Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Dealer Sues The Homeless (UPDATED)

The New York Sun reports today on a lawsuit by Upper East Side antiques dealer Karl Kemp Antiques against four homeless people for driving away customers by loitering on the sidewalk in "old, warn, and unsanitary clothing and cardboard boxes and old blankets which they convert into sleeping accommodations." The suit seeks $1 million (which is kind of funny), but the real relief sought is an injunction "to force the homeless defendants to stay at least 100 feet away from the store."

UPDATE: More from The New York Times.