Tuesday, July 01, 2008

From the most boring post ever to .....


Well, I've been trying not to blog this story for a bunch of reasons, but everyone is talking about this and I have received more than 20 emails from lawyers, judges, and others asking about it and why I haven't written about it (and thanks for all the tips that came in). So, for the few of you who haven't heard, there was an altercation between Bill Barzee and Benson Weintraub yesterday. I am including a passage from someone who claims to have knowledge of what happened:

"Bill Barzee was headed into the FDC yesterday when he ran into Benson Weintraub on the way out. They ran into each other in front of the tower building. Apparently words were exchanged about one of Bill's clients. Benson told Bill that he was taking over the case. He told Bill to go back to his office and write him a check. He told Bill that there was no need to go into the jail. This led to a further exchange of words...

Benson then attacked Bill, punching him twice in the face. Bill was carrying his briefcase in one hand and his jacket in the other. Bill then tried to push and kick Benson away. He put Benson in a headlock and subdued him until the Marshals came and broke it up.

Benson told others that he cold-cocked Bill because of Bill's comments."

If you were an eyewitness or have further information please email me.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post Davey! Would have loved to have witnessed it.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Benson Weintraub?

Anonymous said...

if bill was just an innocent vicitm-- why was he arrested? i heard he made some pretty proviocative comments to benson and got right in his face.
David-- are you becoming a prosecutor? next- you'll be posting rewards for snitches- i mean witnesses to come forward!

Dylan-ranters-for-the-Princess1 said...

10:00, Davey boy becoming a prosecutor? What's next SFL finally coming forward he's with the princess?

first-time-talking-about-the-princess said...

10:50, valid points made sir but Davey-boy can't be a prosecutor, the criminals need Mr. Harvard in court.

11:01, I'm more interested in seeing their 'tape.'(My first comment about the princess. I'm catching the fever!)

Anonymous said...

Barzee did nothing to deserve being punched twice in the face. He did not retaliate and never hit Benson back. Clearly, Benson has a screw loose. Barzee should have kicked his ass but decided to simply subdue him to end the fiasco. To Barzee's credit, he didn't rat Benson out when the fed cops asked who started the fight. Hands down Barzee deserves a medal for showing such restraint.

South Florida Lawyers said...

What can I say -- these boneheads don't read any of my posts either.

Anonymous said...

Benson has been acting erratic lately, I hope he is ok. The guy has been through a lot and it sounds like he may be in trouble again.

Anonymous said...

WHOOOOOO the Hell is Benson? Is it true Barzee was arrested?

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe - Benson is such a woos.

Anonymous said...

And the valid reasons for not wanting to "blog" about this would be..? Because it involves two defense attorneys?

Anonymous said...

As two people have already asked, WHO IS BENSON!!

Anonymous said...

Fake Steve Wynn says:

What are the odds of Benson getting the check now?

defense lawyer-for-the-princess1 said...

Benson is a criminal defense attorney. Great post Davey.

11:23, congratulations on hitting an all time low with the your second statement.

Anonymous said...

Benson is the dude who wears sneakers in court. From what I hear barzee was the victim of a hack attack.

team benson said...

Barzee was asking for it--

Fake Benson said...

I want my check boy !!!

Anonymous said...

Fake Judd Apatow says:

Here's the pitch - Rocky meets The Verdict

Paul Giamattis starring as Weintraub

Eric Stoltz as Barzee

Angelina Jolie as The Judge

Anonymous said...

When Hacks Attack! Next on Fox...

Anonymous said...

Fake VP search committee says:

What a day. First Wesley clark now Barzee.

Anonymous said...

Benson: " ...you!!!... you... got to your office right now and write me a check!"

Barzeeni: " you don't tell me to write you a check. But what you can do, Benson,.. is suck my %&$$$$!"

Benson, insulted, Attacks Barzee with fury leaving Barzee no alternative: Smash hellmot head's head against a wall.

Anonymous said...

12:05PM Nice Post!

"that how articulate barzee is"

"agressive terd" "ireespective"

LOL
(1) Are you junior high?
(2) You and your buddy "first strike" benson both need a time out

Anonymous said...

I have only known Bill Barzee to be a courteous and respectful professional.

Anonymous said...

DON FEDERICO MORENO
My CLERK was weeping before she fell
asleep, outside my window I saw my
caporegimes to the house, and it is
midnight. So, Consigliere of mine,
I think you should tell your Don
what everyone knows.

MARKUS
(quietly)
I was
about to come up and wake you and
tell you. Just now.

DON FEDERICO MORENO
But you needed a drink first.

MARKUS
Yes.

DON FEDERICO MORENO Now you've had your drink.

Pause.

MARKUS
They beat up Billy on the FDC steps!!!.
(pause)
He's been given a ticket too.

DON FEDERICO MORENO blink.. Just for a second he loses all physical strength. He walks to the top of the desk and looks into MARKUS'S eyes.

DON FEDERICO MORENO I want no inquiries made. No acts
of vengeance.
(pause)
Consigliere, arrange a meeting with
the heads of the five
families...this war stops now.

He rises and unsteadily leaves the room, turns...

DON FEDERICO MORENO
Call Bonasera the bondsman....he will do me a favor.

Anonymous said...

11:23, I'm behind on this but what 'tape?'

1:27, good one!

Anonymous said...

12:05 - Pointing a finger deserves a punch? Huh? I point my finger at you SIR!

Why don't you go back to Texas and shoot poor people trying to flee the scene of a crime.

