Monday, August 03, 2009

Why Didn't I Think of That?

This is a pretty frivolous lawsuit, but that shouldn't stop the mind from pondering the what ifs. What if this happened after the upcoming OCIP / Offer season? Maybe a class action from the Class of '11? I think the mere possibility is fodder for great humor. How would the complaint read? How would T.G. choose to answer?

9 Comments:

Blogger Patrick said...

Say "litigious malingerer" three times fast. I dunno about Boalties v. Galligan, but I can tell you this: after the news coverage, Ms. Thompson might as well kiss her hopes of employment goodbye.

8/03/2009 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Shane said...

If it wasn't assault I would punch this woman right in the face! This is what is wrong with this society! The kids think they are entitled to everything! They have 0 work ethics! I wish someone in court seriously punches this woman in the face!

8/03/2009 5:21 PM  
Blogger msc said...

Some people want to be "professional victims." Pitiful, but true. Don't get mad, be thankful you aren't wasting your own life that way!

8/03/2009 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a 2.7GPA, it is obvious that she would not have taken the initiative to find out exactly what is the hottest place in IT to be in today where you would be in demand and then majored in that. Think hire someone from Monroe . . think lawsuit, yeah, that will leave a positive impression before you interview for a job.

8/03/2009 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we talk about some real frivolity instead?

Comes now federal prisoner Jonathan Lee Riches(c), a/k/a Johhny Sue-nami d/b/a Identity Theft Records. Guy's like the legal version of the Blonde-on-Blonde era Bob Dylan, filtering the fire hose of pop culture through a single human intelligence and spitting something crazy and wonderful out the other end. High art or nonsense? Is there a difference?

This is his most famous work to date: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/510749/Riches-v-Bush---1. But I think this might be his true masterpiece: http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/pennsylvania/pawdce/1:2007cv00255/82582/1/0.html.

And there's plenty more: http://news.justia.com/cases/jonathan-lee-riches/

8/04/2009 9:23 AM  
Anonymous GJELblogger said...

Going to school does not equal a job, it simply equals qualifications for a job. And based on her grades, she might not have been the most qualified out of her graduating class. That said, as many of us who went to law school know, grades are often arbitrary. It's too bad, but the economy is hard on everyone right now, no matter how good the grades. But it's still a frivolous suit!

8/04/2009 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely it was the "hard slave labor at Wonka's chocolate factory" that sent him over the edge.

8/04/2009 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:23--awesome. i had not seen this guy's stuff before, but your description of it is spot-on. except to me it seems more like highway-61-revisited Bob Dylan:

Cinderella, she seems so easy.

"It takes one to know one," she smiles.

Then she puts her hands in her back pocket,

Bette Davis style.

And in comes Romeo, he's moaning, You belong to me, I believe..."

8/04/2009 1:41 PM  
Blogger Abony Holmes said...

Before people rush to judgment without all the facts, consider this: a lot of poor and working class people with shaky educational backgrounds are swindled by for profit schools who encourage them to max out on student loans (both private and public) with guarantees of employment after graduation. I've seen the commercials, and even counseled high school students who thought this was a valid option, and convinced them to go the community college route. You have no idea what was told to this woman in the admissions (or perhaps the casher's) office, and she may have been promised a job upon graduation, a promise which, if made, should have been honored. Especially considering the area, a primarily working class neighborhood in the Bronx, I wouldn't be surprised if there were many other people just like her, who would be dissuaded from this ill-advised approach to education if the school were to have a judgment against them.

8/06/2009 11:45 AM  

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