Robert Bork Sues Yale

Robert Bork, the man who gave us the verb "borked," has sued The Yale Club in a trip-and-fall case.  Read the NYT article about the case here.

Here is a copy of the complaint.  Note that Judge Bork seeks punitive damages.  I guess that it possible that conduct in a premises case like this can give rise to punitive damages, but it is difficult for me to imagine what that conduct would be.  He also seeks attorneys’ fees, which I did not think were recoverable in premises liability cases in New York.  Then again, I’m just a tort lawyer who went to public school.

His law firm?  Gibson Dunn, a great firm that is known for, among other things, its advocacy against punitive damages.


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