The non-jury trial minutes copy of which I received directly from the Delaware County Supreme Court Clerk, did not have a stamp that it was filed officially with the court, and the index of the case Mokay v. Mokay did not have an indication, as of yesterday, that the non-jury trial minutes made (allegedly) on April 7, 2015 were filed with the court:
The "non-jury trial" (jury was dismissed because Judge Dowd deemed that I waived jury trial for my client by injuring my back and not appearing for that reason) started at 10;39 am and evidence was closed at 1:24 pm, with a lunch break from 11:57 am to 1:15 pm.
Thus, the net time of the trial for receipt of evidence was 1 hour 18 minutes before noon and a whopping 9 minutes in the afternoon, for the total of 1 hour 27 minutes.
That is, ladies and gentlemen, 87 minutes of the court's valuable time that was spent on the trial.
During those 87 minutes of the court's valuable time the court (Judge Dowd) accepted:
- 273 documentary exhibits, of those 240 exhibits were accepted, without any foundation testimony, at the opening of the trial,
- 22 exhibits were received during testimony of Richard Harlem, Esq., in a peculiar manner - the exhibits were first received and only then offered to Richard Harlem for identification
- Then, the witness on the stand offers 7 exhibits without foundation testimony, and they are received, and then
- Richard Harlem identifies 2 "business records" (billing records" and they are received.