From my reading of dockets, it appears Uber Defense Attorney Ben Kuehne can't dump the judge Rosa Rodriguez who struck down the $155 million verdict he secured from a jury in favor of his client Principal Katherine Murphy. But of course I can't read dockets very well, I just saw Rosa Rodriguez's Judge number still on the case, which might or might not be over. I don't understand appeals. Lat thing on the docket was a motion for relief from judgement on 11/06/2013. There were 3 motions to disqualify the judge. Doesn't look like they went anywhere.
I hope Murphy prevails in this case if it is on appeal but it is not looking good, it might even be over. I think it is a miscarriage of justice. I wrote extensively about this case even including testimony. Read my Dumb Shit post.
Video August 13, 2013 - try if on cell phone
Is it over for her? I talked to one of the first City Commissioners in Aventura and he went to Katherine Fernandez Rundle about the City Manager Eric Soroka years ago (the Defendant in the case) and he said Rundle did nothing.
There was an inquiry on this judge in 2012.
Is this Judge any good? I also found this about the Judge:
The Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) found Judge Rodriguez guilty of misconduct during her campaign for judicial office in 1998 for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. The misconduct related to Rosa’s conduct involving a $200,000 loan made to her campaign.
The actual source of the $200,000 was Rosa’s boyfriend, attorney Gabriel Bach. However, in an effort to conceal this truth, Rosa falsely claimed in official reports to the Division of Elections that she and/or her brother Hugo was the source of the loan.
Rosa also filed false election reports by lying that she had repaid herself over $100,000 for a non loan when in fact she paid her boyfriend Gabriel $80,000. Later on she filed a report entitled: “Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interests” wherein she intentionally lied that she owed her boyfriend an additional $120,000 on the prior loan.
There can be no doubt that Rosa is a congenital liar and deceiver. In fact, it is apparent that she was willing to do anything in order to supplant her significant snout in the public trough. Apparently, no respectable law firm in the Miami area was about to offer this loser a well paying job.
As a consequence of her misconduct, the enablers for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Florida Supreme Court punished Rosa by gifting her with a complimentary reprimand and a 4-month suspension from the bench.
As we speak (May 2012) Rosa the Deceiver continues to sit as a Circuit Court Judge in the criminal division in Miami. Isn’t it nice to know that there’s yet another criminal sitting as a judge on the criminal court in Miami?
In my opinion the judge can't dump the whole case. She could have ordered a new trial but the guy did something wrong to another human being and he is still getting away with his bad behavior and getting raises by the laziest of city commissioners on earth who would just want him to do everything for them. ARE YOU LISTENING ENBAR COHEN (A big disappointment). That is clearly wrong for the Commissioners to allow bad behavior so they can rest on their laurels. Someone needs to step in against Soroka. Rundle are you still breathing?