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5.12.2009

Midday Courthouse Mind Bursts

  • There's some civil trial going on in the district courtroom, and I'm about to check it out. There aren't many civil cases that actually go to trial anymore.
  • A Fort Worth lawyer delivered a fancy cake to the courthouse this morning. You don't see that very often.
  • When it is busy, there is absolutely no room where you can get any privacy. An annex is coming one of these days.
  • And it was so humid in the hallways that I felt like Matthew McConaughey in A Time To Kill. (All offices are have a/c but not the common areas.)
  • Saw this exchange: Defendant: "Have you watched my video?" Lawyer: "You gotta pay me first, bud."
  • It's really rare to hear a cell phone go off even in the hallway.
  • I remember when DPS used to office in the basement. That's where I went to take my new driver's test.
  • There used to be an old wheelchair in a dark corner of the basement. Creepy.
  • There are now surveillance cameras everywhere.
  • Even though it's small, most people get lost trying to get down the stairs if it is their first visit.
Edit: The civil trial is a bit odd. It's a personal injury case based upon an accident in College Station in 2006. (Yeah, I'm not sure what the Wise County connection is yet.) Looks like it is a guy in his 60s who broke a couple of bones when his vehicle (motorcycle?) hit some hydraulic fluid that allegedly leaked out of a TxDOT vehicle. I think TxDOT is the actual defendant.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another creepy thing about the basement of the courthouse is those small doors that open into storage - books, old files, etc..........very short doors......

..not too tall folks back then, one would guess!

Anonymous said...

WHOA! He was smokin' hot in that movie...maybe next time we could get a pic of that instead of the old courthouse, hmmm?

Remote Controller said...

In Noblesville, IN, the courthouse needed an annex. Instead of building one around the courthouse, they built one underneath the courthouse. they also built a tunnel to some office buildings across the street.

I ate lunch in the underground bunker once and the food was pretty good.

Xanthippas said...

And it was so humid in the hallways that I felt like Matthew McConaughey in A Time To Kill. (All offices are have a/c but not the common areas.)Ha. I've always thought that had to be one of the sweatiest movies ever made.

Andria said...

Please tell me that if you were feeling a little like Matthew McConaughey that you're going to pull out your seersucker suit for summer wear. I think every male attorney south of the Mason Dixon line ought to have one.

Anonymous said...

I do like a sweaty man in a seersucker suit.

Anonymous said...

DPS License Bureau moved into the Annex building (on North State) in 1983, how old are u?

Anonymous said...

He means a dedicated courts building annex with District and County courtrooms, 4:02 PM. We're WAY overdue on that!

Anonymous said...

Would you like the guy as much if he was wearin a Cox's Sucker suit?

Anonymous said...

I find myself heading to small claims court in a couple of weeks...business owner has an attorney, I don't...am I stupid for thinking the truth will prevail? BG, feel like doing some charity work?

Anita said...

The civil case sounds like a huge waste of tax payers money and everyone elses time. Why does no one take responsibility for their own actions/accidents anymore?

Anonymous said...

Anita, if everyone accepted responsibility, including admitting when their negligence causes damage to others and then compensating them fairly and quickly, then we wouldn't need civil lawsuits. However, that never happens, which is why we have courts and juries. Better hope you never need them.

Anonymous said...

If the new anex is as slow to come as the one in Bridgeport.Barry will be on the supreme court.One thing about it though if we start picking up beer cans in the bar ditch we will have the money. DAGO

Anonymous said...

"Wise County connection?" Ummmmm, the Judge, the lawfirm, the failure to ever grant well-based motions to transfer venue motions?

Gee, I don't know either.

Respectfully,

Double Fake Defense Lawyer