Another Public Shaming

If you haven't guessed yet, ego is the coin of the legal realm. Fines are dolled out in the form of public shamings, which often have the appeal of humor or of a car accident.

Our latest addition, one judge's reaction to plaintiff's 465 page complaint (a normal complaint ranges from 15-50, double spaced):

Plaintiff has a great deal to say,
But it seems he skipped Rule 8(a).
His Complaint is too long,
Which renders it wrong,
Please re-write and re-file today.

Federal Rule 8(a) (used in federal court) requires that a complaint be a "short and plain statement" of the claim, much like the lymeric is to this criticism.

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