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Judge Denies Fart Lawsuit Supplied by Pork Roll Employee

Lawsuit claimed employee was fired for farting too much
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2017 4:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – A lawsuit filed by a woman in defense of her farting husband was full of beans, according to a judge, who tossed the suit earlier this year. Louann Clem filed the lawsuit after her husband was fired from the Case Pork Roll Co. in New Jersey, allegedly for farting too much, NJ.com reports. Richard Clem had gastric bypass surgery in 2010. That's when the "extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea" started. According to LawNewz, the lawsuit claimed Case Pork Roll president Thomas Dolan told Richard Clem to work from home because of the smell he was creating. Louann Clem, who also worked at Case Pork Roll, says Dolan and business owner Thomas Grieb repeatedly made comments to her about her husband's flatulence.

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The lawsuit claimed Richard Clem was eventually fired in 2014 because of his farting; Louann Clem quit the same day. She filed the lawsuit, alleging discrimination against her husband, in 2015. A judge rejected it last July, but she submitted a revised version. The revised version of the lawsuit claimed the "insulting and humiliating" comments made by Dolan and Grieb caused Louann Clem mental and physical anguish, the AP reports. But in January a federal judge rejected the new lawsuit, ruling the alleged comments were inappropriate but failed to constitute a hostile work environment. (Read more fart stories.)

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