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    Mitt Romney charged for racketeering.

    Mitt Romney Being Sued For Racketeering In Federal Court
    December 30, 2013 | Filed under: Corporate America,Politics,Scandals,Social Justice | Posted by: Ann Werner

    One of the most ignored stories in the mainstream media will surely be coming to a television screen near you once the court proceedings commence. That lawsuit is none other than racketeering charges leveled against one Willard “Mitt” Romney and his co-defendants in Haas v. Romney.

    Filed on October 18 in Los Angeles, CA, in an ironic twist of fate it was decided on November 6, the one-year anniversary of Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, that the lawsuit could go forward.

    eToys executive Steven “Laser” Haas and his company, Collateral Logistics, Inc., was the court appointed fiduciary charged with overseeing the liquidation of eToys. Haas filed the suit after discovering multiple frauds while in the process of liquidating the company. In his affidavit to the Securities and Exchange Commission dated August 3, 2012, Haas charges, among other things, that he was offered $850,00 by Bain Capital to keep quiet about irregularities he uncovered.


    He is suing the defendants for $100 million in an effort to recoup the losses incurred by him and the other victims of the alleged fraud.

    Several steps are necessary as the lawsuit goes forward. In a lengthy and sorely in need of an edit article written by Haas for the Daily Kos, he lists the procedural necessities:

    Summons granted.
    Request for a Court Order to have U.S. Marshals serve the summons.
    First amended complaint Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.
    New case order.
    Haas’s preliminary RICO Case statement.
    Haas notes that the Court denied his request for the U.S. Marshal’s Office to serve the summons on legal grounds, but that notwithstanding, the case will go forward. It is up to Haas to find the means to have the summons served to the parties involved by February 16. He is gleeful at the prospect.

    There are allegations of murder and mayhem in addition to the breaking of federal racketeering laws.

    The case number is 2:13-cv-07738 and will be tried in the Los Angeles Division of the Federal District Court, located on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.

    Stay tuned.
    This should become very interesting.
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    A Republican did something bad. Boo Republicans. They truly are scum of the Earth.
    Where did you get that, from reading the article?
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    If a Democrat were charged with racketeering I don't think you'd post a thread about it. Someone equally partisan and boring like Dinodoc would.

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    They truly are scum of the Earth
    Boo Republicans. Boo, I say.
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    I'm calling bullshit on this

    Also the election was over a year ago. You do know that, right? Unfortunately for America, your guy won, and to make matters worse, you still haven't stopped posting threads as if he hadn't yet.
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    Some dude nicknamed laser is suing bain for a hundred mil?

    Why is it not surprising that fun ascribes some sort of credibility to the story?
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    MrFun assumes that every claim brought forward against Evil Big Business by a plaintiffs lawyer is legit, because lawsuits are never frivolous. They are heroically shifting money from people who produce things of value to people too stupid to avoid dumping extremely hot coffee on their dicks.
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    Is it called "charged" when its a civil suit?
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    I'm calling bullshit on this

    Also the election was over a year ago. You do know that, right? Unfortunately for America, your guy won, and to make matters worse, you still haven't stopped posting threads as if he hadn't yet.
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    Filed on October 18 in Los Angeles, CA, in an ironic twist of fate it was decided on November 6, the one-year anniversary of Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, that the lawsuit could go forward.


    Not ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorizael View Post
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    Filed on October 18 in Los Angeles, CA, in an ironic twist of fate it was decided on November 6, the one-year anniversary of Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, that the lawsuit could go forward.


    Not ironic.
    Nor interesting. I took three tries to get through the paragraph of specific alleged misdeeds. Now regret the time spent.

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    MSNBC thinks its funny that Romney has an adopted Black grandson.
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    Being sued isn't being charged, you douche bag little fairy.
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    Easy there, Tex. Remember, MrFun isn't wrong because he's gay. He's wrong because he thinks Romney--a man who manages to be astonishingly boring despite having 50% more money than God--is now suddenly interesting, a year after becoming politically irrelevant, because he got involved in some arcane legal dispute that may or may not even be a real case.

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    MSNBC thinks its funny that Romney has an adopted Black grandson.
    It won't be as funny when it turns out he has also bought a cotton plantation.
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    Nor interesting. I took three tries to get through the paragraph of specific alleged misdeeds. Now regret the time spent.
    Odd, I had no trouble whatsoever. While the suit is civil the allegations are criminal. It's not inconceivable that criminal charges could follow.
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    Is it called "charged" when its a civil suit?
    See Chevron vs.Donziger
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    MrFun assumes that every claim brought forward against Evil Big Business by a plaintiffs lawyer is legit, because lawsuits are never frivolous. They are heroically shifting money from people who produce things of value to people too stupid to avoid dumping extremely hot coffee on their dicks.
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    And Republicans keep posting as if they never lost the presidential election.
    If we had won the election, we would have dropped Obama like the hot potato he wasn't, like we did with Gore. You, OTOH, continue to pin every bad thing on Bush.
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    Odd, I had no trouble whatsoever. While the suit is civil the allegations are criminal. It's not inconceivable that criminal charges could follow.
    It's a matter of givesadamn, not legal complexity. I got a few words in, several times, before my brain told me it didn't care enough to continue parsing and started thinking about something else.

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    I hadn't realized that she was a dickgirl.
    I didn't realize McDonald's Coffee Moron was female.
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    MrFun assumes that every claim brought forward against Evil Big Business by a plaintiffs lawyer is legit, because lawsuits are never frivolous. They are heroically shifting money from people who produce things of value to people too stupid to avoid dumping extremely hot coffee on their dicks.
    Yes, McDonald's is a heroic Job Creator valiantly creating value by serving coffee at unnecessarily high temperatures in spite of hundreds of previous complaints about customers getting burned by their coffee.

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    If you like I can provide dozens of other examples, if you insist that that one isn't frivolous.
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    I didn't realize McDonald's Coffee Moron was female.
    She was a 79 year old woman.
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    Not particularly relevant.
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    Yes, McDonald's is a heroic Job Creator valiantly creating value by serving coffee at unnecessarily high temperatures in spite of hundreds of previous complaints about customers getting burned by their coffee.
    And actually acknowledging the too high temperatures internally, but thinking that just paying settlements would be cheaper than actually making coffee that tasted good at normal coffee temps.
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    Not particularly relevant.
    It is. Poor grannies will always win a lawsuit.


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    And actually acknowledging the too high temperatures internally, but thinking that just paying settlements would be cheaper than actually making coffee that tasted good at normal coffee temps.
    Yeah it's a regular Ford Pinto situation

    The real reason why the coffee was so hot is because people would be complaining about cold coffee when they drink it several minutes after buying. You've never worked in fast food, clearly, and had so many people come back with coffee or french fries (fries all the time!) 20 minutes later complaining that it's cold. It was hot when you bought it!
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    McD's internal research showed that the vast majority of people drink the coffee immediately after purchase. So sorry, that won't fly.

    The main reason Liebeck won punitive damages (which, remember are meant to punish, not for restitution) is because McD's hid and lied about a ton of stuff (so the jury decided to fine McD's for 2 days worth of sales of coffee - which turned out to be $2.7mil, of course it was dramatically reduced on appeal).
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