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"We're Sitting Here Talking About Eight Pages."



I'd love Magistrate Judge Goodman to guest write for our blog -- he's got that ability to connect a mundane legal issue to just about any random pop culture reference -- something critically necessary for the successful practice of law writing a dumb legal blog that generates no income of any kind.

Here he is connecting a dry discovery dispute to Allen Iverson:
First, the Court does not find that Patheon is relying on these documents as a defense to Procaps’ claims. To paraphrase former NBA star Allen Iverson, “we’re sitting here talking about” 8 pages, “not a” mountain of documents.3
And here's footnote 3:
Mr. Iverson’s often‐quoted remark was: “I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about practice.” http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/news/2002/05/09/iverson_transcript/ (last visited April 22, 2014). Mr. Iverson would go onto say “practice” more than 20 times in a two‐minute period.
(I would have embedded the clip in the Order as further support for the reference but otherwise kudos, Judge, kudos.)

Comments

  1. Bit of a stretch. Seems to me that the only things the two statements have in common are "we're sitting here talking about" and "not." So I retract your Kudos, SFL, and give, at most, a nice try.

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  2. It's ALWAYS a stretch for Goodman

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  3. SFL was being kind I think.

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  4. Goodman needs to chill already

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  5. SFL likes them a little freaky.

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