Stercus accidit redux

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Uh-oh. Looks like someone forgot to check their calendar or set the alarm.

In CIARCIA, et al. v. JORGE ANEZ  DAGER, et al. (Fla. 3rd DCA) (12-2565), (per  Suarez and Logue, JJ., and Schwartz, Senior Judge), the Florida Third District Court of Appeal affirmed and offered a wry reminder of the consequences:

Affirmed. See Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Aristo Mortg., LLC, 38 Fla. L. Weekly D663, D663-64 (Fla. 3d DCA Mar. 20, 2013) (“At the risk of viewing professional courtesy through rose-colored glasses, we can also recall a day when counsel appearing without opposition for a hearing on an obviously-contested matter . . . would first place a telephone call to opposing counsel to confirm that some personal emergency or postal glitch had not occurred.”).

In a comment to Mark Bennett’s recent post “Mea Maxima Culpa” about  Mark forgetting to show up for a law school guest lecture”, Scott Greenfield offers some sound advice to us all:

While it’s true that ster­cus accidit, this isn’t the sort of thing one for­gets. Like your wife’s birth­day or your clients’ names, there are things that can’t be for­got­ten. Show­ing up to speak to a law school class is one of those things.

It’s good that you make no excuses and take respon­si­bil­ity for your mis­take, because you are a respon­si­ble guy and this just doesn’t happen.

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2 Responses to “Stercus accidit redux”

  1. shg Says:

    I am in awe.

  2. Antonin I. Pribetic Says:

    I am awe-struck by the awesome no-show.

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