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Wrong Amy Habie?

Ms. Amy Habie



HQ Phone: (914) 674-1085


71 Rose St.

Hastings On Hudson, New York 10706

United States

Company Description

NICAL S.p.A. was established in 1965 and its first product was a camera and a black and white monitor for video-surveillance systems. Over the next few years, the rapid growth of radiological systems using I.I. image intensifiers spurred the corporate Man ... more

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Employment History

Chief Financial Officer
Boies , Schiller & Flexner LLP

Lewises' company

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Habie has been found in civil ...

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Habie has been found in civil contempt seven times and fined at least $700,000 for violating court orders.

Since then, Habie has been accused of violating it numerous times.
In March 1996, Amy Habie of Miami bought the assets of Scott Lewis Gardening and Trimming for $300,000 in cash and a $500,000 note.
Several months later, Habie and Lewis had a falling out, and Lewis refused to renew his contract as her consultant.
Habie stopped payment on the note.
Habie also agreed not to use Lewis' name in doing business. Later, Lewis alleged that Habie had continued to use his name, continued to contact his clients and had interfered with the couple's business in other ways.
Then, Gerber received notice that Greenberg Traurig, his wife's employer, would be representing Habie, Bilton and Nical.
The odyssey began in 1996, when Lewis sold his gardening business to Boca Raton resident Amy Habie.
Months later, Habie sued Lewis, claiming that Lewis was violating a noncompete agreement by stealing clients.
Habie was represented by Boies, who was with Cravath, Swaine & Moore at the time.
Lewis has represented himself pro se since 2000 (a period which includes nine appeals by Boies Schiller); Boies has represented Habie for free throughout the proceedings.
Habie, who owns 50 percent, is the chief financial officer of Boies Schiller.
Boies spent more than $400,000 helping Amy Habie, the chief finance officer at one of his Florida offices, pursue litigation with a competing lawn maintenance business.
Boies, 63, who represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election recount battle, is charged with providing financial assistance to a client, Amy Habie of Miami, according to the Bar complaint.
But Scott Lewis, who has been locked in litigation with Habie for years, claims that Habie is the chief financial officer of Boies' law firm.
According to Lewis, Boies knew Habie from representing her in an early 1990s divorce and child custody battle with her ex-husband, a Guatemalan textile manufacturer.
The Boies case was referred to The Florida Bar by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge David Crow, who is overseeing the underlying contract dispute between Boies' client, Amy Habie, and Lewis, a West Palm Beach gardener.
The two have been battling in court since Lewis and his wife, Carol, sold the assets of their family gardening business to Habie in March 1996.
Throughout the litigation, Habie and her attorneys have been sanctioned nine times by six different judges for violating at least 13 court orders related to the settlement and discovery orders.
But Crow also ruled that Boies had violated Florida Bar rules by financing Habie's litigation.
There was no evidence that Habie had a contingency agreement with Boies' firm and Habie is far from poor, Judge Crow said.
The case that led to the charges started out in 1996 as a breach of contract action between Amy Habie, owner of Nical of Palm Beach Inc., and Scott and Carol Lewis of Scott Lewis Gardening & Trimming.
The Boies, Schiller & Flexner firm, based in Armonk, N.Y., and with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, has acknowledged providing years of free legal services to Habie and paying other lawyers more than $400,000 in fees and costs to fuel the litigation.

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Amy Habie, owner of Nical of Palm Beach landscaping, which does virtually all its business in town, said more than 60 percent of her 90 employees showed up for work on Monday.

"Thankfully, we were able to keep to our normal schedule," she said."We weren't able to make any extra money today, but we were able to do what we needed to do."
Habie said she told employees she wouldn't fire them them if they missed work on Monday, but not to expect to be paid if they were out.
"We won't let this continue, because it's the second time in two weeks," she said, referring to the April immigrant rally.
Habie said all of her employees are documented and must present a picture ID and Social Security card when hired.She said she doesn't know what percentage are immigrants, but that she has a mix of many nationalities on her workforce.

Dueling lawn-care businesses back in court

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Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Amy Smith appointed defense attorney Robert Gershman to determine whether Amy Habie should be held in criminal contempt for violating court orders stemming from her 1996 breach-of-contract lawsuit against Scott Lewis, his wife, Carol, and their company Scott Lewis' Gardening & Trimming Inc.

But before the former assistant state attorney steps in, Smith will decide whether to hold Habie, owner of Nical of Palm Beach, in civil contempt for violating court orders, as the Lewises charge.
A four-day hearing on the civil contempt charges concluded Thursday with the Lewises' attorney predicting the end was in sight for the litigation that has consumed both sides , and produced tens of thousands of pages of legal documents , since Habie bought the Lewises' company for $800,000 in 1996.
The charges Smith will consider are whether Habie violated her November order by not providing the Lewises with detailed financial information.

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Boies was accused of improperly providing legal and financial help to Boca Raton resident Amy Habie to fuel an eight-year-long court battle over lawncare contracts for Palm Beach estates.

The dispute began as a breach of contract action between Habie, owner of Nical of Palm Beach Inc., and Scott and Carol Lewis of Scott Lewis Gardening & Trimming.
Habie, 43, the ex-wife of a Guatemalan textile manufacturer, is admittedly wealthy, and she and members of the Boies firm have testified that she was not expected to pay for any of more than $800,000 worth of legal fees and costs she received.
But in answers to the Bar complaint, the Boies firm said she had paid more than $2 million.


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The case that got Boies investigated started out as a breach of contract action between Amy Habie, owner of Nical of Palm Beach Inc., and Scott and Carol Lewis of Scott Lewis Gardening & Trimming.

Boies is accused of providing unlimited legal and financial help to Habie, which would be an ethical violation if true.

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