Remember that time when the now-former, and always-fraudulent, “Commissioner” Frantz Pierre sued the City of North Miami Beach on the grounds of discrimination, and claimed that the Defendant caused him severe emotional distress and impotence? (Yeah, we’re still giggling about that.)
Despite his lawyer’s failed attempts (not just once, but twice!) to delay the trial due to his “quadruple bypass major heart surgery,” United States District Judge Frederico A. Moreno issued a Scheduling Order Setting Trial, which was supposed to commence on Monday, January 22, 2018.
Well, put that popcorn away. The trial was over before it even began.
In a last ditch effort to stall the trial, on December 29, 2017, Frantzie’s lawyer, Gregory D. Curtis, filed a Motion to File Under Seal, asking the Court:
One week later on Friday, January 5, 2018, Mr. Curtis filed a Status Motion, in which he made several “offers,” including that he believes “all issues in this case has been or will be resolved.”
The lawyer also probably believed he’d be paid for his services by his client.
Good luck with that.
The hapless Mr. Curtis apparently had no idea that Frantz Pierre, like the devil himself, is a pathological liar.
Then again, as author Suzy Kassem so astutely opined, “The devil would be powerless if he couldn’t entice people to do his work.”
Mr. Curtis also promised the Court that a “Stipulation of Settlement will be filed with the court as soon as it becomes available.”
He also again referred to his client’s “quadruple bypass major heart surgery,” claiming that Frantzie “has been rendered incapacitated for some time now.” The Motion then states, “Pursuant to Plaintiff’s wife we are hereby respectfully requesting an additional 60 days to conclude this case.”
Finally, the lawyer’s Status Motion offered to remind the Court that he is still waiting for an order on the sealing of the letter from his client’s doctor.
By then, the Honorable Frederico A. Moreno had enough of Frantzie’s Stupid Lawyer Tricks. The very next business day on Monday, January 8, 2018, the Judge refused his request.
On that same day, as ordered by the Court, Mr. Curtis had no choice but to submit his client’s Medical Letter.
Poor L’il Frantzie P had finally run out of options. He had to face the fact that his frivolous lawsuit against the Defendants, City of North Miami Beach, City Attorney Jose Smith and former Deputy City Manager Mac Serda, was completely without merit. Rather than sit through a humiliating two week trial only to be laughed out of the courthouse, Frantz Pierre chose to drop his lawsuit.
On January 16, 2018, the Honorable Frederico A. Moreno entered a Final Order of Dismissal and Order Denying All Pending Motions as Moot.
Nothing like getting bitch slapped out of U.S. District Court!
The Judge gave him six months.
We’re not holding our breath.
We also hope Mr. Curtis doesn’t hold his breath waiting to get paid.
Judge Moreno’s rejection of Frantzie’s lawsuit was totally awesome.
NMB’s ejection of Frantzie from the dais the very next day was indescribably delicious!
Apparently, Karma is an even bigger bitch than he ever imagined.
Maybe stealing $2,500.00 from a church wasn’t such a good idea after all, eh, Frantzie?
Rumor has it that Frantz is telling every person who still listens to him … like, all three of them … that he can’t be removed from office because he’s sick. He’s claiming it’s a violation of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) laws.
Unfortunately for Frantzie, he’s wrong.
Maybe this so-called “educator” should have educated himself on HIPAA laws before spewing more lies to the public.
According to the National Institute of Heath, “The primary purpose of the HIPAA rules is to protect health care coverage for individuals who lose or change their jobs.“
They don’t protect people from losing their jobs.
Especially when they refuse to show up for work.
And as for Judge Moreno’s order denying Frantzie’s motion to seal his “Medical Letter,” the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services deemed that a “HIPAA-covered health care provider or health plan may share your protected health information if it has a court order.”
Frantz Pierre claimed HIPAA protection to keep his lawsuit going.
Now he’s using the same tactic to try to keep his seat on the dais.
He will fail again.