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Finally, this has happened.

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In the wake of recent legal threats from Miami attorney Jack Thompson, publisher Take-Two Interactive has petitioned the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida to block the ace attorney from trying to have the games declared a public nuisance under Florida law.

If you could recall, Thompson filed a similar action against Take-Two's Bully last October, but was ultimately rejected by a Florida Judge. GamePolitics.com informs that Take-Two claims in its complaint that the action is necessary because:


Thompson has a history of making multiple threats of legal action, whether substantiated or not, both against (Take-Two) as well as the retailers who purchase the video games and offer them for sale to the public. Thompson has made such threats again in connection with Manhunt 2 and GTA IV...



Take-Two alleges that Thompson's public nuisance tactic violates their First Amendment rights. Lawyers for the game publisher argue that the Florida statute by which Thompson is seeking to have Take-Two's games declared as nuisances makes Thompson, in essence, "a private attorney general on behalf of the State of Florida." The publisher is also looking to recover from Thompson its attorney fees and other costs incurred related to the pending legal action.

Thompson's response? Here's a snippet taken from a press release by the Ace Attorney:


So successful has Thompson been in exposing the fraud and criminal conduct of Take-Two on the national stage... that a corporate coup by 46% of Take-Two’s shareholders is set for March 23, which nearly all financial analysts... are predicting will be successful and which will result in the firing of all Take-Two management and the entire board...



GamePolitics had a few interesting things to say about this "written in the third person" press release, but we'd rather not relay that or add on it, since we don't want to get into a legal scuffle.

Still, Manhunt 2, a public nuisance? Pah. Considering the number of times Mister Thompson has sued (or threatened to sue) Take-Two/Rockstar in the past few months... well... Oh, never mind. Thinking up a politically correct term right now is a bit too taxing.


Source: http://gamepolitics.com/2007/03/16/breakin...-jack-thompson/


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does he work for R* games?
 
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^ no... it states in the article that he's a lawyer constantly hounding take-two and r*
 
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Couldn't have happened to a wiser man. Cheers Jack. Cheers. praise.gif


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HURRAY! *Emails take-two thanking them for sueing him*
I hope he's made to pay for all the money the've lost because of him giving them a bad image.
*Puts 1 share in take-two* pimp.gif


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woot woot.gif finally, business is being taken care of.


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QUOTE(JosephO75 @ Mar 17 2007, 15:30 ) *

woot woot.gif finally, business is being taken care of.

No, it's not over. This will take a while. It's over gaming right? So of course this will be a long court battle.


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QUOTE(lordrunners @ Mar 17 2007, 11:09 ) *

No, it's not over. This will take a while. It's over gaming right? So of course this will be a long court battle.

I said "is being", not "has been".


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Oo. Sorry, Joe.... Didn't see that part.


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QUOTE(lordrunners @ Mar 17 2007, 12:32 ) *

Oo. Sorry, Joe.... Didn't see that part.

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I wonder if there will be a mission in IV where you kill him? But then if that happened, R* might be shooting themselves in the foot.


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Well it's not likely to happen but it would be a good mod.
 
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that will be a long wait then


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thewre was a mod for SA called Banman, where u played as jack thompson and tried to ban games. i saw the title and thought AT last!


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QUOTE(DeWolfe @ Mar 17 2007, 15:53 ) *

I wonder if there will be a mission in IV where you kill him? But then if that happened, R* might be shooting themselves in the foot.


As real gamers Jack Thompson is benieth us. We will not dignify his existance or feeble arguments with any sort of recognition. Let alone a mod.

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QUOTE(JollyRoger @ Mar 18 2007, 01:12 ) *

As real gamers Jack Thompson is benieth us. We will not dignify his existance or feeble arguments with any sort of recognition. Let alone a mod.

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I bet his parents never let him play video games. So he's on the brink of doing the same thing.


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Jack Thompson responds to the Take Two lawsuit

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By Ken Fisher | Published: March 17, 2007 - 03:40PM CT

Yesterday we reported that Take Two launched a preemptive lawsuit against Jack Thompson aimed at preventing him from pursuing claims in court later this year when both Manhunt 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV debut.

Thompson contacted Ars Technica with a response to the suit, and because we wouldn't want to be unfair, here it is in its entirety:

Heads-Up to Video Game Industry Press Re Take-Two Lawsuit Against Jack Thompson

Dear Gamers and Gamer Publications on the Internet and Elsewhere:

I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid, so arrogant, so dumb, even dumber than what they have to date done, that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two. With the filing of this SLAPP lawsuit last week, my prayers are finally answered.

This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law--while in continuous good standing to do so with The Florida Bar, I might add, the shock radio and video game industry's efforts notwithstanding.

I encourage folks to read Psalm 35, a Psalm of David, which is brilliant in its entirety (since God Himself wrote it), but for those who don't own a Bible or who think their hands will catch on fire if they touch one, here is the salient portion that applies to this lawsuit:

7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit,
which without cause they have digged for my soul.

8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares;
and let his net that he hath hid catch himself:
into that very destruction let him fall.

9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD:
it shall rejoice in his salvation.

The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back. Oh, and by the way, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone on March 23, so this pit-digging comes at a very bad time indeed.

Amen, and Praise be to God Almighty, maker of Heaven, Earth, and yes, the maker even video games. Jack Thompson

There you have it.


Source: http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars...ake-two-lawsuit

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Take-Two launched a preemptive lawsuit against Jack Thompson eh?


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Well now. Don't look now Jack but your arrogance and pride is showing. If you would like to a Bible quote try this one on for size. I believe it is the most important quote as far as man's devotion to God is concerened.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is the hatred of evil, arrogance and the decietful tongue.

But since you believe yourself to be righteous Jack, and since I am rebutting you and your position, should I expect the following?

Provberbs 9:7-10

Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult. Whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you. Rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still. Teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

I fail to see how a man who carries the word of God around like a trophy he won in a pie eating contest has any fear of the Lord. Youi strike me as arrogant and prideful. And since you have very little understanding of of the gamers you condemn you judge first and you speak untruths about them. Jack Thompson you appear to have no fear of the Lord. I pray too Jack. I pray that you will cast aside your pride and find true wisdom. A man cannot rely on knowledge alone.
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Lawsuit against Jack Thompson again? huh.gif
 
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It will be funny when a video gamer finally shoots this p***k.


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