Plaintiff filed an action against the county for the repeated flooding of his home. The county attorney responded with a deft procedural maneuver:
It was my bright idea to take the plaintiff's deposition at his home. My timing was impeccable. During the deposition .... something on the order of a ten-year storm [occurred], an event which flooded [plaintiff's] property just as [he] had claimed. During our "adjournment" of the deposition, ... I [was] captured on video [by plaintiff's attorney] wading through plaintiff's front yard with my pants legs somewhere in the vicinity of my knees!
The "law" of local government, both decisional and statutory, indelibly reflects its origins.
Sentell, R. Perry Jr.
"Local Government Law,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 50:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol50/iss1/11