Staten Island attorney Richard Luthmann has requested the New York State Supreme Court allow him to settle a court case in a fight to the death.
According to The Wrap, Luthmann, a self-proclaimed fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones, has been accused of aiding a client in fraud. As means to solve the dispute, he has requested to resolve the matter in a "Trial By Combat."
The court filing states: "Defendant invokes the common law writ of right and demands his common law right to Trial By Combat as against plaintiffs and their counsel, whom plaintiff wishes to implead into the Trial By Combat by writ of right."
The lawyer claims that because the court has never outlawed the practice, he should be able to settle the matter in a fashion similar to the conflict resolution process seen on Game of Thrones.
"Since , no American court in post-independence United States to the undersigned’s knowledge has addressed the issue, and thus the trial by combat remains a right reserved to the people and a valid alternative to civil action," he said.