September 6, 2013, - 2:00 pm
Wanna see how ridiculous a Barack Obama-appointed judge can get? Check out the case of Morway v. Dr. Scholl’s et al, the dumb lawsuit that newly-appointed Obama judge, the Honorable Gershwin Drain, refuses to dismiss. Read the lawsuit complaint (beginning on the fifth page here). The case has been going on since 2011.
Debra Morway, a Detroit-area resident, is suing the makers of Dr. Scholl’s shoes and Walmart (where she bought them), claiming that Dr. Scholl’s sandals ruined her life. She says she is allergic to them and that buying and wearing the shoes inflicted mental and emotional distress upon her, that she lost past and future wages, and that she has been disfigured, humiliated, and disgraced by the shoes. Oh, and she also says she has lost career opportunities . . . all because of some sandals. Absurd.
Somebody’s clearly looking for a payday. Somebody and that somebody’s lawyer, Paul G. Valentino, who filed this frivolous, parasitic, nuisance lawsuit. Morway and Valentino are seeking more than $75,000 because of this alleged allergy to Dr. Scholl’s sandals.
Because of this, Dr. Scholl’s and Walmart’s insurance company, Travelers, has had to hire a big law firm to defend itself, and the price will be passed on to you, the consumer. If this were the only outrageous, blood-sucking lawsuit of its kind, it wouldn’t be such a big deal. Thing is, there are a gazillion lawsuits like this filed in local, state, and federal courts every single second of every business day. And all it does is make people hate lawyers and cost consumers a $10 billion plus litigation tax in the form of higher prices and costs for our products and services.
Dr. Scholl’s sandals have gone in and out of fashion many times since I was a kid. I never bought a pair because they look incredibly uncomfortable–and they’re not that attractive or fashionable. But they are cheap and economical. And if I had bought the shoes, it wouldn’t be a license to get the company to take care of me financially for the rest of my life, which is what this woman, Debra Morway, is seeking.
Travelers’ lawyers made a valiant case for why this ludicrous lawsuit–an obvious attempt at an easy payday–should be dismissed. But Drain–who is doing Obama’s bidding in going after “Big Shoes”–recently denied their motion. So, the case continues, and Debra Morway and her lawyer, Mr. Valentino, have a better chance at collecting, when the lawyers on the other side see that they may have no chance but to settle to make this absurdity go away.
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