Sunday, June 10, 2007

Whose ox is Borked

Robert Bork, eternally angry apostle and legal guru of the Right, seems to have forgotten "conservatives'" disdain for punitive damages. He seeks no less than $1,000,000 in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, from the Yale Club of New York (of all places) for injuries he allegedly suffered in a fall while mounting the podium to give a speech there.

This is reminiscent of the case of now-ex-Senator Rick Sanctimonious, whose wife had no problem in accepting a $350,000 malpractice award from a Virginia jury, after the then-senator had called for caps on malpractice damages. (Ironically, the trial judge reduced the verdict to $175,000.)

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