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Gun For Hire

by Kent J. (writer), Santa Rosa, July 03, 2007

The $54 million pair of pants gave rise to global outrage and demands again for litigation reform. Paul Rothstein, a Georgetown University law professor, said "This case was giving American justice a black eye around the world, and it was all the more upsetting because it was a judge and lawyer who were bringing the suit." Then Rothstein said after the court ruled that the ruling "restores one's confidence in the legal system." No, it hasn’t. Yeah, a judge ruled in favor of the South Korean dry cleaner who was sued by a wacko for $54 million over an alleged missing pair of pants. Yeah, this Judge Bartnoff ordered said wacko; one administrative law Judge Pearson, to pay the court costs of the Korean dry cleaner defendants. According to the defendant' attorney, Chris Manning, the fees were a bit more than $1,000. But what about the $100,000 plus in attorney fees?! A motion to recover the attorney fees will be considered later according to the papers. So tell, me, how does that "restore one's confidence in the legal system"?

The defendants’ attorney, said "Judge Bartnoff has spoken loudly in suggesting that, while consumers should be protected, abusive lawsuits like this will not be tolerated," Manning said in a statement. "Judge Bartnoff has chosen commonsense and reasonableness over irrationality and unbridled venom." Ya think! These types of lawsuits are legal terrorism. They are successfully used by bullies who lie to abuse weaker defendants. The Korean dry cleaners’ owners said “the trial exacted an enormous financial and emotional toll on them and exposed them to widespread ridicule. “ The owners of the Korean Dry Cleaners should get their $100,000 plus in attorney fees back. The wacko administrative law judge who sued them, should be ordered to also pay an amount equal to their attorney fees and costs, serve 30 days in jail, and get six years probation as his punishment. This wacko was his own cold-blooded gun for hire. He is the same as the three thugs Crazy Love’s Burt Pagich hired to throw lye in the face of Linda when she found out about his double life and also dumped him. That sort of punishment will hold these legal terrorists accountable for when they file such frivolous lawsuits. Others will then think twice before abusing the court system for such evil and expensive attacks.


