Bellwether trial update: a delicate art of bullshitting under oath

Posted: October 24, 2012 by SJD in Bellwether trial, Lipscomb, XArt
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Previous coverage:

 

After defense attorneys called out copyright troll Chris Fiore’s lies and informed Judge Baylson, the judge ruled (emphasis is mine):

…within ten (10) days, if service of the Complaint on the Defendants is not effectuated, Plaintiff shall file a “memorandum advising the Court as to why service has not been made on any Defendant, and how Plaintiff intends to proceed with regard to that Defendant.” Plaintiff has filed no such memorandum. Moreover, contrary to Plaintiff’s representation that it forwarded this Court’s October 3, 2012 Order to each Defendants’ Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), counsel for one Defendant has advised the Court that, based on a conversation with the Legal Response Center at Comcast Cable, which is the ISP for most of the defendants, Plaintiff never informed Comcast Cable of the Court’s Order.

In light of these recent developments, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:

1. Plaintiff shall promptly file a memorandum and certificate under oath subject to the penalties of perjury advising the Court, in detail, with names and dates, what contact Plaintiff has had with any ISP concerning the subject matter of this Court’s October 3, 2012 Order, and any follow-up.

Not being a lawyer, I initially described the order as “balanced,” but shortly I received a tweet from an attorney:

 

After this useful lesson in Legalese, I realized that things were getting much more interesting than I thought. As Raul put it,

This places Fiore in a double bind: if he tells the truth under oath, he may get hit with sanctions, yet, if he files a falsehood under oath to avoid sanctions, he can face perjury problems.

I did not have a slightest idea how Fiore would squeeze himself from between a rock and a hard place, and waited for his sworn memo impatiently. Fortunately, it did not take long, and today we have an entertaining read, although not written by our little troll: his master Keith Lipscomb came to rescue and lent the helping lissome furry body hand to his disciple.

I don’t want to analyze this masterpiece: read it, and I hope you’ll laugh uncontrollably as I did. While discussing this timeless piece in the comments, don’t be hard on Lipscomb: he did his best to entertain all of us. Also, according to Homer Simpson, this type of behavior should be encouraged:

 

Enjoy the memo:

 

The open question of the day: Will Judge Baylson be as amused as we are?

First reactions :)

First comments were hilarious, not unexpected. Thank you, guys.

I hope this judge has a sturdy bullshit detector, because I ran this document through mine and it EXPLODED! It’s a damn shame he couldn’t work a dog into the story somehow. Then maybe he could have brought the dog with him to court and said something like “Toby didn’t mean it your honor–didya little guy?” and then rubbed his head.

I was wondering what you were getting at in your comments and I figured it would just be more of the usual bread and butter Troll BS, maybe some condescension and insults directed at the court, judge, defendants and their attorneys, but this load of crap is well beyond unexpected. [...]

I was waiting for the aliens and their ray guns to be the cause of the burst pipe. I bet they were under orders from some cigarette smoking man. Seriously? How lame can you get. There was this legal assistant didn’t get the info to the paralegal who then couldn’t get the info to Fiore who, of course, can’t possibly be expected to keep track of a case he is litigating—and all because we had a pipe burst in our office. Are you kidding me? I think I lost 50 IQ points just reading that memo.

Update: bullshitting or outright lies?

10/24/2012

A commenter who I know for a long time and have no slightest reason to question her credibility, reports:

Good Morning Ladies & Gentlemen,

I read Mr. Lipscomb’s “Memorandum Advising The Court As To What Contact Plaintiff Has Had With The ISP Concerning The Subject Matter Of The Court’s October 03, 2012 Order And Any Followup” document, and offer here the following:

The name of the building where Mr. Lipscomb’s office is located is called One Biscayne Tower. The phone number of the building is 305-374-5678. The name of the receptionist (today) who answers the phone for the entire building is “Vanessa.” I spoke to her two minutes ago.

