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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jax Teller, Apr 8, 2015.
Yeah OC is notorious for looking at his files the morning of trial for the first time
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.
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.
If I had time I'd file a motion in one of these cases and make a record about how BS the objections are.
standard operating procedure for insurance staff counsel in FL.
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
I almost never object. Blackhats gonna blackhat
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."
I had someone copy and paste the same objection to 60+ requests.
At least give me some creativity.
cry more Plaintiff's counsel! I'll preserve that objection until the day I fucking dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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."
you get satisfaction at out catastrophic hurricane damage? you sick fuck!
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.
I have jury duty tomorrow. I hope I am on Gallant Knight 's
Plaintiff-friendly. Not the best around, but it’s solid.
I think that’s mostly paralegals’ doing. I’ve seen it from both sides. I absolutely hate it.
Do we have any estate attorneys here?
If you’re looking to hire someone I have people I can recommend. If you’re looking for advice I will be no help
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.
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.
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.
Thankfully avoided this
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.
I give my client a D+ goddamnit
going to have to pull something out of my ass in closing
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.
I really hope they havent spent the last 90+ minutes trying to decide whether or not to pour me out
Super curious what the verdict will be Gallant Knight
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.
Well the 5pm deadline for them to have a verdict or we come back tomorrow has come and gone
And we are coming back tomorrow yay
I never want y’all to bitch about a bad client ever again
Sounds like the injuries were worse than we knew. Poor girl is also clearly suffering from narcolepsy. Better add another comma.
Had a UIM carrier tender its $100k limits today before the tortfeasor has offered anything. This shit is easy.
did you switch sides?
Yes he’s a newly minted safety lawyer
I just put in my notice an hour ago at my plaintiff's employment firm to go to a plaintiff PI shop.
Why did you wait this long
Because he’s a loser!
Shit you really did switch sides. Congrats
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.
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.
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
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?
say you’ll stay for a third if he gives you some $
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.
Holy shit. Thought Tegg was a true believer.
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.
Request time and a half for the 3rd week because you already planned a vacation.
The more TMB Plaintiff's attorneys the better. We are fine over here on the civil defense side!