Monday, April 16, 2012

"Which office do I go to get my reputation back?

That was Ray Donovan after he was acquitted.  I was reminded of that quote while posting the Bar letter to Lewis & Tein in the post below, which "regrets any confusion" that was created by saying that the two lawyers were being investigated for perjury or the motion to recuse.  Turns out that the Bar isn't investigating any such thing and is instead merely "monitor[ing] the underlying civil proceedings."  Which office do they go to to get their reputations back?

There's been an awful lot of schadenfreude going around town lately.  Remember Alan Shore's closing argument in Boston Legal:
Shadenfreude. From the German words, Schaden and Freude, damage and joy. It means to take spiteful, malicious delight in the misfortune of others. We used to dismiss this as simply an ugly side of human nature, but it is much much more than that. Recently a Stanford professor actually captured Schadenfreude on a brain scan. It’s a physiological medical phenomenon. When we see others fall it sometimes causes a chemical to be released in the dorsal striatum of the brain which actually causes us to feel pleasure. If you watch the news or read the papers, which of course you don’t because the Judge said not to, but if you did, you would see the undeniable delicious joy of the media and the public over Kelly Nolan’s plight. I have no doubt that you want Kelly Nolan to be punished. She married for money, she had an affair, she carried on naked in the pool with her boyfriend. She’s cold, materialistic, unlikable, and it might bring you all pleasure to see her go to jail. But as for evidence to establish that she committed a murder beyond all reasonable doubt? It just isn’t there. The only possible route to a guilty verdict here is Schadenfreude.

Guy and Mike are good, aggressive lawyers, and people don't like that. The Florida Bar's letter today proves they don't deserve the press they've been getting.


Anonymous said...

People may not like "good, aggressive lawyers", but they respect them. No one respects these guys. If they are good aggressive lawyers, then so are Sean Cronin and Andi Hoffman. If anyone should quote Ray Donovan it's them not Guy & Mike - at least not at this point. The Florida Bar's letter is hardly a triumphant event but so long as you are a "FOD" (friend of David) you have a forum to spin reality.

Anonymous said...

nice win before Lenerd! Good work

Anonymous said...

4:39 am: you have nothing better to do in the middle of the night than bash others you are jealous of? While you were posting at 4:39 am, Mike and Guy were probably asleep, and asleep they have more talent in court than you on your best day.

If you are so opinionated, why are you posting anonymously?

Anonymous said...

. . . says the anonymous poster. That's great.