Lawyer thread

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

  1. RJF-GUMP

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    I typically chose my battles and I doubt this is worth it. Having said that -I'd like to know how this technically meets the elements necessary for a protective order. Because it doesn't sound like it meets the elements to me. Sounds like regardless you think the magistrate or district judge would grant it.
     
  2. wes tegg

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    It's probably not necessary, but it's not uncommon. Most big retailers take the position that their surveillance is for loss prevention/security purposes, and they typically have someone with that kind of title who will sign an affidavit supporting the motion. It's dumb, but I probably wouldn't fight it unless there's a reason.
     
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  3. Z

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    Choose your battles...
     
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  4. CF3234

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    Florida Supre Court just changed the state rules to mandate that ALL hearings under 30 minutes MUST take place via Zoom in perpetuity. :blessed:
     
  5. El Tiburon

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    The entire insurance defense bar just developed collective erectile dysfunction.
     
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  6. CF3234

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    Fuck'em
     
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  7. Gallant Knight

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    about to buttfuck state farm pretty good in a trial later this year

    bad wreck - both airbags deployed.

    state farm client lied in her depo about how the wreck happened. we have a neutral witness who said she was lying.

    just got done deposing a friend of my client who said prior to the wreck they would workout multiple times per week - swimming, walking, lifting weights - and since the wreck my client cant do that anymore. said they drove to arkansas for a funeral and every hour they had to stop to let my client walk around for a little bit because he cant sit still

    their expert doc cited cases from lithuania and greece in his report. people in houston aren't big fans of that shit when the biggest medical center in the world is approximately 7 miles from the courthouse.

    just trying to decide if i should nonsuit the 30k in meds or not and just go after pain and suffering.
     
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  8. Bricktop the white

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    my fucking firm is trying to stiff me on dog boarding when I travel. Unreal.

    Anyone wanna represent me when i have to sue for my bonus?
     
  9. bwi2

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  10. RJF-GUMP

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    I've never heard of a firm paying for a dog to be boarded when an employee has to travel for work. Is that a thing?
     
  11. BUstang

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    Seems like most people on the car wreck cases with low meds are not pursuing the meds and just going after the softs.
     
  12. Bricktop the white

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    All of my friends who work at medium sized and above firms expense it and get it reimbursed.

    Frankly its insane that she forces me to travel rather than just hire coverage attorneys to defend depos
     
  13. wes tegg

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    This is mind-blowing. That never occurred to me to be a possibility.
     
  14. Bricktop the white

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    Why not? My friend in big law routinely expenses michelin star meals and 5 star hotels. Whats another 40 bucks a night for dog boarding?
     
  15. Gallant Knight

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    As a neutral here there is a 0% chance I would pay for one of my employees dog boarding under any scenario
     
  16. Gallant Knight

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    That’s how I’m leaning
     
  17. Bricktop the white

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    this is baffling to me that it's apparently happening for my social circle and literally no one else.
     
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  18. Z

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    Yeah, I don't want to be a dick, but if somebody asked me to pay for their dog boarding while they travel, I'm just going to laugh.
     
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  19. Bricktop the white

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    i guess my friends all got lucky. It seems like an extremely normal expense to me.


    Then again, my firm also doesn't pay me a per diem and i had to fight them tooth and nail to reimburse me on a hotel so maybe i'm just in a bad mood about it.
     
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  20. Z

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    It sounds like something one of my assistants would ask for, right before I tell her to stop wasting my time and get back to work. :laugh:
     
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  21. wes tegg

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    If it's "work travel" in the sense that you're actually traveling to work (e.g., hearing, deposition, trial), then the client is who is billed the expenses. I guess you can submit anything you want, but they're not going to pay it and will likely get pissed when you do it.
     
  22. CF3234

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    My buddies actually do employment law if you are serious.
     
  23. colonel_forbin

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    I'm cracking up at a client/insurer getting a bill or expense report for $123.67 for "Two nights of Barkingham Palace Dog Resort and Day Spa."
     
  24. Bricktop the white

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    I work for an employment law firm and do plaintiff's employment law but I'll probably use somebody outside.

    They seem pretty committed to absolutely screwing me though so I might have to give them a ring.
     
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  25. Bricktop the white

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    I just don't see how this is any sillier or worse than getting a bill for $500 a night at the ritz or a $300 steakhouse dinner that my biglaw friends seem to have no trouble getting reimbursed.

