Summer is, or should be, a time for all things beautiful. Part of that beauty is encapsulated in the joy of summer, non-professional reading. But if there was ever a case to be made that professional reading should be added to your summer reading list, look no further than Judge Jeffrey A. Goodstein’s page turning decision in LSS v. MS, Sup. Ct. Nassau Cty. (NYLJ May 19, 2023).

The decision, which is factually intricate, and replete with poignant legal analysis, reads like a short story—a marriage story, in fact, although without the suffocating cliches that permeate Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.”