Friday, June 08, 2007

Robert Bork, hypocrite

This is priceless.

Robert Bork ... is seeking $1,000,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, after he slipped and fell at the Yale Club of New York City. Judge Bork was scheduled to give a speech at the club, but he fell when mounting the dais, and injured his head and left leg. He alleges that the Yale Club is liable for the $1m plus punitive damages because they "wantonly, willfully, and recklessly" failed to provide staging which he could climb safely.

Judge Bork has been a leading advocate of restricting plaintiffs' ability to recover through tort law.

I'm just speechless.

The Wall Street Journal has the lawsuit documents (pdf) and its own commentary.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously he believes this is NOT frivolous or excessive.

I'd need to know more about the kinds of tort reform he sought before I could judge if this is hypocritical or not.

JP5

6/08/2007 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is like Trent Lott and his house in Mississippi. Before Katrina he had been on the insurance industry's side, trying to limit what a person can get from their insurance company. Then, after Katrina, Trent Lott found himself in the ranks of those who were unsuccessfully trying to get insurance to cover their losses. I think he joined in a lawsuit. What irony, and what hypocrisy.
Yes, JP5, even Republicans...OMG!
- Caracarn

6/08/2007 3:52 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

What's sad is that they could get away with simply by saying, "you know, I was wrong. Now, having gone through it myself, I have a better understanding of the problem."

Instead you get variations of "But my case is different!" or simply silence.

It's similar to "rule of law" folks who, when one of their own is indicted or convicted, blame the prosecutor, judge, jury or all three.

6/08/2007 3:55 PM  

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