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SlRKIN, PlNALES & SCHWARTZ LLP

ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS AT LAW
H. LOUIS SlRKIN

OF COUNSEL

MARTIN S. PlNALES

JOHN GERARD PATTEN*

920 FOURTH & RACE TOWER
105 WEST FOURTH STREET

CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202-2726

HOWARD M. SCHWARTZ
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TELECOPIER (513) 721-0876

JOHN P. FELDMEIER

TELEPHONE (513) 721-4876

JENNIFER M. KINSLEY
CANDACEC.CROUSE
SCOTT R.NAZZARINE

February 7, 2006

Philip Heimlich
10173 Sleepy Ridge Dr.
Loveland, Ohio 45140

Re:

Commissioner Philip Heimlich
Hamilton County Offices
138 East Court Street, Room 603
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Peter Heimlich

Dear Phil:
I am writing on behalf of my client, Peter Heimlich, to request that you immediately cease
and desist from making false and defamatory statements about his mental health.
It has come to our attention that you have been telling reporters, political acquaintances, and
friends that Peter is "crazy," "mentally unstable," and the like. Not only are these statements entirely
untrue, they are also per se damaging to Peter's reputation. In addition, the statements also falsely
ascribe a stigmatic mental condition to Peter in an attempt to discredit him.
On behalf of Peter, I request that you immediately stop making any references to Peter's
mental health and stability, particularly given that you have no basis whatsoever by which to attack
his psychological functioning. In addition, I demand that you provide an immediate letter of
apology, including a retraction of your previous statements, to Peter via my office on or before
February 24, 2006. Your failure to do so may result in further legal action.
Should you wish to discuss this matter further, either you or your attorney can contact me in
writing. I look forward to your prompt response.
Very truly yours,
SlRKIN PlNALES & SCHWARTZ LLP
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H. Louis Sirkin
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