have you hired an attorney? MR. GILLESPIE: No. Because I'm trying to find Hang on, Neil. I

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pulled it right up the other day, now I can't seem to find where he went. MR. GILLESPIE: address if you want. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: together MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: me and -­ MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: neilgillespie -­ MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: Internet.net, n-e-t. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Mfi.net? Okay. @MFI, for Mid Florida Okay, go ahead. Yeah. you could just e-mail it to Yeah. I'll give you my e-mail

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It's my name, Neil Gillespie,

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That is right. Okay. Yeah, and as soon as

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is he is completely incompetent.

anything and he can't follow through on anything. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Well, let ask you this,

because I been kind of noticing this, too, he's a real smart ass, too. MR. GILLESPIE: that. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Internet, I mean, he Like the one lady on the I guess she -­ he looked at I have had people tell me

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how do you put up with her, something like that. MR. GILLESPIE: Right. Yeah. That was Dr. Woodhull.

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Uh-huh. It's (352)207-7291.

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7291. Right. Tell her feel free

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All right. And I will e-mail you this Maybe we all

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legal malpractice attorney's name.

ought to get together and file a suit against him, the three of us. MR. GILLESPIE: Uh-huh. That might be -­ that

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Did you do that? MR. GILLESPIE: No. You probably need to do

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They will probably award you your money Do you know that? MR. GILLESPIE: I am not that familiar with

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quick, it's like within 60 to 90 days.

You go

before a panel and you state why you feel like Mr. Bauer should give you your money back. And

from what I am understanding they rule in more cases to give the money back than not. Now, this is my question that I called Mr. Negan about today. Can I do both? Like with

Peter, can I do the arbitration to get my fees back and still sue him for damages? don't know. MR. GILLESPIE: might be an issue.
MS. PRUETT-BARRY: Right. So that is -- in I don't know either. That That is what I

fact, I had to leave a message and he is calling me back. But with Bauer -­ MR. GILLESPIE: Is this the man from the Bar? Yes, Mr. Negan is the man

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other words, two lawyers have to agree on it, that it would warrant investigation. If both of those

lawyers say yes it should be investigated, that is when they finally investigate. MR. GILLESPIE: Right. It would go to a

Grievance Committee at that point. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: Okay.

But the Grievance Committees,

they're pretty much secretive and you don't know what goes on there. I mean, in my case Bauer went You know, I sent my

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information and call me or -­ and please have Ms. Woodull -- Woodhull, I think it is, call me as well. And maybe the three of use, maybe we ought

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All right. So feel free to e-mail me And if I don't

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of money with people. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: more thing. Okay, let me ask you one

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last time you had any dealings with Bauer? been over two years? MR. GILLESPIE: against him -­ MS. PRUETT-BARRY: got one pending.

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already pending you're fine. MR. GILLESPIE: Well, you know, it's -­ it was

pending and now it's on appeal, and that is the case that may be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. Because I made a -­ what they call a Rule 13.5 application to extend time to file. granted by Justice Thomas. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: MR. GILLESPIE: Okay. And that was

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to file that Petition for Writ of Certiorari. MS. PRUETT-BARRY: I gotcha. So as long as But if you

it's already out there you're fine.

were starting from anew you have to do it within the two years, and you did, you did something within the two years, so that is fine.
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I, Michael J. Borseth, Court Reporter for the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, in and for Hillsborough County, DO HEREBY CERTIFY, that I was authorized to and did transcribe a tape/CD recording of the proceedings and evidence in the above-styled cause, as stated in the caption hereto, and that the foregoing pages constitute an accurate transcription of the tape recording of said proceedings and evidence, to the best of my ability. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand in the City of Tampa, County of Hillsborough, State of Florida, this 28 March 2013. MICHAEL J. BORSETH, Court Reporter

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No: 12-7747 _______________________ IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ____________________ NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER vs. THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS ________________________ PETITIONER’S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ________________________

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REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION TO FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT GWYNNE ALICE YOUNG MARCH 28, 2013 FOR WITNESS TAMPERING AND
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN THE COMPLAINT AGAINST

ROBERT W. BAUER, TFB NO. 2013-00,540 (8B)

VIA UPS No. 1Z64589FP295864526 Email gyoung@carltonfields.com Gwynne Alice Young President, The Florida Bar Carlton Fields, P.A. 4221 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 1000 Tampa, FL 33601-3239

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RE: Request for Investigation, Witness Tampering, Obstruction of Justice Kimberley Pruett-Barry, and Robert W. Bauer, TFB No. 2013-00,540 (8B) Dear Madam Bar President: This is a request for an investigation in TFB No. 2013-00,540 (8B) for witness tampering and obstruction of justice by Kimberley Pruett-Barry and Robert W. Bauer. Ms. Pruett-Barry is a.k.a. Kim Pruett-Barry, Kim Pruett or Kim Barry, and perhaps uses other variations or aliases. Also, someone connected Anna Hodges, another unhappy Bauer client, with a false report of my death. Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft, in a letter to me dated March 15, 2013 wrote “If you wish to file a rebuttal to the response, please do so in writing by April 1, 2013.” Respectfully Ms. Young, I request the time be tolled to file a rebuttal until the requested investigation is complete. Ms. Craft is a witness to witness tampering and obstruction of justice by Ms. Pruett-Barry and Mr. Bauer, and should be disqualified from further proceedings in this matter. Ms. Craft, along with Paul Hill and Kenneth Marivn, were provided “cc” my email response January 16, 2013 to Ms. Pruett referring her complaints about Mr. Bauer to The Florida Bar. Now it appears Pruett’s contact with me was intended to discredit and undermine my complaint against Mr. Bauer. In addition and in the alternative, dishonesty by Ms. Craft shown in the matter of Catherine Barbara Chapman, RFA No. 13-12194, shows misstatements of fact and law by Ms. Chapman that would cause a reasonable person to question her fairness and impartiality. See my letter to you March 26, 2013, and addendum thereto March 28, 2013 in RFA No. 13-12194. Therefore Ms. Craft should be disqualified from further proceedings in this matter. Letter of Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft - March 15, 2013 Bar Counsel Ms. Craft stated in her letter of March 15, 2013 that it appeared that Mr. Bauer did not provide me a copy of his response to my complaint: Enclosed you will find Mr. Robert W. Bauer's response to your complaint. The response sent by Mr. Bauer indicated that a copy was being mailed to you. However based on your recent email to The Florida bar it appears that you did not receive you copy of Mr. Bauer's response.

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Ms. Craft’s statement is correct, I did not received a response from Mr. Bauer as indicated. This is not surprising given Mr. Bauer’s record of dishonesty in my relationship with him, which allegation is part of my Bar complaint(s) against him. Mr. Bauer also has a record of dishonesty in his responses to those Bar complaints, and related matters. The involvement of Kim Pruett appears to be a continuation of Bauer’s behavior intended to intimidate me and obstruct justice. Email of Kim Pruett, January 28, 2013 - “Exhibit A” to Mr. Bauer’s Response The single remarkable item provided by Ms. Craft was “Exhibit A” to Mr. Bauer’s response, a copy of an email from Kim Pruett who unfortunately has been contacting me for several months complaining about Robert W. Bauer, whom she claimed negligently represented her and her husband in a legal malpractice lawsuit against Florida attorney Peter R. McGrath. However Kim Pruett’s email states “Please be advised that I am satisfied with Mr. Bauer's representation of our case and in no way want to be associated with Mr. Gillespie and this complaint.” The email of Kim Pruett is “Exhibit A” to Mr. Bauer’s response, and appears here as Exhibit 1. The email is dated “Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM”, and shows as its subject “Per Complaint of Neil Gillespie”. The email appears to have two parties, Kim Pruett and Robert W. Bauer: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "rwb@bauerlegal.com" <rwb@bauerlegal.com> The email states in relevant portion: Dear Sirs/Madam, Mr. Neil Gillespie is using my name WITHOUT my permission in a complaint against Robert Bauer, Atty, with the Florida State Bar. Please be advised that I am satisfied with Mr. Bauer's representation of our case and in no way want to be associated with Mr. Gillespie and this complaint. I will also be discussing this matter with MaryAnn Crawford. Thank you, Kim Pruett On information and belief, Kim Pruett-Barry and husband William Barry are presently, or were in the past, clients of attorney Robert W. Bauer, and the Law Office of Robert W. Bauer, in the following legal malpractice lawsuit(s) against Orlando attorney Peter R. McGrath: Kimberly Pruett Barry, et al. v. Peter, R. McGrath, et al. Orange County Case No. 2012-CA-009323-O Uniform Case Number: 482012CA009323A001OX

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Kimberly Pruett Barry, et al. v. Peter R. McGrath, et al. Marion County Case No. 42-2011-CA-000329-AXXX-XX It appears Kim Pruett-Barry and William Barry hired attorney Peter R. McGrath for a homeowner association lawsuit in Marion County, Florida, with Majestic Oaks Homeowners Association: Marion County, Florida, Case Number: 42-2008-SC-005061-AXXX-XX Plaintiff : Majestic Oaks Homeowners Association Attorney: Christopher A. Carlisle Defendant: William Barry Attorney: Robert Peter McGrath Defendant: Kimberely Pruitt (sic) Barry Attorney: Robert Peter McGrath It appears Kim Pruett-Barry later retained Ocala attorney Mark W. Fox to conclude the lawsuit with Majestic Oaks Homeowners Association. Kim Pruett-Barry indicated that she made a complaint to The Florida Bar about Peter R. McGrath which is, or was, being investigated by Francisco Digon-Greer. Unsolicited telephone call of Kim Pruett October 3, 2012 to Neil Gillespie A woman self-identified as “Kim Pruett” telephoned me unsolicited October 3, 2012 and complained about the legal representation of Robert W. Bauer, whom she said represented her in a legal malpractice case against attorney Peter McGrath. The telephone call was recorded and a copy of the recording is enclosed. A transcript of the telephone call has been ordered. I request an extension of time to file a rebuttal to Mr. Bauer’s response until I can review the transcript. I request an extension of 30 days from my receipt of the transcript. This request is separate from my request to toll time during an investigation of witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Upon listening again to Kim Pruett’s 25 minute recorded telephone call of October 3, 2012 1, several things stand out, even without the aid of a transcript to review. For example: Kim Pruett said “I’m sick, sick to my stomach, made a huge mistake hiring this guy”, that Mr. Bauer took all their savings, and Bauer was “bleeding” them for every dime. Kim Pruett said Mr. Bauer does not know a thing about legal malpractice, for which she hired him in the legal malpractice case against Peter R. McGrath. Kim Pruett said former Bauer client Anna Hodges got money back that she paid Bauer. Ms. Hodges confirmed March 24, 2013 is false, she did get any money back from Bauer.
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Kim Pruett said former Bauer client “Ms. Strauss” got all her money back from Robert Bauer. The client was Philip Strauss, not “Ms. Strauss”, and he did not get money back. Kim Pruett called Mr. Bauer a “smart ass”, and said he was disrespectful toward her. Ongoing Email Contact Kim Pruett and Neil Gillespie Selected comments and email (not all email). There are 41 emails by my count, including one received two days ago, March 26, 2013. All the emails appear in a composite, at Exhibit 2. Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:14 PM Kim Pruitt: I wrote [Mr. Bauer] a real nasty email! I told him he was "milking" us and to get this case moving forward or else! Friday, October 05, 2012 8:11 PM Kim Pruitt: BTW, I "got with" Bauer on yesterday, threatened to find another Atty, etc if he did not help us with out case, now, all of a sudden he has made more ph calls to us in the last 24 hrs than he has made in 2 years! Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:16 AM Kim Pruitt: Hey Neil and Angela, Sorry have not been in touch. FINALLY had to get a new lawyer! We have been begging Bauer since January to get us into Mediation, he says he will and then we never hear from him again. Over 2 weeks ago, I sent him a nasty email and told him he had 10 days to get to something scheduled. I really laid into him! He immediately called my husband and apologized and said he would get right to work on it! We haven't heard from him since! We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. Bauer has not done anything with our case since Jan., yet somehow, we have racked up a 40K bill!!! We have already paid him about 13K and I REFUSE to give him another dime. Just thought I would let ya'll know what is going on. Kim Saturday, October 20, 2012 11:56 AM Kim Pruitt: Bauer. He definately fails to "move a case forward", I think he tries to rack up a bill. Kim Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:58 PM

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Neil Gillespie: Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:21 PM Kim Pruitt: OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning. Kim Monday, November 19, 2012 5:02 PM Kim Pruitt: Hey Neil, Still have no heard a PEEP from the FL State Bar on the complaint that I filed on Peter McGrath. Hmmmmmm, sure is taking along time, almost a total of 6 months now, for them to let me know what is going on. Does it usually take this long? kim Monday, November 19, 2012 8:31 PM Neil Gillespie: Hi Kim, Have you heard from the Florida Bar about your complaint against Peter McGrath? Also, I noticed the case docket in Orange County still shows Robert Bauer as your counsel, will Bauer represent you at the mediation hearing December 17th? Neil Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:05 AM Kim Pruett: No to all of the above. Yea, Mark Fox was gonna be our new Lawyer, BUT, Peters Lawyers fought it because Mark Fox is also a witness and they said he couldn't be both. So we had to look for another lawyer and we did get one who came HIGHLY recommended to us. His name is Paul Linder in Orlando. (sigh) I swear Neil I feel like we are starting over at square one, even though it has been 2 years. If you note on the Orange County Clerk of Court Bauer got approved for the Telephonic Depos in July, yet he never scheduled them! These were important Depos, they were the Ins Atty's and would love to testify against Peter. We should have been in Trial by now instead trying to go to Mediation! Kim Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:57 AM Neil Gillespie: Kim, Why is Mark Fox a witness? Paul Linder is not listed as counsel in Orange County, so officially you are still represented by Robert Bauer in this case. It appears to me, based on my limited understanding of this matter, that Bauer never intended to represent you zealously, but to burn through your cash and drop the matter, like Bauer did in my case. This may show that Bauer is actually protecting McGrath,

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while billing you. This may explain the lack of action by the Florida Bar too. But I need to know more about your case to be certain. Perhaps if I read your complaint to the Bar, that might show what is actually going on. You may be in a situation where you cannot find counsel who will actually represent your interest, but only provide you with "fake representation", designed either to take your money, or for one lawyer to help another lawyer, as they are all on the same team. FYI - you and me, and the public, are not on this team. This is the essence of my petition to the US Supreme Court. You are welcome to provide me with your Bar complaint, and any other documents. Neil Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:07 AM Neil Gillespie: Hi Kim, Have you heard from the Florida Bar about your complaint against Peter McGrath? Also, I noticed the case docket in Orange County still shows Robert Bauer as your counsel, will Bauer represent you at the mediation hearing December 17th? Neil Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:59 PM Kim Barry: Mark Fox took over the case from Peter McGrath in 2010 and ended it in 3 weeks, Peter couldn't end it in 3 years. Mark is the one that pointed out to me and Bill that Peter had acted unethically and told us we had one "hell of a Legal Malpractice Suit against Peter". So natually we were using him as a witnes. Paul Linder is taking over our case on Dec. 7th. He flew to Italy for the Holidays, so it probably hasn't hit the Orange County Court yet. Yes, you are 100% correct, he sat there and did practically NOTHING since Feb and yet we got a 23k bill from him!!! I KNOW for a fact that Susan Reynolds did all the work, because she told me what she was doing. I was in communication with her until she left in Mar. We should have been billed a fee from his Paralegal, not from him. Since she left NOTHING has happened except for the Permission from the Judge to do the telephonic depos. Yet he never did them! UUGGH!! I sent him nast email messages telling him to get this stuff done, he made promises and then we would not hear from him again until I wrote another nasty emails, etc, etc! Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:47 PM Kim Pruett: Lots to tell you, too much in an email, call me when you can! Had to keep dumb butt Bauer, his lawyers would not accept my new lawyer, threatened to take it to the Judge! 352 207-7291 Kim Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:21 PM

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Neil Gillespie: Dear Kim, Thank you for your email. In a letter dated January 7, 2013 Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft informed me that the Bar was moving forward with my complaint, which is now designated "Robert W. Bauer, The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B)". Since you are still a client of Mr. Bauer, I think it would be better to direct your questions about Mr. Bauer to the Florida Bar directly. Plus I do not have the time, and am not feeling well. You have my sincere sympathy for what you are going through, but it is better to bring your complaints about Mr. Bauer directly to the Florida Bar. Perhaps the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) could provide you substitute counsel. But I got Bauer as a LRS referral, and that did not work out. I am sending copies of my reply to this email to Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft, since she has my complaint, and to Kenneth Marvin, Director of Lawyer Regulation, and Paul Hill, General Counsel for the Florida Bar. Hopefully between them they can fashion a solution to your problem with Robert W. Bauer. I ask each of them, by and through this email, to protect you as a consumer of legal and court services. Kim, I wish you well, and hope those persons at the Florida Bar with the authority and responsibility to protect you will seriously listen to your cry for help about the misconduct of Mr. Bauer. I believe Mr. Marvin in particular has a duty under The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to act, as well as a case I became aware of last night, Mueller v. The Florida Bar, which holds: "Allegation by disbarred attorney that certain complaints against him were solicited by state bar was mere surplusage in complaint alleging malicious prosecution; state bar is not prohibited from actively seeking complaints against particular members of bar or members of bar in general. Mueller v. The Florida Bar, App. 4 Dist., 390 So.2d 449 (1980)." I also believe the Florida Bar can initiate its own complaint against an attorney under Rule 3-7.3, see section (c), and the attached letter sent to me Aug-03-09 from Mary Ellen Bateman of the Florida Bar, paragraph number 2: "The bar does initiate complaints on occasion and when appropriate". Sometime after all this gets resolved, you, me, and all the other survivors of Mr. Bauer’s misconduct should get together for dinner and reminisce. Sincerely, Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481

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Ps. If after this email the Florida Bar does not assist you, let me know and I will forward this matter to the extent possible in any response to my petition for writ of certiorari, which is docketed as Petition No. 12-7747 in the Supreme Court of the United States. Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:23 AM Kim Pruett: I understand! I will keep you informed and KICK BUTT with Bauer! Kim Telephone call to Anna Hodges that Neil Gillespie “passed away” On November 03, 2012 at 8:16 PM I received email from Anna Hodges stating she received a phone call from a woman telling her that I “passed away”, as shown below, and Exhibit 3. Saturday, November 03, 2012 8:16 PM Anna Hodges: Neil, I recieved a phone call from a woman in Ocala, asking me questions about Robert, and if I was going to file a complaint. I asked if she heard of you. She said yes, then told me you had passed away! WOW! I'm confused...Anna Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM Neil Gillespie: Hi Anna, Wow, that is strange. Obviously I am alive, although this protracted litigation has taken a toll. Within the last month I have been in touch with Kimberly Pruett-Barry of Ocala, she is a Bauer client, is that who you spoke with? Last year Angela Woodhull of Gainesville called, and we have kept in touch. And Philip Strauss called too. Who called you? Monday, November 26, 2012 1:54 PM Anna Hodges: A lady from Ocala. I don't know how she got my number. I am happy to know you're alive and well and still on the move! I haven't filled anything yet against Bauer. Lawsuits wear me out and the court system depresses me. I need to recharge my batteries. I just noticed today that you posted a July 2011 email I had sent to you. I didn't realize that, have you had any feedback from it? Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:21 AM Neil Gillespie: Yes Anna, lawsuits wear people out, and makes them depressed. That is part of the problem with the justice system. A couple of people have commented on your email, former clients of Bauer, Angela Woodhull of Gainesville, and Kim Pruett-Barry of Ocala. They agree with you, Bauer is a mess! I still don’t understand the call from a lady in Ocala. I believe Kim Pruett-Barry of Ocala is the only person in Ocala who has contacted me. When did you get the call? How do

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you know the call was from a lady in Ocala? Could it have been a call from someone in Gainesville, perhaps a friend of Bauer’s? Or his wife? Or Beverly E Lowe, Bauer’s former bookkeeper with whom he appears to have a close relationship, and whom Bauer represented in a divorce? Anna Hodges - No Refund From Robert W. Bauer Kim Pruett claimed during her initial telephone call to me October 3, 3012 that former Bauer client Anna Hodges got all her money back that she paid Robert Bauer. Ms. Hodges had retained Mr. Bauer to defend her in a libel lawsuit: Susan Hodges Helvenston v. Anna White Hodges Case No. 38-2010-CA-1423, Eight Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County Uniform Case Number: 382010CA001423XXXXXX Ms. Hodges contacted me unsolicited by email July 8, 2011: "help advise! I hired and fired bauer..nightmare". Ms. Hodges complained to me about Mr. Bauer and later fired him. I believed Ms. Hodges subsequently retained attorney Pierce Kelley to represent her in the libel case. Ms. Hodges and I exchanged a number of emails about Mr. Bauer. My communication was of a supportive nature, which is necessary to overcome the devastation caused by Legal Abuse Syndrome. Lawyers like Mr. Bauer are very harmful to the justice system. Anna Hodges brought her legal problem to Mr. Bauer and placed a great deal of trust and confidence in him to represent her with competence (Rule 4-1.1) and diligence (Rule 4-1.3), but he failed to do so. As you know, a lawyer should not accept representation unless it can be competently and promptly completed. Unfortunately for Ms. Hodges, Mr. Bauer was a disaster and she fired him. This goes to the myth of the attorney-client relationship: The Myth of the Attorney-Client Relationship The old adage is "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." The reality has become "He who is represented is usually taken for a fool." It is long established that the relationship between an attorney and his client is one of the most important, as well as the most sacred, known to the law. The responsibility of an attorney to place his client’s interest ahead of his own in dealings with matters upon which the attorney is employed is at the foundation of our legal system. (Deal v. Migoski, 122 So. 2d 415). It is a fiduciary relationship involving the highest degree of truth and confidence, and an attorney is under a duty, at all times, to represent his client and handle his client’s affairs with the utmost degree of honesty, forthrightness, loyalty, and fidelity. (Gerlach v. Donnelly, 98 So. 2d 493).

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Ms. Hodges notified me by email March 24, 2013 that she did not get a refund from Mr. Bauer, and that she smells a rat. Exhibit 4 Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:15 AM Anna Hodges: Thank you Neil, the search engine issue did clear up! I don't understand who this woman is that is saying things that aren't true! I never told anyone that I got my money back from Robert because I didn't! I wonder why I was told you were dead and you were told my money was refunded- I smell a rat! Attorney Mark W. Fox Ocala, Florida On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM Kim Pruett wrote in an email (relevant portion): We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. In an effort to confirm this, I contacted Mr. Fox by email, and he responded. Exhibit 5 Friday, December 07, 2012 1:39 AM Dear Mr. Fox, A lady by the name of Kim Pruett-Barry contacted me about attorney Robert W Bauer of Gainesville whom she retained in a malpractice action against Peter McGrath. Mr. Bauer represented me at one time. Kim mentioned you planned to assume the litigation in Orange County, Case No. 2012CA-009323-O, but you are not listed as counsel. Kim said Mr. McGrath’s lawyer objected to your representation over a conflict, and she was getting another lawyer. Some of the above information is contained in a matter I will submit to the Supreme Court of the United States soon. This is a link to my case on the SCOTUS website. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12a215.htm Kim sounds like a nice lady, and people call me from time to time, sometimes they don’t always understand everything in their case. So this is just a double-check for the benefit of the SCOTUS. If you can collaborate any of this I would appreciate that. Thank you. Neil Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-7807 Friday, December 07, 2012 8:01 AM

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Dear Mr. Gillespie: I am not certain why you contacted me. Do you have any specific questions or concerns? Mark W. Fox, P.A. 1805 S.E. 16th Ave. Suite 902 Ocala, FL 34471 (ph) 352-390-8889 (fax)352-351-9300 mfox@mfoxlawgroup.com Friday, December 07, 2012 11:03 AM Mr. Fox: I contacted you to confirm whether the information Kim Pruett-Barry told me about this matter, including your involvement in this matter, is true or false. If the information is false, I will note that in my pleading to the Supreme Court. If the information is true, there is no problem. Neil Gillespie Attorney Paul Linder Orlando, Florida On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM Kim Pruett wrote in an email (relevant portion): Paul Linder is taking over our case on Dec. 7th. He flew to Italy for the Holidays, so it probably hasn't hit the Orange County Court yet. In an effort to confirm this, I contacted Mr. Linder by email; no response. Exhibit 6 Friday, December 21, 2012 12:59 PM Dear Mr. Linder A lady by the name of Kimberly Pruett-Barry contacted me about attorney Robert W Bauer of Gainesville whom she retained in a malpractice action against attorney Peter McGrath. Mr. Bauer formerly represented me in another matter. Ms. Pruett-Barry mentioned she planned to retain you to assume the litigation against Mr. McGrath in Orange County, Case No. 2012-CA-009323-O, but as of today you are not listed as counsel on the court's online docket.

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Information about Mr. Bauer and Ms. Pruett-Barry was submitted in a separate volume appendix to my petition no. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a link to my case on the SCOTUS website. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-7747.htm Ms. Pruett-Barry sounds like a nice lady, and people call me from time to time, sometimes they don’t always understand everything in their case. So this is just to double-check the facts. If you can collaborate any of this I would appreciate that. Thank you. Sincerely, Neil Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 Kim Pruett-Barry - Referred to The Florida Bar January 16, 2013 by Neil Gillespie By January 16, 2013 I was concerned that Kim Pruett may be misrepresenting herself, and told her as shown by the email copied “cc” to The Florida Bar to direct her questions about Mr. Bauer to The Florida Bar. The email was copied to Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft, General Counsel Paul Hill, and Kenneth Marvin, Director, Lawyer Regulations. Exhibit 7 It now appears Kim Pruett was in fact misrepresenting herself. Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft is a witness to the misrepresentation of Kim Pruett by way of the email. Therefore I ask that Ms. Craft be removed from the investigation of Mr. Bauer. Email of Kim Pruett-Barry Received March 26, 2013 by Neil Gillespie On March 26, 2013 I received the following unsolicited email from Kim Pruett. Exhibit 8 Monday, March 25, 2013 6:13 PM Neil! I had to back off from your complaint because we had to keep Bauer as our Atty, BUT NO MORE!! I will call Annemarie Craft first thing in the morning! I fired Bauer today without even having another Atty to represent us and yes it has been going on this long. He has failed to follow through on EVERYTHING, yet he has racked up a bill that we will never be able to pay. YOU ARE RIGHT IN EVERYTHING YOU SAY about Bauer following through on

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ANYTHING and then when you ask him why something is not done it is ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER! I will be filing Arbitration throught the State Bar to get our fees back. I am YOUR witness, USE ME! Sincerely, Kimberly Pruett Public Records Request Ms. Young, please consider this a request for records that mention MaryAnn Crawford. This name appears in the email of Kim Pruett: “I will also be discussing this matter with MaryAnn Crawford.” Is MaryAnn Crawford employed by the Florida Bar? If so, identify her position. Kindly provide records showing if former Bauer client “Ms. Strauss” or Philip Strauss got any money back from Robert Bauer as stated by Kim Pruett during her phone call October 3, 2012. Kindly provide records showing if former Bauer client Anna Hodges got any money back from Mr. Bauer as stated by Kim Pruett during her phone call October 3, 2012. (Ms. Hodges said no) Letter January 10, 2013 to Bar Counsel Ms. Craft - What is Going On? On January 10, 2013 I wrote Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft upon receipt of her letter dated January 7, 2013, but did not get a response. Both letters appear in a composite as Exhibit 9. Dear Ms. Craft: I received but am confused as to your letter dated January 7, 2013 relative to the above captioned complaint. Bar Counsel Mr. Wilhelm dismissed/returned my complaint against Mr. Bauer dated October 31, 2012, designated RFA No. 13-7675, by letter to me dated November 9, 2012. The complaint was then submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States for pendent jurisdiction December 10, 2012 in Petition No. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari. Kindly explain what is going on, since your letter makes no reference to this chain of events, or Petition No. 12-7747. My priority now is Petition No. 12-7747 which is taking all my time. I likely am not able to file a rebuttal in this matter until either the conclusion of Petition No. 12-7747, or a break in the workload. While ACAP central may be adequate to intake this complaint, bias at the local level is another matter, and recognized by the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation chaired by Henry Cox (“Cox Report). The Cox Report recommended ACAP style screening of all written inquiries and complaints so that all questions concerning the conduct of members of the bar are addressed in a similar fashion. The

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Commission also recommended a central intake system utilizing ACAP resources in Tallahassee. The reason for central ACAP intake is clear: The Commission knew that some complaints, like my earlier complaint against Mr. Bauer, TFB No. 2011-00,073 (8B), would not be “addressed in a similar fashion” locally where the attorney was favored. The Letter Report issued March 18, 2011 by Mr. Watson in 2011-00,073 (8B) did not copy with Rule 3-7.4(k) because it did not explain why my complaint did not warrant further proceedings. Pursuant to Rule 3–3.4(b), I believe a special grievance committee is needed, located outside the Eight Judicial Circuit which includes Alachua County where Mr. Bauer practices, and outside the jurisdiction of Mr. Watson, and Carl Schwait, the designated reviewer, to avoid bias. Sending this matter to another state in the U.S. Eleventh Circuit may even be required to avoid bias now. Sincerely, Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 cc: Robert W. Bauer In addition, Ms. Craft’s letter dated March 14, 2013 and enclosures appear at Exhibit 10. Conclusion Ms. Young, the requested investigation into witness tampering and obstruction of justice may vindicate Ms. Pruett-Barry. In that case it would show Robert W. Bauer is engaged in the worst kind of misconduct possible: Betrayal of his clients with malice aforethought. Mr. Bauer may have discovered the perfect crime: He represents himself to clients as a specialist in attorney malpractice, and once retained, bleeds the client of funds in a “fake representation” that is intended to break the client, and intended to protect the subject attorney. This looks like a pattern of racketeering that is aided and abetted by other attorneys, such as Ryan Christopher Rodems, Eugene P. Castagliuolo, and Catherine Barbara Chapman in my cases. Ms. Young, is The Florida Bar part of this racketeering activity? Sincerely,

Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, Florida 34481

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enclosures: appendix & call on CDs

Appendix of Exhibits Letter of March 28, 2013 to Gwynne Alice Young, President, The Florida Bar
Request for Investigation, Witness Tampering, Obstruction of Justice Kimberley Pruett-Barry, and Robert W. Bauer, TFB No. 2013-00,540 (8B) _______________________________________

Exhibit 1 Exhibit 2 Exhibit 3 Exhibit 4 Exhibit 5 Exhibit 6 Exhibit 7 Exhibit 8 Exhibit 9 Exhibit 10

Email of Kim Barry, January 28, 2013 “Exhibit A” to Mr. Bauer’s response Composite of 41 emails, Kim Pruett-Barry and Neil Gillespie Email of Anna Hodges, November 3, 2012 to Neil Gillespie Email of Anna Hodges, March 24, 2013 to Neil Gillespie Email December 7, 2012, attorney Mark W. Fox and Neil Gillespie Email December 21, 2012 to attorney Paul Linder from Neil Gillespie Email January 16, 2013 to Kim Pruett, referral to The Florida Bar by Neil Gillespie Email March 26, 2013, Kim Pruett to Neil Gillespie Composite, letters of Bar Counsel Ms. Craft and Neil Gillespie, January 2013 March 14, 2013 letter of Bar Counsel Ms. Craft and enclosures

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Kimberly Pruett-Barry" <KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net> Wednesday, October 03, 2012 6:22 PM Robert Bauer

Hello Kimberly, Thanks for your call today about Robert Bauer. As you requested, I forwarded your information to Angela Woodhull. Here is a link to Tampa legal malpractice attorney Bill Vaughan that you mentioned http://www.florida-malpractice-attorney.com/index.php Shortly I will be making another complaint against Robert Bauer. The designated reviewer of my last complaint said it often takes more than one complaint for the grievance committee to reach a finding of misconduct. Did you see my page with my complaint against Bauer? Here is a link http://www.nosue.org/bar-complaint-of-robert-w-bauer/ And thanks for reminding me about the fee arbitration program. I’m so sorry to hear about your problems with Bauer. You are not alone. Feel free to contact me anytime, I’ll do whatever I can to assist you and your husband. Sincerely, Neil Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop (Oak Run) Ocala, Florida 34481 Telephone: (352) 854-7807 website: http://www.nosue.org/bar-complaint-of-robert-w-bauer/ blog: http://nosueorg.blogspot.com/

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:14 PM Re: Robert Bauer

Thanks Neil, I wrote him a real nasty email! I told him he was "milking" us and to get this case moving forward or else! Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 3, 2012 6:22 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Robert Bauer Hello Kimberly, Thanks for your call today about Robert Bauer. As you requested, I forwarded your information to Angela Woodhull. Here is a link to Tampa legal malpractice attorney Bill Vaughan that you mentioned http://www.florida-malpractice-attorney.com/index.php Shortly I will be making another complaint against Robert Bauer. The designated reviewer of my last complaint said it often takes more than one complaint for the grievance committee to reach a finding of misconduct. Did you see my page with my complaint against Bauer? Here is a link http://www.nosue.org/barcomplaint-of-robert-w-bauer/ And thanks for reminding me about the fee arbitration program. I m so sorry to hear about your problems with Bauer. You are not alone. Feel free to contact me anytime, I ll do whatever I can to assist you and your husband. Sincerely, Neil Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop (Oak Run) Ocala, Florida 34481 Telephone: (352) 854-7807 website: http://www.nosue.org/bar-complaint-of-robert-w-bauer/ blog: http://nosueorg.blogspot.com/

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Kimberly Pruett-Barry" <KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net>; "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:34 AM Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010?p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpracticeattorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil

----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg

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Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpractice-attorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Friday, October 05, 2012 6:45 PM Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil

----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote:

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From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpractice-attorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject:
Hey Neil, Just found him on the Internet when I was googling for "Illegal Malpractice". How Ironic! There is too much to put in an email, I will call you over the weekend. BTW, I "got with" Bauer on yesterday, threatened to find another Atty, etc if he did not help us with out case, now, all of a sudden he has made more ph calls to us in the last 24 hrs than he has made in 2 years! -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 5, 2012 6:45 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

"kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Friday, October 05, 2012 8:11 PM Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

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Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil

----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpractice-attorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care.

