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(TMZ)   When the lead actress of your Broadway play gets cancer during the run of your production do you C) sue her because the brain tumour makes her slur her speech and forget her lines   (tmz.com) divider line 37
    More: Asinine, Broadway, Broadway theatre, leading actor, Valerie Harper, TMZ, playwright  
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2014-04-27 10:58:46 AM  
If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.
 
2014-04-27 11:03:44 AM  

BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA


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2014-04-27 11:59:58 AM  
Umm...

Didn't they have an understudy they could have let perform while she was getting her treatment?
 
2014-04-27 12:01:40 PM  

Man On A Mission: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA

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Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Makes me hungry just thinking about it.
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See?  Much more interesting that some stage whore that sucked one to many schlongs and is now suffering for it.
 
2014-04-27 12:14:08 PM  

BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.


And that makes them lesser dicks...how?
 
2014-04-27 01:31:07 PM  
I hope she has healthcare.
 
2014-04-27 02:29:13 PM  

FriarReb98: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

And that makes them lesser dicks...how?


If somebody were to sue you for any reason, dumb or legitimate, would you counter-sue to protect yourself or would you sit there and take it from them?
 
2014-04-27 02:43:28 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: FriarReb98: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

And that makes them lesser dicks...how?

If somebody were to sue you for any reason, dumb or legitimate, would you counter-sue to protect yourself or would you sit there and take it from them?


Protecting yourself when you think someone's suit has no merit means getting a good lawyer who pushes for legal fess as part of the settlement/judgement.  Counter suing in a situation like this sends the message that you don't give a shiat if you're in the wrong or not, you're by God going to take it out on the person suing you.
 
2014-04-27 02:43:43 PM  

FriarReb98: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

And that makes them lesser dicks...how?


My sympathies to her for the cancer and all, but I'd want to see a clear timeline detailing when she knew she had cancer and when she told the show's producers. I get the impression from that shiatty article she knew she was going to be sick but didn't tell them because she didn't want to get replaced  and by the time it became apparent she couldn't perform they didn't have time to adequately prepare a replacement, causing the show to suffer. In that situation, I imagine I'd be a little pissed at not being told, not enough to sue someone with cancer but maybe enough for a countersuit to defend myself.
 
2014-04-27 02:50:33 PM  

Flaumig: The My Little Pony Killer: FriarReb98: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

And that makes them lesser dicks...how?

If somebody were to sue you for any reason, dumb or legitimate, would you counter-sue to protect yourself or would you sit there and take it from them?

Protecting yourself when you think someone's suit has no merit means getting a good lawyer who pushes for legal fess as part of the settlement/judgement.   Counter suing in a situation like this sends the message that you don't give a shiat if you're in the wrong or not, you're by God going to take it out on the person suing you.


Depends on the actual details of the situation, but I think it sends the message that just because someone has cancer doesn't mean you have to bend over and take anything they throw at you. That said, I think I'd still give any money I might get from the countersuit to a cancer support charity.
 
2014-04-27 02:53:47 PM  

SilentStrider: Umm...

Didn't they have an understudy they could have let perform while she was getting her treatment?


I hear she's available...

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2014-04-27 02:59:13 PM  
For insurance purposes, the correct answer is 'yes' and both sides know it.
 
2014-04-27 03:01:47 PM  
Obamacare can fix her.

/Just kidding.
 
2014-04-27 03:02:37 PM  
Valerie Harper's got spunk.
 
2014-04-27 03:14:38 PM  
Cancer doesn't excuse you from signing a contract that you know full well you probably won't be able to fulfill. Having cancer doesn't mean you didn't commit fraud, or make you less of an asshole. However, the producers tacking on an extra $1.5M for bullshiat reasons is also a dick move. Everyone in this story is an asshole.
 
2014-04-27 03:16:05 PM  

Flaumig: The My Little Pony Killer: FriarReb98: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

And that makes them lesser dicks...how?

If somebody were to sue you for any reason, dumb or legitimate, would you counter-sue to protect yourself or would you sit there and take it from them?

Protecting yourself when you think someone's suit has no merit means getting a good lawyer who pushes for legal fess as part of the settlement/judgement.  Counter suing in a situation like this sends the message that you don't give a shiat if you're in the wrong or not, you're by God going to take it out on the person suing you.


... and probably only wind up winning back the fees that you had to pay in order to defend yourself in court against them in the first place.

So you're saying you'd just eat the cost of being taken to court. That's your choice. The theater has the legal right to make a different choice, and they have taken it.
 
2014-04-27 03:24:54 PM  
Wow thats an entire new level of c*cksucker right there. I mean you have your every day pricks. But this guy here he deserves a trophy or something.
 
2014-04-27 03:45:23 PM  
This is why you get insurance on your 'star', or so I thought.  If this guy didn't get insurance that's on him.  If he did, he collects that and it should be the end of it.  It will be very hard for him to prove she accepted the job knowing she'd be unable to perform.  It sounds like he can prove she knew she had cancer, but that's not the same as knowing it would prevent her from fulfilling her contract.
 
