A few months ago, the Indiana Law Blog started a series of posts with "Courts - It is best not to tell the judge she is "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal" and ended with
- Courts - More on: It is best not to tell the judge she is "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal"
- Courts - Wrapping up: It is best not to tell the judge she is "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal"
Now we have here in Kentucky, a California attorney and physician who has filed a petition in the District Court of Kentucky, Eastern District, asking that Judge Jennifer Coffman be psychiatrically evaluated. At the heart of this petition was Judge Coffman's ruling in a case excluding an expert's testimony in a case styled Adams v. Cooper Industries, Inc. and McGraw Edison Company, 03-476-JBC.
These documents are now a matter of public record, and although the petition was filed on Aug. 6, 2007, Judge Hood dismissed the petition, without prejudice, on Aug. 7, 2007 stating the district court lacked jurisdiction and that the Sixth Circuit had jurisdiction instead. A form for filing the complaint with the Sixth Circuit was attached to the dismissal order.
Here are copies of these pleadings for those interested.
- Judge Coffman's 6/21/2006 order in Adams v. Cooper Industries.
- The petition for a psychiatric evaluation.
- The order of dismissal.