October 13 roundup

by Ted Frank on October 13, 2007

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1 rbnn 10.13.07 at 1:57 pm

Why is the last link, about Todd Layne Cleaners, described as a “frivolous lawsuit” above? According to the article, the lawsuit does not seem frivolous; it sounds like the Cleaners is trying to defend itself against extortion and defamation.

2 Deoxy 10.15.07 at 11:54 am

“Why is the last link, about Todd Layne Cleaners, described as a “frivolous lawsuit” above?”

Because the activity they are suing over is protected First Amendment speech? Pretty simply, really. The chances of them succeeding at trial are zero. They’re just trying to get him to shut up.

And, uh, extortion? The defamation claime at least makes sense (though it’s wrong), but I saw nothing in that article that would sound like extortion… A little help?

3 VMS 10.17.07 at 4:47 am

It seems that there is a relationship between the Plaintiff’s attorney and the owner of the dry cleaner. This is from the NYS Office of Court Administration Website:

DEBRA JOY GUZOV
GUZOV OFSINK, LLC
600 MADISON AVE FL 14TH
NEW YORK, NY 10022-1615
United States
(212) 371-8008

Year Admitted in NY: 1988
Appellate Division Department of Admission: 1
Law School: BENJAMIN N CARDOZO
Registration Status: Currently registered
Next Registration: Jul 2008

DARREN LEE OFSINK
GUZOV OFSINK, LLC
600 MADISON AVE FL 14TH
NEW YORK, NY 10022-1615
United States
(212) 371-8008

Year Admitted in NY: 1995
Appellate Division Department of Admission: 2
Law School: BROOKLYN
Registration Status: Currently registered
Next Registration: Jun 2009

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