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March 04, 2005



Can I just say that the decision seems ridiculous. I don't know why the 2 issues could not be mentioned, but I dont see how the court could expect the case to be run without mentioning (at the least) that the plaintiff was not wearing a seat belt (door opened cos unrestrained body slammed into it surely must be a very relevant factor). The 'visiting local establishments' was a bit too tricky, I agree, since 'playing pool with friends for several hours' probably gives the same implication. But its an opening statement, not even evidence. It probably would have been forgotten by the jury by the end.

I get the feeling the judge just didnt like the big shot out of state attorney coming in to run the case for the big corporation. Although given that this is the second judge to have felt that way about Sutter (who, I hasten to add, I have never heard of before let alone met) makes you wonder.


just to follow up, what about how the plaintiff's lawyers were treated in this case against Ford - see the story titled "Ford's $31 million sweetheart verdict"

I guess in Montana it would have been different

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