Lawyer thread

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

  1. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Does anyone else use a bluetooth at work? When I'm at the office I'm on the phone for hours each day. Would feel like a tool but might be much better than holding a phone up to your ear all day.
     
  2. BamaNug

    BamaNug Want to retire right MEOW
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    If I’m on the phone, I’m rarely not on speaker
     
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  3. BamaNug

    BamaNug Want to retire right MEOW
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    It’s also carried over into my cell phone use, but just with headphones. I can’t remember the last time I actually held a phone to my ear
     
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  4. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    is there anything more annoying that someone calling you out for having them on speaker at work and asking you to take them off speaker? I have clients do that all the time.
     
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  5. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    Just spoke to a gentleman who claimed to be an attorney and that he was representing his wife. He is, in fact, not a licensed attorney and is instead a realtor as far as I can tell. Our conversation after I found that information sure was fun.
     
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  6. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    Report him to the bar.
     
  7. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    Spoke to the bar and was told they only deal with licensed attorneys. Apparently the managing authority for the unauthorized practice of law is the attorney general in his state. Still working on it.
     
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  8. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    They may take his license awa.....It’s a crime.
     
  9. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    Are they known in your area? Not sure getting the guy a criminal charge for helping his wife is the best move for you if they are active in your community, ie this guy is about to bad mouth you for the next decade.
     
  10. Gallant Knight

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    Yeah I would just let this go
     
  11. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
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    Sounds like something an unethical person would suggest
     
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  12. allothersnsused

    allothersnsused Wow that’s crazy
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...-eggs-cars-police-say-now-mother-two-is-dead/

    Reads like a law school fact pattern but cliffs: Some youths in Houston were driving around throwing eggs at cars. Driver is 14. One of the guys they hit flashes a gun at them and starts chasing them. They freak out and floor it through an intersection at a red light and plow into a woman’s truck, killing her.

    This is entirely out of my practice area but isn't it weird that the kid is charged with murder but the guy brandishing the gun/chasing them isn’t charged with ANYTHING? That seems wrong to me but I guess it's Texas.
     
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  13. bro

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    currently studying for my 2nd bar exam (this one in Colorado. TN wasn't UBE at the time), I concur that this seems like a tort or criminal negligence fact pattern.
     
  14. DrunkJester

    DrunkJester No longer drunk or funny.
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    Just a guess, but I’m assuming the only evidence of the gun and chase is the kid’s statement. They did identify the driver (who is cooperating), so the kid was at least partially telling the truth. And they could always bring charges against him later, of course.
     
  15. Gallant Knight

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    Guessing there is no theory of negligence if someone eats shit on a bird scooter? Seems like I hear once a week about someone seriously injuring themselves on those things. Woke up this morning to a text about someone breaking her wrist. Sister had to go to ER a Christmas Eve bc she hurt her knee when she fell
     
  16. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    I don’t think a bird would even having standing? I guess you could have the veterinarian testify as to the injuries. Get one cat on the jury and you’re screwed.
     
  17. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Seen these but never known anyone who used one. What’s the process to use one? Download an app, electronically sign a waiver, pay, then ride?
     
  18. bwi2

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    It’s a felony murder charge, which probably stems from the teen driver being 14, so that seems normal to me. Think we’d need more facts about the brandisher - could see it as a plausible self-defense claim, could just be Texas depending on the rest of the circumstances.
     
  19. dome foam

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    oh fuck off :roll:
     
  20. pez

    pez Poon Pooning
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    You’re already behind

    https://www.axios.com/bird-lime-cla...ety-78c62150-c9fd-4298-b185-2bbf32549dc3.html
     
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  21. Gallant Knight

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    Pretty much yes.

    There are 5-10 on every corner in downtown corpus and Austin
     
  22. Tilly

    Tilly BOOT-edge-edge
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  23. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Their bones are their money and so are the worms
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    Bird law isn’t governed by reason
     
  24. FriendsofJtyler

    FriendsofJtyler I strenuously object
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    Sorry haven't kept up with this thread. Probably not, has it been indicted? Depends on the difference in age between victim and your guy and obviously how that polygraph comes out. Before we dismiss a case or offer probation we almost always require a polygraph and/or psychosexual evaluation.
     
