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Sunday, December 23, 2007

A state judge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana granted a request to adjourn a personal injury trial scheduled to start the same day LSU plays Ohio State in the BCS national championship game. The defendant’s attorney, Stephen Babcock, requested the delay claiming he had tickets to the January 7th game at the New Orleans Superdome. In his request for adjournment, Babcock wrote: “All counsel to this matter unequivocally agree that the presence of LSU in the aforementioned contest of pigskin skill unquestionably constitutes good grounds therefore. In fact we have been unable through much imagination and hypothetical scenarios to think of a better reason.” In his papers, Babcock referred to the Buckeyes as “Slowhio . . .due to their perceived lack of speed on both sides of the ball.”

I have my own reasons for rooting against Ohio State, but this gives me one more.


Do you know how long the delay will be? If it is one or two days, I can understand. If, however, the trial would be delayed for a significant period of time, I am less sympathetic. We do not know the nature of the case or how long the parties have waited for the trial to begin. We also do not know the reaction of the parties to the granting of the delay.

Blogger Mark Conrad -- 12/24/2007 9:18 PM  

Unless you live in the south where there is football season, religion, and the seasons before football season, you would not understand. Sympathy, nature of the case, length for trial, reaction of the parties: completely irrelevant. Go visit sometime.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 12/25/2007 10:17 AM  


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