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A story about Murray
This is a little story about Murray...

So, since he was on the Federal bench in Delaware, a lot of corporate cases ended up in his courtroom... things like part of a huge ongoing war between Coca-Cola and its bottlers, etc. One day, we were discussing the possibility that the some of Haft family (the "Dart Drug/Crown Books/etc." Hafts) feud would end up in his court. monsteralice mentioned that Herbie Haft had some high-powered lawyers working for him.

Murray: "Let me tell you how I deal with folks like that. Out of state lawyers have to have in-state co-counsel in Delaware. So if the out of state guy gets out of hand, I'll call both of them to sidebar. Then I'll talk to the in-state lawyer, saying something like, 'If this continues, you'll be arguing this case on your own.'"

monsteralice and/or I: "How does the out of state lawyer take that?"

Murray: "Oh, usually he splutters and says something like, 'You can't do that!' Then I turn to him for the first time, look him in the eyes, and say 'We seem to have a difference of opinion on that. If you continue to act in the way you've been acting, we'll find out which one of us is right.'"

And the tone of his voice, and the look in his eyes when he said that... oh man. You did not want to mess with Judge Schwartz.

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