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From: To: Cc: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Saturday, October 20, 2012 11:36 AM NJG to Mr. Littlewood, re Mr. Castagliuolo Oct-18-2012.pdf; Rebuttal of Neil Gillespie to Mr. Rodems, Oct-16-2012.pdf Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Kim and Angela, Thanks for the update. For some time I have been working on a second Bar complaint against Bauer, and will include this information. Please forward any additional information you would like me to include. I hope to submit my Bauer complaint sometime this coming week. Then I will post the complaint online and provide each of you a copy. Also, each of you could make your own complaint against Bauer. You are free to reference things from my complaint. Theodore P. Littlewood Jr., Bar Counsel, has opened complaints against two of my former lawyers, Ryan Christopher Rodems, File No. 2013-10,271 (13E), and Eugene P. Castagliuolo, File No. 2013-10,162 (6D). This week I submitted rebuttals in each complaint, see attached. I am providing this information so you can see how the complaint process works. In the case of Mr. Castagliuolo I submitted a suggestion of Emergency Suspension under Rule 3-5.2(a). Castagliuolo is like a character out of the Sopranos, in appearance and mannerisms. We are the same age, 56 years-old, and we are both from Philadelphia, PA. Luckily I was raised in Bucks County, a northern suburb. Castagliuolo was raised in what is colloquially known as "South Philly". He is a gangster-type, always making threats, and using colorful language. I’ll send you my Bauer complaint as soon as it is done. Thanks. Neil Gillespie Ps. Sorry for the typos and other such in my complaints. I could use a small staff, including a proof reader!
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Cc: angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:16 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Hey Neil and Angela, Sorry have not been in touch. FINALLY had to get a new lawyer! We have been begging Bauer since January to get us into Mediation, he says he will and then we never hear from him again. Over 2 weeks ago, I sent him a nasty email and told him he had 10 days to get to something scheduled. I really laid into him! He immediately called my husband and apologized and said he would get right to work on it! We haven't heard from him since!

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We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. Bauer has not done anything with our case since Jan., yet somehow, we have racked up a 40K bill!!! We have already paid him about 13K and I REFUSE to give him another dime. Just thought I would let ya'll know what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 5, 2012 6:45 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil

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----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpractice-attorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Cc: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Saturday, October 20, 2012 11:56 AM Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hey Angela, We are so tired at this point, I don't know what to do. I am gonna get this Suit over with first, then sit back and try to decide what to do about Bauer. He definately fails to "move a case forward", I think he tries to rack up a bill. Kim -----Original Message----From: "Angela V. Woodhull" Sent: Oct 20, 2012 9:44 AM To: kim Cc: neilgillespie@mfi.net Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Are you putting this information out on the internet and what else may I do to assist the for all of us? Angela W. --- On Sat, 10/20/12, kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> wrote: From: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Cc: angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:16 AM Hey Neil and Angela, Sorry have not been in touch. FINALLY had to get a new lawyer! We have been begging Bauer since January to get us into Mediation, he says he will and then we never hear from him again. Over 2 weeks ago, I sent him a nasty email and told him he had 10 days to get to something scheduled. I really laid into him! He immediately called my husband and apologized and said he would get right to work on it! We haven't heard from him since! We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. Bauer has not done anything with our case since Jan., yet somehow, we have racked up a 40K bill!!! We

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have already paid him about 13K and I REFUSE to give him another dime. Just thought I would let ya'll know what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 5, 2012 6:45 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below.

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Neil
----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpracticeattorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net>; "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:04 PM Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Kim, Also, your judge in Marion County, William "Jack" Singbush, was recently reprimanded by the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The case is profiled on my website here http://www.nosue.org/jqc-judicial-qualifications-commission/ But it sounds like he was okay in your case, or you would have mentioned something. Judge Singbush is presiding over a lawsuit by 21 residents of Oak Run against the developer, DECCA and Kulbir Ghumman. I attended one of the hearings and thought Judge Singbush was disrespectful to our attorney, Carol Anderson. The case is on appeal by the homeowners.
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Angela V. Woodhull Cc: neilgillespie@mfi.net Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 11:56 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Hey Angela, We are so tired at this point, I don't know what to do. I am gonna get this Suit over with first, then sit back and try to decide what to do about Bauer. He definately fails to "move a case forward", I think he tries to rack up a bill. Kim -----Original Message----From: "Angela V. Woodhull" Sent: Oct 20, 2012 9:44 AM To: kim Cc: neilgillespie@mfi.net Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Are you putting this information out on the internet and what else may I do to assist the for all of us? Angela W. --- On Sat, 10/20/12, kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> wrote: From: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Cc: angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:16 AM Hey Neil and Angela, Sorry have not been in touch. FINALLY had to get a new lawyer!

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We have been begging Bauer since January to get us into Mediation, he says he will and then we never hear from him again. Over 2 weeks ago, I sent him a nasty email and told him he had 10 days to get to something scheduled. I really laid into him! He immediately called my husband and apologized and said he would get right to work on it! We haven't heard from him since! We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. Bauer has not done anything with our case since Jan., yet somehow, we have racked up a 40K bill!!! We have already paid him about 13K and I REFUSE to give him another dime. Just thought I would let ya'll know what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 5, 2012 6:45 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message-----

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From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpracticeattorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry

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Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject:
Hey Neil, They won a "change of venue" and it has been transfered to Orange County (Orlando). The Atty that is investigating our case at the State Bar is: Francisco Digon-Greer. I just sent him a TON of Documents yesterday. Kim

"kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:30 PM Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

-----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 20, 2012 12:04 PM To: kim , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Kim, Also, your judge in Marion County, William "Jack" Singbush, was recently reprimanded by the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The case is profiled on my website here http://www.nosue.org/jqc-judicial-qualifications-commission/ But it sounds like he was okay in your case, or you would have mentioned something. Judge Singbush is presiding over a lawsuit by 21 residents of Oak Run against the developer, DECCA and Kulbir Ghumman. I attended one of the hearings and thought Judge Singbush was disrespectful to our attorney, Carol Anderson. The case is on appeal by the homeowners.
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Angela V. Woodhull Cc: neilgillespie@mfi.net Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 11:56 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Hey Angela, We are so tired at this point, I don't know what to do. I am gonna get this Suit over with first, then sit back and try to decide what to do about Bauer. He definately fails to "move a case forward", I think he tries to rack up a bill. Kim -----Original Message----From: "Angela V. Woodhull" Sent: Oct 20, 2012 9:44 AM To: kim Cc: neilgillespie@mfi.net Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Are you putting this information out on the internet and what else may I do to assist th

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for all of us? Angela W. --- On Sat, 10/20/12, kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> wrote: From: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Cc: angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:16 AM Hey Neil and Angela, Sorry have not been in touch. FINALLY had to get a new lawyer! We have been begging Bauer since January to get us into Mediation, he says he will and then we never hear from him again. Over 2 weeks ago, I sent him a nasty email and told him he had 10 days to get to something scheduled. I really laid into him! He immediately called my husband and apologized and said he would get right to work on it! We haven't heard from him since! We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. Bauer has not done anything with our case since Jan., yet somehow, we have racked up a 40K bill!!! We have already paid him about 13K and I REFUSE to give him another dime. Just thought I would let ya'll know what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 5, 2012 6:45 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks.

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Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg

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Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpracticeattorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Cc: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:16 AM Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hey Neil and Angela, Sorry have not been in touch. FINALLY had to get a new lawyer! We have been begging Bauer since January to get us into Mediation, he says he will and then we never hear from him again. Over 2 weeks ago, I sent him a nasty email and told him he had 10 days to get to something scheduled. I really laid into him! He immediately called my husband and apologized and said he would get right to work on it! We haven't heard from him since! We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. Bauer has not done anything with our case since Jan., yet somehow, we have racked up a 40K bill!!! We have already paid him about 13K and I REFUSE to give him another dime. Just thought I would let ya'll know what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 5, 2012 6:45 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

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Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil

----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala Star-Banner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know.

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Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpractice-attorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:27 PM 2011, 05-22-11, NJG reply to Bill Cervone, re RWB.pdf; Bad Boy Robert Bauer, for Kim.pdf Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hi Kim, Thanks for this update. Do you have a file or case number for your complaint to Francisco Digon-Greer? Sometimes it is called a "RFA" number. Even the date you initiated your complaint would help. Attached is a draft about some of Bauer’s misconduct in other matters. I may include this in my new complaint. Also attached is my letter to the State Attorney with public records of Bauer’s various contacts with law enforcement. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:30 PM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Hey Neil, They won a "change of venue" and it has been transfered to Orange County (Orlando). The Atty that is investigating our case at the State Bar is: Francisco Digon-Greer. I just sent him a TON of Documents yesterday. Kim

-----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 20, 2012 12:04 PM To: kim , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Kim, Also, your judge in Marion County, William "Jack" Singbush, was recently reprimanded by the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The case is profiled on my website here http://www.nosue.org/jqc-judicial-qualifications-commission/ But it sounds like he was okay in your case, or you would have mentioned something. Judge Singbush is presiding over a lawsuit by 21 residents of Oak Run against the developer, DECCA and Kulbir Ghumman. I attended one of the hearings and thought Judge Singbush was disrespectful to our attorney, Carol Anderson. The case is on appeal by the homeowners.
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Angela V. Woodhull Cc: neilgillespie@mfi.net

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Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 11:56 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client
Hey Angela, We are so tired at this point, I don't know what to do. I am gonna get this Suit over with first, then sit back and try to decide what to do about Bauer. He definately fails to "move a case forward", I think he tries to rack up a bill. Kim -----Original Message----From: "Angela V. Woodhull" Sent: Oct 20, 2012 9:44 AM To: kim Cc: neilgillespie@mfi.net Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Are you putting this information out on the internet and what else may I do to assist the cause for all of us? Angela W. --- On Sat, 10/20/12, kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> wrote: From: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Cc: angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:16 AM Hey Neil and Angela, Sorry have not been in touch. FINALLY had to get a new lawyer! We have been begging Bauer since January to get us into Mediation, he says he will and then we never hear from him again. Over 2 weeks ago, I sent him a nasty email and told him he had 10 days to get to something scheduled. I really laid into him! He immediately called my husband and apologized and said he would get right to work on it! We haven't heard from him since! We talked to another Atty last week (Mark Fox) and are switching to him on Monday. Bauer has not done anything with our case since Jan., yet somehow, we have racked up a 40K bill!!! We have already paid him about 13K and I REFUSE to give him another dime. Just thought I would let ya'll know what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 5, 2012 6:45 PM To: kim

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Okay Kim, that sounds fine. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind. How did you find Robert Bauer? Was he a referral from the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service? If so, he is supposed to meet certain requirements, such as maintaining malpractice insurance. Also, who did you speak with at the Florida Bar? My notes from our phone call show "Mr. Negon" but that name does not appear in the Bar directory, maybe I have the wrong spelling? I can send you a copy of my second complaint against Bauer if you like. Hopefully it will be ready in a couple of weeks. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:35 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Thanks Neil, I will call her today. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 4, 2012 10:34 AM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry , "Angela V. Woodhull" Subject: Fw: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Hello Kim, Angela Woodhull can speak with you, she is in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on her cell phone (352) 214-4652, see message below. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: Angela V. Woodhull To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client

Let's go for it. I'm now in Albuquerque, New Mexico for one month. Call on my cell phone (352)214-4652. ~A --- On Wed, 10/3/12, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net>

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Subject: Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client To: "Angela V. Woodhull" <angelavwoodhull@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:32 PM Angela, Today I received a call from Kimberly Pruett-Barry in Ocala, a former Bauer client. Kim said she and her husband William paid Bauer $40,000 to sue their former attorney for legal malpractice. Attorney Peter McGrath represented Kim and William in a HOA case in Marion County, which was reported in the Ocala StarBanner. http://www.ocala.com/article/20090723/ARTICLES/907231010? p=1&tc=pg Kim found your Bauer pleading on my website, and said Bauer was disrespectful to her also. Kim would like to speak with you about your experience with Bauer. I’ll forward this email to Kim if that is okay with you. Let me know. Kim spoke with a Tampa legal malpractice attorney, Bill Vaughan, and thinks the former Bauer clients should band together and sue Bauer. http://www.florida-malpracticeattorney.com/our.php Kimberly Pruett-Barry Telephone: 352-207-7291 KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net Hope things are going okay with you. Take care. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:49 PM Re: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer

Thanks for this information Kim. I appreciate and that you read my complaint and let me know of my error. Also appreciate your call today. I submitted another complaint today, and corrected the information about you and Bauer. The complaint today allowed me to fix a number of typos, and add a conclusion section. So this complaint is much better than the one yesterday, thanks to your quick action. Thanks again. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 7:17 AM Subject: Re: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer
Neil, My Bar Complaint is against Peter McGrath. I have not made a complaint against Bauer. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 30, 2012 8:28 PM To: "Angela V. Woodhull" , Kimberly Pruett-Barry , Anna Hodges , Philip Strauss Subject: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer Today I filed a new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer. The 25 page complaint is attached. If anyone wants the exhibits, I will send some, or all of them to you. Thanks for sharing your Bauer stories. I put some of them in my complaint. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:39 PM Re: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer

Got your back! -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 31, 2012 4:49 PM To: kim Subject: Re: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer

Thanks for this information Kim. I appreciate and that you read my complaint and let me know of my error. Also appreciate your call today. I submitted another complaint today, and corrected the information about you and Bauer. The complaint today allowed me to fix a number of typos, and add a conclusion section. So this complaint is much better than the one yesterday, thanks to your quick action. Thanks again. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 7:17 AM Subject: Re: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer
Neil, My Bar Complaint is against Peter McGrath. I have not made a complaint against Bauer. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 30, 2012 8:28 PM To: "Angela V. Woodhull" , Kimberly Pruett-Barry , Anna Hodges , Philip Strauss Subject: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer Today I filed a new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer. The 25 page complaint is attached. If anyone wants the exhibits, I will send some, or all of them to you. Thanks for sharing your Bauer stories. I put some of them in my complaint. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject:
Neil, My Bar Complaint is against Peter McGrath. I have not made a complaint against Bauer. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Oct 30, 2012 8:28 PM To: "Angela V. Woodhull" , Kimberly Pruett-Barry , Anna Hodges , Philip Strauss Subject: new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer Today I filed a new Bar complaint against Robert Bauer. The 25 page complaint is attached. If anyone wants the exhibits, I will send some, or all of them to you. Thanks for sharing your Bauer stories. I put some of them in my complaint. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Kimberly Pruett-Barry" <KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net> Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:58 PM Bauer

Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:21 PM Re: Bauer

OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 6:58 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Bauer Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:11 PM 2012, 11-09-12, WW to NJG, RAF 13-7675 RWB.pdf Re: Bauer

Congratulations, you must feel some relief getting rid of Bauer. I will be home tomorrow, look forward to hearing from you. The Bar wants me to re-write my complaint against Bauer, see the attached letter that arrived today. Best wishes with your new counsel! Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:21 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 6:58 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Bauer Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:32 PM Re: Bauer

I have only heard from the Bar (Complaint I mailed in for Peter McGrath) one time and that was to send more material. I started the Complaint about 4 months ago, sent in the requested material about a month ago and have not heard one peep since. Not sure what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 8:11 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Bauer

Congratulations, you must feel some relief getting rid of Bauer. I will be home tomorrow, look forward to hearing from you. The Bar wants me to re-write my complaint against Bauer, see the attached letter that arrived today. Best wishes with your new counsel! Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:21 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 6:58 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Bauer Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet?

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:42 PM Re: Bauer

If you like I can email you the Bar Counsel manual that shows step by step how complaints are supposed to be processed. It is big, over 400 pages, but the pages specific to intake are far less. I can also send you the Special Commission Report on Lawyer Regulation, that is about 40 pages.
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:32 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
I have only heard from the Bar (Complaint I mailed in for Peter McGrath) one time and that was to send more material. I started the Complaint about 4 months ago, sent in the requested material about a month ago and have not heard one peep since. Not sure what is going on. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 8:11 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Bauer

Congratulations, you must feel some relief getting rid of Bauer. I will be home tomorrow, look forward to hearing from you. The Bar wants me to re-write my complaint against Bauer, see the attached letter that arrived today. Best wishes with your new counsel! Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:21 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning.

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Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 6:58 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Bauer Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:35 PM Re: Bauer

Our new Lawyer could not believe Bauer has not done ANYTHING for our case bascally since Jan. The only thing he has done in 10 months was to get a Judge to approve 2 telephonic depo's. Bauer just dropped off the face of the earth after that! We have multiple emails to him asking him why isn't he doing Mediation, doing the depos he got approved for in July, always some excuse. Anyway, yes please send me the State Bar Manual please. BTW, our new Atty said we did have one hell of a Malpractice Case and Bauer should have been all over it! UUGGH! Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 8:11 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Bauer

Congratulations, you must feel some relief getting rid of Bauer. I will be home tomorrow, look forward to hearing from you. The Bar wants me to re-write my complaint against Bauer, see the attached letter that arrived today. Best wishes with your new counsel! Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:21 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning. Kim -----Original Message-----

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From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 6:58 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Bauer Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:13 PM Bar Counsel Manual - Contents.pdf Re: Bauer

Thanks for the update Kim, you guys have been through a lot with Bauer. Hopefully your case will get moving again. Attached is the Bar Counsel manual. Let me know if you want the Special Commission Report on Lawyer Regulation. Hang in there, better days are ahead! Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:35 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
Our new Lawyer could not believe Bauer has not done ANYTHING for our case bascally since Jan. The only thing he has done in 10 months was to get a Judge to approve 2 telephonic depo's. Bauer just dropped off the face of the earth after that! We have multiple emails to him asking him why isn't he doing Mediation, doing the depos he got approved for in July, always some excuse. Anyway, yes please send me the State Bar Manual please. BTW, our new Atty said we did have one hell of a Malpractice Case and Bauer should have been all over it! UUGGH! Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 8:11 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Bauer

Congratulations, you must feel some relief getting rid of Bauer. I will be home tomorrow, look forward to hearing from you. The Bar wants me to re-write my complaint against Bauer, see the attached letter that arrived today. Best wishes with your new counsel! Neil

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----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:21 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 6:58 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Bauer Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:42 PM Re: Bauer

Thanks so much Neil, will keep you updated! -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 14, 2012 3:13 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Bauer

Thanks for the update Kim, you guys have been through a lot with Bauer. Hopefully your case will get moving again. Attached is the Bar Counsel manual. Let me know if you want the Special Commission Report on Lawyer Regulation. Hang in there, better days are ahead! Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:35 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
Our new Lawyer could not believe Bauer has not done ANYTHING for our case bascally since Jan. The only thing he has done in 10 months was to get a Judge to approve 2 telephonic depo's. Bauer just dropped off the face of the earth after that! We have multiple emails to him asking him why isn't he doing Mediation, doing the depos he got approved for in July, always some excuse. Anyway, yes please send me the State Bar Manual please. BTW, our new Atty said we did have one hell of a Malpractice Case and Bauer should have been all over it! UUGGH! Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 8:11 PM To: kim Subject: Re: Bauer

Congratulations, you must feel some relief getting rid of Bauer. I will be home tomorrow, look forward to hearing from you.

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The Bar wants me to re-write my complaint against Bauer, see the attached letter that arrived today. Best wishes with your new counsel! Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:21 PM Subject: Re: Bauer
OH MY GOSH!! You think Bauer is telling folks that? Wouldn't put it past him. Yep, we fired him, if you are gonna be home tomorrow afternoon, I will call ya and tell ya all about it. Have a 10:00am appt with our new lawyer in the morning. Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 13, 2012 6:58 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: Bauer Hi Kim, A week or so ago Anna Hodges emailed me and said a woman called her asking about Bauer. The woman also told her I passed away, have you heard about that? That is really strange. How are things going with Bauer? Did you fire him yet? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Monday, November 19, 2012 5:02 PM Florida State Bar

Hey Neil, Still have no heard a PEEP from the FL State Bar on the complaint that I filed on Peter McGrath. Hmmmmmm, sure is taking along time, almost a total of 6 months now, for them to let me know what is going on. Does it usually take this long? kim

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Monday, November 19, 2012 5:38 PM Re: Florida State Bar

Hi Kim. Six months sounds like a long time to reach a decision to open a formal complaint. What does it say in the Bar Counsel Manual? Since you are suing McGrath, sometimes the Bar waits to see what happens in the court case. There are Bar rules about this. Do you have any hearings pending in your case against McGrath? ----- Original Message ----From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 4:02 PM Subject: Florida State Bar > Hey Neil, > Still have no heard a PEEP from the FL State Bar on the complaint that I > filed on Peter > McGrath. Hmmmmmm, sure is taking along time, almost a total of 6 months > now, for them to > let me know what is going on. > > Does it usually take this long? > kim

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Monday, November 19, 2012 7:56 PM Re: Florida State Bar

Well, not quiet 6 months, filed the original complaint in July. Sent Docs in about a month ago and have not heard anything since. Yea, we have a Mediation hearing coming up on 12/17. Maybe I will call tomorrow and just ask them what is going on. kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Nov 19, 2012 4:38 PM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Subject: Re: Florida State Bar > >Hi Kim. Six months sounds like a long time to reach a decision to open a >formal complaint. What does it say in the Bar Counsel Manual? > >Since you are suing McGrath, sometimes the Bar waits to see what happens in >the court case. There are Bar rules about this. Do you have any hearings >pending in your case against McGrath? > >----- Original Message ---->From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 4:02 PM >Subject: Florida State Bar > > >> Hey Neil, >> Still have no heard a PEEP from the FL State Bar on the complaint that I >> filed on Peter >> McGrath. Hmmmmmm, sure is taking along time, almost a total of 6 months >> now, for them to >> let me know what is going on. >> >> Does it usually take this long? >> kim > >

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Monday, November 19, 2012 8:31 PM Re: Florida State Bar

Who will represent you at the mediation hearing? ----- Original Message ----From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 6:56 PM Subject: Re: Florida State Bar > Well, not quiet 6 months, filed the original complaint in July. Sent Docs > in about > a month ago and have not heard anything since. > Yea, we have a Mediation hearing coming up on 12/17. > > Maybe I will call tomorrow and just ask them what is going on. > kim > > -----Original Message---->>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>Sent: Nov 19, 2012 4:38 PM >>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>Subject: Re: Florida State Bar >> >>Hi Kim. Six months sounds like a long time to reach a decision to open a >>formal complaint. What does it say in the Bar Counsel Manual? >> >>Since you are suing McGrath, sometimes the Bar waits to see what happens >>in >>the court case. There are Bar rules about this. Do you have any hearings >>pending in your case against McGrath? >> >>----- Original Message ---->>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 4:02 PM >>Subject: Florida State Bar >> >> >>> Hey Neil, >>> Still have no heard a PEEP from the FL State Bar on the complaint that I >>> filed on Peter >>> McGrath. Hmmmmmm, sure is taking along time, almost a total of 6 months >>> now, for them to >>> let me know what is going on. >>> >>> Does it usually take this long? >>> kim >> >> >

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:57 AM Re: bar complaint, mediation hearing

Kim, Why is Mark Fox a witness? Paul Linder is not listed as counsel in Orange County, so officially you are still represented by Robert Bauer in this case. It appears to me, based on my limited understanding of this matter, that Bauer never intended to represent you zealously, but to burn through your cash and drop the matter, like Bauer did in my case. This may show that Bauer is actually protecting McGrath, while billing you. This may explain the lack of action by the Florida Bar too. But I need to know more about your case to be certain. Perhaps if I read your complaint to the Bar, that might show what is actually going on. You may be in a situation where you cannot find counsel who will actually represent your interest, but only provide you with "fake representation", designed either to take your money, or for one lawyer to help another lawyer, as they are all on the same team. FYI - you and me, and the public, are not on this team. This is the essence of my petition to the US Supreme Court. You are welcome to provide me with your Bar complaint, and any other documents. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 7:05 AM Subject: Re: bar complaint, mediation hearing
No to all of the above. Yea, Mark Fox was gonna be our new Lawyer, BUT, Peters Lawyers fought it because Mark Fox is also a witness and they said he couldn't be both. So we had to look for another lawyer and we did get one who came HIGHLY recommended to us. His name is Paul Linder in Orlando. (sigh) I swear Neil I feel like we are starting over at square one, even though it has been 2 years. If you note on the Orange County Clerk of Court Bauer got approved for the Telephonic Depos in July, yet he never scheduled them! These were important Depos, they were the Ins Atty's and would love to testify against Peter. We should have been in Trial by now instead trying to go to Mediation! Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 26, 2012 11:07 PM

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To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: bar complaint, mediation hearing Hi Kim, Have you heard from the Florida Bar about your complaint against Peter McGrath? Also, I noticed the case docket in Orange County still shows Robert Bauer as your counsel, will Bauer represent you at the mediation hearing December 17th? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Kimberly Pruett-Barry" <KimberlyPruett@earthlink.net> Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:07 AM bar complaint, mediation hearing

Hi Kim, Have you heard from the Florida Bar about your complaint against Peter McGrath? Also, I noticed the case docket in Orange County still shows Robert Bauer as your counsel, will Bauer represent you at the mediation hearing December 17th? Neil

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:05 AM Re: bar complaint, mediation hearing

No to all of the above. Yea, Mark Fox was gonna be our new Lawyer, BUT, Peters Lawyers fought it because Mark Fox is also a witness and they said he couldn't be both. So we had to look for another lawyer and we did get one who came HIGHLY recommended to us. His name is Paul Linder in Orlando. (sigh) I swear Neil I feel like we are starting over at square one, even though it has been 2 years. If you note on the Orange County Clerk of Court Bauer got approved for the Telephonic Depos in July, yet he never scheduled them! These were important Depos, they were the Ins Atty's and would love to testify against Peter. We should have been in Trial by now instead trying to go to Mediation! Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 26, 2012 11:07 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: bar complaint, mediation hearing Hi Kim, Have you heard from the Florida Bar about your complaint against Peter McGrath? Also, I noticed the case docket in Orange County still shows Robert Bauer as your counsel, will Bauer represent you at the mediation hearing December 17th? Neil

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:59 PM Re: bar complaint, mediation hearing

Mark Fox took over the case from Peter McGrath in 2010 and ended it in 3 weeks, Peter couldn't end it in 3 years. Mark is the one that pointed out to me and Bill that Peter had acted unethically and told us we had one "hell of a Legal Malpractice Suit against Peter". So natually we were using him as a witnes. Paul Linder is taking over our case on Dec. 7th. He flew to Italy for the Holidays, so it probably hasn't hit the Orange County Court yet. Yes, you are 100% correct, he sat there and did practically NOTHING since Feb and yet we got a 23k bill from him!!! I KNOW for a fact that Susan Reynolds did all the work, because she told me what she was doing. I was in communication with her until she left in Mar. We should have been billed a fee from his Paralegal, not from him. Since she left NOTHING has happened except for the Permission from the Judge to do the telephonic depos. Yet he never did them! UUGGH!! I sent him nast email messages telling him to get this stuff done, he made promises and then we would not hear from him again until I wrote another nasty emails, etc, etc! -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 27, 2012 10:57 AM To: kim Subject: Re: bar complaint, mediation hearing

Kim, Why is Mark Fox a witness? Paul Linder is not listed as counsel in Orange County, so officially you are still represented by Robert Bauer in this case. It appears to me, based on my limited understanding of this matter, that Bauer never intended to represent you zealously, but to burn through your cash and drop the matter, like Bauer did in my case. This may show that Bauer is actually protecting McGrath, while billing you. This may explain the lack of action by the Florida Bar too. But I need to know more about your case to be certain. Perhaps if I read your complaint to the Bar, that might show what is actually going on. You may be in a situation where you cannot find counsel who will actually represent your interest, but only provide you with "fake representation", designed either to take your money, or for one lawyer to help another lawyer, as they are all on the same team. FYI -

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you and me, and the public, are not on this team. This is the essence of my petition to the US Supreme Court. You are welcome to provide me with your Bar complaint, and any other documents. Neil
----- Original Message ----From: kim To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 7:05 AM Subject: Re: bar complaint, mediation hearing
No to all of the above. Yea, Mark Fox was gonna be our new Lawyer, BUT, Peters Lawyers fought it because Mark Fox is also a witness and they said he couldn't be both. So we had to look for another lawyer and we did get one who came HIGHLY recommended to us. His name is Paul Linder in Orlando. (sigh) I swear Neil I feel like we are starting over at square one, even though it has been 2 years. If you note on the Orange County Clerk of Court Bauer got approved for the Telephonic Depos in July, yet he never scheduled them! These were important Depos, they were the Ins Atty's and would love to testify against Peter. We should have been in Trial by now instead trying to go to Mediation! Kim -----Original Message----From: Neil Gillespie Sent: Nov 26, 2012 11:07 PM To: Kimberly Pruett-Barry Subject: bar complaint, mediation hearing Hi Kim, Have you heard from the Florida Bar about your complaint against Peter McGrath? Also, I noticed the case docket in Orange County still shows Robert Bauer as your counsel, will Bauer represent you at the mediation hearing December 17th? Neil

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Tuesday, December 04, 2012 1:33 PM FL State Bar

Hey Neil Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on Peter McGrath. It has been months now. I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an update. Of course, they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, can NEVER get through to them the first time. I will let ya know, Kim

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Wednesday, December 05, 2012 12:16 PM Re: FL State Bar

Kim, It appears your complaint is in the "intake" stage in Tallahassee, in ACAP Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. If ACAP finds a likely violation of the rules, your complaint is sent to a local grievance committee, the panel you mentioned. That is how my complaint went with Bauer. But the local grievance committee is comprised of the lawyer’s colleagues, perhaps his own friends and cronies, who often overlook wrongdoing to help a fellow lawyer. Neil ----- Original Message ----From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:13 PM Subject: Re: FL State Bar > Hey, > I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under > investigation. > They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his district. > I guess this > is what happened to you, correct? > > This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something > wrong, ot at least > this is my understanding. > > kim > > -----Original Message---->>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >> >>Hi Kim, >> >>You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to get >>money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? >> >>You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple of >>sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint filed >>on such and such a date"?

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>> >>Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >>call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >>too. >> >>Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will need >>some information, like the RFA number. >> >>Neil >> >>----- Original Message ---->>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >>Subject: FL State Bar >> >> >>> Hey Neil >>> >>> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >>> Peter McGrath. >>> >>> It has been months now. >>> >>> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >>> update. Of course, >>> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, can >>> NEVER get through to them the first time. >>> >>> I will let ya know, >>> Kim >> >> >

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> Tuesday, December 04, 2012 8:06 PM Re: FL State Bar

Hi Kim, You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to get money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple of sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint filed on such and such a date"? Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer too. Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will need some information, like the RFA number. Neil ----- Original Message ----From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM Subject: FL State Bar > Hey Neil > > Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on > Peter McGrath. > > It has been months now. > > I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an > update. Of course, > they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, can > NEVER get through to them the first time. > > I will let ya know, > Kim

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Tuesday, December 04, 2012 8:13 PM Re: FL State Bar

Hey, I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under investigation. They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his district. I guess this is what happened to you, correct? This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something wrong, ot at least this is my understanding. kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > >Hi Kim, > >You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to get >money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? > >You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple of >sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint filed >on such and such a date"? > >Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >too. > >Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will need >some information, like the RFA number. > >Neil > >----- Original Message ---->From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >Subject: FL State Bar > > >> Hey Neil >> >> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >> Peter McGrath.

