Four lawyers were squeezed around a table at a crowded Dunkin' Donuts near Nova Southeastern University's campus last year when strange happenings began to occur.
They'd met to conduct depositions at -- yes, apparently -- a Dunkin' Donuts, and one of the attorneys, a dark-haired lawyer named Richard Celler, was wearing a T-shirt and shorts to "gain a psychological advantage," according to court records.
Celler, a labor attorney for Morgan & Morgan -- "for the people" -- then took out a piece of paper.
And shit got wild.
He drew a picture of a dick and showed it to his associate, a blond-haired 30-something named Stacey Shulman. She allegedly "laughed quite a few times" after Celler compared the drawing to opposing counsel, who were defending Aventura Limousine & Transportation Services Inc. in a class-action case.
"This is typical Richard [Celler]," Shulman told the mystified attorneys, records show. "This is what he does at these sort of things."
Celler, who boasted of a "27-0" record and "taunted" the other attorneys, also apparently plays a lot of Angry Bird while conducting depositions at Dunkin' Donuts.
"He admitted it aloud and was bragging that he had just beaten somebody in Minnesota at the game during the deposition," affirmed attorney Scott Tinkler, who was on the case.
And, because this is Broward County, after a U.S. District Judge booted both Schulman and Celler off the case, Schulman seemingly decided there was only one possible course of action.
The 36-year-old hasn't filed for a county judge's seat yet, but told Broward Beat over the weekend she's planning to announce her candidacy for the next open slot before the end of the summer. She also told the political blogger she won't run against an incumbent.
Which means, keep your pads of paper at the ready, Broward attorneys. Because if you're up against some intractable force before her bench, draw a penis. And show it 'round.
That seems to work wonders on this one.
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