Friday First District Roundup 4-30-21

Leticia Crenshaw v. Michael J.’s Auto Sales Case #C200154Quote from Judge Winkler’s Opinion:Defendant-appellant Michael J.’s Auto Sales (“Michael J.’s”) appeals the judgment of the trial court entered in favor of plaintiff-appellee Leticia Crenshaw. The trial court held that Michael J.’s breached its agreement to repair Crenshaw’s vehicle, and that Michael J’s violated the Ohio Consumer Sales …

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“Appeals” by (Justice) Joseph Story

A little advice from the bench….. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys and 100% subscribing firms. HeinOnline also requires that subscribing firms have fewer than 50 attorneys for remote access.

“Ode to a Code” by Ernest Tyler

Because we all have to read them eventually….. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys and 100% subscribing firms. HeinOnline also requires that subscribing firms have fewer than 50 attorneys for remote access.

“The Proclamation” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ah, Longfellow….my mother always loved to remind us: “There was a little girl/ Who had a little curl/  Right in the middle of her forehead….” Today’s selection from John Endicott, however, is: From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for …

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“The Jabberwocky of Law” by Ivy Kellerman Reed

“’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:” Oh, wait a minute….. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys and 100% subscribing firms. HeinOnline also requires that subscribing firms have fewer than …

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Friday First District Roundup 4-23-21

State of Ohio, Ex Rel. Jeffrey Neal v. City of Cincinnati, Ohio Case #C200202Quote from Judge Bergeron’s Opinion:Relator-appellee Jeffrey Neal, a Cincinnati firefighter, applied for a promotion to captain, but claims that he lost out on that promotion because his exam was interrupted by buzzing cellphones and distracted examiners. The results tallied him as 42nd out …

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Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

In celebration of Shakespeare Day (i.e., Shakespeare’s purported birthday in 1564, as well as his death date in 1616), National Talk Like Shakespeare Day (started by Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2009) and National Poetry Month, we offer the following in our week of legally themed Sonnets. We hope you enjoy Shakespeare’s Sonnet 134 on this …

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“Seven Ages of a Lawyer” by Edward A. Uffington Valentine

Ha!  It looks like Edward A. Uffington Valentine was familiar with Shakepeare’s As You Like It, especially Jaques’ outline of the Seven Ages of Man aka “All the World’s a Stage.” So, in advance of Shakespeare’s Birthday, here is (virtual drum roll, please)….The Seven Ages of a Lawyer…. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of …

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“William Howard Taft” by Albert A. Woldman

It looks like another Chief Justice/President has a Sonnet written to him as well–this one is an Italian (or Petrarchan) Sonnet, check out the interesting octave and sestet rhyming patterns! From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys …

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