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2014-03-20 08:25:31 AM
Is there a stronger, more German word than schadenfreude? Because if not, we should invent one for this story.
 
2014-03-20 09:51:30 AM
It seems that these lawyers may be threatening to breach a client's confidentiality for nonpayment. Is that allowed or is this the kind of thing that would get someone disbarred?
 
2014-03-20 09:51:39 AM
Earlier than usual.
 
2014-03-20 09:54:05 AM

WTF Indeed: Is there a stronger, more German word than schadenfreude? Because if not, we should invent one for this story.


vielestückescheiße
 
2014-03-20 09:58:08 AM
Probably hasn't payed because the case is still pending.
 
2014-03-20 10:08:13 AM
That was the most strangely-punctuated-by-photos article I believe I've ever read. I half expected the editor to start throwing in random images, such as "This is Barney the Dinosaur" or "This is not a pipe."
 
2014-03-20 10:10:16 AM

kbronsito: It seems that these lawyers may be threatening to breach a client's confidentiality for nonpayment. Is that allowed or is this the kind of thing that would get someone disbarred?


If a fee dispute arises, that can indeed happen if disclosure is unavoidable to present evidence to the court. The retainer agreements may also contain waivers if privilege in such disputes. Even so, attorneys keep detailed time records of their work with descriptions of the activity and the billing records alone could set down a road map of everything that was done even though many specific details may not be directly divulged.
 
2014-03-20 10:14:24 AM
What do you know, hiring a bunch of high priced lawyers to throw a pointless legal temper tantrum turns out to be expensive. A wise investment ARod.
 
2014-03-20 10:14:53 AM

Nabb1: kbronsito: It seems that these lawyers may be threatening to breach a client's confidentiality for nonpayment. Is that allowed or is this the kind of thing that would get someone disbarred?

If a fee dispute arises, that can indeed happen if disclosure is unavoidable to present evidence to the court. The retainer agreements may also contain waivers if privilege in such disputes. Even so, attorneys keep detailed time records of their work with descriptions of the activity and the billing records alone could set down a road map of everything that was done even though many specific details may not be directly divulged.


Yeah, does A-fraud really want his lawyers to air his dirty laundry in public?
 
2014-03-20 10:21:27 AM

kbronsito: It seems that these lawyers may be threatening to breach a client's confidentiality for nonpayment. Is that allowed or is this the kind of thing that would get someone disbarred?


Joe Tacopina doesn't seem too concerned with such things.
 
2014-03-20 10:25:55 AM

WTF Indeed: Is there a stronger, more German word than schadenfreude? Because if not, we should invent one for this story.


Has anyone used the term schanden-roid? Because I think we should start using that term.
 
2014-03-20 10:26:04 AM

Lost Thought 00: Probably hasn't payed because the case is still pending.


Probably hasn't payed because the guy is still a huge douche.
 
2014-03-20 10:52:02 AM
Why would anyone expect him to show integrity at this point?
 
2014-03-20 11:05:00 AM
Is that a man sitting next to Beyonce?
 
2014-03-20 11:07:06 AM
A-Rod baseball threads are worst baseball threads.

For Baseball Prospectus readers, there's an article today where a lip-reader transcribes argument footage between umpires and managers.  They're saying about what you think they're saying.  It's about 50% F-bombs by weight, which probably makes the lip-reader's job easier.
 
2014-03-20 11:09:28 AM

chimp_ninja: A-Rod baseball threads are worst baseball threads.

For Baseball Prospectus readers, there's an article today where a lip-reader transcribes argument footage between umpires and managers.  They're saying about what you think they're saying.  It's about 50% F-bombs by weight, which probably makes the lip-reader's job easier.


Why would I farking read that farking stuff?  It's farking monotonous; fark that. :D
 
2014-03-20 11:14:05 AM
so what is that? like maybe a weeks worth of games
 
2014-03-20 11:14:54 AM
I guess thats what you get when your closest confidant (and the person calling the shots for you, allegedly) has the legal experience of a potato and got where she is by riding the coattails of other people.
 
2014-03-20 11:16:02 AM

chimp_ninja: A-Rod baseball threads are worst baseball threads.

For Baseball Prospectus readers, there's an article today where a lip-reader transcribes argument footage between umpires and managers.  They're saying about what you think they're saying.  It's about 50% F-bombs by weight, which probably makes the lip-reader's job easier.


You're not fooling anyone, Alex.
 
2014-03-20 11:16:09 AM

chimp_ninja: A-Rod baseball threads are worst baseball threads.

For Baseball Prospectus readers, there's an article today where a lip-reader transcribes argument footage between umpires and managers.  They're saying about what you think they're saying.  It's about 50% F-bombs by weight, which probably makes the lip-reader's job easier.


That's a very..... odd thing for BP to spend time on.
 
2014-03-20 11:18:17 AM

chimp_ninja: A-Rod baseball threads are worst baseball threads.

For Baseball Prospectus readers, there's an article today where a lip-reader transcribes argument footage between umpires and managers.  They're saying about what you think they're saying.  It's about 50% F-bombs by weight, which probably makes the lip-reader's job easier.


And the previous season's version.  Some good Joe Maddon in that one.  "He tagged him on his ball sack! His farking ass is on the bag!"
 
2014-03-20 11:24:25 AM

Rwa2play: Why would I farking read that farking stuff?


What I learned:
1) You can't argue balls and strikes, although that's a rule.
2) You can swear up a storm, but the second you personally attack the umpire's competence, you're gone. If you say "The call was horseshiat.  The farking tag was never farking applied." or whatever, you're probably still on the field.  If you say "You screwed up.", you're gone.

