It doesn’t say if he had to pay his defendants cost, just what he paid in cost. He said he had to pay court fines in cases lost to lawyers but not if he had to pay the lawyers cost and time to represent themselves.
Please read the story before commenting. He paid but the courts don't want his money anymore:
"Unsurprisingly, his many lawsuits have come at a very, very high price. According to the Telegraph, his habit is estimated to have cost him somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million.
He has already paid out approximately $57,000 from his personal bank account and is at risk of losing his two homes, valued at roughly $980,000."
Glad to hear his frivolous law suits not only cost him some big bucks and now the court has taken the highly unusual position of restricting his access to the civil courts. Good for Australia. Some of our courts should follow "suit."
Tell this to the ACLU
Re-read the story, please: they HAVE "loser pays" (known as the English Rule for attorneys fees) in Australia.
Note also, that the English Rule awards attorneys fees to the winner in EVERY case (not just "frivolous" lawsuits).
Note further, that American laws and court rules WILL allow attorneys fees to those who are forced to defend a "frivolous" lawsuit.
Finally, consider what the adoption of the English Rule for attorneys fee awards would do to the administration of justice in America. If you are rich, then you can sue (because you can afford it if you lose). If you are poor, you can sue (because you have nothing for the winner to take from you). Who gets left out of a chance for vindication in a court of law (or, at least, gets their standard of living put on the line)? Yup, the Middle Class.
No , but a Cap on what Counsel can earn would weed out a few
Apparently not for someone like this as he keeps losing and keeps paying.
He's a lukewarm Democrats in Rino clothing. He sold out his country for revenge on Romney & Springsteen tickets. Judas.
I don't know. He is a big government progressive tyrant with an R just like BO and Billiary are big government progressive tyrants with a D. Maybe this will clear the field a bit. Still would be more comfortable with him as compared to the other two, but for God's sake, can't we get a good candidate to run? Or maybe it's just the DNC is real good at making sure anybody with a hint of the constitution is publicly destroyed before they gain traction. (Ex- the Paul's)
put a fork in this rino/repukin......he is done
The new book lost media coverage for a 4 months old traffic jam???
The prog rebubs may want you, but I know of no-one of a liberty mind that does.
I readinto this guy the day he hugged obummer. I wouldn't have voted for this guy even ifit washe and Killery because there would be no difference.
Put a fork in him. He is done.
He's done, whatever. I understand people here don't like him for various reasons. I'm just curious as to how many people died by closing the lane of a damn bridge?
This is not a scandal, it's an inconvenience. DeBlasio going after a business to payback a rich real estate contributor is a scandal. Yet again, no one died.
Oh that's right. When it comes to 4 people getting killed in Benghazi, at this point what difference does it make? I forgot.
Or the officers that keep showing up dead at the border due to weapons from fast and furious, that's no big deal either.
IRS, NSA, Keep you doctor: they are scandals. Or are we allowing the media to decide what is and isn't a scandal? Focus, people. This is just the first of many set up the candidate to run against Hillary, then tear them down. And the media will be complicit and in full steam each and every chance they get.
Sounds like Obama
Christie is getting his just deserts. And he will eat it literally and figuratively.
Good question Rush. Isn't Christie the RINO who gave Obama a big old bear hug when he was running against Romney (who was also a RINO).
I don't believe a thing Christie says, even though Wassermann also doesn't believe a thing he says.
That's it. Cruz for President!
Chris Christie works out?
The next step is the New Jersey shuffle. That is the suddenly surprising Cush high paying jobs that those that are fired suddenly have.
I just do not get you guys. Just a little over a year ago, you guys thought Christie was the next big thing. On the news they are calling him the front runner to Hillary. Now he is scum. Do not worry, I saw through him back when you were praising him. Now I am seeing some calling for Ted Cruz for POTUS. Really? How can anyone be calling for the next POTUS at this stage of the game? The last election you guys were for several different candidates in a matter of a couple months. I hope that you guys actually research all the candidates this year and find who is the best towards Individual Liberty and the Constitution. That is what would be best for this country. Do not listen to the media, do your own research this time. Listen to the debates and figure out who is giving lip service and who is actually true to the Constitution. Do the same in three years for POTUS also, please. Do not start picking now, start researching their voting record, listen to what they say about Liberty and do not fall for the same old rhetoric that keeps us going down the same path over and over again. Do not let the fact that Obama has been so bad that you fall into the trap of putting another Romney on the ticket. Please do not let them trick you into Jeb Bush. Think about it. The Bushes and Clinton's have been in high power positions for four decades. Oligarchy: Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.
