The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Michael Cohn. He is a Southern California psychologist. Dr. Cohn is bringing a lawsuit against the Los Angeles(California, Anaheim) Angels and the sponsor of a gift giveaway last May. Mr. Cohn claims men and fans under 18 are treated unequally. The giveaway was on Mother's Day!
Act like a grownup Mr. Cohn and get some needed psychiatric help. You're acting like a spoiled child. TFM can't give you a tote bag, but instead I make you Michael Cohn today's knucklehead of the day.
Also blogging on this topic- Betsy and Walter at Overlawyered. Walter has some background on the attorney representing Michael Cohn.
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A Los Angeles psychologist who was denied a tote bag during a Mother's Day giveaway at an Angel game is suing the baseball team, alleging sex and age discrimination.
Michael Cohn's class-action claim in Orange County Superior Court alleges that thousands of males and fans under 18 were "treated unequally" at a "Family Sunday" promotion last May and are entitled to $4,000 each in damages.
The targets of the suit are the team and the Corinthian Colleges. Corinthian oversees Bryman College, which has an Anaheim campus and sponsored the event, its name printed on the bags.
Thousands of the red nylon bags were given to women 18 and older attending the Sunday Mother's Day game.
Angel officials said they had not seen the suit, filed May 4, and could not comment. But Angel spokesman Tim Mead said the team was proud of its promotions and giveaway days.
"Historically, we have tried to appeal on those special days that might be nationally noted holidays or special occasions," he said. "We have tailored programs or giveaways accordingly. In the past, we've given the moms roses…. We're trying to satisfy fans of all ages, genders and, most importantly, the baseball fans, so there's something for everybody."
Cohn, who could not be reached for comment, complained to the Angels about unfair treatment in a June letter asking the team and college to pay $4,000 in damages to all males attending the game. The Angels responded by sending Cohn four tote bags and a letter stating that the team "ran out of the item that day and had to order more."
"They claimed they didn't have any more bags, but my client said there was a mountain of bags stacked so high a show dog couldn't have jumped over them," said Alfred Rava, Cohn's San Diego-based attorney.
Angel officials said Cohn's was the only complaint about the giveaway.
Cross posted to Bullwinkle Blog