Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The ABC comedy Better Off Ted this week featured an episode centered on a products liability lawsuit. In it, the fictional-but-amusing Veridian Dynamics (which has, among other things, created "meat without cows" and "weaponized pumpkins") was sued for a perfume that, according to reports, caused hornets to attack 3 in 5,000 women who wore it.
The episode ("Trust and Consequence") -- which is not available online as of this writing, but likely will be soon at the ABC site -- includes (spoilers!) aspects of discovery (including an explanation about a problematic e-mail going missing), attorneys becoming romantically interested in employees of their adversaries, and a defendant seeking a scapegoat to avoid public anger.
Plus, it's funny.