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Don't cheat on format rules

I seem to be writing a lot about typography and formatting lately. Coincidentally, Abstract Appeal reports today on a Florida appellate court's order penalizing a lawyer $500 for failing to comply with formatting rules. Matt Conigliaro, proprietor of Abstract Appeal, has a nice commentary about the Florida rule that cost the penalized lawyer 5 Benjamins.

The lesson is plain: If you must, go as far as the rules allow, but don't go any farther.


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