Torts “R” Us: A Legal Farce Serves up Humor with no Known Side Effects except Uncontrollable Laughter  

New York, New York – (December 21, 2020) – Approvals for the Covid-19 vaccine continue to accelerate, but in the meantime health experts are emphasizing episodes of laughter, dubbed as “giggle breaks” to boost the immune system. The Mayo Clinic, a worldwide leader in medical care, endorses the heightened importance of oxytocin released through laughing to reduce stress, tension, pain and anxiety (Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke – Mayo Clinic). Author T.C. Morrison’s newly released book, Torts “R” Us provides just that – smiles for a stretch of time.

“I wrote the book because humor plays a role, even in the darkest of times,” said Morrison. “Large swaths of the population have been living in isolation and I believe people are ready for a different dose of humor. We have read enough about overeating and marital bickering. Humor can unite a generation – I hope my book plays a small part in the bigger picture.”

Receiving rave reviews on Amazon, this legal farce authored by Morrison, a renowned trial and appellate lawyer for almost 50 years, humorously explores the modern American legal system through a series of bizarre lawsuits. The book satirizes our legal system from a variety of absurd angles, featuring wacky lawsuits, venal plaintiffs, double-talking trial lawyers, and much more. From a case involving lap dancers at three gentleman’s clubs — “Tops Down,” “Bottoms Up” and “Below the Belt” — to another with a defendant accused of shooting at geese with an “assault weapon,” the book bounces around from hilarious case to hilarious case.

The reviews have been piling in! One reader writes, “Torts “R” Us provides welcome comic relief in these challenging times,” while another writes, “The author displays incredible humor, knowledge and intelligence. He marries the nostalgia of times past with the ridiculousness of times present in a manner that evokes pure, uninhibited laughter.”

Timed appropriately for the holidays and for many still sheltering-in place, the book is one antidote for improving good health. Torts “R” Us is a must-read for any lawyer, law student, tort reformer or anyone else that likes to laugh. You can learn more about Torts “R” Us: A Legal Farce at tortsrusbook.com or purchase the book exclusively on Amazon. The author is also available for interviews and is a dynamic speaker.

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T.C. Morrison’s first book, Torts R Us: A Legal Farce, is available on Amazon starting today. In the book, Morrison, a renowned trial and appellate lawyer for almost 50 years who has been described as the “dean of false advertising litigation,” humorously explores the modern American legal system through a series of bizarre lawsuits.

The book satirizes our modern legal system from a variety of absurd angles, featuring wacky lawsuits, venal plaintiffs, double-talking trial lawyers, and much more.  From a case involving lap dancers at three gentleman’s clubs — “Tops Down,” “Bottoms Up” and “Below the Belt” — to another with a defendant accused of shooting at geese with an “assault weapon,” the book bounces around from hilarious case to hilarious case. The best part? Each one is derived from real court cases, some from Morrison’s own legal career.

The legal world is already embracing the book. Maureen Bateman, former General Counsel of United States Trust Company and also General Counsel of State Street Bank and Trust Company, says, “I recommend this book absolutely – it treats our human condition with humor and laughter, while making some important points about our legal system!”

Harry Woods, a renowned trial lawyer and former President of the Oklahoma Bar Association, agrees: “Torts ‘R Us is highly readable and entertaining.  From beginning to end, the farce flows brilliantly. It hooks the reader early on, and Morrison sustains the high level of humor and spoofing, page after page, masterfully presenting factual situations and characters, who communicate with a sustained flow of unusually humorous plays on names, words and concepts.”

After graduating from New York University Law School where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar, T.C. Morrison helped Patterson Belknap pioneer the field of false advertising litigation. Many of his cases in this field, as well as the field of trademark and trade dress infringement, have become landmarks.

Published by iBooks, an imprint of J Boylston & Company, Publishers, Torts R Us: A Legal Farce is a must-read for any lawyer, law student, tort reformer or anyone else that likes to laugh. You can learn more about Torts R Us: A Legal Farce at tortsrusbook.com and purchase the book on Amazon.

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Last week, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association, looking to dissolve the nonprofit. Hours later, the NRA filed a lawsuit of its own, alleging James “made the political prosecution of the NRA a central campaign theme” during a run for office in 2018. Regardless of the eventual outcome, this spat will end with thousands of taxpayer dollars being spent and both parties in the same place they started: highlighting the absurdity of some aspects of the American legal system.

T.C. Morrison, a renowned trial and appellate lawyer for almost 50 years who has been described as the “dean of false advertising litigation,” humorously explores a series of bizarre lawsuits in his forthcoming book, Torts R Us: A Legal Farce.

After graduating from New York University Law School where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar, Morrison helped Patterson Belknap pioneer the field of false advertising litigation. Many of his cases in this field, as well as the field of trademark and trade dress infringement, have become landmarks.

The book satirizes our modern legal system from a variety of absurd angles, featuring wacky lawsuits, venal plaintiffs, double-talking trial lawyers, and much more.

Written with humor and insider parlance that only comes from decades of legal experience, Morrison captures the trials and tribulations of human behavior that will strike a chord with every reader.

The story follows two twin brothers, Pup and Pap, as they hilariously navigate the legal world. Forming their own firm, Peters and Peters, the brothers consistently find themselves in interesting predicaments and engage in some of the wackiest dialogue never before heard in a courtroom. They prove particularly adept at constructing class action settlements that provide deliciously dubious benefits to class members, causing judges to scratch their heads in bewilderment.

Regardless if you are on the side of trial lawyers or a tort reform supporter, there is ample reason to pick up this book: for the mirror it holds up to the cherished American system of justice, and for the humor and enjoyment of it all.

Publishing on August 19th, you can learn more about Torts R Us: A Legal Farce at tortsrusbook.com and purchase the book exclusively on Amazon.

Media Contact:
Stephen Finan
410-841-4992
stephen.finan1@kglobal.com