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This Court Opinion References Moses, Casablanca, and Star Trek’s Mr. Spock.

In a case about “Bar Girls” luring men into private clubs on Miami Beach, FL, a court opinion comes up with a little more spice than we’re used to seeing in stodgy legal parlance.

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar wrote the opinion with style. Here’s the Casablanca mention.

Yes, they admitted they knew the B-girls were posing as tourists to get the men to come to the clubs with them. From there, though, they proceeded to mount what one might call the Casablanca defense, arguing that they were “shocked, shocked” to learn that fraud was taking place within their South-Beach versions of Rick’s Café Américain.

Read the entire document here: http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201312385.pdf

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