I told her that it was my understanding that the building had a flood in the penthouse. She became alarmed, thinking I was talking about a flood occurring today, and she was initially confused. She then said no one had reported a flood to her today, but then offered information about a penthouse flood that occurred “a long time ago.” I asked her how long ago. She said the flood occurred in June of 2012. I asked her if there had been another flood in October, she said no, just in June.

I then asked her if everything was “back to normal now.” She said the flood damage was localized and repaired within less than a week.

Accordingly, for the statements made in Case No. 12-02084, whereby Mr. Lipscomb claims to make it sound as though he had been swimming in water in his penthouse suite in October of 2012, no such swimming occurred because the water and the ensuing damage had long since been corrected.

It is beyond my comprehension how arrogant the crooks are to think that no one is watching and performing elementary fact checking.

10/24 late afternoon update:

Tamaroff & Tamaroff say in a tweet that they (Lipscomb) did work from home:

we saw the damage. It actually was fairly extensive & they were working from home, but that’s what Worldox is for.

That does not make Lipscomb’s excuses less lame though.

Followup

Bellwether trial update: Telephone conference, new filings. New updates will be posted there.

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Comments
  1. dosifreakindoe says:

    I hope this judge has a sturdy bullshit detector, because I ran this document through mine and it EXPLODED! It’s a damn shame he couldn’t work a dog into the story somehow. Then maybe he could have brought the dog with him to court and said something like “Toby didn’t mean it your honor–didya little guy?” and then rubbed his head.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering what you were getting at in your comments and I figured it would just be more of the usual bread and butter Troll BS, maybe some condescension and insults directed at the court, judge, defendants and their attorneys, but this load of crap is well beyond unexpected.

    It really is amazing that such an incredibly convoluted series of events conspired to make it look like Malibu is trying to avoid getting railroaded into trying their cases. So unfortunate to Lipscomb that these miraculous events have unfairly made it look like he, his firm, and his clients are full of crap.

    I wonder if the judge is going to be alarmed and annoyed that Lipscomb wrote this response instead of Plaintiff’s attorney of record. It really fails to explain why Fiore himself wasn’t on the ball, arguably it throws him under the bus.

    I’m curious to see if they try to use the same excuse in CO if the heat gets turned up regarding Malibu’s failure to provide discovery.

  4. sharp as a marble says:

    don’t you have to file pro hac vise to be able to claim authority over a case where you are not a member of the bar? this still shows that fiore is a useless fuck. seriously “my office was flooded” SERIOUSLY?!?!?! failure due to plumbing is still a failure to follow a COURT ORDER. i see sanctions in the future no matter what else happens with the case.

    • That Anonymous Dude says:

      Lipscomb has been admitted pro hac vice for Malibu Media v. Does 1-16, 2:12-cv-02078-MMB which is one of the cases that Baylson consolidated. So, technically, he’s admitted to practice pro hac vice.

      “9/12/2012 ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF MICHAEL KEITH LIPSCOMB, ESQ. TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT IS GRANTED. ( SIGNED BY HONORABLE MICHAEL M. BAYLSON ON 9/12/12. ) 9/12/12 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(gn, ) (Entered: 09/12/2012)”

      Broken pipe in the office though? Come on. Next it’s gonna be “someone stuck a potato in my exhaust” or “my ass hurts” or “I don’t wanna!!!!” Baylson is gonna flip shit when he sees this and hopefully sanction at least Fiore for being a fucking moron and hopefully Lipscomb for being a fucking scumbag.

  5. CM Doe says:

    I think this falls under “plumbing negligence” :-) LOL

  6. Raul says:

    Cute how the memorandum advises the court that Fiore just rubber-stamps anything Lipscomb tells him to sign without even bothering to check its veracity. Likewise, since when has Lipscomb been authorized to practice law in PA or to file papers in the EDPA?

    • That Anonymous Dude says:

      He’s pro hac vice in Malibu v. Does 1-16 (2:12-cv-02078-MMB), one of the cases that Baylson consolidated. Does that make him pro hac vice in Malibu v. Does 1-14? I don’t know but I would lean toward an emphatic “no.”