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>> >> It has been months now. >> >> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >> update. Of course, >> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, can >> NEVER get through to them the first time. >> >> I will let ya know, >> Kim > >

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Wednesday, December 05, 2012 1:04 PM Re: FL State Bar

Yep, you are right, it is still in ACAP. I asked why is was taking so long and they said because they thought it was a very serious matter and they were taking it seriously. They did tell me the next step was the Grievance Committee, should be getting a letter on that soon. Like you, I think this is BS!! It should NEVER go back to THEIR District, Atty's, just like Dr.'s rarely go against each other! Kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Dec 5, 2012 11:16 AM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > >Kim, > >It appears your complaint is in the "intake" stage in Tallahassee, in ACAP >Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. If ACAP finds a likely violation of >the rules, your complaint is sent to a local grievance committee, the panel >you mentioned. That is how my complaint went with Bauer. But the local >grievance committee is comprised of the lawyer’s colleagues, perhaps his own >friends and cronies, who often overlook wrongdoing to help a fellow lawyer. > >Neil > >----- Original Message ---->From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:13 PM >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > > >> Hey, >> I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under >> investigation. >> They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his district. >> I guess this >> is what happened to you, correct? >> >> This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something >> wrong, ot at least >> this is my understanding.

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>> >> kim >> >> -----Original Message---->>>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >>>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >>> >>>Hi Kim, >>> >>>You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to get >>>money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? >>> >>>You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple of >>>sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint filed >>>on such and such a date"? >>> >>>Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >>>call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >>>too. >>> >>>Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will need >>>some information, like the RFA number. >>> >>>Neil >>> >>>----- Original Message ---->>>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >>>Subject: FL State Bar >>> >>> >>>> Hey Neil >>>> >>>> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >>>> Peter McGrath. >>>> >>>> It has been months now. >>>> >>>> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >>>> update. Of course, >>>> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, can >>>> NEVER get through to them the first time. >>>> >>>> I will let ya know, >>>> Kim >>> >>> >>

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sunday, December 16, 2012 6:32 PM Re: FL State Bar

OK, got a letter from the Bar, it is going back to Orlando. They are asking for more info. This is how far you went with Bauer as well, correct? Any pointers? I am going to be off the computer till about Wed, we are moving onto our new farm! YAY! Call me tomorrow if you have a chance. 352 207-7291. Kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Dec 5, 2012 11:16 AM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > >Kim, > >It appears your complaint is in the "intake" stage in Tallahassee, in ACAP >Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. If ACAP finds a likely violation of >the rules, your complaint is sent to a local grievance committee, the panel >you mentioned. That is how my complaint went with Bauer. But the local >grievance committee is comprised of the lawyer’s colleagues, perhaps his own >friends and cronies, who often overlook wrongdoing to help a fellow lawyer. > >Neil > >----- Original Message ---->From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:13 PM >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > > >> Hey, >> I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under >> investigation. >> They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his district. >> I guess this >> is what happened to you, correct? >>

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>> This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something >> wrong, ot at least >> this is my understanding. >> >> kim >> >> -----Original Message---->>>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >>>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >>> >>>Hi Kim, >>> >>>You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to get >>>money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? >>> >>>You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple of >>>sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint filed >>>on such and such a date"? >>> >>>Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >>>call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >>>too. >>> >>>Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will need >>>some information, like the RFA number. >>> >>>Neil >>> >>>----- Original Message ---->>>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >>>Subject: FL State Bar >>> >>> >>>> Hey Neil >>>> >>>> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >>>> Peter McGrath. >>>> >>>> It has been months now. >>>> >>>> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >>>> update. Of course, >>>> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, can >>>> NEVER get through to them the first time. >>>> >>>> I will let ya know, >>>> Kim

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:47 PM Re: FL State Bar

Lots to tell you, too much in an email, call me when you can! Had to keep dumb butt Bauer, his lawyers would not accept my new lawyer, threatened to take it to the Judge! 352 207-7291 Kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Dec 5, 2012 11:16 AM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > >Kim, > >It appears your complaint is in the "intake" stage in Tallahassee, in ACAP >Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. If ACAP finds a likely violation of >the rules, your complaint is sent to a local grievance committee, the panel >you mentioned. That is how my complaint went with Bauer. But the local >grievance committee is comprised of the lawyer’s colleagues, perhaps his own >friends and cronies, who often overlook wrongdoing to help a fellow lawyer. > >Neil > >----- Original Message ---->From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:13 PM >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > > >> Hey, >> I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under >> investigation. >> They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his district. >> I guess this >> is what happened to you, correct? >> >> This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something >> wrong, ot at least >> this is my understanding. >> >> kim

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>> >> -----Original Message---->>>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >>>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >>> >>>Hi Kim, >>> >>>You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to get >>>money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? >>> >>>You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple of >>>sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint filed >>>on such and such a date"? >>> >>>Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >>>call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >>>too. >>> >>>Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will need >>>some information, like the RFA number. >>> >>>Neil >>> >>>----- Original Message ---->>>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >>>Subject: FL State Bar >>> >>> >>>> Hey Neil >>>> >>>> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >>>> Peter McGrath. >>>> >>>> It has been months now. >>>> >>>> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >>>> update. Of course, >>>> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, can >>>> NEVER get through to them the first time. >>>> >>>> I will let ya know, >>>> Kim >>> >>> >> > >

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Cc: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Paul F Hill" <phill@flabar.org>; "Kenneth Lawrence Marvin" <kmarvin@flabar.org>; "Annemarie C Craft" <acap@flabar.org> Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:21 PM Letter of Mary Bateman, Aug-03-2009.pdf Re: FL State Bar

Kimberly Pruett-Barry Dear Kim, Thank you for your email. In a letter dated January 7, 2013 Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft informed me that the Bar was moving forward with my complaint, which is now designated "Robert W. Bauer, The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B)". Since you are still a client of Mr. Bauer, I think it would be better to direct your questions about Mr. Bauer to the Florida Bar directly. Plus I do not have the time, and am not feeling well. You have my sincere sympathy for what you are going through, but it is better to bring your complaints about Mr. Bauer directly to the Florida Bar. Perhaps the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) could provide you substitute counsel. But I got Bauer as a LRS referral, and that did not work out. I am sending copies of my reply to this email to Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft, since she has my complaint, and to Kenneth Marvin, Director of Lawyer Regulation, and Paul Hill, General Counsel for the Florida Bar. Hopefully between them they can fashion a solution to your problem with Robert W. Bauer. I ask each of them, by and through this email, to protect you as a consumer of legal and court services. Kim, I wish you well, and hope those persons at the Florida Bar with the authority and responsibility to protect you will seriously listen to your cry for help about the misconduct of Mr. Bauer. I believe Mr. Marvin in particular has a duty under The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to act, as well as a case I became aware of last night, Mueller v. The Florida Bar, which holds: "Allegation by disbarred attorney that certain complaints against him were solicited by state bar was mere surplusage in complaint alleging malicious prosecution; state bar is not prohibited from actively seeking complaints against particular members of bar or members of bar in general. Mueller v. The Florida Bar, App. 4 Dist., 390 So.2d 449 (1980)." I also believe the Florida Bar can initiate its own complaint against an attorney under Rule 3-7.3, see section (c), and the attached letter sent to me Aug-03-09 from Mary Ellen Bateman of the Florida Bar, paragraph number 2: "The bar does initiate complaints on occasion and when appropriate".

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Sometime after all this gets resolved, you, me, and all the other survivors of Mr. Bauer’s misconduct should get together for dinner and reminisce. Sincerely, Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 Ps. If after this email the Florida Bar does not assist you, let me know and I will forward this matter to the extent possible in any response to my petition for writ of certiorari, which is docketed as Petition No. 12-7747 in the Supreme Court of the United States. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-7747.htm You can read more about the petition here http://nosueorg.blogspot.com/2012/12/petition-for-writ-of-certiorari-to.html ----- Original Message ----From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:47 PM Subject: Re: FL State Bar Lots to tell you, too much in an email, call me when you can! Had to keep dumb butt Bauer, his lawyers would not accept my new lawyer, threatened to take it to the Judge! 352 207-7291 Kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Dec 5, 2012 11:16 AM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > >Kim, > >It appears your complaint is in the "intake" stage in Tallahassee, in >ACAP >Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. If ACAP finds a likely violation of >the rules, your complaint is sent to a local grievance committee, the panel >you mentioned. That is how my complaint went with Bauer. But the local >grievance committee is comprised of the lawyer’s colleagues, perhaps his

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>own >friends and cronies, who often overlook wrongdoing to help a fellow lawyer. > >Neil > >----- Original Message ---->From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:13 PM >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > > >> Hey, >> I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under >> investigation. >> They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his >> district. >> I guess this >> is what happened to you, correct? >> >> This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something >> wrong, ot at least >> this is my understanding. >> >> kim >> >> -----Original Message---->>>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >>>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >>> >>>Hi Kim, >>> >>>You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to >>>get >>>money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? >>> >>>You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple >>>of >>>sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint >>>filed >>>on such and such a date"? >>> >>>Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >>>call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >>>too. >>> >>>Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will >>>need >>>some information, like the RFA number.

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>>> >>>Neil >>> >>>----- Original Message ---->>>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >>>Subject: FL State Bar >>> >>> >>>> Hey Neil >>>> >>>> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >>>> Peter McGrath. >>>> >>>> It has been months now. >>>> >>>> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >>>> update. Of course, >>>> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, >>>> can >>>> NEVER get through to them the first time. >>>> >>>> I will let ya know, >>>> Kim >>> >>> >> > >

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:23 AM Re: FL State Bar

I understand! I will keep you informed and KICK BUTT with Bauer! Kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Jan 16, 2013 4:21 PM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Cc: Paul F Hill <phill@flabar.org>, Kenneth Lawrence Marvin <kmarvin@flabar.org>, Annemarie C Craft <acap@flabar.org> >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > >Kimberly Pruett-Barry > >Dear Kim, > >Thank you for your email. In a letter dated January 7, 2013 Bar Counsel >Annemarie Craft informed me that the Bar was moving forward with my >complaint, which is now designated "Robert W. Bauer, The Florida Bar File >No. 2013-00,540 (8B)". > >Since you are still a client of Mr. Bauer, I think it would be better to >direct your questions about Mr. Bauer to the Florida Bar directly. Plus I do >not have the time, and am not feeling well. > >You have my sincere sympathy for what you are going through, but it is >better to bring your complaints about Mr. Bauer directly to the Florida Bar. >Perhaps the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) could provide you substitute >counsel. But I got Bauer as a LRS referral, and that did not work out. > >I am sending copies of my reply to this email to Bar Counsel Annemarie >Craft, since she has my complaint, and to Kenneth Marvin, Director of Lawyer >Regulation, and Paul Hill, General Counsel for the Florida Bar. Hopefully >between them they can fashion a solution to your problem with Robert W. >Bauer. I ask each of them, by and through this email, to protect you as a >consumer of legal and court services. > >Kim, I wish you well, and hope those persons at the Florida Bar with the >authority and responsibility to protect you will seriously listen to your >cry for help about the misconduct of Mr. Bauer. I believe Mr. Marvin in >particular has a duty under The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to act, as >well as a case I became aware of last night, Mueller v. The Florida Bar, >which holds: > >"Allegation by disbarred attorney that certain complaints against him were

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>solicited by state bar was mere surplusage in complaint alleging malicious >prosecution; state bar is not prohibited from actively seeking complaints >against particular members of bar or members of bar in general. Mueller v. >The Florida Bar, App. 4 Dist., 390 So.2d 449 (1980)." > >I also believe the Florida Bar can initiate its own complaint against an >attorney under Rule 3-7.3, see section (c), and the attached letter sent to >me Aug-03-09 from Mary Ellen Bateman of the Florida Bar, paragraph number 2: >"The bar does initiate complaints on occasion and when appropriate". > >Sometime after all this gets resolved, you, me, and all the other survivors >of Mr. Bauer’s misconduct should get together for dinner and reminisce. > >Sincerely, > >Neil J. Gillespie > >8092 SW 115th Loop > >Ocala, FL 34481 > >Ps. If after this email the Florida Bar does not assist you, let me know and >I will forward this matter to the extent possible in any response to my >petition for writ of certiorari, which is docketed as Petition No. 12-7747 >in the Supreme Court of the United States. >http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-7747.htm > >You can read more about the petition here >http://nosueorg.blogspot.com/2012/12/petition-for-writ-of-certiorari-to.html > >----- Original Message ----> From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:47 PM >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > > >Lots to tell you, too much in an email, call me when you can! > >Had to keep dumb butt Bauer, his lawyers would not accept my new lawyer, >threatened to take >it to the Judge! > >352 207-7291 > >Kim > >-----Original Message---->>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>Sent: Dec 5, 2012 11:16 AM >>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net>

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>>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >> >>Kim, >> >>It appears your complaint is in the "intake" stage in Tallahassee, in >>ACAP >>Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. If ACAP finds a likely violation of >>the rules, your complaint is sent to a local grievance committee, the panel >>you mentioned. That is how my complaint went with Bauer. But the local >>grievance committee is comprised of the lawyer’s colleagues, perhaps his >>own >>friends and cronies, who often overlook wrongdoing to help a fellow lawyer. >> >>Neil >> >>----- Original Message ---->>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:13 PM >>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >> >> >>> Hey, >>> I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under >>> investigation. >>> They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his >>> district. >>> I guess this >>> is what happened to you, correct? >>> >>> This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something >>> wrong, ot at least >>> this is my understanding. >>> >>> kim >>> >>> -----Original Message---->>>>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>>Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >>>>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >>>> >>>>Hi Kim, >>>> >>>>You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to >>>>get >>>>money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? >>>> >>>>You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple >>>>of >>>>sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint

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>>>>filed >>>>on such and such a date"? >>>> >>>>Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >>>>call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >>>>too. >>>> >>>>Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will >>>>need >>>>some information, like the RFA number. >>>> >>>>Neil >>>> >>>>----- Original Message ---->>>>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >>>>Subject: FL State Bar >>>> >>>> >>>>> Hey Neil >>>>> >>>>> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >>>>> Peter McGrath. >>>>> >>>>> It has been months now. >>>>> >>>>> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >>>>> update. Of course, >>>>> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, >>>>> can >>>>> NEVER get through to them the first time. >>>>> >>>>> I will let ya know, >>>>> Kim >>>> >>>> >>> >> >>

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Monday, March 25, 2013 6:13 PM Whatever you need from me!

Neil! I had to back off from your complaint because we had to keep Bauer as our Atty, BUT NO MORE!! I will call Annemarie Craft first thing in the morning! I fired Bauer today without even having another Atty to represent us and yes it has been going on this long. He has failed to follow through on EVERYTHING, yet he has racked up a bill that we will never be able to pay. YOU ARE RIGHT IN EVERYTHING YOU SAY about Bauer following through on ANYTHING and then when you ask him why something is not done it is ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER! I will be filing Arbitration throught the State Bar to get our fees back. I am YOUR witness, USE ME! Sincerely, Kimberly Pruett

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Anna Hodges" <annahodges77@gmail.com> Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:21 AM Re: corrected Bar complaint against Robert Bauer

Yes Anna, lawsuits wear people out, and makes them depressed. That is part of the problem with the justice system. A couple of people have commented on your email, former clients of Bauer, Angela Woodhull of Gainesville, and Kim Pruett-Barry of Ocala. They agree with you, Bauer is a mess! I still don’t understand the call from a lady in Ocala. I believe Kim Pruett-Barry of Ocala is the only person in Ocala who has contacted me. When did you get the call? How do you know the call was from a lady in Ocala? Could it have been a call from someone in Gainesville, perhaps a friend of Bauer’s? Or his wife? Or Beverly E Lowe, Bauer’s former bookkeeper with whom he appears to have a close relationship, and whom Bauer represented in a divorce? Neil
----- Original Message ----From: Anna Hodges To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 1:54 PM Subject: Re: corrected Bar complaint against Robert Bauer

A lady from Ocala. I don't know how she got my number. I am happy to know you're alive and well and still on the move! I haven't filled anything yet against Bauer. Lawsuits wear me out and the court system depresses me. I need to recharge my batteries. I just noticed today that you posted a July 2011 email I had sent to you. I didn't realize that, have you had any feedback from it?

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: Hi Anna, Wow, that is strange. Obviously I am alive, although this protracted litigation has taken a toll. Within the last month I have been in touch with Kimberly Pruett-Barry of Ocala, she is a Bauer client, is that who you spoke with? Last year Angela Woodhull of Gainesville called, and we have kept in touch. And Philip Strauss called too. Who called you? Neil Gillespie
----- Original Message ----From: Anna Hodges To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2012 8:16 PM Subject: Re: corrected Bar complaint against Robert Bauer

Neil, I recieved a phone call from a woman in Ocala, asking me questions about Robert, and if I was going to file a complaint. I asked if she heard of you. She said yes, then told me you had passed away! WOW! I'm confused...Anna

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On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 6:51 PM, Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: Yes, Anna. How are you doing?
----- Original Message ----From: Anna To: Neil Gillespie Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:45 PM Subject: Re: corrected Bar complaint against Robert Bauer

Is this Neil Gillespie? Sent from my iPhone 4S On Oct 31, 2012, at 4:56 PM, "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: Today I filed a corrected Bar complaint against Robert Bauer. Thankfully Kim let me know about a misstatement I made. Also, I added a conclusion section, and fixed a number of typos. So this is a much better complaint, thanks to Kim’s quick action. Also attached is my letter to the Bar withdrawing the complaint sent yesterday. Neil Gillespie <Withdrawal of Complaint Oct-30-2012 against Robert Bauer.pdf> <Bar complaint of NJG against Robert Bauer, Oct-31-2012.pdf>

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Anna" <annahodges77@gmail.com> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:15 AM Re: Did the search engine issue clear up yet?

Thank you Neil, the search engine issue did clear up! I don't understand who this woman is that is saying things that aren't true! I never told anyone that I got my money back from Robert because I didn't! I wonder why I was told you were dead and you were told my money was refunded- I smell a rat! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 22, 2013, at 4:19 AM, "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> wrote: Hi Anna, Did the search engine issue clear up yet? I hope it resolved by now. I believe Kim Pruett-Barry was the woman from Ocala who told you I passed away. While reviewing her call of October 3 2012, she said you got all your money back from Robert Bauer. Is that true? Did Bauer refund all your money? If you like, I can send you a wav file of the call on a CD to play on a computer. Let me know where to mail it. Thanks. Neil Gillespie

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Mark W. Fox" <mfox@mfoxlawgroup.com> Friday, December 07, 2012 11:03 AM Re: Kim Pruett-Barry

Mr. Fox: I contacted you to confirm whether the information Kim Pruett-Barry told me about this matter, including your involvement in this matter, is true or false. If the information is false, I will note that in my pleading to the Supreme Court. If the information is true, there is no problem. Neil Gillespie
----- Original Message ----From: Mark W. Fox To: 'Neil Gillespie' Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 8:01 AM Subject: RE: Kim Pruett-Barry

Dear Mr. Gillespie:   I am not certain why you contacted me. Do you have any specific questions or concerns?   Mark W. Fox, P.A. 1805 S.E. 16th Ave. Suite 902 Ocala, FL 34471 (ph) 352-390-8889 (fax)352-351-9300 mfox@mfoxlawgroup.com      
From: Neil Gillespie [mailto:neilgillespie@mfi.net] Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 1:39 AM To: Mark Fox Subject: Kim Pruett-Barry

Dear Mr. Fox, A lady by the name of Kim Pruett-Barry contacted me about attorney Robert W Bauer of Gainesville whom she retained in a malpractice action against Peter McGrath. Mr. Bauer represented me at one time. Kim mentioned you planned to assume the litigation in Orange County, Case No. 2012-CA009323-O, but you are not listed as counsel. Kim said Mr. McGrath’s lawyer objected to your representation over a conflict, and she was getting another lawyer.

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Some of the above information is contained in a matter I will submit to the Supreme Court of the United States soon. This is a link to my case on the SCOTUS website. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12a215.htm Kim sounds like a nice lady, and people call me from time to time, sometimes they don’t always understand everything in their case. So this is just a double-check for the benefit of the SCOTUS. If you can collaborate any of this I would appreciate that. Thank you. Neil Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-7807

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "Paul R Linder" <plinder@griflaw.com> Friday, December 21, 2012 12:59 PM litigation against Mr. McGrath in Orange County

Dear Mr. Linder A lady by the name of Kimberly Pruett-Barry contacted me about attorney Robert W Bauer of Gainesville whom she retained in a malpractice action against attorney Peter McGrath. Mr. Bauer formerly represented me in another matter. Ms. Pruett-Barry mentioned she planned to retain you to assume the litigation against Mr. McGrath in Orange County, Case No. 2012-CA-009323-O, but as of today you are not listed as counsel on the court's online docket. Information about Mr. Bauer and Ms. Pruett-Barry was submitted in a separate volume appendix to my petition no. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a link to my case on the SCOTUS website. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx? FileName=/docketfiles/12-7747.htm Ms. Pruett-Barry sounds like a nice lady, and people call me from time to time, sometimes they don’t always understand everything in their case. So this is just to double-check the facts. If you can collaborate any of this I would appreciate that. Thank you. Sincerely, Neil Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481

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From: To: Cc: Sent: Attach: Subject: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> "Paul F Hill" <phill@flabar.org>; "Kenneth Lawrence Marvin" <kmarvin@flabar.org>; "Annemarie C Craft" <acap@flabar.org> Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:21 PM Letter of Mary Bateman, Aug-03-2009.pdf Re: FL State Bar

Kimberly Pruett-Barry Dear Kim, Thank you for your email. In a letter dated January 7, 2013 Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft informed me that the Bar was moving forward with my complaint, which is now designated "Robert W. Bauer, The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B)". Since you are still a client of Mr. Bauer, I think it would be better to direct your questions about Mr. Bauer to the Florida Bar directly. Plus I do not have the time, and am not feeling well. You have my sincere sympathy for what you are going through, but it is better to bring your complaints about Mr. Bauer directly to the Florida Bar. Perhaps the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) could provide you substitute counsel. But I got Bauer as a LRS referral, and that did not work out. I am sending copies of my reply to this email to Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft, since she has my complaint, and to Kenneth Marvin, Director of Lawyer Regulation, and Paul Hill, General Counsel for the Florida Bar. Hopefully between them they can fashion a solution to your problem with Robert W. Bauer. I ask each of them, by and through this email, to protect you as a consumer of legal and court services. Kim, I wish you well, and hope those persons at the Florida Bar with the authority and responsibility to protect you will seriously listen to your cry for help about the misconduct of Mr. Bauer. I believe Mr. Marvin in particular has a duty under The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to act, as well as a case I became aware of last night, Mueller v. The Florida Bar, which holds: "Allegation by disbarred attorney that certain complaints against him were solicited by state bar was mere surplusage in complaint alleging malicious prosecution; state bar is not prohibited from actively seeking complaints against particular members of bar or members of bar in general. Mueller v. The Florida Bar, App. 4 Dist., 390 So.2d 449 (1980)." I also believe the Florida Bar can initiate its own complaint against an attorney under Rule 3-7.3, see section (c), and the attached letter sent to me Aug-03-09 from Mary Ellen Bateman of the Florida Bar, paragraph number 2: "The bar does initiate complaints on occasion and when appropriate".

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Sometime after all this gets resolved, you, me, and all the other survivors of Mr. Bauer’s misconduct should get together for dinner and reminisce. Sincerely, Neil J. Gillespie 8092 SW 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 Ps. If after this email the Florida Bar does not assist you, let me know and I will forward this matter to the extent possible in any response to my petition for writ of certiorari, which is docketed as Petition No. 12-7747 in the Supreme Court of the United States. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-7747.htm You can read more about the petition here http://nosueorg.blogspot.com/2012/12/petition-for-writ-of-certiorari-to.html ----- Original Message ----From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:47 PM Subject: Re: FL State Bar Lots to tell you, too much in an email, call me when you can! Had to keep dumb butt Bauer, his lawyers would not accept my new lawyer, threatened to take it to the Judge! 352 207-7291 Kim -----Original Message---->From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Dec 5, 2012 11:16 AM >To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > >Kim, > >It appears your complaint is in the "intake" stage in Tallahassee, in >ACAP >Attorney Consumer Assistance Program. If ACAP finds a likely violation of >the rules, your complaint is sent to a local grievance committee, the panel >you mentioned. That is how my complaint went with Bauer. But the local >grievance committee is comprised of the lawyer’s colleagues, perhaps his

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>own >friends and cronies, who often overlook wrongdoing to help a fellow lawyer. > >Neil > >----- Original Message ---->From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:13 PM >Subject: Re: FL State Bar > > >> Hey, >> I did go ahead and call today and they said that the matter is under >> investigation. >> They also said the next step is that it will be sent back to his >> district. >> I guess this >> is what happened to you, correct? >> >> This is when it goes before a "panel" and they decide if he did something >> wrong, ot at least >> this is my understanding. >> >> kim >> >> -----Original Message---->>>From: Neil Gillespie <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Dec 4, 2012 7:06 PM >>>To: kim <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>Subject: Re: FL State Bar >>> >>>Hi Kim, >>> >>>You should have heard something from the Bar by now. Are you trying to >>>get >>>money back from McGrath? What do you want the Bar to do for you? >>> >>>You may want to write a short letter to your Bar Counsel, just a couple >>>of >>>sentences, like "when can I expect to get a response to my complaint >>>filed >>>on such and such a date"? >>> >>>Sometimes the legal profession takes a letter more seriously than a phone >>>call. If the Bar responds in writing, you will have that letter to refer >>>too. >>> >>>Would you like me to mention your matter in my petition? If so I will >>>need >>>some information, like the RFA number.

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>>> >>>Neil >>> >>>----- Original Message ---->>>From: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> >>>To: <neilgillespie@mfi.net> >>>Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 12:33 PM >>>Subject: FL State Bar >>> >>> >>>> Hey Neil >>>> >>>> Still have not heard a word from the Bar on the complaint I made on >>>> Peter McGrath. >>>> >>>> It has been months now. >>>> >>>> I didn't really want to bother them, but I think I will call for an >>>> update. Of course, >>>> they (the lawyer investigating our case) ALWAYS has to call ya back, >>>> can >>>> NEVER get through to them the first time. >>>> >>>> I will let ya know, >>>> Kim >>> >>> >> > >

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From: To: Sent: Subject: "kim" <kimberlypruett@earthlink.net> <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Monday, March 25, 2013 6:13 PM Whatever you need from me!

Neil! I had to back off from your complaint because we had to keep Bauer as our Atty, BUT NO MORE!! I will call Annemarie Craft first thing in the morning! I fired Bauer today without even having another Atty to represent us and yes it has been going on this long. He has failed to follow through on EVERYTHING, yet he has racked up a bill that we will never be able to pay. YOU ARE RIGHT IN EVERYTHING YOU SAY about Bauer following through on ANYTHING and then when you ask him why something is not done it is ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER! I will be filing Arbitration throught the State Bar to get our fees back. I am YOUR witness, USE ME! Sincerely, Kimberly Pruett

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VIA U.P.S. Tracking No. lZ'64589FP296184312 Annemarie Craft, Bar Counsel Attorney Consumer Assistance Program The Florida Bar - ACAP 651 East Jefferson Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300 RE: Robert W. Bauer, The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B) Dear Ms. Craft:

January 10, 2013

I received but am confused as to your letter dated January 7, 2013 relative to the above captioned complaint. Bar Counsel Mr. Wilhelm dismissed/returned my complaint against Mr. Bauer dated October 31,2012, designated RFA No. 13-7675, by letter to me dated November 9,2012. The complaint was then submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States for pendent jurisdiction December 10, 2012 in Petition No. 12-7747 for writ of certiorari. Kindly explain what is going on, since your letter makes no reference to this chain of events, or Petition No. 12-7747. My priority now is Petition No. 12-7747 which is taking all my time. I likely am not able to file a rebuttal in this matter until either the conclusion of Petition No. 12-7747, or a break in the workload. While ACAP central may be adequate to intake this complaint, bias at the local level is another matter, and recognized by the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation chaired by Henry Cox ("Cox Report). The Cox Report recommended ACAP style screening of all written inquiries and complaints so that all questions concerning the conduct of members of the bar are addressed in a similar fashion. The Commission also recommended a central intake system utilizing ACAP resources in Tallahassee. The reason for central ACAP intake is clear: The Commission knew that some complaints, like my earlier complaint against Mr. Bauer, TFB No. 2011-00,073 (8B), would not be "addressed in a similar fashion" locally where the attorney was favored. The Letter Report issued March 18, 2011 by Mr. Watson in 2011-00,073 (8B) did not copy with Rule 3-7.4(k) because it did not explain why nlY complaint did not warrant further proceedings. Pursuant to Rule 3-3.4(b), I believe a special grievance committee is needed, located outside the Eight Judicial Circuit which includes Alachua County where Mr. Bauer practices, and outside the jurisdiction of Mr. Watson, and Carl Schwait, the designated reviewer, to avoid bias. Sending this matter to another state in the U.S. Eleventh Circuit may even be required to avoid bias now.

cc: Robert W. Bauer

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THE FLORIDA BAR
JOHN

F. HARKNESS, JR.

651 EAST JEFFERSON STREET TALLAHASSEE, FL 32399-2300

850/561-5600
WWW.FLORIDABAR.ORG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

January 7, 2013 Mr. Neil J. G-illespie 8092 S.W. 115th Loop Ocala, FL 34481 Re: Robert W. Bauer; The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B)

Dear Mr. Gillespie: Enclosed is a copy of our letter to Mr. Bauer which requires a response to your complaint. Once you receive Mr. Bauer's response, you have 10 days to file a rebuttal if you so desire. If you decide to file a rebuttal, you must send a copy to Mr. Bauer. Rebuttals should not exceed 25 pages and may refer to any additional documents or exhibits that are available on request. Please address any and all correspondence to me. Please note that any correspondence must be sent through the U.S. mail; we cannot accept faxed material. Please be advised that as an arm of the Supreme Court of Florida, The Florida Bar can investigate allegations of misconduct against attorneys, and where appropriate, request that the attorney be disciplined. The Florida Bar cannot render legal advice nor can The Florida Bar represent individuals or intervene on their behalf in any civil or criminal matter. Further, please notify this office, in writing, of any pending civil, criminal, or administrative litigation which pertains to this grievance. Please note that this is a continuing obligation should new litigation develop during the pendency of this matter. Please review the enclosed Notice on mailing instructions for information on submitting your rebuttal. Sincerely,

Annemarie Craft, Bar Counsel
Attorney Consumer Assistance Program
ACAP Hotline 866-352-0707
Enclosures (Notice of Grievance Procedures, Copy of Letter to Mr. Bauer; Notice - Mailing Instructions) cc: Mr. Robert W. Bauer

NOTICE OF GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

1. The enclosed letter is an informal inquiry. Your response is required under the provisions of The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 4 8.4(g), Rules of Professional Conduct. Failure to provide a written response to this complaint is in itself a violation of Rule 4 8.4(g). If you do not respond, the matter will be forwarded to the grievance committee for disposition in accordance with Rule 3-7.3 of the Rules of Discipline. 2. Many complaints considered first by staff counsel are not forwarded to a grievance committee, as they do not involve violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct justifying disciplinary action. 3. "Pursuant to Rule 3-7.I(a), Rules of Discipline, any response by you in these proceedings shall become part of the public record of this matter and thereby become accessible to the public upon the closure of the case by Bar counselor upon a finding of no probable cause, probable cause, minor misconduct, or recommendation of diversion. Disclosure during the pendency of an investigation may be made only as to status if a specific inquiry concerning this case is made and if this matter is generally known to be in the public domain." 4. The grievance committee is the Bar's "grand jury." Its function and procedllre are set forth in Rule 3-7.4. Proceedings before the grievance committee, for the most part, are non­ adversarial in nature. However, you should carefully review Chapter 3 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. 5. If the grievance committee finds probable cause, formal adversarial proceedings, which ordinarily lead to disposition by the Supreme Court of Florida, will be commenced under 3-7.6, unless a plea is submitted under Rule 3-7.

