Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Law

New issues keep developing.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued Tuesday in an effort to end the payments. But the ex-wife's attorneys said the operation doesn't alter the agreement. . .

"It's illegal for a man to marry a man and it should likewise be illegal for a man to pay alimony to a man," Roach's attorney John McGuire said.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Welcome, Tubby

It feels like one of those corny movies where the most beautiful, popular girl rejects the most beautiful, popular guy, and then asks out the average, unpopular guy. Until now, I thought that stuff like that only happened in movies.

Update: ESPN.
On the shock scale, this was a 16-seed over a 1-seed. In a sport where coaches are always craving bigger paychecks and better jobs and more prestige, this was a clear (and voluntary) swan dive down the ranks by Smith. You just don't see coaches leave one of the flagship programs for a school that hasn't won an NCAA Tournament game in a decade -- and cheated the last time it did win. . .

And Big Ten midget Minnesota, which most folks thought would be rummaging through the bargain bin, lands a coach who is accomplished beyond the Gophers' wildest dreams.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The grind

Some days the work is really interesting. Other days, not so much.

Today I'm working on n response to a 344 paragraph, 140 page rambling complaint from a lunatic pro se plaintiff who happens to also be a lawyer. His claim: He was engaged in a fraudulent scheme, he borrowed money from my client to advance his fraudulent scheme, and my client should have known what he was up to and stopped him. Hence, not only should he not have to pay my client back, but we should pay his fines from the State of Minnesota.

Is this a great country, or what?