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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Apr 8, 2015.
Was up half the night with a merciless migraine and now I'm sitting in front of my computer just staring at my inbox and not feeling like I can process anything. Year is starting off hella awesome.
I drove nearly 2 hours for the start of a trial yesterday. Was about 5 minutes out when I fond out the opposing counsel woke up with COVID symptoms and it was getting continued. Thought that was just a fantastic way to start 2022.
are there still in-person jury trials in AL like nothing's changed?
King County, WA just suspended all in-person appearances until March. Oregon hasn't returned to in-person since March 2020.
Jefferson County just renewed an in-court mask mandate, but I'm not aware of anyone canceling trials.
Trials still happening here. But you're much more likely to get continued by a trial judge on last minute notice because of "COVID" than you were pre pandemic. But the verdict reporter is still reporting a decent amount of jury trials.
COVID gives lazy trial judges the out they always wished they had.
We took a break for a long time, but yes we’re back at it. In venues where I practice, usually we do jury selection either in batches or large venues with masks, and then jury sits in audience of courtroom during trial. Makes it very weird when questioning witnesses.
Premises case involving a property owner and cleaning/landscaping company. Counsel for the cleaning/landscaping company files a MTD/MSJ before any discovery arguing they had no duties under the service contract. The contract references three schedules which apparently contain duties and expectations. Opposing counsel submits the contract as an exhibit, but wholly omits two of the schedules and omits the first page of the third schedule.
Like, what's your plan here? Do you just want the judge to hate you from day one?
Interesting. I too have a premises case involving a landscaping company in litigation right now. Technically mine is a tree removal company but the negligent conduct was essentially landscaping.
secretary who has been up in here thinks she has the vid
vaxxed and boosted so i won't die
Work is starting to pick up again. Looks like I'll be back at full speed by next week. Getting my brain out of relax mode has been difficult.
Did the most fees I've ever done in a year before in 2021 and strangely did more in comp fees than any other practice area. I doubt that ever repeats itself. Usually PI is 3-4 x comp.
I don't know about yall, but I think I'm actually get less done this week than last week or the week before, which I didn't think was possible.
This is always the worst week of the year
This week has been pretty much a wash in Alabama since 2009.
Anyone here handle family law cases in the Myrtle Beach area?
I'm mentally preparing myself for the proverbial ass fucking that starts next week.
what happens next week?
things get back to normal
Nothing special. Just back to the regular grind of having 2 depos, a mediation and a depo prep scheduled for the same day and dealing with that. Et cetera.
a chiropractor i work with just sent me a reduction request from another lawyer where he asks for an 85% reduction.
sounds like gallant knight funding company might be starting pretty soon lads
Let me go ahead and lock in better rates with you than momentum and oasis and you have my business. Also figure out a way to fund comp in MS.
He gets his ass fucked proverbially.
i think i might have a legitimate meeting with my father in law this weekend about this.
I arrive in Colombia. Prolly some more unauthorized practice of law abroad
Dad, it is ok that I call you dad , right? Anyways, I have a great way to legally extort people and I need at least $5M to get started.
i think we could make it happen with a fraction of that!
he's also done very well and likes to make money
Im interested in the legal extortion business in florida if gallant knight decides to expand.
Dibs on Bama
I'd love to say I'm in when you expand to Tennessee, but if I had to guess our dumbass legislature probably wrote a law where you can only borrow from a check cashing or title loan company
I’d invest in FL as well.
I'm in for either SC or TN, whichever hasn't been dibs yet.
I just learned that someone filed a fraudulent unemployment claim in my name. Hell of a start to the week.
Maybe it’s just your HR department trying to be proactive on your behalf. Sorry you had to find out this way.
I fucking wish.
latest update. They are now claiming my client committed fraud because the son lived in the house instead of the named insured. Something that happens all the time and has never resulted in a win for the insurance company. The OC called me at 4:59 on Friday to give me a "chance" to drop the case before he files a motion for sanctions. Can't wait for the trial on this case.
Those feels when a PT sends a request for the status of payment on their LOP from a MVA you settled 3 years ago and you look in the file and realize they never got paid
only $900, I'll just eat it if I have to
@z TP is slowly but surely transforming into a Sopranos character.
How the fuck do you tag @z
I see it.
impossible I’m afraid.
So have another train case PC but this time its a wrongful death but the dude was just walking across the tracks. Sounds like another one we have to punt on. RIP to the dude but how do you not see /hear/feel a train coming?
Think mark Lanier had a similar case and won like $25 million
maybe call them and see if they’ll take it
Few months ago we discussed at length how grade crossing cases were basically impossible. How is this one any different if not worse? But appreciate the referral idea.
I really have no explanation other than Lanier is the goat
I think you're talking about the case where the train was speeding and the guy was inside of an oil refinery.
Sometimes I hate you defense lawyers. I’ve got a little minor MVA in a decent venue. Total diversity of Parties, so in my complaint I specifically stated that the amount of damages sought by Plaintiff are less than $75,000. Got a notice of removal today—defense lawyer says that since I plead punitives that I can’t say it’s less than $75k.
just got out of a mediation
client has 24k in meds
defendant is lying about how the wreck happened. we have her depo and took depo of a witness that basically says she is straight up lying.
my client is traveling on a frontage road of a highway here. def said in her depo that she was at a stoplight in an underpass and that she saw the second light, on the other side of the underpass turn green, so she rolled out into the interection and hit my client. witness says that she just blew through the intersection.
my guys car is basically unrecognizable, he did a 360 and was thrown into a concrete barrier
they want to go to trial instead of paying 35k