I know that just about every law blog has a post about this, but I feel compelled to join the chorus honoring Judge Edward Becker. Judge Becker died today at 73
. One of the all time great Judge Becker quotes comes from a case about a merchant sailor's right to sue for lost wages when he was drydocked after arguing with his captain.
So while trial counsel are doubtless in fine fettle, with many fine fish in their trial kettle, we urge them not to test their mettle, because for the small sum involved, it makes more sense to settle.
He played a mean piano too.