Jack is in a bit of trouble it seems…
Gamepolitics.com reported yesterday that Judge Dava Tunis, who presided over Jack Thompsons Florida Bar trial last year has recommended to The Florida Supreme Court that the very controversial lawyer be found guilty of a whole heap of professional misconduct charges. Thompson was charged with a total of 31 cases of misconduct, of which the Judge recommends that he be found guilty for 27 of them.
According to Gamepolitics.com, a report issued by the Judge last week said the following:
“After considering the arguments presented by the Florida Bar and the Respondent (Thompson), observing the Respondent’s demeanor during the nine-day trial proceedings, and carefully reviewing the record consisting of four volumes of exhibits totaling 1700 pages and approximately 2400 pages of transcribed testimony, the Court finds that the facts, circumstances and evidence presented regarding the Respondent’s conduct, supports a finding of guilt as to certain Florida Bar rules…”
These charges include:
Knowingly making a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunalKnowingly 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
Thompson is doing the honorable thing and throwing hissy fits about Judge Tunis, which is nothing compared to the fact that he is actually trying to sue the Florida Supreme Court as well. Now that’s one way to get the law on your side.
Last Updated: May 21, 2008