154 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 80 PART 1 JANUARY 2022
Joe (“Smokin’ Joe”) Frazier was born on January 12, 1944. His daughter,
Jacquelyn (Jacqui) Frazier-Lyde, is a lawyer, judge of the Municipal Court
of Philadelphia and one-time boxer (known in the ring as “Sister Smoke”).
Among her bouts was a matchup with (the much younger, and in this bout
successful) Laila Ali, the daughter of her father’s rival Muhammad Ali.
On a costs matter, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice noted in Spadacini-
Kelava v. Kelava, 2021 ONSC 2490 that “the determination of success in a proceeding
is not like the tallying of the scores in each round in a boxing match”.
James P. Carwana was reappointed to the Surrey Police Board for a term
ending December 31, 2023.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Forth Worth Division,
stretched boxing metaphors to the limit in Bell v. Eagle Mountain Saginaw
Independent School District, 4:2020CV01157 – Document 19 (2021), in
granting the school district’s motion to dismiss an action by a “sports psychology
and performance consultant” for failure to state a claim in his copyright
THE TITLE CARD
Today’s bout is only one of the latest in a long string of fights involving
Dr. Keith Bell. In one corner stands the underdog, Eagle Mountain—a
scrappy, counter-punching independent school district. In the other
stands Bell, an infamous slugger known in federal courts around the
United States for throwing heavy-handed hooks at non-profits and taxpayer
funded school districts in the hopes that they throw in the towel
and let him take the purse. In refereeing today’s match, the Court finds
itself in the frustratingly familiar position of penalizing rabbit-punches
and kidney shots between parties who, by all reasonable accounts,
should not be in the ring at all.
A. Bell challenges Eagle Mountain to a fight.
B. The boxers touch gloves and go to their corners.
RULES OF THE RING…
THE BELL RINGS, THE BOUT BEGINS
A. Bell heaves a heavy-handed hook.