"He repeatedly indicated that government attorneys, especially those from Washington, are lazy, useless, unintelligent, or arrogant," the Fifth Circuit said of the district judge in a recent opinion. "At times, these same sorts of comments were directed at the particular government attorneys appearing before him. What's more, he compared the government with ISIS, referring to its attorneys as 'thugs,' and alluded to the Department of Justice as unethical."
After dozens of injury reports, including one death, Peloton CEO John Foley, to the surprise of many lawyers, denied there were safety problems with the company's treadmills then, last, week, abruptly changed course and recalled 125,000 of the Tread+ products. His actions, although unusual and delayed, may have stopped potential lawsuits in their tracks, lawyers said.