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#28861 - 09/02/03 10:44 AM Funny but True  
rowdyrudy  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 169
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!

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#28862 - 09/02/03 03:35 PM Re: Funny but True  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Are you sure electrical principles are the same as in New York? Those Alabama electrons are real Southern rebels you know! [Linked Image]

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. [Linked Image]

#28863 - 09/02/03 05:59 PM Re: Funny but True  
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
Now that is the Judge I want; if there is a need to appeal.

#28864 - 09/02/03 09:00 PM Re: Funny but True  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878

Thanks for that,
You bring up some good topics!

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#28865 - 09/02/03 09:36 PM Re: Funny but True  
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
[Linked Image]
Did you say "yoots?"

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

#28866 - 09/02/03 09:46 PM Re: Funny but True  
Happy Birthday iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Ya two yoots two yoots!!

Henoch, you are a funny guy.


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#28867 - 09/03/03 09:10 AM Re: Funny but True  
ThinkGood  Offline
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Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI

#28868 - 09/03/03 12:07 PM Re: Funny but True  
pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Did you say "yoots?"

Ya two yoots two yoots!!

Well that's me completely confused.

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#28869 - 09/03/03 01:14 PM Re: Funny but True  
ga.sparky56  Offline
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Posts: 558
young harris georgia usa
Paul, watch the movie "My cousin Vinnie" [Linked Image]

#28870 - 09/03/03 02:01 PM Re: Funny but True  
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
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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