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Dismissed in the Interests of Justice: The incredible(and I mean incredible) true story of how a comedian, Tig Notaro, saved her brand by destroying a life - Starring Nick Kroll, Jules Kroll, Marty Singer, the LAPD, Prosecutors, Judges (Seriously)

          From Google: Dismissal in the interest of justice allows a court to dismiss a procedurally proper, but unjust or unjustifiable, cause of action. Thus, dismissing cases in the interest of justice can provide a check where few exist for overzealous prosecutions, race-based patrolling, and overuse of “three strikes” laws


"Holy shit. This is... insane..."

Yes, it was. Yes, it is. Stone cold crazy. Batshit. Baying at the moon. Singing a loony tune. Straight up straight jacket stuff.

"...And, yet..." he said, "it's kind of... sexy."

Sexy?

Only in Los Angeles, would a lawyer, perusing reams of legalese -- chronicling a then two-year journey into hell -- think, 'hey this is hot.'

On the surface, he was looking at a case involving an illegal restraining order, used by an infamous L.A law firm - as a retaliatory weapon to, at first, stop internet postings and then as a way to sabotage a defamation lawsuit against its client.

In other words, yo…

Kroll Show Review - Is show business safe from Nick Kroll's check writing prowess? Answer: Nope

Jules Kroll is a very successful and BUSY man.







He is easily worth ten billion, and he has thousands of powerful people, on his payroll, or in his debt. (We'll really get to him if you keep reading.) 

This article in Business Week http://www.businessweek.com/stories/1998-11-08/jules-kroll-danger-is-his-business  gives a compelling overview: 


In the late 1970s, he(Jules Kroll) helped create a new market for corporate investigations. A onetime Manhattan assistant district attorney, he realized that corporations would pay big for an investigative firm that could dig out employee fraud and other malfeasance.
He recruited a savvy coterie of former CIA spies, FBI agents, and prosecutors by paying them as much as twice their public-sector salaries.

But there's more to Kroll's success than waving big paychecks at top talent. He has long inspired loyalty among his staff by remembering the names of even the lowliest clerical workers. He once even lent one promising young investigator the …

The Misrepresented education of Ms. Stef Willen(Nearly a memoirist for Simon and Schuster)

In publishing, there is a fascinating history of memoirs, that get pulled from publication after an eagle-eyed reader, or readers, have their hinky meter go off.

The pesky peruser finds the facts, or spots the substantial inconsistencies - that ultimately prove that the orphaned foster child (who wrote all about the angst of growing up in a gang infested barrio in east L.A)  actually spent his upscale youth as a prep school kid from Newport Beach. 

Then there was that Jordanian on the run(after witnessing her best friend's honor killing) who was actually an American con artist from Illinois.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/05/forbidden-lie-rewatched-disturbing-character-study-of-a-con-artist

And so on. Some names of famous fabulists: Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair(who I once met, oddly enough) James Frey, JT Leroy, and Janet Cook.

I now know of a memoir faker, that you won't hear about, cause I'm pretty sure I was the pesky eyed peruser -- who made the book deal  go kapu…