Banana Lady’s lawsuit loses in appeals court
The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is done with one woman’s lawsuits involving her work uniform.
Catherine Conrad calls herself the ‘Banana Lady.’
She wears a full body banana costume and performs at parties, company outings, and other events.
Last year she sued an event holder, for copyright infringement, after audience members posted images of her online.
She claimed that was in violation of her contract.
A federal judge threw out the case and so did the court of appeals.
Its eight-page opinion attacked Conrad for at least 17 frivolous lawsuits that abused the legal process since 2009.
‘She once sued event organizers who mailed persons attending the event a postcard that had a picture of her in her banana costume,’ wrote Judge Richard Posner, who authored the opinion. ‘On another occasion she sued persons who videotaped her performance but declined to post the video on their website after she demanded a $40,000 license fee.’
The justices let her know that her copyright claim was weak since an internet search will lead you to the same banana costume.