Client’s YouTube Lawyer Video Banned
Posted Sep 10, 2007 4:45 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A disgruntled client can't post video clips on YouTube complaining about his lawyer's allegedly bad work and big bills, a Canadian judge has ruled.
Superior Court Justice William Jenkins also said that client Stan Hall can't post any further videos about lawyer Paul Ledroit without court permission, reports the London Free Press, a newspaper in the Ontario province of Canada.
"I find that it includes unproven allegations that Mr. Ledroit and his law firm are incompetent and dishonest," and would cause "significant and irreparable damage," Jenkins said in a decision explaining his ruling to ban the YouTube posting.
A hearing is scheduled in early October on Ledroit's request to be removed from the representation. It involves an insurance claim by Hall, an unemployed real estate agent, and his wife over a 2006 fire in their home and store, in which they reportedly lost everything. Despite the complaints about Ledroit's work they are fighting his effort to resign because, they say, they have paid him a lot of money to handle the case.
(Hat tip: p2pnet.)