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John G. Browning, a Partner at Spencer Fane LLP.

Did you ever wonder whatever happened to that kid in school  who had  every excuse in the book and they all made “the dog ate my homework” pale by comparison? You guessed it — he grew up and became a lawyer! And not just any garden variety lawyer, but one with what Liam Neeson’s Taken character would call “a particular set of skills” when it comes to the art of the continuance. Most lawyers, however, are nowhere as creative or smooth when it comes to seeking a delay, and they just have to rely on the plain old truth. And then there are those who come up with the worst ways to get a continuance, like the walking cautionary tales below.

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