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June 20, 2009

No Hat? $510,000 Settlement

Alfred G. Rava initiated a class-action lawsuit against the Oakland A’s after he wasn’t given a commemorative plaid sun hat being handed out to women at an A’s-Twins game on Mother’s Day 2004 as one of the first 7,500 ladies arriving at McAfee Coliseum for the game. The Oakland A’s have reached an out of court $510,000 settlement with the biological male, who happens to be an attorney.

Alfred G. Rava, the biological male who happens to be an attorney, also initiated similar class action lawsuits against the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, claiming a violation of his civil rights under gender discrimination.

According to freelance writer Joe Kukura, biological male attendees of that Mother’s Day game may come forward and claim a $50 plus 2-for-1 A’s tickets and a Macy’s gift card. The Mother’s Day hat promotion had followed the breast cancer research fundraiser in a 5 kilometer “Race For a Cure,” in support of breast cancer research.

In other news, as federal judges are bound by a code that says they should not join any organization that discriminates by race, sex, religion or nationality, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor resigned from an elite club for women on Friday.

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