Dan Quayle who once ran for Vice President, was ridiculed when he suggested that America get smart and join the rest of the world by requiring the losing side in a law suit to pay the other side’s attorney’s fees. The American bar Association, which represents clients as effectively as the National Board of Realtors represents home owners and buyers, claimed that the rights of poor indigents would be destroyed, the world would end and lawyers couldn’t file nuisance suits if such a rule were adopted, and so it wasn’t.
Now comes word that a judge has ruled against a plaintiff who sued on behalf of all defrauded consumers of Captin Crunch’s Crunchberries which, the poor woman discovered only after haplessly dining on them for four years, aren’t real berries after all.
I’m glad that the cereal company won its motion for summary judgement, but loweringthebar.net also mentions this:
Judge England also noted another federal court had “previously rejected substantially similar claims directed against the packaging of Fruit Loops [sic] cereal, and brought by these same Plaintiff attorneys.” He found that their attack on “Crunchberries” should fare no better than their prior claims that “Froot Loops” did not contain real froot.
So these slime ball lawyers sue over “Fruit Loops”, lose, and then, no doubt using identical papers with “crunchBerriees” substituted for “Froot”, file the same lawsuit again. They should be disbarred, forced to eat nothing but Captain Crunch for two years or until their teeth fall out and doused in milk. At the very least, they should be forced to pay the winner’s lawyers fees, as should the plaintiff who agreed to go along with this charade. Under Quayle’s law, they would. Under our law, as protected by the ABA, they don’t. Too bad.