Lawyer thread

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

  1. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    Yea I called him yesterday after getting his stupid email.

    it’s probably a pretty damn good settlement so I don’t plan on firing him. But I was pretty pissed.
     
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  2. buy_dont_lease

    buy_dont_lease Ha ha ha. What a story, Mark.
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    The stupidest “client” I’ve ever had was an insurance company (it wasn’t the client, and the client didn’t help and was also stupid). Lloyds of London didn’t know how things work in rural East Texas, and wouldn’t listen when we told them. To their credit the ridiculous verdict was successfully appealed, but they still could have settled the case for less than they ultimately did if they had listened on the first go around.

    But the Plaintiff clients are more baseline annoying, with everyday stuff.
     
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  3. CF3234

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    The one downside to virtual court/depositions is that corporate rep depositions no longer force settlements.
     
  4. BleedinGreen

    BleedinGreen Detroit, Michigan State, and Celery
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    As someone on the insurance side it just always blows my mind when coworkers want to get super hands on with a claim they know nothing about. Never ends up good for anyone.

    I will need that updated report of counsel tho…
     
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  5. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Globex Corporation, Philanthropist, Supervillain
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    Anyone work in medical malpractice?

    Had an uncle check himself in to the hospital last week. I guess he wanted/tried to leave, so he was put in restraints. While restrained he threw up and couldn't turn over to spit out, causing him to aspirate and die.

    Is this something worth pursuing?
     
  6. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    Is this in Florida? Send me a PM.
     
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  7. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    donate that referral fee to the board!
     
  8. SmoochieWallace

    SmoochieWallace Ipse dixit
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  9. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Came to the office because I was sick of sitting around the house watching Ida on the weather channel. Probably going to be the only one here all day.
     
  10. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

    Had a client get 500k in his pocket a couple months ago. He called me today saying he converted our check into a cashier's check, spent 50k and then lost the rest. He's asking if I can help.

    Who wants to go on a modern day treasure hunt and find 450k?
     
  11. Gallant Knight

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    Lol what why would he do that
     
  12. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

    Making good decisions is not a strong suit for a majority of my clients.
     
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  13. Gallant Knight

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    So is he just out of luck on the 450k
     
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  14. BUstang

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    Looks like it.
     
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  15. Gallant Knight

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    Oopsies
     
  16. El Tiburon

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    What does he mean he “lost” it?
     
  17. BUstang

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    Who knows. It probably got snorted, gambled and fucked away.
     
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  18. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    I prefer to think that he misplaced $450k.
     
  19. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    The bank who issued the check should have a record of it. Not sure how this applies to cashier checks, but the UCC in every state has an article on the ability to restore a lost instrument. If your client knows the bank, you may be able to recreate it.

    I had a case 15 years ago where a bank courier was robbed because thieves thought he was transporting cash. He was only collecting checks from bank branches to transport them to the federal reserve in Cleveland back before that process was digitized.

    The thieves threw away the checks when they realized what they had, but only a couple bags were recovered from a dumpster along I-71. The bank had to contact customers and recreate about $800,000 worth of lost instruments.
     
  20. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Isn't he saying that he converted the firm check to a cashiers check then cashed that somewhere, spent $50k, and then "lost" the remaining $450k?
     
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  21. Gallant Knight

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    Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about but it seems like a bank should be able to see if a $450,000 cashiers check is outstanding
     
  22. wes tegg

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    A cashier's check is generally bearer paper.
     
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  23. wes tegg

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    Absolutely they can. It's written against the bank's own funds rather than an individual account.
     
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  24. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Commercial paper was horrendously boring. Or my teacher sucked. Maybe both.
     
  25. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    I suppose he could have gotten $50k in cash and a $450k cashier's check made out to himself rather than opening up an account. If that's the case, he can probably request that the bank reissue it, but they'll probably require him to take out some kind of indemnity bond in case someone else appears with the endorsed original.
     
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  26. Gallant Knight

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    BUstang have your client call wes tegg
     
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  27. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    Put me on that 40% commission.
     
  28. Gallant Knight

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    I mean he probably would if he thought the 450k is gone
     
  29. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    That sounds more like “invested” than lost.
     
  30. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    BUstang Find out which of the above referenced scenarios happened and then report back. Thanks.
     
  31. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Shout out to the UPS guy that hand delivered an overnighted $35k settlement check in the pouring rain /tropical storm. I knew there was a reason why I came in today. :feelsgoodman: Can't deposit it because bank is closed :feelsbadman:
     
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  32. Gallant Knight

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    Do you not have mobile deposit?
     
  33. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I'm sure we do. I need to start doing that.
     
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  34. Gallant Knight

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    we can do up to 100k/day on mobile and generally available next day

    my old boss had a scanner machine he leased from the bank that would process up to 500k/day i think
     
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  35. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    our bank is 5 min away or less so I just send a staff member usually.
     
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  36. CF3234

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    Mobile deposit man.
     
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  37. Ray McKigney

    Ray McKigney Feel my ubiquity
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    May be venturing back into big law again fellas. Had lunch with my old managing partner and he wants me to come back into the fold. I left big law last year for a public sector job, one reason being that I wanted to limit my litigation practice. However, even in the public sector, I am tasked with both handling litigation and managing outside counsel. This take most of my time. I figure if I’m stuck as a litigator, I may as well be paid like one again. Waiting to hear back on the comp package, but if it’s what I think it will be, it will be hard to turn down.
     
  38. RJF-GUMP

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  39. Gallant Knight

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    Went to a CLE mark lanier did and he talked a little bit about a baby powder trial he did and he showed us a demonstrative where he put a container of baby powder in like a plastic case to try to convey that it’s so dangerous that he wouldn’t touch it unless it was in that case

    not surprised he is a billionaire
     
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  40. wes tegg

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  41. Z

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    Just now realized today that this first trial setting is only forty-four days after it was set. So that's getting continued. :chatzy:
     
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  42. Sammy Meatballs

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    To put a cherry on top of this he filed a sworn declaration from his corporate representative that completely contradicted her very clear deposition testimony.

    so she either lied in her depo or lied in the declaration.

    it’s basically the pinnacle of incompetence - to respond to a motion for sanctions by lying again.
     
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  43. CF3234

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    Had an attorney start last week at our firm. Settled a case last night and quit this morning. Strange all around.
     
  44. wes tegg

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    What was the settlement?
     
  45. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    When you know you know. Very weird though. Did he or she give a two weeks notice?
     
  46. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    This is standard practice in every asbestos bankruptcy in the last two decades.

    Every company that emerges from a Chapter 11 does so with a new entity that is assigned all asbestos claims, assigned all insurance rights, and then capitalized with sufficient assets to run off the claims under a set of trust distribution procedures that vary payouts based upon product exposure/disease.
     
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  47. CF3234

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    small one. 20k total, 8k in fees.

    no. literally packed his stuff and left this morning.
     
  48. wes tegg

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  49. CF3234

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    He doesn't get to keep his cut on that case. Just his salary for the past 6 days.
     
  50. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Also, the asbestos plaintiffs bar loves these types of bankruptcies because it’s a guaranteed source of recovery upon proof of certain criteria without any need to litigate.

    If you have a plaintiff who worked an industrial job in the 1960’s-1980’s, they identify 25 or so products and you start tendering claims to the entities that get paid. Then you save a couple of solvent defendants for trial.

    The insurance industry fights the creation of these corporate entities in bankruptcy because insurers would rather defend the claims in the tort system.
     
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