Judge Tells Jack Thompson He's Gotta Play By The Rules
from the law-school-101 dept
Last week, notorious “blame the video game” lawyer Jack Thompson added game site Kotaku to one of his many lawsuits, because of some comments a reader left on their site regarding him. However, that amendment quickly got tossed after a judge noted Thompson didn’t follow proper procedure. Thompson tried to add Kotaku and its parent, Gawker Media, to the suit again, and Tuesday the judge smacked him down again, noting that he can’t keep adding unrelated claims to a single action. This isn’t the first time a Thompson suit has mentioned Kotaku, as the site was one of a gaggle Thompson accused of racketeering in another case, though he quietly later dropped them from the action. If Thompson’s highly litigious track record is anything to go by, he’ll probably file against Kotaku again, despite the extensive protection that section 230 of the CDA affords site owners for comments left on their site by readers. Also, don’t be surprised when Thompson sues the judge, adding him to the laundry list of legal entities Thompson says are conspiring against him.