Corporations, Not People, Clog Our Courts 5 of 10 – In 1998 Kellogg Co. sued Exxon Corp., claiming that Exxon’s “whimsical tiger” logo, which had been in existence for over thirty years, would confuse consumers who associated the higher logo with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot, “Tony the Tiger.”
A federal judge in Memphis threw out the suit, saying that Kellogg was “grossly remiss in failing to assert its rights” sooner. This didn’t stop Kellogg, which further clogged the courts by appealing the verdict to the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. In its brief Kellogg argued that the Exxon tiger, like Tony, “walks or runs on his two hind legs and acts in a friendly manner.”
It is a fallacy when people say consumers clog our courts because, in fact, it is the greedy insurance companies and other major corporations that are causing the disruption.
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The above is from Gerry Spence’s Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power pages 172-176.