In Dicta

Saturday, July 02, 2005

100,000 pennies on the floor...

It's amazing what disgruntled parties will do to make life miserable for lawyers:

"Tarlton just shook his head; he had filed a Motion for Enforcement of a court order against Powell, a real estate agent, for his alleged failure to abide by the terms of Powell's 2001 divorce decree. Judge Jerry D. Ray, who presided over the 29th District Court of Palo Pinto County, Texas, had ordered that Powell pay Tarlton $1,000 in attorney fees by Nov. 1, 2003. Although the penny drop seemed a purposefully impractical method of payment, it was timely, occurring two days before the deadline. Powell would later contend that he was just complying with the court's order -- in his own small way."