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Dec  23,  2011
By maryann
'Twas The Night Before Christmas, Legal Version WHEREAS, on or about the night before Christmas, there did occur at a certain  residence (hereinafter known as "the House") a general lack of  stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to, a mouse. A variety of foot apparel, i.e. stockings, we're hung by the chimney with care in said House, in the hope and/or belief that St. Nick a/k/a/  St. Nicholas a/k/a/ Santa Claus (hereinafter "Claus") would be there sometime thereafter. The minors, i.e. the children, of said House, were  nestled all snug in their  beds, wherein visions of confectionery treats, including, but not limited  to, sugar plums, did dance, cavort and otherwise appear in  dreams in their heads. WHEREUPON, Mamma (the party of the first part), and I (the party of the second part), being joint-owners of the House, had retired for a long winters nap. (At such time, the parties were clad in various forms of  headgear, i.e.: kerchief and cap.) When out on the lawn of said House, there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. The party of the first part sprang from the bed to investigate the cause of the disturbance. THEREAFTER, the party of the first part did observe, with some degree of  wonder and/or disbelief, a miniature sleigh (hereinafter the "Vehicle") being  pulled and/or drawn very rapidly through the air by approximately eight (8)  reindeer. The driver of the Vehicle appeared to be and in fact was, the previously referenced Claus. Said Claus was providing specific direction, instruction and guidance to the  approximately eight (8) reindeer and specifically identified the animal  co-conspirators by name: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner  and Blitzen (hereinafter the "Deer"). (Upon information and belief, it is  further asserted that an additional co-conspirator named Rudolph may have been involved.) The party of the first part witnessed Claus, the Vehicle and the Deer  intentionally and willfully trespass upon the roofs of several residences  located adjacent to and in the vicinity of the House, and noted that the Vehicle  was heavily laden with packages, toys and other items of unknown origin or  nature. Suddenly, without prior invitation or permission, either express or  implied, the Vehicle arrived at the House, and Claus entered said House via the  chimney. Said Claus was clad in a red fur suit, which was partially covered with residue  from the chimney, and he carried a large sack containing a portion of the  aforementioned packages, toys, and other unknown items. He was smoking what  appeared to be tobacco in a small pipe in blatant violation of local ordinances  and health regulations. Claus did not speak, but immediately began to fill the stocking of the minor children, which hung adjacent to the chimney, with toys and other small gifts. Upon completion of such task, Claus  touched the side of his nose and flew, rose and/or ascended up the chimney of  the House to the roof where the Vehicle and Deer waited and/or served as  "lookouts." Claus immediately departed for an unknown destination. However, prior to the departure of the Vehicle, Deer and Claus from said House,  the party of the first part did hear Claus state and/or exclaim: "Merry  Christmas to all and to all a good night!"  
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Nov  24,  2011
By maryann
As we reflect and give thanks on this special day, the Partners, attorneys and staff at the law offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett would like to take this time to thank you for allowing us to serve you and our community for the past 40 years. On behalf of our entire team here at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., we wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving.
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Nov  11,  2011
By maryann
We are proud to announce that Gary A. Hewetson has joined the law offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. Gary will practice in the area of Family Law, including divorce and child custody. The firm will also continue its representation of plaintiffs and claimants in matters relating to personal injury, accident and wrongful death; workers' compensation; social security disability; as well as the representation of defendants arrested or charged with DUI, or misdemeanor and felony criminal violations. Gary will provide representation to clients throughout the central west coast of Florida, from our offices in Clearwater, New Port Richey, Bradenton, Spring Hill and Tampa.
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Oct  18,  2011
By maryann
Please join Terri Cromley and Brenda Sullivan on Saturday, October, 22, 2011, for the 4th Annual "Just for Girls" best tailgate party to raise money for the Manatee County Girls Club, Inc. The event tickets are $50.00. Have a wonderful time for a great cause. Terri Cromley is the managing partner of the Bradenton office of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. Todd and Robby Garrett will be present and will bring the Good Humor Truck owned by Paul Meissner, who is donating a truckload of delicious ice cream to this great cause.
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Jan  24,  2011
By admin
[stream provider=video flv=x:/carlsonmeissner.podbean.com/mf/web/9abr73/ExpectationsoftheArizonaShootingcase.flv embed=false share=false width=350 height=287 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /] The country mourns in the aftermath of the terrible incident that took place on January 8, 2011 near Tucson, Arizona. On that day, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner was arrested for the deadly shooting during a meeting that was held by U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. While Giffords remains in critical condition there were multiple injuries and six deaths including a nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green who was born on September 11, 2001. In light of that incident, a huge question that lingered in the tense atmosphere was, “Who is going to want to represent Loughner?” We should keep in mind that he is entitled to representation as guaranteed by the 6th Amendment. And in this case, the person who is going to represent Loughner is none other than Attorney Judy Clarke. Anyone who has kept up with legal media and the press should know Judy Clarke’s name by now. She attended the University of South Carolina Law school with her first big case was representing Susan Smith. Most of us will remember her from the case in 1995 where she was accused drowning her two toddler sons. Aside from Susan Smith’s case, Judy Clarke is also known for representing Ted Kaczynski the unabomber and also Zacarias Moussaoui from the 9/11 attacks. Judy Clarke is no stranger to defending people who have committed crimes that have left a mark in America’s sense of morality. In dealing with those cases that primarily dish out the punishment of the death penalty, Judy Clarke is referred to by many who know her work as the “Patron Saint of Death Penalty Cases”. She specializes in difficult cases where the general public just does not like her clients. Expect the Arizona case to unfold this way- - Ms. Clarke will try to humanize Jared Loughner. She will do her best to try and get the American people and more importantly the Prosecutor to understand his mental shortcomings and do anything to invoke a feeling of sympathy for Loughner. - Ms. Clarke will try to strike a deal for Life Imprisonment over The Death Penalty. This will be her main goal. - Despite whether she is successful or not, the ones who will pay for it are you and I, the citizen tax-payers. It is expected that before the case comes to rest, Judy Clarke will rack up over one million of dollars in defense expenses under the authority of the 6th Amendment.
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