THE FLORIDA BAR
JOHN

F. HARKNESS, JR.

651 EAST JEFFERSON STREET TALLAHASSEE, FL 32399-2300

850/561-5600
WWW.FLORIDABAR.ORG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

January 7, 2013

Mr. Robert W. Bauer 2815 NW 13th St Ste 200E Gainesville, FL 32609-2861 Re: Complaint by Neil J. Gillespie against Robert W. Bauer
The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B)

Dear Mr. Bauer: Enclosed is a copy of an inquiry/complaint and any supporting docunlents submitted by the above referenced complainant(s). Your response to this complaint is required under the provisions of Rule 4-8.4(g), Rules of Professional Conduct of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, and is due in our office by January 22, 2013. Responses should not exceed 25 pages and may refer to any additional documents or exhibits that are available on request. Failure to provide a written response to this complaint is in itself a violation of Rule 4-8.4(g). Please note that any correspondence must be sent through the u.s. mail; we cannot accept faxed material. You are further required to furnish the complainant with a complete copy of your written response, including any documents submitted therewith. Please note that pursuant to Rule 3-7.1 (b), Rules of Discipline, any reports, correspondence, papers, recordings and/or transcripts of hearings received from either you or the complainant(s) shall become a part of the public record in this matter and thus accessible to the public upon a disposition of this file. It should be noted that The Florida Bar is required to acknowledge the status of proceedings during the pendency of an investigation, if a specific inquiry is made and the matter is deemed to be in the public domain. Pursuant to Rule 3-7.1(f), Rules of Discipline, you are further required to complete and return the enclosed Certificate of Disclosure form. Further, please notify this office, in writing, of any pending civil, criminal, or administrative litigation which pertains to this grievance. Please note that this is a continuing obligation should new litigation develop during the pendency of this matter.

Mr. Robert W. Bauer January 7, 2013 Page Two

Finally, the filing of this complaint does not preclude communication between the attorney and the complainant(s). Please review the enclosed Notice for information on submitting your response. Sincerely,

Annemarie Craft, Bar Counsel Attorney Consumer Assistance Program ACAP Hotline 866-352-0707

Enclosures (Certificate of Disclosure, Notice of Grievance Procedures, Copy of Complaint, Notice - Mailing Instructions) cc: Mr. Neil J. Gillespie

NOTICE
Mailing Instructions

The Florida Bar converts its disciplinary files to electronic media. All submissions are being scanned into an electronic record and hard copies are discarded. To help ensure the timely processing of your inquiry/complaint, please review the following guidelines prior to submitting it to our office.
1. Please limit your submission to no more than 25 pages including exhibits.

If you have additional documents available, please nlake reference to them in your written submission as available upon request. Should Bar counsel need to obtain copies of any such documents, a subsequent request will be sent to you.

2. Please do not bind, or index your documents. You may underline but do not highlight documents under any circunlstances. We scan docunlents for use in our disciplinary files and when scanned, your dOCUlnent higWighting will either not be picked up or may obscure any underlying text. 3. Please refrain from attaching media such as audio tapes or CDs, oversized documents, or photographs. We cannot process any media that cannot be scanned into the electronic record. 4. Please do not submit your original documents. All documents will be discarded after scanning and we will not be able to return any originals submitted to our office. The only original document that should be provided to our office is tlle inquiry/conlplaint fOffi1. 5. Please do not submit confidential or privileged information. Documents submitted to our office become public record. Confidential/privileged information should be redacted. Such information includes, but is not linlited to, bank account numbers, social security numbers, credit card account numbers, nledical records, dependency nlatters, termination of parental rights, guardian ad liten1 records, child abuse records, adoption records, documents containing names of minor children, original birth and death certificates, Baker Act records, grand jury records, and juvenile delinquency records. If infoffi1ation of this nature is important to your submission, please describe the nature of the information and indicate that it is available upon request. Bar counsel will contact you to make appropriate arrangements for the protection of any such infonnation that is required as part of the investigation of the complaint. Please be aware that materials received that do not meet these guidelines may be returned. Thank you for your consideration in this respect.

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651 EAST JEFFERSON STREET TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399-2300

850/561-5600
WWW.FLORIDABAR.ORG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

March 14, 2013

Mr. Neil J. Gillespie 8092 S.W. 115Th Loop Ocala, FL 34481

Re:

Complaint by Neil J. Gillespie against Robert W. Bauer
The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B)

Dear Mr. Gillespie: Enclosed you will find Mr. Robert W. Bauer's response to your complaint. The response sent by Mr. Bauer indicated that a copy was being mailed to you. However based on your recent email to The Florida bar it appears that you did not receive you copy of Mr. Bauer's response. If you wish to file a rebuttal to the response, please do so in writing by April 1, 2013. Additionally, you must send a copy to Mr. Bauer. Sincerely,

Annemarie Craft, Bar Counsel
Attorney Consumer Assistance Program
ACAP Hotline 866-352-0707
Enclosure cc: Mr. Robert W. Bauer

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The Law OHices of

Robert W. Bauer, P .A.
2815 NW 13th Street, Suite 200E, Gainesville, FL 32609 www.bauerlegal.com
Robert W Bauer, Esq.
Maria Perez YoungbJood Esq. Timothy C Youngblood, Esq.
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Phone: Fax:

(352)375.5960 (352)337.2518

February 9, 2013 Annemarie Craft Florida Bar Association

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Complaint by Neil J. Gillespie
Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B)

Dear Ms. Craft:

In order to appropriately respond to the complaint alleged by Neil J. Gillespie, I have numbered the paragraphs of the complaint and have included a copy attached hereto for the Bar's

convenience.
I. This is not a new complaint; this is a complaint that repeats similar allegations previously addressed by the Florida Bar and deternlined that the Respondent did not engage in any unethical activity.
No substantive statements made in paragraph; therefore, no response.

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No substantive statements made in paragraph; therefore, no response.
It is Respondent's understanding that Kimberly Pruett-Barry has contacted the Bar and disallowed any statements made by Neil J. Gillespie and attached as Exhibit "A" is an email refuting that Ms. Kimberly Pruett-Barry is dissatisfied with my services.
See answer to number 4. No substantive statements made in paragraph; therefore, no response. Acknowledgment of previous complaint was made and it was determined to be unfounded.
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5. 6. 7.

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Respondent believes that the Florida Bar complied with all requirements necessary to satisfy Rule 3-7.4(k). Respondent believes that Mr. Schwait responded appropriately.

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10. Respondent believes that Mr. Schwait responded appropriately.

11. Response is not warranted.
12. No substantive claims made in paragraph; therefore, no response.
13. There are outstanding fees owed to the finn that the Petitioner has not paid and Respondent has properly executed a charging lien upon files held with the Law

Office of Robert W. Bauer.
14. No substantive issues stated relating to ethic violations. 15. No substantive issues stated relating to ethic violations.

16. Relates to civil actions not within the purview of the Florida Bar.
17. Relates to civil actions not within the purview of the Florida Bar. 18. Relates to civil actions not within the pwview of the Florida Bar. 19. The issues of the settlement agreement procured by Mr. Rodems have been litigated in Federal Court and found to binding and appropriate. This is not a matter of ethics to be put before the Florida Bar. 20. The settlement, in no way, resolved the charging lien exercised by this finn. It simply released any claim Mr. Gillespie had against the Respondent and the Respondent's finn. The Settlement Agreement was between Mr. Rodems and Mr. Gillespie. Mr. Rodems did not have the authority to release any claims of this law

office.
21. It is not appropriate at this time for the Respondent to advise the Petitioner on legal matters.
Pages 6 through 15 consists of rehashing allegations previously addressed in the Bar complaint. No additional responses at this time. Remaining portion of Page 16 through frrst half of Page 21 were addressed in first complaint. 22. Respondent denies any allegations of lying, misrepresenting the facts, or misleading the Florida Bar. 23. Respondent denies any allegations ofmisrepresenting or making false statement.
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24. Respondent denies any allegations of misrepresentation.

25. Angela Woodhull is fonner client who terminated our services because she could not continue to afford our services. Ms. Woodhull had numerous cases and we had to manage all of them. We had just won a complicated venue issue before Ms. Woodhull terminated our services. I do not know why she would be displeased with our services.
26. This finn did assert charging liens against Ms. Woodhull's cases, but they were not improper.
27. Respondent admits that this office has used law students and graduate law students to assist in drafting pleadings and research. This is a common practice and is not unethical. It is, in fact, encouraged as a mentoring process. 28. Respondent does not recall making any such statement.

29. See Exhibit "A."
30. No substantive claims made to be able to respond to, and cannot reasonably respond to the allegation without a waiver of attorney-client privilege. 31. Phillip Strauss is a previous complaint. This case was handled by an associate of the finn and was not handled by myself. This complaint has been reviewed by the Florida Bar and it was determined that there was no violation.
32. This is a complaint that was reviewed by the Florida Bar and it was detennined that there was no ethical violation. The complaint was closed because the statute of limitation expired prior to our finn handling. I did this case at no charge.

In conclusion, Mr. Gillespie's complaint is nothing more than a rehashing of previous complaints wherein it has been detemlined that there was no cause and is a waste of the Florida Bar's time. Mr. Gillespie has filed numerous federal actions, state actions, and now, Supreme Court actions, all of which have been dismissed or will be dismissed shortly.

~R:O'bert W. Bauer, Esq. 1-/
Enclosures as stated.

cc:

Neil J. Gillespie
8092 SW 115th Loop
Ocala, FL 34481

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Dear Sirs/Madam,

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Mr. Neil Gillespie is using my name WITHOUT my pennission in a complaint against

Robert Bauer, Atty with the Florida State Bar.

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Please be seNsed that I am satisfied with Mr. Bauer's representation of our case and in no way want to be associated with Mr~ Gillespie and this complaint.

I will also be discussing this matter with MaryAnn Crawford.

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Pursuant to Rule 3-7.1(f)) Rules of Discipline, you must execute the appropriate disclosure paragraph below and return the form to this office by JaD••." 22, 1013. The role provides that the nature of the charges be stated in the notice to your fnm; however, we suggest that you attach a copy ofthe complaint

CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE
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CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE

(Corporate/Government Employment)
I HEREBY CERTIFY that on this day of , 201-, a true copy of the foregoing disclosure was furnished to • my supervisor at (name ofageocy), with which I was associated at the time ofthe act(s) giving rise to the complaint in The Florida Bar File No. 2013-00,540 (8B).

Robert W. Bauer

CERTIFICATE OF NON-LAW FIRM AFFILIATION
(Sole Practitioner)

I HEREBY CERTIFY to The Florida Bar on this day of , 201_, that I am not presently affiliated with a law fum and was not affiliated with a law finn at the time of the act(s) giving rise to the complaint in The Florida Bar File No. 2013..00,540 (8B).

Robert W. Bauer

Attorney Consumer Assis~ Propam
The Florida Bill' 651 East .JoJYenon Street
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This is a new complaint apat Mr. BlUet for mJsconduct dIriq aod after his repraICII1IItio of mo in gUleapje Ye 8Idq;r. Rodmw & Cook. PA. et al~ _ 110. OS-CA-~, Hilillborouah Co.
This DDW complaint seeks dilCiplme for Mr. Bauar'._1 am not .eJdnl retum of $19).12 in fees peid to him!. l1tis complaint is aboutjusdce. SiDce 20111 JeamedMr. Bauer has burt • lot of aood, honest people: Hil own c~ 80mB ofdle suniYon of Mr. Bauer'1 milCODduct have contacted me~ and their infonniIioft ia provided in thi. compIaiaL
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Mr. Bluer's former clieall tell a aimillr story: Mr. B... is not ~ be is not eIll._ he takes the client'. money, . . he fails to CGmpIete the ...uer. A .umber of tile COIIlpllJnina cllentl are disahled lIIdIar elderly, pdIlm of disnpnt by Bauer to..m elderly and disabled c:lJcnta. Mr. Bauer UlCS pro Ie pleadinp. hi. own. acl die work of law ItUdentl, which be ~ submitl to the court. his 0WIl pledap, ICCOftIkw to a motioD filed by fonDer Bauer gliOl1t Dr. Anpla Woodhull. This was m)"experitDce with Mr. Bau. too.

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October 2012 Bauer client Kimberly PrueII-Bar!)' called me cIaimiDa be G> Ms. Pruett-Barry lOcI IaJsbend William lelained lawyer. Kim BID)' told 1'. ,111M
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AacoKlinl 10 Kiln Barry their cue is limit. to mine iR Ibat they IUId 1beir former laW)'. for (Z\~acIoinl. Kim Slya Mr. Bauer it miUdna his clieD, chUllliDa - . and not pUina reIUItI. ~ emailedmeItltlna.Baut•• H._jlnlt.lyjtJllllo-MOWtlctI#jDrwanI...lllrblk III l11e8 to ract", a biU. B... did the same with me too. The ncont in my cue &boWl Mr. Bauer', lack of competeIl~ & Iaok ofdiUpnce IIlpreci Judie Barton. The public needs proteedOIl hill Bauer.
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Finally, it IppCIIIB Mr. Bauer may be col1lbontiDa with Mr. bdems and Mr. CIIaaIluolo in • pattern of ncketeerinIlCtivit)' to UDdennine the :'oUowina BIr complaiDti aDd obstNct jusOce: Eupac P Cutqliuolo, File No. 2013..10.162 (60)
RyIft Christopber Rodems. File No.. 2013-10~71 (138)
Mr. Castaal1aolo even provided copies orbi. filiDp . .. . . - to the Florida IW ID cbe abovo ~nod complaiatto Mr. Bauor and Mr~ Rodems." IDcIItaed by the ablnYi8tioa "cc:" precediDa ~ir names. suuesdnJ this mckelceri.,lCtivity is euand)' onsoUa.·
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Repraentation 1Jmellne 01Robm ~ Bauer

FebftIIIY 26, 2007. Refmal to Mr. Bauer for. libel by the Florida BIt 1JtS Refertll Sentice.
Mardll, 2007. initial $25 LRS consultadon wiIh Mr. Bauer It hiI ofllco. I

• March I, 2007. Paid Mr. Bauer 13,000 on credit CIrd 10 review my pro • lawsuit OSaCA-~.
• April 2, 2001. NOIicc ofAppeermce by Mr. Bauer in 05-CA. •
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• Apr1124. 2007. Mr. Bauer and 1 executed 1ft ~urIy fee COIIIIct (S25O per hour).
March 31, 2001. Mr. Bauer propolld new . . . .tion caatnct with hip. COItB; _lined.
October 13.2001. Mr. Bluet IDOved to withdrawal ill 05.cA·720S: pmtod 0«-09-2009. 0cI0ber 27,2001. Sutmittoct my ADA diu.bllliy recJlIfI'IllO Mr. Bauer: DO IeIpOIWIrefuled.

• October 13, 2_. Mr. Baler moved 10 witbdraMlIn 2008-2224; DENIED 0cI-30-2008.
• Oetober 30, 2008. Order in 2008-2224. 8luer'1 motion to withdraw • COUDIOI DBNIED.

• Mach 9, 2009. Mr. Bauer lUbrnitted but dicllIOt lip a ccninaent fee ~ dec!IMcL

• Mach 9 2009. Mr. Baber demanded Ilian .etdcmeat apcment for his 1IIIIpractice; dec1iDed.
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May 14t 2009. My proposed. continpnt fee apemont to Mr. Bauer; DO MIpOIIIOInIIIod.


May 14~ 2009. My pavposed ICttIenaeat qrcanaat to Mr. Bluer; DO respcmelretlJIed.
October 9. 2009. ORIcrOrautina Motion To Witbdrawa1 At CounIeL 05.cA-7205.

• OCtober 1.2009. He.inI on Modon to WkhCIrawII. OS-CA-7205•.......- an my coDSellt.

• November 23, 2009. Mr. BauerldviJedofSI2,6S0clwaiDllien; S19,212 wupaidto B.....
• October 23, 2012. Karen Kelly advised Mr. 8au« bel DOC paid his 12% US roo; 12305.49.

Previously I made complaint no. 2011-00,073 (IJ) apm_ Mr.. Bauer that ... elaM M.m II, 2011 whm JIIneI N. Watson. Jr•• ChfetBtIICh DiIoipliDc CounIoI, iuued • LeUer RIpolt Pursuant to Rule 3-7.4(k) ofNo ProbIbJe CaUle FiDdiDI- The letter 1tatecI: (ExbiJit 1).
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Pui1~ to Rule 3-7.4(k), tbil document setVOIli • Letter Report ofNa I'nJbdtIe CauIa Plndinl~ On 1ho basis of. dilipllt aacI itnpIl1iallD&1ylll of 11l1be iofomWlOft avai1IbIe. OIl.Marcb 15,2011, lite Fievanee conunIItee found DO]JIOIUIe aMIIe for fiIrtIler disclpU..ry proceed. . . in this matter. The naembcnhipofthecommiaee is JUde up of both atlomeys aDd ~mcyL TbiI cue is DOW cloteel.

Because 1be s.r oaly Ita the autborit)' to IddrcII questions of eth1ca. tbe con-ittee could DOt Iddresa Illy leJll __ . .widell you may feel c:oncemed. Ifyou have further coocems about what 10ur Iepl remedies IUY be, Jou must CODaI1t with Iepl counsel of your cboa. The Florida 8. iI unable to provide IepI advice in tblllI8pegt.

The Florida Bit, compl_ .inst Robett w. Bauer, October 31. 2012

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Mr. WatlOft'. Letter lleporI tiDed to eOJq)ly with Rule 3.7• •> because it did DOt expJaID wh)' the complaint did not warrant t\artber proceedinP- Also. tho LeattJr Report failed to include Illy documentation expJainiIla why tile complaint did not W8I1Ut flfther pIOCIed.Jnp. Mr. WItson forwIrdocI the malter for ~iew to CIlI SChwaJ(, .DesipUod Rcvicwet wbo defcmcl to the rmdins of tile lfievlnce coltUlliboe by letter June 27. 2011. (Exhibit 2). Mr. Scbw8il replied: "After comprebeDlively readina all docUlDCllll ill my poIIeIIioa Ja refereGce to cbe above styled complaint. J have determined that I wish 10 defer to the findinl oCtile Jricvlltce committee.."

Mr. Schwait did not rapoad to my letter dated Jply 31, 2011 (ExhIbIt 3) mquesdna he comply witb RIlle 3-7.4(k) InCl oxplain why die compJaillt did DOt ....... t\ather )nCIId1up. Mr. Schwait did not Nspond to my llI8IItioa that I JnIde meritorious complaints to tho Florida &. .inst lawyers pilt)' ofmultiple tnacbe8 offlle Bat. RuIOl, which QOIDpllintl d1e Bar It.. failed to honestly adjudicate. Mr. Bauer, • referral from the Florida BIt LRS. dctcnniJlecl that my lonner lawyer Mr. Cook ofBarter, Rodems a Cook, PA. was "allimy attorne)'". Mr. Bauer said ~ july would love to punish Illimy attorncy". (Truacript. Mar-29-2007. p.29,_ 17).
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Mr.. Schwait did not rapomJ to my ICcllSllion that Mr. ItocIems impoperIy submittod • thirteen palpable conOiet of interest, since he is a plltncr wicb Mr. Cook at BRer. Rodems & Cook. P.. A. Tbe information provided by Mr. Rodema, thea incorponllCd by mf~ iJlto Mr. Bauef. NlponICt rcsulled ~ I1CW brachcl of tile eI1Iicl rules. includin&:
paJC di.tribe to tho Bar in Mr. Bauen dcfeuse that \WI a false and mi.lNdiD" mel •

Rule 4-8.4{c), conduct involvtns dlshonesty. hid. deceit, ad misleprelllltldion. :Rule 4-1.4(d). conduct Jftjlldicial to the administration orjUltlcc.
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The Florida Supreme Court bas delopted to tho Florida SIr the function of cUscipliniaS its
members. The Supnme Court and the Bar blve a f1dIIciary ~ 10 ptVtect memberl of1l10 pubUc harmed by the uaetbicll practice of law lad Iawycn. The Florida Bar unCortuRaIdy is beioa operated, and demonllnlbly 50, in I fIsbion _ to protDQ _If IIId bed lawy. . rather than the public. Por example, the Florida Bar'1 claim tl18t tile PIIICO commiuoc it ita MpmcI jury'~ is profoundly mislaKtinS as set forth ita my April lIt 2011 email 10 Mr. W..... (Exblbit 4).

DNa S. ~waa IIIipod. November IS, 201081 the InveIItipIiaa;Maabar in my~"" (::\\ apiast Mr. Bauer. In Marob 20111 provided Mr. Kamer mare al1eptionl of.ilCODdact .iast ~ Mr. Bauei. Mr. Kramer rapor.dcd by email March 14.2011.8:12 a.m.: (BIhibit S).
I have roccived a lett« from you essenrially -ina to Idd additional around! 10 your complaint .pinat Mr. Baler. Pl_ be adviled that tIIis is not • proper proecdure to alleac additional complaiDtB ap_ Mr. Bauer. To clo 10, you must direct,our coiDplain1s to the Florida Bart not to tho Grievance Committee. or 10 the investialdaa member. ~ is • weD defined procell or nwiew that every complaint soea tbrouah prior to beiDa -peeS to • committee. Itl is not unuual that multiple ~ will be mado by one individual qainst • p81ticullr lawyer. Howeya-. C8Ch compWnt must be leViewed ad the notice nquiremcMI of duo procell (olio_in order to tho ()OIIJplaint 10 be properly p**' apiaBt a lawyer. 'loMe direct 1III1dditionIl4:OlllPiaiats about Mr.
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B....s eonduet to the Bu. Dircctina thaD to me or to the Committee will not IeIUIt in discipline apinst Mr. Bauer. PIeIIC let me bow if you have au, questions. Thank you.

In view orb forel0ins, aDd the failure of Mr. Watson'. Lder Repod to explain iD complt.ee with Rule 3-7.4(k) why the eompl8inl did notwllllllt tbrtherproceedi.J it appall that my complaint wu dlflCicm. 1be Lecter Repod .bowI no _ of, or -Uudiclltion o~ any violation of the Kulu ofProfeaional Conduct. Therefore 1110 proaeecUnp In file DO. 2011­ OO.013(IB) did not make • res jucliclta CODIickqdon of a breIcb 011110 Rules by Mr. BlUer.

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.d lawyer lhould 1101 accept repruenlatio" un•• it L'DPI be compelatly and proWlptly co.,ted.

b!c 4-1.16(cI) Protection of Oieat. JatereIt A ItIW)W m'" kiD ai, r«uollllble .'pllO Mid"'" "" _ o!wltlltlnMfIlltJ tJ. cit...

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Justice Tbamaa pnted my Rule 13.5 Appl~ to extend time to file until December 10, 2012 • petition for writ ofcertiorari to the U.S. Su~ Cowl; ill CA.11 cuea 12-11028 _ 12­ 11213, (Exhibit 6). Mr. Bauer and his rUID lie ~CendIntsin each QIC. I need the file to prepue my petiticm. Mr. B. . . . . refused to Ntum my file for lM'etal yOlll 011 the bail of aft improper chqinslien of $12.650. By leuer September Ii, 201210 Mr. B. . .•• eoII11IeI, I demIncIed reIUm of qt file &om ~ B. Cbapnllll. (EOibit 7). MI. Cbapman did !lOt respond.

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In my letter dated September 19, 2012 to ML Chapnum. I raponded to Mr. BaJen letttI dItecl Aul'* 2", 2012 that stated, "Ifyou wish to oon1lct me at tbe number listed above I would be hippy to dilcuu nsolvina the lien iIlllWlllCl. iI ecceptabIe to all ptUtiea.". That offer is Rjccted.IfMs. ChIpMn or Mr. Bauer w.t to 6cua • pIOpORCI raolutioa. I RlqUll8Ced they respond witb. wriUeD pmposal. I 1110 reject Mr~ Bauer's o«.1DIdo by email AupI& 27, 2012, that stllal "Mr. OilJespio is free to contad me 011 III UlnGOrded line and I wUl be hippy to speak with him." Aaaiat if Mr. Bauer has something substadive to say,. I a:quest he submit bis

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All calls oil my home office bulinea telephone cxtelllion Ire rocordcd for quality IIIQrIDCC purposes ~ to tho bus.ineIa use cxempticn:ofFlorida Swuces cbaJ*r 934. specificaJly aeodon 93~.02(4)(a)(1) IIKI the holdina orRQy.J,HeaItb Carp Seryb Ipc;. y• .Jeffeggg:PUot LIfe ~., 924 F.2d 215 (11th eir. 1991). n.e ~ no exeeptionl to this policy for Mr. Bauer.

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Crimelad miscODduct by the lawyers It Barbr~ Ilodeml a Cook, P.A. fOllll the buil of all my ~ B.. complaba.lJId involve 20 Jelllt&ld dvillawiuita md lepI pmceediap. A lilt is found at 2Ibibit I. ~Mr. Bauer ancl Mr. RocIeDII enppd ~. petIem orracbteerin. activity to subvert or uadernline my iIIitial complaint apin8t Bauer, 81, no~ 2011-00t 013 (88).
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While Ibc: Florida BIr does not have jllrildietion 10 consider eivil or crimhW violatiou of RICO, the hcketeerlDa.lD8ueDCed IIIld Corrupt Orpnlzattonl Act. II U.s.C. Sec. 1961-68. It does
have juridcdon and • duty to Invadpte Rlated breIcbeI oflbo ofProfellioall CoDduct. RD_ ......c(c), 4-8A(dh end 4·8.3(a), oCclaty r:hat fIclJitate the RICO acdvity.
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Mr.1lodem1 and Mr. Bauer enNed in. pattern of IUCO lCtivity in violatioa ofllul. 4.I...t(c), 4-8.4(<1), and Rule 4.8.3(a}. 10 improperly fOtCe a settlaDeM in my federal Civil RiJbta IIld ADA disability lawsuit, _ in U.S. Dillrict Com, M.D.FIL, eMf: no. S:IO-CV-OOS03, 10 which Mr. Bauer and hls rum are Defendants. 1be cue wlJlIOOD to be suIImiUecl •• peddOll for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supremo Court in C.A.ll OllIS 12-II0211Dd 12-11213~

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On June 21 t 2011 Mr.1lodems improperly obtaiJDJ for Mr. Blucr'a beneftt .letdement front me durina. coercive It tM Edgecomb Courthoule in T8ftlP8t lleld wi~ cUaabUlty This iI &om '5. FIorid8 Supremo Court petition SCI I-1m Jm1lll'Y 9. 2012:

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5. At tho dlIection of Judae Amold I ,olUIItIriJy appcuecI June 21, 2011 lor I dcpoIitIon
It the Edpcomb CourthoUII in TIIIIpI to purp tho CODtempt IIICI racind the anal
~ but that tamed out to be a trap to fareD • walk..-ay BettJement apeement ill the lawsuits. Upon my arrival at the courtbo'*t I WIS 1Ikea imo CUIIOdy and invol..-wily codned by two HDlsborouP Couaty Sberitrl ~ Deputy Randy OkUDa _d Deputy L.., BerB- I WII denied ~OdatiOD under dID AmcricIna with Disabilitiea

Act (ADA). 42 U.S.C. )2101 ct 1Cq.,1IId Ibe Federal Prc*c:tioD aDd Adv00llJ1 for Mentally 111 Individuals AQI. 42 U.S.C. 10801 et .... After beinl beJel ill custad)' durinI thO deposltioD Ix over four (4) hours without. lunch break, or dao usual mid-day meal provided to a priloner, I became confusecI and dilOrien1mcL The record (A.4.1.12S) sbows that I \VII so impairccl that I could ROt .... I decision to iiI" tho qcocmeot. My COUDIel Eu_ CulaaUuolo (A.7), whom I hired from CraipHII a couple weeks earlier, mIde the dceision to Idtle bCCIUII "judges IIevc mlld OD their shoes". Illiped the apaneat contbsed IDd in .. dlminishod stIte. Clallalluolo diIobeyed my prior written IIId vabal inItIuctiona riot to ICCept a walk4way sou1cmcat ~ Once I W8I relased ftum cua10cly _ had a meal. I realized the IICttIemcIII WIS. mistake and promptly disaff'umed diD agreement by written notice to Mr. RocIau, Mr. CatllliuoIo Ind Major JlI1Ies Livinpton ofthe Hillsbcxuuah County Sblrifrs 0ft1ce. (A.2.1.2-3).

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It appeINd tJwt the lCUlcmeDt resolved the $12.6S0 chlrJinl Uc:a uaed by Mr. Bauer to bold my /00 cae file. Mr. 8a.... said DO. 8auctr. . me. letter dBd A..- 24, 2012 DtIna 1b8t RodemJ' (/ "Seltlement Atpeement IDd General Mutual Releuelt of June 21 t 2011 docs not biDd hiIn. it binds me. Mr. Bauer'sletta" appcIrB at Bxhibh 17, This i. die operative quote:

amount o(JIloney that ia owed to ahi. finD. Further, it does not biDet thl. 11l1li ill .y way. I (sic) does bind you· but not us.

Mr. Rodom's (sic) relcasedlted June 21,2011 does notblvc 111)' lepl effect OIl the

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I was shocked by Mr. Bauer's.e.." u Mr. Clltaltiuolo m8de tho decilion to ICCept this
lIOldement. ] do DOC undentand how a JCIt1cmoat," only bind me. Cutaafiuolo novel' expJaincd
this to me. I believe this is Azrther evidmce _ ~. CastIIUuoIo worbd apinIt III)' iDtaeIt.
and mlJIIod in a patteftl of RICO activity with Mr. o.ucr and Mr. Rodcms to undermine my Sir

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complaiAts.1Dd civillidptioa. throulb an oaaoiaa pa1tem of ndIcoDduot in vIolMioD of lluIeI 4-1.4(c), 4-8.4(d)t ancI4-I.3(a). breaches orduly 1bat fictltIate 1be RICO acdvily.

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Mr. Bauer and Mr. Rodems also ..ppclln an eirlfer pttem ofmisooacluct ill violadOlt ofRuJp 4-1.4(0), 4-8.4(cl). 8DCI44.3(8). brcIcbea of duty that flcilitlte RICO 1CtMty. II follows:
1ft a leu« to Florida GoY. Charlie Crist ct.tcd J...-y 4t 2010 (Exhibit 9) Mr. Bauer eodoncd Mr. Rodems for jql' mel praised him u 41ononIblo IIId pofellionall f• 11ds Is Impeached by statement to me that Rodems milleid Judp BII10D durinB • heeriDa Ootobar 30t 2007.

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TlIIIICript. my Ielephone call with Mr. B. .~ Feblulry '. 200!J,]'aIe 11
11 MR. ImUBR= .•• [I] thiWt it clearly put.
12 before the Court the mistake or perjuryI whichever
13 the Court d.etennin.. that they wi.h to interpret ••
1.. Mr. Rot3ems mi81e.diDg the Court "hen he .aid that
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16 r ••d tho•• motions I clearly ••i4 Chac in there.
Mr. Bauer i. refenilll to Rod_t false It*nKR to the Cowt that J liped • re,.....atiOll apeoIIIeId; I cBd DOL An auomcy who mis1e&d tbe Court is D01 "hoaonIbI.1Dd profellionlr. Fint. Mr. Bluer bad a duty UAcler blo 4-&.3(a) to report Mr. ItocIoms' mi8CODduct to 1be B..

