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Conservatives are always railing about tort reform — that is, until they need a good lawyer. Witness legal luminary Robert Bork. Bork has filed suit against the posh Yale Club of New York City for more than $1 million in a personal injury case after he fell last year at the club, where he was giving a speech for The New Criterion magazine. But Bork didn’t go looking in the phone book for legal help. Instead, he brought out the big guns from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a bastion for conservative ideologues like Theodore Olson and Eugene Scalia. Gibson’s Randy Mastro, a litigation partner in the firm’s New York office, filed suit June 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging two counts of negligence after Bork fell backwards “striking his left leg on the side of the dais and striking his head on a heat register” on his way to speak. The fall caused a “large hematoma” on Bork’s lower left leg that later burst, requiring surgery, medical treatment, and months of physical therapy, according to the complaint. “The complaint speaks for itself,” Bork said in a statement. Bork alleges that the club is at fault because it didn’t follow its normal procedure of putting steps between the floor and the dais and there was no handrail. And, Bork’s pain and suffering isn’t over — he now walks with a limp and uses a cane. If he wins, perhaps he can film a testimonial: “Gibson, Dunn got me $250,000.”
Anna Palmer can be contacted at [email protected].

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