Over at Defending People, Mark Bennett is curating a Compendium of Rakofsky v. Internet Blog Posts to keep readers (and putative defendants) updated in the Rakofsky v. The Internet defamation lawsuit commenced by [insert pejorative here] Joseph Rakofsky and his multi-jurisdictional law firm, Rakofsky Law Firm.
Apparently, Rakofsky also had a website (the link is to an archived version saved by Mark Bennett- h/t to commenter David Shulman) advertising his legal services in Connecticut. This may pose a problem given that the Connecticut Judicial Branch has no record of a CT licensed attorney named Rakofsky:
Since I neither practice in Connecticut, nor am I admitted there pro hac vice, I defer to CT licensed attorneys to opine on whether advertising one’s legal services in a state where one is unlicensed is kosher. I do not know whether Rakofsky’s associates/partners/colleagues have pro hac vice status in CT, but none of them are licensed to practice in CT (run the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Attorney/Firm Inquiry to satisfy yourself).
Meanwhile, my fellow defendant and esteemed colleague, Eric Turkewitz at the New York Personal Injury Law Blog, throws down the proverbial gauntlet in his reply post: Joseph Rakofsky — I Have An Answer For You.
While my Latin is admittedly rusty, the sage advice that Turkewitz graciously offers to Joseph Rakofsky and his attorney, Richard Borzouye, Esq. may also be loosely translated to:
Vade in alvum in motu abstracta atque casside in aures.
Finally, as more blawgers continue to join the fray by expressing their opinions and being added as defendants in the Rakofsky v. The Internet litigation, I leave you with this variation of the Streisand Effect, which I have coined as the “Rakofsky Effect”:
UPDATED: Please also read Mirriam Seddiq’s thoughtful post at Not Guilty: “Chiming In”.
- To My Fellow “Rakofsky 74′ers”: I Salute You (thetrialwarrior.com)
- Of Nuclear Bombs and Fallout (or Crap is King) (militaryunderdog.com)
- The Rakofsky 74 (militaryunderdog.com)
- Lying Piece of $%^&. With Screenshot as Evidence (militaryunderdog.com)
- Lawyer of the Month: Lots Of Things Mistrials Can Win You (abovethelaw.com)