Tuesday, March 06, 2007

MPRE and the Simpsons

To bolster one blogger's theory that the Simpsons is best enjoyed with full knowledge of the law, DS offers this post.

DS, being in the last throws of his MPRE studying, came across ABA Model Rule 7.1 which prohibits any type of communication about a lawyer or that lawyer's services which are "false or misleading." DS's mind went quickly to Bart trying to solicit Lionel Hutz's services. Bart, with a newspaper ad stating "Lionel Hutz, Esq. Works on contigency. No money down," approaches Hutz and this exchange ensues:

Hutz: All right gentleman. I will take your case. But I will require a thousand dollar retainer.
Bart: A thousand dollars. But your ad says "no money down".
Hutz: Oh, they got this all screwed up. [corrects ad with felt-marker to now read "Works on contingency? No. Money Down!]
Bart: So you don't work on a contingency basis?
Hutz: No, money down. Oops, I shouldn't have the Bar Association logo here either. [Hutz eats ad]

This is a blatant violation of ABA Model rule 7.1. Hutz issued a false ad thus luring Bart to his office with the hope of a no money down case. Hutz is subject to discipline. Chances this hypo will be on the MPRE this Saturday?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Armen said...

Well done Stu, well done indeed. For that, here's another.

Lisa: "Mr. Hutz, are you a scheister?"
Hutz: "How does a little girl like you know a big word like that?"

3/06/2007 11:41 PM  
Blogger trentblase said...

Marge: Homer! Get ready! Patty and Selma will be here any minute.
Homer: D'oh! Oh no...better ride this one out in the closet.
[opens it to see Bart and Lisa standing there]
Lisa: Sorry, Dad. This is our spot.
Homer: Oh yeah? Well it's _my_ house, so it's _my_ spot.
Bart: N'uh uh, because we called it.
Homer: Did not!
Lisa: Well, we're calling it now.
Homer: [plaintive] You are?
Bart: 'Fraid so.
Homer: Ohh, they got me with their legal mumbo-jumbo.

3/07/2007 6:53 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

More Hutz quotes, all from "Bart Gets Hit by a Car."

***

Homer: "Hey yeah who are you? I saw you chasing Bart's ambulance."
Hutz: "Hutz is the name. Lionel Hutz, attorney at law. Here's my card. It turns into a sponge when you put it in water." [Rule 7.4?]

***

Hutz: "Any calls Stella?"
Secy: "Calls? Oh calls. The Supreme Court called again, they want your help on some freedom thing."
Hutz: "Tell them to sit tight."

***

Homer: "You sure have got some education Mr. Hutz."
Hutz: "Yes well Harvard, Yell, MIT, Oxford, the Sarbonnes, the LOUVRE."
*ambulance siren outside*
Hutz: "Oooooh uh oh well."

***

Hutz: "The bar association prevents me from promising a big cash settlement, but between you and me, I promise you a big cash settlement. My fee is 50%"
Homer: "Fifty percent?"
Hutz: "You'll be getting more than just a lawyer Mr. Simpson, you'll also be getting this exquisite full pearl necklace, $99 value, as our gift to you"

3/09/2007 10:06 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

Hutz: "Now let's pretend you're on the witness stand. How are you Bart?"
Bart: Fine.
Hutz: "Oh Fine, Bart says he's fine. WRONG. You are not fine, you are in constant pain."
Bart: "I am in constant pain."
Lisa: "May I make an observation? I think this is all a charade to make Bart look more injured than he is."

3/09/2007 10:10 PM  

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