Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Paul Bunyan Is Smiling Somewhere

The legal profession is as guilty as any logger when it comes to deforestation. The Appeals Court today reminds us why this is so.

The Court determined that a nonparty to an arbitration doesn’t have to pay damages awarded at the arbitration. There’s a (weak) argument that things were slightly complicated because the nonparty was a surety and there were punitive damages involved. But this really looks more like something that the Appeals Court could have dealt with in one or two pages and not ten. Alas.

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