Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17 2013 Protest in front of Senator Marco Rubio's Office Against Judge William Thomas Nomination

Rev. Carl Johnson's 93rd Street Community Baptist Church called a protest in front of Senator Marco Rubio's office insisting the Senator turn in the "blue slip" for Miami Circuit Court Judge William Thomas to ascend to the Federal Court level.  They did not expect any opposition.  We caught them totally by surprise.

While we started to assemble on the sidewalk in front of Senator Rubio's South West Dade office at 8669 NW 36th Street, Doral, Florida, we encountered shocking reaction from this so-called Christian Community Church.  We were yelled racial obscenities by this group and were pushed into the on-coming traffic - just until the Doral Police showed up to stop them and separate them from us....so these are the type of people that support Judge William Thomas???  Doesn't this tell you the entire picture of what you can expect from this judge???
Marco Rubio, Rev. Carl Johnson, South Beach Classics,Pastor Carl Johnson, Judge William Thomas, Green East, Ted Vernon, Robin Vernon, Stephen Bittel, Miami
(Above photo depicts Francis "Dave" Ragoo from Rev. Carl Johnson's 93rd Street Community Baptist Church yelling racial slurs at our protestors.  Mr. Ragoo was telling our protestor that he would "pay him more money than whatever he got for him to walk away and put the sign down". )

We are a group of diverse individuals.  In our group, there are Hispanics, Whites and African Americans.  The Hispanics in our group were yelled "Go back to Cuba!".  An elderly woman outright stated that "nothing could be done to her because she was elderly" consistantly hurled her body against one of our female protesters in the absolute intent to have her pushed into the on-coming traffic and run over by an automobile.  Our African American protestors were told that "they should be ashamed they were black and not supporting a black judge".  This protest was not about race, color, creed, religion, or sexual affiliation. It is about the basic human rights and land ownership rights that were taken from us. 

Marco Rubio,Pastor Carl Johnson, Rev. Carl Johnson, South Beach Classics, Judge William Thomas, Green East, Ted Vernon, Robin Vernon, Stephen Bittel, Miami
(One of our protestors harrassed and cajoled by Rev. Carl Johnson's Baptist Church members.  They were yelling racial slurs at us.)

Is this what Rev. Carl Johnson preaches his followers to do? Is this a peaceful protest by a Christian group?Why does Rev. Johnson stir hatred and riot-like behavior in his congregation?  They bullied us to no end.

Marco Rubio, Pastor Carl Johnson, Rev. Carl Johnson, South Beach Classics, Judge William Thomas, Green East, Ted Vernon, Robin Vernon, Stephen Bittel, Miami
(Rev. Carl Johnson's protester Faye Davis jumps in front of our group to show her sign)

We will always protest Judge William Thomas's nomination to the Federal Court.  It is the right of every American to assemble.  Judge Thomas ignored a Supreme Court Order allowing South Beach Classics to use the existing easement.  South Beach Classic paid taxes on the property including the easement.  Judge Thomas saw fit to give full right of the easement to Green East - a wealthy real estate development group where Stephen Bittel is a member - the full easement. Stephen Bittel is a large contributor to the Democratic Party - a big wig in Washington Politics often appearing in photos seated next to President Obama. 

In essence, Judge Thomas landlocked the business and fined it to get its cars out of the building. We are a small business that is protesting to regain our right to our property.   How many other small business owners have suffered at the hands of Judges with agendas to further their career?  We're here to help those whose voices have not been heard or cannot call to protest like we have.  This is America - not a communist country where we have no rights.
#Business, #Miami Business, #USA Business Owners #Judge William Thomas

Friday, November 1, 2013

Ted Vernon Specialty Autos and the 40th Annual Daytona Turkey Run

Ted Vernon is a one of a kind personality who's keen eye is highly valued in the Automobile Industry. Mr. Vernon's specialty is the niche market of Antique, Classic and Muscle cars. His enterprise, Ted Vernon Specialty Autos has been in existence for over 30 years as a world renowned specialty automobile dealership in Miami, Florida.

Besides his incredible expertise in the Specialty Automobile market, Mr. Vernon is a legend in his own time. Ted Vernon's career spans into a successful movie actor, film producer and professional prizefighter. He currently stars with his beautiful wife Robin as the principal in his own realty cable TV series “South Beach Classics” currently shown on the Velocity Channel. On his realty show, Mr. Vernon imparts some well heeled experience in the Classic, Antique, Muscle and Specialty car industry providing insider secrets exclusively acquired by him. “South Beach Classics” is full of comical banter and entertainment.

