How do I lawsuit thee? Let me count the ways. I’m Amy E. Feldman.
Groucho Marx said, “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.” With Valentine’s Day happily in the rearview mirror, the supposedly happy occasion has led to its share of jury trials. There are cases that arise over a lack of Valentine’s gift like the unhappy Ohio woman who was arrested when she was caught stabbing the door of the room where her boyfriend had barricaded himself after his lack of gift was less than well-received.
Sometimes, a lawsuit is over a gift that’s too nice—like the manager who gave his employee a Tiffany heart necklace on Valentine’s Day. She gifted him a harassment case. Then there are the cases that involve gifts that are just wrong, like the Houston man who sued a florist after they faxed his wife a receipt for the beautiful flowers he’d ordered—for his girlfriend. Didn’t end well. For his marriage or the lawsuit, which was dismissed.