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Infamous "Duke 88" (Professors Who Adjudged Lacross Guilty) To be Huge Civil Suit Targets
Dinner with other lawyers | MB26

Posted on 06/17/2007 6:25:09 AM PDT by MindBender26

A group of local lawyers all went to dinner least night.

Topic was Nifong and the damages NC will pay to the accused. There are questions of sovereign immunity, of course, and other issues but we all agreed that this was only the tip of the litigious iceberg.

In the civil litigation that is sure to follow, Nifong is one target, with few dollars, etc. The real targets will be the Duke 88. These are the professors who signed the now infamous letter adjudging the lacrosse players guilty and worse. That letter was then published as a full page ad in local newspapers and reprinted across the country..

These professors acted as individuals, with no corporate protection, insurance or shield. They acted outside their employment by Duke, etc. As such, they can be attacked and picked off, one at a time, with full and unrestricted individual liability, as targets of libel, slander and false light litigation. With no insurance, they wil even have to pay for their own lawyers.

Plaintiffs are well within statute of limitations.

Of course, as soon as one professor is served, he/she will go running to his/her lawyer. Their lawyer will play “let’s make a deal” by implicating others. Then they will sue the most hated professor, which will set the high dollar damages expectation for the rest of the cases. Others will then want to settle fast.

Even better, each of the three plaintiffs cam move separately against all 88 individually. The profs will fold like a house of cards.

Lots of fun. Big dollars.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: duke; duke88; dukelax; dukeprofessors; gangof88; liberals; nifong
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“Telephone number-level damages… with area codes!”
1 posted on 06/17/2007 6:25:12 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Good.


2 posted on 06/17/2007 6:26:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: MindBender26

Goody.


3 posted on 06/17/2007 6:26:32 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MindBender26

I sure hope so...


4 posted on 06/17/2007 6:27:35 AM PDT by xcamel ("It's Thompson Time!")
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To: MindBender26

Funny. My wife asked me this morning what was going to happen to these jerks.


5 posted on 06/17/2007 6:27:49 AM PDT by AZFolks
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To: MindBender26

Funny. My wife asked me this morning what was going to happen to these jerks.


6 posted on 06/17/2007 6:27:50 AM PDT by AZFolks
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To: MindBender26
"These professors acted as individuals, with no corporate protection, insurance or shield. They acted outside their employment by Duke, etc. As such, they can be attacked and picked off, one at a time, with full and unrestricted individual liability, as targets of libel, slander and false light litigation. With no insurance, they wil even have to pay for their own lawyers. "

Excellent. Put all these Commie bastards in the poor-house.

7 posted on 06/17/2007 6:27:55 AM PDT by blam
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To: MindBender26

Great news...screw them into the ground! I hope they take them for all they have and their potential to make in the future.


8 posted on 06/17/2007 6:29:54 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: MindBender26

As the kids say, suuweet:)


9 posted on 06/17/2007 6:30:06 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: MindBender26
There are questions of sovereign immunity, of course,

I don't think so.
10 posted on 06/17/2007 6:30:18 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: MindBender26

100 million for each of the boys after all exspences and let the lawyers get 40%! Maybe more and put the liar in jail!


11 posted on 06/17/2007 6:30:34 AM PDT by wearearepublic
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To: MindBender26
To which I say,

“God speed to each family in their pursuit of justice against these 88, Duke, Duke Administrators, the false accuser, NC and Nifong.”

12 posted on 06/17/2007 6:30:56 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: MindBender26

Fire them all!


13 posted on 06/17/2007 6:31:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Satan is working both sides of the street in World Socialism and World Courts.)
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To: MindBender26

Couldn’t happen to a “nicer” bunch! I hope the lacrosse players sue them for everything they’re worth.


14 posted on 06/17/2007 6:31:45 AM PDT by Kellykoop (All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.)
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To: MindBender26

If there were cosmic justice, the ‘88’ would be so tarnished by this action that they would be unable to keep a position in academia—much like how they attempted to destroy the reputation (and life) of the Duke Lacrosse players.


