Law Religion Culture Review

Exploring the intersections of law, religion and culture. Copyright by Richard J. Radcliffe. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Feel Free to Steal It.

Objecting to plaintiff's effort to try a case beyond the scope of her complaint, I opened my trial brief:

"To paraphrase a former Secretary of Defense, parties go to trial with the pleadings they have, not ones they wish for."

Judge loved it. Feel free to steal it.