Followup: Judge dismisses fraternity member lawsuit against "Borat" producers December 11, 2006 4:35 PM   Subscribe

Follow-up to these MetaTalk and AskMe threads: L.A. judge sides with "Borat" against frat boys.
posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 4:35 PM (15 comments total)

Big shock.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:43 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


VISIT SCENIC KHAZAKSTAN
posted by cortex at 5:08 PM on December 11, 2006


Good. Dumbasses.
posted by mds35 at 5:09 PM on December 11, 2006


they can totally go to work for Michael Richards
posted by matteo at 5:15 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


Anyone here not okay with that? Anyone?
posted by leftcoastbob at 5:38 PM on December 11, 2006


No, I'm pretty much okay with it, too.
posted by Jimbob at 5:56 PM on December 11, 2006


I'm okay with it because it was probably the appropriate legal decision, but at the same time I am sick of the unfunny Borat nonsense and would have laughed if they had won.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 5:58 PM on December 11, 2006


"Judge Joseph Biderman ruled they had failed to show a reasonable probability of success on the merits of their case or that money damages alone would be insufficient to resolve their claims."

This just means the dvd release won't be stopped, not that those losers won't win a million dollar settlement down the line.
posted by null terminated at 6:12 PM on December 11, 2006


They won't win one.
posted by item at 6:51 PM on December 11, 2006


VISIT SCENIC KHAZAKSTAN

Screw that I'm headed to Kyrgyzstan. No, really, I am, they won't let me cross the Kazak border by land and I'm on a budget.
posted by Pollomacho at 8:11 PM on December 11, 2006


L.A. judge sides with "Borat" against frat boys

Good.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:11 PM on December 11, 2006


Frat boys get very little love here.
posted by LarryC at 10:01 PM on December 11, 2006


unsubscribe! does this thing even work??
posted by jonson at 10:09 PM on December 11, 2006


LA JUDGE DEFENDS MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STUDIO

Wow, what a shocker. :)

They won't win one.

I dunno, from what I've read they seem to have at least a shot at proving fraud. There's lots of decent anecdotal evidence that Cohen's people lied a lot in setting up their scenes.
posted by mediareport at 11:53 PM on December 11, 2006


I love the Americanness of their claim: "We were told it would never be shown in the US, so we didn't think anyone important would see it."
posted by timeistight at 9:54 AM on December 12, 2006


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