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Old 06-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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The Latest Tower of Terror Lawsuit

I'll probably get sued for this but . . .

A federal judge in Orlando summarily dismissed the latest in a long line of lawsuits filed by "Gino Romano" (of Brooklyn) against the Kardashian sisters. This article has some background on Mr. Romano.

I'll just quote from Judge Dalton's order (read it in full here) as he employed more than a little creative license:

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Petitioner contends he was “terrorized” on the Tower of Terror ride at Disney’s MGM Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida. Petitioner’s “terror” was not, however, what Disney had in mind when it designed and built the Tower of Terror ride. The Tower of Terror is a drop tower thrill ride which borrows liberally from the television show The Twilight Zone to set the ride’s ambiance and scenes. The ride itself is revolutionary—it employs special self-propelled vehicles which independently move in and out of the ride elevators and drop shafts. The ride induces “terror” in its riders by (as one might guess) dropping the vehicles from a great height.

Instead of this kind of terror, Petitioner contends he faced “imminent danger and bodily harm” from the Kardashian Defendants and Defendant Kris Jenner. According to Petitioner, just before the vehicle in which he was riding dropped, he was startled when one of the Kardashian Defendants whispered in his ear. Another Kardashian Defendant then “tasered” him as the vehicle was dropping. Petitioner contends he suffered a seizure and (presumably after the ride had ended or at least after the vehicle stopped dropping) ran away. Unfortunately, he ran straight into yet another Kardashian Defendant, who could not only run faster than Petitioner but had enough time after doing so to don a Sumo Wrestler suit as well. The Kardashians then stole his wallet and Rolex watch. Petitioner advises the Court he anticipates visiting the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, within the next few weeks, and does not “want to be attacked by the Kardashians on [the] Batman or Transformers” rides.

While it may be plausible that more than a few people would be terrorized if they found themselves trapped in the Tower of Terror ride with the Kardashians, the Court concludes the Motion is frivolous. The allegations consist of what appear to be delusions related to Petitioner’s fear and apprehension of the Kardashians. He does not attempt to set out an actionable claim and, indeed, does not do so. Petitioner provides no basis for this Court’s jurisdiction, and the Court finds none. Finally, the docket reflects Petitioner did not pay the filing fee.

Petitioner is free to enjoy the theme parks in the greater Orlando area; however the Court invites him to do so without filing another frivolous lawsuit, regardless of whether the Kardashians join him on the rides.
Not paying the filing fee (especially when you claim in the lawsuit the Kardashians steal your Rolex watch) gets your complaint sent immediately to a federal judge for review. Many frivolous lawsuits, especially those by prisoners, are dismissed without the people sued ever knowing they have been sued.
Sadly, Mr. Romano filed yet another lawsuit yesterday (6/19/12) again making claims of outlandish conduct, even considering he is again suing the Kardashians.
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He's no Jonathon Lee Riches aka "Litigator crusador".

This has to be the funniest lawsuit ever filed:

http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal.../50188/1/0.pdf

Although funny, it isn't made up. The guy sues everyone for ridiculous reasons. He even sued the Guiness Book of World Records for naming him as the guy who filed the most lawsuits.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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He's no Jonathon Lee Riches aka "Litigator crusador".

http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal.../50188/1/0.pdf
This is Riches. Apparently, he frequent files under a pen name.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:16 AM   #5
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This is Riches. Apparently, he frequent files under a pen name.
LOL, my mistake. I thought it was a copy cat. There is only one "Litigator crusador!"

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