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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The dumbest lawsuit in history

This civil action by the Yankees fan who fell asleep at a game, and got made fun of on-air and on the internet, takes the prize. As I told one reader who was surprised that I had not written about it yet, I was not sure how to stretch "this is one of the dumbest lawsuits ever and will be dismissed very quickly" into a full blog post. I imagine this one might be bad enough to justify sanctions. The case does bring back memories of Neff v. Time, Inc., a 1976 federal district court decision in a lawsuit brought by a fan at a Steelers game who was pictured in Sports Illustrated with his fly down.


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