Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Judge Michael sics a footnote on counsel

The first footnote in Judge Michael's opinion in John M. Floyd & Assoc. v. First Bank says this:

"The court pauses to note a glorious instance of irony in the memorandum encompassing defendant’s objections. In counsel’s haste to cast stones at the magistrate judge’s erratum, he forgets to do so before leaving the confines of his own proverbial glass house. The court politely reminds counsel that use of “[sic]” is to be reserved for egregious gaffes and not for minor lapses that may be adjusted without violent damage to the text ascribed to the author."

Also, the side which "sicced" the magistrate judge's report was unsuccessful in the effort to have it overturned.

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