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Pimp sues Nike for $100m b/c they didn't warn him re dangers of using shoes to stomp on man's face
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 11, 2014 | ZOE SZATHMARY

Posted on 01/11/2014 8:48:16 PM PST by Stoat

A pimp is suing Nike for $100 million -- and says that its Air Jordan shoes failed to include a warning on them that they could be used as dangerous weapons after he used his own pair to beat a man.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy, 26, alleges Nike is partially responsible for Clardy's 100-year prison sentence for beating a man in 2012, The Oregonian reports. Clardy, a Portland-based pimp, was wearing a pair of Jordans when he stomped on the face of a man who was attempting to leave a hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute, the paper adds. 

Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by a jury in early 2013. The victim received stitches and plastic surgery, according to The Oregonian.
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"Pimp sues Nike for $100m because they didn't warn him about dangers of using Air Jordans to stomp on man's face"

1 posted on 01/11/2014 8:48:17 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Footwear Liability Issues In The Workplace” ping


2 posted on 01/11/2014 8:49:06 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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the people who should be arrested are the lawyer bringing the case, and the judge who allows it.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 8:50:38 PM PST by willywill
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Shame he's a lifer - he'd be a natural for Holder's Justice Department.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 8:54:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Stoat

100 years for second degree assault. Glad they didn’t throw the book at him.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 8:54:43 PM PST by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: Stoat

New definition of chutzpah.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 8:57:20 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Stoat

This is just nutty!?

Sometimes life seems like a bad Monty Python skit.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 8:57:43 PM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: Stoat
Did they post a warning on the box with an illustrative cartoon showing it?
If not they are responsible,


8 posted on 01/11/2014 8:58:41 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Stoat
Did they post a warning on the box with an illustrative cartoon showing it?
If not they are responsible,


9 posted on 01/11/2014 8:58:41 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: willywill
thank you... the lawyer is a whore and simply whoring for $$$, but the thing in the black robe, well
10 posted on 01/11/2014 8:59:26 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Stoat
That isn't the half of it. We're talking about a pimp, a ho, and a horndog here. The feddle gummint will ignore all that and just use this as an excuse to tax and regulate our footwear.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 9:00:02 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Bobalu
Remember when pimps wore shoes with an aquarium on the bottom?


12 posted on 01/11/2014 9:00:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Stoat

Reminds me of the urban mother outraged an armed Good Samaritan shot her son who was robbing a 7-11, holding everyone at gunpoint:

She was genuinely outraged someone interfered with her son’s robbery.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 9:01:00 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Stoat

If this doesn’t get bounced in Nike’s backyard, something’s horribly, horribly wrong with their civil court system.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 9:02:05 PM PST by RichInOC (Stomping Johns. Just Do It.)
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To: willywill

In all likelihood there is no lawyer bringing the case.

The guy is a lifer in jail.By using the prison’s law library he is probably doing it himself since he has nothing else to do with his time.

Some of these guys just sit around all day and think up stupid lawsuits to file, for self entertainment purposes.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 9:04:26 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Stoat

His lawyer should lose his license for filing a suit like this.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 9:04:57 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Chode
thank you... the lawyer is a whore and simply whoring for $$$...

Clardy, who is representing himself, handwrote his three-page complaint from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, where he is incarcerated.

17 posted on 01/11/2014 9:07:53 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: freedomfiter2
His lawyer should lose his license for filing a suit like this.

His lawyer is currently serving a 100 year prison sentence.

See post 17.

18 posted on 01/11/2014 9:09:35 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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From the article:

'I’ve evaluated serial murders, serial rapists, and I’m going to tell you very few of those people reach the [scores] we’re going to talk about here,' the psychologist, Frank Colistro, reportedly said. 'People like Mr. Clardy are born bad. It’s not something we can fix. That’s why we have prisons.'

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That's also one reason why we have the Second Amendment

 photo guns_women_zpsb3ab8f73.jpg 

19 posted on 01/11/2014 9:10:45 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

I vote “satire”.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 9:10:58 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Stoat


James Lipton used to be a pimp! No foolin'!

Parade article.
Is it true you were a pimp in Paris in the 1950s?

“I was. It was only a few years after the war. Paris was different then, still poor. Men couldn’t get jobs and, in the male chauvinist Paris of that time, the women couldn’t get work at all. It was perfectly respectable for them to go into le milieu.”

Prostitution?
“Young women desperately needed money for various reasons. They were beautiful and young and extraordinary. There was no opprobrium because it was completely regulated. Every week they had to be inspected medically. The great bordellos were still flourishing in those days before the sheriff of Paris, a woman, closed them down. It was a different time.”

How did your involvement come about? You became friends with one of the prostitutes in Paris?
“We became great friends. When I ran out of money, I said, ‘I have to go home.’ She said, ‘No, you don’t. I’ll arrange for you.’ So she arranged for me to do it. I had to be okayed by the underworld; otherwise they would’ve found me floating in the Seine.”

Did you represent more than one girl?
“Yes, a whole bordello. I represented them all, but her especially. I did a roaring business, and I was able to live for a year. The French mecs didn’t exploit women. They represented them, like agents. And they took a cut. That’s how I lived. I was going through my rites of passage, no question about it. It was a great year of my life.”

