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April 26, 2006

water-torture bathtub suit still afloat

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:02 pm

No news is, alas, not always good news in the frivolous-litigation bizz.

A month ago, we wondered whether the newsless passing of a reported

court date in the noisy-condo-bathtub suit of Smith v. Peterson meant that

the suit had been dropped by loyal-son lawyer Sheldon Smith, or settled

(after a little suasion from his partners at Denver’s Holland and Hart).  For

more details on the facts and “law,” see our prior post from Feb. 28, 2006,

plus Overlawyered and Suz-at-large)  We can now report that the soggy suit

lives on.


     As you know, we dig Suz at Suz-at-Large.  Today, Suz proved that,

among her many talents, she can dig for interesting news to satisfy her

curious readership.  Suz went to one of the primary sources, defendant’s

lawyer and friend, Michael Dowling.  Dowling told her that nothing has 

happened in the case and that the newspaper article got it wrong — March 

22 was not a hearing date, but merely a status tickler for Denver District

Court Judge Ronald Mullins


     With Suz and Walter, and even Prof. Yabut, on the case, rest assured

that you will be among the first to learn of any further developments.


p.s.  In an email late last night (well, late on the East Coast),

Suz mentioned that she and Dowling discussed f/k/a’s coverage

of Smith v.Peterson.   We hereby offer our official invitation to

Michael Dowling to drop by with a Comment or send the Editor

an email, with any insights or perspectives to offer on the case

or our commentary (don’t worry: confidences are strictly held

around here).



spider in the bathtub —

she wants it caught

                  and brought outside






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