One the eve of a presumably well-earned retirement, a St. Louis, Missouri judge had a rather embarrassing surprise.
While cleaning out her office, she made the startling discovery of a trial brief, collecting dust. She had forgotten to deliver her ruling in the case, heard six years prior.
On her last day in office, Judge Baker awarded the college instructor $1.5 million damages. Claimant grins widely. But the defendant has no money so the award is unlikely ever to be paid.
Better late than never, I suppose.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto