It was reported in the New Haven Register today that the old goat was slapped with sanctions by the Federal judge in the child rape case. I had reported this last week. It took the New Haven Register a week to read my blog, rewrite my article, post it on their web site, print it in their paper, and not give me any credit. Talk about chutzpah! At least the New Haven rag reported this information, unlike the New Haven Independent, which hasn’t reported on the old goat in a long time.
The Register spoke with Attorney Ward about the recent sanctions imposed against the old goat. Attorney Ward told the Rag: “We owe some discovery in this case, but some of the requests were quite voluminous.” What about the request that the old goat answer questions about whether he had forced himself on children? Is this a voluminous request? It just requires a simple yes or no answer. The goat can grunt once for yes and twice for no.
Today the attorney for Mirlis filed an affidavit where he is seeking $5,525.00 in attorneys fees because he had to file motions against the old goat. He also attached an email that he sent to Attorney Ward requesting that Ward contact him to discuss the sanctions. Attorney Ward ignored the email from Mirlis’ attorney, and refused to contact him. The New Haven Rag will probably report about this two weeks from now.
The Register also reported that Sarah Greer was being hauled into the case as Mirlis was seeking to take her deposition. Ward told the Rag that Mirlis wanted to harass and embarrass Sarah Greer. Ward told the Rag that Sarah would be appearing at the deposition but she would not answer any questions involving “privacy” or “intimacy” between her and the old goat.
What could possibly be more embarrassing than being married to this disgusting goat for the last 45 years? What could be more embarrassing than being intimate with this pedophile goat for the last 45 years? And what could be more embarrassing than staying married to this degenerate after he got sued for raping children?
Ward told the Rag that he will be appearing at the deposition with Sarah Greer. This raises the question of whether there is a conflict of interest if Ward represents the old goat, Sarah Greer personally, Sarah Greer as corporate officer, and the non-profit organizations that are getting sued.
Rule 1.13 of the Professional Rules of Conduct for Connecticut attorneys states that a lawyer may have a conflict of interest if the “lawyer for an organization knows that an officer, employee or other person associated with the organization is engaged in action, intends to act or refuses to act in a matter related to the representation that is a violation of a legal obligation to the organization, or a violation of law that reasonably might be imputed to the organization, and that is likely to result in substantial injury to the organization…”
Ward indicated that Greer was going to assert his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination and not answer questions about whether he had sex with children. If Greer told Ward that he molested children, Ward cannot continue to represent the non-profit organizations. Greer’s actions could be imputed to the non-profits. If the non-profits had a lawyer other than Ward, that lawyer would sue Greer on behalf of the non-profits for indemnification for any judgment rendered against the non-profits.
Sarah Greer may be exposed to civil or criminal liability at her deposition. She could be charged with perjury if it is proven she knew about rapes committed by the old goat, and then lied about it in her deposition. She could be civilly sued for negligence or as an aider and abetter, or co-conspirator. Her statements, as a corporate officer, could be used against the non-profit entities. Attorney Ward is not going to disclose these risks to her, as his primary goal is to protect the goat. He could care less about the interests of Sarah Greer or the interests of the non-profit organizations.