Quotes from the previous article:
"First, never curse an umpire. Curse the call, say it was a bleeping bad call, but never call the umpire a name. Try not to get personal."- Earl Weaver
"People always want to know whether there's a magic word. Is it 'cocksucker'? Is it 'asshole'? No. The magic word is 'you.'"-Umpire Gary Cederstrom
 
2014-03-20 11:50:11 AM

Rwa2play: chimp_ninja: A-Rod baseball threads are worst baseball threads.

For Baseball Prospectus readers, there's an article today where a lip-reader transcribes argument footage between umpires and managers.  They're saying about what you think they're saying.  It's about 50% F-bombs by weight, which probably makes the lip-reader's job easier.

Why would I farking read that farking stuff?  It's farking monotonous; fark that. :D


I probably wouldn't pay to read the transcripts but id kick an extra few bucks to the mlb network for live audio

/always wondered how creative swearers managers are and what kind of dick stance the ump takes.
 
2014-03-20 11:52:22 AM

chimp_ninja: Quotes from the previous article:
"First, never curse an umpire. Curse the call, say it was a bleeping bad call, but never call the umpire a name. Try not to get personal."- Earl Weaver


LOL; well, he'd be an expert on that one. :D
 
2014-03-20 12:01:44 PM
I know that we all hate Arod and that he's a dick, but don't you think it's just a remote possibility that the lawyers might intentionally be overcharging a guy who's worth hundreds of millions of dollars?

So far he's paid $1 million in lawyer's fees.  That's as many as 100,000 tens. And that's a lot.

What I'm saying is that lawyers are assholes, too.
 
2014-03-20 12:06:18 PM

chimp_ninja: "First, never curse an umpire. Curse the call, say it was a bleeping bad call, but never call the umpire a name. Try not to get personal."- Earl Weaver


My hero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oDeMYOZ00w
 
2014-03-20 12:58:03 PM

Crewmannumber6: chimp_ninja: "First, never curse an umpire. Curse the call, say it was a bleeping bad call, but never call the umpire a name. Try not to get personal."- Earl Weaver

My hero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oDeMYOZ00w


hadn't seen that before.  loves me some earl.  thanks!!!
 
2014-03-20 01:24:37 PM
Hopefully, his old lawyers get stiffed and sue him.

His NEW lawyers will also track billable hours...but will bill him hourly.

'Put another thousand in the meter or no more legal workee-workee.'
 
2014-03-20 01:33:57 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-20 02:17:33 PM
fyi this is a bullshiat hit piece from the dudes who carried water for the Yankees/MLB throughout the entire Arod saga and the only worthwhile information in the entire article is this

"I have absolutely no fee dispute whatsoever with Alex," Tacopina said. "He has been entirely fair and responsible with respect to the payment of my fees."

so congrats on falling for tabloid clickbait to churn up outrage at an easy target
 
2014-03-20 04:07:42 PM

idesofmarch: [img.fark.net image 400x400]


A-Rod.  This isn't even a question.  Lawyers are a necessary evil, a product of our adversarial justice system - both in criminal and civil courts.  If they're not being aggressive, passionate, and zealous*, they're not doing their job.  That's not slimy, that's doing a necessary job in the western legal system.

*within legal and professional ethics
 
2014-03-20 04:19:40 PM

Khellendros: idesofmarch: [img.fark.net image 400x400]

A-Rod.  This isn't even a question.  Lawyers are a necessary evil, a product of our adversarial justice system - both in criminal and civil courts.  If they're not being aggressive, passionate, and zealous*, they're not doing their job.  That's not slimy, that's doing a necessary job in the western legal system.

*within legal and professional ethics


Honestly, I was just being silly.

A-Rod is slimy as hell, but when it comes to his lawyer, I wouldn't assume that the lawyer is overly concerned with engaging the western legal system and supporting due process and all that hoohah - I think it's far more likely he's somebody who wanted to get really really rich and discovered representing rich assholes is a good way to do it.
 
2014-03-20 04:49:17 PM

idesofmarch: I wouldn't assume that the lawyer is overly concerned with engaging the western legal system and supporting due process and all that hoohah - I think it's far more likely he's somebody who wanted to get really really rich and discovered representing rich assholes is a good way to do it.


I realize you were being silly, but I don't get why people are so comfortable with attacking lawyers as a cultural norm.

Most people working in the U.S. today are doing so for a paycheck, and are trying to make the best paycheck they can.  We designed our whole economic system around that idea.  Is a guy who works in IT to pay his rent slimy because he found it was the best way to pay his bills?  No, he's exploiting the system to do exactly what it was intended to do.  The lawyer is no different.  It's quite fashionable to blame lawyers for all sorts of things, and to call them names and consider them parasites.  Yet no one seems to want to acknowledge that we created that system, need them to perform in that system, and want them to be as aggressive and useful for your argument as possible, their motives be damned.

A-Rod is a slime ball for cheating at his chosen profession, but he has a legal right to challenge it.  It's a right we all want to have when we get called out for something we didn't do.  The lawyer is the necessary part of that system.  He's not slimy for wanting to make a good paycheck for it.
 
2014-03-20 05:12:38 PM

Khellendros: I don't get why people are so comfortable with attacking lawyers as a cultural norm.


Don't worry, bankers are catching up very quickly.
 
2014-03-20 08:13:19 PM

idesofmarch: Khellendros: I don't get why people are so comfortable with attacking lawyers as a cultural norm.

Don't worry, bankers are catching up very quickly.


It's not like they were born lawyers or drafted and made to be lawyers.  They voluntarily chose to take an often lucrative position with the attendant risk of scorn and hatred...plus the fact that politics is full of them.

F*ck 'em.
 
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