Discussion: Judge Slaps Avenatti's Firm With $10M Judgment In Bankruptcy Dispute

Demonstrating severe irony impairment, someone from TeamTrump will surely point out you shouldn’t trust someone that’s ever been involved in a multi-million dollar bankruptcy.


Avenatti is one savvy dude, but perhaps he’s getting a bit too much exposure?


Just ONE bankruptcy? What a slacker!

And I think it would be hilarious if, to prove he didn’t default on his taxes, Avenatti made his tax returns public, just to shove it up the asses of the LA Times and Donald Trump.




The alacrity of the DoJ in moving on whatever tax problems Avenatti may have is worth examining. Really, there ought be a log we can examine in all such cases.

Not to say the fellow has no tax liabilities, or that there is not a case for enforcement. But this particular person, at this time?

Ask folks such as Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Tax problems come in right behind sexual peccadilloes or transgressions as efficient means to distract or neutralize opponents.


I’m thinking Stormy Daniels has not been very well served by her (apparent) inability to select lawyers who will place her best interests above their own.

It was somewhat (perhaps too) easy to cheer for Avenatti at first … but lately, it’s hard not to feel like the rumor that this guy may be paired with Anthony Scaramucci in a new TV is probably because they are cut from the same cloth.


Avenatti is getting the Clinton treatment.

I will wait for the conviction before I make any judgments.


Live by the suit, die by the suit. As long as it’s not a cheap suit.


OT - CNN reporting that Cohen’s “business partner” has made a deal with Mueller.


Meanwhile, what was it that Cohen saying about the truth coming out?


I doubt he was referring to this truth.

A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has quietly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Under the agreement, the partner, Evgeny A. Freidman, a Russian immigrant who is known as the Taxi King, will avoid jail time, and will assist government prosecutors in state or federal investigations, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Chalk up another guilty plea. heehee.


Others have already noted elsewhere that it is no coincidence that this bogus story made the news today, just after an online spat between Avenatti and a former partner. I imagine details will emerge exonerating Avenatti from this claim and story. He appears totally calm and reasonable in his responses, unlikely in a guilty person. But, a court and judge did make a judgement, apparently. These days, it’s hard to tell who is telling the truth. But, I trust Avenatti.


When the made for TV movie gets made. Avenatti will be a sub plot. But I’m more interested in how the meeting where Donny Jr. claims he didn’t remember the guy wearing the pink outfit, is portrayed.

You’d figure that Trump Jr. would remember Akhmetshin considering he was dressed in a highly inappropriate and overly casual pink outfit. Another meeting attendee, Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze, a businessman from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, described the outfit in great detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Culler blind?


Avenatti and the Mooch? Yes, they’re both Italian!

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Rudy, too. Oh, those Italians!

Avenatti’s going to be a bit distracted for a while.


He was just on with Ari Melber. He was definitely not distracted.


That’s what the press is saying. Most of the time the reality isn’t what the press is saying. The media bias is not what Trump says. It is, instead, being primitive and shallow. And that’s the case here. “Oh judge slaps Avenatti!” Hurrah!

Stormy Daniels stands NO chance in the courts. Not because she doesn’t have a case (which she did and didn’t in some stages), but because her lawsuit will last 10 years against someone like Trump. She will go bankrupt long before she gets any judgement. She’s an aging porn star, mind you.

I’m not a lawyer, but, damn it, Avenatti’s strategy is rather obvious to anyone with a half a brain. He’s pressuring for submission from a politician not a billionaire because he can’t win against the billionaire and might win with the politician.

And Avenatti has won very difficult cases in his career. Look up his record. This is not some ill advised choice. He’s already established and famous in his profession where he has some big wins against big odds. That is why she chose him.

And he took on the president of the US. That’s some guts. As we watched, he didn’t have a case couple of times. And managed to turn things around. This is not about his fame. This is about winning and he’s the right guy for it. He’s the ultimate advocate. That’s how they look. Nothing to do with being moral.

I don’t know how much of that bankruptcy case squeeze is by political action (it may be that), but bankruptcies are complicated and often enough these types of issues erupt.

The weaker side of the bankruptcy procedure is always the side that wants their money back. And that’s Avenatti’s partner here. It’s possible that the old law-firm wants to restructure payments because they found the $3 mil payment too high. If they couldn’t pay $3, come on, they won’t pay $10! So the judge can slap and slap. What are they going to do? Take Avenatti’s furniture? The point being, if his partner wants something - he needs to go back to the drawing board. I think that’s the game here.

Without any additional information - of which the press seems not aware - that is all we can say at present. And that’s far from headlines.