Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Legal Folderol

This came via a layered set of sources. Cory Doctorow of bOINGbOING fame blogged about the Comical Case Names on the website, Lowering the Bar.

Linked next to that is, of course, the Case Law Hall of Fame. These are all PDFs that will download to your computer, should you have the sterner stuff required to get through them.

Personal favorite so far is Fisher V Lowe, which begins thusly:
A wayward Chevy struck a tree
Whose owner sued defendants three.
He sued car's owner, driver too,
And insurer for what was due
For his oak tree that now may bear
A lasting need for tender care.

I mean. Come on. (Almost) the whole damn thing is written this way.

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