Cobble is Turned Away from Scheduled Appearance w/ Judge Eckerle's Court
According to the Jan. 31, 2012 Notice of Appearance, below, Cobble was scheduled
to appear before Judge Audra Eckerle at the Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 Motion Hour to
affirm his Jan. 31, 2012 Notice of Default (see below) of his Jan. 6, 2012-filed Motion to
Ratify Lien for Case Closure. Attorneys for the opposing parties, Tim Geithner and Phyllis
Pyles, did not show for court.
A party is automatically scheduled for Motion Hour when filing a Notice of Appearance
with the Court Clerk; the scheduling is validated by the court-date stamped on the Notice,
as shown below. Cobble appeared for Motion Hour to ask Judge Eckerle to sign-off on his
lien so that his case could finally be closed (Case 10-ci-008625). His appearance was based
on his Notice of Default.
However, after setting through the Feb. 13 Motion Hour proceedings of other cases, Cobble's
name was never called. The procedure is that if your name is not called by the judge, then you
are automatically allowed to be heard by the judge after the docketed cases are heard.
When Cobble's name was not called, he called-up to Judge Eckerle, "Excuse me, your
honor. . ." Judge Eckerle then interrupted him by stating, "Just a moment." Cobble sat quietly
for few minutes, and then the Sheriff's deputy of the courtroom approached him, and asked
him to step outside the courtroom.
Outside the courtroom, the deputy sarcastically told Cobble, "You cannot see the judge until
you properly get-on the docket."
"What do you mean, Sir. I am scheduled. Here is my stamped Notice," Cobble said.
Cobble pointed at the documents in his hand (below), but the deputy refused to look down
at them and repeated himself several times. Cobble knew that if he tried to argue with the
deputy, he would have been arrested, so he left.
See Cobble's Feb. 16, 2012 Notice of Appearance, below, scheduled for appearance on
Feb. 27, 2012.