Friday, July 27, 2007

Why I love being an employment lawyer

This article, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog, needs no further explanation: The Best Dentist Related Lawsuit Ever. You'd think after 10 years of this I would stop being surprised or entertained at what goes on in places of employment. The biggest surprise is that the dentist was sued for outrage, battery, invasion of privacy, false light, public disclosure of private acts, medical negligence, lack of informed consent, affliction of emotional distress, and retaliation, but not sexual harassment.

And for the Seinfeld fans:

Elaine: Maybe you were still under the gas.Maybe you were hallucinating you're coming out of the gas but you were still under the gas.

Jerry: I don't think so. I think they were getting dressed and not only that - my shirt was out!!!

Elaine: Your shirt was out?

Jerry: I think so.

Elaine: Well, what kind of shirt was it?

Jerry: You know! Like a tennis shirt.

Elaine: Oh! Well - You don't tuck those in?

Jerry: Sometimes I tuck 'em sometimes I don't

Elaine: Well. Were you tucked?

Jerry: I think I was tucked!

Elaine: All right then say you were. I mean - what do you think could have happened?

Jerry: I don't know but I was spitting out and rinsing like there was no tomorrow.

Elaine: Ughhhh!

Jerry: Is this guy a dentist or Caligula?

The Jimmy, Seinfeld Episode 105 (original air date March 16, 1995).