Thursday, October 19, 2006

NorCo Judges Must Think They're Special

Consider this. Let's say you move out of your apartment in April, but refuse to return the keys. Let's say you also walked out in the middle of a lease. And finally, after you walk out, you ignore your former landlord every time he asks either for rent money or his keys.

What do you think would happen when the landlord took you to court? Do you think the judge would have any sympathy with your decision to break your lease?

Pay up, bippy, and return those damn keys!

Northampton County judges must think they're above the law. They're special. Judges Freedberg and Moran walked out on their five year lease in April to move into plush new quarters that have cost us at least $45 million. Not only have they refused to return their keys, but they've ignored the landlord's demands for past rent. Their Chief Butler, Jim Onembo, whines the landlord's insistence on payment is not very "civic minded."

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."


LSTresidentPIA said...

Stoffa adressed this issue by saying that the county might contiue to use this as office space. I don't know who made this deal, but we the tax payers are getting screwed again. This is the stuff that is going to make stoffa look bad.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It makes Sroffa look bad but is not his doing. The lease was negotiated by Reibman even though Reibman knew the courthouse expansion would make a long-term lease unnecessary. And I'm sure judges didn't consult with Stoffa before they marched off to their new digs. They're like that.

LSTresidentPIA said...

The goings on of the county scare me more and more everyday.

Anonymous said...

you sure reibman negotiated the leases, and not the judges?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Good point. Reibman signed off, but the lease was undoubtedlt "negotiated" by the judges.