Only in America can a man go to prison for stomping another person’s face, then turn around and sue the manufacturer of the shoes he was wearing. Such is the case with a Portland pimp who is filing suit against Nike for $100 million.
Sirgiorgiro Clardy was sentenced to a 100-year prison sentence after violently beating a prostitute and a john. Prosecutors classified Clardy’s Jordan shoes as “dangerous weapons,” which, The Oregoneon explains, is a legal tactic used to enhance punishment.
The imprisoned Clardy is now suing Nike, claiming the company should put warnings on all merchandise that can be used as a weapon.
“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product …” wrote Clardy, who is representing himself. “Do (sic) to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering.”
And so begins the clogging of America’s legal system with frivolousness in 2014.