Lawsuit With A Difference

    One evening after attending the theater, two gentlemen were walking
down the Avenue when just ahead of them walked a beautiful woman.  One of 
the men turned to the other and remarked, "I'd give $50.00 to spend the
night with that woman."  To their surprise the young lady overheard the 
remark and turned around.  She said, "I'll take you up on that."  She had 
a neat appearance and a pleasant voice, so after bidding his companion 
goodnight the man accompanied the lady to her apartment, where they 
immediately went to bed.

    The following morning he presented her with $25.00 as he prepared to
leave.  She demanded the rest of the money stating, "If you don't give me
the other $25.00 I'll sue you."  He laughed saying, "I'd like to see you
get it on those grounds."

    The next day he was surprised when he received a summons ordering him
to court as a defendant in a lawsuit.  He hurried to his lawyer and ex-
plained the details of the case.  His lawyer said, "She can't get judge-
ment on such grounds, but it will be interesting to see how her case is
presented."

    After the usual preliminaries, the lady's lawyer addressed the court
as follows:  "Your honor, my  client, this lady, is the owner of a piece
of property, a garden spot surrounded by a profuse growth of shrubbery,
which property she agreed to rent to the defendant for a specified length
of time, for the sum of $50.00.  The defendant took possesion of the pro-
perty, used it extensively for the purpose for which it was rented, but
upon evacuating the premises he paid only $25.00, one half of the amount
agreed upon.

    "The rent was not expensive, since this was restricted property, and
was not available to all, and we ask judgement be granted against the
defendant to assure payment of the balance."

    The defendant's lawyer was impressed and amused at the way his 
opponent had presented the case.  His defense therefore was some what 
altered from the way he had originally planned to present the case.

    "Your honor,"  he said, "My client agrees that the young lady has a fine
piece of property, that he did rent such property from her for a time and 
derived a degree of pleasure from this transaction.  However, my client 
found a well on the property, around which he placed his own stones, sunk 
a shaft, and erected a pump, all labor being performed personally by 
him.  We therefore claim the improvements on the property were sufficient 
to offset the unpaid amount and that the plaintiff was adequately 
compensated for the rental of said property.  We therefore ask that 
judgement not be granted."

    The young lady's lawyer came back with this:  "Your honor, my client
agrees that the defendant did find a well on her property and that he did
make improvements such as my opponent has described.  However, had the
defendant not known the well existed, he would have never rented the
property. Also, upon evacuating the premises, the defendant removed his
stones, pulled out the shaft and took the pump with him.  In doing so he 
not only dragged his equipment through the shrubbery, but left a hole
much larger than it was prior to his occupancy, making it easily 
accessible to little children.  We therefore ask that judgement be granted."

SHE GOT IT!!

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