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Adam Banks
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Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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McGovern sent a one-sentence email Tuesday to Alleva and Alexander informing them that Wade would meet with them only after the sweeping federal criminal investigation is complete. He carbon copied the LSU Board of Supervisors, LSU general counsel Tom Skinner and Barton. Barton responded with a multi-paragraph email detailing how McGovern broke the state’s attorney conduct rules by directly contacting Alleva and Alexander, condemning the action and writing that “such inappropriate communications will not be tolerated.



What kind of loser does this when the attorney is communicating with their client's superiors on behalf of their client.


Philippines4LSU
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
These people are insanely arrogant and clearly pursuing an ulterior motive. It's not even deniabile at this point.


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Hootie
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
Stay away from legal analysis and protocol. When a party is represented by counsel, any other attorney is forbidden from speaking directly to that person; all communication is to be made through the lawyers. WW and LSU can talk directly all they want.
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jlovel7
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
He obviously felt personally insulted or is just trying to inflame his opposition in any way possible. Lsu has really put themselves up shits creek.


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Da Joker
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
Maybe some of you lawyers can weigh in, but is it really a rule the a lawyer cannot contact an opposing party when there is no lawsuit or court case pending? Seems crazy.


slackster
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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Stay away from legal analysis and protocol. When a party is represented by counsel, any other attorney is forbidden from speaking directly to that person; all communication is to be made through the lawyers. WW and LSU can talk directly all they want.


But getting your panties in a wad over a one sentence email is absurd. It's not that he's wrong, it's that he's petty.


NBD
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
Under Louisiana's Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney who knows that another party is represented by counsel is strictly prohibited from contacting the opposing party directly. LSU is Barton's client. Wade's attorney knows that Barton is representing LSU. Yet, Wade's attorney contacts LSU directly. Wade's attorney could get disbarred for this conduct.


strose
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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But getting your panties in a wad over a one sentence email is absurd. It's not that he's wrong, it's that he's petty.


You're surprised that a lawyer is petty? Wait till you start figuring out politicians, buddy.


TigerNlc
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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Is bob barton the least professional of them all?

Does he wear a earring?


slackster
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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You're surprised that a lawyer is petty? Wait till you start figuring out politicians, buddy.



It's not surprising, it's hardly worth mentioning, but Dellenger pieced a story together out of it.


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wryder1
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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Under Louisiana's Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney who knows that another party is represented by counsel is strictly prohibited from contacting the opposing party directly. LSU is Barton's client. Wade's attorney knows that Barton is representing LSU. Yet, Wade's attorney contacts LSU directly. Wade's attorney could get disbarred for this conduct.


What a joke. These Neanderthals constantly embarrass LSU every chance they get but could get a lawyer disbarred over a 1 sentence email? This would make me want to break all support to LSU until every single one of these clowns are gone. They are a complete disgrace to LSU and their profession.


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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
I think, "A fricking SKRONG-ass offer" is being more unprofessional. But, apparently, that's just me and a few others.


LSUBadger
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
Wade’s lawyer is in New York I believe

I doubt he is overly concerned with Louisiana Bar discipline


slackster
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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I think, "A fricking SKRONG-ass offer" is being more unprofessional. But, apparently, that's just me and a few others


That's fine, but unfortunately you'll suck in CBB in perpetuity as a result.


ThePTExperience1969
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
The legal ethics rules prohibit attorneys from contacting people they know to be represented by counsel about the subject of the representation unless that person’s attorney gives permission or court order/other law permits it, what makes Barton’s response really petty and overdramatic is he represents the school, he doesn’t represent Alexander or Alleva individually so whether Wade’s Attorney actually broke the ethics rules is really up for debate. In this case, it probably wouldn’t be grounds for any discipline because of all the ambiguity, Barton must’ve just been having a bad day when he responded.


lsu13lsu
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
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When a party is represented by counsel, any other attorney is forbidden from speaking directly to that person; all communication is to be made through the lawyers. WW and LSU can talk directly all they want.


So LSU can have their attorney present at a meeting with WW. I presume the attorney would speak to WW at that meeting. WW is always represented by counsel. He has an agent etc.
So, LSU's attorney could never speak to WW?

Screw the BOS and these attorneys.


NBD
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
Bar rules between the states are reciprocal. Stay out of the legal field. You will get hurt.


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NIH
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
Plattsmier finna eat


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mhc4tigers
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re: Is bob barton the least professional of them all?
Not really true. That is supposedly attorney ethics. But it does prevent any of the activity so far. They are not in litigation. Which is where it might matter


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DWaginHTown
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