Re: Another f***ing nouveau brahmin
> Doesn't his belief that laws don't apply to him because of his wealth show that he has truly embraced American culture?
Let me guess, another low information Brit who knows damn all about the US? Hence the smart arse comment. I'd rather takes my chances any day going toe to to in against some rich prick in any California court versus a UK court. Its in the UK were the rich pricks get to decide the outcome. The career of Robert Maxwell comes to mind. In the US the little guy has at least a sporting chance of prevailing.
As for the Coastal Commission. By the this stage there is over 40 years of many many lawsuits, usually brought by rich pricks, where sooner or later some kind of sanity has prevailed. I say this as someone who believes that at least 80% of the actions of the CC over the decades are completely barking mad and more than one member of the Commission over the decades has been clinically insane. The CC is not as outright corrupt as CARB or the PUC but has been stacked with rich twit greenies who on mnay occasions of the years have redefined the phrase completely clueless.
Be that as it may, in this case Khosla has gone so far beyond the pale in his attempt to pervert the course of justice and to try to intimidate state officials as to beggar belief. No one, no American, has ever tried such blatant bully boy tactics in a case like this. Which given some of the low lifes who have been involved in CC cases in the past, is quite an achievement. He has acted at all times like he was back in India, as if getting his way as a rich man was just a matter of paying off the local state politicians to make his legal problems go away. He strikes me as very much a BJP kind of guy so I'm sure thats they way he thinks it works here in Cal, just like it dos back home in Uttar Pradesh. Pay off the right guys and state laws dont apply.
In this particular case it would not matter how much Khosla paid a Willie Brown to try to make the problem go away he would never ever prevail. In fact if Khosla had paid Willie Browns usual 7 figure retainer in cases like this he would have saved a lot of money. Brown would have told him from the get go to sell the easement for a peppercorn amount, make a big PR stunt out of it, and move on. Because Brown knows how the state works and just when big money can make things happen. And when it can't. Like this case.