Friday, April 14, 2006
In the case of Devore v. City of Philadelphia, U.S. District Ct., E.D. PA.Case No. 00-3598, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacob Hart refused to grant an attorney the full amount of fees requested for his sloppy written work. The attorney's caption, "Easter District of Pennsylvania," prompted the judge to write on page 4 of his order:
"Considering the religious persuasion of the presiding officer, the 'Passover' District would have been more appropriate. However, we took no personal offense at the reference."