Bad Attorney – leaving their stench on the landscape.
The U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States of America. Here is what Chief Justice Warren Burger had to say about bad attorneys:
“75 to 90 percent of American Trial Lawyers are incompetent, dishonest or both”
How is that possible? Wait, I guess I should say, we know its possible, but how does that continue to be a possibility. Are they breeding with other bad attorneys? Do they put their penises into each other like they do their clients so that they spread the idiocracy?
I watch bad attorney after bad attorney post in the Craigslist legal forums, spamming ad after spamming ad. They are trying to solicit business as counselors of law when Craigslist’s policy is clearly ONE listing in a single category in one 48 hour period. I get it and I am an uneducated non-lawyer spokesman. I feel for the simple who hire those morons, truly fitting into Chief Justice’s percentile.
I think its funny…sort of. When it comes to legal issues having a bad attorney is NOT a laughing matter. I mean it could be the difference between going to jail and living the rest of your life free with family and loved ones. It is just funny that it can be so rampant, so readily available and out there and continuing on even as you read this!
People out there, you have been warned by the former Chief Justice of the highest court in this land. More than likely this man knew what he was talking about and it was not an off the cuff comment. I mean its probably pretty hard to get a position on the Supreme Court bench, much less become the “Chief Justice”.
Stay attentive to which bad attorney you hire if you have a legal issue, it certainly will matter….and for God’s sake, flag the morons on Craigslist before they hurt themselves, or someone else, lol.
When we filed the Federal lawsuit against the big pattern companies and Digital River, we learned some of the tactics of attorneys that spouted Digital Millennium Copyright Act claims, how they twist the letter of the law to their favor.
One of the little known ways is going to be disclosed here.
The Federal government established a program for WebHosts to register their designated Copyright Agent with the US Copyright office, per law. Many do not know about this and therefore, many do not register. The first thing a lawyer attempts to do when filing a DMCA complaint/lawsuit is to find leverage against the ISP hosting the website. If it refuses to take down an alleged offending website and it has not registered as its designated copyright agent, they use this as leverage against them. A sort of, do things my way or you will face charges for this approach…
Now in most communities in the world, using this leverage against someone is considered extortion, blackmail or other interesting terms. In law, it’s research and helping enforce the laws on the books.
Anyway, the registration process to avoid this type of DMCA takedown complication is fairly simply. Download the PDF Form and fill it out. There is a fee to register your webhost/ISP, and it has been steadily increasing in cost each year so I anticipate that the fee will continue to rise. Registering now won’t protect you from a lawsuit or claim, but it will take one leg out of a lawyer’s claims against you. The less legs they have to stand on, the less briefs you will have to file.
If I can dig up the letter from the opposing attorney about this matter, I will post it here later. That way you can clearly see the approach of attorneys with this agenda in mind.
Some of you may not want to register your host – while it currently isn’t an enforced offense, the penalties are not clear, it just gives an opposing counsel a stronger case. And, they can use this information to go upline to your IP provider and more than likely, kill you IPs…