Affirmed with Poetry (Quotes)

This case comes out of Michigan where someone’s oak tree was damaged by an errant car.  Unfortunately the Plaintiff lost for a few different procedural reasons.  The judge lamented with this opinion:

tree-car-crash

A suit to compensate a tree.
A suit whose claim in tort is prest
Upon a mangled tree’s behest;
A tree whose battered trunk was prest
Against a Chevy’s crumpled crest;
A tree that faces each new day
With bark and limb in disarray;
A tree that may forever bear
A lasting need for tender care.
Flora lovers though we three,
We must uphold the court’s decree.

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