Wednesday, August 7, 2013

3d DCA Watch -- Tell Us How You Really Feel About Canakaris v. Canakaris!


Good old Canakaris v. Canakaris.

Just seeing the case name again is somehow deeply comforting.

It's like sliding into soft warm slippers at the end of the day, curling up by the fire with a good book and a better whiskey, and putting on a film you've seen many many times -- it reassures you that, in an often chaotic and uncertain world, there still is order in the universe, that events can and will still unfold just as you expected them to, and Bob Barker will still beat the crap out of Happy Gilmore.

Such is the case with this week's bunker, where the trial judge is reversed on disqualifying counsel over an inadvertent document disclosure issue, and the Resplendently Robed Ones pull out that all-too-familiar standard of review:
This review is governed by the abuse of discretion standard set forth in Canakaris v. Canakaris, 382 So. 2d 1197 (Fla. 1980).
Ka-boom!

Now let's watch Bob beat up Happy one more time:



4 comments:

  1. Hilarious scene!!

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  2. Slim pickings this week. Summer recess. If appellate judges would really apply Canakaris, there would be a lot fewer reversals. Imagine that no reasonable judge would have done that! That's the standard. Given the number of reversals, there must be a lot of unreasonable judges on the bench.

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