  7. DieTrollDie says:

    Really!!! This is a BIG case – “Bellwether” – not one of the simple copyright trolls cases. New case law is being made and it will have an effect on all the porn Troll cases present and future. For these Troll firms, it is a threat to their very existence. First off, Shame on Fiore for you failure to do the best for your client in this matter. You dare have your boss speak up for you in a joke of an attempt to say it was a comedy of errors and not your fault. For a case like this Fiore and Lipscomb should have personally been working the issue. Sloppy and it speaks volumes of the character (lack of) of the these firms. This shows what they think of the judge and what he is doing. Even if there was an “office flood,” it would not have stopped two firms from taking reasonable steps to contact the ISP legal department. Hell, most of us could have accomplished this out of our house with a normal internet connect. Stupid lies from sad Trolls.

    DTD :)

    • Raul says:

      With the increasing judicial determinations that a subscriber is not necessarily an infringer it will be interesting to see if anyone makes a Rule 12 motion to dismiss. It’s been raised in other cases and the trolls have shut down the lawsuits rather than risk a determination.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So if I’m reading this right the plaintiff’s counsel is either a liar or he’s incompetent. I hope the judge asks him which he wants to be. I would also love it if the judge didn’t buy his story and asked the legal assistant and paralegal who supposedly made the mistake to also sign a document under oath. It would also be hilarious if he asked for documentation of the broken pipe repairs (receipt, service orders, etc.). I’m sure that won’t happen but it would if I was the judge.

  9. CTVic says:

    So they served the ISPs in May, but hadn’t heard anything until the last minute after the judge compelled them to act October? The whole “plumbing ate my homework” excuse for October is lame and amusing and all … but it STILL doesn’t account for what didn’t happen throughout June, July, August or September.
    2-3 weeks for response from ISPs is usual … but what happened to the TWENTY weeks in the interim? Twenty week process error? Methinks Lipscomb just perjured hisself.

    • sharp as a marble says:

      no, those does filed motions that weren’t ruled on until the order for the trial, thus they would not have had their info released until the ruling.

    • 88 Year Old Defender says:

      Incorrect. We know what happened in June. They were fixing the damage in his office. As for July, August & September, well, that’s another matter entirely.

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  11. 88 Year Old Defender says:

    Good Morning Ladies & Gentlemen,

    I read Mr. Lipscum’s “Memorandum Advising The Court As To What Contact Plaintiff Has Had With The ISP Concerning The Subject Matter Of The Court’s October 03, 2012 Order And Any Followup” document, and offer here the following:

    The name of the building where Mr. Lipsum’s office is located is called One Biscayne Tower. The phone number of the building is 305-374-5678. The name of the receptionist (today) who answers the phone for the entire building is “Vanessa.” I spoke to her two minutes ago.

    I told her that it was my understanding that the building had a flood in the penthouse. She became alarmed, thinking I was talking about a flood occurring today, and she was initially confused. She then said no one had reported a flood to her today, but then offered information about a penthouse flood that occurred “a long time ago.” I asked her how long ago. She said the flood occurred in June of 2012. I asked her if there had been another flood in October, she said no, just in June.

    I then asked her if everything was “back to normal now.” She said the flood damage was localized and repaired within less than a week.

    Accordingly, for the statements made in Case No. 12-02084, whereby Mr. Lipscum claims to make it sound as though he had been swimming in water in his penthouse suite in October of 2012, no such swimming occurred because the water and the ensuing damage had long since been corrected.

    • AC says:

      Oh this is goooooood. Thank you for that information. I can see it now: faced with the dilemma SJD described, of either having to face sanctions or to face perjury, Lipscomb concocts an excuse based on half-truths, that sounds plausible, but just crazy enough that the judge might not question it.

      This information HAS to get into the hands of Leonard French or Charles Thomas, or any of the other Doe Defenders to get this information into the Judge’s hands.

