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  •  Standard legal boilerplate stuff. (0+ / 0-)

    It appears to me the lawsuit is in its early stages.

    This is where both sides serve up lots of motions with  potential legal arguments and points of law. The other side files countermotions.

    What they're doing is tossing every argument they can file against the legal wall to see what will stick. The purpose is to have the judge rule on them, which sets up which ones will actually be argued in court. It's setting up the rules before the kickoff.

    I'm guessing this was one of a couple dozen motions filed by the defense. Likely pulled up by a law clerk or paralegal and bundled with a bunch of others and trundled off to the court house.

    Not every lawyer--and certainly not every party to a lawsuit, especially a civil suit alleging medical malpractice--firmly believes wholeheartedly in every motion that gets filed by his side. It's how the game gets played, sadly.

    That being said, it does make the Church look hypocritical and is fodder for discussion.    

    When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

    by wheeldog on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:47:41 PM PST

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