On the eve of when evidence in the civil trial was to begin Dec. 9, Farren sent an email to the Stamford Superior Court. He said simply that he was in Hartford Hospital seeking medical treatment.
When Bush administration lawyer John Michael Farren appeared in court to defend himself against a civil lawsuit over claims he tried to kill his ex-wife, he was was always dressed in a suit and tie.
In fact, Farren had fired his civil lawyer and insisted on representing himself. In pre-trial hearings, he wanted the judge to call him “Attorney Farren.”