September 13, 2012

Crazy Court is back in session —

— at least in reruns.

Hoisting this post is as poignant for me as it is funny. I’ve been in Dallas for a couple of weeks, in part seeing to troubles swirling around my long-time friend Lee, who’s been diagnosed with a form of dementia.

Lee’s last paying job after her formal retirement was a part-time gig writing summaries of lawsuits filed in various district courts of Galveston (TX) County. Before that, she was . . . oh-so-many and oh-so-much.

I just got reading one of her last summaries, and I like to bust a gut laughing and imagining Lee laughing as she was writing it.

This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Galveston County District Courts

2/28/2008 4:00 PM By Shirley Willcock, Galveston Bureau
Feb. 18

Lucas Henslee et al v. Homier Distributing Co. Inc.

PA – E. A. “Trey” Apffel, III, J – David Garner

In February 2006 Plaintiff purchased a bungee cord strap from a manufacturer and retailer (Defendant) that sells products at various “Mobile Tool Services.” On March 12, 2006, Plaintiff was attempting to use the bungee cord to tie down a tarp on his truck. Plaintiff was stretching the cord when it failed, and the S-hook tore through the rubber cord and hit Plaintiff in his right eye.

Plaintiff’s Wife is suing also for loss of consortium and other problems based on the accident that injured the Husband.

Case No. 08CV0159


  1. Michael Grant Smith on September 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hell hath no fury like a woman bereft of her due consortium.

  2. Sheila Ryan on September 13th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Make her wanna holler. Throw up both her hands.