Friday, January 4, 2013
Banker Sues Arizona State Law Prof, Wash. U. Law Review, for Defamation in Of Meat and Manhood Article
New Jersey banker Robert Catalanello has sued Zachary Kramer (Associate Dean for Intellectual Life and Professor of Law, Arizona State) for defamation in his article, Of Meat and Manhood, 89 Wash. U. L. Rev. 287 (2011). Mr. Catalanello also named Washington University School of Law (which published the article) and Western New England University School of Law (which hosted a lecture based on the article). The article discusses a lawsuit brought by a fired employee who alleged that Mr. Catalanello discriminated against him because of his vegetarianism and perceived homosexuality. The article opens with an alleged quote from Mr. Catalanello from the former employee's complaint:
You don‘t even eat steak dude. At what point in time did you realize you were gay?
(Hat Tip: Ann Murphy.)