Legal Quote of the Week: Consider the Persimmon

Consider the persimmon. No wild fruits are so sweet and delectable as ripe persimmons after the first fall freeze, if you can beat the birds to them. But a green persimmon is not just less tasty; it is inedible. Not even a ‘possum will eat a green persimmon. As with fruit, so with litigation. A bench judge has several tools to ensure that litigation, while perhaps not sweet, is at least palatable: one of these is the power to stay litigation in the interest of judicial and litigants’ economy. 

- Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III, Scott v. Dondero, C.A. No. 9041-VCG (Del. Ch. September 8, 2014) (emphasis added).