Lawyer and radio personality Eric Deters has been fined nearly $30,000 for filing a lawsuit against the Kenton County jail that was not "well grounded in fact" or "warranted by existing law."
Hmmm...sounds an awful lot like the Meranda v. Gusweiler case, but I digress.
Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe wrote in her order dated Nov. 22 that Deters "did not conduct a reasonable investigation or deliberately chose to ignore facts" when filing that suit that resulted in "more than two years of futile litigation."
This is the largest of at least six fines - totaling about $81,800 - levied against Deters during 25 years of practicing law in Kentucky and Ohio.
Deters is ordered to pay the latest fine by Dec. 18. It will be used to cover taxpayers' money fiscal court used to defend the jail. The suit claimed former county inmate James Chandler's appendicitis got worse because he was denied medical care in November 2006 while he was locked up at the facility.
The sanctioning of Deters was delayed as he fought for a year to have Summe disqualified from the jail case. The Kentucky Supreme Court refused to remove her in August.
Deters said he will appeal Summe's fine.
"This is outrageous," Deters said. "The appeal of this is going to take years, and I'm going to appeal it all the way to the end."
Eric Deters is an attention whore. He is a petulant brat who is so proud of his own accomplishments and intelligence he has to rattle off inane facts every segment of his radio show. He has no ethics, and he is the epitome of an unethical ambulance chasing lawyer:
Grant Circuit Judge Stephen Bates fined Deters $1,300 in October 2007 for subpoenaing Kenton County Coroner Dr. David Suetholz. Bates called the subpoena "an abuse of the legal process." Deters subpoenaed Suetholz for an autopsy report. The report was actually held by the Boone County Coroner's Office.
• Campbell Circuit Judge Fred Stine fined Deters about $22,000 in April 2006 for filing a frivolous suit in Campbell County. Stine wrote in an order that Deters' "pleadings were interposed only for the purposes of harassing the defendants and to cause unnecessary delay." It involved a legal dispute over alleged faulty home repairs.
• A Clermont County Court of Common Pleas fined Deters $13,000 in 2002. Deters brought a lawsuit against a home builder on behalf of 106 plaintiffs who had not purchased a home from the builder nor otherwise had any contract with it.
Do any of these instances sound like the legal eagle guardian of truth that the Chihuahua Deters makes himself out to be? I don't think so. Maybe he should give up the law practice and just concentrate on his entertainment venues, or harrassing football teams that play against his kids.