Former White House Counsel Loses Final Appeal in $28.6M Civil Judgment

J. Michael Farren was convicted of attempted murder for bludgeoning his ex-wife after she filed for divorce.

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  • Joel Holmes

    The CT Law Tribune headline was misleading, in that this case dealt with a civil judgment ONLY. (Farren still can seek various means of appealing his criminal "convictions.") This case says a lot about our "revered" U.S. Federal government, doesn‘t it?

  • Hector Morera

    Ugh - can you please present the facts accurately - he DID present a note but the since the probate court ruled that he was not incompetent and did not need involuntary commitment, the judge ruled that the doctor‘s note was solely based on his attempt to further delay the proceeding and not based on a valid excuse, as such it was an invalid excuse. Here‘s a link to the MOD. Took me all of 10 minutes to do some due diligence .... jud.ct.gov/DocumentInquiry/DocumentInquiry.aspx?DocumentNo=7858752 What happen to his ex-wife is horrible and I hope she can recover as much as possible. Sadly, folks sometimes do really stupid things when they are getting divorced and sometimes you never see it coming. But this does not justify some of the flimsy excuses used to throw people on supervised visitation. We need real SV reform now. Many of the SV cases I see, rarely deal with real threats to the well being of those involved. On top of that, Atty Dornfeld and Coussineau during the 2013 Task Force clearly stated that noone should be afraid of doing 3 months of SV to disprove allegations against them. The sad truth is that it takes the court 15 minutes to throw someone on SV but anywhere from 18 months to years to get off so the 3 months is either a lie or an incompetent statement. Thank you.

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