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Monday, April 2, 2007

Limerick of the Week

Winternitz v. Summit Hills is a useful case for illustrating why the difference between law and equity might still matter in a modern court.  It is also a useful case for illustrating why tort law might matter in a modern court, if anyone is interested in such things.  The interplay between the real and the imaginary in the case gives it the feel of a Dr. Seuss book, and so this Limerick has a bit of a Seussical feel to it:

Winternitz v. Summit Hills

Hard cases result in bad laws.
But there's a solution because
The court can resort
To a sort of a tort
To remedy equity's flaws.

[Jeremy Telman]

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