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An invitation to relive the agonies of yesteryear by taking an examination question, even a brief one, may seem easy to refuse. Admitting that the subject is Civil Procedure may seal the issue. But this question triggers a reflex that should be common to all lawyers. Try it. After thinking aobut the question - if you frame your answer without writing it out, less than 20 minutes will do - go on to the explanation of the question's origin and my own answer.