The Daytona Turkey Run is the biggest classic car show of the year, which is why Ted Vernon included it in his first season of “South Beach Classics”. As the caravan of beautiful classic cars heads up north to Daytona Beach, Ted Vernon will be leading the pack to the 40th Annual Daytona Turkey Run.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Incredible, but true...thanks to Judge William Thomas - YOU TOO can have your business and livlihood ruined if a Real Estate Developer (with deep pockets is a large contributor and a huge influencer of the Democratic Party) wants your easement/right of access!!

Just remember that your JOB can be taken away by a Judge who rules in favor of a Real Estate Developer!  

This can happen to YOU!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NJDC Vice-Chair Stephen Bittel’s Nomination Speech for DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

NJDC Vice-Chair Stephen Bittel’s Nomination Speech for DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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On May 4, 2011 Democratic National Committee (DNC) At-Large member and National Jewish Democratic Council Vice-Chair of Development Stephen Bittel delivered one of the nominating speeches on behalf of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who was confirmed as the new chair of the DNC. 
Good afternoon, I’m Stephen Bittel, a DNC Member from the great State of Florida. Today, I have the honor and privilege of batting cleanup. You’ve heard from three of our distinguished DNC colleagues about why Debbie will make a fantastic DNC Chair and I want to support what everyone has said.
In my many years playing baseball, I always dreamed of batting cleanup - the problem was I could not really hit. Well, President Barack Obama really got a hit when he asked Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to serve as Chair of our Democratic National Committee.  In fact, I think he knocked it right out of the park.
I can say this with confidence because I know this woman - I have seen her passion, her commitment, her tireless work. I have gotten her phone calls, her texts, and her emails at all hours of the day and night. This is a person who never stops thinking, never stops dreaming, and never stops working to move our country forward. 
So all of us in South Florida are more than willing to share our Congresswoman with you, because we could not imagine a more outstanding, or qualified person to help re-elect President Obama and move America forward. I think we can all imagine a stronger country-a country with the best education system, the most robust economy, the most opportunity, innovation and growth - and  I think we can all agree that Debbie Wasserman Schultz will help President Obama get us there.
And let me tell you how I know she’ll do a great job: One evening a few years ago, my wife and I were out with Debbie and her husband Steve at a sporting event, and I asked her how she felt about being known wherever she went in her district, and people always asking her for help with one thing or another. She didn’t hesitate to respond that she loved it and that it was her job. She said she wanted to help every single person who needed her help-in fact, that is why she sought her seat in Congress and that’s why she’s so good at her job. And that’s the same thing that is going to make her outstanding at this job.  She genuinely cares, and because she cares, she will apply herself 1000% to the goal of strengthening our party.
Now, some of you might wonder: how does she do it all? Well, if there is a superwoman-her name is Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She is smart, bold, strong, energetic and she knows how to WIN and she can leap all building in a single bound! Debbie also can count one thousand percent on the support of every member of her family- who are here today.  
But, what I think is truly inspiring about Debbie is that she is a clear illustration of the idea that in this country, if we apply ourselves-if we out prepare, out organize and over deliver - everything is possible. No matter where you come from, or where your parents or grandparents came from. No matter your religious beliefs, or your sexual preference. Regardless of the color of your skin, or your gender - you can reach for your dreams.  
As DNC Chair, Debbie will work hard to make sure that our party and President protects that dream for all Americans. Debbie is ready.  She is eager and dedicated to fighting for our rights and for our future, and she will not quit.
We have a lot of work to do in the next 18 months. We have a lot of elections to win-from mayors, to state legislators, Governors, Members of Congress, Senators, and yes, President Obama. The road ahead is long and at times it will seem steep. But you can count on my friend, your friend, our friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz to have our backs, to have the President’s back, to encourage us, to lead us, and to reinvigorate us.   
I’d like to end with this thought:  we are Democrats, and what keeps us working together day after day is an overriding passion to make our communities, our states, our country and the world better for each living person. Our work together makes a difference.
In my faith’s tradition, every Jewish child is taught of their obligation for Tikkun Olam - the need to personally work to heal the world.  I take this teaching very seriously and I know that Debbie is personally committed to this principle as well. It is that internal burning need that drives Debbie to help us to secure for ourselves and our children and grandchildren every opportunity we can dream of.  
Well, this is my only chance to bat clean up and now it is time for me to do my job and get this election going.
President Obama got it so right when he asked Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to accept the enormous responsibility to Chair the DNC and help lead us to victory in 2012.  In now officially placing her name in nomination as our DNC Chair—-ohh does that sound good——I ask you to join me in making our vote unanimous for my friend, your friend, our friend, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Article in Politico that CLEARLY STATES that Stephen Bittel, founder of Terranova Corp is Chairman of PAC, a major generator of campaign cash for House Democrats

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz leaves the U.S. Capitol in Washington while speaking with a reporter. | John Shinkle/POLITICO
Wasserman Schultz’s arrangement reveals a division in Democratic circles. | John Shinkle/POLITICOClose
As chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz follows President Barack Obama’s fundraising rules, so she doesn’t accept federal lobbyist and political action committee campaign contributions.
But her old leadership PAC, Democrats Win Seats, isn’t turning K Street away.

