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World's Greatest Lawyer | But Lawyering Couldn't Be Very Difficult

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published May 21, 2015

World's Greatest Lawyer | But Lawyering Couldn't Be Very Difficult

A man in Mios, France, fired from his job several years ago, and who had been receiving unemployment benefits, suddenly found himself being dunned by the national labor agency when a tribunal finally ruled in the employer's favor and ordered the man's benefits paid back.

The agency ordered the man's current employer to garnishee his paycheck of the equivalent of $160-$210 per week -- until, according to a March report on Paris' The Local, he hired a certain (unnamed) lawyer.

The labor agency's new order requires the current employer, instead, to garnishee the pay by 1 centime (about a penny) a month for the next 26,126 years. [The Local (Paris), 3-30-2015]

Kimberly Kitchen, 45, was a successful estate lawyer in Huntington, Pennsylvania, with more than 30 clients for the BMZ Law firm (so successful in her 10-year career that she had just been promoted to partner and had served as president of the local bar association) with but one complication -- that in December she was finally revealed not to be a lawyer at all.

Her diploma, bar exam results, and other documents were forgeries, according to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office, which filed charges in March. [Associated Press via Yahoo News, 3-27-2015]

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