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Judge Says It All: New York Lawyers Are Noxious Particles

Sometimes news stories are just too good to be true. Take this one, for example. Sure, click on it. Read it first.

Doesn't that headline "Noxious Particles At Law Firm Are Property Damage, New York Judge Says" say it all? Lawyer jokes aside, how much better can it get than that?

Noxious particles at a law firm. Are they talking about the lawyers at their desks? Many would argue that lawyers themselves are property damage.

But to be covered by insurance, that just takes the cake.

Imagine the possibilities. What part of the insurance policy covers the lawyers as noxious particles? Riot? Civil Commotion? Insurrection? War? Famine? Pestilence? I think the judge was a little too narrow minded when he decided lawyers were just property damage.

Seriously, it's good to know that the events arising out of September 11, 2001, are covered by insurance, as they should be. But the headline of that story just pulled me in, and gave me the chance to poke some fun at some of the New York lawyers I know.

Now, it's their turn. Let's see if any of them can take some jabs at the left coast lawyers.

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Posted by J. Craig Williams on Friday, April 22, 2005


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