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LIVE reporting from Gloria Allred's Court Action in Canton MA
David S. Bernstein of The Phoenix Live blogging from court ^ | 10-24-2012 | David S. Bernstein

Posted on 10/24/2012 6:32:42 AM PDT by icwhatudo

Gloria Allred & client arrive in Canton MA

Client is Maureen Stemberg Sullivan, ex-wife of Staples founder Tom Stemberg.

Allred & Boston Globe are moving to remove gag order on Stemberg Sullivan, and release Mitt Romney testimony.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: allred; chicagomobvsprivacy; its4thechildren; obamasop; octobersurprise; romney
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Looks like the rumors were true, it has to do with the staples guy's divorce.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 6:32:49 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

Outside court Allred said she could only characterize the testimony as “related to Romney’s conduct and interaction w/ the Stembergs”


2 posted on 10/24/2012 6:33:44 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

Atty for Stemberg arguing that this hearing should be closed.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 6:34:19 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

This sounds like how Obama has “won” elections in the past.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 6:34:23 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: icwhatudo
I'm looking more forward to this seems its NOT the divorce papers: Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump All predictions re: my 12 o'clock release are totally incorrect. Stay tuned!
5 posted on 10/24/2012 6:35:12 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: icwhatudo

I KNEW when I woke up this morning I smelled a hint of desperation. Mind you I’m hundreds of miles from MA so it carried a long way.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 6:35:59 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: icwhatudo
"The full details of the case and the nature of the hearing could not be learned, but Robert Jones, an attorney at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, who is representing Romney in this matter told TIME in a statement, “This is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company. He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.”

http://thepage.time.com/2012/10/24/always-at-the-end/

7 posted on 10/24/2012 6:38:02 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: UKrepublican

About 40 people in courtroom, most flagrantly violating bailiff’s order to shut off cel phones and other electronic devices.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 6:38:11 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: UKrepublican

Trump should know better......but he’s got about 6-8 minutes before RUSH hits the airwaves. ;)


9 posted on 10/24/2012 6:38:32 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: icwhatudo

“please buy my book”


10 posted on 10/24/2012 6:38:44 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: icwhatudo
Gloria's stunt kinda has the feel of Geraldo at Al Capone's vault.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 6:39:01 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: icwhatudo

Gloria is vile disgusting pig.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 6:39:31 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: icwhatudo

He is armed; they are stupid


13 posted on 10/24/2012 6:40:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Blue Turtle

haha he might have planned it out nicely timing wise....fully expecting it to be a nothing story, but you never know....


14 posted on 10/24/2012 6:41:30 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: icwhatudo

Isn’t Maureen Stemberg a “contributor” to Huffington Post who has made many anti-Mormon and other senseless comments? I believe I saw that here yesterday. If that is the case, this is a ridiculous conflict of interest. At least we’re going to find out something about the character of this judge soon enough.

If Allred quickly gets her way today, we’re going to know what’s really going on here. She should have gone into court through a revolving door and come right back out the other side after being told to get lost. So why don’t I think that is what is going to happen?


15 posted on 10/24/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT by NewJerseyGOP
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To: icwhatudo

Who cares?
And it won’t make any difference anyway. People have set their minds and whatever happens won’t change a thing.

Allred is all done.................


16 posted on 10/24/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: icwhatudo

BFD, he testified in a divorce case.

Unless Romney testified that he was having an affair with the husband, it’s a big nothing.


17 posted on 10/24/2012 6:42:17 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: icwhatudo

This circus is precisely why most non-lawyers treat the entire legal profession with the same respect reserved for child molesters.


18 posted on 10/24/2012 6:43:09 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: icwhatudo

Digging up a 3rd party’s divorce, to look for comments on Romney. Classless

this is very likely to FAIL and wind up blowing back on Obama.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 6:45:44 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Brookhaven

“BFD, he testified in a divorce case.