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The PAC, a major generator of campaign cash for House Democrats, is holding an inside-the-Beltway fundraiser later this month co-hosted by nearly a half-dozen lobbyists — the kind of event the White House rule is meant to curb.
And though Wasserman Schultz stepped down as chairwoman of the PAC earlier this year, some ties remain. Stephen Bittel, a longtime Democratic supporter, who spoke on behalf of Wasserman Schultz’s candidacy to lead the DNC, has taken over as chairman. Her father, Lawrence Wasserman, is still listed as the group’s treasurer on Federal Election Commission reports. And the political action committee continues to use her initials — DWS — to raise money.
Wasserman Schultz’s spokesman, Jonathan Beeton, wrote in an email that the Florida lawmaker has not had “any involvement with the PAC since becoming DNC chair.” Beeton also wrote that DWS PAC is looking for a new treasurer to replace Lawrence Wasserman.
Wasserman Schultz’s arrangement is perfectly legal but reveals a division in Democratic circles: Obama and the DNC might turn down K Street cash, but their fellow Democrats in Congress go right ahead and take it.
And there’s good reason. Reelection committees and leadership PACs are largely funded by corporate and lobbyist contributions.
For example, Wasserman Schultz has received about $3.8 million in donations from political action committees since entering the House in 2005 — just over half of all the money her campaign has taken in. And lobbyists have contributed about $223,000 to her campaigns, according to OpenSecrets.org. Her DWS PAC has received about $870,000 from PACs since 2006, FEC records show.
In May, DWS PAC raised $102,000 from corporate PACs and lobbying groups like the Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of America, Pfizer, National Venture Capital Association and the New Democrat Coalition PAC. Nearly $80,000 of those contributions came on or before May 4, when Wasserman Schultz officially terminated her involvement with the PAC.
Since then, DWS PAC has been largely dormant — raising just $2,000 in August, from Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America.
But rather than shutter the PAC completely, Miami-based developer Bittel, who has long supported Wasserman Schultz, is now acting as chairman of the committee, according to Beeton.
In addition to serving as chairman and founder of real estate firm Terranova Corp. and president of Petroleum Realty Investment Partners, a venture firm investing in gas stations and convenience stores, he has been an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee since 2009.

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Bittel did not respond to several requests for comment. However, he has long been a big Democratic donor and a booster organizing fundraising. Bittel has contributed nearly $165,000 to Democratic candidates, lawmakers and party committees, according to FEC records.
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He has also put his political weight behind her. In his role as DNC at-large member and National Jewish Democratic Council vice chairman of development, Bittel delivered one of the nominating speeches on behalf of Wasserman Schultz, saying “I have seen her passion, her commitment, her tireless work. I have gotten her phone calls, her texts and her emails at all hours of the day and night.”
According to Beeton, Bittel is “a supporter of the congresswoman and knew that the PAC would be dissolved when she became chair and offered to take it over.”
The website, which listed Wasserman Schultz as honorary chairwoman and featured a photo of the Florida lawmaker, now opens to a contribution link.
Now, under Bittel’s direction, several Wasserman Schultz allies are stepping up to keep DWS PAC on the fundraising map.
“We love Debbie, and we understand why she had to walk away from this PAC,” Democratic lobbyist John Michael Gonzalez said. “People forget that a lot of us are former Democratic staffers, and we know how important it is that our members and candidates get the resources they need.”
Gonzalez is one of several lobbyists listed as co-hosts of an Oct. 25 fundraiser

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An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami Dade County, Judge William Thomas - DENIED. March 31, 2010

Florida Action Films, Inc. v Green East No. 2 Ltd., 29 So. 3d 471 (2010)
35 Fla. L Weekly D748

29 So. 3d 471 (Mem)
District Court of Appeal of Florida, 
Third District.

FLORIDA ACTION FILMS, INC., Ted Vernon Specialty Automobiles, 
Inc., Ted Vernon and Estate Marketing, Inc., Appellants, 
GREEN EAST #2, LTD., Appellants, 

No. 3D09-944. /  March 31, 2010. /  Rehearing
and Rehearing En Banc Denied March 31, 2010.

An Appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami Dade County, William Thomas, Judge.

Attorneys and Law Firms

*472 Alan K. Marcus, for appellants.

Shutts & Bowen and Stephen B. Gillman, Miami; Shutts & Bowen and Suzanne Youmans Labrit, Tampa, for appellee. 




Wells, Judge. 

The appellees have filed motions for clarification and rehearing in connection with the opinion issued by this Court on December 2, 2009.  We deny the motion for rehearing, but grant clarification, withdraw our previous opinion, and substitute this corrected opinion in its stead.  

Florida Action Films, Inc., Ted Vernon Specialty Automobiles, Inc., Ted Vernon, and Estate Marketing, Inc. appeal from a Final Judgment interpreting and enforcing an easement in a 1935 deed.  We agree with the trial court that the express easement is unambiguous and accords only an easement of ingress and egress extending only from the northern border of the parcel conveyed in 1935 to 79th Street on the south.  We also agree that no easement by way of necessity over Appellee, Green East #2 Ltd.'s property has been proved to exist. 1 - Lastly, we agree that the court below properly enjoined the Appellants herein from the ir admittedly continuing trespass on Green East's property.  See Autozone Stores, Inc. v. Northeast Plaza Venture, LLC, 934 So. 2d DCA 2006 (confirming that an injunction is an appropriate remedy for a continous or repeated trespass); Overstreet v. Lamb, 128 So 2d 897, 900 (Fla. 1st DCA 1961) (recognizing injunctive relief as an appropriate remedy for "a continuing trespass on land"). 

     1. The evidence was that Florida Action Films, Inc. and Estate Marketing, Inc. own two separate parcels of landlocked property that are adjacent to Green East's property.  In the lower proceedings, the trial court found taht Estate Marketing, Inc.'s property was entitled to an easement by way of necessity over Green East's property and the parties thereafter stipulated to the route of the easement at trial, subject to future modification upon changged circumstances.  That easement is not a subjectof this appeal and this determination. 

Accordingly, the order on appeal is, in all respects, affirmed.  

Parallel Citations

35 Fla. L. Weekly D748

Proof that prior to 1936 a PRIVATE STREET existed on the property. This was IGNORED by Judge Thomas!

Proof that prior to 1936 a PRIVATE STREET existed on the property owned by Ted and Robin Vernon. The Street was named Annabel Watson Street.  This street was and had been OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for more than 20 years!  All this was written in a court order dated May 23rd, 1957.  This evidence was presented to Judge William Thomas who decided it didn't have any importance to the matter!

Accompanying this order is a  survey of the property created by the Biscayne Engineering Company on November 7, 1956.  The survey includes a sketch of the property that shows the street.

Exhibit 1 - 1957 Court Ordered Right of Way / Easement to Property

Monday, October 28, 2013

Letter to Senator Marco regarding opposition to Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge William Lewis Thomas

September 5, 2013

Senator Marco Rubio

Attn: Leonard Collins, General Counsel
317 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Rubio,

We applaud you for standing up to ensure that we in Florida have the best Federal Judges we can. We adamantly oppose Judge William Lewis Thomas (“Judge Thomas”) for any position as a South Florida Federal District Court Judge for several reasons. Our analysis, reasoning, observations, and decision are not based upon the color of his skin, his heritage, his religious background, his sexual preferences or his political affiliations. We do not discriminate. Simply put Judge Thomas is not Federal District Court Judge material for the reasons that follow.

First, merely looking at Judge Thomas’ Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees shows that Judge Thomas is not qualified. Judge Thomas is not published, has never written a judicial opinion, and has only been a Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge since November of 2004. Most of his tenure was in the criminal division with only three years on the civil bench. There are far more qualified individuals for the position than Judge Thomas, including the two other submissions to President Obama.

Second, Judge Thomas is well known for “shooting from the hip” and is harmful as a result causing the citizens that have been before him in civil cases to wonder about our judicial system. He prejudges cases then ensures that his pick wins rather than showing neutrality. He does not follow court precedent of superior courts, court rules, or statutes when ruling. Judge Thomas simply ignores them and dispenses what we call Thomas’ law. Judge Thomas shows ineptness and an inability to act as an impartial jurist while presiding over civil cases. We have no experience with him in criminal cases other than we know he has been overturned by an appellate court multiple times.

