And then there are horrible writers. Ninth Circuit Judge Ross, from hell’s heart I stab at thee, even as you lie in your grave:
In its answer the respondent denied the execution, on its part, of the contract sued upon, averred that it was without consideration, and for a third defense alleged that the work performed by the libelants for it was performed under other and different contracts than that sued on, and that, prior to the filing of the libel, each of the libelants was paid by the respondent the full amount due him thereunder, in consideration of which each of them executed a full release of all his claims and demands against the respondent.
Learn to write!
Where, oh where, is my beloved Judge Cardozo? He was 30 at this point in time; regulate this, you glorious bastard!