‘… a direct result of the actions and/or gross negligence’

We love it when little spikes of online interest can be traced back to source. The Acme Catalogue has got further traction on Mlkshk and MeFi, which links to this The ORIGINAL Illustrated Catalog Of ACME Products (‘accept no imitiations’). It was also picked up by Coudal, which was inspired to post this classic transcript, Wile E. Coyote, Plaintiff -v.- Acme Company, Defendant:

As the Court is no doubt aware, Defendant has a virtual monopoly of manufacture and sale of goods required by Mr. Coyote’s work. It is our contention that Defendant has used its market advantage to the detriment of the consumer of such specialized products as itching powder, giant kites, Burmese tiger traps, anvils, and two-hundred-foot-long rubber bands. Much as he has come to mistrust Defendant’s products, Mr. Coyote has no other domestic source of supply to which to turn. One can only wonder what our trading partners in Western Europe and Japan would make of such a situation, where a giant company is allowed to victimize the consumer in the most reckless and wrongful manner over and over again.

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