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By Cindy on July 06, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Great article! I would add that one of the reforms should also be that these "legal terrorists," the plaintiff and their hired gun attorney, must be required to post a hefty bond with the court when they file their legal harrassment. Like three times what they are filing for. If proven true, they get bond back. If not, the bond is forfeited to the defendant to defray their costs and damages.
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By Charles, Jr on July 07, 2007 at 05:26 pm
How about we have a three strikes you're out law for these hired gun attorney thugs? The third time their bond is forfeited, they immediately and permanently lose their law license, get 15 days in jail, and 1000 hours of community service. For the Plaintiff ala Burt Pagich hiring the thugs, the third time a Plaintiff has their bond forfeited, they spend 30 days in jail, 5 years probation, and 500 hours of community service. That would also help to rein in these hired gun thug attorneys.
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By Bill on July 10, 2007 at 02:10 pm
Three strikes you're out for these legal terrorists sounds very good to me.
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By Jaime on July 12, 2007 at 12:08 pm
There are two kinds of attorneys. Ethical ones and these drama queen guns for hire who lie, cheat and harrass not to win for their client, but to drive up their legal fees for solely their own benefit. Court and court papers are a stage they act on as they brandish their guns, drop their voices, raise their voices, strike a pose, ambush their poor victims, stalk the room, give those overblown exagerated sighs, escalates the emotions and antaganism, all which bores the judge who just wants the facts thank you. Thugs? That they are. Legal terrorists? That they are. The legal reform must include these lawyers filing bonds as well as their plaintiffs. If proven true, they get the bond back. If not, the bond is forfeited to the defendant to defray their costs and damages. Add the three strikes you're out and that will force these thug lawyers to think twice before they file these horrificly damaging lawsuits that only they, for now, benefit from.
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By Kris on July 19, 2007 at 03:31 pm
I didn't know until I read this article that only the costs were awarded not the legal fees. Wow. That important fact was left out of mainstream media. I think there should only be one kind of attorney. None.
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By Kent J. on July 27, 2007 at 12:39 pm
"Power is the inflicting of pain and humiliation. Power is tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating?" - George Orwell, 1984 Legal terroism is another example of America's cultural shift to violence in sex, especailly domestic violence, and torture porn and terrorist lawyers in their escalating demonization of the victim, especailly the wife/girlfriend/significant other. It's a deliberate, conscious choice by the perpetuator. David Edelstein in New York Magazine wrote "Fear supplants empathy and makes us all potential torturers, doesn't it? Post 9-11, we've engaged in a national debate about the morality of torture." In Orwells' 1984, the "thought criminal" Winston Smith's torturer says "Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a picture of a boot stamping on a human face forever." Once Upon A Time in America the Geneva Convention guranteed that "no physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion, may be inflicted on prisoners of war to secure from them information of any kind whatsoever." The $54 million dollar pair of pants and the Marin crossdresser with two wives suing one of his wives for the astonishing million and half bucks are tragic examples of mental torture via legal terorism to secure information and, incidently, to shut down a whistle blower, the wife with now his boot on her face, or punish a Korean dry cleaner. Too bad we don't give the same rights to the legal victims that we do to POWs. The comments do add another dimension to the article.
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By Cindy on August 21, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Call me a ranter. Perhaps it's fueled by the late, great sitcom's Sergeant Schulz of Hogan's Heroes: "I See Nothing." But there is a lot to get heated about. Is there any level of society where the simple courtesies are honored anymore? Think the lawyers will allow the system to change? Hell no! They are too busy worrying about how to avoid conflicts of interest and their malpractice negligence with the enormous profits they keep raking in. These lawyers now expect us to grovel in gratitude for the pleasure of receiving from them what used to be at minimum, a standard of customer service.
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By Brett M on August 22, 2007 at 03:48 pm
I'd pay big bucks to watch a reality show where we get to treat the lwayers how they treat us. Even bigger bucks to be on it and pick the lawyers I get to pay back for their abuse.
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By Ron on August 27, 2007 at 04:13 pm
I know a few of those drama queen hired gun attorneys I want to pay back on a reality show. Using them as shark bait immediately comes to mind. Oh, not dead, just bleeding - like they've bleed us.
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By Mistress Doctor on September 19, 2007 at 11:07 pm
Ever since the disgust of Bush v Gore, the attorneys even screw their own as well as us clients. Shame on the US Supreme Court, especially Sandra Day O'Connor.
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By KYLE on October 05, 2007 at 07:16 pm
Yes, thank you Justice O'Connor for overriding the will and vote of the American people when you put George W and his hoodlums into the highest American office. We have you to thank for the war with the thousands dead and even more thousands maimed, the deficit, global warming, the erosion of the dollar, the increase in the trade deficit, the loss our of civil liberties, and the rise of facism in America.
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By Cindy on October 06, 2007 at 04:14 pm
Good points about Justice O'Connor. I've heard she's had huge regrets since as she also is a bit shocked by how George W. has brought facism to America. And she's an old school Republican, a real Republican who also now understands that ole George W. and Dickie Cheney are pretend Republicans.
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By Annonymous on October 16, 2007 at 11:18 pm
Our Pres and VP are dangerous perverts.
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By Courtney on October 22, 2007 at 10:54 pm
Lawyers are the only ones who charge you for when they DON'T return your call. Tar, feather & run 'em all out of existence. King George W. Bush has already eliminated the rule of law anyway.
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By Ash Brittany on October 27, 2007 at 03:45 pm
Better be watching your back Kent as I'm sure you're now on some FBI and CIA etc lists as a possible enemy combatant for not being an American patriot as you want acountability for one's actions (abuse). A sociopath does not feel or have remorse for others, whether they are people or animals. Judge Pearson is a sociopath for bringing the lawsuit. So is Judge Bartnoff for failing to award the legal fees. So is Burt Pagich, and wasn't Crazy Love a scary and wierd documentary of a sociopath.
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By Larry-Lauren on October 30, 2007 at 07:13 pm
Let's take all the lawyers out back and beat the crap out of them
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By Bill on October 30, 2007 at 10:15 pm
yes to all of the above
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By Parker on November 02, 2007 at 06:19 pm
Lawyers are not like there TV versions. Real life they are all low life dirt bags.
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By Carol on November 05, 2007 at 11:26 pm
Let's take all the lawyers out in front and beat the crap out of them.
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By Charles on November 06, 2007 at 04:38 pm
They didn't get awarded their legal fees!!?? What a num-nut judge! Let's take all the judges out in front and beat the crap out of them.
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By Charles, Jr on November 14, 2007 at 10:34 pm
Lawyers, what are they good for? Absoultely nothing!
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By Kent J. on November 21, 2007 at 11:22 pm
This is way funny as I am still a newby attorney and I agree with the comments! I'm thinking of a career change.
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By Rose Mountain on November 23, 2007 at 11:50 am
We still need lawyers for social justice, civil rights, voters rights, consumers rights, environmental protection, etc
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By V on November 26, 2007 at 03:16 pm
Of course I read about this case when it came up but I have to say I just shook my head and dismissed it with a, "That's America for you." Sorry, but I'm being honest about what I thought at the time. It's sad to say that it is something that I simply expected from the profiteering racket that poorly masquerades as a career in law and, so too, what I've come to expect from a system gone mad on rules and regulations and a culture that uses the sue as the go to. Doesn't anyone just shrug their shoulders and say, "Well, that's a bummer, that was some bad luck," and then get on with their lives? Thanks for this article - although finally read 4 months later. It prompted some great comments and helped me, as a foreigner - gain some insight. Now that my country (Australia) is finally under a new regime (it has been half my life under a government I did not vote for), I hope that we will get back on track. We've been heading down this path for years. Good luck with the great escape! May you come to use your mind for good.
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By Joan W on November 26, 2007 at 10:43 pm
When my husband died, the lawyer was incompetent, and a greedy, blood-sucking leech. It was all about the money he could get out of me rather than the service he could provide me.
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By Annonymous on December 05, 2007 at 03:11 am
Dirty drama queen attorneys are apparently enabled by programs such as this. My jaw just about dropped when I stumbled across this item. It's indeed a sad day for our society when a theater has to stoop to teaching attorneys how to act, to supplement meager ticket sales to its productions. And the attorneys get Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for taking these fun little courses! Leave the foxes jurisprudence in charge of the hen house of law making and this is just the sort of nonsense that results... Acting For Lawyers: http://www.actorsworkout.com/mcle.htm
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By Mock Five on December 06, 2007 at 07:08 pm
anonymous reader: LOL, and the link is amazing. Savvy Mate
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By Annonymous on December 08, 2007 at 07:51 pm
Acting For Lawyers is REAL, only too real, alas...
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