January 17, 2005

Rosa Parks sues

A recent AP story brought readers up to date on civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, who is 91 and suffers from dementia and is in poor health. At the end of the story comes this incidental note:

"More recently, Parks' lawyers have filed two suits involving the hip-hop duo OutKast and their record company, BMG, over a song titled 'Rosa Parks.' They seek a total of $5 billion."

Well, if she is suffering from dementia, was this suit her idea or was this a case of lawyers deciding to file the action? -- Moin Yahya, Edmonton, Alberta

Posted by Walter Olson at January 17, 2005 10:37 PM

A more recent AP story implies that the suit was done without Parks's knowledge.

Posted by: Ted Frank at January 18, 2005 02:07 AM

Really, when you think about it,why would she need that kind of money.

Posted by: Dark at January 20, 2005 02:17 PM