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#28861 - 09/02/03 07:44 AM Funny but True
rowdyrudy Offline
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Registered: 11/02/02
Posts: 171
Loc: Mascoutah, IL USA
Near 100% of court challenges are in local courts and are arbitrated or decisions are not appealed. That makes it difficult to get transcripts. Some of the items that I am sent are absolutely hilarious. This is a bit of one sent to me by a court intern.
I will paraphrase parts of a discourse between a judge (Alabama) and an AHJ during a hearing several years ago. The case was a challenge by an EC from Nashville, TN to rulings by the AHJ.
AHJ: The code adopted by the county requires a certain standard of installation in the county.
Judge: This code that you refer to was written by county employees?
AHJ: No sir. It was written by a group that is sponsored by insurance companies and adopted by the county.
Judge: Is this insurance company group located in Montgomery?
AHJ: I believe that it is located in Boston, MA.
Judge: Please explain to the court how a group in Boston has unique knowledge of the requirements of _____________ county? (County deleted to protect intern.)
AHJ: They work up a set of standards and it is adopted nearly everywhere in the country.
Judge: Mr. _____, are you telling the court that the requirements for New York City and ___________________ county are the same?
AHJ: The insurance group believes that is true.
Judge: Did any members of this group contact our county officials?
AHJ: I don’t believe so your honor.
Just typical!
Rowdy

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#28862 - 09/02/03 12:35 PM Re: Funny but True
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Are you sure electrical principles are the same as in New York? Those Alabama electrons are real Southern rebels you know!

It doesn't surprise me one bit that a "learned" judge doesn't seem to have a clue as to things he's supposed to be ruling on.

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#28863 - 09/02/03 02:59 PM Re: Funny but True
LK Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
Now that is the Judge I want; if there is a need to appeal.

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#28864 - 09/02/03 06:00 PM Re: Funny but True
Bill Addiss Offline
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Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
Rowdy,

Thanks for that,
You bring up some good topics!


Bill

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#28865 - 09/02/03 06:36 PM Re: Funny but True
ThinkGood Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI

Did you say "yoots?"

[This message has been edited by ThinkGood (edited 09-02-2003).]

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#28866 - 09/02/03 06:46 PM Re: Funny but True
iwire Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Ya two yoots two yoots!!


Henoch, you are a funny guy.


Bob
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#28867 - 09/03/03 06:10 AM Re: Funny but True
ThinkGood Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Thankyuhverymuch!

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#28868 - 09/03/03 09:07 AM Re: Funny but True
pauluk Offline
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Loc: Norfolk, England
 Quote:
Did you say "yoots?"

Ya two yoots two yoots!!

Well that's me completely confused.


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#28869 - 09/03/03 10:14 AM Re: Funny but True
ga.sparky56 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/02
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Loc: young harris georgia usa
Paul, watch the movie "My cousin Vinnie"

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#28870 - 09/03/03 11:01 AM Re: Funny but True
DougW Offline
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Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Of course, when your population came from down south long ago, it's not much different...Had an alderman tell one of our guys that "OSHA is federal...their power doesn't apply here, because we're a home rule community..."

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