Lawyer thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. BrickTamland

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    Wading through my pre-nup and thank you to everyone that implored me to get representation. Feel much better, very well worth it for the education about the “what if’s” I never thought of.
     
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  2. BamaNug

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    I assumed as much. Some country criminal defense lawyer in rural WA associated him. We'll pay a fuckload.
     
  3. wes tegg

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    Yeah, you probably ought to.
     
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  4. Gallant Knight

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    Over 100 jury verdicts

    Wow
     
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  6. wes tegg

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    (1) I wonder what he'd have done if one of the defense witnesses had agreed to put on the suit.
    (2) The defense lawyer is a fucking moron for objecting to him putting it on.
     
  7. Gallant Knight

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    went to the mark lanier trial academy a couple weeks ago. he has also done some wild stuff in the court room. and has like 15 billion in verdicts.
     
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  8. colonel_forbin

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    I find out tomorrow whether SCOTUS will hear my case. Crazy stuff
     
  9. RJF-GUMP

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    most of the time when I see a guy has 100 jury verdicts, it's a defense lawyer as personal injury attorneys these days just don't get to trial that much.
     
  10. Gallant Knight

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    Allstate in house lawyers in Houston are probably averaging 12-15 trials a year

    I bet i try a case a month in 2019
     
  11. BamaNug

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    Remind me again of the issue? I know you've posted about your briefing it for what seems like years.
     
  12. colonel_forbin

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    The governmental immunity test that should be applied to the Tennessee Valley Authority, if any.

    I might have my days wrong on when they're going to decide to hear it though; may not be until next week.
     
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  13. Z

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    Very successful appellate mediation yesterday.

    :chatzy:
     
  14. harvey birdman

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    Is anyone federally licensed in the middle district of Florida?
     
  15. SmoochieWallace

    SmoochieWallace Ipse dixit
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    :peekaboo:
     
  16. DrunkJester

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    Gotta be this case: https://www.google.com/amp/www.scot...ses/thacker-v-tennessee-valley-authority/amp/

    Which means you were successful. Congrats, man!!! That’s huge.
     
  17. colonel_forbin

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  18. DrunkJester

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    You gonna argue? Or sit at the table?
     
  19. colonel_forbin

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    I'm going to argue. Why not, you know? I've been working on this for four years and got it there. No way I'm giving it up now.
     
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  20. DrunkJester

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    Holy shit, that’s incredible. Did you try to hook up with the Georgetown SCOTUS Clinic? I hear it’s first come, first serve. I’d imagine others have reached out to offer assistance, right?

    Once they schedule it, I’m going to see if I can come and watch. I could say I’ve seen a TMBer in the wild, arguing before SCOTUS. Not that the issue itself isn’t sexy.

    If you have any time after the argument and want to meet up with a weird legal nerd from the Internet, let me know. I’d love to buy you a beer and hear about your experience.
     
  21. DrunkJester

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    Also, they give you these old school feather pens/quills at the table, one for you and one for co-counsel. One of my judges had his from his first argument framed with his SCOTUS bar certificate.

    I’m so pumped right now, with practically zero reason.
     
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  22. colonel_forbin

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    Yeah man for sure.

    I had a ton of people reach out. A ton. They all "offered" their help, but apparently that means they actually take over all aspects of briefing and argument and they get our input as an afterthought. My coworker and I were like thanks but no thanks.
     
  23. DrunkJester

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    Oh shit, colonel_forbin I just realized this guy (http://courtartist.com/) is gonna draw you. You’re gonna have so much shit to get framed after this argument. Your frame shop is going to love you.
     
  24. BamaNug

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    So you're definitely granted oral arguments? When is it supposed to happen?

    Congrats dude
     
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  25. Oranjello

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    Some of my clients are attorneys, and how dumb they can be never ceases to amaze me.

    Just got off the phone with a transactional attorney who is a client who can't even follow a very simple purchase and sale agreement we drafted. He has been asking elementary questions for 4 weeks now, and each one is clearly answered by the document itself. We bill by the quarter hour (.25), so I doubt his asking questions is more cost effective than simply scrolling up and reading a defined term, either.
     
