This story was recently forwarded to me in an e-mail. Walter Olson had it up at Overlawyered.com weeks ago, but I missed it for some reason. So I had to re-post it as yet another example of why we need a “loser pays” law in this country.
Some upstanding Texas attorney named William Ogletree left his “expensive black leather coat” in a pizza joint a Dallas Airport. When he came back, the coat was gone. This wasn’t just any coat, though. It was an extra large POLO leather coat … with a plaid lining. Billy then got mad because the City of Houston, Continental Airlines, and the pizza joint didn’t “collect the coat and keep it in a secure place for a reasonable time.” So he sent the above places a letter threatening to sue them for $800 because they failed to properly “manage lost and found items.” All of the prospective defendants are probably still quivering in their booties.
I was going to create an ad on eBay listing an “extra large black leather Polo coat with smarmy plaid lining found in Terminal C of the Houston Airport on December 30 containing several pairs of oversized lace panties and an unknown lubricant in the inside pockets” then forward it to his office e-mail, but then I thought that he might bid on it.
I don’t want to be the next victim of his poison pen …