Do you think people should buy sex?
“I really don’t. I think if you can’t earn it on your own, then you don’t deserve it.”
21 posted on 01/11/2014 9:15:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Interesting. I’m wondering if the definition of “pimp” was the same back then as it is now, or if it meant he was just something of a “concierge” who brought business to the establishment. Since he refers to “the underworld” I’m wondering if they had “specialists” who would handle the rough stuff? Thanks for posting :-)


22 posted on 01/11/2014 9:23:06 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat; BillyBoy; Arthur Wildfire! March; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; ...
This is the most bestest lawsuit in history!!!
23 posted on 01/11/2014 9:23:47 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: dfwgator
"I wrote a poem. It's called,"B**** Betta Have My Money".
24 posted on 01/11/2014 9:25:22 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Stoat

Don’t have any answers to your questions.

I just learned about him being a pimp here

10 B.S. Facts You Thought Were False But Are Actually True
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLSE2PMgvd4

and then looked it up.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 9:26:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Stoat

These assault Air Jordan shoes must be controlled.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 9:27:21 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: EEGator

27 posted on 01/11/2014 9:27:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: P-Marlowe
proudly posting since 2004 without reading the article... 8^) but the judge still needs to be disbarred
28 posted on 01/11/2014 9:29:14 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Impy; Stoat; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA
I beat you to it: see #9
29 posted on 01/11/2014 9:35:30 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: RichInOC

Portland is Niketown. I swear my Nike license plate holders got me out of a speeding ticket. The cop asked me if I was on my way to work, I said yes, and he let me off with a warning.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 9:37:19 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Stoat

LOL! Holder’s people at it again. How is it though that he had to hand write all this and represent himself? Where is Holder’s Justice Dept? Seems they could be helping him...


31 posted on 01/11/2014 9:38:06 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Chode

“...but the judge still needs to be disbarred...”

What judge, and why?


32 posted on 01/11/2014 9:40:46 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Impy; All
Pimp photo pimp.gif
33 posted on 01/11/2014 9:47:18 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Chode

I don’t believe it has been assigned to a judge yet. He just filed it. It doesn’t get assigned to a judge until after it has been served on all parties and the respondent has filed an answer.

Nike hasn’t even been served. You have to pay someone to serve it and I suspect this guy doesn’t have any money and nobody is going to do it on a lien basis.


34 posted on 01/11/2014 9:48:04 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It was a great year of my life.”

Do you think people should buy sex? “I really don’t. I think if you can’t earn it on your own, then you don’t deserve it.”

A liberal in a nutshell - naked hypocrisy, with a smile.

35 posted on 01/11/2014 9:52:56 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Stoat

* Unsubstantial. Shoes or not the result would have been the same on the poor chap’s head: being stomped on. If anything, the tennis shoes prevented unwanted exposure to biological agents.

Here. Send it to Nike, tell them they’re saving millions, bill them for a couple thousands. Master plan. I suppose I should include a mwahaha or two somewhere, but I’m lazy tonight


36 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:01 PM PST by Moose Burger
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To: EEGator
Velvet Jones School of Technology
37 posted on 01/11/2014 9:53:45 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

I forgot about that one. Thanks for the link.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 9:59:09 PM PST by EEGator
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To: P-Marlowe
thx, i learn something new here everyday...
39 posted on 01/11/2014 10:16:58 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Stoat

The twisted irony is, because of his present living situation, in prison, this guy may end up working for a pimp himself.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 10:18:04 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell
The twisted irony is, because of his present living situation, in prison, this guy may end up working for a pimp himself.

 

Indeed; hopefully that might give the victims of his violence some small measure of comfort.

From the article:

Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault by a jury in early 2013. The victim received stitches and plastic surgery, according to The Oregonian.

Clardy was also found guilty of robbing the man and beating the woman forced to be his prostitute, then 18 years old, so badly her ears bled. 

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Blood coming from the ear canals after traumatic violence is sometimes an indicator of a skull fracture.

This animal deserves whatever horrific violence the worst elements of the prison system might care to inflict upon him.

41 posted on 01/11/2014 10:31:02 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: willywill
the people who should be arrested are the lawyer bringing the case, and the judge who allows it.

According to the article, the pimp is representing himself (i.e. no lawyer). The article also says: "Clardy's suit will be served to Nike's Beaverton headquarters early next week for a response."

That means a judge won't even see it until Nike has filed its response, which will undoubtedly be a motion to dismiss. I think it's very unlikely that the lawsuit will survive that motion for dismissal.

I am not a lawyer, but I am the pro se defendant from Hell.

42 posted on 01/11/2014 10:44:11 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: dfwgator

I remember an old Pittsburgh Steelers player that used to wear those fish shoes. From around 1972 or so, don’t remember his name tho.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:58 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: P-Marlowe

A common pastime among felons, filling nuisance lawsuits to get a day out of jail and into court. This jams up the courts with this trash. I suggest they should have a single judge to hear all these cases, who makes a circuit of the prisons and hears them there.


44 posted on 01/11/2014 11:17:13 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Stoat

45 posted on 01/11/2014 11:44:50 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: dfwgator

Huggy Bear, and Vietnam war draft-dodger or C.O. Antonio Fargas.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 11:46:21 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Stoat

A Portland (liberal shithole city) pimp? Why didn’t they just come out and say Democrat politician?


47 posted on 01/11/2014 11:47:27 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Slings and Arrows

His mother’s vagina should have had a warning label...and a lock.


48 posted on 01/12/2014 12:01:54 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Stoat

They should have warned him they could be considered deadly weapons, otherwise he would not have worn them while stomping the guy.

“Honest, Your Honor; I swear I was NOT using them as a weapon; I was only using them to protect my feet from his splintering bones as I stomped him! This Nike’s fault for not warning me about this!”


49 posted on 01/12/2014 12:18:38 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: bobby.223

Frenchy Fuqua, #33


50 posted on 01/12/2014 12:56:40 AM PST by NickRails
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