Quoted from DevilsTuner:
Anyone wondered if Fox sued the shit out of him and took all the money?
That's true. My blind cousin did the artwork for Experts of Disaster, so some of the money has already been spent.
Quoted from MaxGain:
Typical example of someone wanting drama. No drama there? Then someone tries to create it. That is one of the things wrong around here IMO. I will not even waste my time responding to length of membership here. You have no right even questioning it. I have done nothing wrong, insulted nobody...yet people like you will try to, "Dig Deep" and jerk a reaction from people in order to fulfill your drama needs.
Look elsewhere please.
That's a lot of righteous indignation for someone who's only been here a week.
Ooh, ooh, something from Kevin that finally I believe:
“When I had tried to work something out directly with them, it’s hard to put a real term on it, but, I don’t know what I’m doing. You know what I mean? I’m not a licensing guy."
Let's not forget that Kevin was using the interstate highway system to transport the prototype from show to show. Let's go after the Federal Highway Administration, too, as it also facilitated illegal activity.
Quoted from playernumber4:
The Michigan Attorney General is Bill Shuette. He hates the thought of the legal medical marijuana laws that the people voted for. He is more known for ordering police departments to think of creative ways to arrest legal cardholders and charge them anyway. He even ordered one department to send a copy of any police report involving a legal cardholder to their local gun board if they had a CCW. He tried getting a copy of the names of of the cardholders to every local gun board in the state to try to get their CCWs pulled.
So unfortunately our State Attorney General is probably not the right person to give a crap about a financial fraud involving pinball people. He would probably try to ban pinball if he could too.
Sounds like a piece of Shuette.
Quoted from The_Gorilla:
I just wanted to check in. I only started reading this thread 2 days ago so I am on page 110. I feel devastated for many of you. I hope when I get to the end of the story, there is SOMETHING positive that happens for the buyers.
Ever see one of those movies where everyone dies in the end, like Frozen?
^^^ That's the correct way to handle a bootlegged pinball theme.
- internet lawdog
Quoted from RobT:
What are you talking about??
A Judge isn't going to defer shit to a criminal case. He will hear a single civil case on it's merits. There is no legal basis to say "one must be completed before the other".
If Kevin files for bankruptcy, that's a different matter.
Are you an attorney? Or did you just sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
I prefer this:
Either or both may be represented by an attorney. The attorney(s), if any, will not be court-appointed in a civil case, and will not be free.
I think his answer would be a print-out of the Wikipedia entry on "Fair Use."
The ones I can think of:
TigerLaw - litigator?
RobT - litigator, I think
DCFan - works at the USPTO
StevenP - IP
Razorback - invented the class action lawsuit and bankruptcy court system
me - small town pizza lawyer:
Quoted from TigerLaw:
I'm a commercial transactions and regulatory compliance guy with a healthy splattering of oil & gas and gaming law mixed in. It has been some time since I've personally been inside a court room other than as an advisor on commercial law issues.
Yeah, I was not confident in my guess. I do think RobT and Gambit are litigators though.
Milton would have been furious.
Quoted from Brickshot:
Interesting this was filed today? Aren't all government entities (including the courts) on holiday today? And who the heck is working today anyway, lol. Keith?
Sounds like a lengthy list of big, big wishes. Like VirtuaPin isn't going to fight this tooth and nail? How many hours does Keith get for fighting that battle in the courts with them? That is not some quick decision from the court and not just a couple of hours of Keith's time.
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Quoted from Brickshot:
Who could I possibly be that would make what I just posted any less true? It's like Groundhog's Day around here. Can't attack the argument, let's attack the person.
You're parroting a lot of what Tim Fife said - that it wasn't worth it to go after Kulek, his vendors, or those who ended up with examples of The Game.
Quoted from Whysnow:
ANYONE that believes a single line of what Tim Fife is selling... has not read the depositions.
Amazed that some of you are taking it from him on faith. The guy is every bit as culpable as the rest of the crew and has been the exact opposite of cooperative thus far. His life will continue to be made more stressful unless he decides to take a different trajectory (would be very unexpected based on how he has been so far).
I'd like to read those so I can be informed.
I posted this a week ago and Robin still has not stickied the thread:
Should I contact the FCC next? Or should I expedite it to the International Court of Justice at The Hague?
Quoted from Coyote:
Hey, legally, Wiccan is a religion. Just sayin'!
Back on-topic, re: Kevin's Operator business - wouldn't there be a tax record? Doesn't Michigan or the county there require a license and yearly fee for games/vending?
Friendly wager that he didn't register and pay for such a license?
$7K seems quite reasonable for the great work Keith has done so far. I'm a bit surprised the number is that low considering all the time Kulek has wasted.
Quoted from KeithinMI:
The Ender's series of books were great. The movie was ok, but disappointing. But then again, isn't that true about a lot of books and the subsequent movies?
On a different, but similar note -- If you haven't watched The Expanse on SyFy, I suggest you watch it from the beginning (Season 2 just started recently). Season 1 is fantastic, I'm not particularly loving season 2 and it may have jumped the shark. However the books by James S.A. Corey are great and if you read them, read the short stories that go with it to fill in some of the back-story (such as the Epstein drive).
Let's stay on topic. How does it compare with The 100?
Can anyone name this movie without searching?
"The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. "Vámonos, amigos," he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock. And they rode on in the friscalating dusklight."
She sounds like an amalgamation of every Kristen Wiig SNL character.***
*** Please don't sue me, miss litigious!
Quoted from Concretehardt:
You can write off a portion of it on your taxes..
It was a borderline call a few years ago, but you can't do it at all for 2018 and beyond. Theft losses are no longer deductible.
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