Third, Judges should be neutral and impartial in all respects. Judge Thomas is not. He shows political favor when he deems it necessary to further his career. We know as we were in a case where this occurred as we explain below. We believe that Judge Thomas’ appointment was politically motivated rather than the appointment of the most qualified candidate, which we explain further. We believe it was a favor for a favor appointment.

We were involved in a case before Judge Thomas styled Green East #2, LTD. v. Florida Action Films, Inc., et al. The case number is 06-1613 CA 2 pending in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. Judge Thomas presided over the case the whole time he was assigned to the general civil division.

We own three companies. Two of the companies simply own the property that we ran our third company on. Since 1979, we have run a mom and pop company on one or both of the properties. We run and own currently a company called Ted Vernon Specialty Automobiles, Inc. (“TVSA”). TVSA sells classical cars and ran its business on the two properties owned by our other companies. For 32 years, we have run one company or another on the properties including TVSA since 1990 and never had a problem with access and always had the same point of entry and access since day one.

Adjacent to our properties is a large shopping center owned by Green East #2, LTD. (“Green East”). Part of Green East’s property is a roadway that separates the properties. Pursuant to two deeds, one from 1935 and the other from 1939, we have the right, our successors and predecessors have and will always have the right to use this private roadway to access our properties and businesses. Further, in 1957 two judges (Judges Giblin and Crawford) entered Final Orders and two mandatory injunctions precluding the then owners and its successors (Green East) from blocking the roadway and access to our property. We have attached those two orders to this letter as Exhibits 1 and 2. Both orders were appealed. One to Florida’s Supreme Court and the other to Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals. Both appeals were dismissed without opinion and still stand. They have never been extinguished by any means giving us the absolute right to access our properties.
These orders were not allowed by Judge Thomas to come into our case as evidence as our right to an easement to access or property. Why? Keep reading-

In 2004, Green East made plans to demolish its shopping center in order to build multiple high-rise buildings at an estimated cost of $400 million dollars, plans were submitted including the property in which we sat and operated daily. According to renderings and plans we obtained Green East needed the roadway and our companies’ properties in order to carry out its plans. Thus, our problems began.

Green East initially, in 2006, filed a two-count complaint which counts were trespass damages (Count I) and injunctive relief for trespass (Count II) claiming that we were trespassers on limited portions of its property.(The Giblin and Crawford order) In 2007, Green East filed an amended complaint with four counts, which were Count I (Breach of Lease), Count II (Tenant Removal), Count III (Trespass Damages), and Count IV (Injunctive Relief). Green East was pleading in the alternative and was now claiming there was a valid lease, which based on its own Amended Complaint showed it was time barred by laches and the statute of limitations, and that did not contain two witness’ signatures of Green East, and was not signed by Green East or any of its General Partners. The lease expired in 1994 and was between a company that was owned by us but was properly dissolved through the state of Florida in 1990 and had paid off the lease. Nobody signed a personal guarantee for the lease. Green East claimed we were holdover tenants on property that was vacated in 1990 and we supplied the court with Green East’s Interdepartmental letters trying to rent us this same vacant parking area in 1996 as well as satellite photos showing same. Green East had pled three different coexistent but inconsistent remedies for the same alleged wrongs. One in equity for injunctive relief claiming no adequate remedy at law and two inconsistent remedies at law which were for trespass damages or in the alternative for lease damages.

Ultimately, on March 10, 2009, Judge Thomas new to the general civil division (he was there approximately one month) entered a final judgment in the case finding injunctive relief was the appropriate remedy over the other two remedies which final judgment was appealed to the Third District Court of Appeal and was affirmed with written opinion. See Florida Action Films, Inc. v. Green East No. 2, Ltd., 29 So.3d 471 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010). We have attached the opinion to this letter as Exhibit 3.The Third DCA found the judgment to be a final judgment.

Even though a FINAL JUDGMENT had been entered, Judge Thomas now insisted to proceed with the case on the other two alternative remedies, which were for trespass damages and breach of lease, which makes no sense to us at all. Who in the world could possibly even believe you could be a trespasser who is entitled to injunctive relief and at the same time be a lessor during the same time period, based upon the same parties, on the same property related to the same occurrences? Basically you cannot be a trespasser and at the same time be a renter, during the same time period on the same properties based upon the same occurrences. Judge Thomas believes you can be which shows his ineptness. To us he lacks a basic understanding of the law in civil cases. (Thomas is ignoring the Giblin order, Crawford order and deeds, how can we trespass when we have every right to access our property)

Ultimately, Judge Thomas after the appeal and affirmance enters a second final judgment in the case and now awards Green East lease damages and at the same time trespass damages for the same time period, based upon the same parties, on the same property related to the same occurrences. If we were found to be holdover tenants and charged for rents, how can we then be trespassers and charged two times for the same alleged wrongs? The second final judgment is attached as Exhibit 10. How could this possibly be? This is what we call Thomas’ law. These matters are currently pending before Florida’s Supreme Court. It is our understanding that once a final judgment has been entered in a case and an appellate court affirms the judgment that a court loses jurisdiction over the matter other than to enforce the judgment. A court cannot enter a second final judgment, which contradicts the first final judgment or can they? Judge Thomas believes you can. We repeatedly object to this to no avail. Multiple times, we argued the election of remedies doctrine to a deaf ear.