Bad Breath Christie was so liberal that Romney wouldn't put him on the ticket. Now thats liberal...rjl
he already sounds like a shoo-in for the president with all his 'I don't knows' and ' I had no knowledge of'....ha he is Obamas Dennis Rodman.
I knew something was up as soon as he said "he was done with his workout..."
How could rush 'hear' what Christie said ... I thought the drug addict, that you all love and admire and blindly follow, made himself deaf from abusing drugs several years back?
Christie says he's "No Bully"
but I recall many times when this egotistical slob took questions from audience
members & made crass remarks right from the get-go.
Once, a lady asked a question he didn't like
and he began his answer by a snarling, W.C. Fields impers0nation,
in that nasty, disrespectful tone, as if how DARE you question me or my motives.
That incident right there proved what a revolting pig he is.
Nobody deserves to be responded to in that way,
regardless of one's question.
Christie's explosive response to Union thugs,
which championed his claim to fame
don't play out well when he's combating a single citizen.
Look at the way, Cruz, Lee, Paul, Allen West & Sarah Palin
Their responses are always a swift kick to the dumper's dumper
but always with a amused twinkle in the eye
& fortitude with facts to carry them through.
For those who say, this debacle is minor compared to what we all KNOW
Oblameo has gotten away with...
remember ONE thing-
it ALL entails the ABUSE of POWER.
It IS wrong & it must end...even if it ENDS bully political careers.
The true spirit of any kind of power
is only fully appreciated when it is used to do meaningful, uplifting
gestures & kindness, on any scale.
That reminder needs to be pasted on Christie's forehead
so he can look into the mirror everyday & wrestle with his own conscience-
instead of messing with everyone else.
christie, like mccain, figured that if he sucked up to the lefty press, they would love him. they did, (another 'maverick' who stands up to the racist republican establishment... who also hate gays, women, the environment, old people and... soccer moms) he's the 'elephant in the room'. he wallows in it.
now they have the long knives out for him. he will be held responsible for something one of the people under him did. "the buck stops at the top!" they cry. unless you're a democrat, like obama or hillary.
i'd stick up for him, except for all that pre-election obama butt-kissing. goodbye chris, you will not be missed.
Looks like ole Mr. Creosote got busted by El Rushbo
This is precisely why Obama always uses a teleprompter. There’s no way Obama can keep all of the lies he tells straight in his head.
Limbaugh's an idiot. He said he was informed that the story broke yesterday on Bergen Record website. That does not mean that is the first he learned about it. It means that's when he learned that the story had broken.
True, but you got to admire the fact that he is willing and able to criticize the anointed one.
Something very very few liberals are able or bold enough to do.
If they're going after Beckel savagely, need we wonder what's in store for us?
That was certainly a "Bozo-no-no."
I dare you say anything bad about our feuer.
To the gas chambers. Lol
Bob can not get rid of his spots. Never trust a liberal/socialist
Too bad Beckel didn't record that phone call....
I would now expect for someone to find Jon Stewarts mangled Corpse somewhere.
How fast this Kountry is becoming totally Communist.
What's it going to take AmeriKans ?
When will Onuff be Onuff ?
Probably twice, and would or maybe will a third time. Nixon has nothing on the Stazi Marxist tactics of the Bobo Regime. Beckle knows he can talk about this because he works for Fox. Watch how the AP after learning their phones were tapped whimpered a small bit then went right back to parroting the Regime doctrine.
While Beckel is a Liberal,he does have some great Conservative ideas.
His views on how to fight the War on Islamic Terror would make any Conservative proud.
The only person I know who voted for zero, and will admit it, is now constantly telling me how sorry he is that he did not demand answers to the obvious questions that were NOT asked during the elections.
I can hear the call now:
"Get back in line, Bob, or we'll ruin you."
"Yessir! Right away, sir!"
Got laid too.
