August 31, 2006

Someone is looking out for me

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is known to lawyers throughout the country as the "rocket docket" for its unforgiving deadlines and quick trial dates. I have a case pending in the Alexandria division a few miles from D.C. Robbo and the Butcher's Wife were kind enough to put me up Tuesday night when I came in town for a pretrial conference yesterday morning. My opponent scheduled a hearing on his motion to stay this litigation for tomorrow and I was not looking forward to making the second drive this week from Fort LMC to northern Virginia with a tropical system on my heels. The judge's law clerk called just before lunch to tell us the court cancelled the hearing and would rule on the briefs. I hope he keeps this case on the fast track but no matter which way he goes, at least I do not have to drive 200 miles under flash-flood warnings the whole way.

Posted by LMC at August 31, 2006 03:48 PM | TrackBack

Um, Hi*!

*Jen waving from Rocket Docket HQ.

Posted by: jen at September 1, 2006 09:44 AM

I like the art work over the main entrance-a rendering of the tortoise and the hare with the words-"Justice Delayed Justice Denied"

Posted by: LMC at September 4, 2006 08:46 AM