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The Long Cause: The Rubanowitz Decision

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Stay Tuned folks, the paperwork will be back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dad and his Lawyer- The Long Cause Prequal

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Update from the court: This was a case that was briefly taken in front of “The Rabbi and the Lack of Commitment.” I have long known of the old trick that if you want to stop or stymie a DIVORCE, file bankruptcy and it is 100% your right to this. HOWEVER, be warned as The Honorable Judge Thomas Trent Lewis lets this scoundrel’s lawyer know, Judge Lewis he too has options and lots of them. One of the best is called, are you ready, “Mistrial.” And again, along with the tons of other things Judge Lewis has is knowledge of “Bankruptcy Law” aka “Trickster Chapter I.” Oh and the special part that Judge lewis spoke of? He authored it….LMAO, too funny, I am rolling around on the floor! Now had the good judge not been “child centered” all of this might have slipped by. Be warned all you readers and haters out there, this guy (Judge Lewis) misses nothing! And to make this even clearer, how about this! “I am not going to let this kid wait 2 years” meaning dad in his attempt to screw mommy around was going to screw his child around too……well that was the jest of it. However, it is not going to happen quite as “Dad and his Lawyer” had planned. There is a big dark cloak standing over it and in that cloak is The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis.

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By John Nazarian
©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
May 115, 2015
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The Long Cause II: The Backwards Lawyer

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Again, we have none other than Mark V. Kaplan. You could drop Kaplan into a shark tank and he would pull a speargun out of his brief case and begin attacking! Walk Kaplan into a kitchen and we would pull a recipe out of a file for “meatloaf.” Seldom, if ever, will you catch Kaplan flat footed and wondering what to do. “I am over here” was one classic moment in court this day. Mark Vincent Kaplan will give you your money’s worth in great lawyering and he is actually very funny. Well, today is no different. Mark Kaplan, it appears, was brought in to help bail out what appears to be a case that has “jumped the track.” And BTW, wait till Tina, Ray and Mark want to be paid….I am predicting the money is going to be real funny. What is that old expression? “Wish in one hand and shit in the other and see what fills up first.”

Old school hecklers...

Old school hecklers…

Well The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis was on top of all before him, helping a very seasoned lawyer to ask his questions correctly. Assisting a litigant who was being very honest in her answers and was being “heckled” in the form of being cross examined for being a little too honest by opposing counsel. Judge Lewis was clarifying and moving the process on. One thing as I have said many times, litigants and their lawyers are going to be moving along in this court. Frankly, at times is seems like trying to fight the tide against itself. The difference here is that the elevators are nicer, the courtroom is classic Lewis, nice plants, nice crystal balls and just not as sterile as some courtrooms….cold and stale, not in Judge Lewis’s courtroom ever. Judge Lewis is looking a little more relaxed, this is tough too as to presiding over this crazy subject matter DIVORCE. The “relaxed” appearance maybe not having dozens and dozens of cases every day to have to adjudicate……did I mention that Judge Lewis had no problem moving that calendar along either?….this appears from where I am sitting more his style. That “gauntlet” is gone for now. This is uninterrupted judging for one of the best bench officers in the country!

Mommy told me to do it.....

Mommy told me to do it…..

What we have here today is a future Rabbi who was engaged to another woman and when his mother told him to dump the one he was with for the new one with money, he did! That scoundrel married for money and access and was pretty much a disgrace to his position in the “community.” Then out of no where, Kaplan starts on the journey of Rabbinical Court! We are talking about “Beth Din,” a “Get,” and The House of Judgement. For now, this is the House of Lewis and it will be The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis doing all the Judging, and you better “get” that! Something that has always fascinated me about Judge Lewis is his broad knowledge, sure the law is a given…why he is not at the State Supreme Court is a wonder. Today we watched the Honorable One begin discussing Rabbinical Court and as always, he knew his stuff. For people like me it is fascinating to hear and listen to. This is a court of law and if you pay attention you will walk out a little smarter then when you walked in. Almost like talking to me on numerous subjects, even embalming! Not a surprise at all, as many of these men and women who sit in judgement have varied educational backgrounds and broad knowledge of the world and those who stand before them. I guess that is were the “Honorable” comes into play.

can't tell if he's coming or going....

can’t tell if he’s coming or going….

