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


  1. LegalEagle

    LegalEagle29 日 前

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  2. O B

    O B4 日 前

    Quick note on costs for the "british system", costs are very rarely the actual costs you incur, they're instead a fixed amount, based on a table of the amount claimed. For example, if you sued for a million dollars and lost, the judge would look up the table, look up a claim for a million dollars and then award you the corresponding amount in costs. The thing is, however, that those costs are never even CLOSE to the amount you'll actually incur, in my experience, they're usually less than 10% of your actual costs (though in some cases where the damage amounts claimed are ridiculously high and the difficulty of dismissing the lawsuit is extremely low, you can actually come out ahead, but that's only the vast minority of cases). Costs that are equal to your ACTUAL costs are called "costs on a solicitor-client basis" where essentially you have your lawyer submit their bill to the other side. These are *very* rare, and only permitted in cases where the lawsuit has been made in deliberate bad faith, as a punitive measure for abuse of the court system, which is a very high bar to cross. So SLAPP lawsuits are still very much a thing in the commonwealth legal systems, unfortunately. Though SLAPP suits do have a higher likelihood of being in bad faith and potentially resulting in solicitor-client costs, so it's at least a *little* more effective than the american one at discouraging them.

  3. Echoeversky Ü

    Echoeversky Ü11 日 前

    NotALawyer: given the constitutional nature of free speech, national anti-slapp laws are warranted.

  4. Dewayne Thomas

    Dewayne Thomas14 日 前

    @LilleTotte It has been since it's birth I believe.

  5. Dewayne Thomas

    Dewayne Thomas14 日 前

    @LilleTotte OJ Simpson walked, plenty of em do.

  6. LilleTotte

    LilleTotte14 日 前

    So the American judicial system is Pay-to-Win?

  7. derrill yager

    derrill yager9 時間 前

    Thanks for the education on how much the legal " deck" is stacked against the average person. Eyes Open America.

  8. Mike Goldsberry

    Mike Goldsberry10 時間 前

    Bob Murray? He personally killed Epstein, on the orders of the Illuminati

  9. Paul TheSkeptic

    Paul TheSkeptic20 時間 前

    Hm. I'd like to put out a few scenarios just to see how you'd react. These scenarios aren't related to this, it just reminded me of it. Once upon a time, H&J from a JPreporter channel that's something like Holy Book Re Armed, got one of those false DMCA takedown notices. Their attorney told them something like. "Well this is the most egregiously false DMCA I've ever seen. This is outrageous, egregious, it's preposterous! Plus you know, this is uncharted territory and it would help establish some precedent which could aid other creators know what they can and cannot say." A few months later "Well, you channel is in good standing, he dropped the DMCA and I've already been paid... er I mean, HEY! look at this over here. I thought I saw something. Nevermind. I mean, did you really want to file a lawsuit that might last years? What would the best outcome be in that case?" Similarly, a divorce lawyer after being told of their plans for an amicable and swift divorce, might say "Oh no. You're entitled to this. You helped build all this up and now you're just ;etting it all go?" I think you see where I'm aiming. Far be it from me to impugn the nature of your profession but you must have heard about this sort of thing. And other professionals have this temptation also. It's not just lawyers. It's obvious that lawyers are a necessary part of society but when and if they do do this, there's very little anyone can do about it. Is this a common practice? Thanks.

  10. Patrick Lloyd

    Patrick Lloyd日 前

    America: Eventually enacts the English rule and anti-SLAPP laws Nintendo of America and Disney: "I've yeed my last haw..."

  11. Pelly Thirteen

    Pelly Thirteen日 前

    Why the promo with the suits in the end ? Such a cheap end to a good video.

  12. bafrali5561

    bafrali5561日 前

    Deal with it boomer. You dont have to watch it.

  13. 564blablk

    564blablk日 前

    Now that was a smooth transition from law expert to clothes salesman!

