New York’s Appellate Division for the Second Department is, in all likelihood, the busiest appellate court in the United States. The justices of the Second Department hear appeals from trial courts in 11 different counties, ranging from rural Dutchess and Putnam Counties to urban Brooklyn and Queens.
The Second Department’s decisions offer a kaleidescopic view of not only the law, but also of daily life in and around NYC. Their decisions tend to be brief (not a surprise, given the shear volume of cases they handle) and offer concise squibs of New York law. Sometimes, they even offer some comic relief.
The several dozen decisions that the Second Department issued yesterday included a civil assault case by a patron against a Brooklyn nightclub called “Secrets”, which is owned and operated by a defendant company with the name Dis Is We Thing, Inc.
I have no idea whatsoever whether Dis is We Thing, Inc. did anything wrong here. However, if there were another cause of action for having a painfully atrocious corporate name, I would find them guilty as charged. For other, really bad corporate names, continue reading here.