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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    Signed up a WC client. Shortly thereafter he failed his post accident drug test. Settled the case $1500 on denied/disputed basis, then two different child support liens come in for $16,000 and $1000 respectively :laugh: :facepalm:
     
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  2. bigred77

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    A roofing guy I know once told me this is way more common then most would think
     
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  3. wes tegg

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    Yup. The roofing expert up there with us said the same thing. He said they found six in the roof of the Alabama Capitol once when he was up there.
     
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  4. RJF-GUMP

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    An old building in downtown Montgomery having a bunch of bullets in it is about the least surprising thing I've heard all day.
     
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  5. MORBO!

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    I'm currently in a mediation with a client that is possibly the most painful person to try to have a conversation with that I've ever encountered. At a point, I just stopped trying, and it's been 48 minutes since she has said a single word. I actually started a timer.
     
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  6. El Tiburon

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    Is she hot?
     
  7. MORBO!

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    Not even slightly.
     
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  8. BUstang

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    As long as she takes your recommendation to settle then I'd say that's the best client ever.
     
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  9. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    It's over. We settled. I asked if she was good with the settlement and the only word she said was "okay." Alright, sweet. It's been fun.
     
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  10. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Check came in yesterday and disbursed to my clients this morning. My clients were so bombed out on weed that my entire office wreaked to the high heavens and I had to spray it down multiple times and open all the windows because I had another client coming in thirty minutes later :laugh: :facepalm:
     
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  11. Z

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    They clearly didn't want to fight this one. Just settled it. Not great money, but going to get about $10k after my client already executed a released and cashed some checks. I'll take it. :facepalm:
     
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  12. BUstang

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    Listen, it's called having a good time.
     
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  13. Gallant Knight

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    in mediation on a case that was referred to me. the pain doc is someone i've never used, we haven't deposed him, and i knew/know nothing about him.

    first thing mediator says is that he was indicted for fraud and lost his license.

    cool. case is basically worthless now
     
  14. colonel_forbin

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    Sounds like your client was hurt AND the victim of a fraudulent doctor. All because of the actions of a negligent, careless driver.
     
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  15. Gallant Knight

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    that is definitely the route i will have to take if this doesn't settle today.
     
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  16. Gallant Knight

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    already have a couple of cases i'll have to try where another pain doc settled for 7 figures with state farm for fraudulent billing. luckily for me he also did terrible in his depositions and his records are dog shit.

    cant wait
     
  17. Gallant Knight

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    how much do yall pay your paralegals/legal assistants
     
  18. El Tiburon

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    $100,000 rubles per year
     
  19. Gallant Knight

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    congratulations on saving 50% of your money over the last two weeks
     
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  20. El Tiburon

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    More like 80% now
     
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  21. Gallant Knight

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    war profiteer
     
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  22. RJF-GUMP

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    paralegals got paid mid 50s with bonuses last year- base is around $22 an hour.
    legal assistants are $15.50 but with bonuses made low $40ks.
     
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  23. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    This is kinda fun:
    Client is black male pedestrian , gets run over by old white male in walmart parking lot. Soft tissue injuries, about $12k in bills. Minimum limits $25k policy. Pre suit the offer is $9k. File suit. After depos and discovery this isn't going very well for them. They make $22k offer. I tell them they are in an excess verdict posture. They call me today wanting to follow up on their offer. They are sweating it.
     
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  24. RJF-GUMP

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    Has anyone ever had a defendant with insufficient coverage pay out of pocket a certain amount above and beyond their policy limits? I can't say that's ever happened with me. Not talking about a corporate entity.
     
  25. Bricktop the white

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    Not personally but my boss has had it happen. It was like an extra 5 to 10k. Cant imagine it would be much more than that absent a very rich tortfeasor.
     
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  26. Gallant Knight

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    Had something similar happen yesterday. After a couple depos we withdrew our offers to settle. State Farm of all people called yesterday and tried to offer more than our last demand. Said no thanks
     
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  27. Oranjello

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    A buddy asked me to notarize his divorce paperwork. I told him I'd do it to make things convenient for them, but only if I notarize his and hers rather than just his.

    This is weird. I feel weird. I was a groomsman in the wedding...
     
  28. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    Every year I think about getting a notary license.
     
