Mary Cummins likes to represent herself in court. In fact, she has to represent herself as the attorneys she hires keep dropping her (gee, I wonder why?). Sometimes it works out for her but most of the time it doesn’t. Here’s a hilarious episode from the deposition files of the Bat World case in which her adept legal skills resulted in a judgement AGAINST her for $6.1 Million. In this series of questions by Randy Turner, the attorney who won the case against her for Bat World, Mary Cummins admits that she filed documents without having a clue as to what the legal language in the documents really meant. The following exchange pretty much sums it up:
Randy: So you didn’t even know what you were saying when you said “Plaintiff’s action is barred by laches”?
Mary: Um, not really.
Randy: You don’t know what that meant?
Mary: No. I read an article that said it’s good to include it.
Randy: But you don’t know what it meant?
Here’s the whole exchange. It’s pure comedy!