  14. TheKnives777

    TheKnives777日 前

    Ah, Murry in order to be defamed you must first be famous. He's just a frog neck pile of shit that no one cares about and if he had no money would be another garbage collector living in a hole somewhere in the midwest. @

  15. Whip Scorpion

    Whip Scorpion3 時間 前

    Do not impugn garbage collectors, nor any other honorable profession. Garbage collectors actually earn good money. Isn't Bob Murray the garbage which the collectors clear from your home?

  16. Mr. Pulsar

    Mr. Pulsar2 日 前

    I'm starting my pre-law studies in Spring 2020 and I enjoy watching your videos even if I have slightly different views. I think it's important to understand others so I appreciate you taking the time to make these videos.

  17. gspendlove

    gspendlove2 日 前

    Bob Murray? Isn't he the guy who walked up to Mister Rogers and punched him in the face?

  18. The Brexiteer

    The Brexiteer2 日 前

    Ask Oliver where the donation he promised for Donald Trumps campaign is!

  19. bafrali5561

    bafrali5561日 前

    Next to your brain.😂😂😂

  20. Anon CO

    Anon CO3 日 前

    I support slap suits, not slap laws, also despite that if a law exists in your favor, always make use of it. I would've also sued John Oliver

  21. broscosmoline

    broscosmoline3 日 前

    As a resident of the frozen north (canadia), i appreciate the information here re "American Rule" vs English rules w respect to recovery of attorney fees. I've encountered the term "unreformed" in connexion to the US legal system, and i understand this to be a technical term, as other legal systems are said to be reformed. Is the "American Rule" characteristic of an unreformed legal system? Better yet, can you describe what it means for law to unreformed or reformed?

  22. Bevan Bennett

    Bevan Bennett3 日 前

    My only concern here is that the anti-SLAPP penalty can also be unbalanced based on the caliber of Counsel retained. If you can retain high-quality lawyers they not only are more likely to prevail but also impose a higher penalty on your opponent... and "corporate lawyers" tend to the higher end of the pay scale, which means that corporations still have leverage.

  23. John P

    John P3 日 前

    West Virginia is chock full of all kinds of stupid, isn't it? It's in America, so I slouldn't be surprised.

  24. Mohammed Shabbeer

    Mohammed Shabbeer3 日 前


  25. Mohammed Shabbeer

    Mohammed Shabbeer3 日 前


  26. Mohammed Shabbeer

    Mohammed Shabbeer3 日 前


  27. Mohammed Shabbeer

    Mohammed Shabbeer3 日 前


  28. woodwrecker

    woodwrecker4 日 前

    way to many commercials makes you not worth watching

  29. Henrik Lindell

    Henrik Lindell4 日 前

    Bob Murray? That's the guy that shot Swedish prime minister Olof Palme in '86

  30. Jean-Luc Coelho

    Jean-Luc Coelho4 日 前

    Anti slapp laws in a lot of cases help big corporations by allowing them to dismiss lawsuits against them and punish whoever sued them

  31. EGstill85

    EGstill855 日 前

    Not to mention the much larger problem of criminal cases where the state has unlimited funds to prosecute a civilian defendant who very often doesn’t have enough money to pay rent. This leads to defendants who are oftentimes innocent of the crime they are accused of committing feeling obligated to take a guilty plea in hopes of a reduced sentence rather than right for the true, which money could buy with a qualified attorney as opposed to a overworked, sometimes under qualified public defense attorney. The system is designed to function smoothly under this crooked set of money incentivized rules for cases being prosecuted. If everyone suddenly decided they would not attempt to work out a deal with the state, the entire legal system would come to a grinding crash. I’d say this is the more worrying issue over rich people suing other rich people trying to defend reputations already known to be corrupt in the public eye.

  32. Kian Blackey

    Kian Blackey5 日 前

    Why didn’t you mention the affect of these kinds of SLAPP suits on non-public figures like JO does during his episode. I would like to know you’re take on how these sort of suits actually affect the people that they do the most damage on, such as those who don’t have the means to defend against it in the first place.

  33. Ben Thomason

    Ben Thomason5 日 前

    Maybe you guys wouldn't be so expensive if you didn't spend hundreds of dollars minimum on clothes.

