Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cautionary Tales About Indecisive Real-Life Events

Every litigator ought to be compelled to read Peter Boyer's recent piece (abstract only, unfortunately) about Dickie Scruggs* in the New Yorker. The unstated conclusion of the piece is that Scruggs brought about his own demise because he wanted to win every case, no matter how small. Which also happens to be a rather important attribute in most successful litigators you may know. So there you go, counselors. Kick some butt!

For the less faint of heart, check out this string of comments at Universal Hub about the horrific trolley crash in Newton yesterday. It gets messy when the lawyers start posting their phone numbers. Adam Gaffin smacks one of them down, thank goodness. If you still feel like you need a shower after taking a look this, that's completely understandable. Yuck. Just . . . yuck.

*"This is the sovereign state of Mississippi's proceeding. WIPE THAT SMIRK OFF YOUR FACE! Dr. Wigand's deposition will be part of this record. And I'm going to take my witness's testimony whether the hell you like it or not."

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