Today, we sat and listened about “butter knives, kitchen knives” and of course “serrated knives.” Need a door opened to hell with a key or locksmith! Another classic Judge Lewis moment has always been his sense of hearing everything and paying close attention, remember I warned you earlier in this piece. Today was no exception as the Judge Lewis was making minor adjustments to those who are speaking before him. Seems like lawyers at times run out of steam. No worry, there is lots of water coming. “I am sorry you have it backwards,” was just another day for Judge Lewis as he corrected a seasoned lawyer standing in front of him after the lawyer spoke about an issue and was corrected! He had stated his entire point “backwards!”

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By John Nazarian
©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
May 14, 2015
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The Long Cause: Drooling Lawyers

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I have to be honest, the Stanley Mosk is not the same as it once was for the sake of being entertained. The days of The Honorable Donna Fields Goldstein, The Honorable Amy Pellman, The Honorable Scott M. Gordon, and the King of them all, The Most Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis are all gone! Oh, not gone like GONE! No, they moved on to their rewards after a punishing assignment known as DIVORCE court….. These highly talented bench officers moved on to Children’s Court, Civil Court, Criminal Courts and one, the King of Kings of DIVORCE is, you guessed it, still in DIVORCE court.

some have only two settings on their mouth, normal and annoying...

some have only two settings on their mouth, normal and annoying…

The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis has taken up residence at what is called “Long Cause.” This is where instead of clearing huge calendars every day, Judge Lewis now gets to sit and listen to, from start to finish, the misery of what is DIVORCE. Judge Lewis always gave his total attention to each case and if you think I am kidding, just try slip sliding away and see if his honor does not remind you what you said or what you put in your papers. This guy can be scary at times with his knowledge and a memory that can make you wish you had thought longer before opening your pie hole! Long cause is what this judge was meant for. He is clear, concise and moves the show along. Thus “long cause,” not to be mixed up with “lost cause.” Today I came by Judge Lewis’s courtroom as I often do for certain lawyers, to listen and see and, of course, learn a little something.

There goes the courtroom...

There goes the courtroom…

As I attempt to walk in quietly into the courtroom I see Lisa Helfend Meyer is cross examining someone in the “box.” And who do I see? “I am the walrus,” Tina S. Schuchman. She gives me that little smile (as in OH SHIT!) and then leans over almost spilling her Starbucks coffee to tell someone “John Nazarian is here”…..gets no where. Then she gets Mark Kaplan’s attention, to ask the court “Why is John Nazarian here?”….It is a goddamn open court, that is why I am there! Christ, forget about court security, get a collar and leash and tie Tina to the post by the door!

 

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Poor Tina really needs to tip the water bowl over and retire! Don’t get me wrong here, there are DIVORCE lawyers who frankly need to stop and spend some of their millions they have made before they take a dirt nap. Department 2 often looks like the “Jewish Home for the Aging.” It has gotten to the point that all that is missing is a big air conditioned bus to take this crew on a bingo parlor tour up towards Reno! Half of them are dozing in their nice suits and the other half are wondering why the toast looks like a hockey puck. Drooling, that too has become fashionable with some of these high end DIVORCE lawyers. I have heard that the L.A. County Fire and Rescue may station an ambulance at the court house on busy days. Tina BTW is a damn good lawyer, but age has all of us wanting to take a nap at 2:00 P.M.

 

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By John Nazarian
©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
May 13, 2015
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Update on Vladimir Potanin

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Getting you ass creamed in DIVORCE court is a total luck of the draw, as in what state you file in. Sure, who files first, where is your house, what drivers license from what state do you carry in your wallet…planning is important for people with money! “Till death do us part,” hmmmm not in these days. More like the “Plan B if Plan A does not work.” Certainly, some states are more friendly than others towards litigants, and that is one reason many athletes and rich folk like to get married in certain states and then keep an apartment there to legitimize the “marriage.” (just in case) Oh the DIVRCE games! Are we having fun?

He didn't need them anyway...

