Monday, March 06, 2006
Fun with Case Names
During a recent visit to my parents’, I was not so subtly reminded that I had far too many boxes of books, papers, etc. from grad school and law school still being stored in their basement. Going through one I found a paper with the following entertaining quote, from Easter Seal Soc. v. Playboy Enterprs., 815 F.2d 323, 325 n.1 (5th Cir. 1987). I thought I’d ask for people’s comments and suggestions about the most amusing case names you’ve come across . . .
Thus, this most delightful of case names: Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children [and Adults of Louisiana] v. Playboy Enterprises; seriously rivaled, in our judgment, only by United States v. 11 ¼ Dozen Packages of Article Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffatt’s Shoo Fly Powders for Drunkenness, 40 F. Supp. 208 (W.D.N.Y. 1941) (condemnation proceeding under Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act), and United States ex rel. Mayo v. Satan and his Staff (leave to proceed in forma pauperis denied in view of questions of personal jurisdiction over defendants).
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I'm fond of I am the Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts in Edmond Frank MacGillivray Jr., et al. v. Michigan State Police, 1990 U.S. Dist. Lexis 8792 (W.D. Mich. 1990), though I suspect that not everyone would find it amusing.
Posted by: Mike Madison | Mar 6, 2006 11:18:02 AM
Ahh, a regular feature of Yale's Law Revue. Two new additions from last month, both still in slips from the 9th Circuit: United States v. Knows His Gun and United States v. Bad Marriage. Those are, apparently, legal surnames.
Posted by: Scott Shuchart | Mar 6, 2006 2:09:18 PM
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