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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Advancing My "Full Employment for Lawyers" Policy

Inspired by a Los Angeles Angels fan who filed a lawsuit against the club because he did not receive a red [actually, I believe they were pink] nylon tote bag as part of the major league club's Mother’s Day promotion last May, the Altoona Curve have announced that they will be holding Salute to Frivolous Lawsuit Night as part of their Sunday, July 2nd game at Blair County Ballpark. The Curve’s salute to all ridiculous lawsuits ever filed will include the following:

-A Pink Tote Bag Giveaway to the first 137 men in attendance ages 18 and over
-The first 137 women 18 and over will receive lukewarm coffee so they will not burn themselves
-The first 137 kids will be given a beach ball with a warning not to ingest it
-A grand prize drawing in which one fan will receive a “clue” and their own frivolous lawsuit.

“We realize that these giveaways as part of our Salute to Frivolous Lawsuit Night are fairly stupid and serve no real purpose,” said Curve General Manager Todd Parnell. “But if our fans don’t like them, then they can sue us!”

Curve President and Managing Partner Chuck Greenberg, himself a practicing corporate and sports attorney, declined to comment on his club’s promotion because of concerns that his comments could lead to a frivolous lawsuit.

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