June 1999- How Dead Was He?
From Fred A.
of Austin - Fred is a staff attorney for Judge Ernest
(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
[A pregnant pause, while Judge Garcia and Fred "stifle their
laughter," and then the lawyer stammers ...]
"Oh no, not