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Dallas Lawyer Wins Continuance for ‘Very Important Baseball Matters’

Posted Oct 27, 2010 12:50 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Updated: Dallas lawyer Darrell Cook obliged when a city attorney asked him to explain in writing why he needs a continuance in a code enforcement case.

"To put in bluntly, Darrell must be in San Francisco to attend to Very Important Baseball matters,” namely Game 1 of the World Series between the Rangers and the San Francisco Giants, the emergency motion for a continuance says. Texas Lawyer has posted the motion (PDF), while NBCDFW has a video of Cook reading its contents.

“Since 1972, when Darrell was but a lad of 13, he has been a fan of the Texas Rangers baseball club (hereinafter referred to as ‘Rangers’),” the motion says. “As such he has developed a love of the Rangers that has generally gone unrequited for thirty-eight (38) years.”

Cook told Texas Lawyer he had no one to cover for him, but he told NBCDFW that he’s arranged for another lawyer to appear for him, just in case the motion wasn’t granted.

He doesn't have to worry. The judge granted the continuance, Cook revealed on his Twitter account. The Dallas Morning News has the update.

Updated at 12:55 p.m. to include judge's decision to grant the continuance.

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