Did a Federal Judge Just Say That? The One Thing Every Litigant Must Do at Hearings..

Federal court rules and laws require that judges make an official record of every public hearing. The judge can schedule a court reporter to make a record, or they can have the switch on the court’s recording equipment.

Judge Edward M. Chen, a federal district court judge in the Northern District of California demonstrated very real bias during a hearing in 2017. Chen’s bias came through loud and clear when he made a statement captured on an iPhone.

Judges don’t always want a record of what goes down in federal court.

The incident of bias occurred on July 29, 2017, when Judge Chen was presiding over a routine case management conference in the lawsuit Paul Somers v. Digital Realty & Ellen Jacobs. Plaintiff, Paul Somers, appeared in court without representation because his lawyers at Outten & Golden had mysteriously quit after a single phone call with the defendants’ lawyers. Outten & Golden withdrew their representation despite an upcoming appeal in the Ninth Circuit and despite holding a large chunk of Mr. Somers money as a retainer. Somers was not on contingency, he was paying his lawyers hourly. The reasons for withdrawing made no sense.

Chubb and Digital Realty didn’t stop at tampering with Somers lawyers, they also induced Judge Chen to help them end the case without having to go to trial. Judge Chen’s statements below are part of a growing stack of evidence proving he engaged in case fixing. to help the Jewish orga controlled corporations avoid paying damages.

Chen was obligated at that point to step down but failed to do so. This example is one of many actions that prove Chen was not acting fairly or impartially. For those who do not know, a motion for summary judgment is a chance for your opponent to get a judge to rule on a case without having to go to a jury trial.

This is what Judge Edward M. Chen said to Brian T. Ashe, the lawyer for Digital Realty/Chubb at the hearing. It is highly improper for a judge to coach a defendant to end a lawsuit:

“I mean the first opportunity is often a motion to dismiss under Rule 12, but we’re beyond that at this point so normally we reserve that and once I reset the schedule, um ah, hopefully at that point  you’ll move for summary judgment…”

Judge Edward M. Chen, July 29, 2017.

He tries to correct himself but it was too late:

“um ah, hopefully at that point  you’ll move for summary judgment…it sounds like you’re going to move for summary judgment and that will probably happen as a series of motions at that point.

Judge Edward M. Chen, July 29, 2017.

Judge Chen’s slip of tongue required that he immediately withdraw from the case. Instead he continued to preside over the lawsuit. When a judge presides over a case in which he is biased, it is said that he’s acting without jurisdiction. This means that during the final 2 1/2 years of the case he had as much of a right to act as a judge as your pet gold fish. In legal speak, Judge Chen lacked jurisdiction over the case over the case due to his bias revealed when he stated to the defendants, “hopefully at that point  you’ll move for summary judgment…”

Because Judge Chen did not step down, it appears that he has joined sides with Digital Realty and Chubb. There is other damning evidence against Judge Chen that points to this same conclusion.

It’s unthinkable that a judge is at ease engaging in criminal activity to help billion dollar companies. Unfortunately Chen, like a number of judges, follows he money at the expense of honest hard working people.

Lesson learned: Switch on your phone to capture everything said, legal or not.

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  1. Marcoangelost77 EDITI’ve heard about this guy. He owns half the real estate in the Bay Area. Figures.LikeREPLY

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