Yet another Borat suit

by Ted Frank on November 20, 2006

This one threatened on behalf of villagers from Glod, Romania, (a stand-in for Kazakhstan in the movie) who say they weren’t paid or given releases for their participation in the film, an assertion denied by the studio. The Los Angeles Times gives a largely sympathetic platform to their lawyer, Ed Fagan, without managing to mention the disciplinary trouble he found himself in (Nov. 26; Aug. 27, 2005 and links therein). Fagan shamelessly admits that he will simultaneously file suits in California, Florida, and Germany; international judge-shopping at its finest. (Bojan Pancevski, “Villagers to sue `Borat'”, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 19).

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1 Deoxy 11.20.06 at 10:36 am

If I were a judge, I would look for any way I could to throw out any suit that was also filed in other juridictions… and I would hope all of the other judges would do the same.

Trying to double-dip? Thank you, and good-bye.

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