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Note the mention at the end of the article, reporting that Daniel Rainsong
has "filed a formal complaint earlier this month alleging ethical and
financial misconduct, because biologists he approached would not come with
him to the Sabine region to confirm the sighting so that he could collect a
The reporting here is somewhat lacking, though it could have been editorial
snipping that leaves us wondering --- Does this mean he filed a lawsuit? If
so, where? State court? Which state? Federal court? Which one? There is no
legal cause of action for ethical misconduct in the United States. There is
no legal cause of action for a refusal to do something you have no
obligation to do. As a former attorney, I'd be astonished and aghast to
learn that any attorney filed such an lawsuit. If not a lawsuit, then what
the heck is a "formal complaint?" Who was it filed against and in what forum?