Second, Mr. Baucr'slettcr is evidence ofa pIItem of RICO activity In breIdI of the Rules of ProfessioJlll Conduct, Rules 4-894(Clt 4-8.4(d). and 4-8.3(a), DeDded to uadenniDe Bar complain1l. In • quid pro quo, Mr. Bauer pIOviclecl a leu. to (Joy. Crist IVppOItiDa Mr. Rodems for judp, • llOIIJinltioD to whieh I objected to bYleUcr 10 GoY. CriIt. In reIIIrD, Mr. Rodems provided 1he Bar. letter In IUppOlt of Mr. Bluer in my complalm apiDIt Bauer. Mr. Roderu' letter was e.entially. 13 pap diatribe of fal8e IIId mlsJeadinl1bltements to obItnJct justb.

the court • described bI yp-t. (Exhibit 20).

arantina Mr. Rodcm.s judgment on the pleldi.~ 1ft it Mr. Baueraleaed Mr. Rodem8 miIIead
2. PlaintiffmovCl for ....m, on the arOw* thIa the Court'ajudpent wu bMecl OR the DefendaDtl' npN8IIdatioDs 1bIt tbem WIIIIiped a1tome)' foe ........ ~ BIzter, Rodcas ~ Cook aDd the Plaintlft

On July 1~ 2007. Mr. Bauer tlled OD my bebllr&i,tIfJ'" Motjon Por BcIIwinI of ID Older

3. Defendants have not produced a sllJIlOd eGJI)' ortbe attIJmey lee ~t between Barbr, Rodema & Coot aDd the Plaintift
4. DefeDdants have only prockad . . . . . copy of tile attome)' fee apement between Alpert. BIlbr~ R.odoms, Ferrentino a. COok IIMI die PIIIintift:&.
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P1Ijntjtrs Motion For Bthearjg wasliped by IitOmey TillY' M. Bell (nee UId) ID No. '%924. for the Law Ot1iee ofRobort W. Bau., PA. Mr. Baler Im~)' diuvowed this IIIOdon, accotdiag to his response to TFB dated Aupst 11.2010. BuI Ms. Bell conf1mIed to me in. letter dated August " 20 I0 (Exhibit 21) that Bauer made a cliJect request that • the pl_al. Ma. Boll left die Bauer law finn shortly after this motiou wu .bmittccL

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Durioa' beKiIli ADJUSt 14, 2008 beforo JudI' Marva Crea*w Mr. Bauer accuNd RocIcms of
not wortiD8 in a profesafonal manner. An auom.y who does DOt work in a profu8ional mmner is. by daflnition. not ·~boDorable IDd profe&sioDII-. Tnnscript. PlIO 16. bcaianiDa at line 24
24 [MR.. BAUBR.] Mr. Rod••• bas, you knoW, deoided to take 25 nuclear bl••t approacb in8tead of U8 trying to work 1 'tbi. out in a profes8ional "DDer. It 18 my 2 mistake for sitting back and giving him the 3 opportWlity to eake thill full blast attack.
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Mr. Bauer refiJled to permit me to attend or testify at heariDp in my cae becIuso Mr.1lodema would knowinSIy make C"AMIlmeots to prod me IIfor no better purpose dim to . . . . yourt~ Bauer wmte me this email July 8, 2008 8t 6.0S p.m. -ina in pert:
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"No -I do DOt wish for you to attelld beIriap. lam coaamed that )'011 will not be able to properi)' deal with 10)' ofMr.1lodema you wiD edalbC the situation. lam an that he maba them far no better purpoee tbaa to anger you. I believe it Is belt to keep you away ftom him and not allow him to procl7OU.

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Aa attomey wIlo knowinllY prods me with commentl to . . . ad Int1Ime me. ad cIeay me access to court in my CIIe, is D01 an 1Ioaorab1o ~ pmfelliODl1" IUama)' IUitabIo for Judie-

FiMlIy, Mr.. Bauer determined 1Ut Mr. Cook WII "I slimy attorney" for dehudinlmc ill tt. scttlcme~of the Amscot cue. If Mr. Cook was slimy a1tol'DBy", tbal Mr. Rodems WIS 8 slimy Mtomey too. Partners oRPlcd in the pnctice of law IN 0I0h reapoastie for the had or mesUlenoc ofanother pII1Iler wilen the later actS widUR the ICOpC of the ard1DIry busiDe. of In IUcmcy. Saa.Yma Qev*"", lng, v Bcn*jn. ) 77 So.2d 16 (2clDCA~ 1965). Mr. Rode.l t aailleadift& IeplllJUlDllltl in defeD80 of bis pIdIIet aad ftrm CRIItod new ethics broIcbel, leO at)' COIIlplaint apinstMr. Rodcma. File No. 201]-10.271 (138).

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Mr. Cutqliuolo ldInitted AU8U1t 30, 2012 in a \vriaen teIpOIlIe 10 'Ibeockn P. Lialewood Jr., Bar Counsel in TFB File No. 2013-10t 162 (6D), dial Mr. Rodems DIldo III UDIOIci1ed offer to CUlqliuolo to usill him in MY tbtIn Bar grievance fmJD me. FIOm PIP 3. 1I:

"My opposiq cxnlDlclat Gillespio'. depoIidoa wu RyIa CbrJJIopbrr ~" RodemL ChriI once renwked to IDe, llftIOlieitod. that he would be hippy 10 . . . .10 The Florida _ OD my behalf If Oillolplo Jriaved JIIQ me way he did Bob a.uor.
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This evidence shows how the lawyer diseJpUne pIOCeII 1ft FJaridlIl subvcrned. . 1IIldcnnincd, bcrc by Mr. Rodems. who~. milooaduet is a1 the'_ _ oltbilllllUer. duvlJlblll 0JllOinI breada ofb_ 4-8.4(~),4-1.4(cI), and 4-8.3(a), wbere Iaw)'cr·ldvcrJma conapiro to, lad. . . iD, oonduct involvina diIhooosty. fraud,. deceit, or ~0Il.to obstnJct jllldco ad mIIIead tho BIr or: itslribu.uJ. to avoid discipline well 10 IdvIDOO of., SIr compIaiDI. 1biI activity raIIea. immedia1e conflict betw... the 1awy~"'.1Dd die lawyer repesentiDa the client. Iflhe misconduct il not reported u NqUhecl under llule 4-8.3(&), the ctielal. DOt beIDa aqnscatcd ia • zca1ouI, competent or diUpat JDaIIDCr becauIe the lawyer has • cont1Ict with bis client created b die offer of. .isIIace from • ~1 in In futuIe Bar at

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ClosJns Statem.t PIIUd - B.....ch of Bar Rule 4-1.5(1J(5)
My former a1tomcy Will_ J. Cook pnpted mid siped. huduloat ~ BaIte• •t while ~ me In the aettlcmaa ~ BuRP L Q'i'P""a Qt.! App Bke"'eld. tpd Nep Gil"!. AMSCOT Corporatkm. Cue No. Ol.-14761-.u. U.S. 11th CircuIt Court ofAppeals, in violation of FIa. B. Rule 4-1.5(1)(5). Mr. 0J0k IDd Barka'. Rodema &; Cook, P.A. ("SRC') repreeeDtcd me md tho 2 c6erplaintifti in Ildption IpiDst AMSCOT CorponIdDD. ArI.rtIxJt'" or ··AMSCOr). a failed clullCJtion lawd ~ Joens··. BRC wu llUCOlllOl firm and IUbstibIte COUI*1 to Mr. Cook'. prevloul firm, ~ • ~ F.".tifto at Cook. P.A.3 Alpllt ftrmlf) which commenced md litipted tho AmICOt IaWlUit for one year.

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The GOntinpnt fee -sr-nent between 1De and Mr. Cook IIld BRC In the AmIcot lawsuit WII not sipecl by Ill)' of the partiea. in violation ofPIL BIr Ibde 4-1.5(t)(2). The om, I~ contiDpm f. ap"GOIIKd is with me, Mr_ Coott ad 1bo Alpert finn, whkl fInD Gloset.

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This ease boila down to the vemcity of a sinal, ..teoee OIl the CIoIina ....... (Exhibit to) )npued and aipod by Mr:Cook for BRC • ofOc1obar 31.2001. The iQItmic)C ItateI:
"ID sipiaa dais c101iDa statemeDt.1 Kknowlodp that AMSCOT Corporatba leparately pald my _rnoy. $50,000.00 10 com,.... my aam.ys for their claim apiDst AMSCOT for court-4wardec1 feelancl 001II.It

1blI sentence was later delenninecl faIIc. The clO.ina StlfemIJd: is • ftaud. ~ weN DO court· aWMted fees 0($50,000 to Mr. Cook or BRC. TIle CloIinI Stltement _If iI oriclonce offraud by Mr. CO\Ok and SRC Ipiaat me .d the other two dients in the AMSCOT ClIO.
As a1UUtTr of law it \VIS impouiblc to have the aomt-aWllded C . . c..... by Mr. Cook mel BRC 011 the Closiq StatDmeat. bccIu. the IedenI trial court QIdrI: (Doc. 116) e1I1IIId Aupst It 2001 by U.s. District Juclp RichIftI A. LIrDra dllmillled thole clalma with prejudico in Clrmept.BIomefte14 agd QjUggjo It AMSCOT&8IJAmIion, cue DO. 99-2795-CIV-T-26C, U.s. District Court, MD.Fla.. TIRlp8 Division. 1111 Court fouud dial all of1be~. ill this action occwred before the effecdvo _ ofttle appliclblo law, 65 Foci. ReI- 17129. RepI8tJOD Zt pIOIDulpted pursuanllo tho TILAo, the Trudl-t.LcncUns Act. JudIe Lazzara held:

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Afmr considering the arpmeats JIlIde and all die auIloritics DOW before it. the Court finds 1hat count I failllO all• • cWm for reUcfUDder 1111 11LA$. Moreover, .y I'tt*Dpt at ltatinl • claim UDder 'the 11LA would be ide. HaviDa reacbecI tbil coneluslad, the motion for 01_ certification is now ~ (Duo. 116, pp. 3-4) PACER. C_ 8:9kv-02795-RAL I>cxDnent 116 FJIed 0&'01101 , . 1 of 11 PlleID 1340.

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The CtOlJng S1atcmcRt prepIred ad liped by Mr. Cook for BRC • otOctobcr 31, ZOOI fBlIed to disclose or itemize 53.580.67 in COltS and eXJ'!'lllll, and failed ~ reflect $2.544.79 paid to attomey Joaa1baD L. Alpert. Mr. Coc*ts failure &0 dilClo8e or bemize a total of'" 125.45 in expenses under Rule 4-1.5(f)(5) was done in ftxtbamce of hi. fraud aplnst his clielltl.

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RplClCDtation, the lawyer shall prcprc .,clolinB ItIteineDt NfJectinlan itemization of aU eosta IIDd expelllCs, together with the IIDOUDt or fee mcoived by 0IGh pIdJclpatiDa lawyer or law tbm. A copy oftha cIOlin,_.hall be executed by all participatinS lawya-s. .. well u the client. and eICb shill recei~e a copy. EKh paticipatins JaW)'­ shAll retain • cop)' of me written flO and cIosina sIIItemeDt for 6 years Ifter execution of tile closing ltatemeot. Any coatlnpnt fee COIdraGt IIICI clolinl stItamCDI shall be IVail.WO tor inIpecdoa at taIOnabJc times by die eJieat. by lOy other perIOD uponj\Mlicfal order, or by 1be appropriate.dilcipliDuy 1pDC)'.

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Mr. Cook Jn8intains he wanot requimd to _ _ or itemize UDder Rule 4-1.5(t)(5) com of 53.580.67, or show $2,544.79 paid to Mr. AJ~ becaUIO tlAMSCOT CorporadoD 1CJ'III8lI'1y paid my auomey. $50.000.00 to compeuate m.y atIOrDl)'I fot their claim apIaIt AMSCOT for court-awarded fees mel COlts.'· But the "claim" to 150.000.00 far "'cxut~ _and coati­ WIS Iatar dctmmined false. 'I'IHR wu no "claim" 10 $50.000 for "COIIIt-llwmled fees. costI.'·
Mr. Bauer outlillcd this frIud to JucIp Badon ~tober 30, 2007 durinS • heariDs for judpleld 0Il1be p~.: (Tranecripc. October 30t 2007. ".39-40)

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24 w•• no claim.. The claim bad alr:••cly been detenained. 25. by the court, denied. It ·didn't exist any lROre. 1 [MR. BAtJBR] Yes, there wu an appeal out.tanding, but that 2 doean I t re8urrec:t any claim, The only thing that'. 3 going to resurrect a clailit is an overruling by the .. appellate court. A claim DO longer exist once it I • 5 been denied, even if it'. 'on appeal. So in 6 •••• rt1ng th.re existed • 'claim for atto~.y's fe ••

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Mr. Cook'. CID8bI. StatDleIll FrtIIId was • trick"to eYIde the ..... of ID <_peel) coatiD. . fee asreemen~ and payment to me ofS9.143, mylawfbllhaR oflbe S56,OOOtolaJ RCOveay. Imteld. Mr. Coot IDd BIlC paid me $2.000. LfbwiIe Y1idl the oM two plahdifti. Mr. C. . . . and MI. Blomefield. Mr. Cook's had NIUIIed 1,121.431.03 uajUltenrichmeat for _ _ Bile. Mr. Coot IIDd BIlC toot oyer 9(M oldie AIIIICOt bDI recovery for themlelvea dIrouaII fraud api. their cliemca. Mr. B... Dotod it WII apinat tbe R.u1. to enfOlOe III oral..-t

Tr8ucript, telepbooe call, Mareh 29. 2001. pase 16:
2 MR. BAUBa: The way that looking at this
3 1. thae they either are entitled to nothing becaU8e 4 they a.ce attempting to enforce an oral ccmtingeocy 5 tee agreement, which i . agaiDst the Profe88ional 6 Code of Bthic. f or they ahould be entitled to
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Mr. 8aueI: WIS rcfarinl to the 45,. coodnpncy fee provided. by Rule 4-1.S(fJ(4XBXi). Mr. Bluer allO knew Plaigjfr. Motion for Sununaa ' . _ was filed but DOt yet beaJd.
TrllllCript. tDlepboac call, March 29, 2007, piles 16-17: 23 MR. GILLaSPIB: Yes, that'. what I argued in 24 my SUlllllary judgment. And that might be a good 2S place if you want to review 80:t of the chain of
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VI. Statemeat olth. Qp. 'gQlt 11• •5 ...... , • •E! I~, Gillespie v. Barker, Rodems &: Cook (BRC). 05-CA·7205
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On A~ II, 2005 I aQOd Mr. Cook and BRC tiy filina a pro II CompJUd to NCOV. · $6.224.7r stolen by them tiom my IIIttlement hi the Am8cot cue. Ojn_ y. 1m B.pcIems & Cqok. PA. It II., call no. O~-CA-720S. R)'ID CJJris&opller Rodems npacIIIIKi his p8rtDCr aDd law firm apinIt me, and .... for libel

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Mt. RodeJU aquod that Ibe "claim" for S50~OOO in- _ fees IDd costs- actually _lied to • fee-shiftin, provision of tile TILA. In ..... the ",,000 "elalm . . . . AMSCOT for court·~WIIIded feci_ eos1I" is I fnud, a misludina 1cpI-a- b)' Mr. Rodoma to die Cowl Thete were no 8Uorney& fees awarded under tile 11LA ia thll cue. NoDe. There DO possibility of aD awardod of attomey& fees under the l1LA in this cue because the trial court QrIIa: entered AUJUlt 1, 2001 by ludge L8rzara ~i_ tho TILA claim. with prejuclice.

PLEADINGS AND LEGAL ARG1JMENTI CONSIDERED BY JUDGE NIELSEN
Order On Det'endu1tt' Motion To DismfM Agd Strik&.lanuary 13. 2006
. .Judlea. a.11II • R.odems CIaipnJ and CcmtenIiOdl Not Mdorious

AppeIriD, pro Ie, I pevaJ]cd on Mr. Rodcms' JI¥)tion to dilllli.. 1Dd ~ wbeD RicbarcI Nielsen anteNd Order On DeCenclmts' Mqtjog To And Sqjkt, Jan~ 13. 2006. (Exhibit II). Juclp Nielson mjocted Rodema· misladiDa lepI qumad,. &be "cJaJm" of S50.GOO in "court--awarded fea and COltS". Under the IIpI doctrine of lei judica1ll, Mr. Roclems was precluded from ev. spin ...rtin, a ·'claim" for S50,000 in "COUIt-awanW fees aDd costa­ in this matter~ aclaim or contention rojcctcd by the , Court u DOt meritorious. (Ilule 4.3.1)

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Judae NJe'lCDt • Qrdor On Defcnslealt' Mgd. Tp n• • Md S!dkt (Exhibit I J) refereaccd 1I1e followins pI~ which Ire lilted ben sbowiDs the most releYlm JeplIlJUDlelltl:
• Defendpt'l Mgtlgo to DJmdp. Ide- • 2 pliO pIc--.. Aupat 29.2005 (Edumt 12)
• PI_If,RebuttIJ 19 Der.dan" Motion 10 ~lJIiM ID4 Strike, 16 pilei (Bxbibit 13). with Notice of Seryice of 42 .-aa of cue law (BDibit 14), submitted October 7, 2005 after
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receipt of Mr. Rodemll' oaseJaw. Beftlu. faDed to eoonlinlte . . time and da1e of tho hoIrinl with me. Iudp Nielsen allowed l1li to -.s 1he baIriIII-lephonlcally, since I Jakie about 100 mO. from the court. J.lodeIbs URiIaterIIIy set 1ft carl)' 10:30 a.m. time for the be-S Seprember 26, 2(JOj. Judp Niel. . cmcluded the harina uaftnllbcd.lDd directed Rodems 10 provide me copiel ofhil cae law by D'IIil. siDoe RodemI failed to provide me the CIIII beforeJJancL Since I IppCINd telephonically, I could DOt lee the CIIOS Rodeml prclCllteCL Therefore the Court allowed me to rapood In writiaa.
My rebuttal stIIed that the Dofendantl owed and breached • ftduoilry duty.1hat thil action was oriliDally filed in 1 by another finn, Alped, Baabr. R.odemI. Femmtino & Cook, PAt which abo represented me in otbCrlawsuilB, that durina the Alpert representation the Defendlnts formed in secret a new firm, Bnr, RodemI " Cook. _ COMpiled 10 tab clients from the Alpert finn. and enppd in a 10lIl 1 .. of misconduct to hijack 1be cae tor their own benelllt inoludina. "Defeoclanta also created • phony CIosiDa Statom.cat Cal8ely reflectiDa 550,000 in coult-awllded attorneYs feellDd COllI. (p. 6). Y N _ n l that tile CloIiq StItemeftt is • sham. the . . . . . . did not n6ct u itemizldoD expenaes, topther with the amount ofthc fee received by _ putlclpldng lawyer or law finn.(p.7). The rebuttalallO notes Mr~ Rodems' testimoIIy It the ho8rJnI September 26, 2005 admittina 1\0 Iii- eontiDgellt fee contr8Ct:

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3(a)(i) In his argument, Mr.1lodoma Nfemd to Plaintift's EMIblt 1 ofebe CompJUnt. abe .Rcplcsencation COD1IICt, ad IWId tIlat 1110 oontr8Ct was not .{pad, but that he WOtIld ageept the COl1tmCt u if it were .iped. Mr. RodemI contJadlcta the very 1\110 he . . this Court to honor. The Repreaentatlon Omtmct il not lipocl becauac the partie& IlC'VOr exec1ded the coldrKt. Ifthe plaiD IIQpIp of this document control.. thea thO docunteat is not executecl. Mr. Rodems appcuI to miltad the Court about this fact.

• DtfiEept'. Reply to Plaindfr.

CJ) PlIO pleacling submittccl October lOt 200'. (Exhibit 15). In this plcadiDa Rodems ldInitted on pip St for the flfSt time, how the &aud of Mr. Q)ok and BRC _ _ Iy workod:
SO, when Mr. Gillespie liped the Closina Sbament, Gillespie knew the S50.ooo paymeat by AmIcot to BIlC WII for dae Jr1IiIIl qaiDlt.Amlcot for C<M1.warded fees, not for 1ft D'.IBl of foes.
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1. Defendants' oenbal arpmenllmplodcs on P9 5 of its Reply dated October 10, 2005, parapph 3 b. ii. Hete Defendants arpc that the 550.000 is for. . . for court­ awarded fees, amd not .. EYII fee award. the queIIioIl- without an IQIUIl court-aWlrdod fee, there i. no sIIim for ~ court....wardod fee. 8coauIO DefimclllllS did DOt prev•• in court. they cannot rely on I cllim for cowt-aWlnled _ IpMIC tha is gp. 1biI il how Dcfeadantl created tho impteaIion that the Appellate Court awarded fees, when in f.a the it ruled that the )JIItiea bear their own COllI and 8ttorney'. fees. lbiI it Defegd. .~ tjIud 011 It' aMI clispb. Fraud is III exemption to the , . . . evidence mle, h10ckins Def . . . relience on Frap Trac10r VI CMe. 566 So. 2d 524.

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The Plorida k. complalDt apiDst Robert W. Bauer,
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2. Defendaldl breachod their fiducial)' duty to Plaintiff. It II 10nI ellab1ished tbIt the I'Ilationlhip betweea an attorney &lid his client is one of the most impodalt, IS well .. the mOlt 18Ond, known to the law. The msponsibility of an attomoy to pllce hi. diem'. inIenst Ihead ofhis 0\w in deelinp witb IDIItten upoa which the " ' y is employed is at die foundation of our lepl .ystem. (Qgl Y MJao*L 122 So. 2d 41'>' It Is • t1dacJaay mlationship involviDl the hipest deane oftru1b IDd CODfidcDcc.1Dd a.aomey iI under • duly. at all times. to represent his clicat IIJd haDcIJe bit cU••·, aftiJn with 1ho UIIftOIt depee ofhonelty, forthri~ (oyall1. aDd ftdeltry. <0wIac;b y. llgswJLy- 98 So. 2cl 4g3). Defendant Cook failed to JeporI Jolm AD1boay'l $5.000 "Dpoper payoff atlenlpt" to the Florida Bu~ even thouah Cook beJleved tbIt -chc Florida Bar would likely probJblt IUCh all~" lDsteId. Defendutl jumpocJ into bed _lth AmIcottllaW)'« to collected $50,000. EftD though Defendants uauc 1hIt tile $SO,OOO Is for aaomeyl. feel, thO)' Rfulc to accoUDt for the fee, or provide a metbod for dct&rmlniDs the tee.

Mr. Rodent. at this point 8110 hid penoaat .respoit.ibility, . . . . pIltftel'S enppd in tile
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praotice 01 law are eacb re8pOJlSible for 1be tiaud or nea1ipaoe of IIIOther patner when the later or.. Iitomcy. Smyma Deyelcpn.Inc, y. Bomstein, 177 So.2d 16 (2dDCA, 1965). Mr. RoclemI himself J1DW hid In aaJ coat1ict.

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After ludIC NlelscD rejectccl Mr. Rodoma' misleidiDIlepllqJUllleJlt, his -'cIaiIII" for SSG.OOO in "court..WKded feel and costslt~ thilcue WII esientially decided in my favor.1D respoDIC to cataiD defelt, Mr.. Radem. filed. vexatious libel comtereJaim. Mr. Rodems aIIo diInJptecI the tribunal for stratesio MVantqe. On MItCh 6, 2006 Mr. RodeJns submitted to the Court 111 affidavit fallCly iavokiDa the name of Judgo Nioisen ill an a1Jeption that . . 1aIet cIiJprOved, a failed ItUnt that resulted in the oftbo lOOp. This WIll tho besbmlns ofRodema "full nue_ blat" lidptioD later described by Mr. B,Jer. AJ, • -It. FebnJaJy 7. 2007 I took • volUldary dillnissal without prejudiQe. I moved to withdrawal my volun1lry diDillaia week 1atIlr in tho hopes of fiadiag eounsel. Jodp Bam.in paatad my pro Ie motion to witbdmYallll)' voluntary diamissal Aupst 15. 2007. which WII UI1rmccl 011 appeal ill 2007-4530.

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The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) and I rcCaincd~ Mr. Bauer for the pradice area of Jaw of libel UKlslander, to defend tho IJbeI cowurolalms ill fills- y. Barter, Bqdpgp" Cook. P,A, It aJ~ cue DO. OS-eA·72OS. HilJllJorouah Co. Bauer flied IID.mcuded answer to the libel ~laim and nothinl elle; Bauer d1d not conduct tiIcovery in the libel co~lainl. Bauer just ipored the count8rclai"" which WII vcxatlous lldptioll. Bauer WIll DOt compecent (Rule 4-1, I) and not dllIa_t (Rule 4-1.3) iD dofenIe ollbo counterclaim.

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Mr. Bauer'sucoeasful1y arlued DIY pro .1DOdoIi to withdrawal my vollllll8r)' diIm-.J, dmfted and filod ~ON I twer knew tar beard ofllobeft Bauer. Otberwise Mr. :s.- \WI mt COIIIpotaJI (Rule 4-1.1) and not dilipnt ',Rulo 4-1.3) in litiptlna my claims. The tnMcripts Ihow Mt Bauer

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ID8""'d JlIdia Barton due 10 his incompetence and delay. s.- even ri*ed my _ n
• Mr.. B..- wu DOt colllpeteDt IDd DOt <filii- in faiUnB to litipte PIejntjft'. Mgliga fIB: S.PHPY Jydam- tiled April26, 2006 AtDdayjt in Swgzrt. b.IecI 011 the Com'. OrdprOp PRmdenll' Mgljgp To Disrn. Apd Strjko 0Jdered-...." 13. 2006 that established. cau. oflCtfon for Fraud and Breach ofContrlct. and I8jected Mr. RadomI' mialead1na lop( arpmeat that his finn WII emltled to. ·clalm- of$5O,OOO in "court­

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COIIlplaint

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Robert W. Bluer, October 31.2012

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when he failed to ~ for. CODlempt ~ Mr. Bauer was WlVDS to ..... Judge B8rt0n..

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awarded fees and ao.".
• Mr. Bauer was not tompdCnt and DOt clill'- when be fliled to object to maHtlpdoa of IDIUerI aIIcIdJ decided rcsjudielta by Jude' N~'I OrdorDi Psfpgde.' Motion To DJRB. AgI kiP entered JIJlU8I)' 13, 2006. speclftcally RodemJ' r.Jsc "claim" to SSO,OOO in "court-ewerded fees ad costs".

• Mr. Bauer was not competent ad Dot dmaedt for DOt -iDa _on S7.IOS 1ttOmrJY'. fees for Defoadla..• motion for Judgment aD the ploedi. and motioa for ~ j~ bued on 1lodeJDsf faIIo "olaim- for SSG,GOO in MCC8t..WIIded fees . . comtt•• mlsIeIdiDa IopIIqUIDOIIt 1bat wu rejected by Judp NWseR'. Order l1DU1r113, 1006. and procJuded ftom furdw prooeedinp Udder the lepl cIocIriue of rei judiCIIL
• Mr. Bauer was DOt competent and not dill~wIleD be . . . Judp BartolI by &.tUq to amend the complaint. A transeripl of a ~ October 30, 2007 OD motioA for Judpw:nt 011 abe pladiDls shows Judge 8Irtbn mcIentood the impomnce ofarneDdina the complaint. sfIlca this was • helrinl for J~t OIl the pIeadiqs_ ne JeconIIhows several exchanaellike this with t,c Judie: (Transcript, ~ 30, 20f11, I'P. 14 ~ 19 respectively).
8 THB COURT: Se are we on the pro •• version of
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10 MR. BAUBRt Yes, Your Honor.
11 THE COtJRT: How do you f ..l about that?
12 MR. BAUER: lid like to amend it and make it

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(MR. u.mm] I don I t 1188 that: - - I have been on thi. cu.
for a whole of six month•• I deD't think my failure

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to have .Mnded t.he ccrnplaint. in aix 1IlODtba i .
ov-rly egregiou8 c::em.iCSeriDg we have had 1ftU.ltlple
i.sue. to deal with, the hearings that have 1)8eo.
the part of my firm.

• Durlq • hariDa on Mr. Bluer'llDOtioa to witbclmw8l October 1.2009.. Judp s.toa ap:aI with me that it was "outn.pous.' to be LIIi... pro ., ComplBint after 4 YCIII: (PIp 5).
16 17 18 19 MR. GILLBSPIB: The thing'i. we're into our fourt:h year on thi. ca••. THE COURT: I understand. f MR. GILLISfIB: And we still are working on the

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Tho Florida Bar~ complaint apiast Robert w. Biuer, October 31, 2012
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22 MR. GILLBSPIBz which i. really Bort of
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• Mr. Bluer was not competent _

Dot dUIpat when be 8PPJed Judp BartoD apia M8rcb 20. 2008 wheft he ICpeetedIy moved to eoDtinue • hcariaa he wu UIlJftPINd and failed to hoe an expert witaeM appear. S).

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5 tTHB COURT: So, I llean., we're way down the
, liDe beE•• It '8 been ccnt1nued once and if we
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8 Would. that be enough time?

• Mr. Bauer wa not competent and am dDiacnt when failed to eall me u • witDeu or otberwile . . . Mr. RocIcmI' false teI'tiJnony on behalfofhis firm IIId ,.... dIaiDs tie impfopet .litiptioll ofmattca Ibid)' decicIod res judi. . by JucIp Mellen t • Order entered January 13, 2006. specifically :RocIeIits' pbony "clainatt tQ $5(\000 in "ceut......w feCi and coatltt and the exi8toace of I sIpcd eontlnpnt fee. . . . . . betweeD me and Mr. Cook ad Bukw R.odems I; Cook. PA In the AMSCOT JawlUit. which ... ' " . . . . ltY _ PNtt ig yiglatiop orB. Rule .'CM).
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• Mr. Bauer DOt cornpcteat IIDd ROt dUipdt wboD be IlIo'wIcI R.ocIeaIIIIO eacradIlJ)' - " durinl beariap on IU1DIDII)' JudptCRt IIId JudJn-t on tba pleldl. . eYen thou8b ludIC Nie1len nded May ]2, 2006 tbat a 11lOtioo 10 dilqualify Mr. RDdemI WII not deDied with prejudice on dle bllia that RodemI would be. witness. Mr. Rod_Oj 1epaDlel1t8tioD- i1l this ClIO is esteDtIaJly witness testimony. ·
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• Mr. Ba1lCf W8I not CDIIlpetlmt and DOt dlUpnt when he failed to seek ADA diubiIitJ a c c _ to allow me to attaId beIriDp aM tadfy ill my cue. Mr. Bauer ..tuaod to permit me to attend court beariDa bee. . be IIicl Mr.1todems would. knowlqly IDIb comm.... to prod me. "for DO better purpose thaD to qer you•• Bauer wrote mo this in ID oman July 8. 2008 at 6.0S p.m.• statlna in pIit:

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situatioD. I 8m IUI'C that he JUkes them for no beUer puIpOIe tbaD 10 ..,. you. I believe it is belt to keep you away &om him ad not IlJow him to procl JOU."

"No • I do not wiIb for you to attend IIeIIInp. J am cOllCClfted IbIt you will DOt be abJe to properly deaJ wi02any of Mr. ~ COIIIIDOIdIIDd )'011 will ad1IrrIe tho

Mr. Bauer was informed about my di_lily tom my ADA lQCOIIIIIlodation requeltllUbInitted rc the Court Petxuaa, 20. 2007 _ MaIdl S.2007. M1 ADA ckKunenta show I . . elfl&bJed. 1 dIM Mr. Roct.na bew of my disability firom hi. 8nnt • prior NJlR'SCfttitiOll olme, . . . . . Radom. wu eappd a coune o f " " conduct (in vioI6D afSectiOll 784.048(2), Florida Statutal). the )ntllltioullDfliction ofBnlotioaal DJsVea.. tart by Mr. Rodans to Dillie me by agraYatlnI my exisdna medical COJJdidoIJI. ~ ADA docuaaaat sbowed tIM I aouabt medical treatment and was presaibed Eftexor XR to tho maximum ~. I believe if Mr. Bauer !lad spent to minutes • jUlt 10 aplained to Judae Barron the nature of Mr. Rod&ml' criminal conduct reJatfve, to III)' PTSD and other dJIabiHd-. lind

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Tbc Florida Bar, compIafDt qafDIt Robert W. Bauer. October :3 JI 2Ol2

provided tho Court • oopy of my ADA motion, wbktIlboM Mr. RocIcms' cue would have gone better. But Bauer never infonnecl Judp BartolI. u the CourIIDcII diICUIRd:
Tnnscript, JaDuuy 26. 2010, pile 8. 12 [THB COURT] if you are ••yiDg your eli.ability, which i8 yet 13 unclear to me, ha8n't been dealt with accordingly 14 -- I believe this is the first ti.e we are h••riag lS about this. · 1& MR. GILLBSPIS: Actually it 1. not, your 17 Honor. This inforNltion va8 pr••entecl to you when 18 you lftIre a Judge way hack CD March 5th, 2007,

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19 Plaintiff'. Am8nded Accommodation Reque_t UDder the
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oa Aupst 6, 2012 with leave of the UttS. Court of AppeaII, J submitted Amended Motion for
• On JuI)' 1, 2008 Mr. a.. was not competent and not elil". wbeD be riIbcI my inC*Ceration and failed to sufficiently ,..... for a COIIteGPt bcaiDl July I, 2001. Mr. Rodems souabt to bave me iDcarcemted after Mr. ~ failed to Worm me about a Fact InfOtmltiOil Sheet: T!lDlCript, J1IIy It 2008," S~.
23 MR. RODBNS: That-. the point tbat I . . . going 24 to make ia that that remedy of law may not carry 2S the day depending upon what happens with the 1 relllllinder of thi. IlOzu1ng'. hearing time, 80 ehat·. 2 why we .ought incarceration...

