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...complaint filed earlier this week in San Francisco federal district court, Theresa B. Bradley, a management consultant and resident of Washington, D.C. accuses Google of several counts of fraud and misrepresentation, including misrepresentation in commercial advertising, and of "willfull, wanton, fraudulent and malicious" conduct regarding its AdSense product. The suit also alleges misrepresentation in interstate commerce.
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I looked at the source code for her sites, and I have NEVER seen anything so horrible. For some fun, try the w3c validator on them :)
I really hope the judge and/or jury finds for Google *and* charges her and her lawyer (who cannot be all that bright either to bring such a lawsuit..) some kind of huge court costs.
I also checked Google image search for the source of some of the pictures on the site, and quite a few appear to be copyrighted, that she apparently just took to use on her site.
I might also suggest that she try to make the 2006 list on the Darwin Awards website, there is still time....
[edited by: Wlauzon at 9:29 pm (utc) on Sep. 1, 2006]
Can we apply bad publicity is good publicity? Really, her website is talk of the town, city, or world.
She is in fact the laughing stock of the internet and nothing good could come from that unless it's a career in stand up comedy.
Here's how I envision the night at the Improv:
"Did you all read I sued Google last week?
They should've known there would be trouble from the start when I signed the contract using a mascara pencil!"
[edited by: incrediBILL at 11:02 pm (utc) on Sep. 1, 2006]
It would be an odd coincidence to hear about two people this stupid in the space of a week or two. LOL :)
She also filed the case In Forma Pauperis. I was under the impression that those were almost always pro se cases.
You all keep talking about "her lawyer". What you probably don't realize is that the JD after her name stands for Juris Doctorate, the degree that you get from law school. I'm guessing that she is representing herself.
A surfer recently sued another surfer for "taking his wave." The case was ultimately dismissed because they were unable to put a price on "pain and suffering" endured by watching someone ride the wave that was "intended for you." (Source: CALA)
A college student in Idaho decided to "moon" someone from his 4th story dorm room window. He lost his balance, fell out of his window, and injured himself in the fall. Now the student expects the University to take the fall; he is suing them for "not warning him of the dangers of living on the 4th floor". (Source: CALA)
A woman driving a car collided with a man who was riding a snowmobile. The man died at the scene. Since his snowmobile had suddenly cut in front of her, police said she was free of blame. She sued the man's widow for the psychological injuries she suffered from watching the man die. (Source: CALA)
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It is rarely malicious, not even callous; it's all about insurance.
In many accident cases, especially the weird ones where there is no precedent, the insurance company(s) argue, and will not pay up until a court decides liability.
So someone who is fully insured has to take the bereaved to court, as the ONLY way to get the payout they insured for.
BTW, the woman is clearly off her trolley and should be sued for being a stupid, publicity seeking trollop. Or is that one not possible ;)
A few years ago, a 'first jump' parachutist land on a helicpoter's spinning blades. The helicopter owner sued her estate for damage to the helicopter.
What in the world was up with:
- The jumpmaster letting a cherry jump above a chopper
- was it a marked drop zone?
If not, the jumpmaster is double dumb and twice neglegent.
if it was designated, what was the chopper doing flying around a drop zone below jump height
Sounds to me like everyone except the poor jumper screwed up.
old_expat .. old_jumper
This one is gonna probably rank up here with the best frivolous lawsuits as reported on by The Stella Awards.
Our "legal system" in it's FULL glory.
Rick Wilson aka CorpRebel
The wheel might still be spinning, but I fear the hamster is dead.
EWeek Article [oraclewatch.eweek.com]
Woman clicks own ads, gets suspended, sues Google
If I had known geekvillage was an OK url to post I would have done that myself :}
Anyway it is the post by sashman that I was referring to.
I think that the guy who trademarked "stealth" was hit with being a vexatious litigant.
Well maybe someone could do the legal system a favour, gather together some of her previous form (eg, "corrupt and incompetent Supreme Court of Florida") and file it where a judge taking up her case will see it.
Some kind of "anti-amicus" or "friend of the courts but not this litigant" filing. IANAL!
[edited by: DamonHD at 4:31 pm (utc) on Sep. 7, 2006]