July 6 roundup

by Walter Olson on July 6, 2009

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1 PLM 07.06.09 at 2:01 pm

One of the San Francisco docket reports reported by Lowering the Bar, involves a suit by someone named Anthony suing a dentist for bizarre injuries. However, I am unable to find the suit on the San Francisco Superior Court case lists–either by the docket number given or by the plaintiff’s name. A spoof????

2 Kevin 07.07.09 at 11:58 pm

Many of the tales told on Lowering the Bar may seem like spoofs, but to the best of my knowledge and fact-checking ability, they are all real. One problem here might be that “Anthony” is the plaintiff’s first name, not his last, but you should still be able to find the case online under the docket number CPF-09-509605. The court’s site is not that user-friendly, but I was able to find it there.

A reader has since told me that it is at least possible for the illness that plaintiff described to be contracted via dentistry, but I am doing my best to forget the story he told me, and I won’t burden you with it, either.

3 PLM 07.08.09 at 1:39 pm

Curiously, although I originally searched by both case number and plaintiffs name (using Benjamin as the last name) I could not find the case–there were some Anthony Benjamins but the cases had different numbers and different defendants. But, after the post by Kevin I went back and searched for the defendant’s name and came up with the case (but no docket description). The site certainly isn’t “user friendly” since only one of the three variables produced a result of some sort.

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