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Judge Howard Matz
Wall of Fame Winner
Howard Matz (born 1943) is a senior judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Matz was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 1965 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1968. Matz clerked for Judge Morris E. Lasker of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and was in private practice in New York from 1970 to 1972.
Matz moved to Los Angeles with the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he worked from 1972 to 1974. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1974 to 1978, and was Chief of the Special Prosecutions unit from 1977 to 1978, when he left to return to Hughes Hubbard as a partner.
On October 27, 1997, President Bill Clinton nominated Matz to a seat on the Central District of California vacated by Harry L. Hupp. Matz was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1998.
He assumed senior status on July 11, 2011.
- Judge Matz presided over the first legal challenge to the U.S. government’s treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees in a habeas corpus petition brought by a civil rights group seeking relief for the detainees.
- Matz was the judge in Perfect 10 v. Google, Inc., a copyright case in which Perfect 10 sued Google for displaying thumbnail-sized reproductions of its images. Matz rejected Google’s fair use defense, distinguishing Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corporation. The Ninth Circuit reversed in Perfect 10, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.
Let’s give a round of applause to the Honorable Judge Howard Matz!
I am very excited to have received news that Attorney Deron Colby will be defending all of us in the Wright et al vs. Bank of America lawsuit. I have had my eye on Attorney Deron Colby ever since I read about the Angela Sacchi et al vs. Mortgage Electronic System Inc. lawsuit. This was because I was super impressed with the fact that the judge actually asked Deron Colby to educate him on the chain of title and securitization issue. The Honorable Judge Matz pointed out that he felt that he might not have an informed understanding of where the law is now in regards to the potentially irregular, fraudulent, and simply unsafe mortgage selling practices of these banks. It was especially interesting to me that Judge Matz would actually grant the TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) in the Angela Sacchi et al vs. Mortgage Electronic System Inc. This basically stopped the bank from taking their home during litigation. That would have to suggest that the judge was able to see enough evidence to maybe imply that the fraudclosing bank might indeed not be the owner of the debt.
Did you notice that Judge Matz is a New Yorker? What is the difference between The Honorable Judge Howard Matz and The Potentially Dishonorable Judge James Chalfant? The differnce is that The Honorable Judge Howard Matz was appointed by a Democrat and The Potentially Dishonorable Judge Chalfant was appointed by a Republican. Also, Judge Chalfant is state and Judge Matz is federal.
Therefore, because Judge Matz actually might have proved to be one of the fairest judges I have seen with this issue, I am proud to announce that Judge Matz has made it to the Piggybankblog Wall of Fame.
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All Rise! The Honorable Judge John Wright has left The Courtroom of Public Opinion!
My name is John Wright AND I AM FIGHTING BACK!