      • SJD says:

        It is in their hands already: I’m more than sure they read every comment related to this trial. And they may not be exactly happy as any publicity is a double-edged sword: it harms trolls immensely, but it also harms defense by giving away information prematurely and giving crooks a chance to prepare. I’m convinced that the former is of a greater value though, and I cannot do anything about it anyway — short of shutting down the blog or implementing pre-moderation: needless to say I won’t do it. It is what it is. I feel their frustration and experience a slight guilt, but I’m feeling no more guilty than if I invited you for a walk in the park and it started raining. I can offer an umbrella, but I cannot stop the rain.

        • Anonymous says:

          Basically our entire legal system has been constructed by lawyers for the benefit of lawyers. Voters are ultimately at fault for electing lawyers almost exclusively, and should expect nothing less than for the people they elect to manipulate the system for their own benefit. We are where we are because this the world lawyers want and what the rest of us get when they are permitted to regulate themselves, so if they don’t like transparency, whether they are a Troll or a Doe Defender, they can cry me a river. Defenders have benefited and are benefiting tremendously from the free research and publicity that this community brings, and many of them wouldn’t be in this line of work or have clients if not for SJD. They may look down their noses at our laymen’s understanding of the law, but on the other hand, based on the many legal filings I have read while following these cases, my overall respect for the profession continues to go down, down, down. They certainly have reason to fear the rest of us becoming informed about their not-so-magical-afterall little world.

    • Anonymous says:

      I read this and I just about gave myself a stroke from the rage I feel. These crooks are perpetrating a fraud on the courts day in and day out and they never seem to be held accountable. I am a little dismayed that now Lip-scum will try to back-peddle and bribe his way out of this ala the receptionist, building facilities, etc.

      He no doubt has seen this as well and is trying to cover his tracks as we speak. Since he’s in the penthouse I’m sure he’s viewed as a big tenant. I bet he’s trying to contact the landlord right now to get stories straight and offer compensation to corroborate his story.

    • SJD says:

      Tamaroff & Tamaroff say in a tweet that they (Lipscomb) did work from home:

      we saw the damage. It actually was fairly extensive & they were working from home, but that’s what Worldox is for.

      That does not make Lipscomb’s excuses less lame though.

    • John Doe says:

      “On October 3, 2012 the Court entered an Order denying Defendants’ motion in part, and Ordering Plaintiff to serve the John Doe Defendants within 10 days. At that time, my office was under complete reconstruction due to a flood caused by a burst pipe.”

      {emphasis mine}

      So in other words, you just caught Lipscum committing perjury.

      • 88 Year Old Defender says:

        I agree, but more important is how many cases he has filed, followed up on, filed pleadings for or in any other manner communicated with the court during the same time frame. Is he trying to say that during that same time frame he wasn’t just disabled, but instead totally and completely devoid of any means to comply with the court’s Order? Was he unable to even go into the office? Were his employees all dispatched to remote locations, such that they had no internet access whatsoever? What about extortion letters? Were there no letters mailed out to his victims at all, again during this same time frame?

        Judges aren’t stupid; they are just overworked and overburdened, in part because of people like Lipscum. Someone simply needs to bring all of this to the judge’s attention.

        The question of the day is, why hasn’t an email list of ALL of the judges been compiled in order to create an emailing list, or can’t one even be created? Admitted, it would be a very large list, but if all of us participated by districts, I would tend to think attachment copies of significant Orders could be circulated much quicker.

        I used to have one for State Court judges, but I’ve never known of one for Federal.

  12. Anonymous says:

    if you had a choice between Walking Dead or this trial if it was on TV which would you choose? LOL

    • Anonymous says:

      Nothing ever happens on The Walking Dead. This stuff is actually interesting. I read this site every day and don’t even bother with that show, so you can guess my answer.

  13. The Tod says:

    Next Step: Call the repair company/person for the date stamped paper trail/extent of the damage. Vanessa sounds like she would be more then helpful in releaseing such information. Happy hunting!

