Now THAT’S Funny! Zany, Wacky and Just Plain Hilarious Legal Opinions … and Some That Went Too Far

Andrew Struve
June 26, 2021
Legal Ethics


Most lawyers have read thousands of legal opinions, but how many of those opinions were written in verse, refer to famous films or TV series or went so far as to insult other judges on the same court? Andrew Struve uses these wild legal opinions as a basis for reviewing the canons of legal ethics that apply to judges and to discuss whether these “unique” opinions are consistent with the high ethical standards to which members of the judiciary are held.


Andrew Struve, Shareholder, Buchalter P.C., Orange County, CA

Andrew is a member of the Health Care and Litigation practice groups in Buchalter’s Orange County office. Andrew focuses his practice on complex healthcare litigation and unfair competition actions as well as regulatory compliance matters. He has particular expertise in provider and plan representation, private equity, insurance, and the defense of consumer suits.

An experienced litigator in the healthcare field, Andrew has litigated both provider and health plan disputes, class and other representative actions, federal and state qui tam litigation, antitrust suits, RICO actions, managed care contracting suits, earnout disputes, partnership actions, bad faith claims, and payment disputes. He has also conducted numerous sensitive internal investigations and compliance audits, as well as responses to governmental and commercial billing/coding challenges. In addition to leading litigation teams in healthcare disputes in federal and state courts across the United States, Andrew serves as national governance, regulatory, and compliance counsel for a number of companies and many healthcare clients. He is an Elected Member of the American Law Institute, and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating it confers.

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