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Orlando Sanchez’s water-pourer lawsuit dismissed

Hey, remember when former Treasurer Orlando Sanchez filed a million dollar lawsuit against the doofus who poured a glass of water over his head at the press conference where Sanchez was begging the state to take over HISD? Well, the guy’s lawyer contacted me recently to let me know that the lawsuit had been dismissed, with Sanchez ordered to pay court costs. You can see a couple of the defendant’s motions here and here. The long and short of it is that the civil standard for assault is the same the criminal standard, and since Sanchez suffered no injury there was no assault as defined by the law. In addition, the defendant had a legitimate claim that his water-pouring constituted an expression of free speech, presumably in the Nigel Farage getting milkshaked mode. Add it up and it’s one ex-lawsuit. Looks like Orlando Sanchez is going to have to find another way to get fame and fortune.

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  1. Bill_Daniels says:

    Looks like beverage based violence is becoming de rigueur for Democrats.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/446497-florida-republican-hit-with-drink-outside-town-hall-event

    Looks like Matt Gaetz’s unsuccessful Dem challenger threw a drink at him at a town hall event. She got arrested, so let’s see if Florida thinks this is OK, too.