Comments on: “Yankees fan caught sleeping on TV sues ESPN, MLB” http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-tv-sues-espn-mlb/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Ron Miller http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-tv-sues-espn-mlb/comment-page-1/#comment-295892 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:13:46 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46964#comment-295892 Andrew, I really don’t begrudge him for falling asleep. It is the filing of the lawsuit part that I think we are struggling with.

These cases go a long way towards decreasing the public’s confidence in the civil judicial system. But, regardless of your view of our system, it is impossible to argue that this is an indication of a weak system of justice. Because we have 311 million people in this country and nearly a million lawyers. Of course some of them are going to file completely insane lawsuits just like a small portion of these 311 million are going to do other things of which we strongly disapprove.

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By: Andrew Klein http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-tv-sues-espn-mlb/comment-page-1/#comment-295835 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:50:24 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46964#comment-295835 The man fell asleep at a baseball game, he knew there were cameras there it’s his own fault. I know baseball isn’t the most interesting game to some people but how can one fall asleep in a stadium full of people?

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By: Ron Miller http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-tv-sues-espn-mlb/comment-page-1/#comment-295803 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:29:48 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46964#comment-295803 The wording of the Complaint is very, ah, interesting.

http://turtleboysports.com/2014/07/07/fat-bastard-andrew-rector-who-feel-asleep-at-yankees-red-sox-game-is-suing-mlb-john-kruk-for-bullying/

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By: Richard Nieporent http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-tv-sues-espn-mlb/comment-page-1/#comment-295571 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:18 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46964#comment-295571 What, he didn’t have an expectation of privacy at Yankee Stadium?

As a result, the used-car dealer claims to have “suffered substantial injury” to his “character and reputation,” as well as “mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity.”

He is just reinforcing our stereotype of a used car saleman.

But his typo-ridden suit says Shulman and Kruk’s “false statements” include suggestions that Rector is “not worthy” to be a Yankee fan and “is a fatty cow that need two seats at all time and represent symbol of failure.”

You would have thought that this was a pro se lawsuit, but according to the article he has a lawyer.

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By: KDP http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-tv-sues-espn-mlb/comment-page-1/#comment-295553 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:06:50 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46964#comment-295553 Two words Mr. Rector should become familiar with soon: Streisand Effect.

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By: Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/07/yankees-fan-caught-sleeping-tv-sues-espn-mlb/comment-page-1/#comment-295502 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:50:44 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46964#comment-295502 I was at that game and what the broadcasters said about him wasn’t a patch on what I said about Boston.

Bob

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