7th Circ. Cries Fowl Over Attys' Transfer Briefs

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 4:18 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday upbraided plaintiffs counsel in separate product liability suits against Ford Motor Co. and Bayer Corp. for ignoring precedent regarding U.S. courts' ability to transfer cases to foreign courts, comparing their supposed obtuseness to an ostrich head-deep in sand.

Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner penned the colorful opinion for the three-judge panel, embedding pictures not only of an ostrich burying his head in the sand, but of a man in a suit doing the same, to emphasize that attorneys from The McKeand...
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