Unless Romney testified that he was having an affair with the husband, it’s a big nothing.”


What if this woman lies and says that IS what happened? We can’t put or anything else past these people. She can lie and say anything she wants to say. That can hurt us with less than two weeks to go. These people will stop at nothing.


20 posted on 10/24/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT by NewJerseyGOP
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To: icwhatudo

Not going to work this time.


21 posted on 10/24/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SpaceBar

Well said!


22 posted on 10/24/2012 6:48:06 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Heff

You are being too kind to her.


23 posted on 10/24/2012 6:48:14 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama Lied, Stevens died.)
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To: icwhatudo

Yeah, Romney testified at the husband’s child custody hearing.
Big deal.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 6:49:09 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: icwhatudo

Just as I thought. Romney provided expert testimony on a business valuation. It happens in every single divorce case where one party is the sole or part owner of a closely held business. The wife certainly had her own expert also testifying on the same subject. Such testimony consists of balance sheets, pro-formas and past and anticipated earnings. Unless you are an accountant (or one of the parties) it’s the most boring stuff you can imagine. This is a nothingburger.


25 posted on 10/24/2012 6:49:12 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: icwhatudo

Oh Noes this is the End!

MSM spinning this should be rich.


26 posted on 10/24/2012 6:49:34 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: NewJerseyGOP

With most Americans either having gone through divorce themselves or KNEW someone who has, this too shall past.

These folks are simply desperate, KNOWING it is OVER for them.


27 posted on 10/24/2012 6:50:35 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: icwhatudo

What MSM hacks are covering this on the ground?


28 posted on 10/24/2012 6:50:53 AM PDT by maggief
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To: SpaceBar

That’s a BIG 10-4!

On a side note, hope FR gets the bugs out of the pipes before election night! Wondering if they are getting some leftwing DOS attacks.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 6:50:53 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: icwhatudo

Why is gloria wearing a mop on head?????????


30 posted on 10/24/2012 6:51:40 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: icwhatudo

Gloria Allred, the “Larry Flint” of the feminist movement.


31 posted on 10/24/2012 6:52:06 AM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: Lacey2
“This is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company. He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.”

The above quote from Romney's attorney bears repeating.

32 posted on 10/24/2012 6:53:48 AM PDT by ConservativeLawyer (After four years of Obama, this country could use some R & R.)
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To: icwhatudo

If she had not already, ole Gloria certainly has jumped the shark on this one.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 6:54:07 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: maggief

“What MSM hacks are covering this on the ground?”

Is Nancy Grace there so that she can report “Bombshell Tonight....”


34 posted on 10/24/2012 6:55:05 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: icwhatudo

I think the angle will be that the Staples guy was a real jerk, Romney helped the guy, therefore Romney is a real jerk.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 6:56:23 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: icwhatudo

You know, another thing that cracks me up here is that Gloria and this ex wife twit are going back to unseal divorce papers so they can try to speak to Mitt Romney’s character. So I guess now the whole country is supposed to sit and listen to this dirty laundry crap about two people we don’t care about and make snap judgments about Romney.

By doing this, it is a loud siren as to characters of Gloria Allred and this woman. Many of Gloria’s fellow attorneys hate her because she is a lowlife.

Today she is proving them correct in assessing her character.


36 posted on 10/24/2012 6:57:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: icwhatudo

Beware. Allred is scum but isnt stupid. I doubt she would waste her time if there wasnt something about this divorce that makes Romney look really bad. On the bright side it looks like new info on Obama’s lies on Libya should cancel out anything bad on Romney.


37 posted on 10/24/2012 6:57:12 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: Biggirl

“With most Americans either having gone through divorce themselves or KNEW someone who has, this too shall past.

These folks are simply desperate, KNOWING it is OVER for them.”


I agree with this in principle. I’m only saying we are dealing with absolutely horrible people here. Allred has something bigger in mind that what the sealed documents say. In my opinion it’s really about the gag order, and all of the “new information” Allred and her client can provide if it’s lifted. They can say absolutely anything. What difference does the truth mean to them?