15 posted on 06/17/2007 6:31:53 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: MindBender26

I don’t like lawyers, and I generally dislike lawsuits, but this is long past due. I hope that the Duke boys hammer ‘em.


16 posted on 06/17/2007 6:32:31 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: MindBender26

are you kidding the liberals are already covering their backsides

http://www.concerneddukefaculty.org/


17 posted on 06/17/2007 6:33:01 AM PDT by minus_273
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To: MindBender26

Does anyone have the text of the “Duke 88” letter? I would think the exact wording of that letter would make a huge difference in the degree of liability of these folks. If they used phrases like “These are troubling allegations, and Duke University must act on the basis of available evidence to insure the integrity of our academic environment”, then their liability would be small. My rellocation is they used much less circumscribed language though, which presumed guilt, and they may have much deeper liability.


18 posted on 06/17/2007 6:33:17 AM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: MindBender26

It will be fun to watch them squirm, but I do not see them paying until after Al Sharpton pays the judgment against him.


19 posted on 06/17/2007 6:33:23 AM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: All
the professors who signed the now infamous letter

Anybody know if that letter is reprinted on the net? I'd like to read it.

20 posted on 06/17/2007 6:33:47 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: MindBender26

On a tangentially related note, I called my Congressional rep last week, and suggested a new federal law, namely, that if you frame someone, falsely testify, or knowingly falsely prosecute someone, and you are convicted, your punishment would then be the same as the crime you framed, falsely testified, or falsely prosecuted the other person for. If enacted, the Nifongs of the future would jail time equivalent to multiple (at least three) counts of felony rape.


21 posted on 06/17/2007 6:34:24 AM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: All
87 of them have written another letter. And the beat goes on.
22 posted on 06/17/2007 6:34:43 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Any means, fair or foul, to defeat the islamic filth.)
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To: MindBender26

I wonder if each of the teachers can be targeted separately by each of the guys convicted. Triple the number of lawsuits against each teacher. At least then, if the teachers get past one jury, they have two more to clear and that much more in legal fees. As Tony Montana said in Scarface, “I bury you cockaroaches.”


23 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:03 AM PDT by jgilbert63
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To: MindBender26
A lot of damage and misery from the false accusations of one low-life Black girl and we are told "it will serve no use purpose to prosecute."

Justice in America. We've lost it folks.

24 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:15 AM PDT by blam
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To: MindBender26

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:17 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: MindBender26
Durham-in-Wonderland
26 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:24 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MindBender26

and country codes, too


27 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:31 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: cripplecreek

For me, Schadenfeude. ;-/. For once political correctness, class envy gets what it deserves.


28 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:32 AM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHOa)
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To: MindBender26

I mentioned the other day, something must be done to these professors. I’m hoping, hoping, hoping. It will be fun to watch the rats run.


29 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:40 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: jgilbert63

Each of the guys charged...not convicted


30 posted on 06/17/2007 6:35:52 AM PDT by jgilbert63
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To: CaptainMorgantown

here it is:
http://listening.nfshost.com/listening.htm

my favorite part, read the fine print at the bottom

“We thank the following departments and programs for signing onto this ad with African & African American Studies: Romance Studies; Psychology: Social and Health Sciences;
Franklin Humanities Institute; Critical U.S. Studies; Art, Art History, and Visual Studies; Classical Studies; Asian & African Languages & Literature; Women’s Studies; Latino/a
Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Medieval and Renaissance Studies; European Studies; Program in Education; and the Center for Documentary Studies. Because
of space limitations, the names of individual faculty and staff who signed on in support may be read at the AAAS website:http://www.duke.edu/web/africanameric";


31 posted on 06/17/2007 6:38:33 AM PDT by minus_273
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To: MindBender26

After yesterday, I’m sure every shark below the Mason Dixon Line can smell the blood in the water in North Carolina...


32 posted on 06/17/2007 6:38:46 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Drew68
A link to the original ad is available in the article I just linked above.
33 posted on 06/17/2007 6:38:49 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Any means, fair or foul, to defeat the islamic filth.)
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To: MindBender26

Sounds like a fun night!

Don’t forget the deep pockets of Time-Warner, owners of Court TV, home of the lovely slanderer, Nancy Grace.


