Thompson v. The Florida Bar

Filing 276

Plaintiff's MOTION for Order to Show Cause by John B. Thompson. (Thompson, John)

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Thompson v. The Florida Bar Doc. 276 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JOHN B. THOMPSON, Plaintiff, v. THE FLORIDA BAR and DAVA J. TUNIS, Defendants. PLAINTIFF'S Case No. 07-21256 (Judge Adalberto Jordan) VERIFIED MOTION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE COMES NOW plaintiff, John B. Thompson, hereinafter Thompson, as an attorney on his own behalf, and hereby moves the court for the entry of an order to show cause, stating: Record counsel for defendants have asserted to this court, while standing before it, that The Florida Bar has not filed bar complaints against Thompson as the originating complainant. This is very consequential, in two regards: The fact that The Bar has indeed done that cuts the legs off The Bar's argument that it simply processes complaints filed by others and has no choice but to do so. This has a direct bearing, as the court knows, on the crucial issue of abstention as it relates to the bad faith of The Bar. Thompson has letters from The Bar's Orlando prosecutor, Sheila Tuma, stating that The Bar is the originating complainant in matters pertaining to Norm Kent and Blank Rome. Defendants' counsel have been told this, and yet they still refuse to correct the record as to their demonstrably false statements to this court in this regard. This failure is 1 violative of numerous Bar Rules. These are the same people that seek discipline of Thompson for telling the truth! Secondly, this knowing misrepresentation by defendants' counsel shows the mendacity of opposing counsel to say and do anything to try to secure abstention from this court. Either this court enters a show cause order as to this attorney misconduct by defendants' counsel and refers the matter to the court's favored Ad Hoc Committee, or the court's continuing nonfeasance in this regard will be further proof of its bias and its discrimination on behalf of The Bar and at the expense of plaintiff's rights. To date, this court in the person of Adalberto Jose Jordan has been told of this misconduct by counsel, of their failure to remedy same, and thus of their ongoing misconduct before this court. I solemnly swear, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing statement of facts is true, correct, and complete, so help me God. I HEREBY CERTIFY that this has been served upon record counsel this 27th day of October, 2007, electronically. /s/ JOHN B. THOMPSON, Plaintiff Attorney, Florida Bar #231665 1172 South Dixie Hwy., Suite 111 Coral Gables, Florida 33146 Phone: 305-666-4366 2

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