Communicating with lawyers: Crazy lawyers and bad legal writing.

In today’s Daily News City Wire column, reporter Oren Yaniv double dips in supporting two of my contentions: that a lot of lawyers don’t know how to write legal documents; and— in this week’s Who Shouldn’t Sue?—that there are crazy plaintiffs, although none of the nuts I wrote about were also lawyers. Which is another double dip. (Is that a quadruple dip? I’m not strong in math.)

A Brooklyn judge lambasted a lawyer who sued his ex-attorney, barring him from further legal action on the matter.

Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack dismissed a suit by Alexander Breytman that accused Donald Schechter of legal malpractice, breach of contract, fraud and defamation.

“The continued use of the New York State Unified Court System for Mr. Breytman’s scorched earth policy against defendants must cease,” the judge wrote.

The judge derided Breytman’s legal papers as “a rambling stream of consciousness, full of typographic and grammatical errors, misstatements of law and, at various points, almost incomprehensible.” [My bolding]

And that’s another Naomi contention: we don’t need legislative “tort reform;” it’s already built into the justice system, as Justice Schack just demonstrated.

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