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Friday, August 22, 2003

Toldja so, Fox

Tonight can't be a good night for Dori Ann Hanswirth, the Hogan & Hartson partner who is lead lawyer for Fox News in its uncommonly silly lawsuit against Al Franken.

To its credit, Fox News' own story on the beating it was handed in court today is pretty fair and balanced.  This quote pretty much sums it up:

"There are hard cases and there are easy cases," the judge said. "This is an easy case. This case is wholly without merit, both factually and legally."

Trial lawyers refer to this kind of whuppin' as "getting poured out" — a somewhat vulgar short-hand for the even more vulgar, "He got poured out in court today like piss out of a boot."  Dori Ann, your client deserved to get poured out today, and if you let your client appeal to the Second Circuit, it's just gonna be a bigger boot.

Ernie the Attorney's take is about the same as mine, with some comments.

Posted by Beldar at 11:55 PM in Law (2006 & earlier) | Permalink


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