Oops! ‘Meh’ parenthetical ended up in published federal decision
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A federal judge’s case dismissal is getting some attention because of an apparent note-to-self that didn’t get removed from the published order.
The writer was apparently dissatisfied with a statement summarizing the requirements for a false advertising claim. The parenthetical on page 11 reads: “(Meh I need a better rule statement than this.)”.
The “meh” parenthetical was left out of an amended order, but it lives on because of docket scrapers such as Justia, the Recorder explains.
A member of Curiel’s staff told the Recorder that the judge had no comment on the gaffe.