Miami attorney Mark Gold has found himself with an unexpected client: Mark Gold. Founder of the Ticket Clinic, which specializes in speeding and DUI cases, the fifty-six-year-old Gold spent a very expensive night back in November at the Gold Rush strip club in downtown Miami, an $18,930 night to be exact. That's how much was charged to his credit card, and Gold is pissed. He's suing the club, claiming that he was so intoxicated that the staff should have cut him off. He says that they kept feeding him drinks so they could charge "excessive amounts of money to his credit card." That, or he had a few hundred lap dances while being doused with Dom Perignon.

Gold is seeking a full refund of his money, plus expenses, from the club's owners, ultimately, I guess, for forcing him to get plastered at a wiggle joint. The lawsuit, filed April 18, states:

"Gold Rush knowingly and continuously served plaintiff alcoholic beverages to the extent that he was rendered intoxicated, partially or temporarily unconscious, and further to the extent that he had a complete loss of judgment, rational thought, or ability to enter into lawful contracts or agreements. Gold Rush having knowingly caused plaintiff's irrational state of mind, continued to ply him with liquor in order to charge his credit card excessive amounts to the extent of $18,930."

We've seen cases like this before, and you can put "stripper ethics" on the list of oxymorons that include such mainstays as "jumbo shrimp" and "loose tights." Even though the club clearly took advantage of Gold, it's hard to sympathize with a lawyer who makes money off the excessive alcohol consumption of others. On the bright side, the seventeen Florida branches of the Ticket Clinic are getting some free advertising.


Commentarium (10 Comments)

Apr 27 11 - 6:21pm

he's got a point-a lot of states do have laws that state clubs/bars should forcibly cut patrons off if they're visibly intoxicated, so it might be some kind of ethical violation that the strip club ignored this hypothetical rule.

on the other hand, who gives a fuck about a lawyer getting fucked over. to quote John Malkovich, lawyers are "somewhere between cockroaches and that white stuff that forms at the corner of your mouth when you get really thirsty."

Apr 27 11 - 10:18pm
old guy

Strip Club Rule # 1: Leave ALL the cards at home, take only the amount of cash you can afford for the nights entertainment. Strip Club Rule #2: See Rule #1.

Apr 27 11 - 10:56pm
B. Brown

"wiggle joint." hehe. ew.

Apr 27 11 - 11:34pm

Wiggle joint? You mean the kid's band from Australia was playing there?

Apr 28 11 - 3:04am

its been so long ide ever just like this!!!!

Apr 28 11 - 10:18am

The bartender "kept feeding him drinks" or this dumbass kept ordering them? Jesus, have some self control. I'm so tired of people not taking responsibility for their own actions. It's not like he was drugged.

Apr 28 11 - 10:58am

This guy's a lawyer, at a strip club, in Florida. I can see at least 3 reasons to figure out that he's sleazy.

Apr 28 11 - 3:46pm

Burning question of the day: did the dumbass drive home?

Apr 28 11 - 5:05pm
Tickets, Please

If so, it's Mercedes Benz' fault.