Again, for the record the name has been changed to "Obama Don't Care Health Plan" get it right Blaze !
Elvis, what choice did have? There was no one else running against him.
Welcome to Obama's Thugocracy....That's how Marxist's work...Why do you think Obama visited Hugo Chavez immediately after he first stole the Presidency??? He wanted to see exactly how Hugo achieved his goals...
Like ive said, sometimes you get what you wish for, live with it Beckel!
Exactly Elvis. No pity from me either.
These Liberal Blights should have been screaming well before the 2012 election that Barry "Rodeo Clown" Obama and his administration have manipulated the media, censored the media, and now slowing taking away the media's 1st Amendment Right.
We told the Libtards this was coming when Barry and his band of Forty Thieves went after the 2nd Amendment. Luckily for the United States the Giant woke up and stopped them.
Really, what is savagely? They gave him a verbal beaten? How many conservative reporters got much worse?
In a day or two, all will be good with Bob and he will get that Obama Tingle running up his leg.
"chicago"...is that racist?
Oh yes, the Chicago way. Thugs.
Obozo the bully
Liberal atheists pay attention, the prophetic convergence has begun http://youtu.be/WSzwA0vVjHA
I watch Bob on Hannity. I kind of like the guy even though I don't agree with him most of the time. But, I think he's slowly becoming aware that something's not quite right in Liberal Land. So, as dawn breaks over Marblehead, I say to Bob, "Come into the light!"
Calling or writing your congressman is the biggest waste of time in this world. Its not the 1940's.
Beckel is an honest man who speaks his mind. You've got to admire that even if he is a
Don't trust a man with a cookie jar head!
It's probably more like a smack down with his trusty friend Jack, Jack Daniels. Of course Beckel lost. He had to go to the hospital to have the bottle surgically removed from his a$$. Beckel was probably arguing with the bottle, while imbibing, telling it he was a two fisted drinker, and didn't need no BarryCare. The bottle magically told Beckel that when Beckel was finished he'd need medical attention for being drunk. The bottle of Jack was right, well sort of. Beckel remembers it as having been a phone conversation. He's still not sure how he ended up at the hospital.
Mr Beckel Reminds me Of a giant Half asleep Bull frog.(watching the 5)
Every once in A while he awaken To spew some
Vile smelling Socialist propaganda then return to slumber on
Until he has another Brain Fart .
I do agree with him on this issue.
Obumbler Had the chance to get a year to fix this A gift from the republican.
But being A evidently 1.5 % foreign exchange Student .With a sever mental problem (Acute Narcissistic disorder) He is obviously to stupid to see a good deal when it appears
There would have been no government shut down. if he had conceded this to the republican.And help himself by doing it.But stupid is as stupid does.
Korean Vet 1950 -1953 we trained to kill Communist and now they occupy the white house.How thing Have changed in 63 years
Oh! Beckel, I can only imagine the conversation: Beckel: it was just a suggestion,
WH: You must continue to carry the torch for Dear Leader, or you will be eliminated, understand? Beckel: yes dear leader, i mean dur furher, oh, mien commandant, your annionted majesty. click.
News flash: Beckel isn't a liberal. He's an inarticulate, obese, drunk sounding slob who is an easy target for the conservatives on they show he's in. He's the Alan Colmes to Hannity.
FOX doesn't hire people who are intellectual enough and/or articulate enough to challenge the real hosts. That's how FOX insures appeal to their audience: have a buffoon on their show: the "liberal", to mock, talk over and convince the audience that liberal opinions are wrong. That's why people watch FOX: they want justification for their beliefs, they want to pretend like they're hearing "both sides" and want to be satisfied they were right all along (if they had an opinion to start with).
Since when did liberals start saying we should void Freedom of Religion and prevent churches from being built (Muslim churches that is)? What liberal wanted to shut down the government and default on US debts unless Obamacare was delayed for a year?
Sorry, as a ModerateRepublican I have to tell you Beckel is not a "liberal", he's an actor playing a part. He's not the place to look for intellectual challenge on the political issues you and I like to debate. He's a Patsy, a punching bag. But he's getting paid a decent salary, is okay with himself for looking like a fool on national television and is supporting his family. Good for him. Maybe he'll win an Emmey.
