July 2007 - New Tires for the Judge's Car
This marvelous contribution is from Kevin A. Wiggins
of Steptoe & Johnson, P.L.L.C. in Clarksburg, W.V.
Wiggins writes: "A local businessman in rural West Virginia who owns an automobile tire store wanted to retire and move to Florida. However, he couldn't find any buyers so he decided to liquidate his inventory by selling it for 90 percent less than the retail price."
The national tire chain heard what he was up to and hired Kevin's firm to obtain an injuction. They promptly went before the judge to schedule a hearing. After Wiggins explained to the judge why his client wanted the injunction, the judge said, in a southern drawl
"I don't think I can give you a hearing until after 4:00. I have to get new tires for my car.