Lawyer Responds: John Oliver SLAPPs Back?  (Real Law Review)

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  2. Wait, in America the winning side, SPECIFICALLY the defendant, doesn't get costs as part of the judgement? I'm Australian and this is part of our system, if someone tries to sue you, and you win, you will generally get costs awarded at the very least.

  3. why did you compare to British law? Why not Indonesian, or Swiss, or Japanese? Is it because much of our law developed out of British colonial?

  4. 18:12 Oi, mister lawyer, get your facts together, it was barely one fifth! xD 18:22 Gross overstatement. One fifth of a 26m video is barely half of 10 minutes.
    I'm sorry for expecting standards on a video titled: "Lawyer responds" when this lawyer acts more like a politician, overstating things to win votes.

    Granted, that part of the video made so much more impact, it might as well have been the last third, that's how much it overshadows the rest, but come on! 1/3 is not 1/5 and 5 minutes (, that is if you count the 1 minute long end credits, ) is not 10 minutes, fyi. xD

    Even more disgusting sellout at the end, and in your own pinned comment under your own video, this is the first and last video I watch from you, good day sir. tips hat

  5. Making John Oliver one of the most reprehensible jerks on television. Put yourselves in Murray's place. Would any of you sit idly while Oliver and HBO make unproven accusations of wrongdoing against you that resulted in injury to others?

  6. Yeah, I remember Bob Murray. I watched that dude assassinate John Kennedy the night before the motorcade in Dallas.

  7. Well there WAS no evidence of an "earthquake" the seismic records are clear on that. Requiring that the defendant gather that information although it was obviously publicly available at that point due to reporting, and why wouldn't he file a libel suit IF there was false reporting?

  8. there is a big SLAAP case going on in Texas right now, dont know if you've heard of it Vic Mignogna v. Funimation/Jamie Markie/Ron Toye & Monica Rial

  9. Didn't this goofball "legal eagle" once post all his videos titled with "REAL Lawyer……(blah blah blah)"? Apparently he's no longer a "real" lawyer.

  10. As AMAZINGLY cowboy amateurish and backwards as the US legal & justice system is… Its oddly weird to see somebody defending it.

  11. The american way of paying for trial costs is just another example of how in Europe there are better protection laws for individuals.
    The american law obviously benefits rich people and discriminates against the poor, no wonder that that rule doesn't change and is still in place maybe hundreds of years after it was passed

  12. Shouldn't the Plaintiff have all of the evidence before filing suit? The Plaintiff could sue for no other reason than to have the Defendant tied up in a Court room knowing that all the time they are there, it's costing the Defendant money through time away from work, or Business.
    So my question is, why can't the Court proceed right away?
    and let the Plaintiff justify his cause, then and there?

  13. Classifying John Oliver and HBO's victory as "pyrrhic" is only true from a purely financial standpoint. I'm sure HBO would also take into account the defense of their reputation and the ongoing notice to the world at large that they won't be pushed around, not to mention the publicity it generated. Not all of the cost benefit analysis in defending Oliver and the show is purely the cost of the suit.

  14. Not gonna lie … That was the best JOHN OLIVER … EVER !!! The story about the kidney stone killed me !!! That Mr. Bob Murray seems like a nice fellow. Bawhahahahaha !!!

  15. Thank you for making the obscure workings of the legal system comprehensible. You seem to lean towards common sense. I will be watching you in the futurel

  16. Annnnd. I DO absolutely agree with the "loser pays" system. Should be no matter what. Should always be. Would eliminate SOOOOOO Many frivilous lawsuits, it wouldn't even be funny!

  17. Soooo SLAP suit = filing against Mike Bloomberg for claiming he actually did ANYTHING in NYC after 9/11. Or, against you for letting your tie flop around, because you have a tie tack. Frankly, I LOVE the latter. Thanks for doing that! But, nevertheless, I'm filing suit against you for wearing WAY too much hair gel in a video!

  18. And, frankly, he's correct in the so called SLAPP lawsuits. I brought it up that the State was bringing a case against my 1st, fourth, and poententially 5th amendment rights, and they DID have to call a supervisor to the scene, and this evidence was brought up in court. While I ultimately lost on the amendment accusations, they DID have to prove that it was NOT in a violation to my rights. Bottom line is KNOW, and EXERCISE your rights people!!!!

  19. And BTW… AS you've done in the past don't say that Trump, etc. was on the hook for the legal fees. IT WAS THOSE WHO WERE BACKING STORMY TO COME AGAINST HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!! TELL THE TRUTH!!!! FAKE NEWS!!!! FAKE NEWS!!!!

  20. Frankly at 15:50 the lawyer would do HIMSELF some justice by citing NY Times v. Sullivan etc. Before it even gets there. Do yourself a favor! Eyeroll! And certainly JO was outside of the system in doing so…. I'm just saying, and JO actually didn't either. If you're gonna go first amendment in proving your're in the right, might as well go ALL the way in showing the public just how much RIGHT you are! Oh, and btw I hate JO, and everything he stands for, and yet I LOVE the Constitution of the USA!

  21. btw "actual malice" is not misleading, it's a fulcrum of NY Times V. Sullivan, and it IS actually kinda a BIG deal! eyeroll "lawyer." eyeroll.