34 posted on 06/17/2007 6:39:14 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: jgilbert63

not even not convicted, i believe they were declared innocent and no crime occured.


35 posted on 06/17/2007 6:39:25 AM PDT by minus_273
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To: MindBender26

Thanks for the Father’s Day Present. That made my day!!!!


36 posted on 06/17/2007 6:39:28 AM PDT by trek
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To: Scotsman will be Free

100 percent agree. The young men have been damaged. The 88 should pay.


37 posted on 06/17/2007 6:39:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: MindBender26
It will server those “politically right” & “probably leftist”, professor right. Those pompous bastards need to learn that they are too not above the law!
38 posted on 06/17/2007 6:39:48 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: MindBender26
For too long, the Left has gotten away with slander because the worst they can say or write about other Americans fits their ideology and psychological needs. It’s high time they had to pay for this slander.
39 posted on 06/17/2007 6:40:00 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Al Qaeda knows Iraq's strategic value, yet the Democrats work day and night for our defeat there.)
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To: MindBender26
Those faculty and many of the media programs that skewered the 3 young men. CourtTV comes to mind for their coverage.

I posted this comment during the live thread yesterday:

Nifong Court Findings Being Read Now!!!
  Posted by TomGuy to SandRat
On News/Activism 06/16/2007 2:03:43 PM CDT · 68 of 152

The 80-some faculty at Duke may be on the phones to their lawyers, too. They may still have culpability for their published letter.


40 posted on 06/17/2007 6:40:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MindBender26
Image hosted by Photobucket.com let the wailing and gnashing of teeth commence...
41 posted on 06/17/2007 6:41:03 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: MindBender26
IAs such, they can be attacked and picked off, one at a time, with full and unrestricted individual liability, ...

Have at 'em, I say.

42 posted on 06/17/2007 6:41:34 AM PDT by LantzALot (Yes, itís my opinion. No, itís not humble.)
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To: elhombrelibre

I totally agree. There is nothing more evil thant leftist professors at universities. They despise America, Christianity, white people, men, all that is decent and good in the human heart and work tirelessly to destory all civilization, accomplishment and good and a devoted to tyranny in every form. They are beyond parasites. They are Satan’s own minions. Their evil is the worst sort of evil because it cloaks itself in respectability and “intelligence,” yet they are mediocre minds with an abhorrence to free inquiry. I hope they are all bankrupted and it serves as a lesson to the rest of the leftist slime in America’s academic institutions.


43 posted on 06/17/2007 6:42:59 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: MindBender26

Fascinating. If possible, update. And update often.


44 posted on 06/17/2007 6:43:31 AM PDT by LEARNED FOREVER
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To: MindBender26
See this is my point. You have the right to speak your mind in America, but you also have a responsibility to know how your words will effect society. If you're going to say something, you better know how it can be taken and the detriment it could cause.

Everyone of these 88 needs to pay a price so high this lesson will be used in how NOT to handle a racially charged case. The DBM has blame too!

At the very least these prix could apologise! Have they yet?

45 posted on 06/17/2007 6:45:44 AM PDT by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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To: Drew68

