By A Henderson - 25/04/2012 20:50 - United States

Today, I had to explain to a potential client that I wouldn't represent him, because suing his neighbor for calling him a pansy would get us laughed out of court and likely get me disbarred. His response was to get violent and threaten to sue me for violating his civil rights. FML
I agree, your life sucks 27 104
You deserved it 2 239

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You should sue him for getting violent and messing up your office. And then you should sue him for trying to force you to take a frivolous case. And then you should sue him for threatening you!

I'm willing to bet this guy is old. Old people just have a natural thing for complaining. We give them a nice retirement home and a phone call once a month, what could they complain about?

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Well thats unfortunate

Is it really? I hadn't noticed.

That's why this website is called FML, derp.

Wow great first comment. How much effort did you put to come up with this one? :)

That's why this was posted on FML, derp.

No idea why this got posted twice.

1- It IS called FML... Nice try on trying to get the first comment, though.

For real dough. Bet you feel special rite now...

*eye twitch at 32*

Relax. The dudes obviously a nut. Congrats OP for having a sound mind

Op, just wonderin........is the neighbor that is being sued last name, Dinkleberg?......

Sue him for assault without provocation.

Lol he's so damb!! That's ur first amendment rights not civil rights because that's a war lol

97- Your mistakes are two fold. First off, damb? Really? That really wasn't the best mistake to be making on FML. Second, civil is short for civilian. Civilian rights are rights guaranteed to us by the constitution. It wasn't just a 'war'.

Take him to court you are a lawyer afterall so you could watch him make a fool of himself. Or you could just go to his neighbor, find out why he called him a pansy ( probably provoked) and sue your original client in a small (very small) claims court.

10- I want you inside of me...

I was thinkin something else at 130's comment until I saw 10's picture.

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Wow... I've never seen a true moron this up close before.

I voted FYL despite the fact that making real decent money probably compensates (or will compensate, if you're new) for the obscene amount of stupidity you see in your line of work. GOD BLESS AMERICA

I'm willing to bet this guy is old. Old people just have a natural thing for complaining. We give them a nice retirement home and a phone call once a month, what could they complain about?

Going to the bathroom.

Being left behind technology wise? As well as a teenage population that cares nothing for them? Not only that but the fact that they themselves had to worship their grandparents as gods and were probably banking on themselves being treated the same way. Well what do I know anyway! Just correct me if I'm wrong

44, consider yourself corrected.

Evig - We didn't "worship" our grandparents, we merely respected them. I don't advocate fawning over people unnecessarily, but if someone deserves respect, they should get it. Conversely, if someone acts like an ass, he deserves to be ridiculed, something you should know plenty about.

*vanishes in a puff of green smoke*

I didn't really see anything wrong with what Evig said that would make him look like an ass and know what it's like to be ridiculed. I may have mistaken your comment though Doc, it's 3AM. If not then explain why he's an ass for what he said please :o

Why is docbastard always angry?

Some people just can't take criticism these days...

Yeah. Americans can't take it. They have to she

You should sue him for getting violent and messing up your office. And then you should sue him for trying to force you to take a frivolous case. And then you should sue him for threatening you!

And then you should sue him for being a pansy.

This plan is great! It's just we need evidence. The wrecking of the office might not be strong enough, any ideas?

23- His IQ and opinions should be enough.

The app loaded in an odd fashion, which is why I used the wrong number... Basically I was referring to the eye. Oh the mass swarm of numerous thumbing-down, may it commence now.

I would find it ironic if OP sued this guy for most of those reasons. Trashing an office is something to sue for

Call his bluff, even if it isn't a bluff. It sounds to me, like he wouldn't have a decent case against the OP even if by some miracle he managed to find a lawyer as unhinged as him. But I know very little about the law beyond the fundamentals (killing is bad, stealing is bad, etc.)

And then you should sue him for being sued by you!

42 - Killing is bad? Oh... Completely unrelated note, does anyone know the best place to hide several bodies?

49 - Ask Siri, she's been known to know several locations...

Just hide them under some floorboards. But pay no attention to any odd thumping noises.

49- Page 2 of Google's search results.

Salt marsh will dissolve it pretty quick, as decomposition goes.

And THEN you should sue him for being an ass!

49- yes, but I'm not telling you, because it's my hiding place, and you can't have it :)

94- Nice Edgar Allen Poe reference. Everyone else, you can't sue someone for a lot of things, such as threatening to sue you. Or "offending" you in some way. The stupidest reason I saw earlier was to sue him for trying to force you to take a frivolous case (dumbass). Trashing your office is grounds, but it is so trivial that you will be laughed out of court. It's kind of like going to your teacher to tell on a kid who broke your pencil. Yeah, they shouldn't have done it, and it's against the rules, but they aren't going to get in any real trouble.

199 -.- that was the point of the joke, none of those are good reasons to sue.

119 must be REAAAALLY short; all that went clean over his head.

RedJester - please go look up "sarcasm" in the dictionary and get back to me.

119 - it also depends on the extent of the damage, which could be considered vandalism, and possibly harassment. Or OP could complain about the guy not taking his daily happy pills, without taking him to court.

What a dumbass. Suing for a measly reason like that? What has the world come to today...

*takes out a carton of eggs* it's basically come to this, watch closely now *smashes eggs*

Our world is just crazy right now with the recession and everything and maybe that's why were suing people for no reason.

89- people sue other people for no reason, because, funnily enough, people just so happen to be assholes.

You think that's bad? Over here in Australia, a girl's father (or herself, news changes the story everytime) are suing their school and another kid because his daughter (the girl 'suing') was hit in the eye that left a bruise during scheduled school sport. I'm not exactly clear who's taking the law suit action out, because first it was the father then they said it was the daughter, but I would LOVE to meet them face to face and vent my thoughts on the matter.

People do not sue others for no reason. People sue people for money. Occasionally they do it just to piss people off but most of the frivolous ones are down to money.

'MURICA, FUCKYEAH

My God, people are too sue-happy these days.

I'm suing you #6 because I disagree with your comment.

I'm counter suing you both for no good reason.

While you guys are suing each other, I'll be getting sued for not giving out any fucks today.

Janet Reno sued my penis for not saluting her when she walked by. FML. Now I Am penniless.

Your absolutely right, it's like you look at someone the wrong way and they can sue, it's do stupid

Well that's America unfortunately but fyl

Did he really think he could make a case out of that? Wow.

Smh... Terrible, did he have any education at all?

what does smh mean?

Shaking My Head- smh

I read it as a sound effect, like eh, or ah, just more smh-ish

...Ha, I meant it as "shaking my head" but I think I'm gonna start just reading like a strange noise of annoyance... Ahaa

Stupid mental hemorrhoids.

Stupid mental hemorrhoids.

For the longest time I thought it meant "so much hate".

You should sue him for wasting your time and for getting violent! >:o