DiJability Accommodllion. showina dilquaJiticatioR ofRocloms wei Ia)UiIed UDcIcr the ADA.

Mr.. ~ wrote tis to the Bu In his relpoaae Au8UIt 18, 2010: "Because my staff \\'IS mDOVed frcnn his CISC, 1bey did DOt follow our aiandInl operatins poeodare& In reptdl10 Mr. Gillespie's documents. As such, he WIll DOt proYidld with the Fa« JoformatioD Sbeet requRd to be filled aut in eonnection with 1bc Fal JlIdImint ordered IJIiDIt him 0-. MaJdl27, 2001. This wu .. O\WIisht for wbiell [ IPOJOIized to Mr. Gillespie. CJPPOIinI colllll8l. ad tho Court i111be letter daled July 24. 2008." A copy of Mr. Bauer'.lcIcr appears at Exhibit 19.
What was Mr. Bauer tbinkinl for tho 2 1/2 hoar drive troJR hil oflb in Gainesville, to the Tanpa CourdlouIe? What did Mr. Bauer pllD to,lellludp Barton if. _ _ for my aaest was issued? W~ did Mr. Bauer WI to all •• _ -.. eel plio• ., OD tbe Ioq drift to T. .,., aDd .k .e .boIIt tile F" IafO....tioII 8...7 It seems Ulce Mr. Bauer W8I1ICd me to fire hi...
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a... UA(e), aonduct involvlq~, hud. doceit.lDd~
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Mr. Ba... lied. m~ faclJ, or mIde millaBdiD,l• .,..aenu to tho Florida Bar in hlJ reepo8M da1ed Aupst 18. 2010 10 my initial compllint, file 110. 2011-00.073 (88), oomr-y to Rule .a-.8.4(c) ad Rule 4-8.4(d). Mr. Bauer's respoue couistod of24 peaea;. 10 )JBIO letter. and ]4 PlICS ofexbibits. A copy of Mr. Bauer'. rapoose is provided at Blbibit lB.

The Florida Bitt complaint apinat Robert w. Bauer. OCtober 31.2012

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Due to the Bar'. probIbition on submlttlnl more:thaD 25 p8pI, I cannot in this initial complaint fully lilt amd respond to eY«11ie, fallebood, mi&repNsentalion. or mislaldlns lep1llJUDlCDt made by Mr. Bluer in his response dated A~ 18, 2010. Therefore I IJavo 6ated boIow fifteen (15) inataDces of Mr. B.uer's conduct in\lolvins misrepracntation, dilhollelty. hue!, deceit-_ conduct. .judicial to the adminilttltion ofjus1ice. Seven oftM 15 ere Aather diswlleCI below.
J. Mr. BIuIr made false 1tI~ about my \'Olunmry dismiual. SOL. dismissal wlpnjudice. 2. Mr. Bluet mJlIUld the Bar about IlI1IDCliDa my pro 10 Complaint. 3. Mr. Bauer made tal. 8tIteDIentI about the cUquaUtbtion ofMr. Rodems II coUDleI. 4. Mr. Bauer made fat. stltements, and IppeIrI to dlllYowa~ Plajptltr. Mg«1ga for Rcbevlnl. 5. Mr. Bauer lied mhis ltatedle1lt "Mr. Rodeml wa .111 times cordial aad PJOfesliODa1." 6. Mr. Bluer IIIIdc falle s:ucmentlabout Ids appeall court milCODCluct. 7. Mr. Bauer mIdc falle Sfalementllbout a Illy offinal judamcJd. a. Mr. Ballor macIe &lie statemeRti about his wltbdrawal a COUDIeI. hearIDa w/Judp Barton. 9. Mr. Bauer IDIde misleadm,statanents about viable claims and • continpncy fee aareemcDt. J0.. Mr~ Bauer JD8de f.ltltements about discdvay 1OU8~t and owed by Mr. RodamI. 11. Mr. Baller misleldina sta1eIneD.ts Ibout his 2007 etroI1I and a "waIk-awaytt settlement. 12. Mr. Bauer made false and mill_ioS statemCrdB about the neu. oftwo judaes. 13. Mr. Baaer fllsely st.aed that Am8cot involYed the "Fait Debt Collections PtKtice Act". 14. Mr. BallOr lied in his statement tbIt I tlu'callmed bII office staft: 15. Mr. Bauer rude misleidinS statemalts abouC my &Ii_bUity _ _

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1. Mi. Bauer IIIiIW the Bar on pap 2 ofh~re&pODIe Aupst 18t 2010 tblt the dfect of my Yolwatary disma.J wu to dlaisa my claims w~ projudicc bccaUie the I1atUII ofllmi~ (SOL) expiled. TbiI is fltl.... My yohmllly dilmi. .l W no efJ'eea, daermlfted by 0rcIcr of Judae BaJ:ton. sUltained 011 appIIll in 2D07-4'3~ per curiam. SOL wu not 1Il11lUe.

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My volunta1y dismissal Fcbrusy 7, 2007 was dCtenniDed to be orno effect. Judp Bmton panted DI)' pro Ie . . . . . u set forth in 0nIq 9nmiDI Plajntjlf's Motion To wjthdrawal flaiDtUT,tNotice ofVolypllly Dippj.1 eD1eref Auaust 31. 2007. (Exhlbit 22). Mr. Bauer luccess1\dly qued . , plV Ie -ado;I. but: Bauer did not draft the 1IIOti0il or file 1be motion, I did. lu. Barton held IS follOWS in ~ Order p81din, II)' pre .. aIOtio.:

ThiI aadout bavia, come before the Coutt on Plaindffl Pm Se Motion to WitbdIaw PIalntiIYs Notice ofVolUll1lry :Dismissal, IIJd the Ccut. havina reviewed the file and having heard 01&1 qUIDCDt from QOUIIICI for both finds: i 1. The Pro Sc PlaindftfiJed his Nodco ofVolunt1lY Dismissal on F-.....ry 7,2007 prior to RUinina his current COUIIIOI. 2. Notices of VolWltary Dismissal cal1DOt be tilod purIUIIIC to Rule 1.420 when • counter-elaim is pendina withoPl tilll reeelvlnfJ len. of court. ~ v. PlabUx MIrketL IDe., S7S So.2d 214 (Fla. 5th DCA, 1990) 3. 11Ierefore. the Notice mVoJun.,. ~ was DO( etfectivo to dUmist the PIaintitrs cause of action. ·
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motion requiRxl a court. 0" for it to be effectiYe. 5. Oa Fe".,., 15. 2007 the Pro Sc PlaiDtilffiJed • Hodc:e or Withdrawal of Voluntary Dismi_I. 6. Plllntifti Motion for ID Order ofVoluDtary Dismillll wu iuetrectiv' to dismiss the Plaintifti cue.

1. It is furtba: detam.incd that • a matter of law that Plaintiffis not entitled to tUe a couot8r counter-eomplaint' in _ponse to DefeDdant. Cowwer-ComplaiDt IbMDt • modift~ ore. CUIreIlt JUles ofcivU procecUe. ORDERED: Plaintiffs Notice otVoluntaty Dilmllaal II hen:by withdraWIL

Mr. RodemI appealed Judge BlItODt • Order <lrantjg pJaiptitr. Mqtion To WItbdmwaJ P1Ijltjtrf Notice ofYolyggry Dym;_'. R.odcmslost. The 2dDCA held in 2007-4530 dIIt my elliml were not dillDiIIcd. citlDa FIa.R.Civ.P. t.420(aX2lt and Roam Vt PyJIIIx Sagr Mut.) 1nQ., '75 So.2d 214. 215·16 (PIa. Sth DCA 1991) (hoIdi~ dW when ~1IiJn is penctins.
plaintiffcannot unllatanally dismi81 complaint without order ofcourt). (Exhibit 23) Mr. Bluer his repeatedly aDd fallCly represented to the Florida B. tbat Illy cIahu wac cUsmIased with prejudice, and that the SOL Iud e:xPired, in ftIrthennce ofo1ber cIiIhonosty to the Bar, his o1hcr responaea IRIdo AUJUIlllt 2010 iDvolviq minpIeBeD..... diIIboneIty. fraud. dou\it. tad CODduct prejudicial to the adDliaiatration orjudee.1Il the WIote that Mr. Bauer n:IUI!eCtId my c1aillll; I WII wrona. My voluntary di_1IIal was dctamined to be of no cffoct.

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2. Mr. Bauer mislead tbe Bar on PIP 4 otitis reaponse A• • 18, 2010 about ameacl1aa my ori,mat pro 10 Complaint. 1he record shows repeated atllmpll by ludp 8arIoD briJII dds to 1he atteation ofNe. Bauer, but Bauer refused 10 motion the Court to amend tho Compllint.
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Mr. Baaor wrote me a MeISe statui" letter Sepaedlber '. 2007J . , belleve it II at 1hi1 time to reevaluate tho initial complan _ draft III amended complaint 10 iacJude a1IeptionI of malprIcticc aad brncb of fiduciary duty." ExIlUIl af. S1iII. Bauer DD¥or 8II1IDded the complaiDt.

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Mr. Bluer made a number oftille stltements to the Bar OIl peac S ofhil respoDIe AupIt 18. 2010 about the dIsq..liftcation of Mr. Rodems as COUIIId for his firm and Mr.. Bauer failed to inform tbe Bar that JudlO Nielsent • Order eateted May 12. 2006 allowed for reheerinl a DlOtiOft to disq_lily Mr. Rodcms OR ~'tbe buil that counJCl may be • wiIdeu". (Exhibil24) 3.

ladp Baron agreed with fOOae Nililen's Order, and mgated duriDa I baarin& Jaauuy 26. 2010 thIt ~ make • "renewed motion to diIquBIity" Mr. Rodems. whole misconduct wu the centralobltaclo ill reIOlylDa tbi. cae. Transeript, J• .my 26. 2010. pap 31:
1 [MR. GILLBSPIBJ •.. This i8 .bat the Judg4I wrote: 2 ~tion to disqualify ie denied with prejUdice

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5 without prejudice.· Now, for Mr. Rodell. beiDg • 6 vitn••s, the nature of thia ea•• 1. e.sentially he , ia a perpetual vitne••. The tran8er1pte .bow that 8 his repr••entation t. ea88Dtially on go~ 9 e•• timony about factual utter8. Mally tiR18. in the 10 tran8cript8 h. is confuaed. He 18 uy1Dg, Judge, 11 we - - Oh, I don't mean we, I mean I aa my att.orney

12 for the firm think this about rr{ client, which is 13 aetually ay•• lf. That cODfuaicn 1. evident in t:he 14 tranllCr1pt. over and over again. I reall! believe
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be need. to be disqualified because of h • ongoiDg testimony in thi. matter. THB COURT: All right. Well, I •••uaae there will be a renewed MotioD,to di.~ify that w111 be filed and then ..gain aet· for a hearing once we 20 establish our prooedure, but we eel t do that UDtil 21 we get what I direeted yw to produce within ten 22 days from Ma. Huff.r.
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Mr. Bauer alIo misled tho Bar widlthis ltatcment ··Mr~ GiIlapie made a modoa for ICbe8rinI in December of 2006 which was arlO deDiecl" 'Ibe pxJtion for mbeIrinI WM flbJed by Judp IIOIIl with. roferraI ro law eIlbce..... to iovestipte'Mr. Rodemat tal. aftidavit to die Caurt. So Bauer limply lied to tho Bar when be wrote tho !potion rot robcIrina Dec-2006 WM "cIenJecr.

Mr. B8uer fbrther naisled the Bar In hilstatement about aIIeptionI in my Bar complaint sbowIDa tho dilC)uaUt1cation of Rodems wu required: "Thae Ke tho SlIDe . . . . . bit WIn JMdo iD support oftbe Febmtry 2006 matioa. denied." Mr. Bauer knows 1hia is a tal. . .mem, • .. fodh 60-61, E.vMIcuooY Motion to P*i6' Def.IPW IlyM am".,. Radom'" Bark" Rodgns" Coot, PA. July 9,.2010: 60. A harina 011 P1liDtifr. Motion to DiIqua1if1 CoUDle1 wu hold Ap;I2S, 1006. Mr. ROdcma preaeated the followiaJ cue Jaw in stIppOd ofbil position. Tho caICS ~ larae1y hrelevant to this matter IJId set ofCIctL ~ taiIod to discJole to the court Icp1 ~rity in the controWnljurisdiction known to tile Inycr to be cIirecdy adY. . to die polltion of1be cUont IDd DOt disoJosecl by opposida couatel....

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61. Mr. Rodeml violatad FL Bit Rule 4-3.3(c) when he &iIed to dlldole to the tritJunallcpl authority in tho comrollina juriscUctioD known to Ihe lawyer to be directly adverse to the positiO!1 of tile client .d not diJclolcd by OPPOSiaa COUIIIeI, kl tbi, instance GUleipie pro Ie. Rodems failecl to dilc10le Mc]Jpt1spd y, ISllpy. SsryjgL Igc., 890 F.SUpp. 1029, or U.S, y, CuJp, 934 FlSupp. 394, Iep1IU1hority direcdy IC1vene to the position orhit client. MoP..- and Culp IN just two of.1llIDlbcr of cuea Rodems failed to dilclOla, ICC th1a motion, 81M Table gCe. that lCCQIIIPIDieI tbiJ motion. Couusel hal • reapoasibili1J to ftdJy IafbnD die ccutoa applicable law wbctber favorable or Idvcne to position ofclient .to that die court i. IIeUcr .-. to make • fair IIld accurate determiDldon ofdle matter befON it. NcwberMr Y, NcwhgJcr. 31] So.2d 176. As evidenced by this motion.1epl authority dftctly adverse to tho posidoD of Mr. Roderns and BRe WIt not (fiscloled to the court by RocIcna.

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4.. Mr. Bauer 1IIIdc • number of fallC IIBte1IieIlta to tbI Bar Oil pap 3 ofbla IapOJIIe Aupst Jt 20 10 about his failure to preeent evidedce that there was DO slped ccnia&ent fee apaneat. Mr. OIl1e1pie allO that I -f.lled to pre_ evidence 1bat 1Iwn was no siped contingeat fee agreement,• .ablequent to Mr. Rodems' reptaCIltlllonl dI8t there were. ThJI aUeptioa UDdencores much of the basi. for my motiOll for withdrawal

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Mr. Bauer is impeached by his motion filed on my behalfJuly 16, :zoos. P1eigtjQ". Motjon For RetpripJ of 1ft Older arantina Mr. R.odeml Judimat on tile pleldilllL In it Mr. Bauer a11epd Mr. RodeIits mi.lead the court u desc:ribed in ft2-4. (Bxhlbit 20).
2. Plaindtf moves for -.rina Oft the Ift)Uftda that die Court's judp1cDt WII bucd on the Defendants· represem.tionl tbIt there was I siped attome)' fee ~ between Barbr. RocIem. &; Cook and the plaintift

3. Def_dlnts have not produced I siped cop)' oftbo auorney fee .peen•• between Bmbr. R.odems &Cook and the Plalndft: 4. Defondanll have orJ1 praduced a.iaMct copy oftbo attorney fee ~ between Alpert, Barker. RodcmIt FemntillO a Cook and the PIaintifL.

PIainRtr. Motion Pot BcIwariDa wu signed by Ittomey TID,. M. BeB (nee Uhl) ID No. 52924, for tho Law Office ofRabett W. Bauer, PA. Mr. :&au.. his Ipparaly dilavowed tbiI motion. aeconUna his rapoIlIO to 011 NC 5 made AUSUII 18, 2010. But Ms. Bell coafimaecl to me in a le1ter cIatccI A.pst St 2010 (Exhibit 21) tltll ~ Me a direct reqlllll daat IIhe sip the p1ea<Jins. Ms, Bell left the Bluer law firm ahordf after this modon wu submitted.

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s. Mr. Bauer made. boldface lie 10 the a.~on pip 9 ofbts responIO Aupst II, 2010 1bat "Mr. Rodems . . . . all dmcs cordia! and profeMOAII."
consideration II .jUCUcialllominee••••Within me ICCJPO ofhis reprIIentatioa ofBR.e in this 1A11ter. Mr. Rode. conducted himselt alia hoDOrlbIc IIId ethical otracer of the coUrt. At no time did I find his behavior to be UDelhical. Although we were enpgcd in litigation. that w. very contaltlous.. 1IlCl ve*d me with clipity IDd respect. 1 fOUllG Mr.. Rc¥IemI to be I compeIem IUd skilled IttoIllC)' with all oftbe iJaaaibJe qualities of cbaracter that we look (or in members ofpw prof_OR IIICl hope to fiDd iIl1hole IOIted on die bench.. n-e!ore. I WIS pleased to write rhe letter III8Ched to Mr. OiUespietJ Jri~vanoe when .ked.It :

"Mr. Gillespie poi,nts to a letter I wrote to Oovemor Crist eadorsIaa Mr. Radems for

Mr. Bauerrs hiah praise of Mr. Rodoms lIIlDpeached iD this compllint, and in tbcIc COIIIPIIia1s:
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6. Mi. Bauer made false slatemenls to the on JllPI orllls reapcmse Aupit ] 8, 2010 in his cxcu.s fin' not seekm, aUomeys fees 011 R~' failed appeal in 2D07...'30. wmte:

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Mr. Rodema' IPI*1 \\ U bIsed on. poIition suppotfl:d with Iopl prccocIcnt. WIllie I did prevlil, Mr. Radans' olalm. were not without merit IDd certbdy did DOt ... to the level or frivolity IIIfticient t.) jlll1ify section S1.1 05. lIICtions . . . . ldm.. UnfOltUDltely. Mr.

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Oill.pio 1IIIdo a ver:y'!arp Iepl blunder in voIU1l1IIrily dllmialma his claims apinst SRC. Due to this error. I had to tab IipH10111t steps to the claiml~ The IIatUto oflilnitat1onl hid tolled lad, but for my ICtioas OIl lUI bebIIt Mr. GBlespio would have ~ viable . . . of IClion

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• otlola IS set forth in OrdcrJJDaIiW PlajnJitr',IMgJj", To WitlM1raweJ PlaiJIdfr'Notic;e of vpluptary DLsmI.I entered Au_ 31, 2007. (Bxbibit 12). Mr. Bauer IUCClllfWly uaued .,

voau-y dismiaal WII determined. to be orno ctteet JudF 8Inoo paled . , pro ..

,ro .. BIOtIoD. but Bauer did not draft or file tho modon, I did. SOL .a DDt .. ilSUe.
Tho 2dDCA held per curiam in 2007-4530 that nay claimt were JlOt cUlIltilled, cltina FILR.Cfv.P. 1.420(8)(2), and ROMJ v, pybU, SyperMarbtL loe-. 575 So. 2cI214. 215-16 (F1a. 5th DCA 1991) (holdinl that when counterclaim is pendiDa, plaladffoannot uai1ateraIly d_ _ compJaiAt without order of COUll).

Mr. Bluer was DOt CXDDJ*ent _ DOt dilipnt for not seekinlitlomey'. feel for RDdeaII' tdlod eppeat that wa not suppodcd by m-terial filets Or the tppliQdioa of GiItina law to thole tKtI.

7. Mr. Bauer mIdo false SIatenleJa to the Bar on pep 7 ofhls response Aupst 11.2010 about a ~y of m.l juclpneat "He tefused, t.owev., to post a baad with the COUIt." . . . .­ Mr. Oillolpie WII unwilliDa to post • bond, dwn WI8 HUle I oould do 10 dofenclilaiut In a;don...:. '8. This _ _ is &110 . . . . Bauer know Ibat 1 applied for, _ WII denied-not able to Bet • bond. Bauer advIsed apia. a bond in his email 10 me Aupst J9. 20014:24 p..m.
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.m..Mr,.p.yer 11Ie4 II Btport Mieop4,ct o(ldr. RRcItM JK.I1t HdfIl

.11 41-1.3(a) ~ _ofOth« LIw)wI. A J8wyer who bowl_ another Jaw,« has c:ommitted a vlolatioD of the Rules of ProfIItiODll Conduct dill raises • aublratial queltion .. to that lawyer's bollClty. truItwordJiDoA, or t1taoII u • lawyer in other respedI shall inform the appropriate pIOfeDlona1 authority.

Mr.1lodmns conuniued multiple "iolations of the JluIes ofProfeaional COIlduct in this matter. lee my oomJ*int, Rym Christopher Rodoms, File No. 2013-10,271 (138). Below are breIdlos oriM Rules I believe Mr. Bluer Ibould have reported to the Bar.
Rule 4-3.1 t MeritoriGul Claim, and ee..ationI ble 4-3.3, Candor Towud tile Tribunal Rule 4-8.4(e). conduct involvial cIisbonesty, ftaud, deceit. .........tion

Rule 4-I.4(d). conduct IRjudieW to the adminiltratioft ofjUldce

Mr. KodemIIllel1ld • number ofmideldJna IepI qumeou 10 the ~ b1c1udinl his tal. ·claim'· to $50,000 In "court-aWlldod feo8and GOS1I... AppIwiDa pro sc. I pm'IiIod aI RodaDs·
motion to elfsmill and strike JIDU8I)' 13. 200'. wbIIl Judp Ricbn NIe_ entered Order Og DefIDdlgll' Mq1lpp To Qiaml., Ap4 strib. Jadle Me_ rejeded Rodrms' lopI 1lJIUIIIeftf, • fi1Ie "claim" of$50,OOO In Mcoun-awarded fees and COlIs". Undlrtbe IepJ doctrine

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of rei judicata, Mr. Rodems wu precluded &om ev. IPiDIIICltiDa dIiI misleadiq IepI 1IJUIDCIlt, • falle "claim" for $50.000 in MCOUIkwwdecl tiel and coati' in this matter.
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Mr. S. . knew Mr. RocIems- 1epl claims and CQlttentions went not meritorioUi (RDIe 4-3.1).. s.. knew 1locIems' &I. "claim" for SSO.OOO ill "court·awuded fees and COllI" . . . . InIcII of Rule 4-3.3(a)(l) II\d (4), makinll false statement offact aadIor law to I tribuIIaI. andotrerina fill., evidoace. Mr. Rodcms~ li~tlltiOD" WIS iD &ct hiJ own false teII:iJDoDy. Likewise with the ·'slimy attomey't Wil1i1m Cook, pilty of elolq stliemeDt ~ Rule 4-1.5(f)(5), IIIcI DO siped contlnFnt fee IJNCD1ad, Rule 4-1.S(t)(2). Mr. Bluer _ knew dIat die .II foreIoins clllma aDd contcatioD. were conaidcred, anG rejeeteelM nat JDDritoriouI, by Judp N. . .~s Qrdor OD Defondang' MotIon To And S1rb. JmuII)' 13. 2006, decided resjudiClta, precluding furdIer usertIon ofllc*ms' rejected claims IDd COItmtiolll.

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Mr.. Rodeml ~ false nidcnce IlKl mislead the COIIIt duriDs haarlnp 011 October 30. 2001 and July 1.2008 for the )JUIpCJIe of obtainllll_ dIsmista1 of clUna. - BRe IUd Mr. Cook. Mr. Rodcms milreJnlCJBd to Judp BatoD 1bII. . . was alisnecl COJItIn&ent fee ...,mcmt between PJaintiffNeil GiDe.pie aDd Defendanu WiDiam J. Cook and BUer. RodemI & Cook, PA when ill fact theIe wu none. Mr. Bauer filW to preJem evidence tb8t there no lipd CODtinpat fee aaroement, such 88 my testimony or 111)' affidavit. IIIIte8d Mr submitted Plajotur. Motiop EorB.dKierin1 July 16. 2008 ..ertinI that there WIt no sIped condqeJIt fee which motion Mr. Bauer DOW Ipparl to diIa~ ecc0rdiD8 to his 2010 NIpOIIse.

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For additional miscondu~ of Mr. RodemI that Mr. Bauer WII obJIpted to report under Rule 4­

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Dr. ~Ia y. WOOIhJP. rb.D, .. Filed Stgctjqn wgtiop ApjoIt Robert Bur
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Dr. Angela v. Woodhul~ Ph.D. illIIOtberdislitisfied fomaerclieMofMr. Bauer. Dr. W<Kd1ull contlcted me November S. 2011 by email. Dr. WDDdhul1 is a deU_land duamlnslady. who il alllO .. author, a JiClDled private iftvesdptor~ and • professor. Dr. WoocbIU offcRd to lCI'Ye procell OR Mr. Bauer and tho other clef..... in my fedenI ~ Dr. Woodhull is autborized to serve process under Florida law Is .1_ _ P.I. Dr. Woodhull it_ the author

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Dr. Woodbulllt*s Robert ~ filed a Dtmber of i.aqnpcr "Attorney ChIrIiDI LicnI" in Woodhulr. mother, includlaa the QuIrd"nl&* 01 1 9"" A. falyo. No. 200B-CP-oG0741. and !be Ftg, orLaN. A. Falvo. No: Ol·200s.cP.1083, EiIIdh Judicial Circuit. Alach.. County; and other CUll, including I. the Flftb District Court of Appeal. Dr. Woodhull proYidecl me Janway4, 2012 • certified copy of Iter pro • pleadiq in the estate cae, the doebt entry of December 18, 2(4)9, TO And Motjpg To Sgike Or In The AJt!matiy. Motion To Djamis, Adpmp Beg" Mptlcg fqr ACItJDIY-' Quia LieU Asd M9Yon for Sagptign. A_I AttPmIY RQbert Bauer.
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Tho Plorida Bar, complaint apiDst Roben W. Bauer, OCtober 31 ~ 2012 Paae • 22 t Dr. WoodhuU • p1eIdioa camplains Ibout • number of the u me. tbat B.- uses law students ..d unlicensed IlW Bebool paduIteI to draft his plCldinp, • ww:11 u usiDB his client-I pro • plednpllDC! .1UbmiUiDI than to the COUJt u his OWl' work. Dr. Woodhull'. pro Ie p1cl4inJ Ippelll at Exbibil2St and ltates in pI11II'IPh I:
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Bauer said that Jaw student David s.m. would be ..-Jdns on p,.ms tho cIe&mes and ~laim in ardor 10 _YO WoodhuU moM)'. even thoup 1bia was tho UMudIorized pmctice ofllw.
Dr. Woodhull described Mr. SIuer'S misoIYDY 08 paae 4. begiaftiDg It J*IIfIPb 12:

12.After the hearing that day. walking down 1111 courthouIe ball with Attorney Bauer» AItomcy Bauer turned to WoodbuU·. fllDCew David A. ~ and IC81ed, "She iI rather obnoxious. How do you put up with hw?"

KimMlx Pgt-Barry djeptlsBtd with Bohprt Jle B,.
Failed to ··DIOve a case torwant' _ "be tries to rack up a bill"

Kimberly Pruett-Bmy IDd hu'bInd William blred Mr. Bauer to IUD aaomoy Peecr R. McOrath. K.im told me Je.. ,lei, sicA 10 II)' II01PJDC1t. ".." 'tJ "",. .lsItIIa hIrmg"'" lIlY. aDd that Mr. Bauer had I\ID up • $40,000 bill and took all their savinp. Kim cmIiIcd Oatobctr 20, 2012 statiq, /JqIIer. He _jinll.ly/til,. 10 ,..". CI CAWjOrwtzrd", I,IrIItk Ite trlu to rack If' tI 6111.
Anp Whig HoWr •fhpl RoIwt Beep. • :"i. . ." 44J plan to raiIe the ROOF ofFthilmelll"
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Motller dissatisfied client of Mr. Bluer, Anna Hods.. contIoIed me luI)' 8, 2011 by email t "help . .i . I I hintd and ftmcl'-uer• '. AI1D8 Hodps hired_liter f1red Robert Bluer u counJe1 ill • libel cue. SUMp Hod. v, AN. Dill HpdpL c.o No.. 38­ 20tG-CA-1423. BJahtJudicial Circuit, LeYy County. Ms. Hodpa bIIncwCOUDlOl DOW. and bellev. ~. Bauer should br broapt to jlllticc for misbandlqlaer cue, sratiJIs tel plan to . . . the I.OOF ofTtbis messt" (email 8V8iIable IIpOD iequat) PlllIlla _ . . Ve 'ghm W, Brunt, DB fUe No.; 2012-00,146 (IB)
Mr. Strauss, .~ 90, aid of Mr. Bauer "that bum took 1dvIntap"

Former client Philn, StraUlI .:ailed me JIIlUUY 4, 2012. 11.13 a.m. and comp1Iincd" Robert BIIJ.lGr. Mr. Strauss &Iso made I Bar COIIl~laint, TFB File No.: 2012-00,146 (IB), Aupst 24, 2011. Mr. StrauI, ap 90, aid of Mr. Bauer ''that bum took 1dvaDtap" in • tmall claims court cae. with • -low effort attomc)' that IC~ me up oomp-l7" ancllOll tbe cae, • claim that involved a porch tbat had t'ba8u-, which his insuranee compll\)' deRied ~ to repair. Mr. Strauss also believ.. "die law I)'stan in Florida 11 for the binIa", and "they tab cuw oftheir own. crooks orwba1evcr the)' lie, those are rats~. At 1110 time be caUed me, Mr. Strauss wa livhte in New York with &mily, end had put hi. home in 0aiDcIviJJe up for sale. Mr. Strauss

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said he is wiUIDI to make • trip to Florida to help out in ..y Idion to bold Mr. Bauer
accountable. Mr. Snu. requested • copy ofhis Bar compJlint, IinI;e his copy _ laft. behiJld in

OailtelYille. which I provided him by email. Mr. ,Snua eoncIudecI oaar call by tbaking me.
A diJital recording ofthe call illYaiJabic. (complaintclosedlfDlumc;Jea1 evidence).

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Anotber dissatidted client ofMr. Bauer filed • Bar complaint, Jemp and BdY J)eCougcy y. Bobm WI BMr. TFB File No. 2012-OO,OS4(Ib), July 2011. The complaint ...... that Ibc DeCourseY' 118 disabled IIld elderly. end. . Mr. Ballei' falled to properly reprud them in a foreclosure matter. (complaint clolodllnsuftlclent evldDnce).

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Appeal pro ~ I prevallod on Mr. RodcIDI' motion to cUlIIliIs and striket wboD Judp RlobanI Ni_1Ien entered 0nIer On DefClldalltl' Motion To DilDUll And Strib, JIl1UIl')' 13. 2006, (Exhibit 1t). Judae Nielsen .ejected Rodem.' millcadina JqallIIJPDIlIIIt. • faIJo "elaim- of SSO,GOO in "court..warded fees _ oosts". Undir the 1.1 doctrine or res judioata. Mr. Ilodcms wu 1RC1uded from ever apin IlleltinS. "claimS' for S5O,ooo in "couIt-eWllded fees act COlIS" in dlis mader, • claim or contentioo rejected by the Court as not meritorious.
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tribuDa1 for Itra1eIiC acl'lIltIIc. AI • result, F~ 7. 20071 took • volUD1ll)' diImiIIaI without prejudice. ( moved to withdrawal m)' vo1wllry diaIIIlsal • week lida' in the hopes of findiDg counsel. Judge BIItoD pnted my pro ~i~tion to withdrawal my voIuntIry dilmilllJ, qued by Mr. Bauer Auaust 1', 2001, 8IId affmfted oollppC'll1ln 2007-4530.

Atlcr Ju.clF NicllCll Kjceted Mr. Rodems' mlsleWinzlepllqUlDCDt, hil"claim- for 150.000 In "cowt-a~ rea and costs", this ouo WIll eslCldially decided In my favor. III NIpOIIiI to certain der... Mr.1lodemI flied. vexatious libel ~m. Mr. RodmDs aIIo dilrupted the

After that, Mr. Bauer'. . . . . .tlon WIS . . . . . . not competent. end DOt dflismt. wbicb enaerecI JudIe Ba1DD. Mr. Bluer tied, ..Ide misteprolOlllations, and made millelclina lepl 8fIUIDeIl1ll to the B8r ill his responle August 18. 20 10 to my ftnt compJaiDt. Mr. Baur failed to report Mr. Rodcms' milCOllduct, and then enpPd in rICketeeriDa activity II doseribecl heroin.
mlaeoaduct widt me" his other cliont&, die Bar.hould find problble C8IISe and teeoDUDelld disbarment to protect 1be public. BYer)' document, email and bDSCriptmendoaed,in this compIIiDt ilayaillbJe. AU Mr. Bauer'. hearillll weN 1mnIc:ribed. Pcnons .amed in this' complaint lie witnesses. Under peI1I1t)' of perjury, I 4eclare the fOfllOins facts are true, ccx:rect. and complete. Thank you.
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Encloans Scm to the Florida BR October 31.2012 by U.P.~. Orollld, No. JZMS89FP290944350.

