Jack Thompson Disbarred! RIAA lost its $222K verdict!

Posted by Double Compile on Thursday, September 25. 2008 in Law

The Florida Supreme Court has approved Judge Dava Tunis' recommendations for the permanent disbarment of John B. "Jack" Thompson, forever and ever, amen.  They're also slapping him with $43,675.35 in disciplinary costs (facial!).

Basically, he's got 30 days to appeal or it's GAME OVER.  Of course, appealing will be very difficult because he needs another attorney in good standing with the bar to file the motion (so he can't do it himself).

This comes on the heels of the news that the RIAA lost its $222K verdict against Jammy Thomas! ZDNet writes:

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis dismissed the verdict, saying it was based on the faulty "making available" theory of distribution. Thomas will face a new trial, in which the RIAA will have to prove actual distribution.

The decision means the RIAA now has zero wins at trial, Wired notes.

Apparently, Thursday is a good day for law. 

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