How can one not be appalled at the ludicrous antics of Taylor Chapman who avoided getting a receipt at Dunkin Donuts and then claims she will litigate for not being given free donuts because the well known donut franchise did not give her receipt! Read the following rant from the fog of law blog which accurately conveys the frustration most of us feel knowing we live in a country that permits such nonsense without the offenders being reprimanded Or punished.
Amusingly, Taylor Chapman (aka Crazy Chick) said that she had “called [her] lawyer” about the lack of a free donut. Whether or not there is a legal right to a free donut, let me explain something to Ms. Chapman, aspiring Juris Doctor: no lawyer will litigate over the lack of a free donut.
You’re looking at a minimum of ten grand to win a lawsuit over your free donut, and even a basic, DIY small claims suit over the donut and the Coolata will cost you a few hundred bucks. That is, of course, a DIY small claim.
Your lawyer, if you had one, Ms. Chapman, would have told you that he would litigate the grand case of the donut, provided that you pony up a retainer worth thousands of dollars, keep it replenished, and agree to pay all fees up front. And this isn’t just about donuts. I can’t tell you how many people I know ask me if they can sue someone over something trivial. “Sure, but talk to a lawyer who isn’t me about the costs,” I reply. (Laypersons are often surprised to find attorneys who demand payment up front, even in cases wherein there is a right to attorneys’ fees for successful litigants.)
So, Ms. Chapman, feel free to spout off about how your “lawyer” has been called about the Case of the Free Donut, but any lawyer would have cracked up laughing, then handed you a (Rather than gaining attention seeking notoriety, Chapman should be punished and/or fined for initiating a frivolous lawsuit. Chapman sounds like a black name. She probably has an EBT card and not much of a job.) bill for the phone call. Because as overcrowded as the legal profession is, no one is waiting around to sue over your breakfast pastry.