GamePolitics is reporting that Florida attorney and anti-video games firebrand, Jack Thompson, may be in hot water with the Florida Bar. JT is to face a disciplinary hearing and could possible be disbarred over his wacky antics during Strickland vs. Sony, a high-profile lawsuit he brought against several video game industry defendants in Alabama in February, 2005.
Thompson accused a fellow attorney of corruption and the Judge of being being in bed with "corporate criminal buddies' ie Sony and Take Two. Thompson goes on to send harassing emails to opposing counsel and Take Two CEO Paul Eibeler.
Thompson was asked by GamePolitics to comment on the impending hearing. JT never misses an opportunity to make friends.
"A referee is appointed and we have a trial. The Supreme Court reviews it later. The trial isn’t going to happen, however. I have sued The Bar in Circuit Court. It’s in far more trouble than I am."
Is his goose finally cooked? With someone so obviously nuts, what is all the hoopla about? It was only a matter of time before this man self-destructs.
I think that the courts finally realize that this man really is nuts. Its showing too. Lots of sites and foundations have already refused to associate themselves with him.
Matt Neuteboom Wrote:
See? This is what happens when someone physically abstains themselves from the healthy release and fantasy-living that is videogames. Oh Jack, if only you had takem a break and gone for a quick game of Counter-Strike... you wouldn't be so angry right now.
He wanted to play, but there aren't any mods of characters describing judges, lawyers and district attorneys. He would have loved head-shotting the Supreme Court with a Desert Eagle.
If he gets the boot, the li'l ambulance chaser will just pack up from Florida and resume his activities from any of the other 49 states. And to be honest, his "service" of parents against the industry is ineffective and counterproductive enough for me to want him to continue his crusade.
If you get disbarred in one state that is pretty much it.
You sure? I thought that not all states follow the "code of conduct" or whatever that's called.
He could be a nutjob...
but at the same time there are those that have a legitimate complaint. Most of the time these people in question have gone above and beyond to be nice, keep cool, and pull their punches and then when they have a chance to say something, they go way off the deep end and look like the bad guys themselves.
Eh, I'm not sure that that's the case here, just something to consider.