London Underground Told To Cut Back Legal Expenses... So It's Suing A Restaurant Called The Underground

from the well-that-makes-sense dept

Via Annie Mole (actually via IanVisits), we find this fun juxtaposition of two recent stories about the London Underground. Apparently, the organization that runs the famed London subway system has massively increased its legal spending -- tripling it in the last five years. This from an organization that is way over budget and being told to cut its spending. It seems like the legal fees could be a pretty good place to spot -- especially when (on the same day, in the same newspaper) there's a story about how lawyers for the London Underground are threatening a woman who opened "The Underground Restaurant," which has nothing to do with the train system, but is a reference to the fact that it's a home-based restaurant (something that's become quite popular over the last decade).

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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Nov 2010 @ 12:44pm

    Lawyers: cant live without them... actually we can. I say send them all to an island and let them sue each other to death

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    PRMan, 23 Nov 2010 @ 1:33pm

    Maybe..

    Maybe NYC should sue Subway.

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    interval (profile), 23 Nov 2010 @ 1:34pm

    Cut legal fees?

    But... think of the children!

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    David (profile), 23 Nov 2010 @ 1:48pm

    I just don't get it...

    What are they doing suing them in the first place. Even if the Restaurant called itself "The London Underground", used a subway train in the logo, and decorated the restaurant like a subway station, there is still no reason for them to sue.

    How many people are going to go to the restaurant and ask when they can catch the next "A" train.

    Seriously! Things like this is why people think lawyers are stupid a***oles!

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    NullOp, 23 Nov 2010 @ 2:24pm

    The Law/Lawyers/Companies...

    First of all, often times the law is a 'funny' place. It's not about whats right or just. Its just the law.

    Lawyers are a funny group. They often don't think like we do. Often they don't think at all. They just follow the law, endlessly trying to connect things together.

    Companies/Governments employ lawyers....enough said.

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    Griff (profile), 30 Nov 2010 @ 3:01am

    Not a train...

    -- How many people are going to go to the restaurant and ask when they can catch the next "A" train. --

    I think the next "B" Ark ship is what they are looking for.

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