Monday, November 29, 2010

Lawyers start "mass litigation" over bedbugs (maybe like copyright?)

Well, while we have mass litigation for copyright infringement, maybe we’ll have frivolous litigation over bedbugs. J. Freedom DuLac has a story in the Washington Post Nov. 27, ‘Maryland lawyer bites back with bedbug lawsuits,” here.  Many of them are against apartment complexes. Elie Mystal has a “snarky” legal blog entry “There’s only one way to deal with bedbugs, release the sharks”, link (website url) here on "Above the Law". In a few cases, plaintiffs have been awarded over $100000. Will Righthaven join the bedbug litigation boom?

I wonder if tenant checks (by landlords before renting) will look for “litigiousness”?

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