September 17 roundup

  • International House of Pancakes (restaurant chain) vs. International House of Prayer (church) [CNN]
  • “Law Schools Now Require Applicants To Honestly State Whether They Want To Go To Law School” [The Onion, satire]
  • “As ENDA Lingers in Congress, a [million-dollar verdict] in Maine” [Michael Fox]
  • Fear: On advice of FBI, cartoonist who organized “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” drops out and changes name [Seattle Weekly, Welch, Moynihan]
  • University of Windsor lawprof asks Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to overturn school’s decision not to make her dean [National Post]
  • Prominent Seattle lawyer arrested, and do-you-know-who-I-am-ery allegedly ensues [Above the Law]
  • “Man rushed to hospital after finding tampon in his cereal” [Obscure Store, Macon Telegraph] Update: suit dropped.
  • Manufacture iPhones in the U.S.? “I worry America has too many lawyers. I don’t want to spend time having people sue me every day.” [Foxconn’s Terry Gau, quoted in Business Week]


  • She said she had been a victim of a hit-and-run accident and suffered a brain injury that mimicked the signs of alcohol impairment.

    Ah, the classic brain injury gambit.

    The deputy noted that her eyes were watery and bloodshot, she slurred when she spoke and that he could smell the “overwhelmingly strong odor of intoxicants on her breath.”

    By the way Anne “Einstein” Bremner, please explain how this brain injury causes your blood alcohol level to rise.

    In a July 29 declaration made to the court under penalty of perjury, Dr. Philip G. Lindsay stated that “(Bremner) had been the victim of a hit and run driver at 50 mph and had suffered a concussion,” Lindsay said. “She called 9-1-1 twice. However, they did not respond.”

    Now that is what I call a great doctor. Not only can he determine the speed of the other car but how many times she called 911. He could put House to shame

  • The link for the IHOP story seems to point to an unrelated Bloomberg story.

  • In the cereal story, maybe someone beamed the used tampon into the unopened box? After all, the plaintiff’s name is Roddenberry.

    I’m having trouble believing that he didn’t notice until he bit on it.

  • I want to open a restaurant called “International House of Phrogs” where only frog legs will be on the menu.

  • Sorry about wrong link, fixed now.

  • I would be extremely disappointed if I was expecting Pancakes and got Prayer instead!

  • The curious thing about the IHOP case is the tacit assumption that a pancake house and a church are in the same market.

  • […] The University of Windsor wasn’t quite as independent as it imagined, not in the face of a discrimination suit over its choice of law dean. [National Post, earlier] […]