Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Candidate for Scumbag of the Year

From the New York Post:
Melanie Lidle lost her husband last Oct. 11 when Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his plane into 524 E. 72nd St. Christopher Lidle, 6, lost his father.

But celebrity dentist Dr. Larry Rosenthal and his wife, Sandra, say they lost their clothes and furniture when the plane struck the high-rise building 13 floors below their 43rd floor apartment - and they want Lidle's estate to pay for them.

"A wing of the airplane went through their window," their lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, explained to Page Six.

Rosenthal - who is as expert at extracting cash from insurance companies as he is with impacted molars - has sued Lidle's estate for $5 million in compensatory damages, plus $2 million for their "mental anguish and distress."

While the Rosenthals' suffering might be minimal compared to that of Lidle's widow and her grieving little boy, Jaroslawicz said, "There's the nuisance of being thrown out of your apartment, having to go out and buy clothes. It's an inconvenience."
This Rosenthal guy is such a winner that he actually sued himself in 2003, and made $85,000 in the process. The Post story gives some details, if you'd like some motivation to bang your head against the wall.

Overall, I like the "inconvenience" argument. Well, yeah, she lost her husband, and they boy lost his father, but my clients had to go out and buy new clothes!


Anonymous said...

Oh, my. That's all I can say. ~J

Tim Ellsworth said...

Better be careful, or he'll sue you for calling him a scumbag.

What a colossal loser this guy is. This is about the sleaziest thing I've ever heard.

Joel Maners said...

I would say something but I might get sued for slander.

B Nettles said...

He sounds more like a proctologist than a dentist. "Where did you get an idea to sue the estate?" "Oh, I just pulled it out of my ..."

He makes Charles Logan (ex-pres, 24) look like a good guy.

jwd said...

Welcome, all you tim ellsworth fans.

Love the 24 reference, "b".