Brilliant Arguments


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Order Denying Motion for Incomprehensibility

That’s the actual title, and those are the actual grounds for denial.  Quality work from Judge Leif Clark of the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.  Complete with footnote to Adam Sandler movie "Billy Madison." The Smoking Gun.com


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Insurer’s Attempt to Blame Dog for Fire Fails

Last month, the Third Circuit affirmed a decision granting summary judgment to the maker and seller of a halogen lamp believed to have caused a fire that destroyed a New Jersey home.  They had been sued by State Farm, which…


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Woman + Woman’s Fetus Held Not to Constitute “Carpool”

A municipal judge in Phoenix ruled in 2006 (Snopes, NBC) that a woman was properly ticketed for using the carpool lane, despite her argument that she was in fact riding with a "passenger" because she was pregnant. A good question for…


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Judge Not Amused by Twin Antics

Yamahile Ortiz, 18, was sentenced to probation last week after pleading guilty to charging over $1000 on a stolen credit card. And away she went. But back she came not long afterwards, with her identical twin sister Yaricza, and an…


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Least Viable “Consent” Defense Ever

A man in Pittsburgh is suing his former girlfriend for $30,000 in damages resulting from a post-breakup bedroom experience that he claims was assault and battery, but that her attorney claims was a "consensual act." The suit claims that after…



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Geneva Convention Invoked to Save Grapefruit Tree

Laura and Edmund Gerstein of Boca Raton (“Rat Mouth”), Florida, have made a formal claim of immunity under the 1949 Geneva Convention for a grapefruit tree in their backyard. The tree apparently has been targeted by the state for removal…