Monday, April 7, 2008

getting sued

J_craig_williamsJ. Craig Williams, the author of one of my favorite blogs, May It Please the Court, has written a new book (coming out in June) that is certain to get a lot of attention. Its title? How to Get Sued. Click the link and go to the website to read the prologue and a sample chapter.

How_to_get_sued If the foreword--by Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski--is any measure of the book, we are in for some entertaining reading, if not an interesting mixture of metaphors and vocabulary-building:

There's a certain schadenfreude aspect to reading the cases J. Craig Williams has collected. But it's not just the misfortune of others that is chronicled here, but also their very human weaknesses and foibles--and their hysterical efforts to overcome them once they get trapped inside the litigation machine. Just as it’s hard to avert your eyes from a train wreck, it’s very difficult to put down a book that repeatedly illustrates not only how easily one can be swept into the sausage factory, but how hilariously difficult and Byzantine things can become once there.

Goldstar
A gold star to anyone who knows what schadenfreude means (without having to look it up).

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I speak German, so yes, I know the meaning of Schadenfreude without having to look it up.

Posted by: Mark Wojcik | Apr 7, 2008 7:00:43 PM

A gold star for you, Mark!

Posted by: Coleen Barger | Apr 8, 2008 8:43:24 PM

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