Now back to why this was done and why we believe Judge Thomas’ appointment was a favor for favor appointment. Terranova Corp. (“Terranova”), is owned by Stephen Bittel who is well connected to President Obama and is invited frequently to Washington were he has met with the President. One such meeting was a dinner with the President and German Chancellor Merkel with other dignitaries. Attached as Exhibit 4 is a list of the invitees and Mr. Bittel is on the list. We have highlighted his name. We have been collecting pictures of Mr. Bittel with the President and members of his administration and have these pictures with commentary.

Further, Mr. Bittel is a large contributor to the Democratic Party and was instrumental in helping President Obama become reelected to a second term. Mr. Bittel is very close to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who is the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. It is reported that Mr. Bittel and Rep. Wasserman frequently text, call or email each other day and night. We have attached as Exhibits 5 and 6 two articles, which more fully explain the aforementioned relationship. We have highlighted certain portions of them.

Mr. Bittel’s company Terranova manages Green East’s property. Further, Mr. Bittel is also one of the partners of Green East and stood to make substantial sums of money if the development were to occur. Mr. Bittel ran the litigation for Green East not as an attorney but as management and a partner related to our case. He frequently attended all critical hearings to make his presence known.

Throughout the proceedings, we received one after another inept rulings from Judge Thomas who continually ignored court precedent of superior courts, court rules or statutes. We are documenting them in case you may need them including the motions and transcripts related to them. However, we will explain to you one such ruling related to Mr. Bittel.

Mr. Bittel was to act as Green East’s expert at the second trial including for the computation of trespass damages. When we received the expert disclosures, our expert realized that Mr. Bittel had computed trespass damages on a gross rent basis contrary to Florida Supreme Court and Third DCA precedent. See Kester v. Bostwick, 153 Fla. 437, 445-446 (Fla. 1943) (“Net rents and profits have reference to a fair rental value less the cost of rental and collection”) and Grossman v. Sea Air Towers, Ltd., 1986 Fla. App. LEXIS 9007 at *7 (Fla. 3d DCA 1986) (“Instead such damages are computed by subtracting from rental income, which is lost as a direct result of the defendant's tortious conduct, all operating expenses which are ordinarily incurred in producing that income.”). We have attached to this letter both opinions as Exhibits 7 and 8, which we have highlighted. There is no contrary authority we can find in this state.

After multiple hearings on this issue, Judge Thomas made one of his Thomas law rulings finding that expenses should not be taken into consideration when computing trespass damages. Attached, as Exhibit 9 is Judge Thomas’ order. In other words, they had to be computed on a gross basis as Mr. Bittel had done. This was done after we presented multiple times to Judge Thomas the two above-mentioned cases related to trespass damages. In addition, over our objections, Judge Thomas allowed Mr. Bittel to testify that Green East was also entitled to trespass damages on the easement area’s that Judge Giblin, Judge Crawford and Judge Thomas had ruled that we have the right to use for ingress and egress. Mr. Bittel testified at his deposition that Green East was entitled to charge a toll for the use of the roadway to access our properties. Judge Thomas agreed. There is no law that supports this. It is again Thomas law.

Further, throughout the proceedings when Green East wanted a special set hearing it was able to obtain one immediately. When we say immediately, we mean with in one to three days. On the other hand, when we requested a special set hearing we were never able to obtain one. All requests and dates are documented. We believe this shows Judge Thomas’ propensity for bias in a case.

Because of the above and Judge Thomas refusing to enforce the mandate from Third DCA, his final judgment or Judge Giblin and Judge Crawford’s final judgments we had to vacate the property we hold title to. In this regards Judge Thomas turned a blind eye to orders from a higher court and allowed Green East to block any access to our properties we rightfully had by deeds and court orders. We had no choice but to move TVSA to another location. We have spent over $1,500,000.00 defending our property and our Constitutional rights and now have a judicially landlocked commercial property in Miami. Worse we and our invitees are under an injunction and are deemed as trespassing and are fined for this each and every time. We shut our doors to a thriving family business due to Judge Thomas’ biased rulings. The entire World can access the roadway but the one who has Higher court’s ruling is fined, burdened with an injunction and my property devalued because one Judge rules in favor of the politically connected opponent.

