View Full Version : Game Over for Jack Thopmson!

Dark Paladin
09-25-2008, 03:48 PM
As found here: http://kotaku.com/5054772/jack-thompson-disbarred

Jack Thompson Disbarred

Is it finally game over for Florida lawyer and violent video game opponent Jack Thompson? Judgment has been entered in the case that started last year and came to a head when Judge Dava Tunis recommended permanent disbarment for the bombastic, showboating law man. The court has approved the report and has ordered that JT is officially disbarred as of 30 days from today.

The Court approves the corrected referee's report and John Bruce Thompson is permanently disbarred, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. If respondent notifies the Court in writing that he is no longer practicing and does not need the thirty days to protect existing clients, this Court will enter an order making the permanent disbarment effective immediately. Respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed.

Note that Thompson still has a chance for a retrial, only due to court sanctions the motion must me submitted by a member of the Florida Bar in good standing, and I don't know that anyone wants to touch this one. It's also worth noting that along with disbarment, Thompson has been ordered to reimburse the Florida Bar fees amounting to $43,675.35. Ouch.

09-27-2008, 08:53 PM
Karma sure is a (synonym for illegitimate offspring), isn't it?
While I agree that there should be a limit on videogame violence, I believe the onus is on the parents, not society.

09-28-2008, 10:46 AM
I read the article, but I'm curious to know if there was a specific game that got him disbarred?

09-28-2008, 01:40 PM
I read the article, but I'm curious to know if there was a specific game that got him disbarred?

Jack Thopmson has been suing over "improper" content in video games for ages. I don't think that this has to do with a specific game, rather the fact that he's wasted the court's time for years.

It's my understanding that his last case was against Rockstar, but I could be wrong.

09-28-2008, 04:09 PM
His last case was against Take-Two, specifically, if I recall. Take-Two is Rockstar's publisher.