What nobody is taking about is the expansion of Medicaid which is a true one payer system. The progressive socialist will keep expanding the income minimum until it covers everyone.
You know, if you think about it, the Obamacare rollout is the first opportunity for brain dead Americans to see how incompetent Obama really is. There is nowhere for him to hide with this deal. He can’t blame Bush and he can’t blame Republicans, because this is OBAMAcare and every single American (except for him and Congress) will feel the full brunt of his incompetence. I'm actually beginning to like OBAMAcare.
You know, beckel isold school labor democrat. I have watched him over the years and I think he still doesn't get it. His kind is not welcome.
He needs to understand that the mobsters are in power and they are driving with guns blazing and syringes in their arms.
The democrat party is no longer. He'd better get used to it and get a prayer rug if he plans on surviving.
more obamunist terror tactics.. obamunists people don't like it when people speak THE TRUTH!
I think he is waking up after being surrounded on the Five. We must except the defectors with open arms or we shall not win.
So this just proves they (WH) are a Regime because they are always attacking ANY decenters even those on their side. They will hang themselves just give them more rope.
GOOD LUCK KIBA, it most certainly makes a HUGE difference, the Amnesty that was stopped, the fear in these bloody DEMS up for re-election. I know you are trying to discourage the activity known as FREE-SPEECH and fight for FREEDOM for AMERICA...but you seem to enjoy it by being able to blog... STHU.
ad as bruce willis in die hard said............welcome to the party pal
Herr Beckel, ve are vatching you. You shall tow thee party line if you wish to remain in good standing comrade. You never know who might be listening, Herr Obama is very, very disappointed in you mine Beckel !!
Yup, hopefully this was a wake up call for him and he will kick the progressive politics to the curb and go back to his party's Classical Liberal roots.
I've seen another Fox Liberal who seemed to wake up this year, Kirsten Powers. I agreed with her stances on protecting the 2nd amendment rights and staying out of Syria.
I sincerely hope your last paragraph comes true. I hate this fraud.
Then again he does control the football. What would an ego-maniacal, dictatorial, narcissistic, wussy boy do when he saw the end coming? That's the $64000 question !
Not surprising if you pay attention to the Rules for Radicals. Progressives viciously attack anything that even remotely smells of resistance to ANYTHING in their path.
You see daily examples of this here with the trolls. You don’t think these are just pathetic losers without jobs and nothing better to do coming here to kill time and get their jollies do you? No, they are foot soldiers…minions of Lucifer whom the book by Saul Alinsky is dedicated to. They are released like the obedient dogs they are to impede and frustrate their enemy.
This is how you know The Blaze is a true threat to these less-than-human beings. Anything they attack viciously is the best thing for the world and the worst thing for them. Think “TEA Party”, FOX News etc.
Beckel is an old school democrat. He is not a true Progressive. He is of a generation from the 60’s-70’s era where younger Democrats were embarrassed by their party’s roll in resisting integration and civil rights. This is when the Democrat party adopted Republican stands such as pro-civil rights and the Progressive Communists turned the media on its head and began falsely assigning the “Racist” label to conservatives.
Conservatives are against homosexuality and the loose sex and drug culture, but they are not racists.
Beckel plays a roll, like an actor on FOX… like all the others. I DVR everything and skip any segment that pits a conservative against a liberal…it’s all BS for TV.
Thank you sir, May I have another?
Roberts had to jump through some long winded hoops to decide the Mandate was a tax. It's not a direct nor an indirect tax. The only category of tax law that allows it to remain constitutional is the income tax; but, the language in the law commands people to buy insurance, in clear violation of SCOTUS expanded but established limits on the Commerce clause. Roberts willingness to treat shall as being equal to may seems a hoop to far to me, and many others.
They only clear way to fix the damage done to the constitution by SCOTUS is changing the Constitution via the amendment process. If congress fails to start that process then the states must. If the states fail to start the process than the people, via popular demand (not expressly banned by the Constitution) must.
16th amendment needs shall not instead of shall. A new amendment to ban federal interference with intrastate commerce is needed to undo past expansions of the commerce clause, and a clause to repeal all laws dependent on the old wording or that would fail under the new wording. Repealing the 17th would be more effective at reducing corruption in the senate than any finance reform law ever could be.
