Lehrmann isn't the first judge to cite the cult classic, though. That honor belongs to Judge Stewart Dalzell of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In an unpublished 2006 opinion, Judge Dalzell addressed Rule 9's heightened pleading standard for fraud claims. The plaintiffs claimed a large pharmaceutical company defrauded them but failed to allege particulars of when and how the fraud occurred. Judge Dalzell noted the plaintiffs also didn't show any attempts to locate the necessary information to properly allege a fraud claim and found that the “plethora of sources available today” do not permit a litigant claiming fraud “to say, as Brandt does in The Big Lebowski, ‘Well, dude, we just don't know.’” Perry v. Novartis Pharm. Corp., No. Civ.A. 05-5350, 2006 WL 83450, at *2 (W.D. Pa. Jan. 12, 2006).