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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Torts at the Zoo: An Unexpected Twist

There is a planned lawsuit in the Christmas day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo.  But it's not the one most people have been anticipating.  According to a Times of India article, two survivors of the attack plan to sue for defamation, not physical injuries (at least not yet).  Famed lawyer Mark Geragos said he would file suit against the zoo's public relations agency for suggesting his clients provoked the tiger.  In particular, Geragos noted statements that his clients were armed with slingshots and had been drinking at an establishment outside the zoo.


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