February 21, 2014
June 1999- How Dead Was He?
From Fred A. Helms of Austin - Fred is a staff attorney for Judge Ernest Garcia (126th District Court) - this incident from a pretrial hearing in a toxic tort case before Judge Garcia:
Plaintiff's Counsel (after handing Judge Garcia a sheaf of paper): Judge, if you will examine these cases, I think you'll see that I'm entitled to disfigurement after death.
[A pregnant pause, while Judge Garcia and Fred "stifle their laughter," and then the lawyer stammers ...]
"Oh no, not Buchmeyer."