But though I do not understand the ground upon which the case proceeded, it is a case which has stood for fifty years, and … I am satisfied that it is now too late to interfere with the decision.
Wheeler v New Merton Board Mills 
2 KB 669, 691 (Scrutton LJ).
[In other words, old cases never die—they just lose their appeal …]
A common problem faced by law students, and other students who read case law for their studies, is that they might spend an hour reading a judgment from start to end and gain nothing from it.
In this chapter, we explain some ways to make reading law reports easier, and to improve your retention of what you read.