The Rogue States Verdict: What Others Are Saying
Y&H wasn't the only one with thoughts on the Steptoe & Johnson vs. Rogue States verdict. Take a look:
Comment on Above the Law's story: "I hope the location used by the burger joint is converted to a day care center with hundreds of screaming, shrieking kids who throw baseballs against Steptoe's walls from 7AM til 6PM."
The Examiner: "The ruling may be a knockout punch to one of the best in Washington, DC burger circles. USA Today recently named the top burger spot in each state and the District of Columbia — the winner from our nation’s capital was Rogue States. If SRT and Rogue States can’t agree on abatement strategy, there is the possibility of a new location to keep the nationally acclaimed burger afloat, but don’t get your hopes up. Under direct examination by one of Steptoe’s lawyers, Mendizabal indicated that he had signed a lease for a new Rogue States location at 1931 14th St. NW but later told Washingtonian Magazine that he was relying on revenue from the current location to pay for the opening of the 14th and U Street location."
Chowhound: "Steptoe's suit claimed that exhaust fumes from RS had caused nausea, headaches and general annoyance. (The irony of a law firm suing someone else for causing nausea, headaches and general annoyance apparently escaped them.)"
Comment on WSJ blog item: "Take note. Any time you have a court-ordered meeting of counsel at this law firm’s offices, seize the upper hand by discreetly, professionally, and silently breaking wind. It may break their will."
Comment 1 from DCist post: "Awful news — guess everyone will have to go to one of the 37 other gourmet burger joints within a 10-block radius of Dupont Circle."
Comment 2 from DCist post: "WHAT??? So does that mean I can sue my neighbors for constantly burning incense or making too much smelly cabbage?"
Comment 3 from DCist post: "Agreed. Fucking scumbags. Reminds me of this web development place I worked at in Manhattan. Occasionally we could hear a band practicing in the next building. Without ever even so much as picking up the phone or knocking on a door to work it out they filed suit. Unbelievable."
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