  26. wes tegg

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    :rain::rockin:
     
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  27. Oranjello

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    Yeah, it’s great. Starting a new job in a different market in 6 weeks, and my guess is that they bill every tenth of an hour. From what I’ve seen, clients don’t bat an eye at the quarter hour when they know they’re getting quality work even if they’re already paying a premium rate. Once I get settled at the new firm, and depending on a number of factors, it’s something I may suggest to the higher ups.
     
  28. Tilly

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    Any of you bama guys work in Mobile?
     
  29. BamaNug

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    I did for 5 years before moving. Still in touch with a lot of folks down there. Feel free to send a PM
     
  30. BamaNug

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    Typical plaintiff depos tomorrow.

    73 year old woman making a consortium claim, discovery responses only indicate intimacy issues

    Gonna be sexy AF:pipelayer:
     
  31. Oranjello

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    What do you plan on asking her during the deposition?
     
  32. BamaNug

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    This one will be tame because I'm dealing with a shithead plaintiff's lawyer that I think talked his client into it. You don't want to beat a deponent up when she's obviously embarrassed and wasn't adequately prepared by her attorney to testify about her sex life. I expect that to be the case here.

    Contrasted with the blowhard 200+ lb white trash women who had sex "every day for the past 40 years." Those can be fun and borderline hysterical.
     
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  33. Sammy Meatballs

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    I do occasionally and have partners down there.
     
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  34. RJF-GUMP

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    Well, I won my first appeal earlier this week. High asset divorce trial, took husband to the cleaners, they appealed, court of appeals affirmed across the board. They are going to ask for rehearing and writ to the supreme court of mississippi, but doubt they'll take it up. Was extremely happy.
     
  35. 941Gator

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    I. THE MARIJUANA DISCOVERED FROM THE TRASH-PULLS WAS NOT UNLAWFUL


    An Amendment to the Florida Constitution passed in November of 2016 by Florida voters which expanded the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes. Senate Bill 8-A, which took effect on June 23, 2017, implements the constitutional amendment relating to medical marijuana. The bill authorizes ten (10) new Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) licenses, in addition to the seven (7) currently issued. Under Fla. Stat. sec. 381.986 medical marijuana is legal in the State of Florida. Further, under the statute, the only difference in legal medical marijuana and illegal marijuana is the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.

    Trulieve Medical Marijuana Dispensary is located throughout the State and in this Circuit. Trulieve sells the TruFlower Vaporizer Cup’s to their patients (See Exhibit C). Essentially the package (cup) of flower (raw marijuana) is burned and then vaporized using a vaporizer device. The flower is provided in the amount of 3.5 grams per cup. This means that flower, or raw marijuana, is potentially lawful in a home where a medical marijuana prescription also resides (See attached article).

    Co-defendant, and house resident, xxxx, received her Medical Marijuana card on October 25, 2017 (See Exhibit D), which was several months before the Manatee Sheriff’s Office conducted a trash-pull and applied for a search warrant based upon 0.3 and 0.4 grams of marijuana found.

    Flower marijuana found in the trash from a residence is no longer sufficient to establish probable cause for a search warrant in Florida.
     
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  36. 941Gator

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    what would be a good State to pull case law from that has medical, but not recreational?
     
  37. Oranjello

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    I believe a number of northeastern states have medicinal but not recreational programs. Alternatively, I'd try searching for cases arising out of CO and CA when they were medical only.
     
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  38. Big Meech

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    https://www.news4jax.com/news/jacksonville-attorney-suspended-after-sending-anti-semitic-text

    :doge:

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville attorney whose face was once splashed on the side of Veterans Memorial Arena has been suspended after a Florida Bar investigation found that he committed a wide range of misconduct, including texting an anti-Semitic rant about another attorney to a one-time colleague.

    Though the discipline was handed down in September, attorney Paul Green began serving that 60-day suspension over the weekend as part of a settlement reached with the Bar in which he acknowledged sending the off-color text message, among other examples of questionable behavior.

    The suspension stems from a complaint the Bar filed in June. It details a series of allegations against Green, ranging from his use of his former law firm’s credit card for personal expenses to posting false information about his ex-partner’s mental health on social media as the firm split up.

