From 1980 to 2008, U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer entertained lawyers far and wide with his "et cetera" column in the Texas Bar Journal.
For this page, we've reached into the vault to bring you classic material spanning two decades of courtroom humor, most of which comes straight from actual depostions and trials.
This deposition excerpt comes from Steven W. Harris
of Austin (Clark, Thomas, etc.): he explains that the deposition - in a
real estate contract case, "involving a piece of property ... which [my
clients] attempted to sell to Whataburger - was being taken by Diane Henson, a very fine attorney and partner in Graves, Dougherty" (and a self-described "hamburger helper").
All right. Now, according to Harris' answer to interrogatories, and the
ones I'm reading from are from Mr. David Whopperman - Wupperman. I'm
sorry. I think I got whopper in there. I'm getting these hamburgers all