Thursday, October 28, 2010

Judge: Keep it Short 'n Sweet (The Rules You Must Meet)

(Now, perhaps I should tweet)

An attorney filed a 465 page complaint (including an 8 page title!) in a Washington state federal district court against defendant GMAC Mortgage, et al. whom, not surprisingly, responded with a Motion for a More Definite Statement. ...[T]he judge ended his order with the following rhyme:

Plaintiff has a great deal to say,
But it seems he skipped Rule 8(a),
His Complaint is too long,
Which renders it wrong,
Please re-write and re-file today.

...You can read Judge Leighton's full order here.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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