    Disciplinary documents show Green, 37, was going through a divorce when he sent the following text to his former law partner, Patricia Parker, about his wife’s divorce attorney: “Tell Dana Price I hope she dies of dirty Jew AIDS.”

    On Thursday, Green told News4Jax he regrets sending that text message. He noted that he never would have done so had he known it would later become public. "It was an off color remark for which I deeply regret,” he said.

    That text message was among the incidents Parker said contributed to her decision to fire Green and change the locks on the office door. The complaint said he also had trouble dressing professionally and, in some cases, even showing up for work.

    Once he was terminated, Green changed the password to the firm’s website and cut off his former co-workers’ access to their work email, documents show. In response, Parker switched off Green’s phones. He later agreed to restore the firm’s email access if his phones were turned back on.

    Green also posted on the firm’s Facebook page, indicating the firm was splitting up because of Parker’s mental health, saying she was “suicidal” and had been hospitalized under the Baker Act. He then discouraged clients from paying Parker until the Florida Bar stepped in.

    In reality, neither of those things was true.

    “I deeply regret posting the comment on my page but at the time I did not know who was representing our clients if she was incapacitated,” Green said Thursday.

    Green said he never had any disciplinary or ethical issues before his partnership with Parker. He claimed the pair had a personal relationship, but noted that Parker was in a “position of power” because she owned the firm. He said the partnership unraveled when their relationship soured.

    He also challenged the complaint that he improperly used the law firm’s resources, saying both partners used the credit card for personal expenses from time to time but reimbursed the firm by deducting the purchases from their pay. Otherwise, he said, they used it to rack up points.

    He said that he accepted the suspension from the Bar because he could not afford to hire a defense attorney. That said, he noted that he does not agree with the language contained in the plea or the Bar’s findings, but he decided it was in his best interest to “simply move on.”

    “Had I known that the story would be so skewed from what really happened I would have taken this all to court so my side would have been heard,” he said, adding that he’s still in the middle of a divorce, has racked up “enormous debt,” and is having trouble finding work as a result of the complaint.

    Reached Thursday, Parker said she has not kept tabs on her former partner’s predicament.

    "I am not privy to the Bar investigation,” she said. “I did not file a complaint. I did not go to the newspaper. Allegations against me are not true. I turned over bank accounts to the bar, text message and emails and the Bar moved forward. I wish no ill will towards him.”

    It’s unclear what lies ahead for Green. Attorney Ed Birk, who represents News4Jax and has no ties to either side of this case, said the 37-year-old’s comments to the media about the case won’t do him any favors.

    “The statements he’s made after his suspension was imposed may get him in trouble,” said Birk. “He’s admitted to a number of statements and he’s made further statements about his former law partner and others, and it may go back to the Supreme Court.”
     
  39. CoastalOrange

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    Yeah, his most recent quotes are pretty cringe-worthy. Good luck finding a job, dumbass.
     
  40. RJF-GUMP

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    If your life ever seems shitty, just think about that guy, and you'll feel better.
     
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  41. Gallant Knight

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    is allstate terrible to deal with everywhere, or just in texas?

    it's getting to the point where it's not even worth trying to negotiate claims pre-lit unless you will get the entire policy. and fucking forget about them offering you any $ on an underinsured claim under any circumstances.
     
  42. wes tegg

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    Everywhere. It's because they use software to evaluate claims.
     
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  43. Z

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    Better watch it Tegg. Isn't that one of your clients?
     
  44. Pigproquo

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    Had a judge rule from the bench this morning, granting my MSJ that plaintiff's claims were barred by SOL. Even though it was a slam dunk, it's still a fun day when that happens! Good Monday!
     
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  45. wes tegg

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    Nope. Fuck em.
     
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  46. Z

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    They go in-house?
     
  47. wes tegg

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    Yeah, I think they're pretty much in-house across the board.
     
  48. Z

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    Can't stand that. Those guys are always so overworked it's almost impossible to move a case.
     
  49. Gallant Knight

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    The in house people they have in Houston are probably trying 15+ cases a year each

    I bet I try 8-10 cases against Allstate in the next 15 months
     
  50. Z

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    Was talking with an in-house lawyer for Geico a few months back. Said she had something like 120+ active files.
     
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