January 2011


Clown Suit

On or about August 9, 2008, [Clown] negligently jumped onto [Plaintiff's] chest causing him to fall to the ground and sustain substantial and permanent injuries to his back. Despite repeated requests by [Plaintiff] for [Clown] to get off his chest,…


Law School Websites: Girls Under Trees?

A new report that evaluated 200 law-school websites around the country, and found that the University of Illinois had the best, also noted that over 30 percent of the websites included pictures of students in close proximity to trees, a…


Assorted Stupidity #12

It's Dennis Kucinich vs. the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria, in a battle to determine who should pay for injuries allegedly suffered when Rep. Kucinich bit into a sandwich wrap and encountered an olive pit. Kucinich alleges that he sustained…


Filing Instructions Too Hard, Says Supreme Court Justice

On Monday, Clarence Thomas admitted that he had routinely failed to disclose information about his wife’s employment, as he is required to do by federal law, but said the failure was inadvertent. Thomas, who as you may recall is an…



Have a Safe Workout

From a report of new filings last week: Chom P. v. YMCA of The East Bay, Case No. RG11-556438 (Alameda County Super. Ct. filed Jan. 18, 2011). Premises liability action where the plaintiff fell while attempting to dismount a treadmill at the Oakland…



Women’s Suffrage: a “Costly and Dangerous Experiment”?

After I noted that a U.S. Supreme Court justice had said in an interview that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment doesn't apply to women (hint: it wasn't Ginsburg, Kagan or Sotomayor who said this), someone wrote me to ask why,…