A Simplified Legal System----Finally

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  1. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    Feuding Lawyers Ordered to Play 'Rock, Paper, Scissors'
    Judge Says Winner Will Get to Choose Site of Deposition


    TAMPA, Fla. (June 9) - A federal judge, miffed at the inability of opposing attorneys to agree on even the slightest details of a lawsuit, ordered them to settle their latest dispute with a game of "rock, paper, scissors."

    The argument was over a location to take the sworn statement of a witness in an insurance lawsuit.

    In an order signed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell scolded both sides and ordered them to meet at a neutral location at 4 p.m. June 30 to play a round of the hand-gesture game often used to settle childhood disputes. If they can't agree on the neutral location, he said, they'll play on the steps of the federal courthouse.

    The winner gets to choose the location for the witness statement.

    "We're going to have to do it," said David Pettinato, lead attorney for the plaintiff, Avista Management. "I guess I'd better bone up on 'rock, paper, scissors' rules."

    Last year, officials of the auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's engaged in the game to decide who would get to sell a $17.8 million collection of art offered by a Japanese electronics company. Christie's won.


    06/09/06 07:56 EDT
     

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    LoL,

    Well.... that's one way to solve it. :blink:



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  3. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Ok.....So I'm dim......what beats rock.........or are you allowed to throw any of these items to win?...


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  4. ThunderZ

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    The rules of the game state that paper beats rock because it can cover it. Did`t make up the rules....just play by them. :)
     
  5. big ed

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    Hi Chisey,

    As you well know...only Detox knows the answer to that one. Scissors and paper can be thrown w/abandon...or not! Only yoo no hoo is lowed to trun rocks!

    Jest a pebble in the breech, Surefired ed
     
  6. big ed

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    Oh yeah, Big Boomer,

    Yoo take a sheet of paper an I'll take a big rock....10 paces....who do yoo think is goin to say....Dang!...Ouch!

    Steal my thunder...will yoo, Crafty ed
     
  7. ThunderZ

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    Thats` it........ I`m calling you out for a duel. Spit wads at 10 paces. :D
     
  8. big ed

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    Mwahahahaha.....anudder dool!

    Seein as I beleeve in "Fair Play" I'll give yoo time enouf to recover frum yore recent ghasty gashes. I jest whacked yore name on my monitor w/my dooling glove to formalise everthing. Oops!!....as soon as I kin replace my mooshed screen I'll be on yoo like a wet noodle.

    Prepping pasta in Palermo, Noodles ed
     
  9. ThunderZ

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    Be glad ya did`t hit yours with one like I hit mine with.....good thing I got a spare
     

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    Hee hee....yoo had a spare......sssssssssssssttt!!

    Airing out the smelly laundry, 99...44...100% pure ed
     
  11. ThunderZ

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    :eek: Spare monitor Big E.......spare monitor.
     
  12. ~*Nat*~

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    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Not sure myself...:rolleyes: but HE started it. :D
     
  14. ~*Nat*~

    ~*Nat*~ Registered Member

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    Yeah...

    It's always cool to blame another ! :D

    Nothing ...uhm...wrong with that..........:oops: :) :ouch: :cool:
     
  15. ThunderZ

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    wellll...... maybe I had a little something ta do wit it...... >TZ with hands in pocket, head bowed, scuffing toe in the dirt<
     
  16. ~*Nat*~

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    OK!

    I just can't resist a man admitting to the truth like you're doing. With head bowed, etc.....:D :D
     
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    You should be flattered. Humble dose not always come easy to me. :cool:
     
  18. snapdragin

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    ~reads title of thread~ Don't see any Duel over Nat there.
     
  19. ~*Nat*~

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    Oh, snapdragin...

    Have the rules changed without me noticing...here in 10F, where everything counts....except.....??

    If so....countless other threads have strayed in this forum I'm sorry to say.
    I'm sure you noticed tho. ;)
     
  20. snapdragin

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    Yes I have, as we have discussed in the past.

    Straying off topic here in ten forward is tolerated, to point. But please do try and stay a bit more on topic in the threads you're participating in. It is considered curteous to the thread starter.

    You can, and always welcome to open another topic here in Ten Forward if you wish to talk about something totally different then the thread's title and theme. ;)

    regards,

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  21. ~*Nat*~

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    Yes, whenever I am Not in 10F, I try my best to stay on topic, like I promised you. :)

    And I will try not to "stray" if the Thread starter has posted something serious in 10F !! OK? :)

    I just hope noone tempts me to having to answer off topic...*sigh*


    It isn't easy being me.....:doubt:
     
  22. ThunderZ

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    If the whole thread was read then you would know I was the first person to bring up the duel word. The blame, if any, belongs on me......still learning the ropes.
     
  23. big ed

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    Legally...it's a pretty simple system....I finally get to scream....I'm innocent!!

    Topically correct, Stoned, scissored, and papered ed

    Ps....It's ok Loud one...we all blamed yoo enyways! .... NOT!!
     
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    No sweat......Daddy born me with broad shoulders. ;)
     
  25. beetlejuice

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    Well this thread starter isn't offended at all that this thread more or less got up and walked by itself. Personally I think it's kind of interesting seeing where these things evolve sometimes.
    Now who took my rock? DETOX!!!!!:mad: ;) :D
     
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