Anonymous said...

12:15...."though he is a bit eccentric"

-understatement of the year!

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that even the guards and the inmates state that Barzee deserved it for being so disrespectful.

Maybe after this Barzee will learn how to treat people.

Anonymous said...

Where was your little bodyguard Barzee, during all this....She didnt back you up?

Anonymous said...

ON TEAM BENSON!!!!!

Anonymous said...

who's Barzee's little bodyguard?

Rumpole said...

Congrats David. You finally have a post people can sink their teeth into. 30+ comments has to be a record here.

Just do what I do:

A little sex; a little violence; a little rumor. It sells.

team benson2 said...

10:40, MEMO to all lawyers at the firm: TEAM BENSON shirts are required to be worn by all associates!

2:15, have ya been living under a rock? A comment was posted on SFLs' page which turned into a tasteless joke about a 'tape.' From one joke a rumor began to circulate suggesting the reason behind the princess not wanting to show her face or not telling anyone her name is because a home made x-rated tape of the princess exists, and copies of the tape are in the hands of a group of lawyers who are posting they have viewed it. Now we-- I mean some lawyers are starting to poke fun that SFL in his spare time is a director and his leading lady is the princess. Pathetic and lame.... but SFL has yet to deny the claim he doesn't make 'movies.' As for the princess, no one can get a response out of her.

5:40, a little sex, we need MORE SEX Davey-Boy!

team benson3 said...

10:50, "David-- are you becoming a prosecutor?"
Yes David come on over to our side!

All those who think Barzee is a good guy-- you're all off your meds!


Agreeing with Rumpy, congratulations! So how does a lawyer who attended an ivy league school celebrate-- a game of polo or do you get wasted like the rest of us?

6:26, I've seen the tape! All I can say, good lord almighty! (And yet I continue to wonder like the others why she doesn't reply to my emails)

SAVE BARZEE said...

BILL BARZEE DEFENSE FUND
Introductory meeting tomorrow at 12:30 at HOOTERS BAYSIDE. Be there or be Benson.

The defense team will be divided into several sections including:

IDENTITY
404B (gotta keep that stuff out)
SELF DEFENSE
REPUTATION
FDC VIDEO

See you there. I'll have the wings please.

Anonymous said...

i happen to know both benson and barzee. both are good men. this whole incident was really very silly. i am sure both feel a bit ashamed. perhaps the two should shake on it and have a drink.

Anonymous said...

the 1:27 post is unquestionably the best.... kind of like aka Rump. Maybe it will move you toward the state court scribes.

team benson and barzee said...

7:13, HOOTERS, love their wings!

8:18, agreed, benson and barzee are both great men and just lost their tempers.

Congrats David on your record number of comments.

BTW, 7:12, I use to have sympathy on the princess in regards to the comments some lawyers are leaving about her. My sympathy has shifted from the princess to all who enjoy leaving trashy comments. It's one thing to tease but to leave and insinuate garbage.... We lawyers have a bad enough reputation as it is so why prove it to be true?

team benson4 said...

I heard benson and barzee are both going to have it out again on wwe smackdown! My money's on benson!

10:01, well said. the princess must be under the impression all lawyers are a bunch of asses.....even the ones who are decent with morals.

You'll probably getting sick of hearing this Davey-boy but congratulations!

newbie-who-likes-the-princess said...

I can't choose sides since I don't know Benson or Barzee. Like everyone else I will congratulate you on this post. (It was pretty slow before)

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Anonymous said...

The whole incident has been blown out of proportion. Benson and Barzee must be having a good chuckle at Hooters Bayside.

Anonymous said...

BTW, for once newbie said something smart, it was a slow blog Davey-boy. Do what Rumpy suggests, add some sex and violence to your posts!

Anonymous said...

Ok i hav ean idea who the princess, but can someone confirm it please?

Anonymous said...

45 and counting. GO Markus GO!

Anonymous said...

Benson is a blow hard - Barzee's little body guard could kick his ass. And she is a cutie!

Anonymous said...

47 and counting! Will you make it to 50, go Dave go!

2:10, hey asshole lawyers keep information like that in the vault! In the vault baby in the vault!

3:34, agreed!

i-love-hooters-wings said...

48 and counting....

Happy Fourth Of July Davey-boy and congratulations to you. I'm going to Hooters to celebrate with Benson, Barzee and Rumpy! Drop by so we can put it on your tab.

Yes We Can said...

I want 50! Just one more upper cut and we are there - get em bill!

Anonymous said...

50!!!! Holy Cow Davey we made it to 50!!!! See you at Hooters with Rumpy and the others!

team? said...

51... can Dave make it to 55!

See you at Hooters!

Anonymous said...

I love Bill Barzee!!!! How immature for Benson (how old is he like 60) to demand money from another person. What happened to his professionalism? Most people would have responded in an offensive manner...like Bill. I’m glad Bill was able to restrain himself and not hurt Mr. Benson. There is a way of doing things, a professional way of getting things done. Mr. Benson you are not in high school. Get your own clients!!!

Myjetstream said...

who the hell is branson ?

Anonymous said...

You know you say, How old is Benson and How bill handle it in a professional way....But I believe that anyone who tells someone, "suck my D***" deserves to get smacked around a bit.
So why dont you ask, How old is Bill? Wouldn't the mature and professional thing to do would just be to walk away.

Get over it people, Bill is a prick and everyone knows it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah buddy Im sure thats exactly what you would have done!