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13 August 2008

He says toh-May-toh, she says toh-Mah-toh Iím editing an accident benefits court case in which the Insured testified that, prior to his accident, he did 60% of the housework while his spouse did 40%. His wife testified that, prior to her husband's accident, he had done 40% of the housework while she did 60%.

I'm picturing the backstory for that one and laughing.
Geez. Can they split some atoms?
posted by chewatadistance 13 August | 09:09
What really amuses me about this case is that the couple needed to present credible evidence and testimony about the impact of the man's injuries on his quality of life in order to qualify for appropriate further benefits. Yet even when their financial well-being was at stake, they couldn't agree on how much housework they had each done.
posted by Orange Swan 13 August | 09:31
Oh man, get your story straight before you testify.
posted by StickyCarpet 13 August | 09:41
The arbitrator actually didn't comment on the discrepancy, and just said he found both the Insured and his wife "credible". Heh. At least we can be sure they're both testifying as to what they honestly believe. They're probably both entirely convinced they did more than their share of the housework.
posted by Orange Swan 13 August | 10:13
The arbitrator is a wise (and probably married) person.
posted by danf 13 August | 10:26
(Orange Swan, do you work for a legal publisher? My sorta fantasy is moving up to the woods in Mendo County and telecommuting for some legal publishing place. Can't decide if that would make me very happy or bats.)
posted by Claudia_SF 13 August | 11:49
(Actually, sounds like you work for a judge or court, never mind, ducks & slinks.)
posted by Claudia_SF 13 August | 11:50
You were correct the first time, Claudia_SF, I do work for a legal publisher and have for the last 12 years (two different companies).
posted by Orange Swan 13 August | 12:07
Spotted: 1st orb weaver of the season. || Visiting Washington D.C. for the first time in 12 years this weekend.

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