2014-04-27 03:54:52 PM  
I blame Jeremy Piven.
 
2014-04-27 03:56:25 PM  
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Valerie's understudy even brought her own snacks.
 
2014-04-27 04:00:18 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Wow thats an entire new level of c*cksucker right there. I mean you have your every day pricks. But this guy here he deserves a trophy or something.


From the "John Fitzgerald Page" school of excellence in douchebaggery...
 
2014-04-27 04:00:44 PM  
 
2014-04-27 04:11:24 PM  

Spanky McStupid: Valerie's understudy even brought her own snacks.


Eye see what you did there.
 
2014-04-27 04:21:28 PM  

FriarReb98: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

And that makes them lesser dicks...how?


She defrauded them by not informing them of her inability to continue her job as contracted.  If anything she should hang for fraud.
 
2014-04-27 04:47:17 PM  

SilentStrider: Umm...

Didn't they have an understudy they could have let perform while she was getting her treatment?


An understudy for a night or two in an emergency works, but ticket sales plummet when a "star" is out for the rest of the show's run.
 
2014-04-27 05:50:40 PM  
She has lung cancer that has metastasized to her brain. I don't think she'll live long enough for either lawsuit to get to court.
 
2014-04-27 06:40:00 PM  

BalugaJoe: I hope she has healthcare.


She is 75. Worst case scenario she has Medicare.
 
2014-04-27 07:33:09 PM  
There's no " But I have cancer," in "Team".
 
2014-04-27 09:41:36 PM  

K3rmy: Man On A Mission: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA

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Bah. . .I post responses based on OTHER ARTICLES
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Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

Makes me hungry just thinking about it.
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See?  Much more interesting that some stage whore that sucked one to many schlongs and is now suffering for it.


Instead of butter, use bacon grease. It's much better.
 
2014-04-27 11:53:29 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Spanky McStupid: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Valerie's understudy even brought her own snacks.

I don't remember "Oat Thins"


Sarah Jessica Parker loves them.
 
2014-04-28 12:12:59 AM  

BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.


PROTIP: TMZ causes brain tumors. That's the best explanation for why I keep trying to jam foreign objects in my ears whenever it comes on tv.
 
2014-04-28 02:10:44 AM  

Spanky McStupid: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Valerie's understudy even brought her own snacks.


I'll keep an eye out for her...
 
2014-04-28 08:10:29 AM  
Patricia Neal does not approve.
 
2014-04-28 09:01:32 AM  

Shadowtag: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

PROTIP: TMZ causes brain tumors. That's the best explanation for why I keep trying to jam foreign objects in my ears whenever it comes on tv.


May I suggest changing the channel instead of the whole foreign objects thing?
 
2014-04-28 11:30:48 AM  

ChrisDe: Valerie Harper's got spunk.


Not mine.
 
2014-04-28 04:44:38 PM  

BATMANATEE: Cancer doesn't excuse you from signing a contract that you know full well you probably won't be able to fulfill. Having cancer doesn't mean you didn't commit fraud, or make you less of an asshole. However, the producers tacking on an extra $1.5M for bullshiat reasons is also a dick move. Everyone in this story is an asshole.


The reason they are is to cover their expenses due to the alleged fraud. Producing a show is not cheap -- the cast and crew need to be paid, the marketing of the show with her as the principal has to be redone, theater rent, etc. It's also to dissuade others from trying the same thing.

I'm one degree of separation from Ms. Harper but pulling that move was not a smart one if it is indeed shown she knew she had a recurrence before signing.
 
2014-04-28 10:37:15 PM  

Flaumig: The My Little Pony Killer: FriarReb98: BizarreMan: If you actually read TFA, this is a counter-suit because she sued them for failing to pay her when she was unable to perform due to her cancer.

And that makes them lesser dicks...how?

If somebody were to sue you for any reason, dumb or legitimate, would you counter-sue to protect yourself or would you sit there and take it from them?

Protecting yourself when you think someone's suit has no merit means getting a good lawyer who pushes for legal fess as part of the settlement/judgement.  Counter suing in a situation like this sends the message that you don't give a shiat if you're in the wrong or not, you're by God going to take it out on the person suing you.


Uh. No. No matter what it looks like from the outside, once a dispute reaches full blown litigation, it is war. You assert whatever claims you have, and you maintain an aggressive posture. Courts are not predictable or fun. Trying to be the good guy only gets you hurt.

Presumably before going to court the parties tried and failed to resolve their dispute. Once beyond this point you're either going to duke it out or you need to make the other side want to return to the negotiating table. This calls for asserting claims in the strongest way possible.

Milquetoast litigation postures are simply preludes to getting hammered by the other side. You can always be generous in victory but you never want to cede a potential strength simply to be a nice guy. There may be strategic reasons to hide a high card or two, but if you're doing it to avoid being a dick, you're doing it wrong.
 
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