BREAKING: Jack Thompson's New Mexico GTA Lawsuit is Thrown Out by Judge

December 18, 2007 -
GamePolitics has learned that a New Mexico judge today dismissed Jack Thompson's wrongful death suit against Take Two Interactive and Sony.

The case, filed in 2006 by Thompson and a New Mexico attorney, claimed that Grand Theft Auto Vice City played a role in 14-year-old Cody Posey's 2004 murder of his father, stepmother and stepsister.

In disposing of the case, Judge Huling ruled that the Court did not have jurisdiction over Take Two and Sony, since neither corporation has offices in New Mexico. Judge Huling also ruled that New Mexico laws did not support Thompson's wrongful death claim in the case.

Thompson and his co-counsel have 30 days to filed an appeal. The controversial is pictured at left holding a September, 2006 press conference to announce the lawsuit.

UPDATE: GamePolitics has received this comment from Take Two regarding yesterday's dismissal of the New Mexico GTA Vice City wrongful death suit:
We are pleased that the Court took decisive and appropriate action to dismiss a case that Take-Two has always known had no basis in law or in fact.

Thompson was asked, but did not provide a comment on the case.

Comments

No surprise considering how much nonsense this suit was.

And now he'll come up with some other conspiracy theory. Expect multiple comments and/or press releases by him to follow.

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Papa Midnight

This is the single most self-explanatory news article. Ever. Really, Dennis, don't even bother continuing it as it says enough as is.

Figured as much.

He's Doomed.

Wait, that's Columbine and the Military......

No, I'd like to hear more. I will admit that in the previous article on this I did say I expected it would not be dismissed, but I also hoped it would continue so that the Plaintiffs could lose and a precedent could be set.

So, yes, I am a bit surprise. Glad in a way too, but still surprised. So I'd like to hear the judge's decision (preferably without, or at least as a seperate take on, John Bruce's version).

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that took less time then expected

I wasn't expecting it to be thrown out until at least tomorrow.

Sweet. Common sense FTW!!!!!!!!

Show of hands who here (besides nightwing) is surprised? (No offence nightwing).

I would say I'm surprised... except that would be a lie.

I have a 6 pack of Guiness down saying that Jack will claim that the judge is in the pocket of Take 2 Interactive and that this is the beginning of the end for them.

Any takers?

Not going to take a sucker bet, but you are right on the latter part. If the Florida Bar casing goes like it may, he's in for a bit of trouble.

Who ready for another bout of baseless RICO claimes?

my initial reaction is akin to Strong Bad's reaction when you score 0/10 on the Homestar Quiz

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

I say the just SLAP the shit out of him

*rimshot*

Thank goodness.

sorry for the double-post, but I forgot to mention that Christmas just came a week early

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

"The good news is that I’m here in New Mexico for a big hearing Tuesday in our wrongful death action [against] Sony and Take-Two."

His airplane seat didn't even have time to cool off....

Perhaps Now that this has happened, and the fact that his legal career is heading the way of the toliet he might team up with Leo Stoller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Stoller) and he can file harrassing lawsuits for him instead.

Then again, Stoller may even be too sleazy for JT... maybe.

I'd like to see more as well. I'm curious as to the reasoning why this was thrown out. Thrown out means this has zero merit or there's something technically wrong with the suit. Details would be very nice.

Remember though everyone - He's winning...

I m wondering how Jack Thompson will spin this one into how he won.

but more than likely his paranoia schizophrenia will kick in and its the vast conspiracy out to get him.

I wonder if the mentioning of his disbarment trial got mentioned?

well u know he is going to file an appeal

I'm shocked.

I wasn't expecting to read this until some time next week. Definitely not on the first day.

My coworker refuses to happy dance with me :(

What's that now? 0 for 1,000 I think? Way to go, Jack. Keep at it.

The thing that's hilarious is that this being a wrongful death suit, it would have been easier to prove. I have to wonder really what Jack was thinking that made him believe though that he stood any chance in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. I would have loved to have seen both him and Verlin Posey go home with their tails between their legs on this one.

Between his discplinary trial and this, it's been the capper for a very bad and embarrassing year for Jack.

