Sunday, October 17, 2010

DC eatery shut down by law firm because fumes are a "nuisance"

A law firm, Steptoe & Johnson, on Connecticut Ave. in NW Washington DC has sued a small burger eatery “Rogue States” and had a judge shut it down because fumes from the restaurant came into the law firm’s workplace through building exhaust, making the little eatery a "nuisance". Washington Examiner writer Emily Babay describes it as a “David and Goliath” struggle with Goliath doing the bullying, story on Saturday Oct. 16 on p 4, here. Of course, one can wonder why a commercial building isn’t built well enough to handle this. Babay describes the lawyers as making up a “white shoe law firm”. That’s opinion.

Rogue States has a statement by Raynold Mendizabal online here

Here’s another example of where the “establishment” likes to squash the little guy whose low costs become a threat.

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