  22. Annnd first and foremost, this is why the 1st, 4th, and 5th amendments are basically ANY citizens best friends. Why I might drill down into JO's citizenship. He DOES have it right… Fair comment, etc. basically shields us Americans from a TON of LEGITIMATE legal lawsuits. Of course, this doesn't mean that someone can't just drag you into court, willy nilly, for NO reason whatsoever, and like we BOTH said in this video, why it's incredibly important that there should be LOSER PAYS system.

  23. What is the legal definition of a public figure? Would the head of the local Garden Club who is interviewed by a reporter be a public figure. What is that Garden Club president takes to the street to actively protest legislation dealing with gardening?

  24. Bob Murray? Isn't he the guy who took radioactive waste from Rocky Flats and dumped it into the Denver water supply via the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site?

  25. To quote bob murray, or rather to absolutely mock and face desk him:
    "Welcome to the coal plant, it's a dangerous place. Thank you for investing. Go there for your router, there for your orders, we'll pollute the world to fill up our quotas. If you get injured, there'll even be fees at your funeral for your mourners. Prosperity wasted on worthless humans, they're just fuel to the fire for our endorsements. Honestly, did you not read the coal plants policy on workplace misdemeanors and injuries, that defines you illegally as coal company policy? I've got you in lock and key, no honesty needed when you've already bleeded against the bladed bleachers. Were you expecting human rights? Were you expecting a raise? Were you hoping the death toll would be low? Ha! No at all! My friend you're indentured, just like a roll of a slot machine; you'll work, to earn the right to work, to earn the right to work more, just so you can eventually die. $ $ $ Dollars in stacks higher than the twin towers, oh come now, you're just an oiled up gear for the machine, if you feared for your life, you should of read the fine print, cause now you're in deep debt, bet you regret it, no way to forget it, but let me assure you you're now set to work for life as I make a public announcement PR lie, defamation? Makes more famous if it's all in good inflation, country rode, west Virginia, Alabama, sorry, did I sue and ban ya? They save 'save the trees', but who will pay for your funeral fees? I'll make a deal if you'll make an appeal, removal is for your approval, I'm just here for the top dollar, making money off your shoulder, who knew such a tycoon could cause a monsoon? Guess we'll see soon in episode 2…"

  26. It speaks volumes to note that the UK law doesn't have any form of anti-SLAPP legislation and not even the concept for a need for it. But I would go even further that the USA needs a "plaintiff pays" in criminal cases where the police "overcharge" in order to punish by layer fees or gain an advantage to force plea bargaining

  27. Note that Mr. Nutterbutter isn't just "a staff member". That's Noel MacNeal, the in-house puppeteer at Last Week Tonight. He started on The Great Space Coaster, has performed in several Henson productions, and is probably best known as Bear from Bear in the Big Blue House.

  28. Objection:

    The plaintiffs on winning in the UK do not always get their legal fee's paid for when the win a case plenty end up being landing in huge debts or out of pocket fighting court cases. It is not an automatic some will get the full costs some get nothing at all and some may get a partial sum for the legal troubles.


  30. A court that accepts a lawsuit and allows service without any evidence is in violation of the Rule of Law and subject to RICO. No questions asked, allowing the filing of a lawsuit without evidence results in court fees, profit.

    Remember to also cite the COURT in your anti-SLAPP as a hostile party. Allowing a filed suit without any evidence is equivalent to unreasonable search and seizure. It is an impediment to the *victim's* time, standing and income and is slander in and of itself.

  31. The judicial system is NOT " effectively a branch of the government" 6:42 It IS a branch of the government. It's a bad lawyer who doesn't "say what you mean, mean what you say".

  32. Doesn't it feel weird that the show uses both a factual tone to report the news side by side with comedy? I know I'm being a bit of devil's advocate here, but switch from joke to news to joke to news, it seems like an invitation to cross the line. It present a statement and add ridicule for it, conditioning a response as you watch it. My point is that having a comedy routine side by side with a journalistic report seems like a way to get away that journalistic approach might not be able too.

  33. The American justice system was made by the rich for the rich. The laws will always give advantage to the rich over the poor, and this is a good example of that. Just go through all legislators and try to find how many are not rich, or friends of the rich who pay for their campaigns. It is a very very small group. The rest are all rich guys. These days you can't even think about running for president unless you are rich or have billionaires backing you up in campaign. You have seen in the news how primary candidates get out of the run simply because they cannot make the numbers, no matter if the guy had the best ideas and was the most decent candidate. This country runs on money, and the legal system is no exception.

  34. Bob Murray killed Mufasa, wished himself into a genie to conquer Agrabah, and set off an eternal winter in Arendelle #EatShitBob

  35. This might be outside your scope, but can you please do a video that explains Common law (used in UK, US, Commonwealth states) in general, and compares to other systems of law like Napoleonic (Civil), Germanic (Civil), Nordic (Civil), etc…

  36. The un-funny Communist John Oliver should be sued till he's broke and represents the Democratic ideal. A losing loser who loses even at losing.

  37. I truly enjoyed the information you gave in this video. WOW! And you explained it so the average layman could understand it. Thank you very much………Thornton

  38. In Canada, and I assume the same to be true in the UK, recovery of legal costs by the successful litigant is not a dollar for dollar indemnity.

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    Enjoys the video greatly
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    Also Me: "You son of a bitch. I'm in."

  40. This is the first time I have seen a reaction to an episode of John Oliver that basically just says "yeah, he pretty much got everyting right".

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