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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    I've learned that lots of bad things happen while using buffers.
     
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  2. BUstang

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    When is their answer deadline? dome foam
     
  3. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I came really close to knocking on my neighbors door and asking him if he could cut his grass which was like knee high after he didn't cut it for months. Wife told me I was crazy. But suing your next door neighbor is a little extreme. Doesn't seem like a good idea.
     
  4. dome foam

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    When your next door neighbor is a a) rental corporation b) caused thousands of dollars in damage and c) refuses to respond to any demands...seems a little different from your situation.
     
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  5. dome foam

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    Monday.
     
  6. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Yah if it was a rental corporation I wouldn't give a shit
     
  7. BUstang

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    Please share that MTV filing with us if she in facts files it. What Court are you in?
     
  8. dome foam

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    Will do, filed in JP court.
     
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  9. dome foam

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    Just a note about how many fucks I give about this:
    The guy who cut down the tree (who I did not sue because he's broke)...told me via text to "put my big boy pants on" when I said I would have to file suit if damages were not paid.

    So...
     

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  10. RJF-GUMP

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    Bold strategy Cotton
     
  11. dome foam

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  12. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    We had a case like this with a female -- she had some sort of genitalia surgery that went wrong, pretty much ruined her sex life.

    I believe a lot of the analysis was how old/how much sex is this person going to have?
     
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  13. BamaNug

    BamaNug The journey itself is the point
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    I know I'm the thread's negative nancy, but I bet most of the associates don't give AF about comradery.

    I like to keep my work life and personal life very demarcated. That obviously becomes more difficult the further your progress in your career, partners, etc. and could probably explain my general tone towards the practice in general.
     
  14. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
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    I get it. Pre-covid everyone hung out quite often. We have a bar a 20 second walk away that we would all go to for happy hour at least once every 2 weeks or so.

    our firm is making a big push to keep people doing stuff together so lawyers don’t leave as often. We have a partners retreat to the Caribbean every year just for that reason.
     
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  15. wes tegg

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    TIL that "comradery" is an acceptable spelling of "camaraderie."
     
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  16. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    If you handle complex or even any litigation, being able to pop into the partners office to ask a question rather calling makes life much easier. It's more so for professional reasons I hated working from home than personal. Plus I started in March 2020 so I literally knew nobody.
     
  17. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
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    I learned that as well. It spell checked to how I spelled it and I thought that doesn’t look right. Turns out it is.
     
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  18. BamaNug

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    Personal preference I guess. We have an email chain with a couple of the senior associates where we just bounce ideas off each other -- would much rather do that versus pop into offices. I do think it's a generational thing -- as an early 30s lawyer I have zero interest in routine happy hours with 50-60 yo partners. But it's also uncouth for associates to say "no" when invited to a happy hour by a senior attorney, so there's like an unspoken obligation.

    I get it, if you want to advance in your career and become equity partner and all that comes with it, it's going to be more than a full-time job and you gotta do that sort of stuff. I have zero desire to do this for my entire career, so don't want to spend anymore time than is necessary.
     
  19. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    There's also the firms objective of not having people leave. Much easier to quit when you don't really care for firm or your co-workers since there is no real professional relationship.
     
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  20. bwi2

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    god damn reds are taking over our spellcheck
     
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  21. BamaNug

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    Not to go full leftist and down with the bourgeoisie, but pay them more instead of doing retreats and other stuff, and they're more likely to stay (not saying you are personally, but my .02).
     
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  22. BamaNug

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    Life imitates art = watching a CLE called "OK, Boomer" addressing the age gap in the law. First question was "why do you care if I'm in the office if I'm getting my work done?"

    Response: "Loyalty"

    Groan

    edit: a follow-up question asked him to expound on that: "how does being in the office show loyalty?"

    "it shows commitment to the firm, at the expense of your personal life. Working long hours for the corporation rather than focusing only on yourself."

    OK boomer
     
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  23. wes tegg

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    I taught a CLE on millennials to a bunch or olds pre-Covid. I had the last time slot before the end of the conference, but a lot of folks hung around to largely be disappointed that I wasn’t just shitting on my generation.
     
  24. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    sometimes I wonder about this in terms of staff. Instead of all the small things like lunches and holiday dinners etc , would that like it even more if you just took all of that fringe money and paid them more instead?
     
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  25. Gallant Knight

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    Why not both
     
  26. RJF-GUMP

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    Well that's ultimately what we do. Bend over backwards to provide lots of benefits and also super competitive pay
     
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  27. colonel_forbin

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  29. Sammy Meatballs

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    today the defendant's regional manager and her idiot lawyer decided that the best way for her to respond to a lot of my questions was with "I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, can you rephrase that?" and "I don't feel comfortable offering my opinion on that"

    she thought she was very intelligent and was very proud of herself.

    my favorite exchange was:

    do you think it would be better if you had 95% occupancy at this apartment complex and no shootings or 100% occupancy and a shooting every month? "I don't feel comfortable offering my opinion on that."

    She also said that she was only aware of one shooting on the property - my case.

