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  1. Gallant Knight

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    My trial associates husband has diabetes

    defense counsels fiancée has serious underlying health condition

    new judge that was appointed in June denied our continence and we are #1 on the docket on Monday

    nice
     
  2. RJF-GUMP

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    Bro, didnt you realize that COVID is fake?!
     
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  3. Gallant Knight

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    The county were in is one of the most conservative in the country that has more than like 50,000 people

    I guess the new judge is trying to prove he is a badass or something
     
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  4. RJF-GUMP

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    I would just get one of those shield face masks and be super cautious
     
  5. Themoron

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    is this ACCC - I know they are in receivership now.
     
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  6. Gallant Knight

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    They just paid one of our claims Monday
     
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  7. Gallant Knight

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    just settled for 1.5x what they offered at mediation. that was tight.
     
  8. colonel_forbin

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  9. BUstang

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    Which judge? There are a few that have covid-trial boners right now in Harris County.
     
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  10. Gallant Knight

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    Moco. Santini
     
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  11. BUstang

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    We are close to rejecting all cases where Moco is the only venue. Basically not worth it.
     
  12. Gallant Knight

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    Send them to me
     
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  13. BUstang

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    Ok. Almost had a car wreck case for you yesterday.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Pelican Grove

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    All,

    An update on this virtual trial.

    Hell.

    We are still in voir dire. We’ve been here since September 28. (Hasn’t been that all month, it got pushed 1.5 weeks, weather stopped jurors from logging on several days, judge had/has a ton of dark days, etc.)

    After lunch today, dude on Zoom returned with no shirt on. A woman was sleeping.
     
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  15. RJF-GUMP

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    what kind of trial is it?
     
  16. ARCO

    ARCO I'm too seasoned homie
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    Have my first virtual jury trial set for February. Sounds like it’s going to be delightful.
     
  17. RJF-GUMP

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    I wonder with the resurgence whether courts down here will cancel jury trials again.
     
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  18. wes tegg

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    ACCC?
     
  19. Pelican Grove

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    Civil
     
  20. Pelican Grove

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    Looks like they’re having in-person trials in Los Angeles.
     
  21. Gallant Knight

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    Yep
     
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  22. RJF-GUMP

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    I meant like is it a products liability case etc. Seems like that's exorbitant time even virtual for voir dire unless it's some sort of super complex trial
     
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  23. Z

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    I get 1 day even in a capital murder trial.
     
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  24. RJF-GUMP

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    Our judges would never give us a full day of voir dire even in a complex medical malpractice case. They are generally all about getting the damn thing over with.
     
  25. Stagger Lee

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    My wife just fired her administrative assistant. The admin basically hadn't done a damn thing since she started working from home in March. The final straw came last week when they found out she had started her own business and was doing it full time. After being fired, she said she felt "scolded" when being fired and is considering bringing claims for hostile work environment.
     
  26. RJF-GUMP

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    That blows. If I had an admin that wasn't doing shit since March I would've fired her sometime in April.
     
  27. RJF-GUMP

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    I don't think my general liability insurance would cover a discrimination or hostile work environment lawsuit. Would suck to pay an insurance defense lawyer a retainer and hourly to defend a BS lawsuit.
     
  28. El Tiburon

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    I have a case on the 11/9 trial docket in Broward County, FL (Ft. Lauderdale). Last week the judicial assistant told me there was a 99% chance the docket would be canceled due to Covid. We were also the #25 case on the docket. Today at 2:00 I get an email saying calendar call is on for Monday and 15 cases ahead of me either settles or were continued. I suspect several more will do the same before Monday. WTF? I can’t go to trial in a week.
     
  29. RJF-GUMP

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    Hurricane Zeta was shitty. We let our staff go at noon on Wed and then had to close the office yesterday and today. So basically only got half a week's productivity this week. Neither our office or my house had any damage. The internet and phones were down at the office from Wed night until 3:30PM today. Half my staff and both my law partners still don't have power. I've been living high on the hog as I never lost power at my house so I'm taking hot showers, working from home with internet, and watching all the tv and perusing all the internet that my heart desires.
     
  30. wes tegg

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    I have a construction defect case with multiple plaintiffs set 12/8 and it’s apparently going.
     
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  31. RJF-GUMP

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    I have a premises liability case with pretty good injury going on 12/7 . Haven't heard otherwise yet. Pretty clear liability , displaced hip fracture requiring immediate arthroplasty. Mediation on 11/19.
     
  32. bro

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    nothing like using a template from a partner's prior case, seeing that they filed something that looks exactly like the template, drafting up your motion/notice, and having them send it back with revisions. sigh
     
  33. Gallant Knight

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    defense lawyer on one of our bigger cases is a guy i worked with for two years in law school. this is v tight.
     
  34. colonel_forbin

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    Judge told me today that they'll be having 37 jury trial weeks next year in our county of 375k, which is wayyyyyy more than normal. Going to be trying to clear the backlog.
     
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  35. Brandon Chicken

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    How many of those will be civil?
     
  36. colonel_forbin

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    I bet it will be a good bit. My partner was first up on CH's docket this week for a simple car wreck case before it got settled Friday afternoon. So they're happening.
     
  37. Oranjello

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    I was just informed that I have been subpoenaed in this case that is set for trial next week. Kinda excited to get served for the first time
     
  38. Gallant Knight

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    Have three set the week before thanksgiving where there is nothing left to do other than try the case
     
  39. RJF-GUMP

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    Even if they are relatively simple soft tissue MVAs, I don't think you can provide quality representation if you are doing 3 jury trials in one week.
     
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  40. Gallant Knight

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    Guessing we will just have to do one since second week or two week docket is thanksgiving

    But if it was a normal docket it would be three in two weeks
     
  41. RJF-GUMP

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    3 in 2 weeks is still too many .
     
  42. Gallant Knight

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    Allstate defense that’s a regular week
     
  43. RJF-GUMP

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    They are doing shitty work
     
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  44. harvey birdman

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    Anyone practice trademark law?
     
  45. RJF-GUMP

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    Got to love when opposing counsel says he knows it will never get granted but the carrier made him file a motion for summary judgment. Now I'm spending time on the weekend briefing a frivolous motion.
     
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  46. Fudd Redford

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    in flagrante delicto
     
  47. RJF-GUMP

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    I have a client who told me his nickname is Kirk the Jerk. When you're about to saying something he doesn't like, he blurts out loudly "Here comes the BS!" It's hilarious.
     
  48. Sean Connery

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    Had my first post-COVID trial yesterday (I’m in juvenile now so it was a bench trial). Felt good to be back in the courtroom.
     
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  49. herb.burdette

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    That’s why you buy EPL.
     
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  50. Gallant Knight

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    this is fun.

    settled a case with third party carrier and then asked the underinsured carrier if we could settle with third party and sent a demand.

    they respond this morning that they got duplicate bills and records for a case that happened 6 weeks earlier from a different law firm. lawyer handling that case if a guy i worked with three years ago.

    come to find out this dude was in two wrecks six weeks apart in different states. he just treats and then sends both of us the exact same sets of bills and i guess assumes because the wrecks were in different states no one would know.

    so i'm basically just releasing his case and making $0 when i had already counted the $ we should have made.

    yay