  25. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    First thing I thought when I first saw them was how many ways they could result in a lawsuit.
     
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  26. Gallant Knight

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    They are everywhere in some cities and you legit get an app and pay $2 or something and zoom away
     
  27. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    And they’re strewn across sidewalks everywhere.
     
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  28. Tilly

    Tilly BOOT-edge-edge
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    Yall actually rely on a sole psychosexual exam for anything?
     
  29. FriendsofJtyler

    FriendsofJtyler I strenuously object
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    Yes. It's not a deal breaker, but take it into consideration. These cases rarely have any sort of physical evidence (delayed outcries in the majority of cases so any clothes have been washed or thrown away and SANE exams are generally worthless), so we have to use everything we can when accessing everyone's credibility.
     
  30. Tilly

    Tilly BOOT-edge-edge
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    I get that it's really the only thing available, I just can't imagine using it for anything except partisan argument. I put zero stock in the reliability of those exams, especially one done in isolation. The studies on them are horrible.
     
  31. Imurhuckleberry

    Imurhuckleberry Avid spectator of windmill warriors
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  32. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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  33. pez

    pez Poon Pooning
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  34. Imurhuckleberry

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  35. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    *link provided
     
  36. Ray McKigney

    Ray McKigney Feel my ubiquity
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    I don’t know about you guys, but I am finding it incredibly difficult to get motivated to work this far in 2019.
     
  37. Gallant Knight

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    same. have asked for discovery response extensions on 3-4 cases this week.
     
  38. Ray McKigney

    Ray McKigney Feel my ubiquity
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    Yeah I settled a couple of my more work intensive cases in December. I intentionally tried to make it so my early January wasn’t a shit show. Now here I am, sitting in my office, unable to complete an email to a client and reading every thread on TMB. I’m one of those folks that has no problem working 15 hours in a day when I have a shitload of stuff to do; but lord forbid my workload lighten up a bit and there goes motivation. Got what I asked for I guess.
     
  39. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Man I love dealing with Canadian adjusters/insurance company. Dealing with one called Economical Insurance. They paid me over 3 times meds on a soft tissue MVA with only a trip to the ER for a minor child. Then they sent the checks with just my firm name and not the clients name on it. They didn't bug me about any liens. They didn't ask about filing the petition for minor settlement. They didn't ask about the order approving same or anything else. As soon as we verbally settled it I had a release and a check. LOL Getting this stuff approved in court today. Always hate when a minor clients dad is incarcerated and trying to get notice or waiver to them. Sent this guy a waiver to his prison and never got it back. I think the judge could techinically decline to approve settlement until dad gets notice or waiver. There's also stuff saying that after you've been imprisoned for a certain amount of time your parental rights can be terminated. But I don't have a decree terminating his rights. /rambling
     
  40. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Heard on the radio this morning heading into work that oral argument is being heard today in Thacker v. TVA. Knock it out colonel_forbin!
     
  41. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    Any way to listen?
     
  42. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Don't believe you can listen live, but they will eventually post the audio.
     
  43. Gallant Knight

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    had the privilege of paying $6,300 in payroll taxes today. probably the thing i hate most about owning a business.
     
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  44. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    I feel bad for you.
     
  45. colonel_forbin

    colonel_forbin Well-Known Member
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    9-0 :smug:
     
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  46. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    Did you argue it?

    Edit -- Just pulled the transcript and see that you did. That's awesome man. Well done.
     
  47. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    Just read it, too. Good stuff, and congrats colonel_forbin. However, I feel you missed an opportunity to post on TMB while seated at counsel table of the SCOTUS. :twocents:
     
  48. Gallant Knight

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    Yeah pussy
     
  49. 941Gator

    941Gator TMB's resident beach bum
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    Gary Thacker is a drunk and a Vol fan.
     
  50. pez

    pez Poon Pooning
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    This guy was charged with manslaughter

    https://abc13.com/amp/man-accused-of-chasing-teen-before-deadly-crash-in-custody/5075832/