38 posted on 10/24/2012 6:57:16 AM PDT by NewJerseyGOP
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To: blue-duncan

DU’ers think this a false flag thing, a plot by Romney to have the MSM cover it and it purposely backfire and further erode their credibility. Seriously this is even less than I thought, no wonder Glorida Alled was not out hyperventilating, its less than a non issue, no story, no legs and nothing to see here. This thread should be locked.


39 posted on 10/24/2012 6:57:29 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: icwhatudo
Little anecdote about Allred from a family member who is an Attorney defending one of several clients against Allred:

(This occurred when her stock was ascending)

During depositions, he revealed that their were some errors in the proceeding filings (I do not recall the details), which meant the claim would be thrown out on a technicality. Allred’s client would lose.

When this became obvious, Allred left the meeting, almost immediately, leaving an assistant to clean up the remains.

The substance of the clients claim was valid (as related to one of the named defendants), but the error made the case a loser. Allred bailed and left the women hanging.

40 posted on 10/24/2012 6:58:31 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama Lied, Stevens died.)
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To: icwhatudo
Mitt is so squeaky clean... maybe that's why the GOP elite chose him for this election, which everyone knew was going to be sleazy.

Still not a big Mitt fan (he'll be more RINO than GW Bush... so it's up to us to hammer Congress, and get the Senate), or of the GOP party leadership, but hopefully the kingmakers in the GOP made the right call this time around.

41 posted on 10/24/2012 6:59:02 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: pnz1

Does this woman own any other color jacket?


42 posted on 10/24/2012 7:00:46 AM PDT by damper99
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To: icwhatudo

Will some reporter PLEASE ask her if she is headed to Chicago to represent the mother of Donald Young, force the Chicago PD to release phone records relating to the murder, and reopen the yet unsolved murder of her son? After all, Gloria represents women crying out for help.


43 posted on 10/24/2012 7:00:55 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Remember, this was before Staples went public and the Romney camp is saying his testimony covers the value of Staples. My guess is she will claim Romney undervalued the company in his testimony and her client walked off with thousands while her husband walked off with millions. Just my personal speculation of where she is going with this.


44 posted on 10/24/2012 7:00:55 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: icwhatudo

The Boston Globe was told that the testimony has far more than merely “valuing a business”. They heard that Romney backs Sternberg’s character, in the face of accusations of spousal battery by the ex-wife. She clearly told Allred this, or else Gloria would not have made the trip to Boston. The romney folks should not be so quick to not object. They should simply stay out of it, and let Mr. Sternberg’s lawyers strenuously object, as they are.


45 posted on 10/24/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by montag813
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To: FlipWilson

Make no mistake.
Gloria is there for Gloria and no other reason.


46 posted on 10/24/2012 7:02:51 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: X-spurt

Yeah.

It’s called Denial of Server attacks...


47 posted on 10/24/2012 7:03:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: montag813
David S. Bernstein ‏@dbernstein Judge mentions that the transcripts (from 1994) have been destroyed by the courts, might not exist any more.
48 posted on 10/24/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: NewJerseyGOP
What if this woman lies and says that IS what happened?

Then she and Aldred will be sued into utter devestation. They will need to sell body parts to eat a lunch.

49 posted on 10/24/2012 7:05:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: montag813

The romney folks should not be so quick to not object. They should simply stay out of it, and let Mr. Sternberg’s lawyers strenuously object, as they are.


This is ultimately NOT going to be about the documents. It’s going to be about the gag order. It’s going to be about allowing this woman to run to Oprah to tell “the rest of her story”, and about the Romney campaign having to deal with whatever lies she presents as new information. She will be able to say anything she wants, and there are plenty of stupid people who will believe her.


50 posted on 10/24/2012 7:06:22 AM PDT by NewJerseyGOP
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