Former Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., did not disappear after losing his seat in Congress. The most obnoxious former member of the House -- who went down smearing his opponent and asserting that Republicans want sick people to die -- now has more spare time for his profession of filing frivolous lawsuits. In this case, he sued AT&T on the grounds that the unused balances on its calling cards sold in the District of Columbia should be forfeited to the D.C. government as abandoned property. D.C.'s highest court has tossed the suit.
The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Friday that two plaintiffs who hoped to bring claims under the Consumer Protection Procedures Act did not have reason to do so. One of those plaintiffs was former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, who called himself a "whistleblower" when he sued AT&T over unused balances on calling cards. The court called Grayson's complaint "legally insufficient"..."(Grayson) has identified no statement or practice in his amended complaint made or employed by any of the defendants which directly or through reasonable inference shows that the defendants knew that consumers would not receive substantial benefits from their calling cards," Judge Inez Reid wrote."Other than conclusory allegations pertaining to vulnerable members of the District's population - the elderly and the disabled - Mr. Grayson's complaint is devoid of allegations demonstrating even by innuendo that defendants have issued calling cards in the District that enable them to take advantage of these segments of the population."
Had he won the case, Grayson would have been eligible for attorneys' fees.
Don't worry, I'm sure he'll find someone else to sue.