Friday, April 6, 2012

Olbermann Makes it Official - COTW #86

Today is my first vacation day of the year, so this is a brief entry. Last week, Keith Olbermann had a falling out with Current TV and its executives (Joel Hyatt and Al Gore). Well, yesterday Olbermann made it official. You can read a copy of the Complaint here, courtesy of TMZ (if you're not familiar with TMZ, it's basically like the Harvard Law Review, except not at all).

The Complaint starts off with guns blazin', including an allegation in the first paragraph that Hyatt and Gore are "dilettantes portraying entertainment industry executives." Zing! Olbermann's suit is based on breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and a bunch of declaratory judgment requests to clarify the duties and obligations of the parties to the contract. Oh, it also includes a demand for a jury trial - that could be Olbermann's highest rated show ever!