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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sometimes One Needs a Lawyer

 The first thing we do,
let's kill all the lawyers.
      Shakespeare, 2 Henry VI, IV.ii.

Though Shakespeare's line sometimes rings true to us all, there are certainly times when a lawyer is exactly what one needs. My friend David F. sent this today, and it was too good not to share:

From a lawyer in Eunice, LA.

Scales of JusticeA New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client. He was told the loan would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to the parcel of property being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back to 1803, which took the lawyer three months to track down.

After sending the information to the FHA, he received the following reply.

(Actual letter):
"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application, we note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title.

While we compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented the application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before any final approval can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin."

Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows (actual letter):

"Your letter regarding title in Case No. 189156 has been received. I note that you wish to have title extended further than the 194 years covered by the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in this country, particularly those working in the property area, would not know that Louisiana was purchased by the U.S from France in 1803, the year of origin identified in our application.

Louisiana Territory

For the edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership was obtained from France, which had Columbusacquired it by Right of Conquest from Spain. The land came into the possession of Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish monarch, Isabella.
The good queen, Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing the blessing of the PopePope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus' expedition. Now the Pope, as I'm sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this world.

CreationTherefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that part of the world called Louisiana. God, therefore, would be the owner of origin and His origins date back to before the beginning of time, the world as we know it AND the FHA.

I hope you find God's original claim to be satisfactory.

Now, may we have our damn loan?"

He got the loan.



Blogger Istanbultaye said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROFL!

July 27, 2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger Riykere said...

lol, yeah your right, that was pretty funny ^^. Not sure what an Anagram is so cant really post on that, but I did like this one :รพ I'm sure I may have done an anagram or once knew what it was, but as my memory lacks the capacity to remember it, it's been forgotten. ohh well. Better to have known and forgotten than to never have known at all right? lol. Btw I answered your post on my blog with another post, and a question of what I should put on there since I dont have much to talk about lol. Take care & ttyl~

July 28, 2006 1:51 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Oh, an anagram is where you rearrange the letters of a word to make different words. Anyways, heading to your blog now.

July 28, 2006 2:45 AM  

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