Date: Sat Oct 23 1993 11:29:00 To: All Subj: Ghostly Lawsuit #1 APn 10/23 0618 Ghostly Law

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Date: Sat Oct 23 1993 11:29:00 From: Anson Kennedy To: All Subj: Ghostly Lawsuit #1 APn 10/23 0618 Ghostly Lawsuit Copyright, 1993. The Associated Press. All rights reserved. NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) -- A mystery man named J.R. Costigan says he was punched by a ghost in his favorite haunt. But his lawsuit over the ethereal attack appears to have vaporized. Costigan sued Bobby Mackey's Music World in small claims court on Sept. 29, claiming a ghost punched and kicked him while he was in the restroom of the country music bar in Wilder. He sought $1,000 in damages and demanded that a sign be posted to warn of the ghost's presence. Costigan claimed the dark-haired apparition appeared after he walked around daring the ghost, a legend at the club, to show itself. The spook fled after th attack. The club's lawyer, Robert Lotz, took the case in good spirit. He filed a motion in verse asking that the lawsuit be dismissed, pointing out that it woul be hard to get the fight's only other witness into court: "But souls departed eschewing repose Prove difficult for us lawyers to depose And the sheriff will greet with crude demeanor My request to serve a spook's subpoena." Lotz said Friday he also can't find Costigan, who offered only a post office box number on the lawsuit. There is no telephone listing for him. Costigan himself appears to have given up the ghost. He, too, filed a motion to dismiss. A hearing on both is scheduled for Monday. ======================================================================== Date: Sat Oct 23 1993 11:30:02 From: Anson Kennedy To: All Subj: Ghostly Lawsuit #2 APn 10/23 0506 Ghostly Lawsuit-Text Copyright, 1993. The Associated Press. All rights reserved. By The Associated Press The text of the motion asking that a lawsuit J.R. Costigan filed against Bobby Mackey's Music World be dismissed: The Plaintiff claims in his Petition He was assaulted by an apparition; Injured by a ghostly nemesis On Bobby Mackey's premises. Where beered and brazen he did blunder By taunting their supernatural wonder, Proclaiming loudly his resistance To belief in spiritual existence. Alas this essence disembodied Followed the Plaintiff to de men's potty Where the dark haired haunt with neck in noose Soundly kicked complainant's drunk caboose. Though warned in advance of the club's possession He still sued the owner for this aggression. Providing A Current Affair with material For viewers enthralled by sightings ethereal. But souls departed eschewing repose Prove difficult for us lawyers to depose And the Sheriff will greet with crude demeanor My request to serve a spook's subpoena. So to counter Petitioner's claim phantasmal I turn to the law for relief substantial. The one year statute of limitations Applies to injuries by permutations! WHEREFORE: Dismiss my client from liability. For this phantom of the Opery. The Plaintiff can always pursue his tort Upon his death in a higher Court.

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