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Writing for Your Fights

Attorney Richard A. Luthmann admits his request is “ridiculousness.” But so, claims the New York lawyer, are the accusations that he helped a client keep money away from the plaintiffs who’d won their case against the client and are now suing the lawyer. The attorney’s serious proposal: trial by combat. In a 10-page section of his brief, Luthmann argues that in 1774, Parliament blocked an effort to abolish the medieval practice in the Colonies, that neither the federal government nor New York state ever banned it, and even that it is a right protected under the Ninth Amendment. (AC/Staten Island Advance) ...Does this mean, Counselor, that you’re more confident in your jousting skills than in your ability to argue this case?
Original Publication Date: 09 August 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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