    • Anonymous says:

      If the damage was as extensive as they make it sound I sure they would also have a insurance claim. I may be wrong but don’t most insurance companies send out a claims person to document the damage both in writing and with photos?

      • That Anonymous Dude says:

        Yeah, a claims adjuster. They take pictures, all the shit goes into a file so it can be used if the customer decides to contest something or there’s a lawsuit. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve taken any insurance coursework but I doubt it’d be that hard to get the adjuster’s report and pictures if Lipscum asked the company for the report and submitted it, even could do it under seal. Now, would he do that? Probably not.

  14. 88 Year Old Defender says:

    I understand your rage, but in a way making him cover the tracks sometimes causes fatal errors. I have been through more court trials than anyone here has ever known about. I have served as a juror, expert witness, and a litigant for more than 40 years. I am by no means inexperienced when it comes to going to court and know full well the importance of taking the oath and telling the truth. As a pro per litigant, all by myself, I have never, not once, lost a case in court.

    I have sued lawyers. More than once, I have watched my defendant’s cases fail miserably because they haven’t been truthful in their testimony. And on at least four occasions in my lifetime, lawyers have either been suspended or disbarred because of my reports to the California State Bar. One of them committed suicide on the eve of his hearing, and I became enraged over it because I wanted him to suffer as he had made others suffer with his lies under the cloak of being an officer of the court. Officer of the Court, my ass.

    No one should ever doubt my allegiance and loyalty to this board or any blog that covers the Fleecing of Innocent People with bogus unsubstantiated infrigement cases. In 2011, Ira Siegel in Beverly Hills made the serious mistake of accusing an 88 year old woman who could have never committed infrigement of some filthy pornography. For his actions, and the actions of people like Lipscum (intentionally mis-spelled) all of them can and will be exposed for each and every lie they try to assert.

    Be less concerned that Lipscum will try to cover his tracks, and pay more attention to the ways he tries to do it. As has often been said in my cases, when a defendant or defense counsel is digging their own grave, do nothing to stop him.

    Mr. Lipscum, you have made my list. Enjoy the heat.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is my favorite response of the day.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you have experience complaining to the California State Bar, we should talk about nailing Brett Langdon Gibbs to the wall. He filed a lot of cases asking for statutory damages for copyright infringement when the underlying work was not actually registered with the Copyright Office…

      • 88 Year Old Defender says:

        Actually, complaining to the State Bar and getting them to act are two entirely different matters. In California, the Bar is overwhelmed with complaints and the turnaround time can be months or even a year before the complaint gets examined and analyzed by one of their attorneys. When dealing with the Bar, one must exercise patience.

        Your suggestion to complain about underlying work that was not actually registered with the Copyright Office is a good point, but unbelievably not something they would sanction a lawyer for. In this state, the act must be heinous and involve a bad act and a victim. None of us here are specific victims of the underlying work pleadings you describe, so therefore their lawyers would view a complaint about it as heresay. Believe me, I have been down that road before.

        Lawyers know that what I saying here is true, and it’s typical of the Rules of Professional Conduct that are unilaterally found throughout the United States. In order to get the Bar’s attention about something you’re describing here, en masse, the judge hearing the case would have to make the referral.

        What most people don’t understand is that our court system is broken when it comes to “everyday perjury.” In court, it becomes more of a game to see who can tell the most lies and get away with it. The best thing a litigant can do is prove that the statements made were lies, and then the case can BEGIN to fall in your favor. To gain a conviction for perjury in your garden variety civil case, the judge would need to be irritated, upset, offended and possibly even infuriated before viewing the matter as a potential perjury case. Lawyers know this, too.

        HERE IS THE REASON WHY: Lawyers have this concept in their brain that aggressive litigation for their client’s position is allowable under any and all circumstances. They will stop short of admitting that they lie in their pleadings, but always point to their strong stand of advocacy for their client, and this seems to be the way they skirt the perjury laws and get away with what they do.

