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Jack Thompson sues Florida Bar and Supreme Court, faces 91 day disbarment

May 08 // Papa Niero    @destructoid

Everyone's favorite video game lawyer is apparently being considered for a temporary disbarment by the Florida Bar Association. As you've heard he's been on a bit of a legal warpath lately with the local powers that be, suing the Florida Bar as well as the Florida Supreme Court as well. While that takes more balls (or insanity) than I'll ever enjoy, it seems he might have a three month vacation he wasn't expecting:

The Bar has now demanded in writing that respondent Thompson accede to a 91-day suspension from the practice of law on the basis of his alleged unethical conduct… in

a) claiming that three families who are his clients are in fact his clients and

b) preparing expert witnesses for their depositions. 

…this demand that Thompson receive the vocational death penalty is based upon The Bar’s secret collaboration with Blank Rome lawyers who represent Take-Two, the makers of the Grand Theft Auto  murder simulation games.

I can't say that I'm surprised. Jack spoke with GamePolitics recently about the following allegations and, true to form, the old chap is going down with fists flailing. "I’m not suspended from the practice of law and won’t be.  I have no idea what The Bar is claiming in this absurd regard.  I have no complaint in that regard because there is no complaint.  This is all an over-reaching contrivance by The Florida Bar."

Like Quixote to the windmills, I suppose. I'll miss chasing him around town.


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