Legal Writing

“Like Your Client, This Claim Won’t Fly”

Think I'll add a new category for legal correspondence, and this letter is going in it. It's from a lawyer representing Dan Bilzerian. I'd never heard of him, but Legal Cheek describes him as "Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian" and "Instagram sensation Dan Bilzerian"…


A Zinger From 1877

It is doubtful if by strict search through the files of the various courts of this state a judgment was ever before rendered in favor of a party upon a document, called “petition,” that would begin to compare in worthlessness…





Australian Experts Report First Known Quintuple Negative

A person whose native language is said to be English created the following sentence recently: The grounds of appeal announced on Monday state Justice Sifris erred in not finding Mr Goldberg was wrong in failing to set aside the summonses….





There She Blows! ‘Tis the Contract for Moby Dick!

Agreement made between Harper and Brothers of the city of New York, Publishers, of the one part and Herman Melville of Pittsfield Massachusets [sic] of the other part, witnesseth— That the said Harper and Brothers have agreed to publish and…