Lawyer thread

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

  1. Yeah OC is notorious for looking at his files the morning of trial for the first time
     
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  2. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Insurance defense lawyers: do you list every objection under the sun on every discovery response? I just read some responses that objected to every question, typically with like 4 different BS objections, before finally giving the answer. This is pretty common. The worst thing about it is that I might miss the actual answer in the sea of obnoxious objections that precede it.
     
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  3. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    Should only provide real objections and not boilerplate but people usually do just so that they don’t waive the objection. I preferred to keep it simple so the judge would be on my side since he or she wouldn’t have to go through a bunch of bs objections during a motion hearing.
     
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  4. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    If I had time I'd file a motion in one of these cases and make a record about how BS the objections are.
     
  5. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    standard operating procedure for insurance staff counsel in FL.
     
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  6. they all do this.

    i almost never even object and answer and never had a problem.

    in your own words how did the accident happen

    i was rear ended
     
  7. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    I almost never object. Blackhats gonna blackhat
     
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  8. BamaNug

    BamaNug I'm a good man, shakin' hand, firm grip rule
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    It's a generational thing, imo. A lot of the old heads do what Gump said -- every fucking objection no matter what. Every request isn't GD "unduly burdensome."
     
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  9. Sammy Meatballs

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    I had someone copy and paste the same objection to 60+ requests.

    At least give me some creativity.
     
  10. bro

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    cry more Plaintiff's counsel! I'll preserve that objection until the day I fucking dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  11. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    I despise discovery. But I get a bit of satisfaction when I respond to a disco question with, "Hurricane Irma caused damage to the property."
     
  12. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    you get satisfaction at out catastrophic hurricane damage? you sick fuck!
     
  13. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    I get all the satisfaction in the world when I get a carrier to write my client a 50k+ check for a new roof when they said it was under deductible or not covered a few years ago.
     
  14. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

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  15. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    Plaintiff-friendly. Not the best around, but it’s solid.
     
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  16. Oh god
     
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  17. wes tegg

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    I think that’s mostly paralegals’ doing. I’ve seen it from both sides. I absolutely hate it.
     
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  18. Sportfan

    Sportfan From Six to Dumptime

    Do we have any estate attorneys here?
     
  19. If you’re looking to hire someone I have people I can recommend. If you’re looking for advice I will be no help
     
  20. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    I’ve seen insurance firms cut rates for discovery so it gets passed off to paralegals who rightly just use a bunch of boiler plate objections so they don’t screw up the case. Then if the motion to compel is filed, their attorney can then review and further expand on or remove certain objections.
     
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  21. Sportfan

    Sportfan From Six to Dumptime

    Guess I’d be looking for an initial consult and possible hire. Never had to do anything like this before so I’m way out of my depth.
     
  22. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    We just did all the boilerplate objections then immediately caved if OC called us or filed a motion to compel, but it almost never happened.
     
  23. Thankfully avoided this
     
  24. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

    My experience on the panel was terrible. The super republican criminal judge did not appreciate that I knew the buzz words under Hyundai which would require striking me for cause.
     
  25. I give my client a D+ goddamnit

    going to have to pull something out of my ass in closing
     
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  26. colonel_forbin

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    I have a pro bono case involving a property dispute. I went to the probate court to search through deed books from the 1800s, and I woke up with the worst congestion from all that fucking dust.

    I'm also about to be fired in another case because I refuse to sue the police department for a foot patrolman's decision not to shoot out the tires of reckless driver's vehicle that then proceeded to cause a crash minutes later.
     
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  27. I really hope they havent spent the last 90+ minutes trying to decide whether or not to pour me out
     
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  28. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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  29. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    So I got my biggest sanctions/fee award yet today. Was not an insurance case but a case against a private individual. Settlement reached the day before trial in September 25, 2019. Super detailed email addressing all terms and OC says "We agree, email admin and have it taken it off the docket for tomorrow." OC/OP back out of settlement and act like it never happened. I file to enforce the settlement and litigate trying to enforce (several continuances and other BS happens in the interim) it until on March 30, 2021 the judge enforces it and a judgment is entered. Then I litigate trying to get fees and sanctions until today. There have been like 60 electronic filings since the settlement was reached and 120+ hours spent on the case since settlement was reached. Was awarded $17,500 in fees as sanctions today. Will probably never collect any of it.
     
  30. Well the 5pm deadline for them to have a verdict or we come back tomorrow has come and gone
     
  31. And we are coming back tomorrow yay
     
  32. I never want y’all to bitch about a bad client ever again
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  33. SmoochieWallace

    SmoochieWallace Ipse dixit
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    Sounds like the injuries were worse than we knew. Poor girl is also clearly suffering from narcolepsy. Better add another comma.
     
  34. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    Had a UIM carrier tender its $100k limits today before the tortfeasor has offered anything. This shit is easy.
     
  35. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    did you switch sides?
     
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  36. Yes he’s a newly minted safety lawyer
     
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  37. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    I just put in my notice an hour ago at my plaintiff's employment firm to go to a plaintiff PI shop.
     
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  38. Sammy Meatballs

    Sammy Meatballs Pete Gelding
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    Why did you wait this long
     
  39. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    Because he’s a loser!
     
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  40. Oranjello

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    Shit you really did switch sides. Congrats
     
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  41. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Comp lawyers: after you controvert a case is it kosher in your state for OC or E/C to send a letter for opinions like MMI/PPI/Restrictions directly to the treating physician without consulting you first? Have a case where that happened , they sent me a copy of the letter which my staff never brought to my attention, and next thing I know the doc has answered it . Typically here they don't do that when they know I represent the claimant , they would get with me first. I told OC I was about to file a motion for sanctions. Direct contact with the treating physician without my approval (ex parte) is about the biggest pet peeve of mine in comp.
     
  42. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
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    Georgia had a whole to do about that about 8 years ago. GA SC basically said “fuck them you can do whatever you want and talk to the doctors because they filed a claim.”

    Edit: McRae v Arbys in case you’re curious.
     
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  43. No negligence

    they did not find my client credible and actively disliked her

    they said it took 5.5 hours because they liked me but could not overcome that they hated her

    Knew we were done as soon as she got off the witness stand
     
  44. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    I gave 2 weeks notice and my soon to be former boss insisted that wasn't enough and is basically begging for me to do three weeks.

    Im inclined to just say no. Florida doesn't have any specific rules about how much notice is required and there's nothing upcoming on my calendar that's going to prejudice my former clients.

    How much notice is appropriate here?
     
  45. 2 weeks

    say you’ll stay for a third if he gives you some $
     
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  46. electronic

    electronic It’s satire!
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    Need to weigh your mental health vs. the likelihood that anybody in your former firm may become a judge or be somebody you’d like to have in your corner moving forward.

    Even though it’s petty by your former employer, I’ve seen some attorneys get a little vindictive about stuff like that.

    If they’ll never be in a position to help/influence you in the future, fuck em.
     
  47. electronic

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    Holy shit. Thought Tegg was a true believer.
     
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  48. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    definitely not good for my mental health as i hate my current job.

    Former boss is very well known in my city but is unlikely to help me in the future. Would like to avoid her attempting to actively harm me.
     
  49. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    Request time and a half for the 3rd week because you already planned a vacation.
     
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  50. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    The more TMB Plaintiff's attorneys the better. We are fine over here on the civil defense side!

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