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Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7094387.stm

This is awesome. I'm glad that guy paid the price for demonstrating his vindictive streak and his contempt for the purpose of the legal system.


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Thy commeupance awaits...


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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Now he really has lost his trousers!!


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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Great News!



Kieron


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

That dude has a massive forehead! Like Brains from Thunderbirds!! Big grin

On the part about him losing his job, serves the fucker right!


BritPilot777



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

He is right back to where he started. He was unemployed before he got the appointment, and now unemployed again, can't imagine a law firm willing to hire this guy.

User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1616 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
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He will just probably go into private practice now and make far more money that he made as a judge, but he will now have to work hard for his money by putting in long hours instead of just sitting on his butt acting like god in his 40 hour a week federal job.

To bad he didn’t lose his law license, if I was the owner of the cleaners, I would have filed a complaint with the state bar association against him.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21088 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Oh karma, sweet karma. For once you actually got someone who deserved it.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2414 times:



Quoting AirCop (Reply 5):
He is right back to where he started. He was unemployed before he got the appointment, and now unemployed again, can't imagine a law firm willing to hire this guy.

I don't know. It sounds like this guy is a shark. A complete douchebag, but a shark nonetheless. Plus, lawyers aren't always considered the most scrupulous of professionals. He might be able to get something yet.

I still think he's a douche!

LH423



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2369 times:



Quoting LH423 (Reply 8):
A complete douchebag

I believe he has crossed the line into douchenozzle status. The business end of the douche is a far worse thing to be than the bag.  Wink



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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

This guy's been the laughingstock of the news here in DC for quite a while now... What's interesting, is the cleaners he sued actually saw an increase in business as a result. Sadly, though, it wasn't enough to pay the legal bills, and they were forced to close. Sad


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2155 times:



Quoting CV990A (Reply 10):
Sadly, though, it wasn't enough to pay the legal bills, and they were forced to close.

They should make tha asshole pay 3 times the cleaners legal cost.


User currently offlineB747ca From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

good. its about time someone sticks up for the small gut


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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2087 times:



Quoting CV990A (Reply 10):
Sadly, though, it wasn't enough to pay the legal bills, and they were forced to close.

That angers me beyond belief. Don't most courts require the reimbursement of legal fees in such a case? Really quite a shame to see the American Dream of these people cut short by this schmuck.



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User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 13):
That angers me beyond belief.

I agree! They should be awarded their legal costs! (I think they were in this case).

What's a person, or business to do to protect themselves from people like the captioned douchebag? Will someone need to invent 'frivilous lawsuit insurance'?

How sad for these business owners. The article at the top said the cleaners refused to pay for the trousers, but I seem to remember that after they realized their "mistake", the genuinely offered to make it right with a very generous gesture.

There really are some crappy people in this world. I've trying to think of just ONE reason that would make douchebag think, "Hey. I think suing these people is good idea! Better yet, I'm going to sue them for a complete outrageous sum! Oh, this is a good idea. Yes, indeed, I'm on the right track with this one."

Argh.
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[Edited 2007-11-17 16:25:36]

User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

If FOX News is correct, the couple will have their legal costs covered, but not their attorney fees.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2056 times:



Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 15):
the couple will have their legal costs covered, but not their attorney fees.

Can you explain that? I'd have thought that was part of their legal costs?  Confused



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User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Actually, no I can't. I'm not that familiar with the American legal system.
Here's another YouTube link with more details though. The presenters say something about attorney costs being over USD $10,000. I have no idea what the court costs would be.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2042 times:



Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 17):
Actually, no I can't. I'm not that familiar with the American legal system.

Fair enough. We'll wait for someone to tell us both, then.  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

This fool was an Administrative Law Judge in a Federal Agency with a set term of service. That position isn't the same as a full Federal Judge or Magistrate Judge, who are appointed for life and can only leave by their death, resigning, found guilty of a crime or Impeached by the Congress/Senate.
I do agree that his misuse of the civil court system is beyond any reason. He apparently had been subject to sanctions (like a fine, usually not for than $10,000 and paid to the court). I remember a junior partner of a past law firm I worked at who also got sanctions of similar amount and her reputation shot. This jerk, having been subject as a judge and a lawyer to a major sanction means a serious and unethical behavior that can also lead to further sanctions, including suspension of his law license. At the least, his reputation is pretty much shot and it will be very difficult to practice law. Most judges he may appear before in the future will be extremely difficult with him due to his abuses of the court system.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2018 times:



Quoting AirCop (Reply 5):
can't imagine a law firm willing to hire this guy.

Sure he will. He's a law firm's wet dream. He's sue-happy. So are most lawyers. It isn't about law or justice anymore, it's about making someone believe someone else is at fault for their lot in life, and to sue someone to make a fortune. It's the New American Dream.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

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