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Early End to Depo Put Lawyer on Flight

Michaelnunn Lawyer Michael M. Nunn was no doubt happy about the early end to the deposition that had brought him to New York. Worried that bad weather was on the way, he went straight to LaGuardia and was able to get on an earlier-than-scheduled flight that would take him back to his home in Florence, S.C., where he is a partner at the firm Aiken, Bridges, Nunn, Elliott & Tyler. As fate would have it, it appears that a certain flock of geese was also hightailing it out of New York, and the crossing of their paths put Nunn not in sunny South Carolina but in the middle of the frigid Hudson River.

Nunn's law partner, Glenn Elliott, told the Florence Morning News that he heard from Nunn shortly after the U.S. Airways plane's soggy landing. "He called shortly after he got off the plane. He apparently was helped off fairly quickly," Elliott said. "I understand that he got wet -- I’m not sure how much exposure he had -- but I understand that he's afraid he might have a little frostbite. Otherwise he is safe."

Nunn told Elliott that he was supposed to be on a later flight but took advantage of the early end to the deposition to try to beat the weather out of New York. Shortly after take-off, Nunn told Elliott, he heard a loud noise and all the passengers assumed something was wrong with the engines. "The plane banked and, shortly thereafter, the pilot told them to brace for impact. That's all he heard," Elliott recounted.

Nunn's profile describes him as a litigator who focuses on business litigation, employment law, medical malpractice and products liability. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and a former executive committee member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association. He is also, I would guess, a very thankful man today.

[Hat tip to ABA Journal.]

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 16, 2009 at 11:18 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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