Tuesday, May 13, 2008

BORK WINS THE LOTTERY

I can't help but chortle at the news that tort-reformer and near-Supreme Court justice Robert Bork just settled a $1 million dollar slip and fall lawsuit that he filed against the Yale Club of New York.

This from a man who prominently complained:
Courts are now meccas for every conceivable unanswered grievance or perceived injury. Juries dispense lottery-like windfalls, attracting and rewarding imaginative claims and far-fetched legal theories. Today's merchant enters the marketplace with trepidation - anticipating from the civil justice system the treatment that his ancestors experienced with the Barbary pirates.

Judge Bork lost his Supreme Court seat but won the lottery. Harr!