Lawyer tries to postpone murder trial to attend look-alike contest

Photo: Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It can be hard to get time off work, especially if you’re a lawyer in the middle of a murder trial. Only the most grave of extenuating circumstances can suspend a case of such a serious nature. However, a Florida attorney had a slightly more frivolous reason.

Frank Louderback was representing a client involved in a murder-for-hire plot, but needed a day off to attend the annual Key West Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest.

The lawyer cited non-refundable hotel reservations as reason for wanting to suspend the trial.

Showing remarkable restraint, the judge refused Louderback’s request, stating that Hemingway himself would have chosen to stay.

Judge Merryday refused the holiday (see what we did?) by quoting Hemingway and saying, “Between a murder-for-hire trial and an annual look-alike contest, surely Hemingway, a perfervid admirer of ‘grace under pressure,’ would choose the trial.”

Thankfully, Louderback was philosophical about the decision, telling the Tampa Bay Times that it gave him ‘another year to get older, fatter and greyer.’

The word ‘perfervid’ means ‘intense and impassioned.’ TS

Share Our Posts

Share this post through social bookmarks.

Related Posts

Blown away in the Windy City

Chicago lawyer pleads guilty to taking contract out on client

More…

Lawyer turns to gossip

LA ‘Probate’ guy launches celeb gossip site

More…

Reel-Life Law

Is The Simpson’s Lionel Hutz such a bad role model for lawyers?

More…

Comments