Joined: Sep. 2006
Har har de har, Ben Stein! Emoshunal Deestress! Oh Noes!
|A judge has dismissed most of Ben Stein's lawsuit that claimed the Japanese company Kyocera Mita backed out of a $300,000 deal to hire him to act in commercials for a line of computer printers after it found out about his controversial beliefs on global warming.|
Although Stein claimed that his freedom to speak publicly was at stake, California Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White has ruled that much of his lawsuit itself was a legal maneuver intended to impinge free speech and has dismissed eight of Stein's nine claims. The lawsuit survives, but only barely.
Obviously a not very fit lawsuit. How does a lawsuit come from a non-lawsuit, anyway?
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
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