Was that the sound of tongue approaching cheek when Dennis Bryant, who edits the Holland + Knight Law legal newsletter, wrote a nicely succinct headline in its latest issue:
The story goes thusly:
“The Office of the City Attorney issued a press release stating that it filed suit under state law against parties allegedly responsible for the November 7 oil spill in San Francisco Bay. In addition to financial compensation, the suit seeks an injunction requiring defendants to implement a plan to assess, monitor, and remediate all damages caused by the spill. Defendants include the owner, operator, manager, pilot, and John Does 1-100. (12/10/07).”
The thought of 100 John Does does something for the imagination. Are protesters going to march around the courthouse with “Joe Doe Is Innocent” placards?