Monday, November 9, 2009

Scott Rothstein and the "Grip Flow System"


An interesting question is "does Scott practice law"?

In an effort to get to the bottom of this question, I took a look on PACER to see if Scott is counsel in any SD FL actions.

Surprisingly, Scott appears (still) as counsel of record for plaintiff Edward Bennett involving rights to his patented and trademarked "Grip Flow System."

Rothstein appears as lead counsel on the complaint, which was removed from state court back in June 2008, along with RRA lawyers Steven N. Lippman and Steven H. Osber (fine commercial litigators btw).

The case is pending before Judge Cooke.

To get a feel for how this case is going, take a look at plaintiff's motion to compel.

In an endorsed order dated 10/28/09 (D.E. 134), Magistrate Judge Bandstra didn't seem to like the motion all that much:
First, the undersigned finds that plaintiffs' motion does not adequately comply with the local rules. The motion does not attach the discovery requests or the responses thereto. As such, the Court cannot discern what obligations, if any, have not been complied with. Further, the undersigned notes that neither party seems to wish to comply with the certification requirements of meaningfully conferring with counsel in an effort to resolve a dispute. A phone call which actually occurs between counsel or a substantive correspondence would be a de minimus requirement to comply with the rule established by this Court. Finally, the undersigned finds the "memorandum of law" wholly inadequate to establish the relief requested in that general case law which does not address the specific issues before the Court do not satisfy the rule's requirements. Accordingly, the motion is denied with leave to refile a proper motion complying with the applicable rules.
Ouch -- time to light another cigar and say goodbye to your Ferrari.

UPDATE -- I don't know how I missed The Usual Suspects reference.

21 comments:

  1. Say goodbye to the ferrari? Who cares! Look at the scratched up front bumper! YUCK! I want to know about the 40+ cars in his collection housed in an air conditioned warehouse not some lousy old f430!

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  2. Those guys look so tough and intimidating with their arms crossed, standing in that prearranged pattern! For sure I would enter into a structured settlement if they sent me a demand letter! I'd be scared to litigate against that talented group!

    NB - I bet Gray Robinson scoops em all up. Seems like a good fit.

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  3. A more interesting question: how friggin short are scott's partner's if he's the second tallest one?

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  4. "Welcome to Our [Nut] House"

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  5. 12:11 - you don't get it...he had them dig a trench/alter the photograph/position the camera, so he looked less....fat and more...tall.

    the boys in that picture are regretting it more than a drunken college picture....

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  6. Who the f#ck gives a f#ck about his Ferrrari!! Geez. Id rather talk about their stupid ass firm photo. What an embarrassment.

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  7. Does it come in a wallet size?

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  8. the picture is terrible.

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  9. 12:39 -- close. In that photo Scotty was actually employing a hidden elevator apparatus hand built by Italian artisans and operated around the clock by a crack team of BSO deputies.

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  10. @12:39

    "less . . . fat and more . . . tall"

    teee heeee heeee. bravo

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  11. thank you.

    thank you, very much

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  12. Right on SFL...great lawyers!!! Fine lawyers!!! Read the rules??? Nooo, why, they are such freakin' GREAT lawyers!!!

    On another note...does anybody else think it is ridiculous that this guy is paying a lawyer with what appears to be stolen money?

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  13. @ 2:19

    You must never have practiced criminal defense in the private sector before.

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  14. What, no women? Maybe they were too smart for such a ridiculous photo.

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  15. Which one is Marc?

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  16. Pulp has a video up from today. Marc is supposedly next to him

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  17. The picture does not impress me.

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  18. They look like bouncers and not lawyers.

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