Legal Draftsmanship, Part XIV

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Pursuer of happiness. Bon vivant. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. There's a Twitter account at @burtlikko, but not used for posting on the general feed anymore. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. greginak says:

    What a humongous error.Report

  2. nevermoor says:

    An associate in my office just spent several months exchanging nasty letters about skulls and other bones.

    So I’ll assume you were opposing counsel, you won, and you’ve failed to properly clean that property.Report

  3. Chris says:

    I predict the puns will mushroom out of control. I admit the thought of it gives me a bit of a thrush.Report

  4. Kolohe says:

    A case about mushrooms and other toppings will eventually be appealed to the Burger court.Report

  5. SaulDegraw says:

    A partnership dissolution among mycologists?Report

  6. Kazzy says:

    Knowing you do a good amount of work in tenant law or whatever it is called, I’ll assume it has to do with allegations of mold or fungus in a unit.Report

  7. Francis says:

    You are defending a landlord against a substantial tort claim that includes both property damages and medical claims arising out of the alleged existence of mold within a rental property.

    Or, your client paid very large sums for authentic black truffles and was dismayed to discover that he got ripped off. No souffles that night; he had to hang up his molds.Report

  8. The opposite of gloomy Gus.Report