Page 1
We thank the following departments and programs for signing onto this ad with African & African American Studies: Romance Studies; Psychology: Social and Health Sciences;
Franklin Humanities Institute; Critical U.S. Studies; Art, Art History, and Visual Studies; Classical Studies; Asian & African Languages & Literature; Women’s Studies; Latino/a
Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Medieval and Renaissance Studies; European Studies; Program in Education; and the Center for Documentary Studies. Because
of space limitations, the names of individual faculty and staff who signed on in support may be read at the AAAS website:http://www.duke.edu/web/africanameric/
. . . We want the absence of terror. But we don’t really know what that means . . . We
can’t think. That’s why we’re so silent; we can’t think about what’s on the other side of
this. Terror robs you of language and you need language for the healing to begin.
If it turns out that these students are guilty, I want them expelled. But their expulsion will only bring resolution to this
case and not the bigger problem. This is much bigger than them and throwing them out will not solve the
problem. I want the administration to acknowledge what is going on and how bad it is.
I can’t help but think about the different attention given to what has happened from what
it would have been if the guys had been not just black but participating in a different sport,
like football, something that’s not so upscale.
Everything seems up for grabs--I am only comfortable talking about this event
in my room with close friends. I am actually afraid to even bring it up in public.
But worse, I wonder now about everything. . . . If something like this happens to
me . . . What would be used against me--my clothing? Where I was?
You go to a party, you get grabbed, you get propositioned, and then you start to question yourself.
[Independent, 29 March 2006]
And this is what I’m thinking right now – Duke isn’t really responding to this. Not really.
And this, what has happened, is a disaster.
This is a social disaster.
. . . no one is really talking about how to keep the young woman herself central
to this conversation, how to keep her humanity before us . . . she doesn’t seem
to be visible in this. Not for the university, not for us.
. . . all you heard was “Black students just complain all the time, all you do is complain and self-
segregate.” And whenever we try to explain why we’re offended, it’s pushed back on us. Just the
phrase “self-segregation”: the blame is always put on us. [Independent, 29 March 2006]
Being a big, black man, it’s hard to walk anywhere at night,
and not have a campus police car slowly drive by me.
This is not a different experience for us here at Duke University. We go to class with racist classmates,
we go to gym with people who are racists....It’s part of the experience.
[Independent,29March2006]
I was talking to a white woman student who was asking me “Why do people --
and she meant black people -- make race such a big issue?”
They don’t see race. They just don’t see it.
We are listening to our students. We’re also listening to the Durham community, to Duke staff, and to each other. Regardless of the
results of the police investigation, what is apparent everyday now is the anger and fear of many students who know themselves to be
objects of racism and sexism, who see illuminated in this moment’s extraordinary spotlight what they live with everyday. They know
that it isn’t just Duke, it isn’t everybody, and it isn’t just individuals making this disaster.
But it is a disaster nonetheless.
These students are shouting and whispering about what happened to this young woman and to themselves.
What Does a
Social Disaster
Sound Like?
The students know that the disaster didn’t begin on March 13th and won’t end with what the police say or the court decides. Like
all disasters, this one has a history. And what lies beneath what we’re hearing from our students are questions about the future.
This ad, printed in the most easily seen venue on campus, is just one way for us to say that we’re hearing what our students are saying.
Some of these things were said by a mixed (in every way possible) group of students on Wednesday, March 29th at an African &
African American Studies Program forum, some were printed in an issue of the Independent that came out that same day, and some
were said to us inside and outside of the classroom.
We’re turning up the volume in a moment when some of the most vulnerable among us are being asked to quiet down while we
wait. To the students speaking individually and to the protestors making collective noise, thank you for not waiting and for
making yourselves heard.

46 posted on 06/17/2007 6:46:07 AM PDT by Popman (I removed my Bushbot brain chip after he didn't veto the McCain Feingold election anti freedom bill)
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To: minus_273
are you kidding the liberals are already covering their backsides

From your link:

The ad, titled "What does a Social Disaster Sound Like?" was mostly a compilation of statements made by Duke students in response to the incident and its immediate aftermath.

So it wasn't their words, but instead the words of the Duke student body? This coming from the enemies of personal responsibility. How typical.

47 posted on 06/17/2007 6:46:35 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Bean Counter
After yesterday, I’m sure every shark below the Mason Dixon Line can smell the blood in the water in North Carolina...

That odor could cause John Edwards to give up his run for the White House and head for the court room. LOL
48 posted on 06/17/2007 6:46:46 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: wearearepublic
exspences

Let's hope that Nifong and the "Professors" (term applied loosely) will all be:

EX_PENSES!

Pun Intended?

49 posted on 06/17/2007 6:47:01 AM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt." (or since these things are so!))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Given the clear and obvious damage, the clear conspiracy to inflict emotional distress, the resultant loss of years of life, notorious and irreperable reputations (there are those out there who will resent the Duke Lacross players for the rest of their natural lives regardless of facts), what would be an appropriate settlement? None of them should get off with less than $100,000. The ring leaders, the actual drafters of the letter, and any lawyers associated should pay a whole lot more.


50 posted on 06/17/2007 6:47:17 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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