More Rhymin’ Eakin

Here are a couple more rhyming opinions from Pennsylvania Judge Mike Eakin:

In Busch v. Busch, he upheld a pre-nuptial agreement with the observation, “They wanted to marry, their lives to enhance, not for the dollars—it was for the romance. When they said, ‘I do,’ had their wedding day kiss, it was not about money—only marital bliss.”

In Liddle v. Scholze, he rejected a contract claim by a buyer of emus (Liddle) against the seller (Scholze) after the emus (Nicholas and Savannah) failed to propogate. He blamed the emus: “The fault’s the emus’, not that of Liddle, or Scholze, or the court placed in the middle. Fruitless in Pennsylvania and Louisiana, the blame’s on Nicholas and Savannah.”

Busch v. Busch, 732 A.2d 1274, 1278 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1999); Liddle v. Scholze, 768 A.2d 1183, 1186 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2001).

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Andrew Jay McClurg is a law professor whose teaching and research interests include tort law, products liability, legal education, privacy law and firearms policy. He holds the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
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