Jack Thompson's Bar Tab

The good news for Jack Thompson is that the judge presiding over his professional misconduct case before the Florida Bar says he should be acquitted of four of the charges against him. The bad news for the crusading attorney is that a total of 31 charges were being considered, so the judge is recommending the Florida Supreme Court find Thompson guilty on no fewer than 27 charges. These charges stem from Thomson's actions during three cases, two of which relate to video game violence, and the folks at GamePolitics who feverishly follow such things have neatly summarized the Florida Bar offenses for which the judge has recommended a verdict of guilty:
        • Knowingly making a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunal
        • Knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal
        • Communicating the merits of the case with a judge before whom the proceeding is pending
        • Using means that have no purpose other than to embarrass, delay or burden a third person
        • Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation
        • Engaging in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, including to knowingly or through callous indifference disparage or humiliate litigants or other lawyers
        • Making statements that the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge
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No subject
May 22, 2008, 00:46
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No subject May 22, 2008, 00:46
May 22, 2008, 00:46
 
Take2 and RockStar should chip in and hire JT a good defense lawyer, he was their best advertiser, they wouldn't want to lose him.

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Re: thompson
May 21, 2008, 22:16
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Re: thompson May 21, 2008, 22:16
May 21, 2008, 22:16
 
Anyone notice this? It's basically against Bar rules to be mean, lol.
"Engaging in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, including to knowingly or through callous indifference disparage or humiliate litigants or other lawyers "

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May 21, 2008, 21:49
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May 21, 2008, 21:49
 
American Honkey-Tonk Bar?

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Re: No subject
May 21, 2008, 21:14
NKD
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Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 21:14
May 21, 2008, 21:14
NKD
 
Wrong. Go to another state. He is self employed, and I BELIEVE files in multiple states under multiple licenses.

Actually, most states will disbar someone based strictly on the fact that they've been disbarred in another state. It's an American Bar Association Rules thing.

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Re: No subject
May 21, 2008, 20:05
Kxmode
 
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Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 20:05
May 21, 2008, 20:05
 Kxmode
 
Dev please use tinyurl. That link condensed into http://tinyurl.com/5qxy6z

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No subject
May 21, 2008, 19:15
Dev
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May 21, 2008, 19:15
Dev
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Re: Hmm...
May 21, 2008, 17:01
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Re: Hmm... May 21, 2008, 17:01
May 21, 2008, 17:01
 
If he gets disbarred by the Florida Bar, it's on his record, no one will hire him. Disbarment will kill his career in its tracks.

Wrong. Go to another state. He is self employed, and I BELIEVE files in multiple states under multiple licenses.

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Jack Thompson
May 21, 2008, 15:16
Kxmode
 
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Jack Thompson May 21, 2008, 15:16
May 21, 2008, 15:16
 Kxmode
 
He needs a new slogan. How about "Jack Thompson!" (e.g. "Denny Crane!"). That way in case no one believes they're in the room with the Jack Thompson he can assure them that it's real. He should also add the exclamation mark after his name on all business collateral. He should probably register his name as well.

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Re: No subject
May 21, 2008, 13:36
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Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 13:36
May 21, 2008, 13:36
 
Hope he enjoys being Bubba's butt buddy in the slammer, since some of these also include jail time.
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Re: No subject
May 21, 2008, 12:35
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May 21, 2008, 12:35
 
The site is up, just getting severely hammered by the look of things.

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No subject
May 21, 2008, 11:38
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No subject May 21, 2008, 11:38
May 21, 2008, 11:38
 
is gamepolitics down? did this story kill their site?

No, I'll bet they had to shut down as they just received a legal threat from ol' Jackie boy, stating they'd better not write anymore stories about him, or he'll sue. GP's lawyers are probably looking it over now, laughing their asses off...

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Re: Attn: Mr Thompson
May 21, 2008, 11:15
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Re: Attn: Mr Thompson May 21, 2008, 11:15
May 21, 2008, 11:15
 
I was hoping they would send him to FPMITA prison, but I think that's kind of unlikely (and he would enjoy it anyway)...

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Re: Attn: Mr Thompson
May 21, 2008, 10:51
NKD
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Re: Attn: Mr Thompson May 21, 2008, 10:51
May 21, 2008, 10:51
NKD
 
Up next, photos of Leland Yee cheating on his wife with George Takei. Then we can truly game in peace.

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Re: Attn: Mr Thompson
May 21, 2008, 10:37
nin
 
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Re: Attn: Mr Thompson May 21, 2008, 10:37
May 21, 2008, 10:37
 nin
 

Suck it, Jackie boy!



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Re: Hmm...
May 21, 2008, 10:35
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Re: Hmm... May 21, 2008, 10:35
May 21, 2008, 10:35
 
is gamepolitics down? did this story kill their site?

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Re: Hmm...
May 21, 2008, 10:34
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Re: Hmm... May 21, 2008, 10:34
May 21, 2008, 10:34
 
Well Im pretty sure that he helped the game industry giving certain games a sort of "infamy" that could be converted to $$$.

Well hope the crusade was worth your fucking job Jack!

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Re: Hmm...
May 21, 2008, 10:21
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Re: Hmm... May 21, 2008, 10:21
May 21, 2008, 10:21
 
No. If he gets disbarred by the Florida Bar, it's on his record, no one will hire him. Disbarment will kill his career in its tracks. He can try to get another lawyer to file for him, but since he's been sanctioned, he can't do it himself. With these charges against him, he doesn't have a chance in hell of getting out of this. I guarantee you he'll try to appeal, but I don't think he's going to succeed. This guy just got nailed to the wall, so he deserves everything that's coming to him.

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Re: Hmm...
May 21, 2008, 10:19
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Re: Hmm... May 21, 2008, 10:19
May 21, 2008, 10:19
 
So what are the consequences to him now?

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May 21, 2008, 10:18
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May 21, 2008, 10:18
 
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Hmm...
May 21, 2008, 10:02
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Hmm... May 21, 2008, 10:02
May 21, 2008, 10:02
 
Won't he just be able to move to another state and do his lawsuits from there? (I'm not from the US, so correct me if I'm wrong)

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