January 01, 2016

Sidebar: War Stories

What went wrong--and right--with three cases offers lessons and entertainment to litigators.

Kenneth P. Nolan

The Liquid Lunch. After his plane skidded off the LaGuardia runway, a plump, 20-something guy calmly removed his shoes and slid down the evacuation slide only to hit the tarmac awkwardly. Calcutta is less crowded and chaotic than a New York City emergency room, so he ignored the pleas of the first responders and hopped a cab back to his favorite Manhattan saloon where he regaled his buddies with a tale of danger and heroics.

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