On May 12th, Chicago resident Amanda Bonnen mentioned on her Twitter account that her apartment was moldy. Yesterday, Horizon Group Management, from whom she rents the apartment, filed a lawsuit against Bonnen, seeking judgement "in the amount in excess of $50,000" for the damaged sustained to its reputation as a landlord in Chicago. Bonnen, who has subsequently deleted her account, had 20 followers. I'm no expert, but I have to imagine a good number more than twenty people might now associate Horizon Group Management with moldy apartments because of this lawsuit.
The fatcats who control our nation's secretive paper towel industry are at war with one another, and the lawsuits are flying: Procter & Gamble Co. filed suit May 8 against Georgia-Pacific in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati alleging bow-tie patterns in new-and-improved Brawny paper towels infringe the trademark bow-tie shapes in the quilts of P&G's Bounty Extra Soft.
Brawny's "Great New Look" is "an obvious attempt to trade on the goodwill, reputation and commercial success achieved by Bounty Extra Soft," P&G says in its lawsuit.
Jesus, is it really on Wednesday?
Extremely enjoying this lawsuit filed by the California Public Employees Retirement System. Their beef? They bought into "structured investment vehicles" which were given AAA ratings by Moody's and Standard and Poors. It is not a terrible point? I mean, if things are going to be rated, perhaps there might be a point to the ratings. Also however it is weird that they bought in at all, as "information about the securities in these packages was considered proprietary and not provided to the investors who bought them." Would you buy that? Oh well maybe you would. Semi-related! In the world of subsidies and government interference, who is more evil, [...]
Demon-love-magic-goddess Courtney Love has caught up with the identity thieves that have apparently been robbing Kurt Cobain's estate blind for most of the 00's. Now she is going to sue them all, says her lawyer. Isn't it neat when the evil people you imagine are stealing everything from you actually turn out to be real? There should be a German word for that. Also there should be a German word describing why your lawyer announces these things to the press. Normally, you just sue someone! Not announce you're going to sue someone.