    She verified rogs 3 months ago in another shooting case for the same property.
     
  30. Sammy Meatballs

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    she also said she didn't understand what I meant by "security" and "violent crime"
     
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  31. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Not sure what Florida provides, but every CGL policy has a standard exclusion for bodily injury expected or intended from the standpoint of the insured.

    The intended aspect of that is simple and usually applies only to intentional torts.

    The expected element is disjunctive, and different than intent. There are a significant number of states that apply it to a conscious disregard of a known risk.

    In a premises liability case for failure to prevent third party criminal acts, you get closer to proving up the exclusion each time you demonstrate the insured knew the risk and disregarded it.

    It may not matter if the defendant is solvent and not overly leveraged on a mortgage on the building, but the insurer isn’t necessarily upset here.
     
  32. El Tiburon

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    Not to be confused with “cumratery” which is the art of sitting around with your male coworkers and shooting off ropes and rating whose is best.
     
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  33. Sammy Meatballs

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    its georgia.

    And the only thing that ever troubles me is stupid assault and battery sublimits.

    not worried about coverage here.
     
  34. herb.burdette

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    If you don’t need to come within coverage, then fire away.

    My favorite premises liability case is from a police department was sued repeatedly for civil rights violations after people of color were roughed up in custody. The county jail was particularly good at finding other inmates (always white) to testify for somewhat preferential treatment that the plaintiffs fell down the stairs.

    After like the third or fourth time it happened, the plaintiffs attorney brought the next one as premises liability for a defective condition in the stairs.

    The city went under a US consent decree about 18 months later after the DOJ got involved.
     
  35. Gotch Yarbrough

    Gotch Yarbrough Canada eh?
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    I recently had OC object to several RFPs on the grounds that the terms "invoice" and "bills of lading" were ambiguous. OC is on the ABA executive board for his practice area and the client is a NASDAQ 100 multinational manufacturing conglomerate.

    Unfortunately the judge is a coward and didn't crush them in the order to compel.
     
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  36. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Settled a med mal presuit today for $125k
     
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  37. RJF-GUMP

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    Got referred a MVA today that occurred in Wilmur, AL. Never heard of that town until now and I'm from AL. AL guys, what's the jury pool situation in that neck of the woods. I'm not licensed in AL but my law partner is. I could get licensed over there if we start doing enough work in AL.
     
  38. wes tegg

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    Wilmer? It’s mobile county, so you’re good. Very plaintiff friendly. That federal division is straight fire, too.
     
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  39. SmoochieWallace

    SmoochieWallace Ipse dixit
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    Big-ish firm. We've always had laptops and docking stations. Pre-COVID all the associates in my office worked in the office unless they were traveling for work. Post-COVID, who knows?
     
  40. RJF-GUMP

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    2:42 PM CST Friday afternoon. Motivation level 2/10.
     
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  41. BamaNug

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    Oregon CLE reporting period is end of April. Like most, i waited until April to do my last 15 hours.

    Partner gave me a 6 hour practice and procedure CLE -- ok, cool, put it on during this week, finished, etc. -- find out it's not an "accredited" Oregon bar practice and procedure, doesn't count towards my specific requirements -- only "General CLE." Fuck, OK. Get my assistant to email me, specifically, what I have to take. Do 5 hours under "Access to Justice" -- find out it's not the "Introductory Access to Justice," so none of that counts either.

    So I did 11 hours of CLE this week and it accomplished jack shit. I'm pretty sure smoke was coming out of my ears this morning.
     
  42. wes tegg

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    I teach at the Alabama Defense Lawyers’ association trial academy, which gives me all the CLEs I need a year, and then my wife puts on CLE conferences so I pretty much have all that I can bank banked at all times. I’d completely forget to get them if I had to keep up with them.
     
  43. El Tiburon

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    About a month before my cycle is up I buy one of those $150 packs that give me all 30+ credits I need and play them in the background while I work.
     
  44. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I’m pretty active in our state trial lawyer association so I typically go to 2-3 events a year which are 10 credits each . They usually do some lunch and learns too that are like 3 credits that I attend. Also go to Southern Trial Lawyers annual convention every year which is like 10-12 more. It’s in NOLA over Mardi Gras and is fun. Also do typically 2 colleges /courses a year through the Keenan Trial Institute which is another 20 credits. So I never have a problem getting my CLE.
     
  45. dome foam

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    Same but usually a couple days before the deadline for me.
     
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  46. BUstang

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    I need to put my foot down and stop accepting Arizona cases. I don't know how Plaintiffs lawyers make a living over there.
     
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  47. RJF-GUMP

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    what's so bad about PI in AZ?
     
  48. RJF-GUMP

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    Me in depo prep with client: So I see you are no longer with that employer. Did you get laid off?
    Client: Yes
    Opposing counsel after the deposition: He got fired for drinking on the job :facepalm:
     
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  49. BUstang

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    It's like how Texas was 15 years ago. Conservative judiciary and legislature. Plus most "rural" counties are ultra trump.
     
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  50. colonel_forbin

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    What did you have to say about us?