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Finally, a stand against poor writing

Finally, a stand against poor writing

Finally, a stand against poor writing

I saw this, and thought it was appropriate here.  A lawyer has to show cause as to why he should be allowed to practice law with his horrendous writing abilities.

Quote (The Court):

Rather, its rampant grammatical, syntactical, and typographical errors contributed to an overall sense of unintelligibility. This was compounded by a vague, confusing, and conclusory articulation of the factual and legal basis for the claims and a general 'kitchen sink' approach to pleading the case.

And a sample from the lawyer:

Quote (Sample):

The plaintiff and concert goers "were stunned on the day of the family-oriented event, when an even more menacing law enforcement presence was created when [the sheriff's] armed deputies, without prior consent or permission, warrant or probable cause, arrived, not a part of any agreement and a surprise and upset when it arrive, uninvited, on and entered and trespassed on Plaintiff property with drug-sniffing 'K-9' dogs, obviously and unfortunate that Defendants were 'looking for trouble' where there was none as distinct from 'looking to serve.

Read the finer details: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/7th_circuit_slaps_lawyer_for_unintelligible_writing_full_of_gibberish/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_email

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RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

reads like one of those spam missives ... hitting all the lastest search phrases (but making no sense)

RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

Which is worse???

RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

It reads exactly like Bablefish output.  Are they sure that English is his native language?


RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

The lawyer is illiterate.  The "Court" can't help itself...literate but legalistic.

RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

The lawyer is probably practicing to be a politician.

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering


RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

Typical "lawyer speak" sentences are hard enough to follow, but any sort of error makes it impossible.

RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

The lawyer probably still won some sort of gross cash award for his clients though...

People (juries) are often too quick to believe "police brutality" charges, especially since Rodney King.

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RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

Huh, that really is unclear. My impression of the story was a description of a surprise party for the police dogs but then somebody forgot to bring the drugs.

RE: Finally, a stand against poor writing

I'm sure the 'gross' award was large.  Much larger than the 'net' award for his client.   

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