        The way to get to a bad lawyer is to beat him at his own game. This is done, in part, by allowing him to dig the hole deeper and deeper until there is no way for him to crawl back out. Lipscum is on the way to becoming such a cretin. I want to see him wiggle out of this one.

      • That Anonymous Dude says:

        California State Bar, IL Supreme Court (ARDC) in Illinois, Florida Bar, they all drag ass. Just look at some of the disbarments in Illinois. Like this piece of shit…I mean, piece of work. Back in June the ARDC just got around to recommending disbarment for a former Madison County (judicial hellhole) attorney who’s five years into a 12 year stretch in federal prison for a 2007 conviction for bankruptcy fraud and kiddie porn (he was using naked pics of his stepdaughter as leverage in a divorce or something, scumbaggery to the nth degree). Five fucking years to RECOMMEND disbarment. Then the Illinois Supreme Court has the final say, and they haven’t said shit yet. He was licensed in Missouri too and they disbarred his ass back in 2011. SCOTUS didn’t fuck around, they disbarred his ass back in June after he lost his appeal with the Seventh Circuit.

        • 88 Year Old Defender says:

          And, therefore, you understand what I am talking about. Monetary sanctions in civil cases are becoming more and more of the norm, but still it takes more than a mere allegation to get the fire burning under a judge’s puh-tootee.

          What has been working in our favor has been the sheer volume of cases that are all taking on the same spots of the leopard. It’s been more than obvious that these bottom feeding pigs have been gravitating to the trough often enough that judges are now coming to realize this is beyond normal litigation. Problematic is the length of time it took to get to this point, but like everything else in life, it takes patience.

          There’s a reason why Ira Siegel is no longer handling infringement cases in California and it has nothing to do with incompetency or because his overseer said he needed to quit. He quit on his own when he saw all of his personal information splattered all over the internet, including every skeleton in his closet. He had decided it wasn’t worth it to continue extorting from the innocent ones when he realized nothing about his life (his entire life) was secret anymore. He got paranoid when he started seeing commentaries on blogs that pointed to conversations he had been having with colleagues and peers. He thought had had been talking to his friends in confidence. All of that changed when word-for-word comments he had made to someone in confidence began turning up online for everyone to see and read. Suddenly, the people he had trusted, he could no longer trust. Thus, no more Ira Siegel cases.

          As I have said before, to get to a lawyer you need to beat him at his own game. Investigate the crap out of him, find the dirty laundry and hang it out to dry in public. It was successful with Siegel, and I believe it would be successful again with Lipscum. The dirt is out there, all someone needs to do is find it and expose him for what he really is. An extorting cretin.

        • Anonymous says:

          I’ve been wondering how long it’ll be before someone has a PI on Steele, Lipscomb and/or some of their puppets. At this point there is possibly a huge payday in it for whoever breaks apart their scams first and gets dibs on the damage award that BKs them. It could be a named Doe who wants the info potentially for use in their own defense, it could be someone who got a threat letter and was subsequently ignored but wants revenge, it could be a 3rd party like an investigative journalist looking for a scoop. If they aren’t being tailed already, it’s only a matter of time. People spring for PIs to find out who their spouse is cheating on or who their ex is seeing, etc. Do you think after extorting thousands of people, nobody is crawling up the Trolls’ asses?

        • That Anonymous Dude says:

          What makes these idiots think that their lives will be anything but out in the open once they start fucking with people on a wholesale basis anyway? Seriously, it’s like they’ve completely lost all common sense and the only thing they see is the color green. I’m glad that scumbag Siegel is gone but we’ve still gotta deal with asshats like Steele and Lipscum. Is Lipscum the overseer of Cable, Meier, and Kotzker as well? And about the state bar associations…yeah, they drag ass, it’s lawyers policing lawyers. Same thing as accountants policing accountants with the AICPA (as far as “good standing” is concerned), states regulate licensure, slow as hell though. What I would just LOVE to see is one of these assholes investigated by a state AG or a US Attorney. Even better, under federal indictment (but I’d settle for state) even if it’s one of their minions because I’m extreme confident that Fiore would squeal on Lipscum if he were facing federal (or even state) charges and offered a generous plea bargain, such as immunity. Same for Duffy, Gibbs, Perea, and anyone else associated with Steele.

