Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Judge with a Sense of Humor

Please read this (short) opinion.  No, this is not my case, but it's still a good read.  The good stuff is in the third paragraph.

kissel

7 comments:

Shepherd K said...

That reminds me of a couple of rulings I've seen. There was one in a Florida court IIRC that ordered the attorneys to appear on the courthouse steps on a certain date and time for a best 2 out of 3 paper, rock, scissors game to resolve a particularly contentious discovery dispute. Then there is former USDC Southern District judge Sam Kent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_B._Kent) who was notorious for both his biting humor and scathing ridicule. One memorable Sam Kent ruling suggested that the attorney's briefs had been drafted in crayon. My all time favorite ruling, however, is a Texas Supreme Court ruling from the late 1800s involving a property damage claim arising from the destruction of a prized flower bed by a hungry horse. The entire decision was rendered in rhyming prose. Priceless.

Lila said...

That is my kind of judge!! Someone who does such a serious job with a sense of humor makes me think they feel they do they job for a purpose and so are honest and fair. It's the overly serious types you have to watch out for. Fabulous.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Hysterical! I think I'm stealing it.
With thanks!
gfa

Dave H said...

That fourth order was very prescient. Judge Sheehan knows his stuff.

Wasn't the footnote redundant? I thought "amicable" in legal matters meant "tired of arguing about it."

Old NFO said...

That is a classic!!! Love it!

Auntie J said...

Oh, that's fabulous! Almost as good as the judge in our custody case (long story) putting into the court order that my now-ex sister-in-law failed to take advantage of the many opportunities we afforded her to make contact with her children (my husband and I had just been given primary physical custody of our nieces about six paragraphs before), and that future visitation arrangements would have to be confirmed by the convenience and schedule of both parties (her and us). For two and a half years, we'd been living in BOHICAville when it came to her (the first judge assigned to our case demanded we bend over backwards for her). It was great.

Gail said...

A judge I would like to visit with...great reaction to a dismissed case.