The Adventures Of Jack Thompson, Video Game Lawyer

Video Game Law Blog

November 23, 2005

Earlier in November, Florida attorney Jack Thompson attempted to withdraw as counsel from an Alabama civil suit against members of the gaming industry. However, judge James Moore has rejected Thompson's motion to withdraw, and has instead removed him from the case, and revoked a temporary Alabama bar license Thompson was using to practice in the state. The judge removed Thompson as a result of a defence motion which claimed Thompson's numerous press releases and open letters on violence in video games represented a breach of legal ethics.

Thompson, not one to stay silent in the face of criticism, responded to Judge Moore's 18-page ruling in a document apparently filed with the Alabama court, which harshly questions the rationale of the defence in attempting to have Thompson removed, and Moore's power to remove him after he had already voluntarily withdrawn.

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