Thursday, November 8, 2007

There But For The Grace Of God . . .

The next time you make a mistake, and there will be a next time, take some solace in the fact that you didn’t blow the appeal deadline on a $2.5 million judgment against one of your clients. Relying upon a tortured theory involving a motion for reconsideration, and quite possibly a judicious sense of charity, the Appeals Court was gracious enough to knock $250,000.00 off of the judgment in this case.

Now, the case did involve what appears to be a clear violation of the maternity leave statute by the defendant employer, so the blown deadline may have been the work of karmic forces that we must respect but will never understand.

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