CBS/Paramount sues to stop Axanar 2 - Electric Boogaloo-Fanboys gone WILD-too many hyphens

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by jespah, May 10, 2018.

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  1. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Is there a specific reason he keeps picking lawyers who aren't actually in the same state as the people he's suing?
     
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  2. carlosp

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    My guess: Money. The Atlanta firm includes his longtime personal attorney who probably got him a rate, plus it seemed like they did minimal (and shoddy) work on that case. In Nevada, he's using the same attorney he currently has on retainer in the Enterprise-E model lawsuit with Hero Prop.

    Also, I understand he's putting up some of his prop collection for sale. That's a likely sign he needs money.
     
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  3. Csalem

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  4. KennyB

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  5. Sgt_G

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    Why would he start now???
     
  6. JD

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    Oh OK, I see.
     
  7. MikeH92467

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    I would like to ask our esteemed Chief Justice Madam Jespah, Milady what is the proper legal equivalent language of "shove your c&d up your arse?" I await your learned advice.
     
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  8. jespah

    jespah Rear Admiral Moderator

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    Ha, I almost spit my chocolate milk.

    I will now liberally crib from/be inspired by an awesomesauce letter by Robert Driscoll, Esq. See: https://abovethelaw.com/2014/07/this-lawyer-just-wrote-the-best-smackdown-letter-youll-see-today/

    Sir,

    Thank you for your note. Since we are now exchanging correspondence, I have enclosed a few items which should prove of interest to you. One is your client's history of SLAPP litigation, and your client's record in such litigation. As you can plainly see, your client's record is somewhat less impressive than that of the Bad News Bears in the first third of their first film (the Walter Matthau version, not the Billy Bob Thornton abomination).

    I am also happy to enclose a copy of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. I hope you like the penmanship; I've been practicing my calligraphy skills. I am well aware that you are familiar with said document, as it is a part of the curriculum of every properly accredited law school in the United States, its territories and possessions. Hence, my humble request is if you could kindly forward said document to your client. Please draw his attention to the underlined portion, which is about freedom of the press.

    If your client is unable to read English, then I am more than happy to accommodate any necessary translation from Greek to Mandarin to Urdu to Tagalog to Navajo to Latin to Hebrew to Braille. If American Sign Language is the preferred means of communicating, please give me a day to hire an interpreter in your area and send him or her to your office. If your office is not an acceptable venue for an American Sign Language translation, please let me know which would be a more acceptable venue. I would expect you to share the expense of an ASL interpreter's time. I offer all other translations for free on my own dime, although if legal fees are granted to my client, you can expect them to be added to the total.

    As for the date you have decided to impose upon me and my client, I have but one thing to say. Not to put too fine a point on it, but so what?

    Yours Very Truly,

    JR Gershen-Siegel, Esq.

    enc: 1st Am/SLAPP record
     
  9. MikeH92467

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    Thank you, milady! The situation reminds of a Monty Python skit where a hapless barrister loudly soiled himself after being denied a brief recess. When the judge asked him why he didn't say what he needed the break for, he responded, "I didn't know the proper legal phrasing M'Lord!"
     
  10. dmac

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    I've been told God appoints a role for each soul. I think we all know who got village idiot
     
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  11. Noname Given

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    While a C&D is never really a laughing matter, I gotta wonder what Alec Peters is smoking to believe that he has a winnable (IE civil damage award) libel/slander case against yourself and your Axamonitor site as for Peters to prevail you have to have stated something that ISN'T true AND damages his reputation (IE Peters really doesn't have a good business reputation to begin with given his Bankruptcy and litigation history.)

    If you ultimately decide to shut down it would be understandable NOT because you'd lose, but even in a situation like this - fighting it costs time and money, and while I have zero doubt you'd get an award of your legal and filing costs - since it's up to you to collect (or hand over to a collection agency for pennies on the dollar, since Peters has yet to pay such awards to others he's sued and lost against) - so no matter what you'd be out your time in court and a good percentage of any court costs you incurred.

    I hope if such a suit materializes you do decide to fight, but again, it's up to you if you feel it's worth the hassle. I can only guess Mr. Peters hopes you've had enough and this might get you to close down Axamonitor because if he sues and you do fight it, there's ZERO chance of Mr. Peters receiving an outcome in his favor. Hell. I have a feeling once the evidence is presented the Judge would ask Mr. Peters why he bothered to bring the case.

    (And I see Jespah has already weighed in succinctly above, with an even funnier take on Mr. Peters possible lawsuit against you.)

    Whatever you decide, it's been an interesting ride.
     
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  12. 137th Gebirg

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    This whole thing is a grudge fuck. AP knows he’s got nothing. I believe his goal here is to deplete Carlos of his own personal resources, forcing him to shut down Axamonitor as a result. I don’t believe there is any deeper purpose than that. The question then becomes where does this endless pool of money that AP is drawing from to sue everyone in creation? There is no profit or benefit in any of this.
     
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  13. Sgt_G

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    Leave it to a lawyer, albeit a retired one, to write three paragraphs to say "your client is a jack@$$."
     
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  14. jespah

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    Well, we do get paid by the hour.
     
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  15. Steven P Bastien

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    The simple solution is to cease and desist and change the tactic to singing the praises of Alec. The dichotomy between the truth and the false complimentary statements about him would be so extreme that the satire might be even more effective than telling the truth about him.

    Then he will have to make a C&D requesting that you stop singing his praises. Ironically, then he has a legal leg to stand on.
     
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  16. Jedi_Master

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  17. jespah

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    This is so, so sudden.
     
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  18. Jedi_Master

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    My apologies. I should have made an announcement of my announcement.
     
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  19. jespah

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  20. drt

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    It's a bit interesting that after three years Peters only now serves Carlos with a C&D, which probably means the Hutzel thing is hitting a little too close to home. Makes one wonder if some of his other consignment clients were similarly ripped off...
     
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