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'A Salute to Frivolous Lawsuits'

Inspired by a fan who sued a local team because he didn't get a red nylon tote bag handed out at the game as a promotion for Mothers' Day, the Double-A Altoona (PA) Curve is hosting "A Salute to Frivolous Lawsuits" night on July 2 at its home field, the Blair County Ballpark. This event is being sandwiched between, "Corporal Klinger Night" (June 26) and "Beaver Cleaver Night" (July 15).

From their press release, here are some of the plans for the evening:

-- 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;

-- Angels merchandise and novelty items given away throughout the game.

In addition, they plan on, "Honoring some of history's 'Most Frivolous Lawsuits' during the game", and promise, "A grand prize drawing in which one fan will receive a 'clue' and their own frivolous lawsuit."

Bravo to the Altoona Curve for fighting back against ridiculous lawsuits in a fitting way. Says General Manager Todd Parnell in the press release, "[I]f our fans don�t like [it], then they can sue us."

No doubt someone will.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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