Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

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Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:09 pm

how's that going?

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:15 pm

Also curious.

The letter Kasowitz sent to the NYT was basically one big [citation needed].

Also threatened to take "all available actions and remedies," which I read to say "we are aware we will do nothing because no actions or remedies are available."

What a shitty client and case to stake your firm's reputation on.

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby deadpanic » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:41 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:What a shitty client and case to stake your firm's reputation on.


Yeah, agreed. I mean, Jones Day doing legal work regarding the FEC and whatnot didn't look great, but it was legit, somewhat complicated work and they made a ton of money.

Sending a letter threatening a lawsuit that you know has no legal basis sounds very shitlaw-esque.

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby bearsfan23 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:45 pm

Don't think Kasowitz cares much about reputation.

It's a shit-tier firm that needs the $. Trump probably got turned down by a dozen others 1st

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby lapolicia » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:42 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:Don't think Kasowitz cares much about reputation.

It's a shit-tier firm that needs the $. Trump probably got turned down by a dozen others 1st



Trump has actually been a Kasowitz client long before his presidential campaign, primarily in regards to casino bankruptcies. I think this is just an extension of the relationship he's developed with Marc Kasowitz.

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby heythatslife » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:45 pm

It would be hilarious if Trump stiffed them on the bill down the line

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby El Pollito » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:04 pm

heythatslife wrote:It would be hilarious if Trump stiffed them on the bill down the line

:lol:

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby deadpanic » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:27 pm

lapolicia wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:Don't think Kasowitz cares much about reputation.

It's a shit-tier firm that needs the $. Trump probably got turned down by a dozen others 1st



Trump has actually been a Kasowitz client long before his presidential campaign, primarily in regards to casino bankruptcies. I think this is just an extension of the relationship he's developed with Marc Kasowitz.


I am not really disagreeing with you, although David Friedman was his bankruptcy lawyer.

But still, if your best friend said "hey, there is no legal basis, but will you write a threatening letter against a prominent newspaper because they wrote a bad story about me?" I wouldn't write a letter and stick my reputation out like that for a past client, especially when you know what is coming. I can see some lawyers doing that for loyal clients, but not a pretty decent, well-known law firm doing that. Strange and looks desperate, but I think Kasowitz actually relishes in just being argumentative and difficult in general (see his statement when the insurance recovery partners left his firm for Mckool Smith).

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby stego » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:37 pm

El Pollito wrote:
heythatslife wrote:It would be hilarious if Trump stiffed them on the bill down the line

:lol:

The letter writer did a bad job. Everyone's mom knows Trump doesn't pay for substandard work.

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby El Pollito » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:44 pm

deadpanic wrote:
lapolicia wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:Don't think Kasowitz cares much about reputation.

It's a shit-tier firm that needs the $. Trump probably got turned down by a dozen others 1st



Trump has actually been a Kasowitz client long before his presidential campaign, primarily in regards to casino bankruptcies. I think this is just an extension of the relationship he's developed with Marc Kasowitz.


I am not really disagreeing with you, although David Friedman was his bankruptcy lawyer.

But still, if your best friend said "hey, there is no legal basis, but will you write a threatening letter against a prominent newspaper because they wrote a bad story about me?" I wouldn't write a letter and stick my reputation out like that for a past client, especially when you know what is coming. I can see some lawyers doing that for loyal clients, but not a pretty decent, well-known law firm doing that. Strange and looks desperate, but I think Kasowitz actually relishes in just being argumentative and difficult in general (see his statement when the insurance recovery partners left his firm for Mckool Smith).

I can't imagine a scenario where I'd intimidate journalists for a friend. Then again, I can't imagine a scenario where I'm friends with a serial groper, so to each their own.

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:44 pm

Not going to make partner with that attitude.

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Re: Is anyone here silencing journalists at Kasowitz?

Postby kalvano » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:35 pm

And here comes the nut punch:

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