I posted a note, George Wallace posted a note and Ted Frank posted a note. Then we got a note! I think this was primarily addressed to Mr. Frank, but George Wallace and I were copied because we noted. In the interest of fairness, I thought I'd pass along a letter I received about the collective postings.
You should make sure all the facts are correct and accurate before writing them in this particular article. The first sentence ...."infamous (and now suspended) attorney Rex DeGeorge,"...in check the State Bar of Calif, his status has been changed to "not entitled," not "suspended." [I checked and this is true see here , but his status was "interim suspension after conviction" ...mfg] Re: "But DeGeorge continues to sue insurance companies; after the conviction, as we mentioned Feb. 17, 2003, a civil jury awarded him $391,000 (plus $4700/month) in a suit against Equitable Life Assurance over a supposed "brain condition", despite testimony that DeGeorge rehearsed and researched his symptoms, and even though DeGeorge was forced to appear in court in chains and shackles with armed guards." The facts: DeGeorge had been receiving disability payments for years prior to the fourth yacht incident. The only reason the insurance companies discontinued payment was because of their own decision and ridiculous thinking that he was not disabled. Unfortunately, the insurance companies' own doctors concurred that DeGeorge was, in fact, disabled and did suffer a stroke and brain damage as a result of a car accident. They testified to these facts in court, in front of the jury. How do you answer that? When the insurance companies' own doctors confirm what DeGeorge's doctors were saying, it's pretty hard for a jury not to award in DeGeorge's favor. Wouldn't you agree? This is one time when the right award was rendered. Plus, your statement that he appeared "in court in chains and shackles with armed guards" is COMPLETELY WRONG. The reason I know this is because I was there, in the courtroom. He was dressed in a business suit every day. You need to correct this as well.