Tuesday, June 07, 2005

117 pages from Judge Sargent in the ex-Paramont employees pension case

Without commenting on the merits of the opinion by Magistrate Judge Sargent in Adams v. Brinks, its length gave me occasion to recollect that I once filed a brief that was 105 pages long.

Some time later, I confessed to the judge that even my wife had chided me over the contradiction between a 105 page paper and calling it a "brief." He replied: "well, did she also say what would be perfectly obvious to everyone else, which is that there's no way you expect the judge to read all that, do you?" I had no response. Fortunately, someone must have found the good parts, as the motion was granted.

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