So many great news stories today! Here's another one, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.
Gordon Maag is a former trial lawyer and appellate court judge who ran for an Illinois Supreme Court seat downstate, I assume in this past November election. He lost. Now he's accusing critics of maliciously painting him as a supporter of frivolous lawsuits. His response? He sues the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and other groups. For $110 million.
Right now my frivolous-lawsuit-meter is blinking red. If he's right that he was falsely smeared, $110 million is still way way overboard. So he's filing a frivolous lawsuit against those who portrayed him as supporting frivolous lawsuits, indicating that the accusations against him were likely correct.
I don't think I've ever seen a self-defeating lawsuit before.