|Posted: June 8, 2006, 9:09 am - IP Logged|
"In a filing made in response to Caesars lawsuit, Whittaker said the casino actually owes him money because it agreed to give him a percentage of revenue from a slot machine he developed and to credit his gambling losses.
"The casino, owned by Harrah's Entertainment Inc., filed the lawsuit in 2005, a year after it said the bad checks were written. The case came to light recently when the documents were subpoenaed in an unrelated wrongful-death lawsuit against Whittaker."
A couple of points.
- The lawsuit is opportunistic and would be frivolous, thrown out of court if it involved someone who wasn't a jackpot winner.
- It's a consortium of vulture relatives and shysters trying to capitalize on the adult who got himself dead from a drug overdose.
- This information would never have come to light if it weren't for a civil judiciary turning a blind eye to the obvious.
- The public couldn't nose around in this man's private affairs and second-guess his choices and decisions if the courts weren't complicit in allowing the subpoena of private financial documents unrelated to the issue of lawyers and relatives chowing down on the corpse of the young idiot who offed himself with drugs.
This story oughtn't be about the jackpot winner. We don't know anything about the gambling, slot-machine, casino issues and who owes what to whom. Nothing except something dug out of private documents through a frivolous subpoenae.
But we do know one hell of a lot about lawyers, courts, the news media, and relatives. Not to mention the folks who feast on the crumbs of stories so's to make second-guess, step-by-step judgements about how the man's running his life.
Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.
It's about number behavior.
Egos don't count.
Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser