Somehow last week DC Dicta missed the news about a civil settlement former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork reached with the Yale Club. Bork filed a lawsuit against the club after he slipped and fell during a speaking engagement back in 2006. The conservative legal scholar sought $1 million in damages. The terms of the settlement are confidential, according to the Associated Press.
The news of the settlement was not missed by plaintiffs’ trial attorney group American Association for Justice, though. The group’s CEO Jon Haber released a statement ribbing Bork for his past support of strong tort reform measures. “Robert Bork today proved that the civil justice system works even for tort reformers who spent their careers trying to undermine it,” Haber said in a statement Friday when news of Bork’s settlement broke. “Bork’s lawsuit underscores how all people deserve to have a fair chance to receive justice.”