Thursday, May 24, 2007

"[You are] a few French Fries short of a Happy Meal."

That's what a lawyer (a partner from McDermott Will & Emery -- Chicago) said to bankruptcy Judge Isicoff here in the SDFLA. Here's the whole story and the transcript from Abovethelaw.com.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

But he did preface the comment by stating "with respect." I don't see the issue.

Rumpole said...

Boy do I wish I had thought of that first. Do you think he would get upset if I borrowed his line and used it for myself sometime next week?

Publius said...

Rump:

If you are merely quoting can you be sanctioned?

Exercise And Fitness Centers said...

The laws looks good enough. As we should understand each of concept stated in the law and also respect the laws.

Ronald McDonald said...

The full quote says, "you're a few French fries short of a Happy Meal in terms of what's likely to take place." Looking at the full quote, not just headline excerpt, he was obviously talking about the judge's overly optimistic view of her bankruptcy plan, not her mind. If she doesn't see that, she's either horribly paranoid or, perhaps, the lawyer's line hits too close to home for comfort.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait till his pro hac status is revoked...it is about time we get one less Yankee lawyer practicing in our town, rather than the usual Cleavlander crowd that talks too much and is rude.

Wendell said...

The whole page of the transcript is what's striking. There would have been no judicial counterattack if Smith had said "mistaken" or "unduly optimistic" in place of the McDonalds phrase -- yet his idea of persuasion was to cross-exam a judge about an order she'd already entered!

I wouldn't want to be the client paying for an expensive suit to fly to Florida to make my case by grilling (no pun intended) the judge!