January 2005 - Did They Really Say That?
From Joe. G. Roady
of Houston (Hirsh & Westheimer) this contribution "in a Juror Information Form" used in Judge Robert Frost's 116th District Court in Dallas:
In the block for information concerning the 'Highest Level of Education,' one prospective juror wrote 5'6".
Life Can Be So Complicated - September 1994
From Terry Lynn Thornton
of Dallas (Prager & Benson), this excerpt from the deposition of the plaintiff in "a real estate deceptive trade practice suit - in which George White
of Irving represented the plaintiff:"
Q. Was this your first of your second husband?
Q. It was your third? All right.
A. It was fourth.
Q. Your fourth marriage. All right. Why don't we start with your first marriage. Who was that?
discussion between witness and counsel.)
Mr. White: If it was annulled, you weren't married.
Witness: Well, that's what I'm asking, 'cause I was married.
Mr. White: No, you weren't. If it's annulled, you're not married. It doesn't exist.
Mr. White: So then subtract one, four minus one is three.
Mr. White:Okay. So only those marriages that ended up in a divorce decree.
Mr. White (wisely): Well ... life can be complicated at times.
January 1992 - From the Trials of Buchmeyer, Too
Q. What did you do with the money you got from the land flip?
A. Bought a Mercedes 450 SL convertible.
A. Well, it was a little less ostentatious than buying a Rolls Royce.
That's A Stupid Question - June 1999
From Fred Swenson
of Kermit (Fred is Certified Shorthand Reporter), this excerpt is from a deposition taken by Rodney Satterwhite
Q. Do you have any other ranching properties in Winkler County other than this ranch?
Q. Where is that?
A. In Winkler County.
Q. (Wisely) That's on those questions that is going to wind up in Judge Buchmeyer's article.
March 1998 - The Energizer Bunny
From Marion J. Borchers
of New Braunfels, this excerpt from a pleading filed in a bankruptcy court in the Southern District of California. In the case, "the ex-husband of the debtor opposed the sale of land in Comal County, Texas and appealed an adverse ruling, lost three motions to stay, and then filed an ex parte motion for clarification" - which drew this response from Jeffrey Isaacs of San Diego, Calif. (Procupio, Cory, etc.):
Response and Opposition to Ex Parte Application for Clarification of Court's Order Regarding Sale of Texas Real Property and Request for Sanctions Under Rule 9011 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
Like the Energizer bunny, defendants just keep going and going and going ...