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Lawyers to Sweat it Out in Florida

Posted May 2, 2007 1:17 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Lawyers will be sweating at the Broward County Courthouse in Florida, and it won’t be just because of a tough trial or difficult witnesses.

A little-known rule requires the thermostat to be set no cooler than 78 degrees in commercial buildings in an effort to save water used to operate electrical towers. The courts plan to comply, the Miami Herald reports.

"It will be a little warmer for some people,'' Clerk of Courts Howard Forman told the newspaper. "We have to ride out this drought problem that we have upon us.''

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