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A Judge After Our Own Heart

Gamble_LSU_Tiger_lsu4_large.jpgHere’s a state judge that understands what really matters in life: Football.

On request of counsel, a Louisiana judge has agreed to postpone a trial set to start on January 7th because the college football team, LSU, is playing Ohio State for the national championship.

Stephen Babcock, an attorney defending Imperial Casualty Insurance Co. in a lawsuit over a car crash, requested the delay because he has tickets to the Jan. 7 game at the Superdome in New Orleans. He and other LSU fans have rented out the second floor of a Bourbon Street bar for a pre-game tailgate party.
In his written request for a new trial date, Babcock refers to Ohio State as “Slowhio” (“due to their perceived lack of speed on both sides of the ball”) and notes that Allstate, sponsors of the Sugar Bowl, are not a party in the insurance case.
“All counsel to this matter unequivocally agree that the presence of LSU in the aforementioned contest of pigskin skill unquestionably constitutes good grounds therefor,” Babcock wrote. “In fact we have been unable through much imagination and hypothetical scenarios to think of a better reason.”

Wise move, your honor. You gotta respect the pigskin.