Gyrfalcon: gingerjet: Voiceofreason01: Domain camping isn't cool.You don't seem to know what 'domain camping' is so I'll just point out that this particular instance isn't an example of it.This.Which would have been my reply, if I'd been the attorney.
Dear Jerk: There was this guy who stole my gal and I stole her back so he used his lawyer buddy to harass us. After one letter, I spelled out why he had no case, but offered him a swift kick in the ass as a good faith settlement. It felt good to send that letter and to think about his lawyer showing it to him.
BarkingUnicorn: Pro bono lawyer, proving that people do their best work and have the most fun when they're working for free.So eliminate the minimum wage.
Begoggle: Not to many real lawyers do "pro bono" work for some domain squatter.What's the real story here?
OldManDownDRoad: Groucho Marx did it first.
noitsnot: Aren't cease and desist letters a standard CYA when you notice somebody using your trademarked material, even though you don't intend to really enforce it at that time? You don't want to be accused of giving tacit approval down the road if things get weird? Not that this was the case here - I'm just asking for info.
4tehsnowflakes: ecmoRandomNumbers: vudutek: kxs401: Huh, it's actually the writer of the response letter who comes off as rather an asshole bully.At least Freivald hired a bigger asshole to smack down the lesser asshole.And that's what you want in a lawyer.As one of the assholes who does this kind of thing, 4ts says the second lawyer Kaplitt was right that the domain name claim is weak, but the letter is unprofessional. For example, a footnote referring to a personal property tax issue the lawyer has with the municipality, really? The fact that he is doing the case pro bono does not excuse the arrogance. Just telling the other side that you have lawyered up is usually enough to get them to back off to some degree.
p0nk: any particular reason lawyer #1 consistently spells 'domain' with a capital D? Does he think 'domain' is part of a proper noun? Mr. Tech-savy Lawyer esq.
Lost Thought 00: The fact that lawyers, working for teh government no less, are legally allowed to threaten civilians like that in the first place is the real shame of our modern legal system.
Raoul Eaton: reminds me of the day Rauol Jr, in a fit of pique over something I was saying, loudly demanded that I "Decease and Persist"
LonMead: one of my all time favorites:
Gabrielmot: It sounds (to me) like he's implying in the P.P.S. that someone is already doing this, and that his claim for "excess property taxes" from the P.S. would be valid if this was brought to light for the public. Actually sounds like a veiled threat.-I think we may have found one of the last lawyers in the states with balls.
uncle soondead: Can someone post the response letter?That letter is blocked at work for some reason
Quantum Apostrophe: For me the gold standard for these letters is this:http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/blue-jeans-strikes-bac k
ArcadianRefugee: Raoul Eaton: reminds me of the day Rauol Jr, in a fit of pique over something I was saying, loudly demanded that I "Decease and Persist"A demand you become a zombie? That would confust the hell out of me.
MythDragon: I would send back a Xeroxed copy of my middle finger. But that's me.
traylor: It's funny because he's just earned his client a lawsuit?
Theaetetus: uncle soondead: Can someone post the response letter?That letter is blocked at work for some reasonTry here:http://localforums.org/westorange/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=672f1879 95 5231139f46a7b128e33b0a&topic=101
uncle soondead: Theaetetus: uncle soondead: Can someone post the response letter?That letter is blocked at work for some reason======
Theaetetus: MNguy: I think he said 'pro bono' when he meant to say 'pro se'. Rookie mistake.[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x224]
pute kisses like a man: it was the second letter that skirted (if not crossed) the rules of ethics.from the few times fark has directed me to "above the law", I have to admit, that's the worst law blog/journal/website ever. first, it totally dropped the ball on that 5th amendment issue the other day, and today it's picking the improper response over the harmless one (albeit, overprotective, but shiat, law is the business of managing risk. you're going to be overprotective if risk is in your job description).and if there is a person who could not make sense of the first letter, then you've found a person who cannot read.
Super Chronic: Theaetetus: MNguy: I think he said 'pro bono' when he meant to say 'pro se'. Rookie mistake.[2.bp.blogspot.com image 500x224]Well, it sort of makes sense in the context of the P.S. and P.P.S. at the end of the response letter, so maybe the statement deserves the benefit of a doubt...
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