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http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/01/nike_sued_by_portland_pimp_for.html

A 26-year-old Portland pimp has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for a brutal beating that helped net him a 100-year prison sentance.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy claims Nike should have placed a label in his Jordan shoes warning consumers that they could be used as a dangerous weapon. He was wearing a pair when he repeatedly stomped the face of a john who was trying to leave a Portland hotel without paying Clardy's prostitute in June 2012.

Jurors early in 2013 found him guilty of second-degree assault for using his Jordans -- a dangerous weapon -- to beat the john's face to a pulp. The man required stitches and plastic surgery on his nose.

The jury also found him guilty of robbing the john and beating the 18-year-old woman he forced to work as his prostitute. She was injured so badly that she bled from her ears.

In his three-page complaint handwritten from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Clardy claims that Nike, Chairman Phil Knight and other executives failed to warn consumers that the shoes could be used as a weapon to cause serious injury or death.

"Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product ..." wrote Clardy, who is representing himself. "Due to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering."

Clardy wrote that he's tried to starve himself and kill himself multiple times.

He asks a Multnomah County judge to order Nike to affix warning labels to all their "potentially dangerous Nike and Jordan merchandise."

In the past, Oregon defendants have been convicted of using a wide array of items or substances as dangerous weapons. The list includes boots, rope, a phone receiver, scalding hot water and HIV-infected blood. The "dangerous weapon" classification can spur longer prison sentences.

Clardy filed his suit this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

During his two-week trial and his two-day sentencing hearing, Clardy was known for his unusual courtroom antics. He shouted expletives at the judge, prosecutors and jurors.

A psychologist declared him an anti-social psychopath who was 100 percent likely to commit violent crimes again. And Clardy disagreed so loudly -- making such a scene -- that he was removed from the courtroom.

In the coming days, the suit will be served to Nike, which will then have an opportunity to respond.

Oh dear...he's truly not the brightest guy on the block I'd say.

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The story went from dumb to dumber. First the jury and then the judge finds that a pair of sneakers is a "dangerous weapon" and then this guy picks up the ball and runs with it and sues Nike for not warning him that his sneakers are a weapon.

The cycle of stupid is alive and well in the Portland justice system.

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You cant make this stuff up folks.

Still not as bad as the granny who sued mc donalds for making the coffee too hot when she decided to stick the plastic cup between her legs in a moving vehicle.

You are a fool for bringing up that incident. You clearly have no clue of what happened to Liebeck and now you're just spewing crap out. Why don't you do some basic fact-checking on Wikipedia or even YouTube before making comments like this.

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How about they make him work 12 hour days, 6 days a week, building wooden toys, or assembly line work. That way over the next 100 years he can literally work off his debt to society.

He tried to kill someone, beat up and gets a cut from a prostitute, and he's the victim?

If he was in China he'd be executed and the family would have received a bill for the cost of ammunition.

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How about they make him work 12 hour days, 6 days a week, building wooden toys, or assembly line work. That way over the next 100 years he can literally work off his debt to society.

He tried to kill someone, beat up and gets a cut from a prostitute, and he's the victim?

If he was in China he'd be executed and the family would have received a bill for the cost of ammunition.

I am all for this.

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You cant make this stuff up folks.

Still not as bad as the granny who sued mc donalds for making the coffee too hot when she decided to stick the plastic cup between her legs in a moving vehicle.

did you see actually see what that coffee did to that lady? she didn't ask for that much money the jury awarded her 2 days of coffee sales from Mcdonalds when they had multiple complaints on their coffee temperature
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Moral of the story: Pay your prostitute before leaving the hotel.

I thought the moral of the story was always take off your kicks before stomping out your hoe and her thieving client.

Not only does it provide a more clean beating but you don't get blood all over your sweet $150 Jordan's.

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