Saturday, May 29, 2010

MMF lawyer Murray Trachtenberg before judge and jury!

Good Day Readers:

Another interesting post by The Public Eye in his countdown to the June 10, 2010 Federation election.

Truth To Power (;

The Red Baron is correct when they say Plaintiffs in the Manitoba Metis Federation's taxpayer financed lawsuit against CyberSmokeSignals are concerned how David Chartrand's lawyer Conselor Trachtenberg (; will perform before a judge and jury. He will resonate as petty, childish, spiteful, nasty and a serial kvetcher (complainer) with a whinny high-pitched voice when he's losing. Too bad his political handlers don't realize it.

Clare L. Pieuk

May 28, 2010
T-Minus 13 Days and Counting: "The Good Counselor Trachtenberg" and "David Chartrand and His Board of Directors"

Red's back!
by Clare L. Pieuk
As originally posted on:
January 5, 2010

The Red Baron has left a new comment on your post, "Thank you Mr. Populi!"


LOL, I remember hearing about Trachtenberg's fights with Justice Menzies (Metis National Council versus Yvon Dumont April 2007 trial). With Trachtenberg as the lawyer you're smart to want a jury. The one thing they're worried about now is how he'll do in front of a jury. They remember how badly he p.....d off His Lordship.
Dear Mr./Ms Baron:

What a pleasant surprise! Last time we heard from you was December of 2008. Hope you're keeping well. We always appreciate your insightful, well-placed comments.

David Chartrand and his Plaintiffs have very good reason to be worried. Another incident we haven't talked about much, because of a publication ban, occurred recently at a Case Management Conference.

He started to get into it with the presiding Justice who to Myladyship's full credit calmly held her ground. It was over whether a notice should be sent to about 140 media outlets throughout Manitoba while the good Counselor Trachtenberg was arguing to have our "9-11" Affidavit sealed - a practice that is standard operating procedure in such circumstances. For a while it looked as though he was going to blow a head valve again.

When people don't immediately snap to attention and do what he wants when he wants he gets very angry and frustrated. You can see it coming. He face starts turning the colour of your plane and his voice becomes high pitched and whinny something for which people should be watching. A jury trial is the worst possible outcome for Murray Trachtenberg (; and his clients!

As a prominent Winnipeg lawyer said during the Yvon Dumont debacle of a trial, "My Learned Friend is far too robotic. As an attorney you have to be flexible and able to compromise." This lawsuit could and should have been resolved years ago - its been allowed to become a public relations nightmare. So why wasn't it? What the hell it's only taxpayer dollars? Billable hours?

Frankly, we're surprised David Chartrand and his Board of Directors didn't dump him long ago. With an undeclared election already underway, sure wouldn't want to be a Plaintiff running again. They will no longer be able to hide behind Mr. Trachtenberg's coattails.

Finally, the Plaintiffs have every right to be concerned about his performance before a jury - he will not project well. It will quickly see through his Publication Ban, attempt to seal an Affidavit and multiple Court Orders as trying to make an old sow's ear of a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) into an elegant silk purse and wonder, what are they hiding? Of what are they afraid?

Great to hear from you again, Red, keep up the great work!

Clare L. Pieuk


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