How do you fight absurdity? With more absurdity, of course. At least that's the game plan of Staten Island lawyer Richard A. Luthmann, who's taking a play straight from Tyrion Lannister's book. Luthmann, who is accused of aiding a client's fraudulent transfer, believes the allegations against him are so ridiculous that they don't warrant a traditional defense. Instead, he's suggesting a proper Game of Thrones-style battle to the death. He filed his request in a very terse brief to the Staten Island Supreme Court:
Luthmann, who admits he's a fan of Game of Thrones, notes that neither New York nor the United States has outlawed trials by combat, making the battle perfectly legal — so all they need now is a giant mountainside castle with a gaping hole in the middle.
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