Judge Waits 15 Years Before Issuing a Ruling
Everyone thought it was all done, and all of a sudden at the very end it was like ‘whoa’,” proclaimed Judge Evelyn Baker in St Louis, Missouri. She wasn’t talking about the closing seconds of a basketball final or a movie with a twist just before the credits. She was talking about the case of Senu-Oke v Modern Moving Systems Inc.
The case was about a college teacher, Edward Senu-Oke, who had sued his moving company when his move from Wyoming to Wisconsin turned into a disaster. The case was filed, however, 15 years ago. The judge had found for the plaintiff in 2002 but hadn’t issued a formal ruling. So the case just sat in a file for six years until it was discovered collecting dust last month when the judge was clearing out her office before her retirement.
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