Thompson's Hot Coffee Scalds Him
The Florida Supreme Court has ordered his permanent disbarment (.PDF), though it has given him 30 days to "close out his practice."
The Court approves the corrected referee's report and John Bruce Thompson is permanently disbarred, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients.
OK, anyone who games out there should likely be jumping up and down and saying "whoopee!" However, it's possible that Thompson could appeal this ruling, if he can get a member of the Florida BAR in good standing to submit it. Good luck there, as he doesn't have many friends in the legal community.
Still, there's always the chance, and Thompson isn't likely to go down without a fight. HH readers, any comment on the bane of the gaming industry's downfall?