Since February 2010, Judge Carton has been ruling on important matters here at Legal Blog Watch. As I wrote when I introduced Judge Carton, No, Judge Carton is not a real judge and, like Judge Wapner, my rulings are not "technically" binding on the parties. But that has never stopped me from ruling before, see, e.g., MacStupid, aka MacGyver v. MacGruber, and it certainly won't stop me here. Moving on. My mission? To spare the parties to cases in which the outcome is obvious the time and expense of further litigation. Given my imminent departure from LBW (Friday), I want to be sure that the collected works of Judge Carton are preserved for history, as I anticipate that fake judges in the future will want to rely on the precedents established in my rulings. Here, then, for posterity, are all of the rulings by Judge Carton. Case 1: Dee v. Daily Telegraph -- British tennis pro Robert Dee sued the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph for describing him as "the world's worst tennis pro," saying the insult ruined his professional reputation. Judge Carton's ruling: Given that Dee reportedly lost 54 successive matches in international contests, including 108 sets in a row, the...

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