Staten Island lawyer suggests ‘trial by combat’ to solve civil suit

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STATEN ISLAND — A Staten Island lawyer has proposed resolving a civil suit in a matter “Game of Thrones” fans would appreciate.

According to the Staten Island Advance, Richard A. Luthmann, wrote in a court document that he is seeking a trial by combat in the event that the case is not dismissed.

“The allegations made by plaintiffs, aided and abetted by their council, border upon the criminal,” Luthmann wrote. “As such, the undersigned (Luthmann) respectfully requests that the court permit the undersigned to dispatch plaintiffs and their council to the Divine Providence of the Maker for Him to exact His divine judgment once the undersigned has release the souls of the plaintiffs and their counsel from corporeal bodies, personally or by way of a champion.”

Luthmann is named in a civil suit where he allegedly helped a client fraudulently transfer assets, SI Advance reports.

As for a trial by combat, Luthmann claims that the practice has not been outlawed in the United States.

The lawyer is a “Game of Thrones” enthusiast, where a trial by combat is suggested when the accused stands little chance of winning.