Lawsuits (Unlikely)

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Tigger Acquitted

Well, Tuesday was January 1, traditionally seen in Western cultures as the beginning of a "new year" and treated as some sort of dividing line between "now" and what has gone before, even though time is continuous and so any…



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Costa Concordia’s Captain Sues for Wrongful Termination

I don't know much about employment law, but I do know this: If you're the captain of a cruise ship and this happens: … you probably can't complain too much about getting fired. Which has not stopped the ex-captain of…


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Ecce Abogado (Behold the Lawyer)

You may recall the incident last month in which an elderly parishioner of the Sanctuary of Mercy church near Zaragosa, Spain, decided on her own to try to restore a deteriorating fresco of Jesus, with unfortunate results: According to one…


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Hi, I Own Your Land Although I Have No Evidence of That

"I have been practicing law since 1974," said Randal Harrison, "and I have never been involved in a case where someone was claiming a title based on unrecorded deeds that were over 200 years old and not having possession of…


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French Demand Compensation for Plantagenet Murder

Prof. Jonathan Turley reports that the French city of Angers has demanded restitution for the murder of Edward Plantagenet, the last member of the Plantagenet dynasty that ruled England from 1154 until 1485. The city would like an apology and 513 years' worth of…



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Plaintiff Alleges He Caught Herman Cain With Kim Kardashian

I really shouldn't encourage this guy, but as long as he's suing one or more Kardashians I can't feel too bad about it: Jonathan Kimberly v. Kim Kardashian aka Kimberly Noel Kardashian; Herman Cain; Kourtney Kardashian, No. 5:12-cv-1811 (W.D. La. filed June…


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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…


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Assorted Stupidity #39

There are a number of reasons why lawyers might withdraw from a case other than a belief that the case is completely bogus, but by the time your ninth set of lawyers asks to withdraw it might be time to reevaluate,…