Suit to Recreate Failed Wedding Photos Filed by Goodwin Proctor

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on November 08, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Every attorney goes to law school for a lawsuit like this. It has inspiring facts, a strong social justice angle, and most of all, a sympathetic client.

New Yorker Todd Remis filed a lawsuit against the wedding photographers who skipped out on the last fifteen minutes of his wedding. He claims that by leaving early, they failed to take some precious photos. Now he's suing, and not just for the contract price of about $4,100 .

He's also asking for $48,000 to put together a replica of his past wedding.

Oh, and by the way, he's divorced from his wife now.

The wedding took place in 2003. In fact, it seems that Remis isn't even sure where his wife lives anymore. She's believed to reside somewhere in Latvia.

Why exactly is Remis filing suit? Is he really that annoyed at the photographers? Or is it perhaps because his father is a litigation partner at BigLaw firm Goodwin Procter?

Probably a combination of both. Remis' attorney is a Goodwin Procter attorney, though the plaintiff has said he's paying for his litigation fees himself, according to The New York Times.

This now means that some associate over at Goodwin Procter has likely been slaving away, trying to find relevant case law on broken wedding photography contracts.

Though, winning a case for a litigation partner's son could be something worth doing. Imagine what doors it can open for you. If a partner likes you, you might get assigned some substantive, non-wedding photo legal work.

Besides, maybe Remis is simply a misunderstood plaintiff. He may be suing to recreate his failed wedding, which seems frivolous. But Remis recently told a Huffington Post writer that he's not doing it for the money. It's the principle of the matter.

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