We believe strongly that Judge Thomas’ appointment was a favor for a favor appointment as already mentioned. Judge Thomas throughout the proceedings was bending over backwards for Mr. Bittel and Green East to accommodate their every wish. For this obvious, documented, favoritism, we believe that in turn Mr. Bittel has helped Judge Thomas first to be select as one of the three judges to be presented to you and Senator Nelson. We believe that Mr. Bittel is instrumental in swaying President Obama to choose Judge Thomas as his selection either directly or indirectly through his contacts.

We are committed to taking whatever actions are necessary including testifying before congress or the judicial committee as necessary to ensure that Judge Thomas does not become a federal judge. Our expert is also willing to testify. We are committed to providing you with whatever information you may need in this regard.

We appreciate and thank you for your consideration and time.

Best Regards,

Robin Ziel

Senator Marco Rubio, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Judicial Qualifications Commission: Do not allow Judge William Thomas to ever serve in any Florida Court under any circumstances!

Judge William Thomas is a disgrace to the Judicial System.  He does not have the competency to judge at the Federal District Court level.  Experience and conscience judgement does!

1) On Judge Thomas's civil courtroom behavior:

Judge William Thomas has purposely landlocked property owners from their own commercial property in Miami. The ruling is in favor of (of course) a wealthy developer who heavily contributes to the Democratic Party! Ted and Robin Vernon own the land at 471 NE 79th St, Miami, Florida. The easement that was provided on the deed of the land purchased by Ted Vernon was on the left side of the property. It was an appropriate easement to conduct business for over 30 years. Ted Vernon Specialty Autos provided jobs to quite a few of Miami Dade's citizens in that area.  Because Judge Thomas decided to rule in favor of Green East without a valid reason superseding an existing ruling that took place in 1957, the business lost profits, people lost their jobs and the business had to undergo the costs of acquiring and moving to another location.  Doesn't that make us wonder how powerful Green East is and why on earth would Judge Thomas render a decision like that? That's because he sided with the largest contributor to the Democratic Party in South Florida. Stephen Bittel, one of the stockholders of the land owner was the principal owner of Terranova Corporation, who also managed the property.(http://miamicorruption101.blogspot.com/2013/07/landlocked-in-miami-florida-because-of.html)

2) Two Examples of Judge Thomas Criminal Court Rulings:

10 years after Joel Lebron and his buddies brutally gang-raped 18 year old Ana Maria Angel in 2002, Judge William Thomas openly WEPT as he pronounced the death sentence for Joel Lebron! He made Ana Maria Angel's mother WAIT 10 long suffering years (and originally threw out the confession of Lebron and another suspect, Jesus Roman) before finally giving the death sentence in this heinous crime! (http://anamariaangel.blogspot.com/)

Michele Traverso left a Coconut grove bar drunk out of his mind, drove on the Rickenbacker Causeway and killed Aaron Cohen, a cyclist peddling along the Rickenbacker Causeway. Judge William Thomas could have sentenced Traverso to as many as 35 years in prison - yet only sentenced him to 364 days in jail!! (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/michele-traverso-sentence-aaron-cohen-rickenbacker_n_2488367.html)

Senator Rubio, please continue to represent your electorates by refusing to advance Judge William Thomas!  Judge Thomas favors the attorneys who want his advancement!

In closing, and to be emphasized, my friends, associates, affiliates, property owners, business owners, citizens of the United States, we have a judge here in Miami who has judicially landlocked my property.  The law of the land today is on file with the city of Miami courthouse.  In 1956, my predecessors fought and won the same battle in court with the Biscayne Plaza.  They won.  They actually got an injunction against the Biscayne Plaza.  How is it that 30 years later, how I and the entire world has accessed my property - I have to close the front door? I am put out of business! That's what you have when you have a judge that is incompetent and/or ruling on the other side!

Let's address this my fellow petitioners before Rubio is forced to issue a blue slip for Judge Thomas!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Why is Marco Rubio stalling the confirmation of Judge William Thomas (with good reason)?

Senator Marco Rubio is a brilliant man who sees through facades.  One clear facade he's seeing through is that of Circuit Judge William Thomas.  Judge Thomas has carried on with his one sided vision since day one of his judgeship. 

