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(Washington Post)   Bar·ra·try /ˈberətrē/ noun: vexatious litigation or incitement to it   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-11-24 12:26:39 PM  
I would suspect Ghouliani of anything, but this is the first time I've seen him accused of sinking his ship in order to file a false insurance claim for his lost cargo.
 
2020-11-24 1:07:52 PM  
Isn't that what Ramius did in "The Hunt for Red October?"
 
2020-11-24 1:11:52 PM  

Elegy: I would suspect Ghouliani of anything, but this is the first time I've seen him accused of sinking his ship in order to file a false insurance claim for his lost cargo.



All federally-admitted lawyers are also "proctors of admiralty" even if we wouldn't know the Jones Act if it walked up and bit us in the briefcase.

And it's not well-known, but we also have to demonstrate the ability to tack into the wind and bring a sailing vessel into dock safely.

Oh no, wait.

We have to demonstrate the ability to park a senior partner's car in his garage so quietly his wife will not wake up and discover he's spent all night drunk at his girlfriend's house.

Same thing really.
 
2020-11-24 3:31:07 PM  
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2020-11-24 7:38:00 PM  

wejash: All federally-admitted lawyers are also "proctors of admiralty" even if we wouldn't know the Jones Act if it walked up and bit us in the briefcase.


That explains why courtrooms with gold fringe on the flag are actually maritime courts.
 
2020-11-24 7:38:34 PM  
Giuliani might be a nice symbolic victory, but the reality is he's probably never going to step foot in a courtroom or act in a professional capacity as a lawyer after this.  Who'd hire him if he even wanted to?

I'd much rather see the small army of attorneys who kept driving these things into the ground face consequences that matched the extent of their professional failings.  I'm not a lawyer, so I'm not sure what's appropriate, but haven't there been several instances where these lawyers showed up to court only to have the judge basically be like "okay, where's your evidence?" <vague answer> "Okay, but that's not clear.  Specifically, you have claimed X.  Was Y or Z happening that would suggest X or do you have direct witnesses to X?"  <no your honor>.  Case closed, and probably shouldn't have been brought in the first place.  Would lawyers not have a professional responsibility to not come to court with only conspiracy theories and affidavits from friends and business partners that basically said "there was fraud, I can feel it.".   Those are the people that have made this happen, so future such people should be aware that consequences will follow.
 
2020-11-24 7:38:52 PM  
Nobody really cares if Rudy is disbarred .. Everyone knows he's useless .. Barr on the other hand is a different matter and needs to be held accountable for his lies / coverup about the Mueller report ..
 
2020-11-24 7:39:50 PM  
Huh, I thought I was the only person in the world to use the word vexatious...

I've used it many, many times in a facetious manor and it was clear nobody knew what it meant every single time 😂
 
2020-11-24 7:59:31 PM  

nyseattitude: Huh, I thought I was the only person in the world to use the word vexatious...

I've used it many, many times in a facetious manor and it was clear nobody knew what it meant every single time 😂


Don't know many law-talkin' people, I guess.
 
2020-11-24 8:09:54 PM  

Gyrfalcon: nyseattitude: Huh, I thought I was the only person in the world to use the word vexatious...

I've used it many, many times in a facetious manor and it was clear nobody knew what it meant every single time 😂

Don't know many law-talkin' people, I guess.


Or seventh-grade readers...
 
2020-11-24 8:12:26 PM  
Giuliani's bizarre news conferences and literal meltdown

Wow! Is this considered green energy?
 
2020-11-24 8:13:14 PM  
Said, "Mother! Yon lions 'et Albert"
And Mother said "Eeh, I am vexed!"

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2020-11-24 8:14:33 PM  

New Rising Sun: Giuliani might be a nice symbolic victory, but the reality is he's probably never going to step foot in a courtroom or act in a professional capacity as a lawyer after this.  Who'd hire him if he even wanted to?


Wait, this most recent stuff was him attempting to act in a professional capacity?

/Laughter OL
 
2020-11-24 8:15:19 PM  
Outside the USA, a solicitor taking on a lawsuit in exchange for a percentage of the damages awarded instead of a preset fee would be considered barratry.
 
2020-11-24 8:15:54 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Giuliani's bizarre news conferences and literal meltdown

Wow! Is this considered green energy?


Decomposition, so yes, in a way.
 
2020-11-24 8:23:04 PM  
I for one would love to see Rudy Giuliani disbarred.  And preferably the news of it will come to the attention of the Third Circuit judges right in the middle of his appeal of that lamebrained case he brought in Williamsport recently.  I imagine it like this:

MR. GIULIANI:  We propose to show this Court that Judge Brann's decision was contrary to the Equal Protection Clause of the...

THE COURT:  Just a minute, Mr. Giuliani.  My clerk has just informed me that you have been disbarred by the State Bar Association.  That will be all.

MR. GIULIANI:  The Equal Protection Clause...

THE COURT:  Mr. Giuliani, the Court is unable to hear your appeal.  You have been disbarred.

MR. GIULIANI:  But, but...

THE COURT:  Butt is right.  If you don't move your butt away from this tribunal this instant, I'll have the Marshals move it for you.
 
2020-11-24 8:25:52 PM  
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2020-11-24 8:28:58 PM  
Maybe he gets a slap on the wrist. Making frivolous legal arguments isn't going to get you sanctioned let alone disbarred, though, unless something pretty extreme is involved.
 
2020-11-24 8:38:04 PM  

El_Dan: Maybe he gets a slap on the wrist. Making frivolous legal arguments isn't going to get you sanctioned let alone disbarred, though, unless something pretty extreme is involved.


It'll get an OSC, though, which usually--I say "usually"--makes a lawyer sit up and pay attention.
 
2020-11-24 8:50:59 PM  

nyseattitude: Huh, I thought I was the only person in the world to use the word vexatious...

I've used it many, many times in a facetious manor and it was clear nobody knew what it meant every single time 😂


That's a perfectly cromulent anecdote.
 
2020-11-24 8:52:24 PM  
I didn't realize disbarment was as rare as it is. Based on that, I'd think accusing him,of election interference would be more feasible.
 
2020-11-24 9:02:35 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Said, "Mother! Yon lions 'et Albert"
And Mother said "Eeh, I am vexed!"

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Why must you be vexed?
Can't you see you're next?
 
2020-11-24 9:05:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: El_Dan: Maybe he gets a slap on the wrist. Making frivolous legal arguments isn't going to get you sanctioned let alone disbarred, though, unless something pretty extreme is involved.

It'll get an OSC, though, which usually--I say "usually"--makes a lawyer sit up and pay attention.


Pissing off a judge is definitely a butt puckering experience for mere mortals, but that's still a few steps away from disciplinary proceedings. I'm pretty sure that Giuliani could call his one and only client and tell him he'd gotten an order to show cause, but the judge was a Democrat, and Trump would be all for it.
 
2020-11-25 12:11:36 AM  
What an evil, ugly man 👨
 
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