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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Vacation)

December 24, 2004

Who says lawyers can’t have a sense of humor? Not the folks down in Whoville…

Apparently last Friday, a lawyer in Dallas found that the counselor on the opposing bench had filed a vacation request with the court, and in a snit, demanded that the trial proceed at noon on Christmas eve.  The judge ignored him and granted the vacation request, after the opposing firm filed a detailed response with the court in the form of a parody of Dr. Seuss’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”

“The Grinch hated Christmas!

The whole Christmas season!

Now, please don’t ask why.  No one quite knows the reason.

It could be that his arguments weren’t going quite right.

It could be, perhaps that his clients’ wallets were too light.

But I think that the most likely reason of all

May have been that his briefs were two sizes too small.”

And it goes on like that for about five or six pages… heh…

You can find the whole scoop, including a PDF of the actual document submitted to the court, over at the incomparable Snopes (who guarantees that it’s true, natch.)

Enjoy!



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