He didn’t need them anyway…

Well, Russia’s richest young man, Vladimir Potanin, is being hammered like a fine piece of hand made silver platter by none other than the former love of his life. Sound familiar? And it is all taking place in the wonderful country of Russia. Yes sireee, he is in DIVORCE court in Russia! His wife is really kicking him in the nuts, and about to make a run for the border with his big fat wallet. Natalya Potanina wants to hand control over much of what she is getting to the Russian government? Huh? Well, this might not be too big of a deal as it would appear one of Vlad’s best friends is another well known Vlad, none other than one of my heroes! Vladimir Putin! I have asked for and still waiting for several things and yes, one of those is an autograph photo or even maybe an interview over lunch! Yes, his best pal, the president of Russia. Check out her statement to TASS….LMAO, is this not one tricky trick! The issue is that Natalya does not need a dime in reality, it would appear that she just wants to screw with her husband’s empire and is basically being evil and vile. It would seem to be a very natural state of being for the former “Mrs.”

Something smells Crappie

Something smells Crappie

Vladimir Potanin is a very smart businessman and has built much of his success through hard work and a long family history and a very proud Russian. Potanin’s family had money from the day he was born and took his first breath. If anything, by merely marrying this man Natalya, as fishy as it sounds, had hit the Charlie Tuna lottery. With all the time Natalya spends in the United States she should maybe give some of that money to the good Ol’ U.S.A. In a statement to a magazine Natalya felt she was going to be left with “nothing.” LMAO, she is wealthy beyond any normal millionaire, her husband has been beyond generous to her and his children. However, her feeling of being left out in the cold is almost hilarious, it is from “her” perspective. Date of separation in this case, 2007. Well, maybe not 30 year marriage, 25? And how big a difference is that going to be? This would still be a great number in the United States.

Well, I would love to sit in Moscow’s Presnensky District Court. And would I be as entertained as I am here in the United States divorce courts? Not sure, Russian is of course a language spoken in my home. So, wondering would the Russian DIVORCE games be the same as the games in United States courts? I am thinking likely not, but there would be lies, of course, everyone lies in a DIVORCE case….. Russian, Chinese, Spanish, it is a common denominator.

Do the lawyers make millions on the DIVORCE like here in the U.S. in Russia? Do they have private investigators snooping around to glean some dirt? At this point I am not sure but I will keep everyone updated…..

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By John Nazarian
©Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
May 5, 2015
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Ex-Wife of Russia’s Richest Man Potanin Sues for Half His Fortune

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The jilted ex-wife of Russia’s richest man, Vladimir Potanin, is suing for half of his business empire, which includes mining giant Norilsk Nickel and conglomerate Interros, a news report said Wednesday.

But instead of planning to manage the shares in the mining company herself, Natalya Potanina wants to hand control of them over to the government.

“So that our conflict does not impact Norilsk Nickel, which is a strategic enterprise and one of Russia’s largest taxpayers and employers, I intend on placing the shares in [Norilsk Nickel] that are owed to me under the government’s control,” Potanina said in a statement, the TASS news agency reported.

Vladimir Potanin, aged 54, had a fortune of $14.8 billion as of Wednesday, making him — for the moment — Russia’s richest man, according to the Forbes news agency.

The Potanins divorced last year after 30 years of marriage. While Potanin claimed at the time that the two had not lived together since 2007, his former wife offered a very different version of events.

The divorce was “completely” unexpected for her, Potanina told GQ magazine in an interview, adding that her ex-husband proposed giving her “practically nothing” in the settlement.

Vladimir and Natalya

Vladimir and Natalya

And this she found unacceptable. “I believe that all property amassed in 30 years of marriage, including that which has been hidden in offshores, is family property,” Potanina said in the statement cited by TASS.

Now she is playing hardball. Potanina has filed a case in Moscow’s Presnensky District Court citing article 34 of Russia’s Family Code, which requires that all property accrued by two spouses during their marriage be divided equally in the event of their divorce, the RBC news agency reported, citing Potanina’s statement.

Potanin in an interview televised on Rossia-24 late last year admitted to touring the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg with “my wife” — in essence admitting to a second marriage. This remarriage has never officially been confirmed.

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©The Moscow Times
May 2, 2015

A Pit Bull, Cinderella and The Evil Queen & $1,500,000.00

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Pamela Anderson makes her deal and gets a cool $1,500,000.00 dollars. Sure it was easy, it is always easy to get the soon to be X to give you a cool one and a half million. Actually, it was anything but easy. There was games on top of games and there were the usual DIVORCE games. And when a “lady or a gentleman” places the trash at the curb? Leave it there! Otherwise you will have to bring in a Legal Pit Bull…..Fred Silberberg, Lawyer extraordinaire. This guy is world famous handling high profile DIVORCE cases. His success rate is actually very high, likely due to his tenacity and his knowledge of the law. And if you get to see him in a courtroom fighting the battle, you would clearly understand why that success!

