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U.S. Judge Fernando Olguin of Los Angeles; incompetent boob


The state of California presented Fernando M. Olguin with a law license in 1989 after he graduated from the University of California Berkeley School of Law.


FYI: Former President Obama was duped into nominating Fernando as U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles in 2012. Fernando was not nominated because he was the most qualified attorney in the greater Los Angeles area. He received it because he had proven to be reliable lackey for the local political hacks.


In one matter, Judge Olguin was assigned to preside over a class action lawsuit involving Chambers v. Whirlpool Corp.


In his infinite ignorance, Judge Olguin ruled in favor of the Chamber plaintiffs and in doing so awarded $14.8 million in fees to the attorneys representing the class action matter while at the same time approving “coupons” for the plaintiffs.


Subsequently, Whirlpool appealed Judge Olguin’s absurd ruling. In reversing Judge Olguin’s asinine $14.8 million attorney fee award, the Court stated as follows.

  • “The plain language of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) makes clear that its attorney’s fees provisions preempt any corresponding state law and apply to any class action case in federal court, including those based on diversity jurisdiction.”
  • “Is it reasonable to award $14.8 million in attorney’s fees in a class action settlement that provides $116.7 million in benefits to class members? But what if the class settlement is in fact worth only $4.2 million? We face these two dramatically divergent scenarios in large part because the settlement here offers ‘coupons’ that may provide phantom benefits to most class members.”
  • “Federal courts, as well as Congress, have long viewed coupon-based class action settlements with a skeptical eye. And for good reason: counsel for plaintiffs and defendants have sometimes conspired to craft class action settlements that benefit themselves at the expense of the class members.”

Of course, Fernando the Incompetent Boob doesn’t much give a damn how many times his asinine rulings are overturned by the Court of Appeal because he knows that no federal judge has ever been removed from office for being a Moron. Additionally, Fernando has absolutely no concern for how much taxpayer money is wasted as a direct result of her gross incompetence.


As we speak (ca. December 2020), Fernando continues to sit as a U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles, California.



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