Legalese or comedy, you decide
I kid you not this is an exact quote of a document I received today
[quote1134bd7009] Comes now Plaintiff and requests that Defendant answer the following Request for Admissions in writing and under oath and return his/her response to Plaintiff's Request for Admissions is required thirty (30) days of service or the same shall be deemed admitted.
You are further notified that under Rule 36 of the Utah Rules of Civil prodcedure that any request for admissions that is not answered within thirty (30) days after service of these request such request or request shall be deemed admitted, unless the court shall grant a longer period of time in which to respond. You are further advised that under Rule 37 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure that shall you fail to admit any request that the Plaintiff may thereafter prove to be true, that you may be required by the court to pay the Plaintiff reasonable expenses incurred in making that proof, including reasonalbe attorney fees. [/quote1134bd7009]
This was actually written and sent to me by an attorney for a pending collection court case (if you're curious an apartment's collection agency is suing us for damages that were present before we moved in).
I count two spelling errors and at least 3 grammar errors, maybe more. It's hard to tell what's really grammar errors and what's real legalese. I'll give you a freebie grammar error It's me and my wife so Defendant should be plural or like this Defendant(s).
I thought lawyers had to go to school before writing this kind of thing... They are actually next door to the collection agency so it might be an internal lawyer.
I'm really tempted to make corrections with a big red marker, give it a grade and send it back. Don't know if that would hurt my case though.
Something like this?
Darnit, didn't get the edit done in time...
[quoted6c78cc454="JennyWren"]Do you mean "legalese" instead of "legalize"?[/quoted6c78cc454]
Probably. I'll make the correction.
I'll admit I screwed up, but at least legalize doesn't fail the spell check.
^ Oh my god. I just read that and I was laughing so hard that my roommate knocked on my door and asked me what the hell my problem was and why I was laughing so hard.
[quote6325294e7c="TravMan162"]^ Oh my god. I just read that and I was laughing so hard that my roommate knocked on my door and asked me what the hell my problem was and why I was laughing so hard.[/quote6325294e7c]
in the middle of oceanography, i busted up laughing, but the guy behind me was already snoring so no one seemed to care...
[quote601183f08d="ilanbg"][quote601183f08d="cubbieco"]I'm really tempted to make corrections with a big red marker, give it a grade and send it back. Don't know if that would hurt my case though.[/quote601183f08d]
I doubt it will but even if it does I think it'd be worth it. It'd be kind of like this[=http//www.geekologie.com/2008/11/good_idea_man_submits_drawing.php]this
This is the best eva!
LOL this thread confuses me, seriously
You do know attorneys have paralegals and secretaries who write their shit for them right? And most do not see the paperwork that goes out...right? Right.
[quotea2405d5214="TryinToGetPaid"]You do know attorneys have paralegals and secretaries who write their shit for them right? And most do not see the paperwork that goes out...right? Right.[/quotea2405d5214]
Yes I know, but at the same time he did sign it personally and those paralegals should at least have used the spell check...
well, idk why you're so surprised...i worked in a lawyer's firm (solicitors) and the ppl there had no clue how to spell and didn't worry about it in the least. it's the content not the spelling that seems to matter...
BUT you could send it back....that would be fun...