Jury Throws Book at Muslim Hotel Owner for Throwing Jewish Guests Out of her Pool
After five days of deliberation, a Santa Monica jury announced on Wednesday that Shangri-La Hotel owner Tamie Adaya committed anti-Semitic discrimination when she uttered her now-famous cry, “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my pool!”
The jury found for the plaintiffs on multiple acts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, malice, fraud and oppression, and violations of the California Civil Rights Act.
The 18 individual plaintiffs and one corporate plaintiff were awarded $1.2 million in compensatory damages, but the final amount Adaya and her company will owe is expected to go much higher, because the individual plaintiffs are entitled to punitive damages on many of the counts.
Oh for fuck's sake!
I am trying desperately to get out of Dodge and now this shows up.
I blame Doodad.
I was just noodling around, looking at some of the comments when I saw this:
August 16, 2012 6:49 PM
I suspect Mike will write about it more. The Shangri-la hotel case is settled.
First Melky and now this!
I am outa here!
We are going to Mount Shasta and we are going to fish for trout in the Upper Sacramento River and, I swear to G-d, if Laurie so much as even consults her I-Pad, or whatever that damn thing is, I am going to stomp the holy hell out of it and fling it into the river.
Ha ha! Made you look! ;)ReplyDelete
Sometimes good news is bad news, hey? :>Delete
Heh. And don't you dare think of checking in again until youze get back home! ;)ReplyDelete
We all need a break now and again. Was thinking the same thing, as I was reading this this earlier today, while handing out food bags at 2100 Arch.
Also, totally o/t, but the greatest street performer ever is the 40-something-ish Bill Cosby look-alike who was dancing to Michael Jackson's Billie Jean, at 8th & Market in Center City, just off the subway and next to my favorite lamb & rice cart. Where has this guy been all my life?! Just all kinds of awesome, on so many levels...
Don't you dare lay a finger on Laurie's ipad or you'll have me to answer to.
Not many women who would spend a boring week away fishing !!