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Old 07-16-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Dr. Kills self in attempt to stop WAPCE

found this on drudgereport.

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NEW YORK (AP) - The doctor suspected of blowing up his town house rather than allowing his ex-wife to benefit from its sale has died, nearly a week after suffering critical injuries in the blast, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

Dr. Nicholas Bartha, 66, died late Saturday, said Mary Halston, an administrator at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Police had been unable to speak to Bartha after the July 10 explosion because of his condition, but authorities have said they were investigating whether he might have caused it rather than sell the town house as part of a divorce judgment favoring his ex-wife.

Bartha's ex-wife, Cordula Bartha, told police she received an e-mail from him shortly before the explosion warning that she would be "transformed from gold digger to ash and rubbish digger."

"I always told you I will leave the house only if I am dead," the e-mail said.

Investigators have confirmed that someone tampered with a gas line leading into the home's basement, allowing vapors to flow for hours until it caused the building to blow up.

The physician, who lived and worked in the four-story landmark on Manhattan's upscale Upper East Side, was the lone occupant during the blast. It leveled the building and left the block covered in bricks, broken glass and splintered wood. At least 14 other people were injured, including 10 firefighters, authorities said.

Rescuers pulled the doctor from the rubble after hearing his calls. He was in critical condition at the Weill Cornell campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital until he died.

The town house and land were worth nearly $6.4 million, according to the city's finance department. The property was to be sold at auction in October to pay a $4 million judgment against Bartha, though his ex-wife had predicted he wouldn't leave without a fight.

"He has said many times that he intends to 'die in my house,'" Cordula Bartha said in a petition filed last year.

The doctor was responsible for other implied threats against his ex-wife, according to court records.

A 2005 appellate court opinion said the doctor had "intentionally traumatized" Cordula Bartha, a Jew who was born in Nazi-occupied Holland, by posting "swastika-adorned articles and notes" around their home. The opinion also said Bartha had "ignored her need for support and assistance while she was undergoing surgery and treatment for breast cancer."

The man's next-door neighbors sued him Friday, claiming the explosion damaged their cooperative apartment and forced them to leave it. They also named the Consolidated Edison utility as a defendant, accusing it of failing to have proper safety devices.

Con Ed has said it does not comment on pending litigation.
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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WAPCE to the max!
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:50 PM   #3
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I didn't read all of it, but good for him. Stopping WAPCE at all costs, FTW!
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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he should have killed himself years ago for marrying someone named "cordula".

I bet she NEVER drank from his mule, either.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:14 PM   #5
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It looks like the jerk in this situation was the doctor. He didn't care much about collateral damage to other people/property from the explosion.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:23 PM   #6
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It looks like the jerk in this situation was the doctor. He didn't care much about collateral damage to other people/property from the explosion.
Exactly - Plus

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A 2005 appellate court opinion said the doctor had "intentionally traumatized" Cordula Bartha, a Jew who was born in Nazi-occupied Holland, by posting "swastika-adorned articles and notes" around their home. The opinion also said Bartha had "ignored her need for support and assistance while she was undergoing surgery and treatment for breast cancer."
Yeah, he was the good guy Do people not read?

Is the WAPCE part that she won a divorce settlement?
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:26 PM   #7
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:28 PM   #8
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WAPCE's last stand...
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:29 PM   #9
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he should have killed himself years ago for marrying someone named "cordula".
Agreed.
Isn't that name listed as a 'red flag' item in the Man Handbook under the section titled 'Stop, Drop, & Roll'?

This is a giant case of M.A.S.S.
Worst he went and hurt other people too.
What an *******, he deserves to DIAFexplosion.

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:41 PM   #10
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he deserves to DIAFexplosion.

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That's bad I laughed at that huh?
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:44 PM   #11
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someone tell me what WAPCE means
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:44 PM   #12
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No wonder the guys marriage failed..he could'nt even blow himself up.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:51 AM   #13
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No wonder the guys marriage failed..he could'nt even blow himself up.
Worst, he's now made his wife alot richer than she even expected.
She inherits the whole of the marital property _and_ now that the building has been neatly demolished the land and footprint she now owns in full is potentially worth more due to its devlopment potential in a prime real estate region where new land rarely ever comes up and thus she will recieve in real renumeration more than the $4M he negotiated prior.

What a dummy.
If he wanted to blow some **** up he should have blown her residence and person up, not his own and self.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #14
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Wont the estate be footing the bill for the adjacent structural damage on both sides?
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:34 AM   #15
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someone tell me what WAPCE means
Its an abbreiviation of polish words that translate into english as

'may a sick ox make bubbles in your bathtub'



Sorry guys, I thought he deserved to know the truth.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:44 AM   #16
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Why'd you tell him? Barn!
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:14 AM   #17
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Wont the estate be footing the bill for the adjacent structural damage on both sides?
Maybe.

Those adjacent homeowners and victims on the street will likely sue for damages, which itself takes time & money, and any payouts will come from the insurance policy(policies) that were held against the structure and/or his business there in.
Likely the estate itself won't see much in the way of a loss after insurance takes care of things.

