NYC lawyer loses $100K suit over healthclub that stopped supplying yogurt and cereal


39 Responses to “NYC lawyer loses $100K suit over healthclub that stopped supplying yogurt and cereal”

  1. digi_owl says:


  2. niktemadur says:

    Ah yes, lawyers and their “lawsuit culture”, expecting us to quiver in fear and ignorance at the Latin mass in the court of law, heretofore and theretofore, nolo contendere, etcetera.

    In the same spirit, I visualize these Grima Wormtongues whispering in the ears of CEOs, prodding their egos with a sense of injury because some freckled student in the University Of Oklahoma downloaded a bunch of MP3 files, and justice must be served, goddamit!

    Isn’t it time to declare these entitled imbeciles as “enemy combatants”?

    • Mitchell Glaser says:

      Exactly. Many lawyers are true terrorists, or qualify as organized criminals at the very least. Here in L.A. a group of lawyers went down main street suing every restaurant (it doesn’t matter for what), then offering to drop the suits for a few thousand dollars. And most of the restaurants complied, as putting up even a minimal defense would cost them much more. Welcome to justice in America! And lets not forget that the government is full of these monsters.

      • niktemadur says:

        A group of lawyers went suing every restaurant, offering to drop the suits for a few thou. Most restaurants complied.

        Gotta be one of the most infuriating things I’ve heard so far this year.  Gleefully abusing the system with malice… what does it take to be disbarred?

        Lets not forget that the government is full of these monsters.

        Gotta be the most depressing bit of insightful perspective.

      • ocker3 says:

         [citation needed]

      • Benjamin Eugene NElson says:

         [citation needed.]

        Sounds like a urban legend to me.

  3. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    People will now call him Dick more often.

  4. mappo says:

    Haters gonna hate, lawyers gonna sue.

  5. millie fink says:

    Yet another lawsuit that was two, to much.

  6. Jose says:

    “but the judge did order Katz to pay $440 in costs”
    Congratulations, Dick!  That’s $440 that you could have spent on yogurt and cereal instead.

  7. Fogbert says:

    $100K in “damages”?  Damages to what?  His upper and lower GI?

    This cat should be sanctioned by the Bar.

  8. kP says:

    When all you’ve got is a hammer…

  9. IronEdithKidd says:

    1%er wannabe.

  10. Mark Dow says:

    If you haven’t picked up the habit of using the word “hearsay” yet, don’t.

    • ludwigk says:

      It’s potentially double-hearsay, since the blog is repeating what the attorney said the judge said.  But really, it’s not hearsay, as it is neither being offered into evidence, nor being used to prove the truth of the statement

  11. Cowicide says:

    he still wrote “two (2) weeks.” Why do people do this?

    To emphasize their temper tantrums.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      I do it for fun sometimes.  First came across it in references to invoices from the turn of the last century and found it inexplicably charming.  Norton Juster used it in The Phantom Tollbooth in the titular booth’s shipping manifest.

      “One (1) genuine turnpike tollbooth,
      Three (3) precautionary signs, to be used in a precautionary fashion,” etc.

      It kinda emphasizes the formal legalese, I suppose.  I had occasion last week to use the convention when ordering some large external firewire drives via email.  To avoid confusion, I wrote that I needed “three (3) 2TB drives and one (1) 3TB drive.”  I suppose I could have written “3 2TB drives and 1 3TB drive,” but I like to avoid potential embarrassment for my vendors.  Call it an overabundance of caution coupled with a fusty state of outdatedness.  You may have noticed that I still put two spaces after every period, too.

    • ludwigk says:

      That is not uncommon in contract drafting where amounts of things, dates, ordinals, and headings with numbers might be swimming around the document.  

  12. ChicagoD says:

    I am still trying to wrap my mind around sending so many irritating emails (about yogurt and cereal) that your membership is cancelled. That’s a long, slow temper tantrum. Suing is just the final act of throwing yourself to the floor and holding your breath.

    What a jackass.

    • bcsizemo says:

      I wonder how the first “incident” went when the person behind the register/food bar said we no longer have your usual yogurt and cereal…
      Something tells me it wasn’t a calm rational reaction.

  13. Gtmac says:

    That’s one (1) more idiot identified.

  14. Petzl says:

    You people who are all deriding the lawyer are forgetting one thing:
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

  15. I’m here looking up from my first world problems and shaking my head in disbelief.

  16. elix says:

    This idiot is cut from the same sputtering-moron cloth as that derpface who tried to sue the dry cleaners for millions because of an incredibly minor quibble. #firstworldproblems doesn’t even begin to cover “$100,000 in damages because of a change in the snack bar menu.”

    #entitledlawyerassholeproblems more like it.

  17. dainel says:

    How many emails did he sent? What were in those emails? Given that he already paid for membership, can she just cancel his membership just like that? Did they refund the membership fee he paid?

    What did she say in the email that amounts to defamation? We need more details.

    You guys see this as a lawyer being a dick for suing over a small matter. But I see it differently. What if you find yourself in dispute with your club, and they suddenly just decided to cancel your membership in response?

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