    It just seems like my firm could spare $35 to make me happy when im forced to drive 5 hours each way to the middle of nowhere florida to defend a deposition in a dogshit case that is going to make the firm no money and could have been covered by a coverage attorney for $100 total, even if they dont bill the client for it.
     
  26. colonel_forbin

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    I'm not hating; just think it's funny and I've never heard of it before.
     
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  27. CF3234

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    send me a DM if you get to that point.
     
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  28. Bricktop the white

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    actual legal question not related to dogs:

    Has anyone had one of their settlements get "texas two-stepped"? I settled with a company on april 8th, 2022 with a full settlement agreement in place with payment within 30 days of settlement. Check doesn't show up, OC assures me its coming and apologizes. Fast forward to this week, OC Calls me and tells me that the company I settled with had all of its assets bought by another company and the only thing remaining is a shell of a company and all of its debts/liabilities. They stiffed OC and intend to stiff me as well. Who do I go after now that the entity I settled with has no assets?
     
  29. Sammy Meatballs

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    Listservs are the worst. A bunch of solo guys using it like a chat room and a bunch of morons who ask for templates for everything.
     
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  30. Oranjello

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    Every entity type has to follow a procedure to dissolve that involves public notice so that creditors can make claims. Never dealt with actual claim beyond that, though.
     
  31. Gallant Knight

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    No but I would look into suing people personally
     
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  32. Gallant Knight

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    Starting with opposing counsel
     
  33. Montclaire de Haviland

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    4/30 of his electric and water bill for the month has been forwarded.
     
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  34. RJF-GUMP

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    Brutal. Exhibit A for why I only fuck with insurance.
     
  35. Bricktop the white

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    She's out substantially more than the settlement was worth since they stiffed her too.
     
  36. Gallant Knight

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    Do you believe her
     
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  37. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Gents, if you'll indulge: how would one determine a good lawyer from a non-good one? I marginally needed one once and my strategy was to find the most famous local one that didn't advertise, essentially. Is there a Google reviews for lawyers to determine who gives a shit and who is tucking in their shirt in the elevator?
     
  38. Gallant Knight

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    What do you need
     
  39. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Honestly, nothing. Just wondering. When and if, for the layman, there is literally nothing to know who is genuinely a good lawyer or who is just whacking away with a licence. Like I said, my best guess was calling up the local 'biglaw'. I got lucky and the dude I was assigned to is now semi-famous and apparently for good reason, but at the time he was probably a year or two out of school.

    Just saying, since you have an eye for entrepreneurial endeavors...make a 247 for lawyers
     
  40. Montclaire de Haviland

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    But how would one 'interview' a lawyer to determine if they suck or not?
     
  41. Bricktop the white

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    true "biglaw" typically doesn't work with anyone who isn't an institutional client or ultra high networth individual, depending on how you define biglaw.

    There's a bunch of "247" for lawyers but theyre largely just scams who award 5 star status to any lawyer who pays to be on their list.
     
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  42. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Also, thanks for responding. Even if you were sharpening teeth. All respect
     
  43. Montclaire de Haviland

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    I was using the terms in a purely relative way. Local 'big shots' vs 'rando'. Better?
     
  44. Bricktop the white

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    What kind of lawyer are you looking for? If its for a personal injury claim, anyone with a bunch of good reviews is likely to do a good job for you, talk to some people and see who you like and trust. Same for family law. for more niche stuff (intellectual property, bankruptcy etc) you'll probably want to ask around with non-lawyers who frequently use the services you're looking for and see who they recommend.

    it's a trust based business without much in the way of concrete metrics to determine who is good and who isn't.
     
  45. The Hotch

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    One relevant criteria to look for in most circumstances is substantial trial experience. Not a magic bullet but there is something to be said for it.
     
  46. Montclaire de Haviland

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    What I'm seeing and hearing so far is good luck. Word of mouth for lawyers seems like asking for used car dealer reviews. Not trying to be subversive
     
  47. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Basic but real advice. Thank you
     
  48. The Hotch

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    Yep, also if you talk to them and they seem like a jackass they almost assuredly are. I realize that’s not a google-friendly method but it checks out.
     
  49. Montclaire de Haviland

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    I guess, gents. I've been reading this board and thread for a bit. Gallant hunted me down, so props for that. But I'd guess he mails it in as long as the checks keep coming. Tegg, I think hed lose a check and fight on principle even if he disagreed personally.
     
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  50. RJF-GUMP

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