Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Apr 2013 22:03 UTC
Legal "The parties have no interest in efficiently and expeditiously resolving this dispute; they instead are using this and similar litigation worldwide as a business strategy that appears to have no end," US District Judge Robert Scola said, "That is not a proper use of this court." Judge Scola knows what's up. "Without a hint of irony, the parties now ask the court to mop up a mess they made by holding a hearing to reduce the size and complexity of the case," he adds, "The court declines this invitation." Always fun to see stuff like this. Oh, one more? He calls their conduct "obstreperous and cantankerous conduct".
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Judge Judy?
by cmost on Sat 13th Apr 2013 16:18 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Personally, I would love it if Judge Judy took on some of these ridiculous lawsuits.

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RE: Judge Judy?
by Alfman on Mon 15th Apr 2013 04:15 in reply to "Judge Judy?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

cmost,

"Personally, I would love it if Judge Judy took on some of these ridiculous lawsuits."

Haha, from what (admittedly very little) I've seen, she is a drama queen herself. Frankly it's difficult to trust her motivations (she makes about $50M yearly from her TV show).

Judges may be part of the problem, Scola personally seemed to handle the extraordinary circumstances of this case particularly poorly, and now he seems to be deflecting criticism of the trial. However the fundamental problem is legislative and not judicial. When they're working with corrupted laws, it may be difficult to produce fair outcomes.

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