  34. StrangeCalibur

    StrangeCalibur5 日 前

    The way you transition to the ad nearly makes it feel like the entire video was made as a setup just for it...... it's so fluid....

  35. T Nicholas

    T Nicholas5 日 前

    Bob Murray? That's the man who shot JFK!

  36. aki akiii

    aki akiii5 日 前

    In conclusion, John Oliver is awesome

  37. nekodesigner

    nekodesigner6 日 前

    Nice segway to the sponsors

  38. Hagrid the Table

    Hagrid the Table6 日 前


  39. Quinntus79

    Quinntus796 日 前

    Isn’t Bob Murray the guy who impales his miners and then dips his bread in their blood?

  40. Roman Kotas

    Roman Kotas6 日 前

    Bob Murray vivisected all of my cats

  41. Cathal Duggan

    Cathal Duggan6 日 前

    Bob Murray created AIDS

  42. reginaldino enchillada

    reginaldino enchillada6 日 前

    Yes, my friend, u r explaining why the system is biased in favor of rich ppl vs the poor.

  43. JustusLM

    JustusLM6 日 前

    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".

  44. Marvin England

    Marvin England6 日 前

    Me: I hate ads *Enjoys the video greatly* Sees Indochino ad at the end of the video Also Me: "You son of a bitch. I'm in."

  45. Scott Valentine

    Scott Valentine6 日 前

    Objection - where is the grade?

  46. James Bobreski

    James Bobreski6 日 前

    We need any and all protection of freedom of speech so yes anti slapp laws

  47. marco polo

    marco polo6 日 前

    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.

  48. Mike D

    Mike D6 日 前

    Where's Davie504? All this SLAPP and ZERO bass. ILLEGAL! Call the police!

  49. dsharkyo

    dsharkyo7 日 前

    Is this a Davie504 reference? I challenge YOU to a SLAPP battle with DAVIE504

  50. Jargon Madjin

    Jargon Madjin7 日 前

    "What did the hand say to the face? SLAPP!"

  51. Shinbu1128

    Shinbu11287 日 前

    Bob Murray? You mean Jack the Ripper?

  52. JUST ME

    JUST ME7 日 前


  53. furhunter11

    furhunter117 日 前

    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

  54. jamie melvill4

    jamie melvill47 日 前

    Why all the editing blips... would you hire this grease ball? Schietzer writtin all over his slimey little face.

  55. Deri

    Deri7 日 前

    You effectively say effectively way too often.

  56. Brent Polk

    Brent Polk7 日 前

    The Pop Zooming is distracting...


    intuitiv.me7 日 前

    So the system favorites the rich over the poor. Sounds familiar? Money rules, not justice.

  58. UltimaPowers

    UltimaPowers3 日 前

    "The Land of the Free" Except when it comes to healthcare or justice.

  59. Adrian

    Adrian7 日 前

    "Arguably" "allegedly" "probably" The holy trifecta of US Juridical system :D

  60. jcllings

    jcllings7 日 前

    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.

  61. Whip Scorpion

    Whip Scorpion3 時間 前

    Wipe the drool from your chin.

  62. Kenneth James Peromingan

    Kenneth James Peromingan7 日 前

    Please do a Lawyer review on Molly's Game

  63. Zachary Scott

    Zachary Scott7 日 前

    For the record, John Oliver is a twat.

  64. Whip Scorpion

    Whip Scorpion3 時間 前

    But twats are good. I really like twats. You don't?

  65. MrMigraine

    MrMigraine7 日 前

    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...

  66. ZhangtheGreat

    ZhangtheGreat7 日 前

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

  67. SomeoneCommenting

    SomeoneCommenting8 日 前

    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.

  68. Pedro Hernandez

    Pedro Hernandez8 日 前

    Bob Murray? isn't that the fat guy that convinced the Russians to rig the US election in 2016?

  69. Grinning Goat

    Grinning Goat8 日 前

    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.

  70. P Schmied

    P Schmied8 日 前

    Indo-Chino = Indochina = Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

  71. P Schmied

    P Schmied8 日 前

    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".