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  29. Oranjello

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    Got mine about a year ago and I think I've used it maybe once. Maybe. I don't recall ever using it for anything "official" now that I think about it. A few friends have asked me to notarize their marriage licenses for their upcoming weddings.

    Couple hundred bucks or so to get a cool embosser and a stamp, tho
     
  30. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I just got asked to write a law review article on certain aspects of premises liability law by another premises liability attorney attorney in state. How much work is this going to be? How many pages or words are they typically?
     
  31. Gallant Knight

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    Why would you do that?
     
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  32. RJF-GUMP

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    :laugh: He thinks the make up of our COA could by sympathetic and will see this article. Also wants to educate ppl on how BS the state of the law is on premises liability and try to start moving it back in a better direction. Why would I do it? Idk helps build authority as an expert /niche in premises liability which over time hopefully results in referrals someday (but probably won't).
     
  33. bwi2

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    The shortest article in the last edition of the journal I worked on was 47 pages with 196 footnotes. Most articles were almost double that.

    Good luck!
     
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  34. RJF-GUMP

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    :facepalm: Might take me 2 years to write it. I didn't commit to a time frame
     
  35. Oranjello

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    Write an article from a stream of consciousness in one sitting and then have a clerk or paralegal find and insert citations to everything you wrote
     
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  36. Gallant Knight

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    i'm not sure the depo of the store manager could've gone better.

    sounds like the freezers are basically a problem all summer, so he just leaves cones in the aisle for six months at a time

    so the cones are there when there is an issue, and they're also there if the floor is completely dry. and it's like that for half the year

    asked him if he's heard of the phrase the boy who cried wolf, and he went through that

    and i ended the depo just like so why should anyone pay attention to these warning cones if they are there on basically a permanent basis even if there is absolutely nothing wrong.

    he didn't have an answer for that
     
  37. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Check out this case with similar facts where our COA affirmed summary judgment
    https://courts.ms.gov/images/Opinions/CO156663.pdf
     
  38. Gallant Knight

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  39. RJF-GUMP

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    In both cases there is a leaky machine/moisture near a freezer , so they just leave cones out, regardless of when it is leaky or not.
     
  40. wes tegg

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    Was supposed to try a case starting today in a small venue (25k people in the county). Left Birmingham at 6:30 to start striking the jury at 9:00. They call roll and ask the qualifying questions of the venire, and we fell below the mandatory 24 required to strike from (only 21). The next trial date is October 24. Cool.
     
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  41. Gallant Knight

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    Ole miss @ LSU 10/22
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    Probably settle that one
     
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  42. Z

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    Call me when it’s happened 3 times in a row.
     
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  43. herb.burdette

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    I have like four or five of these that I recycle into CLE presentations and knock out CLE credit with them. I get two hours for every one of instruction, and these are 2-3 hour quick hitters perfect for CLE.

    Edit: Saw it’s a law review, that’s a little different than writing a chapter or two for a treatise.
     
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  44. Sammy Meatballs

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    We’ve got 2 cases right now with 2 different defense lawyers who are both 60+. They have no associate on either file. Both of them copied and pasted the same boilerplate objections on 90% of their discovery responses and neither of them has cited a piece of law more recent than 1994.

    my desire to launch all baby boomers into the sun grows stronger by the day.
     
  45. Baron

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    I have a question but don't want to derail the thread. Could I PM one of you that knows or handles family law?
     
  46. colonel_forbin

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    I have a piddling trial in two weeks where the demand is $17k, which includes $7k in largely indisputable diminished property value. Summary judgment was already granted so the trial is strictly over damages.

    Allstate is going to fly its insured in from across the country, put her up in a hotel, pay for her meals, and pay the defense lawyer instead of just paying the demand.

    Defense lawyer has had five trials in six weeks and is absolutely furious.
     
  47. wes tegg

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    Allstate in-house or retained? And what are the limits?

    Allstate insureds have taken some pretty big licks lately. Hopefully they’ll learn their lesson.
     
  48. Gallant Knight

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    They’re getting better in Houston finally

    but yeah there were a shitload of their in house lawyers who quit because they were trying 30+ cases a year. Sometimes multiple trials per week

    we have a case that’s going to trial in may and it’s on its 4th in house all state lawyer.
     
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  49. wes tegg

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    I'm currently judging an AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition via Zoom. Every year when I'm asked, I say I'll do it. Then I do it, and I wonder why the fuck I'm doing it.