Documents/Pleadings

Lawsuit Alleges Duck Attack

KATU in Portland reports that a woman who says she was attacked by a duck at a trailer park has sued the duck's owner. Plaintiff alleges in part that said duck was a repeat offender. According to the complaint (which…


Plaintiff in Deming Case Was Held for 15 Hours [Updated]

Via Reason.com, here's the complaint in Eckert v. City of Deming, which I also wrote about yesterday. In general the KBO News report summarized it correctly, but there are some additional facts alleged here (in addition to more horrible details of…



Great Response to a “Prank” Cease-and-Desist Letter

Buzzfeed's question, "Is This The Best Response To A Cease And Desist Letter Ever?," prompted some debate this morning, although it is one of those debates that is not really necessary (which is why we had it on Twitter) because…


Judge Orders Prenda Law Group Beamed Out Into Space

For full coverage of the Prenda Law debacle, let me refer you to Popehat, where Ken has been following it closely for a while now and has written many excellent posts on the saga (with help from, among others, Cathy Gellis). As a…


Does Size Matter? (Or, In Memory of Miss Wiggles)

That's one way the court described the question before it in this case (click for the full opinion): More specifically, the plaintiffs sought an injunction against the enforcement of a San Antonio ordinance that required their dancers to wear more…


Hooray for Jack Daniels (and Its Lawyers)

Especially given the recent Charles Carreon nastiness, it is nice to get a reminder that many lawyers are not (and need not be) assholes. Cease-and-desist letters are a frequent source of evidence to the contrary. These are often necessary in…



Carreon Complaint Amended, Still Odd

Internet darling Charles Carreon has already amended the complaint he filed just last week, and while it's not unheard of to file an amended complaint that quickly, it does tend to encourage the belief that maybe the initial filing was…


We Have That Bathroom Problem Again

From a complaint filed in El Paso County, Colorado, in May: FIRST CLAIM FOR RELIEF(Negligence) 8.  Plaintiffs hereby incorporate by reference each and every other paragraph as though fully set forth herein. 9.  On or about May 28, 2010, Plaintiff…