Happier than a tick on a fat dog, says the judge when a case settles unexpectedly

There's a judge in Kentucky who is known for his humorous approach to a serious job at times, Martin J. Sheehan in the Kenton Circuit, and he showed it in his Order filed in a case that settled last month. And the court Order is making the rounds...

On hearing of the settlement, the Judge filed a court Order approving of the good news that included opining that "such news of an amicable settlement having made this Court happier than a tick on a fat dog because it is otherwise busier than a one legged cat in a sand box" and it goes on and on with laugh-out-loud wit that is guaranteed to make you do just that, laugh out loud.

More of it can be read by clicking here to see "Quote of the Day" from David Lat, including the remark about how the jury would be more confused by the case "than a hungry baby in a topless bar" but it concludes (only slightly more soberly) with an instruction that "The Clerk shall engage the services of a structural engineer to ascertain if the return of this file to the Clerk's office will exceed the maximum structural load of the floors"

There's nothing wrong with a little humor is this very serious business. It's probably why Judge Sheehan is rather well liked by both attorneys and his community.

Ronald L. Burdge
Helping lawyers win cases and find a little humor in life once in awhile.

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Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.