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."