Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Westlaw search of the year

To my friends seeking a career in litigation: I only hope you have a deposition one day that is HALF this entertaining.

Well, it probably wasn't entertaining to the attorney at the time, but hilarious for all of us to read about it afterward!

The best summary of the transcript has been provided by the Court:
"In fact, Wider used the word “fuck” and variants thereof no less than 73 times. To put this in perspective-in this commercial case, where GMAC's claim is for breach of contract and HTFC's counterclaim is for tortious interference with contract-the word “contract” and variants thereof were used only 14 times."

To see the transcript highlights, search for yourself: 2008 WL 542386

Enjoy!

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But in the meantime (and only tangentially related), see the post below on the homelessness topic.  I'm a lazy blogger sometimes and it may take me some time to convey a position properly!

5 Comments:

Blogger Mad.J.D. said...

This was circulated around my firm last week as an example of a lawyer letting his client get way out of hand. While the whole thing is entertaining, if you read the second part, the hostile deponent's counsel was sanctioned for failing to reign in his client. As much as the deponent is a complete jerk, his lawyer was totally asleep at the wheel and absolutely deserved the sanctions he received, if not more.

3/19/2008 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"rein in"

"reign over"

3/19/2008 9:22 PM  
Blogger McWho said...

I liked how counsel for the raging lunatic defendant actually argued that the lunatic was provoked by opposing counsel.

"Now, please, I need to ask you this que-

"F@#! YOU"

"-stion...will you answer?"

"Go run your ass to the judge and #%$! his &@$."

Yep, that question really provoked him alright.

3/19/2008 11:57 PM  
Blogger tj said...

ATL's got a good one today as well.

3/20/2008 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By far the best answer: You want to know what color I wipe my ass with? I swear to you, my four-year-old knows more than you.

3/20/2008 10:18 PM  

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