Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lest We Forget the Butt Painter . . .

Abstractpainting OK, enough of this rankings nonsense, on to the important news (HT: Jon Hyman at Ohio's Employer Law Blog and Jack Sargent):

In the update that I know everyone's been waiting for, Stephen Murmer, the Virginia high school art teacher terminated after school officials learned he moonlighted by creating paintings using his bare buttocks as a brush, has settled his wrongful discharge lawsuit on the eve of trial. [See Butt painter's lawsuit to go to trial].

You may be asking yourself, what was his claim worth? $65,000. Unreal. We can all sleep easier knowing justice has been served.


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Thanks, Paul. This story couldn't have come at a better time -- I'm teaching employee privacy and speech in Employment Law this week. I'm sure my students will have fun thinking through this unusual case from the an(a)als of employment law.

Posted by: eric | Apr 10, 2008 7:48:07 AM

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