Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Annals of lawyerly bewilderment

Okay, so you think your suit should be heard in X County, Miss. rather than Y County, Miss. That's swell.

But why does that entitle you to a stay of discovery?

(The motion certainly didn't answer that question, so I'm all the more curious.)


  1. Well... because the judge in X County will allow more (or less as the case may be) discovery than the judge in Y County. Can there really be another plausible answer?

  2. Probably not, but it's sure not the kind of thing you can tell the judge in county Y. And I certainly don't think it's "good cause" under MRCP 24(d)!