Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The Law Professors Blog Network (LPBN) is suing bloggers Franklin G. Snyder (left, top) and Keith A. Rowley (left, bottom) for breach of contract in connection with their blogging activities on the Commercial Law blog, allegedly in breach of contractual provisions committing both contracts professors to devote "their full time and skill exclusively to the ContractsProfs Blog." According to the complaint, although Snyder and Rowley are listed as Blog Editor and Contributing Editor respectively of the ContractsProfs Blog, they have joined "a ragtag crew of renegades seeking to undermine the LPBN's dominance in law prof blogging, promote communism and end civilization as we know it." Rowley is listed as a "Contributor" on the Commercial Law Blog; Snyder is listed as a "Guest."
Reached for comment at his vacation home on a private island, Professor Rowley argued that his agreement with LPBN came in the form of a click-wrap contract, the terms of which he never read. "Who does?" he queried.
Snyder, reached at his new offices in Texarkana, responded to the lawsuit as follows, "Look, just because I'm a guest, doesn't mean I'm a welcome one. Besides, -- STRIKE?!? HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT A STRIKE?!? IT WAS THREE FEET OVER HIS HEAD!"