Lawyer thread

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

  1. colonel_forbin

    colonel_forbin Well-Known Member
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    In my experience, cases never get close to settling at mediation before everyone starts talking brackets. Everyone just postures for hours until after lunch and then a bracket gets thrown out there and people start talking real money.
     
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  2. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    Ive been doing employment for just over the last year and the mediations have been substantially worse than the ones in PI. Cartoonishly low starting offers on every case. Tons of quick impasses.

    Employment in general kind of sucks. Tons of administrative pre reqs, lots of depos and discovery for less money than your average rear ender.
     
  3. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

    Starting a gargantuan trial next week. Jury selection will likely take all week.
     
  4. wes tegg

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    What kind of case?
     
  5. Z

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    Got a great case factually.

    One of my primary Defendants has tons and tons of insurance coverage. They were sued before the policy came up for renewal, but apparently didn't notify carrier until after renewal. Now coverage issue. :facepalm:

    I hate my job sometime.
     
  6. Brandon Chicken

    Brandon Chicken Chow Time
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    I was about to share a recent mediation story but then remembered you’re on the other side so decided I probably shouldn’t.
     
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  7. BUstang

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    I'll wait to post more details until after we open but it's an offshore case with deaths and major injuries.
     
  8. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    You're secret is safe with me. (I also probably know already too) :laugh:

    My favorite part of that is the Defendant with no insurance coverage crying poverty when its represented by people who I don't even want to imagine the hourly rate, and is part of a little enterprise, that at a minimum is going to be generating tens of millions in profits in a couple of months.
     
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  9. Brandon Chicken

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    Only chance we settle is if that defendant decides he wants to make it go away. Otherwise, I’m not optimistic. If it doesn’t settle, I don’t expect I’ll be involved much longer unfortunately.
     
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  10. Z

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    I'm not optimistic. They seem to have it in their head that the business they are in is going to create sympathy and help with a jury in this venue.

    Totally and completely insane. Another bingo defendant just got creamed this week. Could've made it go away for about 40k. Just got hit for $500k.
     
  11. How long will the trial take
     
  12. Brandon Chicken

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    Lol that is idiotic. That’s the exact opposite of how I’d expect people to think.
     
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  13. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Yes, yes it is. I'm not sure if it's just posturing or true naivety. I had this basic conversation at the inspections Monday. I was like, you don't get the politics in this area at all do you?
     
  14. wes tegg

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    Is this the one about the retaining pond?
     
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  15. Z

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    That's part of it. I think it would be best described as total lack of erosion control measures.
     
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  16. wes tegg

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    So I heard.
     
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  17. Z

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    It's a good set of facts for me.

    Got too many RoR letters floating around out there for my liking though.
     
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  18. Brandon Chicken

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    Objection.
     
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  19. Z

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    :laugh: I think that ADEM depo pretty much ended that argument.
     
  20. Brandon Chicken

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    Allegedly.
     
  21. Brandon Chicken

    Brandon Chicken Chow Time
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    Clusterfuck would also be an apt description.
     
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  22. how do all of yall know about this random ass case
     
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  23. Brandon Chicken

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    Z and I are in it.
     
  24. BUstang

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    Six weeks. I'll let you know when opening is if you want to swing by and watch.
     
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  25. Please do
     
  26. wes tegg

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    Lots of law firms involved and it's in the state's most notorious venue.
     
  27. also i have jury duty on wednesday hopefully i'm on your panel and can get out of there immediately
     
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  28. CF3234

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    OR you pull a Runaway Jury and sell the verdict to the highest bidder.
     
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  29. BamaNug

    BamaNug I'm a good man, shakin' hand, firm grip rule
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    I have never received a jury summons. Fingers crossed.
     
  30. El Tiburon

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    It’s Alabama. There’s like 4 total cases in the whole state
     
  31. first one since i was 18. and that time i didnt make it onto a panel. there were like 200 of us left and they just told us to go home around 11
     
  32. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    This case is how I’ve met Brandon Chicken in the flesh. My favorite was when he sent me an email that started, hey this is Brandon Chicken. :laugh:

    wes tegg pretty much knows anything that’s going on in the state I think. And like he said, this one is in my backyard, which is the Wild West.
     
  33. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    I get called to jury duty all the time, three times in the last ten years.

    On the last one, I stuck and was a juror on a DUI case where the guy refused a breathalyzer.

    He got rear ended by another drunk driver as he was turning into his driveway. The cop ran him through tests on video and he looked relatively sober.

    He testified that he didn’t trust the breathalyzer, so he refused.

    The cop was a woman who acted like a total hardass at trial and the entire jury hated her.

    Unanimous acquittal, half hour deliberation.
     
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  34. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    Ive always wanted to be on a jury and i finally got the summons last year. Called the line the morning of to confirm and got told they didnt need any more jurors.
     
  35. reminds me of a joe jamail verdict where he got mid 7 figures even though his client was blackout drunk
     
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  36. BUstang

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    Our panels come in Monday and Tuesday. Sorry man.
     
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  37. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    I love when my client on a denied claim googles their diagnosis and send me a screenshot in a text as though I'm going to be like "oh shit...this is news to me and changes everything..."
     
  38. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Contributory negligence
     
  39. i believe he got the dudes friends and relatives to testify that the dude was a great drunk driver
     
  40. Z

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    We won an MVA when our client had incredible amounts of cocaine in her system at time of accident.
     
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  41. BamaNug

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    Well that's because it actually makes you a better driver
     
  42. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    That’s right. Trooper said clearly wasn’t her fault. I really appreciated his testimony.
     
  43. RJF-GUMP

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    Was at the beach at a bachelor party all weekend. Not feeling this telephonic motion hearing and telephonic pre trial hearing back to back this morning.
     
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  44. CF3234

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    Agreed order on the First one imo
     
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  45. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    Starting trial this morning. Let’s hope we bring one home for the good guys.
     
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  46. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    week long med mal trial?
     
  47. am i the only one who gets a kick out of CCing defense counsel when i reject a mediators proposal?
     
  48. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    Week and a half.
     
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  49. CF3234

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    Always fun when General TMB tries to pontificate on the type of person who should sit on the supreme court.
     
  50. wes tegg

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    BamaNug why does everyone at your old firm exclusively use Arial font?