Yes kids, it's Valentine's Day and I'm feeling impossibly romantic.
I hope you are too?
Let's do a love edition:
1. Wouldn't it be great if our wide-eyed, reptilian Governor said something like this:
"Look into your hearts and ask yourselves: 'Isn't it time?' " said Gregoire, as cheering supporters chanted "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"2. More depos for Rothstein (somebody somewhere is loving this).
"We did what was just. We did what was fair. We stood for equality, and we did it together, Republicans and Democrats, gay and straight, young and old, and a number of our faith organizations. I'm proud of who and what we are as a state," the governor said.
3. Judge Marra refuses to dismiss punitive damages allegations in case involving an allegedly defective pain pump.
Through their Complaint, Plaintiffs allege actual knowledge of the danger posed by using the pain pump through the reports identified in subsections 20(c) and 20(d) of the Complaint. Plaintiffs further allege that “Although I-Flow had the capacity to use vendors to reach out to all orthopedic surgeons nationally, I-Flow’s officers and/or directors chose not to send out any Dear Doctor or Dear Healthcare Professional letters to surgeons or hospitals.” Complaint at ¶ 20(f). At least one Florida Court has determined that a product manufacturer’s actual knowledge of a danger followed by a failure to warn of that danger supports punitive damages. See Holmes v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., 891 So. 2d 1188, 1191-92 (Fla. 4 DCA 2005) (“We agree with plaintiffs that the proffer reflected facts from which it could be found that Firestone knew about the tread separation, but delayed warning the public in order to protect its own financial interests. Such a finding would support punitive damages.”) The Court finds that Plaintiffs have met the pleading requirements articulated in Iqbal and Twombly and dismissal of their claim for punitive damages is not warranted.(Ok, I only quoted this because I love talking about Iqbal/Twombly.)
4. More love for Jeremy Alters:
The former nanny, Katelyn Sullivan, meanwhile, said in a suit filed two weeks ago that Alters charged more than $170,000 on her credit cards, withheld $20,000 in pay, and even made her sell her old Volvo because he didn't like how it looked in his driveway.The part about the Volvo better be!
Both are bunk, Alters says. He has filed a motion to dismiss the Argentine case and this week plans to file a similar motion against Sullivan's claims.
"Her lawsuit is nonsense. Her claims are false," he says.