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Old 07-17-2006, 02:33 AM   #18
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I would think the homeowners insurance goes up in smoke once you blow up the property yourself?

Oh, you mean the adjacent homeowners polices....got it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:21 AM   #19
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I would think the homeowners insurance goes up in smoke once you blow up the property yourself?

Oh, you mean the adjacent homeowners polices....got it.
No, I mean the idiots own insurance policy(ies).
He ran a full practice (doctors office) out of the structure in addition to living there. As such to meet various city and state codes in addition to good business sense he likely had umbrella coverage on the structure providing coverage that for businesses and their structures tend to cover losses above and beyond that of Joe Average homeowner.
The way it'll go down is the adjacent homeowners and victims along the streets inidivudal policies will take effect (e.g. home & medical) covering immediate casualty and losses. They then will seek out somebody to cover their own losses which will be the doctors own insurance carrier(s).
Beyond that folks who want more/any money above that will need to sue which according to the news has already been filed. Lawsuits take time and require money.

Meanwhile the estae if he has/had a good setup prior will not go into probate and the wife will be able to broker a deal toward sale of what is now landspace (building is all blown to smithereens) and profit big time. The doctors own insurance carrier may refuse to honor the policy if it can be proven that he tampered witht he gas line and effectively caused his own destruction. Even then commercial policies are not underwritten by the same rules and ways as that of Joe Average residential, and the structure was being used as and likely city zoned for commercial if not mixed use.
If so then all bets are likely off and the estate pays for damages and such to everyone. Even then the wife may walk away up on the deal as again property in Manhattan on that block doesn't come up for sale often nevermind open land to develop on already pre-demolished as this is.
That rubble is now close to being worth it's weight in gold, to the right developer.

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Old 07-17-2006, 03:35 AM   #20
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No, I mean the idiots own insurance policy(ies).
He ran a full practice (doctors office) out of the structure in addition to living there. As such to meet various city and state codes in addition to good business sense he likely had umbrella coverage on the structure providing coverage that for businesses and their structures tend to cover losses above and beyond that of Joe Average homeowner.
The way it'll go down is the adjacent homeowners and victims along the streets inidivudal policies will take effect (e.g. home & medical) covering immediate casualty and losses. They then will seek out somebody to cover their own losses which will be the doctors own insurance carrier(s).
Beyond that folks who want more/any money above that will need to sue which according to the news has already been filed. Lawsuits take time and require money.

Meanwhile the estae if he has/had a good setup prior will not go into probate and the wife will be able to broker a deal toward sale of what is now landspace (building is all blown to smithereens) and profit big time. The doctors own insurance carrier may refuse to honor the policy if it can be proven that he tampered witht he gas line and effectively caused his own destruction. Even then commercial policies are not underwritten by the same rules and ways as that of Joe Average residential, and the structure was being used as and likely city zoned for commercial if not mixed use.
If so then all bets are likely off and the estate pays for damages and such to everyone. Even then the wife may walk away up on the deal as again property in Manhattan on that block doesn't come up for sale often nevermind open land to develop on already pre-demolished as this is.
That rubble is now close to being worth it's weight in gold, to the right developer.

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Old 07-17-2006, 03:38 AM   #21
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Yeah - Janq never disapoints - He is a classic "Stream-of-consciousness" type writer....although I think that's not technicaly the correct term.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:46 AM   #22
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No, I mean the idiots own insurance policy(ies).
He ran a full practice (doctors office) out of the structure in addition to living there. As such to meet various city and state codes in addition to good business sense he likely had umbrella coverage on the structure providing coverage that for businesses and their structures tend to cover losses above and beyond that of Joe Average homeowner.
The way it'll go down is the adjacent homeowners and victims along the streets inidivudal policies will take effect (e.g. home & medical) covering immediate casualty and losses. They then will seek out somebody to cover their own losses which will be the doctors own insurance carrier(s).
Beyond that folks who want more/any money above that will need to sue which according to the news has already been filed. Lawsuits take time and require money.

Meanwhile the estae if he has/had a good setup prior will not go into probate and the wife will be able to broker a deal toward sale of what is now landspace (building is all blown to smithereens) and profit big time. The doctors own insurance carrier may refuse to honor the policy if it can be proven that he tampered witht he gas line and effectively caused his own destruction. Even then commercial policies are not underwritten by the same rules and ways as that of Joe Average residential, and the structure was being used as and likely city zoned for commercial if not mixed use.
If so then all bets are likely off and the estate pays for damages and such to everyone. Even then the wife may walk away up on the deal as again property in Manhattan on that block doesn't come up for sale often nevermind open land to develop on already pre-demolished as this is.
That rubble is now close to being worth it's weight in gold, to the right developer.

- Janq
If he was smart he canceled all insurance. Seeing as he sent her an email and such he probably had everything planned out so that she got very little if any insurance money, and that likely she would be the one fending off angry neighbours in court...
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:51 AM   #23
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kinda like the story of my teachers friend who commited suicide to prevent his ex from taking ALL of his monies.


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Its an abbreiviation of polish words that translate into english as

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well that's just supah dupah
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