“There has been no spite…. I have not seen this as revenge-motivated.”

by Walter Olson on August 14, 2013

A Cincinnati couple has gone through 17 years of contentious litigation. “Their divorce case file had more than 1,400 entries in it. Many had to do with a back-and-forth custody dispute over their children, now ages 17 and 20.” Both husband and wife are law professors. [Cincinnati Enquirer via Daily Mail]


1 wfjag 08.14.13 at 9:09 am

Sounds like the plot for a new Reality Show: “What happens when the Hatfields and McCoys go to law school?”

2 Richard Nieporent 08.14.13 at 9:26 am

I guess they are getting a taste of their own medicine!

3 Bill Poser 08.14.13 at 3:05 pm

I guess this is a way for academics to get litigation experience.

4 No Name Guy 08.14.13 at 6:52 pm

Actually Richard, I doubt they’re truly getting a taste. They’re probably pro se on this one. If they had to pony up $250 / hour, each, this would have ended long ago.

Ahhh…now THERE’S an idea…..make lawyers who want to be party to a suit pay their personal going rate to a charity if they’re pro se, or hire another shyster, uh, I mean lawyer, to represent them. That way they get the full experience. ;-)

5 prior probability 08.15.13 at 9:22 pm

this saga not only reflect badly on the litigants but also on our legal system … I mean, aren’t judges paid to try cases … why don’t we eliminate discovery and have cases go directly to trial

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