          I can’t believe Baylson hasn’t gone nuclear on Fiore. Now there’s Lipscum and his shenanigans…office-flooding, explaining to a federal judge how his office works, blah blah. If I were a federal judge and these pieces of work were trying to play me for a fool day in, day out, I’d set up a conference call just for the sole purpose of screaming “I WANT PICTURES OF YOUR OFFICE AND THE ORIGINAL COPY OF THE INSURANCE CLAIMS ADJUSTER’S REPORT!” at Lipscum and then issue an order to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned. Hell, if I were presiding over this case, I would’ve already threatened Fiore with sanctions. Then again, I’m no federal judge and never will be…my temper is way too short to even be an attorney :P

          You said it best, play their game but play it better. Thousands of minds (plus disgruntled insiders) are always better than one. We’re digging up shit here and there, but what’ll be left over when we’re done is one big ass pile of shit. It’s unfortunate that it’s taken years for the judiciary to wise up and see what’s going on, however I’m not surprised as there’s a learning curve when it comes to any type of “new” litigation. I’m not terribly familiar with Lipscum, however I do realize that he and Steele are cut from the same cloth. Greedy, narcissistic, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, disrespectful, disgusting individuals (did I forget anything). Give them enough rope and they’ll hang themselves. I want to be able to Google “John Steele and have at least the top 10 results be about his douchebaggery. Same thing with Lipscum. Destroy their reputations through honesty and public exposure, which is what they’ve tried to do to 300,000 other people but with dishonesty (to put it mildly).

          On a side note, why the fuck is Lipscum trolling? He graduated cum laude from Cornell University School of Law. He shouldn’t need to troll…but I’m betting he’s driven by pure, unadulterated greed. Fortunately for us, greed will always come back to bite you in the ass if you don’t know when to quit (99% of people never know when to cut bait) and these assclowns obviously don’t realize that they should’ve quit a long long time ago. Is Lipscum even admitted pro hac vice as far as this case in concerned? I know he has a pro hac vice admission for another Malibu case that Baylson is presiding over that was consolidated, but not for this case specifically.

  15. Byte says:

    “At that time, my office was under complete reconstruction due to a flood caused by a burst pipe. My staff was required to work remotely from a variety of locations with minimal access to files.”

    Don’t forget to figure out why the staff was working remotely. Are they working from his home? If not he WAS talking about the office building where the damage was… back in JUNE. Have they been working remotely since? Should be easy to find out.

  16. 88 Year Old Defender says:

    One Biscayne Blvd. in Miami is, without a doubt, a handsome building that faces the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. To even think, for a moment, that a building of that size and obvious reputation would allow damages to remain inside a penthouse suite, for a seemingly large law firm, for longer than a week or maybe two weeks max, is ludicrous.

    Further, a flood like the one described, for the length of time it purportedly took to repair, equates to damages. There would be damages for loss of productivity, loss of use, and a lengthy list of other damages that lawyers typically cook up when they sue.

    Where is the lawsuit for damages against the owner of the building?

    Think about it.

  17. SaveADoeStarveATroll says:

    I was waiting for the aliens and their ray guns to be the cause of the burst pipe. I bet they were under orders from some cigarette smoking man. Seriously? How lame can you get. There was this legal assistant didn’t get the info to the paralegal who then couldn’t get the info to Fiore who, of course, can’t possibly be expected to keep track of a case he is litigating–and all because we had a pipe burst in our office. Are you kidding me? I think I lost 50 IQ points just reading that memo.

    • 88 Year Old Defender says:

      You are correct, and also incorrect. To the best of my knowledge, Karma doesn’t smoke.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is shameful and pathetic even if true. Do your job, don’t look for excuses not to do it. How is he going to expect judges or Does to take his threats seriously when at every turn he is looking for a reason not to litigate?

