July 23, 2010
Naked Cowboy Sues Naked Cowgirl
If you have not been to New York City recently, you may not be familiar with the Naked Cowboy, a street performer in Times Square who wears only cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, a guitar, and tidy whities. Naked Cowboy has filed suit against a female Times Square street performer, who dresses in little more than her guitar, creatively known as "Naked Cowgirl."
You can't make this stuff up.
Admittedly, this may not be very torts related as I can't tell exactly what claims the plaintiff is bringing. You can find the details at WSJ Law Blog.
July 22, 2010
Stucke on Monopolist's Deception
Maurice Stucke (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN When a Monopolist Deceives. The abstract provides:
This essay uses one context - a monopolist’s deceptive advertising or product disparagement - to illustrate how competition authorities and courts should evaluate a monopolist’s deception under the federal antitrust laws. Competition authorities should target a monopolist’s anticompetitive deception, which courts should treat as a prima facie violation of the Sherman Act without requiring a full-blown rule of reason analysis or an arbitrary, multi-factor standard.
July 21, 2010
Coverage of the Erin Andrews Suit
I'm quoted in Ohio State's newspaper, The Lantern, on the Erin Andrews suit. Ohio State was a named defendant due to its ownership of the Blackwell Inn.
The suit is here: Download Erinandrewscivilsuit (pdf)
More coverage is here:
July 20, 2010
Oman's "Contract Chestnut for Tort Theorists"
July 19, 2010
Judges Tosses Expert in "Popcorn Lung" Case
The National Law Journal (via law.com) reports that a federal district court judge has thrown out the plaintiff's causation expert in the "popcorn lung" case. The suit alleged that microwave popcorn caused the plaitniff's bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as "popcorn lung." WIth no causation expert, plaintiff's suit was dismissed.
Thanks to Lisa Smith-Butler for the story.