Civil Procedure


Okay, Sir, I’m Going to Make Two Hand Gestures at You Now

I have no idea what the underlying issue was here—apparently some kind of traffic violation—but the clip is well worth watching because you just don't get that many chances to see an attorney and a witness repeatedly flip each other…


Here Come the Other “Happy Birthday” Lawsuits

Here we go: according to a press release I just got, two more plaintiffs have filed "Happy Birthday" lawsuits—not meaning that they sued somebody on his or her birthday but they are jumping into the litigation over whether "Happy Birthday…



Carreon v. The Oatmeal: Plaintiff Continues to Dig [Updated]

As Popehat has already covered in detail here (see also Adam Steinbaugh), Charles Carreon has again escalated his frivolous lawsuit against Matthew Inman (creator of The Oatmeal), IndieGoGo, and two charities (the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Foundation). This…



Lawsuit Demands End to Use of Term “Inmate”

According to the New York Post, a new lawsuit demands that the state stop using the word "inmate" because it is offensive to inmates the imprisoned the involuntarily freedom-challenged. Or, at least, the plaintiff demands that the state stop referring to…


Dallas Mavericks Move to Dismiss Case Alleging Mismanagement

Or, as the motion describes them, the "World Champion Dallas Mavericks." Assuming this describes the case correctly – and it does appear to be a real filing, although whether it's a real motion for summary judgment or just gloating is hard to say…


Motion to Exclude Large-Breasted Woman From Trial

According to this report at Jezebel.com, an Illinois lawyer has filed a motion in limine seeking to prevent his opponent's female "companion" from sitting with him during trial, apparently on the sole grounds that the woman's breasts are so large that they…