Lawyer Uses Poetry, Article 78 to Demand Action on Divorce

, New York Law Journal


Days after mediation efforts broke down in a nine-year-divorce action, A. Todd Merolla of Merolla & Gold, who represents Drew Doscher, wrote a 60-line poem in a Dec. 23 e-mail that began, "Twas the week before Christmas, in the Matrimonial Part,/ All the creatures were stirring, putting their horse in front of the cart./The fee applications were pending, bills demanding to be paid,/In hopes that Drew's resolve, soon would fade."

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What's being said

  • Rubin

    The court should take cognizance of the harm delay causes to all parties. The poem is a result of frustration and shoul not result in department disciplinary action

  • philip pierce

    The idea of seeking to punish an attorney for use of a poetic form of presenting an argument for his client in lieu of common prose is an example of the ongoing erosion of sensibility and open mindedness that is dumbing down our society.

  • Delqt

    We need a Family Agency to replace the matrimonial court. It's time to stop the depletion of family assets to end a marriage.

  • sdunlop

    I've read some of the attached filings. This is entertaining fodder. A poem, in my opinion is a brilliant alternative to 10 years worth of motionless motions. Like the old adage "sticks and stones may break some bones but ....Poems 'threaten' attornies?" Seems like this Weinstein is more bluster than barrister.

  • observer

    seems like Weinstein and the Misses are a perfect match - two people who have no interest in moving on with their lives.

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