It makes it all the more amusing how in the GTA4 news story that Jack called us delusional as not admitting he is winning. You are losing Jack, get over your own delusion. How you can lose all the time and still hold onto your ego is beyond me.

Its like a football team losing every game in their season and then showing up at the Super Bowl as though you are going to play.

@ Erik

Perfect analogy.

@Erik

Lack of common sense, offense, 20 yard penalty.

Kincyr said:

my initial reaction is akin to Strong Bad’s reaction when you score 0/10 on the Homestar Quiz
______________________

*ahem*
BWAHAHA! You're so stupid! What a moron! You're so dumb! You didn't get any right! That's so pathetic!... AHEM.

Like that?

Out of the court's juristiction. There's a lot of that going around. Are they supposed to file a case locally, have it thrown out, then file in a state with a company HQ? I ask because I've seen this type of situation several times. The dontdatehimgirl case also had the same problem.

And wasn't Cody himself one of the defendants? Of course, the judge did say NM law didn't cover this situation anyway. Still, I didn't see where Cody's attorney had filed a motion, only the company's attorney's.

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Wow... I blinked, and it was over

...well, that didn't take long. Wait for it, Miami Jack's going to probably send a motion to add Judge Huling onto his disciplinary trial... and he'll claim that's what he meant when he said he was 'winning.'

The controversial attorney is pctured on the left. Dennis you forgot to add that.

Man, that was quick. Jack Thompson surfaces to claim a victory in 5, 4, 3, 2...

Father Time,
No he didn't. ;D

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I predicted this earlier today.

I'm sure parts 2 and 3 of my prediction aren't too far behind.

You'd think having another attorney involved that he'd have some clue as to the laws in his own state, but I guess a massacre chaser would be good at finding a like-minded person to help him with the case.

The only problem I have with GTA is that it has spawned countless clones that anti-game fucktards use as a way to generalize the video game industry as a whole.

Anywho, back on topic here, I'm not surprised the lawsuit is thrown out. Who the hell listens to Thompson anyway?

Just be happy that Thompson hasn't run out of ideas. If he did, he'd start slamming the Wii Virtual Console version of Pokemon Snap claiming that it trains kids to become porn photographers.

Forgot to add a question for Jack:

So, when are you going on 60 Minutes again to declare your victory here?

I was going to say that Miami Jack and the Miami Dolphins had a lot in common, but the Dolphins managed to actually win a game for once.

if Dennis wasn't on the take along with the rest of you yahoos, you'd know that the REAL news was that Thompson was voted President of the Universe and now all vidja games are punishable by death.

hua.

I just took a picture of Jack Thompson after hearing the news and then he vowed afterwards to file a appeal.

http://www.mwscomp.com/movies/grail/jpgs/bknight3.jpg

This guy does not know the meaning of retreat.

@nightwing

yes he did, all see is "the controversial is pictured at left"

Father Time,
Exactly. He's a controversy, attorney or not. :D

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Wow, he's just so incompetent, I truly believe he could fail at failing and still manage not to succeed somehow.

Yeah just like every other of these frivilous suits. This was just a case of a sleazy oppruntunist trying to profit off a tragedy.

I hope they make a parody of Jack Thompson on Phoenix Wright 4. If it will, I'll pre-order that game.

Phoenix: Objection! Those are gay porn, your honor!
Judge: Indeed! What is the meaning of this prosecutor Tack Jhompson?
Tack: Umm...it's called a court record! huaaa!

On the more serious side, an attorney should already know this fact in my opinion:

"Judge Huling ruled that the Court did not have jurisdiction over Take Two and Sony, since neither corporation has offices in New Mexico."

His suit was dismissed. Why was I not surprised?

There are no more Phoenix Wright games... maybe they'll have one in Apollo Justice 2... maybe

No doubt he will think he somehow won and at the same time accuse the judge of being corrupt and go off crying claiming everybody is against him trying to draw up non-existant similarities between himself and the supposed Jesus of Nazarath as somehow he is the messiah of the entertainment industry

Jack, just accept it: You... are... a... douche!

Hmph....as expected.

The question is not so much if he will file an appeal, but rather how much gay porn will be included.

I can't wait for Thompson to lose the Bar trial and his license, and then come on here still claiming that he is winning.
 
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