Judge tosses out Jack Thompson's lawsuit against Gawker Media

Video game foe had sued the blog-publishing company for refusing to remove Kotaku comments that he deemed "threatening."

GamePolitics.com is reporting that U.S. District Judge Paul Huck has dismissed anti-video game crusader Jack Thompson's lawsuit against Gawker Media, the publisher of game blog Kotaku. Thompson had claimed that Kotaku and Gawker Media had failed to honor his requests to remove "threatening" comments from several of their blog posts that were critical of his eagerness to blame video games for the tragic Virginia Tech shootings earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Thompson had added the blog-publishing company, which also operates other popular blogs like Gizmodo, Wonkette, and Valleywag, to a list of defendants in a suit he was filing against the Florida Bar and state Supreme Court. Judge Huck threw out the case because it appears that Thompson had failed to follow the proper procedure for amending a complaint to add new defendants.

Thompson himself is an attorney based in Miami. Nevertheless, in response to the judge's dismissal of the case, he pleaded ignorance.

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