My slick and shiny balls
This lawsuit got filed, and before I got to have any real fun with it… the Above the Law Lawsuit was dismissed. I got to write one measly letter.
Shame… I was really hoping to open up this can of whup ass I have lying around. Now what am I gonna do with it?
Hat tip to commenter #9 for the title.
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Well, this certainly takes the fun out of things. I hope you’re proud of yourself.
Awesome! Any way you could share some of the highlights of the letter?
Or just post the letter?
I believe that doing so would be improper. It was a settlement communication. The case is over. No need to post anything more. Although I have some serious criticism of the decision to file the suit in the first place, everyone is entitled to a mulligan. Professor Jones did rectify his error as quickly as one could, before too much in legal fees got spent. Accordingly, I see no reason to heap anything more than what I’ve already said.
A settlement communication, really? Having read the complaint, if I had sent a letter to the nutty professor prior to filing a MTD, it would have been a sanctions safe-harbor letter under FLS 57.105(4). I’m guessing that’s exactly what you did. On the other hand, I can respect the decision to save D Jones further embarrassment.
The settlement privilege would prevent the letter being introduced in court — but not its being posted on the internet.
Can I make fun of him now?
So where’s the letter?
Ha. Congrats. You made me laugh. Oh–and good job with the case, too.
open the can of whup ass about this: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/11/03/secret-copyright-tre.html
Fantastic! Between this and your anti-Glenn-Beck masterpiece, you are really on a roll. Good work!
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Marc, you da man :-)
haha. Sorry you missed out! Maybe next time! You are def. on to something..
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