Friday, April 29, 2016

Brawling Super Lawyer?

PJ Gilbert's widely reported anti-SLAPP opinion (see, e.g., 'Super Lawyer' Can't Duck Defamation Suit) from Wednesday begins like this:
Image result for rodney kingThe parties in this case are neighbors. Appellants ignored Rodney King's famous entreaty. Instead of getting along, they initiated events resulting in a brawl with respondents.
As if that great first line isn't enough, footnote 2 reads:
Unfortunately, this opinion contains an abundance of obscene language. Reader discretion advised; unsuitable for precocious children of reading age.

2d District to destroy records in old appeals:
All civil and juvenile cases numbered up to B199999, with a disposition date prior to January 1, 2007 and all criminal cases numbered up to B099999, with a disposition date prior to January 1, 1997.
Anyone who knows of a reason why any of the records listed should be retained, whether for historical or other reasons, should notify Joseph Lane, Clerk/Executive Officer of the Court. The reasons for retention should be sent in writing by June 30, 2016