“Wetzel Law Firm: Retract ‘Weasel’ or Else”

by Walter Olson on November 5, 2007

“Threatened with a potential defamation suit, two individuals have apparently retracted their claimed characterization of a Spokane, Wash.-area law firm formerly known as ‘Wetzel & Wetzel’ as ‘Weasel & Weasel.'” Jim MacDonald, president of the Bayview, Idaho Chamber of Commerce, “read a letter of contrition” at the chamber’s regular monthly meeting “as demanded” by the offended lawyers. Does this mean we’re going to get in trouble with our earlier references to Cruel & Boring, We’ll Getcha & Mangle Ya, Huge Cupboards of Greed, etc.? (Martha Neil, ABA Journal, Oct. 25; Herb Huseland, “Bayview News: Law firm claims slander”, Spokane Statesman-Review, Oct. 25).

P.S. Australian lawyer Stumbling Tumblr adds, “there’s no indication in the story whether weasels had also threatened proceedings”.

{ 2 comments }

1 Jason Barney 11.05.07 at 10:17 am

Don’t forget California personal injury defense firm of Low, Ball & Lynch.

2 Ken 11.05.07 at 10:45 am

In a perfect world, this wouldn’t happen. In a less than perfect world, we can hope that word of this sort of behavior would spread quickly on the internet, so that such threats would accomplish exactly the opposite of their purpose.

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