Stern Show Howard Stern beats Lawsuit filed by woman whose IRS call was on air

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  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled that a private call between an I.R.S. agent and taxpayer Judith Barrigas that was broadcast on The Howard Stern Show was somehow related to collection of taxes and also wasn't "sufficiently personal or intimate in nature." Accordingly, Stern and the U.S. government have beaten privacy and negligence claims by the woman.

    I called this one right :hat:

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/...-over-airing-of-irs-agents-call-with-taxpayer
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Go Howard :cheer:
     
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    MrPPV The Shed Stopper

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  5. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    ROASTED!
     
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    Can you explain tort? Why do we here civilians violate laws but we don’t hear about civilians violating tort? Why is there always a push for tort reform? Why do I always read sovereign immunity when someone sues the gov? Why shouldn’t government and big business get held to the same standard as the general population?
     
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    That could never happen now because the only people who Howard picks up on are Maryanne from Brooklyn and Bobo.
     
  8. Donkey Patrol

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    But he has lost every lawsuit he has filed against his employer

    :cwl:
     
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  9. Mlaw

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    Tort law revolves around actions for negligence. A car crash, a slip and fall. In this case an alleged violation of privacy.

    The push for Tort Reform is an easy sound bight for Republicans (mostly) to deal with a problem that doesn’t exist for doctors, busininesses and insurance companies

    As for sovereign immunity, the idea behind it is that the government provides substantial services to citizens and allowing suits could prevent services from being delivered. Think small town fire department that fails to put out a fire quickly and someone is hurt or dies.
     
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  10. Mlaw

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    Government entities can be sued, there are often limits, and very specific procedures
     
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    Thank you for the explanation Mlaw!
     
  12. Mr. Judy Tenuta

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    I remember that day.
    Howard probably should have hung up on the caller.
    Did anything happen to the IRS guy?
     
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    Howard wins again :yes:
     
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    oh great, this means howard can go back to doing his show now.
     
  15. ljc

    ljc fish sucks on the stick POTY Stern Forum Gold

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    Larry inc. wins again .
     
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    and maryanne from brooklyn and bobo will stick to the script they are give to from the producer. and howard knows this.
     
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    FTCA
     
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    It was a horseshit lawsuit
     
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    Just makes me hate him more.
     
  20. Howard Stearn

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    I’m glad.