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed outrage at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday for stalling Senate approval of two black judicial nominees that he had previously endorsed.
Rubio and fellow Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) recommended Brian Davis and William Thomas last year to President Barack Obama to fill vacancies on two U.S. district courts in Florida. But the nominations have since stalled in the Senate because Rubio won't provide a "blue slip" to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a customary step that signals a senator's consent to proceed with nominees from his or her state. Without a blue slip, the committee chairman won't bring up a nominee.
Davis' nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has now been pending for 505 days. Thomas' nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has been pending for 236 days. Both vacancies come at a time when the federal district court system is backlogged, struggling with a 10 percent judicial vacancy rate.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) said he has known Thomas since he was a child and can't figure out why Rubio isn't letting his nomination through. Both nominees have cleared Florida's Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, which vets nominees and makes recommendations to senators representing the state. Read our blog and Ana Maria Angel's blog (http://anamariaangel.blogspot.com/) and know why William Thomas should never practice law. 
"I know this much: William Thomas was here before Marco Rubio's family came here," Hastings fumed during a press conference with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, or CBC. "It would seem to me that Marco Rubio could pick up the telephone and call me and ask me a little bit more about William Thomas if he needs to know something more about him."
So we tell Hastings to read our blog and see the blog for Ana Maria Angel and tell us how much more we all need to know about William Thomas and his rulings?
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) told The Huffington Post she's been trying to talk to Rubio directly, but can't get in touch with him.
"We're friends. We have been for a long time. I don't know what it is," Wilson said of Rubio. "So I say to you, Marco, 'We're depending on you. We're depending on you today. Why now? What is the holdup?'" Marco make the right decision - do not allow Judge Thomas to go to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Listen to the citizens of Miami Dade!

Landlocked in Miami, Florida because of Judge Thomas, Judge Mary Barzee, Judge Linda Ann Wells, 3rd District Court of Appeal, Linda Ann Wells Chf Judge, Frank A Shephard, Richard J. Suarez, Angel A. Cortinez

It is the right of every United States citizen to have access to their land.  This is the case in almost every state and county in the United States with the exception of Miami Dade County.  Miami Dade has a liberal one-sided judge in their courts.  Judge Thomas has sided with Green East and Allen Greenwald to remove an easement that has been in existence since 1935, in essence land-locking the business.  Of course this affected the business greatly creating yet another business closure.   An easement is considered as a property right in itself at common law and is still treated as a type of property in most jurisdictions - with the exception of Miami Dade County and Judge Thomas.  

Since 1978, Ted Vernon Specialty Autos was a thriving business located on  471 NE 79th St, Miami, Florida.  The easement that was provided on the deed of the land purchased by Ted Vernon was on the left side of the property. It was an appropriate easement to conduct business for over 30 years.  Ted Vernon Specialty Autos provided jobs to quite a few of Miami Dade's citizens in that area.  Because Judge Thomas decided to rule in favor of Green East without a valid reason superseding an existing ruling that took place in 1935, the business lost profits, people lost their jobs and the business had to undergo the costs of acquiring and moving to another location.  Doesn't that make us wonder how powerful Green East is and why on earth would Judge Thomas render a decision like that? That's because he sided with the largest contributor to the Democratic Party in South Florida. Stephen Bittel is one of the stockholders of the land owner (Green East) was the principal owner of Terranova Corporation, who also managed the property.

Steven Bittel,  owner of the Terranova Corporation (http://www.terranovacorp.com/), contributed loads of money to the Democratic Party in Florida (http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/stephen-bittel.asp?cycle=12).  Judge William Thomas is a democratic judge (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/william-thomas-first-gay-black-man-judge_n_2141660.html).  Anyone see a connection here?

Does Miami Dade actually need to have fewer jobs available to our citizens because of Judge Thomas's wrong doing and illegal rulings? 

This issue affects every single citizen in the United States.  We have the right to enter our land and utilize it as necessary.  Why should another business close because of Miami Dade's corruption?  Judge Thomas gave the full right of easement to the development company.   

Circuit Judge William Thomas has shown on numerous occasions blatant disregard for the rights of Miami Dade citizens, as well as City of Miami citizens, business owners of Miami Dade County and landowners of Miami Dade County. Take the case of Ana Maria Angel, who was brutally raped and killed in South Beach. Her boyfriend was stabbed.  Judge Thomas threw out the case of the alleged triggermen, because he didn't feel the Miranda rights were read right (http://anamariaangel.blogspot.com/). 

If you have been wronged by Circuit Judge William Thomas we want to hear from you. We, the Citzens of Miami Dade County deserve justice and respect.