After a few days of trial, the two sides in the case I'm acting as an expert witness on agreed to settle, before any of the experts reached the witness stand. So all of a sudden I'm less busy than I had expected. Maybe I'll have time to whittle down that never-empty to-do list. Or blog. Or maybe a new case will serendipitously come along.
Undoubtedly the people happiest with the settlement are the jury. They were going to have to sit through several weeks of trial, and while I'm sure they were all eager and thrilled to fulfill their civic duty, I'm sure they all have their own to-do lists to deal with.