Judge Quotes Jim Croce Song In Appeals Ruling

MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals judge took a lighthearted approach in a new legal opinion, quoting from a Jim Croce song in upholding dismissal of a lawsuit.

The case concerned a mother who confronted her daughter’s boyfriend with a gun when she caught them together at her Palm Beach County home. Because she was a county corrections officer, the boyfriend claimed in a lawsuit she misused her position.

The case was dismissed and the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling Friday.

Judge Ed Carnes quoted the list of warnings against tugging on Superman’s cape and spitting into the wind in the Croce song “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.” The he added a fifth: “You don’t let a pistol-packing mother catch you naked in her daughter’s closet.”

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