No: 12-7747 _______________________ IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ____________________ NEIL J. GILLESPIE - PETITIONER vs. THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FLORIDA, ET AL, - RESPONDENTS ________________________ PETITIONER’S RULE 21 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT AND SUPPLEMENT PETITION FOR REHEARING AN ORDER DENYING PETITION NO. 12-7747 FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI ________________________

SEPARATE VOLUME APPENDIX
THREE FORMULATIONS OF THE NEXUS REQUIREMENT IN REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS LAW. 126 HARV. L. REV. 1392 (2013)

MARCH 21, 2013, HARV. L. REV. SUBSCRIPTION EMAIL, VOLUME 126, MARCH 2013, NUMBER 5

APRIL 3, 2013, EMAIL JENNIFER HEATH, EDITORIAL & IT COORDINATOR, HARV. L. REV.

THREE FORMULATIONS OF THE NEXUS REQUIREMENT IN REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS LAW
The concept of reasonable accommodation is fundamental to the American disability law regime, yet it has proved as slippery as the concept of disability itself.1 Underlying much of the difficulty is disagreement over the appropriate relationship between an accommodation and the disability-related obstacles it is aimed at removing. Just as it is not illegal to discriminate against a member of a protected class for reasons unrelated to her protected status,2 the Americans with Disabilities Act3 (ADA) does not require accommodations that are not related to a person’s disability. But this seemingly simple concept has produced a muddled, often self-contradictory body of case law. Disability statutes provide little guidance to the judges who must decide whether a dog is properly understood as a needed therapy animal or a household pet,4 whether an alternative examination method is an innovative accommodation for dyslexia or a clever way of gaming the test,5 and whether a request to transfer to a different work setting is genuinely related to the disabling aspects of posttraumatic stress disorder.6 This Note seeks to classify the various approaches that courts have brought to the so-called “nexus requirement,” to examine the beliefs about disability that are implicit in these approaches, and to offer some ways in which courts might reconcile those beliefs with the realities of disability. A reasonable accommodation is an alteration to some element of the status quo that is intended to enable a person with a disability to participate in work, higher education, residential living, or public life to the same extent as the nondisabled. The range of possible accommodations is in theory limited only by the human imagination: it can include changes to physical environments and time schedules, adjustment of requirements and policies, and provision of assistive devices, –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
1 For a philosophical and sociological exploration of the concept of disability, see N. Ann Davis, Invisible Disability, 116 ETHICS 153, 157–79 (2005). 2 See, e.g., Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Servs., Inc., 523 U.S. 75, 80 (1998) (emphasizing that workplace harassment is not actionable under the Title VII prohibition of sex discrimination unless it is motivated by the victim’s sex). 3 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-336, 104 Stat. 327 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101–12213 (2006 & Supp. V 2011)). 4 See Prindable v. Ass’n of Apartment Owners of 2987 Kalakaua, 304 F. Supp. 2d 1245 (D. Haw. 2003). 5 See Stern v. Univ. of Osteopathic Med. & Health Scis., 220 F.3d 906 (8th Cir. 2000). 6 See Felix v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., 324 F.3d 102 (2d Cir. 2003).

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just to cite a few examples.7 The Supreme Court has held that exceptions to workforce seniority rules are not necessarily off limits,8 and courts have recently entertained the idea of including commutingrelated accommodations as well.9 Given this seemingly untethered flexibility, perhaps it was inevitable that courts interpreting disabilityrights statutes would search for some principle to limit the costs incurred by businesses, landlords, and governments in complying with disability law. Three major federal statutes require reasonable accommodations in some capacity. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment,10 government services,11 and places of public accommodation,12 and its definition of discrimination includes refusal to provide a reasonable accommodation13 and failure to grant reasonable modifications to rules and practices.14 The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 198815 (FHAA) forbids discrimination in the sale or rental of housing16 and likewise includes failure to accommodate in its definition of discrimination.17 And the Rehabilitation Act of 197318 imposes many of the ADA’s regulations on the federal government and its agents.19 These statutes define disability as an impairment that “substantially limits one or more major life activities.”20 They specify that discrimination is forbidden only if “on the basis of,”21 “by reason

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7 See Regulations to Implement the Equal Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 29 C.F.R. § 1630.2(o)(2) (2011). 8 See US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett, 535 U.S. 391, 394 (2002). The Court in Barnett held that such exceptions are generally unreasonable, however, despite being within the ambit of theoretically possible accommodations. See id. at 403. 9 Compare Colwell v. Rite Aid Corp., 602 F.3d 495, 505 (3d Cir. 2010) (holding that commuting-related accommodations are within the ADA’s purview), with DiNatale v. N.Y. State Div. of Human Rights, 909 N.Y.S.2d 597, 599 (App. Div. 2010) (holding the opposite). 10 42 U.S.C. § 12112(a) (2006 & Supp. V 2011). 11 Id. § 12132. 12 Id. § 12182(a). 13 Id. § 12112(b)(5). 14 Id. § 12182(b)(2)(A)(ii). 15 Pub. L. No. 100-430, 102 Stat. 1619 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601–3631 (2006)). 16 42 U.S.C. § 3604(f). 17 Id. § 3604(f)(3)(A)–(B). 18 Pub. L. No. 93-112, 87 Stat. 355 (codified as amended in scattered sections of 29 U.S.C.). 19 See Richard Bales & Lindsay Mongenas, Defining Independent Contractor Protection Under the Rehabilitation Act, 34 HAMLINE L. REV. 435, 440–42 (2011) (describing the legislative process that led to the Rehabilitation Act’s incorporation of the ADA’s standards). 20 42 U.S.C. § 12102(1)(A) (2006 & Supp. V 2011); see also 29 U.S.C. § 705(9)(B) (2006 & Supp. V 2011) (defining “disability” by incorporating the ADA’s definition); 42 U.S.C. § 3602(h)(1) (“[Handicap means] a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of [a] person’s major life activities . . . .”). 21 42 U.S.C. § 12112(a); id. § 12182(a).

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of,”22 or “because of”23 disability, but they do not elaborate on how courts are to determine whether the plaintiff has adequately established a link. Notably, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 clarifies many of the contentious issues that developed in connection with the original ADA, but it is silent on the nexus question.24 The Supreme Court has never addressed the nexus requirement directly.25 Thus, the lower federal courts have been left largely to their own devices, and many commentators have been unhappy with the results. These scholars have typically treated the nexus requirement as a straightforward binary issue, generally assuming that courts either scrutinize the nexus or do not.26 But the existing variety of judicial treatments calls for a more comprehensive, nuanced framework. This Note introduces a tripartite scheme for classifying the ways in which courts have attempted to reconcile statutory nexus requirements with the factual uncertainties inherent in disability. The first, discussed in Part I, requires the requested accommodation to bear a direct causal relationship with the substantial limitation of a major life activity that the plaintiff alleges. The second, discussed in Part II, asks whether the requested accommodation is more logically integrated with the disability or with some other aspect of the plaintiff’s circumstances. The third, discussed in Part III, conceptualizes disability broadly and defers to the judgments of individuals on issues related to their own intimate life experiences. Each formulation has merit, yet none can resolve every case in a way that satisfies the diverse interests at stake in the American disability law regime. These categories are interrelated and far from mutually exclusive; courts have applied very different reasoning to different areas of disability law, and some have even shifted their analyses within a single opinion. Nonetheless, the framework may serve to illuminate the complexities of the nexus inquiry, and Part IV discusses the ways in which judges might employ its insights to compensate for the shortcomings of their own understandings of disability. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Id. § 12132. Id. § 3604(f)(1). See ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-325, 122 Stat. 3553 (codified in scattered sections of 29 and 42 U.S.C.); Kerri Stone, Substantial Limitations: Reflections on the ADAAA, 14 N.Y.U. J. LEGIS. & PUB. POL’Y 509, 539–40 (2011). 25 Perhaps the most relevant precedent is US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett, 535 U.S. 391 (2002), in which Justice Breyer’s opinion for the Court reasoned that the concept of “accommodation” contains an implicit effectiveness requirement, id. at 400, and Justice Scalia’s dissent stressed the need for a link between a challenged practice and disability-specific obstacles, see id. at 412 (Scalia, J., dissenting). 26 See sources cited infra notes 48, 50 .
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I. THE BRIDGE MODEL In one formulation of the nexus requirement, courts have required a direct causal connection between the substantial limitation of a major life activity that the plaintiff alleges and the reasonable accommodation that she seeks. That is, the accommodation can be connected to the disability only by way of the “substantial limitation” requirement contained in the statutory definition of disability in the ADA, the FHAA, and the Rehabilitation Act. This version of the nexus requirement can be conceptualized as a bridge. The plaintiff builds a bridge when she demonstrates that she is substantially limited in a major life activity, thereby connecting her real-life circumstances with the statutory definition of disability. Later, in asserting that she was denied accommodation, she must cross that same bridge to show that the accommodation she requested is linked to her disability. While any reasonable-accommodation plaintiff must prove that she is substantially limited in a major life activity, the bridge model carries this definition into the next phase of inquiry instead of treating it as a threshold matter. The bridge model imposes a significant restriction on the accommodations that an individual is entitled to by denying those that are related to some aspect of the disability other than the substantial limitation through which she initially proved the disability.27 Perhaps the most prominent example of the bridge model comes from the Second Circuit’s 2003 decision in Felix v. New York City Transit Authority.28 The plaintiff, Denise Felix, was a railroad clerk for the Transit Authority, a job that required selling transit passes from ticket booths inside subway stations.29 After witnessing the disturbing aftermath of a firebombing incident in the subway system, Ms. Felix was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder.30 She requested reassignment to an office job as an accommodation for her resulting fear of subway stations.31 The district court granted summary judgment for the employer,32 and the Second Circuit affirmed, finding that the accommodation Ms. Felix had requested had no connection to her disability.33 Ms. Felix’s employer had conceded that the insomnia caused by her posttraumatic stress disorder interfered with her sleeping, a ma–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
27 A disability plaintiff is free to claim that she is substantially limited in more than one major life activity. See, e.g., Wood v. Crown Redi-Mix, Inc., 339 F.3d 682, 684 (8th Cir. 2003) (claiming impairments in “walking, standing, turning, bending, lifting, working, and procreation”). If she established these limitations, the plaintiff would have multiple “bridges” at her disposal in the reasonable accommodation phase. 28 324 F.3d 102 (2d Cir. 2003). 29 Id. at 103. 30 Id. 31 Id. at 104. 32 Felix v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., 154 F. Supp. 2d 640, 644 (S.D.N.Y. 2001). 33 Felix, 324 F.3d at 107.

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jor life activity, such that it rose to the level of a disability.34 Because the anxiety Ms. Felix experienced inside subway stations was not caused by her insomnia, however, the Second Circuit held that the Transit Authority’s failure to provide the accommodation she requested did not constitute discrimination on the basis of disability.35 In requiring Ms. Felix to request an accommodation that was linked to her disability by way of the ADA’s “substantial limitation” definition, the Second Circuit adopted the bridge mode of reasoning. The court did not question Ms. Felix’s contention that both her insomnia and her fear of subway stations resulted from one traumatic incident, but it maintained that they were nevertheless distinct mental states.36 To reach this conclusion, the court emphasized that the substantial limitation language in the ADA is the definition of disability.37 To illustrate, it likened Ms. Felix’s situation to that of a car accident victim who emerges with an ambulatory disability as well as minor injuries to his arms: if the arm injuries do not substantially limit a major life activity, the accident victim’s employer will not be required to provide a reasonable accommodation for the decreased typing speed that might result, even if the ambulatory impairment qualifies as a disability under the ADA.38 Thus, like an explorer who must cross a bridge she has already built to reach an otherwise unconnected piece of land, Ms. Felix was required to establish the logical connection between her disability and her requested accommodation by showing a substantial limitation on a major life activity. Because her request for clerical work was not directly related to her insomnia, she was not entitled to relief. Other courts have extended Felix’s logic to reasonableaccommodations cases outside the employment context. In Long v. Howard University,39 for instance, a district court ruled that in order to be “necessary” under Title III of the ADA, an education-related accommodation had to be directly linked to the substantial limitations on major life activities that a disabled student alleged.40 And in Giebeler v. M & B Associates,41 the Ninth Circuit adhered to bridge-style reasoning in its application of the FHAA necessity requirement. There, –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Id. at 104. See id. at 105. See id. (“Felix’s inability to sleep . . . is separate from her inability to work in the subway . . . , even though both were caused by the subway firebombing and the resultant PTSD.”). 37 See id. 38 Id. 39 439 F. Supp. 2d 68 (D.D.C. 2006). 40 See id. at 78 (“[Defendant university] was required to make modifications . . . only insofar as its policies and practices failed adequately to take account of limitations on walking and breathing.”). 41 343 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 2003).
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plaintiff John Giebeler suffered from AIDS and could not work as a result of this condition.42 His income was below the minimum permitted at the apartment complex where he sought housing, so he requested an exception to the landlord’s policy against cosigners so that his mother, whose income was sufficient, could cosign his lease.43 The Ninth Circuit held that the defendant was required to grant an exception to its policy,44 but in so doing, it seemingly ratified the logic of Felix and its progeny:
Giebeler’s AIDS-related impairments substantially — indeed, entirely — limited his ability to work. . . . Consequently, his income stream was limited . . . . Because of his reduced income, Giebeler did not meet the minimum income defendants’ policies require of . . . tenants. . . . A direct causal link therefore existed between Giebeler’s impairment, his inability to work, and his inability to comply with defendants’ minimum income requirement . . . .45

The notion of disability that emerges from these cases assumes discrete, easily identifiable conditions with obvious effects. Because only certain activities qualify as “major life activities” under the ADA,46 and because the bar for proving a “substantial limitation” is high,47 the bridge model is typically the most restrictive of the three types of nexus formulations. As such, the model has been unpopular among many commentators.48 Specifically, they have questioned its logic,49 its statutory interpretation,50 and its compatibility with the policy objectives of the disability laws.51 But the disability rights movement is not monolithic, and some within the movement have championed narrow pro–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Id. at 1145. Id. Id. at 1159. Id. at 1147–48. See, e.g., Toyota Motor Mfg., Ky., Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184, 197 (2002) (restricting coverage to “those activities that are of central importance to daily life”). Congress expanded the Toyota definition somewhat in its 2008 amendments to the ADA by including a nonexhaustive list of major life activities. See 42 U.S.C. § 12102(2)(A) (2006 & Supp. V 2011). 47 See, e.g., Dutcher v. Ingalls Shipbuilding, 53 F.3d 723, 727 (5th Cir. 1995) (holding that plaintiff was not substantially limited in the major life activity of working because, although she could not perform the job she held at the time of her injury, she may have been able to obtain different employment). 48 See, e.g., Cheryl L. Anderson, What Is “Because of the Disability” Under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Reasonable Accommodation, Causation, and the Windfall Doctrine, 27 BERKELEY J. EMP. & LAB. L. 323, 354–55 (2006); Stone, supra note 24, at 530; Kelly Cahill Timmons, Limiting “Limitations”: The Scope of the Duty of Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 57 S.C. L. REV. 313, 326–34 (2005). 49 See Timmons, supra note 48, at 326–34. 50 See id. at 326–27; James M. Carroll, Note, The Causal Nexus Doctrine: A Further Limitation on the Employer’s ADA Duty of Reasonable Accommodation in the Seventh Circuit, 91 MARQ. L. REV. 839, 869–71 (2008). 51 See Carroll, supra note 50, at 871–72.
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tections.52 They have pointed to the legislative compromise at the foundation of the ADA53 as well as the practical idea of conserving the scarce resources of employers, landlords, and governments for individuals with serious disabilities.54 They contend that a narrow construction of the nexus requirement may be necessary to prevent litigants from using broad accommodations requirements as a backdoor way of expanding the protected class, thereby subverting the policies behind the minority-group approach to disability law.55 But even if the bridge model is less repugnant to the goals of the disability rights movement than some have contended, its underlying assumptions seem questionable as a gloss on the human experience. For one thing, the model treats life as a disaggregated bundle of “major activities” in which pursuits like sleeping, working, walking, and procreating are hermetically sealed off from one another — a construction that seems unlikely to ring true to most laypeople. Firsthand accounts demonstrate that a disability tends to intrude on many aspects of daily life in complex and sometimes nebulous ways, often intensifying personal struggles that are not directly related to the disability. In Professor Elyn Saks’s personal memoir of living with schizophrenia, for instance, the author describes the gradual onset of her condition, which little by little began to affect her hygiene, sleeping patterns, conversational skills, and ability to concentrate on her studies, among other things.56 She also describes a childhood bout with eating issues,57 “painful lack of social skills” as a young adult,58 and general difficulty adjusting to change,59 all of which may or may not have been somehow connected to her psychological disability. Furthermore, she describes the immediate effects of her condition as having secondary impacts on multiple other areas of her life.60 The com–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
52 See SAMUEL R. BAGENSTOS, LAW AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF THE DISABILITY RIGHTS MOVEMENT 3–4 (2009). 53 See id. at 44–45. But see Kevin Barry, Toward Universalism: What the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Can and Can’t Do for Disability Rights, 31 BERKELEY J. EMP. & LAB. L. 203, 207– 08 (2010) (disagreeing with Professor Samuel Bagenstos’s claims about the concessions disability advocates made to ensure the ADA’s passage). 54 Cf. BAGENSTOS, supra note 52, at 20–21 (describing a tension within the disability rights movement between those who would treat people with disabilities as a distinct minority group and those who would recognize disability as a continuum that affects everyone to a greater or lesser extent). 55 See id. 56 ELYN R. SAKS, THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD 35–36 (2007) (hygiene); id. at 112 (sleep); id. at 54–55, 136–37 (conversation); id. at 41, 56, 76 (concentration). 57 See id. at 15–17. 58 Id. at 37. 59 See id. at 18, 41, 46–47. 60 See, e.g., id. at 48 (“In an unfortunate side effect of my increasing inattention to myself — my periodic lapses of self-care, which always became worse during stress — my ears had become so clogged with wax I could hardly hear a word anyone spoke.”).

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plex connections among illness, personality, and environment that Saks describes are difficult to reconcile with the simplicity of the bridge model, which assumes a straightforward link between a specific impairment and a corresponding need for accommodation. Moreover, an individual’s interaction with her disability is often more of a dialectic process than a static one, so that the one-way causation that the bridge model represents is a poor approximation of real-world dynamics. First, individuals with disabilities might take actions to mitigate their symptoms, prolong their lives, or adapt to their environment that themselves have impacts on other areas of their lives. They might take medications with side effects,61 for instance, or spend a great deal of time, money, or energy managing symptoms. Second, individuals might cope with the emotional and social consequences of having a disability in unhealthy ways.62 In these scenarios, the disability is the actual cause of the secondary effects, but the narrow one-way causation that the bridge model contemplates will likely fail to account for them, since they appear to flow from the individual’s own actions rather than the substantial limitation on a major life activity. Thus, even if narrow coverage is consonant with some of the goals of the disability statutes, the bridge model provides no guarantee that its narrow coverage will be correct, or that the people most in need will be the ones included in the statute’s protection. Instead, the Felix rule provides a blunt, artificial means of limiting the set of reasonable accommodations from which people with disabilities may choose. II. THE CONSTELLATION MODEL A second type of nexus requirement still requires the plaintiff to establish a logical connection between his particular impairments and the accommodation sought, but it permits a much wider range of logical links to play a role in the analysis. A constellation is a pattern of stars in a small region of the sky upon which humans have imposed familiar pictures from their culture or mythology.63 Under the constellation model of the nexus requirement, the outcome of a reasonable ac–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
61 See, e.g., CATHERINE WYATT-MORLEY, AIDS MEMOIR 17–18 (1997) (describing the severe side effects of AZT, a medication used to treat HIV). 62 See, e.g., JEFF BELL, REWIND, REPLAY, REPEAT 195 (2007) (describing a period of despair in which the author, tired of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, wanted to “put an end to [his] elaborate charade of normalcy and accept [his] lot in life as a rank-and-file member of the mentally ill”); MATT LONG WITH CHARLES BUTLER, THE LONG RUN 135–36 (2010) (discussing the emotional effects on an accident victim of withdrawing from family and friends when he felt alienated as the result of his numerous severe injuries); WYATT-MORLEY, supra note 61, at 29, 90 (discussing author’s effort to remain optimistic and avoid becoming “self-destructive” in the face of the emotional stress and social stigma of living with HIV). 63 See ASTRONOMY ENCYCLOPEDIA 92–93 (Patrick Moore ed., 2002).

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commodation claim depends on a court’s ability to discern whether the accommodation sought forms part of the disability constellation or is separate from it. Like astronomical maps, the litigants’ firsthand and expert testimony can assist the decisionmaker in constructing a coherent image out of a limited set of known data points. In this formulation, the substantial limitation of a major life activity is only one such data point: it may provide important information on the nature of the disability, but it does not restrict the ways in which the accommodation might form part of the picture. Instead, to an adherent of the constellation model, a disability is an image to be discovered within a cluster of points and distinguished from unrelated astral objects with a discerning eye. Judges who apply the constellation model have relied on some mix of objective criteria and their own intuition to determine whether requested accommodations lie within or outside the sphere of disability. In Edwards v. EPA,64 an employee suffered from Crohn’s disease, an intestinal condition that is aggravated by stress and fatigue.65 He asked for permission to bring a dog to work with him to mitigate jobrelated stress, thereby improving his physical health.66 The employee obtained a note from his doctor, but the doctor referred to the treatment as “experimental” and could not guarantee its effectiveness.67 The employee’s supervisor declined the accommodation request because she could not categorize the dog as a traditional service animal.68 Faced with these competing viewpoints, the court concluded that the employee had not established a sufficient link between the Crohn’s disease and the dog, in part because he had not presented “objective” evidence that the dog would have reduced his stress.69 But the court also made clear its own skepticism over the asserted link, pointing out that the enjoyment humans derive from pets is not a disability-specific phenomenon.70 It appears that the court felt instinctively that the companionship of a dog and the benefits it brings are not within the constellation of disability, even if alleviating the symptoms of a disability is one of those benefits. Similarly, in Stern v. University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences,71 a medical student with dyslexia requested an accommodation that would allow him to supplement his answers to –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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456 F. Supp. 2d 72 (D.D.C. 2006). Id. at 77. See id. at 79. See id. The doctor’s note continued, “I would say ‘go for it!’ It certainly cannot hurt.” Id. Id. at 80. Id. at 100. Id. at 101–02. 220 F.3d 906 (8th Cir. 2000).

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multiple-choice exams with essays or oral responses.72 The university, however, offered a standard accommodation for all students with dyslexia, which consisted of an audiotape of the questions, a private room in which to take the test, and extra time, and it proffered expert testimony on the general effectiveness of this protocol as an accommodation for dyslexia.73 The Eighth Circuit found that in order to proceed, the plaintiff would have to put forth his own expert testimony to establish a real relationship between his request and his disability.74 The court sought an objective viewpoint on whether the student’s proposal was in fact specific to his disability or was simply aimed at making the test easier in a way that it would for any student.75 Although the plaintiffs in Edwards and Stern were unsuccessful, it stands to reason that the constellation model is, on average, more generous to plaintiffs than the bridge model. After all, it permits a much wider array of connections between the disability and the accommodation. But one line of cases departs from this generalization. A significant question in FHAA litigation has been whether landlords must accommodate the financial circumstances of tenants with disabilities,76 and this issue typically triggers a nexus-style analysis. In Salute v. Stratford Greens Garden Apartments,77 for instance, two housing applicants who were unable to work due to disabilities were turned away from an apartment complex because it would not accept Section 8 vouchers.78 They asserted that the complex should have waived its policy of not accepting Section 8 vouchers as a reasonable accommodation under the FHAA, arguing that their disabilities were causally linked to their financial status.79 Whereas the Ninth Circuit in Giebeler would later use a bridge framework to find that such an accommodation was necessary, here the Second Circuit rejected it on the basis that the plaintiffs had not established a sufficient link between the requested accommodation and the circumstances of their individual disabilities.80 The court reasoned that the plaintiffs’ Section 8 status –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Id. at 907. Id. at 907–08. Id. at 908. Id. at 909 (“[The question is] whether allowing Mr. Stern to supplement his answers on multiple-choice tests actually compensates for his dyslexia, rather than simply making the test easier for him in the same way that such a measure presumably would assist other students.”). 76 See Brian R. Rosenau, Note, Gimme Shelter: Does the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 Require Accommodations for the Financial Circumstances of the Disabled?, 46 WM. & MARY L. REV. 787, 789 (2004). 77 136 F.3d 293 (2d Cir. 1998). 78 Id. at 296. 79 See id. at 301. 80 See id. at 302.
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was a symptom of their economic situations, not of their disabilities.81 Disability and poverty, in the Salute court’s judgment, are separate constellations.82 Whether or not it is favorable to disabled plaintiffs, the constellation model is in many ways intuitively better suited to the realities of disability than the bridge model. Rather than zeroing in on the statutory language of “substantial limitation” and the artificial and arbitrary distinctions that often accompany it, the constellation model conceptualizes disability holistically. This formulation comports better with Elyn Saks’s account of life with schizophrenia, in which she characterizes her illness as having a gradual onset and pervasive effects.83 Indeed, several critics of the Felix doctrine argue for a constellation-like analysis in its place.84 Yet the variety of outcomes reached through constellation-based reasoning is evidence of its indeterminacy and subjective nature. At best, the constellation model lacks the analytical crispness of the bridge model.85 As anyone who has attempted to do so has likely observed, “seeing” constellations requires suspension of disbelief and is highly susceptible to idiosyncrasies in perception.86 Just as early astronomers from different ancient cultures drew different maps of the night sky,87 our collective judgment about where the boundaries of a physical or mental condition lie may be more rooted in culture than in science. Although the Felix decision was based on the bridge model, a comparison that the court drew in dicta88 serves to illustrate the ways in –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
81 See id. (“Plaintiffs seek to use this statute to remedy economic discrimination of a kind that is practiced without regard to handicap.”). 82 See also Sutton v. Piper, 344 F. App’x 101 (6th Cir. 2009) (rejecting an accommodation request for relaxation of credit requirements for apartment rental because the plaintiff’s poor credit was distinct from his disability); Schanz v. Village Apartments, 998 F. Supp. 784, 792 (E.D. Mich. 1998) (“[Plaintiff’s] handicap is not preventing him from obtaining an apartment . . . . Instead, it is plaintiff’s financial situation which impedes him . . . and it is plaintiff’s financial situation which he is requesting that defendants accommodate.”). 83 See, e.g., SAKS, supra note 56, at 35 (“Schizophrenia rolls in like a slow fog, becoming imperceptibly thicker as time goes on.”). 84 See, e.g., Timmons, supra note 48, at 349 (“[L]eveling the playing field for individuals with disabilities . . . requires accommodation of all limitations caused by a disabling impairment, instead of only those causally connected to a substantially limited major life activity.”). 85 Many of the differences between the bridge model and the constellation model replicate the arguments in the classic debate over rules and standards. See, e.g., Pierre J. Schlag, Rules and Standards, 33 UCLA L. REV. 379, 380 (1985). 86 Cf. E. WALTER MAUNDER, ASTRONOMY WITHOUT A TELESCOPE 8–9 (1904) (“[I]n general, the natural configuration of the stars gives us no clue whatsoever as to the origin of the constellation figures.”). 87 See ASTRONOMY ENCYCLOPEDIA, supra note 63, at 92–93. 88 At least one district court in the Second Circuit has relied on this dictum to apply the constellation model instead of the bridge model in an employment reasonable accommodation case in spite of Felix’s holding. See Stamm v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., No. 04-CV-2163, 2011 WL 1315935, at *21–24 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 30, 2011).

