San Diego attorney says it will get rent due from Belmont Park

Posted Friday, November 26, 2010 12:10 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Tom Lochtefeld, Belmont Park’s master leaseholder, filed for bankruptcy Nov. 3, seeking time to settle a rent dispute with the city of San Diego. The falling out could mean a nauseous turn of events for a once-troubled amusement park that has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years.

Read more from The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 12:11 PM

The rent is too damn high.

Seriously though, it does sound like the rent increase wasn't an increase, per se, nor was it unexpected. That said, I also don't see how the city expects the thing to operate on the higher rent.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 12:48 PM

Jeff, I agree. It seems that this attorney proves the name of ambulance Chaser to a tie. This time it's not a person but a city who is screwing over an amusement park that brings in revenue to the city.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 3:07 PM

That's not what I was suggesting. I can't see any reason why the city wouldn't win. The agreement is what it is, and in this case the lease holder wants to renew the deal that expired.

I don't see why everyone has to diss lawyers at every opportunity.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 4:24 PM

Jeff,no disrespect to ya. I just dislike lawyers with a passion due to the fact that they are ambulance chasers if they aren't in the government's back pocket. You also have to realize that it's the lawyers up in DC that has screwed this country over and they are on both sides of the aisle.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 4:53 PM

A quick Google search tells me that only 40% of the members of Congress are lawyers and lawyers make up only a small percentage of the 1/3 of federal employees that fall under the employment category of "professionals". Are all of the non-lawyers not screwing the country or are you just stereotyping for the fun of it?

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Friday, November 26, 2010 7:47 PM

Lawyers are just like everyone else..they have a job to do.

However lawyers today do tend to create fear and a dislike thanks to those so-called "ambulance chasers" and the Westboro Baptist Church since the "family flock" who does those stupid pickets are lawyers themselves. which in turn does scare the hell out of many such as this statement I had seen on another ( non-theme park site ) "...oh my don't say anything..ignor them..they will sue sue sue sue YOU..you will lose your job...you will lose your family...".

WT*

One of my best friends is a lawyer himself and he is NO fan of either, the ambulance chasers promising big bucks in settlements and the Phelps who with their actions give many people a reason to hate lawyers.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 8:40 PM

I think some of you make ridiculous over-generalizations. Most of the lawyers I know aren't even trial lawyers. You guys are writing off an entire profession, one that requires a doctorate, I might add, just because some of them are injury lawyers or serve in Congress.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 9:10 PM

Law professor to first year law students on first day of law school: If you have a heart felt need to feel loved, you are in the wrong place.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 10:35 PM

Just because a group of scumbuckets (Westboro Church) are lawyers doesn't make all Lawyers scumbuckets.

It reminds me of something that I learned here on CoasterBuzz a while back... Just because a group of scumbuckets are Christians (Westboro, again) doesn't mean that ALL Christians are scumbuckets.

Those Westboro scumbuckets give many groups a bad name. I sometimes question if their motives are really to promote Christianity, or to help destroy it.

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Friday, November 26, 2010 10:47 PM

I'll tell you who you need to be afraid of.

Tim Misny, that's who.

http://www.misnylaw.com/

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 2:12 AM

He'll make them pay!

(*sniff sniff* ...memories of home!)

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 8:45 AM

They're telling them THEY MEAN BUSINESS!

Maybe Belmont can cash in their ode gode jewelry...

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 8:56 AM

I figured you'd like that little throwback to home. :)

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Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:24 AM

1: How do you suggest we handle this claim?
2: We could try to deny it, or delay to see if they'll crack.
1: Who's the *lawyer* working for them??

[cut to close-up of 1's face so you don't see 2's lips moving]

2: [Insert name of local lawyer here].

[cut to close-up of 2's head nodding, for the same reason]

1: [Name of local lawyer]????
...
1: We'd better settle this one.

[dramatic music cue]

When I was at Bowling Green it was Sam Bolotin. I can't remember who has that commercial in Cleveland.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010 12:54 AM

“We don’t see how we’d be affected by a fourth landlord at the park,” Crain said. “If he were to go away, the next one would just come in and it would be business as usual.”

If you ask me, that's awfuly optomistic.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010 12:16 PM

Yeah that sounds like Wendy. She's waiting on the delivery of a Chance Unicoaster last I talked to her.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 8:54 PM

Everyone hates attorneys until they need one.

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