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Link to Marcus Nelson Blog about New 'assistant? for UF game


I have modified the original post to provide the link to Marcus's Blogs, instead of the actual Blog itself, for the reason that it allows for the Hits to be counted by the Post Editors, in- turn showing the support for FAU articles.
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pretty solid blog from Marcus. last paragraph+++++

for an on campus stadium perhaps???
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pretty solid blog from Marcus. last paragraph+++++

Didn't Gary donate enough to build a stadium and start a new football program at his North or South Carolina alma mater?

Come on Wille. Leave some of that money here!
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pretty solid blog from Marcus. last paragraph+++++

There has been rumors of a big donor. This could be the guy.

Just a guess!!!

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pretty solid blog from Marcus. last paragraph+++++

how rich is this guy?
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pretty solid blog from Marcus. last paragraph+++++

Here's his biography:

http://www.williegary.com/wgary.html

He has his own Boeing 737…
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pretty solid blog from Marcus. last paragraph+++++

That is a great bio. What a success story!

Howard has got some influential friends!

FAU - THE REAL SLEEPING GIANT
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pretty solid blog from Marcus. last paragraph+++++

I did have the pleasure of hearing him speak at an Football Award Banquet a few years back and just hearing him speak and talk about what he had to overcome, made it an unbelievable and memorable night.

He did give the program a sizable donation in 03 or 04.

He truely is someone that believe's in how athletics can help provide an athlete a chance at an higher education and what the concept of team sports provide an individual to help them succeed in life.
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this is a name i will inquire about when i meet up with my friend...i was going to vist last weekend, but they are in italy for a little while longer, but i will be sure to ask! if she will tell me that is :) confidentiality may be in effect until an official annoucement could be made...
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Look who was on the front page of the Sun-Sentinel's Business section today…:

A $22.9 million payday

Court ruling sets compensation for prominent lawyer in Motorola case

By Ian Katz
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 20, 2007

A judge Thursday ordered Motorola Inc. to pay $22.9 million to high-profile lawyer Willie Gary, who represented a defunct Fort Lauderdale company in a trade secrets suit against the cell-phone giant.

Circuit Judge Leroy Moe, ruling in his Fort Lauderdale courtroom, said Gary and his Stuart firm are owed for their work representing SPS Technologies Corp. SPS had claimed that Motorola stole its technology to track vehicles. Its suit ended in November in a mistrial.

"There are few lawyers who deserve the title of superstar, and one of them is Mr. Gary," Moe said in making his ruling. "He's pretty much in a category all his own."

However, Moe's assessment of a superstar's value is far less than Gary's.

Gary had asked for $93 million in legal fees, $3.1 million in costs and $100 million in restitution for SPS. Defense attorneys said Gary's request amounted to at least $11,000 an hour.

Moe did not address Gary's restitution request.

The hearing, and many of Moe's questions, focused on the issue of what a lawyer is worth. Motorola's lawyers cited testimony from experts giving estimates ranging from $450 to $750 per hour for star attorneys.

Gary told the court that his firm had worked on the case over five years and for no less than 19,000 hours. Based on that, Gary was asking for about $4,900 an hour.

Moe decided on $20 million in fees and $2.9 million in costs. That would put the fee for Gary and his firm at about $1,050 per hour.

Gary and Motorola's lead lawyer said they were pleased with the ruling, even while expressing disappointment.

"Obviously, we felt it could be a bit more, but we can live with the judge's ruling," Gary said. "I'm very, very pleased."

Moe's decision, Gary said, was a message to Motorola and corporate America "that you can't cheat and get away with it."

He said he will prepare for a retrial of SPS's case against Motorola and continue to pursue restitution for SPS.

New York lawyer Faith Gay, representing Motorola, called the ruling a "huge loss for Mr. Gary's firm" since the award was little more than 10 percent of what Gary had requested.

She said she would recommend to Motorola that it appeal Moe's ruling.

The SPS case against Motorola ended in a 3-3 hung jury and mistrial in November. Moe said Motorola's lawyers violated rules by letting its witnesses read court transcripts before they testified, which he said affected the trial's outcome.

Gary, 59, is known for several high-profile victories, his dramatic courtroom presentations and his unabashed luxurious lifestyle. He has won a $500 million verdict for a client against a Canadian funeral home chain, $240 million from Walt Disney Co., and $139 million in a dispute with Anheuser-Busch Cos.

His Web site has a page dedicated to the splendors of his private 32-seat Boeing 737, named Wings of Justice II.

In a closing argument that could rival the theatrics of most TV lawyers, Gary pounded his hand on a lectern and attacked Motorola's ethics. "They think that they are above the law," he shouted.

Thursday's hearing included as much sports jargon as legalese.

Both sides and the judge referred to Florida Atlantic University football coach Howard Schnellenberger's presence in the courtroom. Schnellenberger attended to support Gary, who spoke to FAU players a day earlier about the benefits of hard work and desire.

"I told him, `You came to my field, so I'm coming to yours,'" Schnellenberger said during a break. Gary spoke in his closing argument of wanting nothing more than "a level playing field."

Gay said members of Gary's legal team were heard talking in the courthouse hallway comparing themselves to sports stars such as New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez. "But even A-Rod strikes out sometimes," she said.


His firm received $22.9M. Too bad he didn't get the $196M he was asking for…that is new stadium-type dollars ;D
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