Takeda V. Mylan — Keeping Your Ducks In A Row

Law360, New York (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- There are only a few explanations on the Internet for the origin of the phrase “ducks in a row.” If you look you will find, perhaps not surprisingly, that the phrase might have come from the way baby ducklings swim behind their mother.

Apparently, ducks have learned that the safest way for a duck family to travel is for the babies to swim “in a row.” We lawyers know that “getting our ducks in a row” means having our arguments, facts and documents organized and ready...
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