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Peace and quiet…..

Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon have both learned lessons. Once it is over, it is OVER! Going back never works and nor does “marriage counseling.” As I have said many times before, it is nothing more than re-arranging the deck chairs on the TITANIC! Your going down and it can not be any simpler than that, and that goddam music is not going to ease the pain. There was the “repo” of one of the kids pick up trucks (A gift no more), there was the “I live in Nevada”….liar liar pants on fire. Why, you ask, do I feel this way? Oh pretty simple, there was evidence found that Mr. Salomon was building a very nice home in the Sunset Plaza area of Los Angeles. Nevada was nothing more than a “money thang.” And if you grab the map to the home of the stars, Sunset Plaza is very much a California thing!

Mr. Salomon was represented by one of the coolest, well dressed, gorgeous hair, youthful attorneys in the city, Alexandra Leichter! No, of course not, just “teasing.” Laura Wasser, Esq was Mr. Salomon’s lawyer. She is a very talented card player with a law degree. Allow me. If Cinderella and the Evil Queen could combine their talents and get through law school, this is Laura Wasser, Esquire. She is no ones fool and very charming. Her father is a lawyer too. Former good buddy of Anthony Pellicano………damn, I just can’t remember his name right now. Back to Laura Wasser. She is without question one of the more powerful names in the world of DIVORCE. Laura has a real presence and is not one to back away from a discussion, even when it appears that she is losing! Again, one of the big names in DIVORCE!

DOG has spoken!!

DOG has spoken!!

Pamela Anderson was no ones fool either. She found her own “Wasser Buster,” and his name is Fred Silberberg, Esq. Let me give you an example. I have several dogs, one happens to be a pit bull. When she sees a rabbit on my ranch, the chase is on! Relentless… brush, small trees, logs, tables, rattlers, rocks, people, whatever is in her way, she is going over or through. Fred Silberberg is without question a “Pit Bull Lawyer” and can share that very same title with Marty Singer. Marty has been known for his “Pit Bull” aggression in the course of what he does, lawyering! Silberberg is as bad or worse! I cannot tell you in the course of a month the amount of “Oh No, Silberberg is on the other side,” that I hear. For a lawyer like Silberberg, it is those comments that fuels his forward attack and never ever taking a road to retreat!

No question in anyone’s mind that it was Fred Silberberg’s relentless chase for the evidence, proof and facts for his client Pamela Anderson that kept Mr. Salomon on the run and not sleeping very well. Never knowing who was tracking him down and or when discovering facts like where Salomon was really living! Oh, no question Salomon gave Silberberg a run for his money! Dodging service, assistants, wrong turns and twists on narrow roads to the truth. Absolutely, but remember the “pit bull” attitude? Even the judge on this case was amused at how long this “chase” was going to continue. In this case, it was nothing but pure and relentless use of the law and utilizing any and all “tools” at Fred’s disposal, to get justice and what was right for his client. This is what this guy does. Fred is not one of the many DIVORCE lawyers who scrimp and save for there own pockets and never hire good help, often to their clients disadvantage. Fred Silberberg, lawyer, is going to use the law and all he can to get to the top of the mountain! That mountain, you ask, also known as your DIVORCE! Having a guide who is able to climb that mountain is almost impossible to find. Lots of loud mouth big buffoons, aka DIVORCE lawyer type, but competent? This is a very small list in Southern California when looking for a good DIVORCE lawyer, the “A-list” is known to me and my supporters. For many of you, it will be a climb and you may very well fall off the top and when you hit the bottom, you will be devastated and broke!

they even got the dog....

they even got the dog….

Fred Silberberg, lawyer, was the guy who brought Laura Wasser, Esq. and her client to the table and then raised that table above his head and smacked Rick Salomon and his lawyer over the head. It was in and around that time that the one and a half million bucks began to spill from Pamela Anderson’s former X’s pockets! Well, not exactly but you get the idea! Good job Fred Silberberg, Lawyer!

 
updated May 2, 2015 due to a tip.
 

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May 1, 2015
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