Read thisarticle, if only for the photograph of Sgt. Schultz, and the "I knew nothing" tag.
"The case of Consolidated Sports Media Group v. Godwin Gruber, which is scheduled to go to trial next month, reads at times like a John Grisham novel, complete with allegations of malpractice, the aforementioned pump-and-dump stock scams, the destruction of documents, forgery, securities fraud, unauthorized “blast faxes,” insider trading, NASCAR lawsuits, breaches of fiduciary duty, conflicts of interest, perjury and, of course, fraudulent billing.
In its original petition, CSMG, distributor of sports instructional videos with Priest Holmes and Mia Hamm and a Racetrack Girls Go Nutz series similar to the popular Girls Gone Wild franchise, seeks unspecified damages, exemplary damages and disgorgement of profits. Most of the alleged improprieties center on Godwin Gruber attorney Phil Offill, though Jordan is implicated by his association, position and, ultimately, inaction.
Jordan spent the majority of his three-hour-and-33-minute deposition shrugging, in short: I dunno. The good news: Jordan is not a yes man. The bad news: He’s a No-It-All.
Over the course of his extremely hazy 167-page deposition, Jordan managed to utter “I don’t know” 86 times, “I don’t remember” 20 times, “I don’t think so” 17 times, “I don’t recall” 16 times, “I’m not sure” 11 times, “I guess” 11 more times, “Not to my knowledge” 11 more times, “I’m not aware” seven times, “I have no idea” three times, “I don’t have a real understanding” three more times, “I forgot” twice, “I’m not familiar” twice, “I don’t have any information” two more times and, once apiece, “I don’t believe so,” “I can’t remember,” “I knew nothing,” “I don’t have a specific recollection,” “I honestly don’t remember” and “I honestly don’t know.” It’s better than Hogan’s Heroes.
In some cases, Jordan’s selective memory would be understandable, even acceptable. After all, when you tell someone you don’t know something, they can’t hold anything against you. But he served as the managing partner of the firm during the alleged wrongful activities by Offill, and he was also executive committee liaison during the investigation into the incident at the heart of the lawsuit.
Jordan has been a trial lawyer in Dallas since 1964, and in ’95 he lost the mayoral election to Ron Kirk. Becoming managing partner for Godwin Gruber in the fall of ’04, he reduced his role and responsibility with the firm in December ’05 in order to accommodate his rekindled desire to seek political office. "