Two utterly wacky lawsuit stories: (1) pregnant employee and (2) frozen guru update

Shultz v. Congregation Shearith Israel of The City of NY., 15-CV-7473

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District
  • 15-CV-7473
  • District Judge J. Paul Oetken

Failure to Congratulate Employee on Her Pregnancy Is Not Adverse Employment Action

When I compile my file entitled “My war on solipsistic American women whose craziness is not unrelated to god,” it will contain the above lawsuit.

And then there’s this god problem lawsuit update from Kevin Underhill’s Lowering the Bar. (Doesn’t “frozen guru” sound like a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor? I’d buy it.)

Frozen Guru Update III

Sep 07, 2016 12:35 pm | Kevin

Chillin' (in the pre-January-28-2014 sense)

Still frozen.

See Court to Decide Whether Guru Is Dead or Just in “Deep Meditation” (May 29, 2014); “Frozen Guru Update” (Jan. 5, 2015); “Frozen Guru Update II” (June 18, 2015); see alsoTwo years on, devotees still wait for baba Ashutosh Maharaj to rise out of frozen state,” The Indian Express (Jan. 28, 2016); see generally Dalip Kumar Jha v. State of Punjab et al.Case No. LPA-2043-2014 (High Court of Punjab and Haryana).

The most recent order in the related cases (short version: the guru’s followers, a guy who claims to be his son, and the State of Punjab are all suing each other for control of (1) the freezer and (2) about a billion dollars) says the matter has been continued until next month, although the court has said that every month for the past two years or so. Another recent order hinted at some sort of settlement talks, but so far there is no sign that any sort of breakthrough is imminent.

This has been your Frozen Guru Update for September 2016.

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