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which culturally dependent conceptions of disability might factor into a typical court’s assumptions about the boundaries of disability. The court first analogized Ms. Felix’s situation to that of a car accident victim who has multiple unrelated injuries that just happen to result from the same event,89 and later contrasted it with that of an AIDS patient who has multiple symptoms resulting from the same discrete medical condition.90 But firsthand accounts undermine this comparison. A memoir by Matt Long, a New York City firefighter who was severely injured in a bicycle accident, casts doubt on the validity of treating accident victims with multiple injuries as having several independent impairments.91 In the aftermath of his accident, Mr. Long’s various injuries exacerbated each other: the immediate results of the impact caused secondary complications, and doctors were unable to perform preferred treatments for fear of interfering with separate bodily processes or worsening his overall condition.92 And as Mr. Long recovered, the confluence of his numerous injuries led to struggles with selfimage93 and bouts of despair94 that may not have accompanied any of his impairments independently.95 It may also be overly simplistic to treat AIDS as a single, discrete condition. Although the HIV virus itself breaks down the immune system, the symptoms associated with AIDS actually result from other disease agents that exploit the weakened system.96 Much like Mr. Long after his accident, the typical AIDS patient suffers from various physical and emotional ailments that are experienced as coherent and interrelated — likely for reasons that have little to do with science.97 Thus, the court in Felix overstated the differences between the accident victim and the AIDS patient. If most judges would agree with the Felix court’s comparison, the constellation model risks entrenching such oversimplified notions of disability and its boundaries in our case law. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Felix v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., 324 F.3d 102, 105 (2d Cir. 2003). Id. at 107. See generally LONG WITH BUTLER, supra note 62. See id. at 38–40; id. at 48 (discussing the importance of a colostomy procedure, which Mr. Long’s other injuries made very difficult); id. at 91 (describing how blood loss caused a great deal of stress on Mr. Long’s heart, which in turn caused his muscles to atrophy). 93 See id. at 125, 162–63. 94 See id. at 118, 136–37; see also id. at 278–79 (summarizing the lingering physical, mental, and emotional difficulties Mr. Long experienced in spite of his remarkable recovery). 95 In particular, the combination of Mr. Long’s ambulatory impairment, see id. at 148, colostomy bag, see id. at 186–87, and erectile dysfunction, see id. at 174–75, led him to worry that he would never again have a happy and fulfilling life. 96 See Vande Zande v. Wis. Dep’t of Admin., 44 F.3d 538, 544 (7th Cir. 1995). 97 Compare LONG WITH BUTLER, supra note 62, at 178–80 (describing feelings of alienation from family and community due to the stigma of his multiple impairments), with WYATTMORLEY, supra note 61, at 20–21 (discussing societal discrimination against people with HIV and the damaging emotional effects of such discrimination).
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Furthermore, the subjective nature of the constellation analysis presents the danger of inequitable outcomes for individuals with invisible and psychological disabilities as compared to their counterparts with visible and physical ones. Those with invisible disabilities often have trouble impressing the seriousness and scope of their conditions upon others,98 and those with psychological disabilities frequently struggle to convince decisionmakers that a particular accommodation is actually for their disabilities rather than for personal enjoyment.99 A live issue from the FHAA context — whether an exception to a landlord’s no-pet policy requires the animal to have formal training — illustrates this difficulty.100 Although the FHAA does not contain an explicit training requirement for service animals,101 some courts have imposed one.102 Specialized training is arguably not necessary for an animal to mitigate psychological symptoms,103 yet these courts, like the court in Edwards, were reflexively suspicious of requests for emotional support animals. This result is unsurprising; since accommodations for psychological disabilities often bear a closer resemblance to widely desired amenities than do those for physical disabilities, constellation reasoning is likely to have a disparate effect on the psychologically disabled. The flaws of the constellation model thus weigh in favor of a standard that relies less on the intuitions of individual judges. III. THE ICEBERG MODEL Finally, some courts have conceptualized disability as an amorphous mass, the outer boundaries of which judges are ill-equipped to detect. In this formulation, the substantial limitation on a major life activity is a threshold test for proving that the disability exists, after which a presumption of connectedness applies to any plausible accommodation the individual might seek. This judicial maneuver can be compared to that of a ship captain who gives a wide berth to an iceberg, knowing that the subaquatic portion is likely much larger –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
See Davis, supra note 1, at 180–89. See JoAnn Nesta Burnett & Gary A. Poliakoff, Prescription Pets®: Medical Necessity or Personal Preference, 36 NOVA L. REV. 451, 467–75 (2012); Christopher C. Ligatti, No Training Required: The Availability of Emotional Support Animals as a Component of Equal Access for the Psychiatrically Disabled Under the Fair Housing Act, 35 T. MARSHALL L. REV. 139, 149–52 (2010). 100 See generally Ligatti, supra note 99. 101 Id. at 154–55. 102 See Bronk v. Ineichen, 54 F.3d 425, 431–32 (7th Cir. 1995); Prindable v. Ass’n of Apartment Owners of 2987 Kalakaua, 304 F. Supp. 2d 1245, 1256–57 (D. Haw. 2003). 103 See, e.g., Auburn Woods I Homeowners Ass’n v. Fair Emp’t & Hous. Comm’n, 18 Cal. Rptr. 3d 669, 682 (Ct. App. 2004) (“[The animal] did not need special skills to help ameliorate the effects of the [plaintiffs’] disabilities. Rather, it was the innate qualities of a dog . . . that made it therapeutic here.”).
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than the visible tip. Since the ship captain cannot discern the precise dimensions of the bottom of the iceberg from her vantage point, she errs on the side of caution rather than run the risk of sinking.104 Courts construing the ADA have occasionally exhibited the type of broadminded reasoning that the iceberg model embodies. Some, like the Supreme Court in Bragdon v. Abbott,105 have apparently not considered the nexus issue at all. In Bragdon, a dentist had refused to treat Sidney Abbott, a patient with asymptomatic HIV, and a threshold issue was whether her condition qualified as a disability under the ADA’s “substantial limitation” definition.106 The Supreme Court ruled that procreation was a major life activity107 and that Ms. Abbott was substantially limited in her ability to procreate because of the likelihood of passing the virus on to her partner and offspring.108 In the years since Bragdon was decided, courts and commentators have observed that if the crux of Ms. Abbott’s disability was truly its interference with her ability to procreate, she was not impaired in any way that affected her ability to visit a dentist. Moreover, the dentist’s refusal to fill her cavity seems to have little to do with her inability to procreate.109 Others have questioned Bragdon’s applicability to the nexus debate, since it was not a reasonable accommodation case.110 Although it is difficult to extrapolate the Justices’ reasoning from their silence on the connection between Ms. Abbott’s disability and the dis–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
104 More than a century after the sinking of the Titanic, icebergs continue to pose problems for ocean travel. See Lauren Everitt, Titanic Threat: Why Do Ships Still Hit Icebergs?, BBC NEWS MAGAZINE (Mar. 20, 2012, 4:40 AM), http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17257653. 105 524 U.S. 624 (1998). 106 Id. at 629–30. 107 Id. at 639. 108 Id. at 639–41. 109 See, e.g., Quick v. Tripp, Scott, Conklin & Smith, P.A., 43 F. Supp. 2d 1357, 1367 (S.D. Fla. 1999) (interpreting Bragdon as “dispel[ling] the traditional notion that there [must] be a nexus between the allegedly impaired employee’s workplace abilities and the allegedly impaired major life activity”); Anderson, supra note 48, at 350 n.161; Samuel R. Bagenstos, Subordination, Stigma, and “Disability,” 86 VA. L. REV. 397, 487 (2000); Thomas Simmons, The ADA Prima Facie Plaintiff: A Critical Overview of Eighth Circuit Case Law, 47 DRAKE L. REV. 761, 790 (1999). 110 See, e.g., Wood v. Crown Redi-Mix, Inc., 339 F.3d 682, 687 n.4 (8th Cir. 2003) (distinguishing Bragdon on the basis that it was not an accommodation case). The trouble with this argument is that under the ADA, failure to provide a reasonable accommodation is a type of discrimination, and any type of discrimination must be “on the basis of disability” to be actionable. 42 U.S.C. § 12112(a) (2006 & Supp. V 2011). Thus, the idea that reasonable accommodation claims must be connected to the disability in ways that garden-variety discrimination claims do not has no basis in the text of the statute. See Christine Jolls, Antidiscrimination and Accommodation, 115 HARV. L. REV. 642, 645–46 (2001) (debunking the distinction between antidiscrimination and accommodation); see also Patricia Illingworth & Wendy E. Parmet, Positively Disabled: The Relationship Between the Definition of Disability and Rights Under the ADA, in AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES 3, 4 (Leslie Pickering Francis & Anita Silvers eds., 2000) (arguing that the protections that the ADA provides “do not fall neatly into any simple dichotomy of positive and negative rights”).

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crimination she alleged, Bragdon is at least plausibly understood as an iceberg case. Under this interpretation, there was nothing special about the fact that procreation was chosen as the major life activity, as its only significance was as a means of proving that asymptomatic HIV was, in fact, a disability. A more overt example of the iceberg model comes from Henrietta D. v. Bloomberg,111 in which the Second Circuit exhibited an approach to reasonable accommodations diametrically opposed to that in Felix. In Henrietta, the City of New York had created a social services agency to assist people with HIV and AIDS in obtaining certain public benefits, like welfare, Medicaid, and food stamps.112 But the agency had become dysfunctional, and many of its clients were unable to obtain benefits to which they were entitled.113 A class of individuals with HIV and AIDS sued the city on the theory that it was required to provide them a reasonable accommodation under Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which guarantee equal access to public benefits to people with disabilities.114 Since the agency was incompetent, the plaintiffs reasoned, the city was in breach of its duty of reasonable accommodation that would otherwise be fulfilled through this special program.115 The district court acknowledged that the plaintiffs had to show a link between their disabilities and the accommodation in the form of agency assistance, but in considering this question it applied a very broad understanding of the scope of the plaintiffs’ disabilities and their effects on the plaintiffs’ access to public benefits.116 In addition to its consideration of the physical impairments typically associated with HIV and AIDS and of their likely impact on the benefit application processes,117 the court found that the plaintiffs were further limited by the side effects of their medications, the practical burdens of “extremely cumbersome treatment regimens,” the stress caused by living with a terminal illness,118 and the psychological effects of discrimination and stigma.119 The court even found that the relationship between poverty and illness was itself a factor in the plaintiffs’ reduced access to bene–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
331 F.3d 261 (2d Cir. 2003). Id. at 265–66. See id. at 268. Id. at 264. See id. at 269. See Henrietta D. v. Giuliani, 119 F. Supp. 2d 181, 185–86 (E.D.N.Y. 2000). See id. at 185 (finding that opportunistic diseases limit activities necessary to obtain benefits, such as “traveling, standing in line, attending scheduled appointments, completing paper work, and otherwise negotiating medical and social service bureaucracies”). 118 Id. at 186. 119 Id.
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fits.120 Rather than questioning whether these factors were properly understood under the umbrella of the plaintiffs’ illnesses, the court deferred to the expansive notion of disability and its effects that the plaintiffs presented. The Second Circuit approved this reasoning121 and took the iceberg model even further, holding that the plaintiffs were not required to show that their access to benefits differed from that of the nondisabled population.122 If the bridge model represents a bright-line rule and the constellation model is a fact-sensitive standard, the iceberg formulation is best understood as a canon of deference. Although it is unorthodox to describe courts as deferring to private individuals representing their own self-interest, an informal rule of deferring to people with disabilities on matters concerning the scope of their disabilities would actually share many rationales with well-established interpretive doctrines. Judicial policies of deferring to administrative agencies under the Chevron123 and Skidmore124 doctrines, for example, are premised in large part on the idea that agencies have much greater expertise within their substantive specialties than do courts.125 It should go without saying that the same is true of individuals with respect to their disabilities and the accommodations they need in order to participate in society.126 In addition, courts have developed interpretive techniques for dealing with close constitutional questions, and these techniques also have much in common with the iceberg model. The various canons of constitutional avoidance, for example, have emerged in part to protect constitutional values that cannot be adequately defended using the

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120 See id. (“Poverty, limited mobility, and limited resources result in limited access to fresh, high-quality food, and necessary dietary supplements. . . . The added stress of lack of housing, food, medical care, or other basic survival services that indigent people face poses a serious threat to health.”). 121 Henrietta D. v. Bloomberg, 331 F.3d 261, 267–68 (2d Cir. 2003). 122 See id. at 277–78. 123 Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Res. Def. Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984). 124 Skidmore v. Swift & Co., 323 U.S. 134 (1944). 125 See Stephen Breyer, The Executive Branch, Administrative Action, and Comparative Expertise, 32 CARDOZO L. REV. 2189, 2193–95 (2011) (explaining that the greater an administrative agency’s subject matter expertise as compared to that of a reviewing court, the greater the degree of deference the court typically accords to agency decisions). 126 Judges have frequently acknowledged their own limitations in assessing reasonable accommodation claims, often relying on expert witnesses, see Stern v. Univ. of Osteopathic Med. & Health Scis., 220 F.3d 906, 908 (8th Cir. 2000), administrative agencies, see Toyota Motor Mfg., Ky., Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184, 194 (2002) (suggesting without deciding that EEOC regulations interpreting the ADA might warrant deference despite the Agency’s lack of statutory authority to promulgate them), and other evidence of third-party approval, see Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services, 28 C.F.R. § 35.104 (2011) (requiring training for service animals), to help fill the gaps in their knowledge.

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document’s literal text.127 The iceberg model can also be conceptualized as a mechanism for protecting certain underenforced constitutional norms. For one thing, the ADA is aimed at ensuring equal protection for people with disabilities, but ADA litigants have had remarkably low success rates.128 The model also comports with the rights to privacy and dignity that some ascribe to the U.S. Constitution.129 Many people with disabilities have lamented the intrusive nature of others’ scrutiny of their conditions. Jeff Bell, a radio personality with obsessive-compulsive disorder, endured years of invasive questioning and skepticism from ill-informed therapists as he gradually came to terms with his disability.130 Catherine Wyatt-Morley, the author of a memoir about living with HIV, has recounted the difficult personal questions that strangers often ask HIV-positive people.131 A deference canon would curtail such unseemly inquiry, at least in the judicial setting, thereby promoting underenforced constitutional norms. The most obvious objection to applying a deference model to the nexus problem is that of the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse. In a desire to win their claims, plaintiffs might present their stories in the light most favorable to their success in litigation, rather than in the manner most faithful to their authentic experiences, as the model contemplates.132 Further, several important rationales for deference to administrative agencies and the canons of statutory interpretation — most notably, those rooted in ideas about congressional intent and judicial minimalism — are conspicuously absent from the iceberg model.133 Moreover, the model comports poorly with some of the conservative goals of the ADA. In particular, it is likely to trigger concerns about undue windfalls to individuals with disabilities, as many courts and commentators have worried that accommodating the minor –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
127 See Philip P. Frickey, Marshalling Past and Present: Colonialism, Constitutionalism, and Interpretation in Federal Indian Law, 107 HARV. L. REV. 381, 415–16 (1993). 128 See generally Ruth Colker, The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Windfall for Defendants, 34 HARV. C.R.-C.L. L. REV. 99 (1999). 129 See, e.g., Erin Daly, Human Dignity in the Roberts Court: A Story of Inchoate Institutions, Autonomous Individuals, and the Reluctant Recognition of a Right, 37 OHIO N.U. L. REV. 381, 381–82 (2011) (“[T]he Supreme Court is inching toward a greater recognition of the constitutional value of human dignity . . . .”). 130 See BELL, supra note 62, at 44–46, 80–81, 84–85. 131 See WYATT-MORLEY, supra note 61, at 51. 132 See Davis, supra note 1, at 180–82 (connecting skepticism of people’s own accounts of their impairments with fears of being deceived and manipulated). 133 On the other hand, the model could be reconciled with legislative intent through the axiom that remedial statutes should be given broad construction. See, e.g., Sutton v. United Air Lines, Inc., 527 U.S. 471, 504 (1999) (Stevens, J., dissenting); Tcherepnin v. Knight, 389 U.S. 332, 336 (1967). Indeed, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 codified this axiom. See 42 U.S.C. § 12102(4)(A) (2006 & Supp. V 2011).

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or unrelated impairments of people with disabilities effectively favors them over their nondisabled counterparts with the same minor impairments.134 But an alternative critique of the iceberg model is likely more troubling to the disability rights advocates who would reject these conservative arguments. In spite of the pervasive impacts a disability has on its bearer, individuals with disabilities possess many qualities independent of the disability.135 To nonetheless treat all of these circumstances and characteristics as presumptively related to the disability may result in systematic underestimation of these individuals’ talents and abilities, an outcome that the disability rights movement has long opposed.136 To be sure, the mere fact that the iceberg model is susceptible to overbreadth does not necessarily mean it produces overly broad outcomes in practice. Individuals with disabilities, as the sole gatekeepers to the details of their personal experiences, could be understood as possessing entirely accurate information about how their disabilities affect their lives, which would in turn indicate that judicial deference to these accounts is appropriate as long as the accounts are truthful. But a body of research from social psychology casts doubt on this possibility. Many studies have indicated that whereas observers are more likely to attribute a person’s hardships to factors within that individual’s control — a phenomenon known as the “fundamental attribution error”137 — –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
134 The so-called “windfall” argument is widely touted among advocates of narrow coverage for disability statutes. See, e.g., Felix v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., 324 F.3d 102, 107 (2d Cir. 2003) (asserting that requiring the accommodation Ms. Felix requested “would transform the ADA from an act that prohibits discrimination into an act that requires treating people with disabilities better than others who are not disabled but have the same impairment for which accommodation is sought”). Commentators who favor greater enforcement or broader coverage have vigorously contested the idea. See, e.g., Anderson, supra note 48, at 381–82; Lawrence D. Rosenthal, Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals Regarded as Having Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Why “No” Should Not Be the Answer, 36 SETON HALL L. REV. 895, 908–09 (2006) (listing cases that have rejected the “windfall” argument). 135 Elyn Saks, for instance, eventually became a law professor at the University of Southern California, see SAKS, supra note 56, at 239, and Matt Long, although he had to relearn how to walk after his bicycle accident, eventually competed in a marathon again, see LONG WITH BUTLER, supra note 62, at 253–68. These examples are exceptional, of course, but these memoirs also offer more mundane illustrations of the aspects of personality that are unaffected by disability, such as Mr. Long’s love of steak. See id. at 234. 136 See, e.g., BAGENSTOS, supra note 52, at 90–94; Samuel R. Bagenstos, Justice Ginsburg and the Judicial Role in Expanding “We the People”: The Disability Rights Cases, 104 COLUM. L. REV. 49, 50–51 (2004) (“[E]ven when well-intentioned, the attitudes of pity, charity, and inspiration treated people with disabilities as fundamentally separate from the ‘We the People’ who make up our civic community.”). 137 THE BLACKWELL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 72–73 (Antony S.R. Manstead et al. eds., 1995) [hereinafter BLACKWELL ENCYCLOPEDIA]; see also RICHARD NISBETT & LEE ROSS, HUMAN INFERENCE: STRATEGIES AND SHORTCOMINGS OF SOCIAL JUDGMENT 31 (1980).

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people are more likely to attribute their own hardships to factors outside of their control — a phenomenon known as the “self-serving bias.”138 Applied to the nexus inquiry, these theories suggest, first, that courts and employers may tend erroneously to attribute hardships in the lives of individuals with disabilities to factors within their control, rather than to their disabilities. Second, these theories of attribution suggest that individuals with disabilities, and perhaps their advocates as well, may erroneously attribute these same hardships to factors outside of their control, such as their disabilities. A possible inference is that while the nexus analysis of the typical court will be underinclusive, the nexus analysis of a typical individual with a disability will be overinclusive. Even assuming that plaintiffs with disabilities report accurately in litigation on the nature and impacts of their disabilities as they experience them, there likely remains a gap between that subjective experience and the barriers that the disability actually entails. Ignoring that gap might serve individuals with disabilities poorly. If overinclusive notions of disabilities’ effects become widely accepted, they could lead to widespread underestimation of the capabilities of individuals with disabilities, thereby actually restricting their access to employment and other goods. They could also become self-fulfilling prophecies, causing individuals with disabilities to doubt their own talents — an outcome at odds with the participation and integration goals of the disability rights statutes.139 Thus, the apparent generosity of the iceberg model belies troubling philosophical foundations. IV. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DECISIONMAKERS The foregoing discussion demonstrates that courts have not yet devised a method for analyzing the connection between a disability and a requested accommodation that mediates perfectly among the competing values that this analysis implicates. The bridge model tends to be overly restrictive, the constellation model inequitable, and the iceberg model patronizing. Perhaps because disability law is an inherently subjective discipline, drawing its substance from deeply personal iden–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
138 BLACKWELL ENCYCLOPEDIA, supra note 137, at 74–75; see also NISBETT & ROSS, supra note 137, at 231–37. These theories relate to civil rights laws in interesting ways, some of which legal scholars have noted. For instance, Professor Ward Farnsworth has suggested that in employment discrimination lawsuits, self-serving bias may lead to both spurious claims — by employees who want to believe that an adverse employment action was due to a characteristic outside their control, such as race or sex, rather than poor work performance — and spurious defenses — by employers who do not want to believe that they discriminate. See Ward Farnsworth, Essay, The Legal Regulation of Self-Serving Bias, 37 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 567, 593–95 (2003). 139 See generally ROBERT K. MERTON, SOCIAL THEORY AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE 475–90 (enlarged ed. 1968) (introducing and defining the influential concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy).

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tities and interactions, no single logical model can satisfactorily meet every situation it confronts. To resolve this apparent stalemate, judges should use awareness of the flaws of each logical formulation to supplement and improve the model. By simply being aware of the assumptions that inform their intuitions about disability, judges and other decisionmakers could soften those assumptions while remaining faithful to their intuitions. And nonjudicial decisionmakers could engage in a similar process. Most reasonable accommodation requests, after all, do not reach a court: instead, they are negotiated with employers, government agencies, landlords, and businesses.140 Although these actors’ reasoning is not captured in judicial opinions for public scrutiny, it seems likely to fall into the same general categories as that employed by judges. Because these actors often interact with individuals requesting reasonable accommodations on a personal basis, they are arguably in at least as good a position to consciously correct for biases and flawed assumptions. Adjusting rules to account for real-world circumstances is a familiar tactic in American legal thought;141 this proposal simply applies it on a smaller scale. Judges of the bridge persuasion, for instance, could recognize the model’s tendency to produce artificially cramped outcomes and adjust their logic to encompass the complex causative dynamics that characterize real disabilities. Constellation-oriented judges could consciously apply a more permissive standard in situations that risk triggering unfavorable cultural attitudes. And judges of the iceberg school could temper their deference by applying heightened skepticism to claims with some indicia of self-serving bias. What is noteworthy about these compromise positions is that they trend toward a middle ground, showing that the logic of the three models need not be outcome-determinative. Consider, for example, a hypothetical scenario that resembles somewhat the facts of Prindable v. Association of Apartment Owners of 2987 Kalakaua.142 A housing rental applicant seeks an exception to a policy prohibiting house pets. She has been diagnosed with obsessivecompulsive disorder, which substantially limits her ability to work.143 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
140 For a study of the dynamics of informal requests for workplace accommodation, see Anna T. Florey & David A. Harrison, Responses to Informal Accommodation Requests from Employees with Disabilities: Multistudy Evidence on Willingness to Comply, 43 ACAD. MGMT. J. 224 (2000). 141 See, e.g., Roscoe Pound, Law in Books and Law in Action, 44 AM. L. REV. 12, 23 (1910) (“[L]egislation has always brought with it an imperative theory of law . . . and a resulting tendency to overlook the necessity of squaring the rules upon the statute book with the demands of human reason and the exigencies of human conduct.”). 142 304 F. Supp. 2d 1245 (D. Haw. 2003). 143 See generally AM. PSYCHIATRIC ASS’N, DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICAL MANUAL OF MENTAL DISORDERS 456–462 (4th ed., text rev. 2000) (“Obsessions or compulsions . . . can be highly disruptive to overall functioning.” Id. at 458.).

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In fact, the applicant lost her job as a bank teller when her distracting obsessions caused her to make costly mistakes.144 The applicant asserts that the presence of her trusted dog, although it does not have special training, helps to soothe the anxiety that accompanies her condition. The landlord rejects the applicant, refusing to make an exception to the pet policy, and the applicant sues. Assuming that working is the only major life activity that is substantially limited by the applicant’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, is the exception she requests sufficiently connected to her inability to work? Under the bridge model, the dog does not have an obvious connection to the major life activity of working, since its purpose is not to help the applicant work or find a job. Under the logic of Felix, the applicant’s inability to work is not the direct cause of her need for an exception to the pet policy.145 However, under an expanded conception of causation that takes account of the intricate real-world interplay between disability, environment, and individual action, the applicant can nonetheless argue that her ability to live with the dog is in fact causally related to the major life activity of working. The dog’s soothing effect might mitigate the applicant’s symptoms to the degree that, perhaps in combination with other types of treatment, she would be able to find and keep a job. If the applicant has effectively established this chain of logic in her brief, then the newly enlightened bridge judge should deny summary judgment for the defendant. The constellation judge’s initial instinct may also be toward summary disposition, as the applicant’s description of the function her dog performs seems to fit the image of a pet better than that of a traditional service animal. The judge is likely to perceive the dog’s therapeutic value as closely mirroring the companionship value that a pet has to a nondisabled person. But the constellation judge should second-guess her first reaction, as subtle cultural biases may cause subconscious suspicion of the applicant’s disability. Obsessive-compulsive disorder’s status as a psychological disability — one that tends to be invisible — makes it likely that observers systematically underestimate its effects.146 And pervasive myths about obsessive-compulsive disorder may distort the court’s judgment with regard to the plaintiff’s individual needs.147 Yet in spite of these considerations, the court may be jus–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
144 Cf. BELL, supra note 62, at 20–23 (describing incidents in which the author was rebuked at work for mistakes he made while distracted by symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder). 145 Cf. Felix v. N.Y.C. Transit Auth., 324 F.3d 102, 107 (2d Cir. 2003) (“If the requested accommodation addressed a limitation caused by Felix’s insomnia, it would be covered by the ADA.”). 146 See Davis, supra note 1, at 180–89. 147 See, e.g., Common Assumptions About OCD Make Explaining It Harder, TIME TO CHANGE (Sept. 8, 2012, 2:19 PM), http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/blog/ocd-stereotypes-worlds -maddest-job-interview-channel-4.

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tified in awarding summary judgment to the landlord depending on whether the plaintiff has pled sufficient facts connecting the dog to the disability. Such facts could include a doctor’s recommendation, the plaintiff’s own testimony of past success in using a dog as part of a treatment regimen, or evidence that others with the same condition have obtained relief using therapy animals. The purpose of secondguessing the initial reaction is to open up the inquiry to these additional, useful data points. Finally, the iceberg judge is likely predisposed to assume the dog is sufficiently related to the disability without additional scrutiny. In light of the inaccuracy and paternalistic effects that can sometimes result from application of the iceberg model, however, this judge should test her hypothesis. Such scrutiny is especially important if the applicant’s own assessment of her need may be tainted by self-serving bias. Here, though, application of that theory seems strained, since the applicant has not yet been deprived of her dog’s company. Thus, the fact that she has not been able to work cannot be erroneously blamed on her dog’s absence. It could be blamed, erroneously or otherwise, on her disability, but that would have little to do with the landlord’s refusal to grant the requested exception. In the absence of other facts that conform to the pattern of self-serving bias, the iceberg judge need not compensate for this type of error. The plaintiff could simply be lying, of course, so the court in this case should still give strong consideration to corroborating factors like medical opinions. CONCLUSION Determining whether the reasonable accommodation that an individual requests is sufficiently connected to her disability can be a messy process. Judges have applied a variety of logical mechanisms to the nexus questions they confront, and none of these mechanisms is without significant flaws. But the virtues of each model counsel against starting from scratch. The bridge model attempts to bring analytical crispness to an otherwise murky field. The constellation model recognizes the importance of human intuition to the process of reasonable accommodation. The iceberg model is undoubtedly the product of progressive impulses. Thus, instead of championing a single approach, this Note promotes a mixed methodology that favors empathy for opposing positions over singularity of purpose. It suggests that the compromise positions that could be dismissed as temporary, secondbest settlements may be surprisingly coherent and desirable as longterm solutions.

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Multistage Adjudication
Article by Louis Kaplow :: Legal proceedings often involve multiple stages: U.S. civil litigation allows motions to dismiss and for summary judgment prior to trial; government agencies as well as prosecutors employ investigative and screening processes before initiating formal adjudication; and many Continental tribunals move forward sequentially. Decisionmaking criteria have proved controversial, as indicated by reactions to the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Twombly and Iqbal and its 1986 summary judgment trilogy, which together implicate the Supreme Court cases most cited by federal courts. Neither jurists nor commentators have articulated coherent, noncircular legal standards, and no attempt has been made to examine systematically how decisions at different procedural stages should ideally be made in light of the legal system’s objectives. This Article presents a foundational analysis of the subject. The investigation illuminates central elements of legal system design, recasts existing debates about decision standards, identifies pathways for reform, and provides new perspectives on the nature of facts and evidence and on the relationship between substantive and procedural law. READ MORE | March 2013

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Humanizing the Criminal Justice Machine: Re-Animated Justice or Frankenstein's Monster?
Book Review by Nicola Lacey :: Drawing on not only his academic research but also his experience as a high-level practitioner, Professor Stephanos Bibas argues that criminal justice has become “a zero-sum contest rather than a multi-faceted morality play,” with baleful consequences for all concerned. But is his diagnosis of the patient as suffering from the disorder of “bipolarity,” indeed of a virtually psychopathic unfeelingness toward its main human players, accurate? Equally importantly, to the extent that the diagnosis of bipolarity

The Effect of Settlement in Kaplow's Multistage Adjudication
Abraham L. Wickelgren Responding to Nicola Lacey, Humanizing the Criminal Justice Machine: ReAnimated Justice or Frankenstein's Monster?, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1299 (2013)

Criminal (In)Justice and Democracy in America
Stephanos Bibas

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and psychopathy is indeed accurate, are these the patient’s most significant pathologies? And finally, is the cure that Bibas prescribes a promising treatment for the system’s ills, or rather a recipe for further and perhaps worse diseases? READ MORE | March 2013 Notes Importing a Trade or Business Limitation Into Section 2036: Toward a Regulatory Solution to FLP-Driven Transfer Tax Avoidance In recent decades, wealthy U.S. taxpayers have managed to avoid the federal gift and estate taxes by transferring their assets to family limited partnerships (FLPs) in exchange for ownership interests, thereby availing themselves of the valuation discounts the federal transfer tax system has traditionally accorded to equity in closely held businesses. This Note proposes a regulatory solution to FLP abuse modeled on the I.R.C. § 6166 "trade or business" limitation on estate tax deferral, a solution Treasury has authority to implement under § 2036. The Benefits of Unequal Protection The Defense of Marriage Act and a handful of federal tax provisions force individuals in same-sex marriages to pay higher taxes than their peers in opposite-sex marriages. Many employers have responded by paying bonuses to increase the pre-tax salaries of their employees in samesex marriages; as a result, all of their employees end up with the same take-home pay. This Note evaluates the legality of those bonuses. It argues that they are legal under existing law but that they probably would not be under certain legal regimes designed to protect LGBT employees from discrimination, such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and heightened equal protection scrutiny. Diagnostic Method Patents and Harms to Follow-On Innovation The Federal Circuit and Supreme Court have recently confronted a barrage of cases regarding the patent eligibility of broadly claimed diagnostic methods under § 101 of the Patent Act, but none of these cases has considered the preemptive harms to follow-on innovation posed by these patents. This Note draws upon FDA regulations, patent doctrine, and empirical research to argue that granting these kinds of broad claims to natural correlations creates unique harms to follow-on innovation, ones that do not occur with other types of patents, and to suggest ways in which this argument might contribute to existing scholarly debates and judicial rulings. Three Formulations of the Nexus Requirement in

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Reasonable Accommodations Law Federal disability law requires a reasonable accommodation to be logically connected to a plaintiff's disability, but the precise nature of this connection has been the source of some tension in the case law. This Note seeks to classify the various approaches that courts have brought to the so-called "nexus requirement," to examine the beliefs about disability that are implicit in these approaches, and to offer some ways in which courts might reconcile those beliefs with the realities of disability. Recent Cases Seventh Circuit Holds that the ADEA Does Not Preclude Section 1983 Equal Protection Claims Breaking with six of its sister courts, the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is not the exclusive means by which an employee seeks remedy in an age discrimination claim. That ruling correctly acknowledged the impact of a recent Supreme Court case on § 1983 doctrine, an alternative means for supplying remedy, and the other circuits ought to follow suit and reexamine their holdings. D.C. Circuit Holds that Rule Prohibiting Airlines From Displaying Taxes "Prominently" Does Not Violate the First Amendment Using a deferential standard of review, the D.C. Circuit recently found valid a Department of Transportation rule requiring airlines to state explicitly the total price of tickets without prominently displaying taxes in their advertisements. The ruling signaled a willingness to apply that standard of review not only to factual disclosures but also to restrictions that limit the size and appearance of advertisements. Second Circuit Holds that Transactions in Unlisted Securities are Domestic if Irrevocable Liability is Incurred or if Title Passes Within the United States In interpreting the Supreme Court's recent test for delimiting the extraterritorial reach of U.S. securities law, the Second Circuit held that transactions in unlisted securities are domestic if the parties incur irrevocable liability or transfer title within the United States. While the contextual nature of the Second Circuit's test will likely protect against the evasion of U.S. securities law, the test may also lead to arbitrary results given the Supreme Court's recent emphasis on transactional location. Eighth Circuit Applies Planned Parenthood v. Casey to South Dakota "Suicide Advisory" The Eighth Circuit recently upheld a provision in a South Dakota informed consent statute

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revising the disclosures physicians are required to make to patients contemplating abortion. In failing to perform a more robust First Amendment inquiry, the court ultimately construed the statute in a counterintuitive, if technically permissibly, way. D.C. Circuit Raises Prudential Standing Sua Sponte to Dismiss Regulatory Challenge on Jurisprudential Grounds On grounds of standing, a divided D.C. Circuit recently rejected a challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency grant of a partial waiver, although the agency had not made plaintiff’s standing an issue. In clarifying whether prudential standing is a mandatory jurisdictional question, the courts ought to adopt a separation of powers approach that assesses standing in light of the proper functioning of the three branches. Ninth Circuit Holds that Employees' Unauthorized Use of Accessible Information Did Not Violate CFAA The Ninth Circuit recently held that defendant employees at a California firm had not violated an anti-hacking statute by transmitting confidential information in violation of the company policy. The court did so by “multiplying” two canons of statutory interpretation – a sensible technique that merits further scholarship but, in this case, failed to achieve the majority’s goal. Recent Book Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel Martha Nussbaum's and Alison LaCroix's new law-andliterature anthology, Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel, successfully showcases diverse and compelling models of scholarship for aspiring practitioners and thus seems well poised to fulfill its aim of energizing debate. Nevertheless, by refusing to make a strong case for what value literature has for law, the work ultimately diminishes the force of its call to engage in law and literature.

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Neil Gillespie
From: To: Sent: Subject: "Harvard Law Review" <lawrev@law.harvard.edu> "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net> Wednesday, April 03, 2013 1:40 PM RE: 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013)

Hi Neil,   1. Unsigned works in the Review, usually Notes or Recent Cases, are student works. If you are wondering how to cite these pieces you will find the citation format on page 153 of the Bluebook under (b) Unsigned, student-written materials. 2. I think you should be able to find the journal Ethics in most university libraries. The journal is published by the University of Chicago Press.   Hope this helps!   Kind regards, Jennifer   Jennifer Heath Editorial & IT Coordinator Harvard Law Review 1511 Massachusetts Avenue Gannett House Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: 617-495-7889  

From: Neil Gillespie [mailto:neilgillespie@mfi.net] Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:15 AM To: webmaster@harvardlawreview.org Subject: 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013)

Hello, I have two questions about 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1392 (2013), Three Formulations of the Nexus Requirement in Reasonable Accommodations Law. 1. Who is the author? For some reason I cannot locate the author’s name in the article. 2. Where can I find the article shown at footnote 1, "For a philosophical and sociological exploration of the concept of disability, see N. Ann Davis, Invisible Disability, 116 ETHICS 153, 157–79 (2005)."? Thank you. Neil Gillespie

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