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Thursday, September 20, 2007

This stuff never happens in my little civil actions...

Defendant hurls file, striking judge in face

Judges sometimes throw the book at defendants, but defendants don't usually throw things at judges.

On Wednesday, though, Damen Toy hurled a thick legal file at Cook County Judge James Obbish during a sentencing, striking the judge in the face, according to witnesses. The incident prompted Obbish to slap an extra six months onto Toy's 75-year sentence.

Full article. This is why I'm civil only...all I ever see is the occasional verbal outburst.


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