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Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:10 pm

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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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:16 pm

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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:24 pm

Now he really has lost his trousers!!
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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:27 pm

Great News!



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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:33 pm

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

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


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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:52 pm

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.
 
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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:52 pm

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.
 
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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:39 pm

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

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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:41 pm



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!

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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:25 pm



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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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:12 pm

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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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:09 pm



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.
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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:56 pm

good. its about time someone sticks up for the small gut
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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:52 pm



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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Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:22 am

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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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:34 am

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



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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:37 am



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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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:55 am

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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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:00 am



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
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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Judge Who Sued Laundry For $54 Million Loses Job

Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:24 am



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.
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:29 am

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