  18. SJD says:

    We need to open the Museum of Eaten Homeworks. Paul Duffy and his spam filter. (Thanks to TAD for a good laugh.)

    • Porno Doe says:

      I think it is about time Richmond Chemicals hears about why their Legal Counsel missed a deadline. He is damn busy extorting people. The need to know! today, I mean now! Sent!

      • That Anonymous Dude says:

        You sent them an email? I commend your initiative :) Funny enough, I found that case because an anonymous poster on the Steele thread posted something about Duffy fucking up and putting the case on wefightpiracy.com. Instead of pulling it off there (why the hell would I do that) I decided to run it on ILND’s CM/ECF and much to my surprise, I found that and much more :) Did you check out the docket with the orders? I find it funny how one order for compliance went to his spam folder and the order for dismissal for non-compliance made it STRAIGHT to his inbox. I don’t believe in coincidences.

        • Porno Doe says:

          yes, fairly easy to find. Pretty sure the email was forwarded to Sunil Srivastava, CEO of the company. I called to follow up to see if the customer service department could forward the email directly to him. Lets see if we get some increased traffic out of Oak Brook, IL.

          I’m pretty sure Buffy is reading this now and getting ready to call to do damage control, but these people are scientists and not going to buy his BS.

          http://www.rccorp.us/contact.php

    • sharp as a marble says:

      don’t forget the guy who only checks his email once a week, forgot who that lawyer was but i am pretty sure it was an east coaster.

      and perea had a case dismissed for not showing up didn’t he, don’t remember what his excuse was.

      and then there’s the sanctions motion from a doe for another attorney who didn’t show up to a hearing.

      all kinds of funtards

      • That Anonymous Dude says:

        No this is a legitimate client of Duffy’s. Not a porn company. Which makes it SO MUCH better because his client is gonna ask him what the fuck is wrong with him, maybe fire him. Obviously if he’s taking on legit cases, trolling ain’t paying the bills.

  19. Sol says:

    This Lipscum seems just slippery enough to push the envelope and smart enough to know when to pull back. However, when you the burn the candle at both ends you better be careful.

  20. Irritated Troll Hater says:

    That is a beautiful view. Really is.

    My thought is….. If there was a pipe that burst and there was water flooding the office(s), why wasn’t the court immediately contacted? If they had a disaster in progress, they should have notified the court, asked for an extension, and have any and all paperwork ready to go for PROOF of an incident occuring after the damage was fixed.

    I commend 88 Year Old Defender for his contact with the receptionist. Excellent effort in receiving information. The receptionist probably didn’t/doesn’t realize that she may have killed a case for the one of the building tenants.

    It is a very comical response by Lipscomb. This guy is an attorney knowing full well the implications of lying to the courts. While the incident may have happened, to use it as an excuse several months later due to laziness, is downright stupid. I would love to see his face when Baylson informs him of having the knowledge of the lies and the repercussions resulting from the lies.

  21. that anonymous coward says:

    Sworn statements from the paralegals or it didn’t happen.

    • That Anonymous Dude says:

      Not a bad idea. Sworn statement from someone who isn’t a scumbag. Actually, the receptionist would be better :P

      • sharp as a marble says:

        if you do lipscum work for a lipscumbag then aren’t you scum by association? if you are in the military and your CO tells you to rape an innocent bystander and you do it are you not just as bad as your commander? lacking moral fortitude to oppose a sick leader is just as bad IMHO.

    • DieTrollDie says:

      Even if it happened, piss poor work ethic (go figure) and it doesn’t change the fact it was their responsibility. Even if they “rubber stamp” a signsture. It is their policy and the judge knows this. Stupid Trolls

      DTD :)

      • that anonymous coward says:

        I just want the paralegal on record admitting failure to perform the job as required.
        Then I want to see the paralegal facing the courts wrath.
        It is one thing to blame it on unnamed person, it is wholly another to blame a real person who might not be at fault and unwilling to support the narrative as told.

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