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Corporate Lawsuit Abuse

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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Dan Snyder is stamping his tiny little feet and having a screaming tantrum!

That's unpleasant to witness when a three-year-old does it, but it's truly troubling to see a 45-year-old, billionaire owner of a pro football team throw a public hissy fit. Snyder owns the once-great-but-now-terrible Washington Redskins, whose on-field ineptness during his ten-year tenure has made long-suffering fans almost insanely mad.

However, the owner's tantrum is not directed at his players or coaches, but at a local newsweekly called The Washington City Paper. It dared to publish a long piece deriding Snyder himself as the source of the team's misery.

What insouciance, shrieked The Dan, as he summoned his legal team to go after the small paper. Their first tactic was raw intimidation. "Mr. Snyder has more than sufficient means to protect his reputation," the lawyers snarled at City Paper's owners, crudely implying that if they didn't give in to Mr. Redskin, he would bury them in legal costs.

But City Paper didn't fall for such smack talk, so Dan pushed ahead, suing for $2 million in general damages. But his libel suit turns out to be compromised by the fact that the article in question is... well, factual.

This reality led the billionaire to try a trick play, claiming that the article was an offensive, anti-Semitic diatribe against him – an assertion that an independent journalistic observer calls "almost unbearably stupid." After all, Snyder's team is called "Redskins," a slur that Snyder insists " is not meant to be offensive whatsoever."

Over privileged corporate crybabies like Dan Snyder are giving hypocrisy a bad name. They denounce "lawsuit abuse" by anyone who dares to sue them, even as they deploy their legal departments to intimidate anyone who crosses them.

http://www.facebook.com/norml#!/notes/jim-hightower/corporate-lawsuit-abuse/10150152954657619

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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OhiogirlinCali
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Ridiculous...

Jenny-talia
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2011 at 3:46 PM

 Everything about our justice system, including the 'civil' aspect is designed to protect the rich.  Look at Monsanto, and how they are able to simply bury small farmers in paperwork and legal costs, so much so that these people never get the opportunity to hear their cases tried in court.  Many will begin to fight back, only to be swamped by the insane legal department at a multibillion dollar company.

I hope this paper has the means to fight.

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Mar. 2, 2011 at 4:35 PM

 

Quoting Jenny-talia:

 Everything about our justice system, including the 'civil' aspect is designed to protect the rich.  Look at Monsanto, and how they are able to simply bury small farmers in paperwork and legal costs, so much so that these people never get the opportunity to hear their cases tried in court.  Many will begin to fight back, only to be swamped by the insane legal department at a multibillion dollar company.

I hope this paper has the means to fight.

 Me too.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

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