Charles Carreon drops lawsuit against The Oatmeal


36 Responses to “Charles Carreon drops lawsuit against The Oatmeal”

  1. Scott Elyard says:

    Ahhh, sweet reason.

  2. Craig Cr says:

    Is the original FunnyJunk suit dropped, though, or just Carreon’s personal lawsuit?

    • Iron Clad Burrito says:

      Funnyjunk has never brought suit against the Oatmeal.  Carreon (representing Funnyjunk) threatened to sue and tried to extort Inman for US$20,000, but the actual suit was Carreon himself vs. Inman.

      A smart Funnyjunk site owner will have dropped the idea of suing 2 weeks ago.  Even a developmentally challenged Funnyjunk site owner would have seen the wisdom of not suing about 7 days ago.

  3. Sirkowski says:

    Sometimes reason is the most boring path…

  4. grimc says:

    Shucks, I was really looking forward to seeing him get his butt handed to him in court.

  5. jonathan_v says:

    Only the suit for a “Temporary Restraining Order” against Inman+IndieGoGo+Charities was dropped.

    Carreon may still be insane enough to try and sue Inman.

  6. Dave Johnson says:

    Let’s all get over it till the next legal amusement….

    • Ryan Holmes says:

      This is one for the books though. We’ll all be sitting around having a drink and remember back to good ol’ July ’12 to Old Man Carreon and frivolous lawsuit to Oatmeal

  7. So Carreon finally ran out of cocaine.

  8. BDiamond says:

    He came to his senses? I didn’t think he had any senses to come to. Amazing.

  9. FlickDude says:

    The shame of this is that his dropping of the suit will likely keep him from being disbarred, which is what really needs to happen to this walking mockery of the walking mockery of our legal system.

  10. oasisob1 says:

    That really sucks. Now what will Boingers do for entertainment?
    Here’s something to just look at…
    or was it already posted?

  11. So, that whole thing is all over. Carreon had Matthew Inman waste thousands of dollars, and now he calls it quits. No more.

    Wait… What’s that SLAPP SLAPP sound I’m hearing.

  12. Well this was abrupt. One has to wonder if the hasty backpedaling by Carreon might have something to do with rumblings of his disbarment if these shenanigans continued.

  13. Gavin Flood says:

    Charles Carreon: now the most unemployable lawyer in America.

  14. Ted Bautista says:

    Did he really drop it or did he drop it for now, with plans/threats to bring suit at a later date (the same way he threatened the Carreon parody site owner)?

  15. Hibleton says:


  16. awaiken says:

    Can he sue to recoup legal fees?

  17. Bertil says:

    Can he pleased be disbarred now?

  18. Andrew Hildreth says:

    What will the Oatmeal use as a running laugh now? I was rather enoying the constant feed of shenanigans from all of this. – Andy

  19. Worldwalker says:

    This guy is joining an elite legal fraternity: The pants guy. The darts guy. And of course  Jack Thompson. My definition of heaven, their definition of hell: they all get locked in a room somewhere … together.

  20. TWX says:

    What he should actually do is to file a DMCA complaint with Funny Junk’s Internet Service Provider, and possibly before doing this, should contact others that have had their content ripped off there too.

    Funny Junk doesn’t comment as an entity on the content on its site.  It hasn’t used that content for its own fair-use commentary, instead users only comment, and even that could be achieved by linking to the original location as opposed to rehosting it when the host doesn’t provide original commentary.  It’s not that I love the DMCA, but if the law exists and can be applied to the benefit of the little guy who actually personally creates his own works, then I’m much less opposed to it being a tool available.

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