[lit-ideas] Re: Size 9B

  • From: David Ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:26:46 -0700

On Oct 30, 2013, at 2:59 PM, Donal McEvoy wrote:

> "All suits were dismissed, except for a claim for a  
> pair of black men's shoes"
> I know they were less enlightened times, but the idea that black men then had 
> to have separate shoes is new to me. Even at the height of apartheid etc.

I'm not a lawyer but I will say that these kinds of negotiation often work best 
when you dismiss the suits and get real.  Given his girth, Welles probably had 
not walked the statuary mile in the other man's shoes, which might possibly 
have invalidated the whole deal.  What was probably needed in this instance 
were boots, which as you know often were made for walking.

Obit R. Dicta
Portland, Oregon

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