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.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.
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."
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!