Even if we only lead off with just those 3 new amendments, freedom would return to this country.
Did he actually think they would listen to him and he's on there side. beckel is an old drunk. No one cares what you think bob
Bob Beckel you SU*K!
You are a USEFUL idiot for Valerie Jarrett COS to POTUS BH Obama. I hope Valerie J. bi*ch-slapped you again for rattin her out again.
You are a Communist, Fascist Pig. Welcome to your NWO. As a Patriot, I WILL NOT COMPLY!!!
Watch Out Beckel !.......... THEY EAT THERE OWM !
Yes he and 2039802809282383 others did apparently but now they are seeing the true colors. I agree with palerider, at least he is criticizing him now but now may be a little too late.
There are PORTALS IN HELL, as well. That does not make is any less acceptable or enterprisingly safe.
OBAMA HATES AMERICA AND AMERICANS. Why else would HE BE VERY RICH AND ON SOME OTHER TYPE OF INSURANCE and yet put the rest of us on the PAUPER LIST?
Some of you progressives and liberals are just DUMBER THAN A BOX OF ROCKS. Jesus Christ could knock on your door, show you 3 miracles and you would still bow to Obama. Yet, Jesus Christ still finds good in you, if you will only come to HIM and not Obama. THAT would turn you totally around, but you are afraid because you just don't want to give up your STUFF and actually do what Christ said in His word. YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD SOMEDAY. So, eat, drink, and be merry NOW...........your day is coming Democrats. IT IS COMING.
And the sad thing is he would do so again.
He's a misguided idiot, but at least he has the balls to speak up, unlike the other leftist mouthpieces running around with their noses wedged firmly up Obama's a$$.
October 22, 2013 at 1:00pm
Here’s one for you……Rom 1:26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.
October 14, 2013 at 11:07am
Walmart should stop accepting food stamps!
October 5, 2013 at 11:21am
Nation is going down the crapper and our Prez and media are talking football names!
Right. As a member of the media he is supposed to repeat the Dim's talking points. That's all he was doing. I don't understand the uproar. The WH establishes the talking points. The RNC (a.k.a. the media) distribute and repeat them.
He's innocent! Just doing his job!
Does anyone think he's really suspended? He is likely just taking some time off to gear up for the election cycle.
he's a friggin muzzie, non- contributor to society, culture destroyers, liars, so..................not a surprise.
He meant he was sorry he got caught.
Wonder what muhamad will have to say about this...
June 8, 2012 at 11:21pm
I feel better now! I am sure they will wrap the case up soon. It’s pretty sad when our DOJ Boss is a bald face liar!
May 22, 2012 at 4:12pm
I remeber when I was 5 years old……parties were so much fun. I wonder if they played musical chairs and pin-the-tail on the donkey after this!
May 22, 2012 at 8:22am
@Wiesmonger….Show me one verse in the new testament (which is what Christians follow) where Jesus or any other leader said to you could hate or kill anyone.The old testament is history for us and law for Israel.
May 22, 2012 at 7:48am
What is wrong with the pastor is evident, but what else is wrong, is the assumption with a lot of post here is that he is a Christian! 1Jn 3:15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.
You are cherry picking your way through the bible. There are more than 1000 bible verses that say to kill nonbelievers. Its funny how you xians pick and choose what to promote. But know this, most Atheists concluded there was no god after reading the bible in its entirety. Wanna see what's really in the bible that promotes slavery, murder, rape, and mahem? Go to evilbible dot com and then come back and tell me about all that xian love.
@Wiesmonger....Show me one verse in the new testament (which is what Christians follow) where Jesus or any other leader said to you could hate or kill anyone.The old testament is history for us and law for Israel.
May 12, 2012 at 10:16am
AH…..the true elitest and bigot and marxist voices her opinion again! Out of the mouth come the issue of the heart!
May 9, 2012 at 4:55pm
Why don`t you put up a 12 year old picture of Zimmerman up…you know…just to even things out!
May 6, 2012 at 8:14pm
This is how arrogant and idiotic our leaders are! He believes this president sets policy….I thought we as a people set our policies! I guess if the upper management keep saying these lies we will start believing them after awhile. NOT ME!