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Well, I just finished a 3 day trial in a complicated commercial transaction case, involving the sale of a used John Deere Self Propelled Model 6610 Forage Harvester by my client to a local farmer. Sale price (used) was about $104,000.
Anyway, on the 3rd day of the trial, as the lunch recess was ending, the courtroom clerk (this is the person who says, "All rise" and performs other functions, too) came into the courtroom and asked if anyone wanted a piece of pineapple upside down cake. Of the 4 people in the courtroom, namely, the plaintiff, the defendant, and the two lawyers, only I said yes.
So, I went back into the judge's area, ate my slice of cake, with the Judge, the clerks, etc., and then returned to the courtroom.
Such is justice in Maryland.
Best dessert in Harford County, Maryland, other than Gentleman Farmer's cheesecake.
So, I win the case, get a nice legal fee, a piece of pineapple upside down cake, and talk my client into getting me a golf shirt with his corporation's logo on it.
Not exactly "Boston Legal" but close!
Any recipes out there for pineapple upside down cake?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I have never had a pineapple upside down cake. Red Face

Never thought of it until now. Confused

Now that's truly surprising. Pineapple upside down cake was a very popular dessert for people of your generation. Eek

irwin, I've made this recipe

from Gourmet several times to rave reviews. You can skip the rum for a more traditional version.

I am surprised that the judge would eat with you even before his judgment was rendered. Wouldn't opposing counsel make a motion to disquality the judge based on a potential bias of congregating with you without the other lawyer present, even in a informal setting?

1) Pretty informal rural court.
2) the other guy was invited in for the cake, but declined.
A few years ago I had a trial in this court. The jury went out at about 2 PM and they were still deliberating at dinner time.
So, I went to dinner with the judge (although so did the other attorney).
Anyway, all we did was eat a slice of cake together.

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