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Pimp sues Nike for not warning shoes could be dangerous if used to beat people
usnews.nbcnews.com ^ | 1/11/2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt

Posted on 01/11/2014 4:11:33 PM PST by Gamecock

A Portland pimp is suing Nike for not placing a warning label in their shoes specifying that they could be used as a dangerous weapon -- after he was sentenced to 100 years in prison for brutally beating a john with his sneaker.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, claims Nike should have placed a warning in the shoes warning consumers that the kicks have the potential to be used as a dangerous weapon, according to The Oregonian newspaper. Clardy is seeking $100 million for what he believes was the shoe manufacturer’s oversight.

In June, Clardy repeatedly stomped on the face of a client with his Jordan Nike shoes when the man refused to pay Clardy’s prostitute. The man required stitches and plastic surgery after the beating.

Clardy was sentenced to 100 years in prison for beating the man as well as attacking an 18-year-old prostitute so violently that she bled from her ears.

Clardy has been charged with numerous felonies and misdemeanors, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

The jury in Clardy’s most recent case called him a “dangerous offender” and classified his shoes as “a dangerous weapon” in order to assure he received the longest prison sentence possible, according to The Oregonian.

Clardy wrote a three-page complaint against Nike from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution where he is incarcerated, reported The Oregonian. In the claim he said Nike “failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction,” by not cautioning that their shoes are “potentially dangerous.”

The suit has not yet been served to Nike, The Oregonian said.

Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said the company had no comment regarding the lawsuit.


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1 posted on 01/11/2014 4:11:33 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

We could have the pimps in Congress create laws for pimps, but the pimps in Congress would exclude themselves.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 4:13:49 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Gamecock

This joint is so ****ed up these days that he’ll probably win. Our “judges” and “courts” are a joke.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 4:15:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: Gamecock

The unanswered question is why did the client refuse to pay the prostitute? Most importantly, why did the prostitute provide services before payment was rendered? Man, these folks really need to go to college and take a business class.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 4:15:58 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Gamecock



5 posted on 01/11/2014 4:16:43 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: F15Eagle; Larry Lucido

This a clear violation of your rights as a consumer.
It's an infringement on your constitutional rights.
It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous.

6 posted on 01/11/2014 4:16:47 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Gamecock

It’s hard out here for a pimp


7 posted on 01/11/2014 4:18:23 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Gamecock
Pimps should stick to wearing aquarium shoes....
8 posted on 01/11/2014 4:19:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: John Semmens; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Congratulations John, on your new job at ABC News.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 4:22:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Gamecock

With John Roberts the head honcho and the lead singer of the Supremes musical group, I’d say the pimp’s got an excellent chance of prevailing, whadya think?!


10 posted on 01/11/2014 4:24:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Gamecock

Why wasn’t this guy wearing Air Jordans? They’d have been much better suited for the job.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 4:25:20 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Gamecock

“Tennis” shoes weren’t considered weapons. Womder if that’s changed or this model is different from a “tennis” shoe.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 4:26:19 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Gamecock

Nike ought to put a hit out on him, just as a joke of course. LOL


13 posted on 01/11/2014 4:26:28 PM PST by healy61
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To: Gamecock

lol


14 posted on 01/11/2014 4:32:24 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Revolting cat!; John Semmens

I thought it was his too


15 posted on 01/11/2014 4:33:12 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Gamecock
"You see, a pimp's love is very different from that of a square."


16 posted on 01/11/2014 4:34:00 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: ResponseAbility

Pimpin’ ain’t easy.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 4:34:49 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Gamecock

The only way to satisfy this guy is to kick him in the face with various types of shoes to see if there is any difference. Please pass the popcorn.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 4:35:50 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Gamecock

you’d think they’d know how to run their business more successfully by now,

http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Little-Whorehouse-Texas/dp/B000I9S60O


19 posted on 01/11/2014 4:39:36 PM PST by faithhopecharity (now)
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To: Rodamala

‘specially when ya wearin’ the wrong shooz


20 posted on 01/11/2014 4:40:01 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Gamecock
Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said the company had no comment regarding the lawsuit.

No comment, but a whole lot of laughter.

21 posted on 01/11/2014 4:42:25 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Let the ho and the john take turns tryin on new shoes, and save the aquarium shoes for last.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 4:45:44 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Rodamala

“which he spells thusly, ‘for a double dose of this pimpin’”


23 posted on 01/11/2014 4:47:39 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Gamecock

If the shoe don’t fit, you must acquit.


24 posted on 01/11/2014 4:56:38 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: Gamecock; Revolting cat!

If these expensive shoes didn’t help you beat people, why would anyone wear them?


25 posted on 01/11/2014 4:56:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Gamecock
"The jury in Clardy’s most recent case called him a “dangerous offender” and classified his shoes as “a dangerous weapon” in order to assure he received the longest prison sentence possible, according to The Oregonian. "

Are they sure it wasn't his socks?

Why didn't the jury classify his feet as a dangerous weapon?

26 posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:08 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Gamecock

I see a cabinet position for this dude in the future in His Arrogance’s administration.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:19 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: a fool in paradise

As my good friend Pedro used to tell me: “Is not easy being peemp!”


28 posted on 01/11/2014 5:18:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

***Why didn’t the jury classify his feet as a dangerous weapon?***

What are you a Pedophobe?


29 posted on 01/11/2014 5:36:25 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Gamecock
Sirgiorgiro?

How do you pronounce that?

30 posted on 01/11/2014 5:43:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: MeshugeMikey

If Obama had a Nappy Head Mulatto Pimp for a Son...


31 posted on 01/11/2014 5:49:11 PM PST by lee martell
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It wouldn’t surprise me if Nike offered the guy an endorsement deal to settle it out of court. After Nike signed up Michael Vick after the dog fighting scandal I don’t think nothing is beneath them.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 5:55:19 PM PST by xp38
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To: Gamecock

What’s stupid is that there is a lawyer out there who would file such a lawsuit...


33 posted on 01/11/2014 6:03:37 PM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Sirgiorgiro? How do you pronounce that?

Idiot.

34 posted on 01/11/2014 6:04:03 PM PST by Veto! (OPInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: lee martell
afros are coming back? who knew...


35 posted on 01/11/2014 6:26:18 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: Gamecock

Even if they had warnings printed in shoes this dumbass wouldn’t know how to read it.


36 posted on 01/11/2014 6:45:39 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Gamecock

How did he avoid the instant background check for buying Nikes? Must’ve bought ‘em at a sneaker show or over the internet.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 7:48:33 PM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: Gamecock
Pimp sues Nike for not warning shoes could be dangerous if used to beat people

Whoever's making rocks better lawyer up right now!

38 posted on 01/11/2014 9:34:37 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: ResponseAbility

My question was serious.


39 posted on 01/12/2014 12:50:09 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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