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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    Had OC send a letter to a court appointed IME once with all sorts of crap I didn't agree with in the letter. I got the letter and immediately notified the judge who then instructed the IME doc to shred the letter as soon as he received it and not to read it.
     
  2. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    Give me in-house or give me death
     
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  3. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    my plan in life is to practice for a few more years and shoot my shot as in-house for Vail Resorts. #livingthedream
     
  4. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    sorry to hear that Gallant Knight but good experience and they know you'll try them
     
  5. Glad I got it on record yesterday that we were fucked as soon as she was done

    it was so bad

    Hit by an f350, we show her pictures of it in the week leading up the the trial, she’s like no it was a van

    hey here are the pictures you sent us, here is the police report, it was a red truck, see???

    yesterday, oh yeah it was a white van
     
  6. All week leading to trial

    Can you definitively say there was not another car in this wreck?

    yes

    ok great


    Yesterday

    can you definitively say there was not a ghost car in this wreck

    well I don’t know I didn’t see one but I didn’t get out of my car
     
  7. Like wtf am I supposed to do
     
  8. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    brutal.
     
  9. Just got an 18 wheeler case so today not all bad!
     
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  10. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    hey, the case isn't worth more just because of the million dollar limits!

    lol jk, of course it is
     
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  11. He sounds pretty fucked up
     
  12. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

    Had a CMV case referred to me last year. They offered him 90k pre-referral. I took some depos and got the client's medical back on track. Settled it for 1.5m today. I think I've secured another referral source.
     
  13. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Did not settle any $1.5M cases today , but we did take firm photos!
     
  14. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Settled a slip and fall at McDonalds yesterday one week after the federal CMO conference. No offer pre suit. Settled for $95k on $24k in meds with a knee surgery. Didn't have to do any discovery or take any depos.
     
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  15. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Looks like bro and I are the only ones keeping insurance companies safe from you heathens.
     
  16. Sammy Meatballs

    Sammy Meatballs Pete Gelding
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    Finally settled my correctional med mal today.
     
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  17. Oranjello

    Oranjello Well-Known Member
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    Finally got to discount some of my time today because I felt bad for the nonprofit
     
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  18. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    Had a mediation today where the OC spent 30 minutes on his opening statement where he talked about wanting to resolve the case for half of it. Opening offer was $500 with a message from the mediator that this was their best and final.

    That 3+ hour prep billing to draft that speech is gonna look good. You would have been proud.
     
  19. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    I find it odd that you talk about opening statements during mediation. During our mediations, we only talk to the mediator barring unique circumstances
     
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  20. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    During the joint opening session the mediator always asks whether we have any opening statements. I always say no. You're only going to piss the other side off and make them dig in further which defeats the entire purpose.
     
  21. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    Weird. It’s expected/required for us.
     
  22. Bricktop the white

    Bricktop the white Well-Known Member

    I thought i was the only one who did this. I always go super light and generic about wanting to get the deal done. I know the other side isn't listening to me and it just gets everyone's hackles up.
     
  23. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    Weird. Glad it isn’t a thing in colorado
     
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  24. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    I usually go 2 min or less unless I have a finicky client who wants to see me “work hard” for them.
     
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  25. Ain’t nothing required in a mediation. They work for you
     
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  26. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Did you know there is some sort of tax credit you can get if your cases moved slow during covid or your clients settled for less because of covid? Lawyer I know got $500k from this program. Has something to do with CARES Act.
     
  27. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    It’s a regional thing. The only mediation I’ve ever had in Florida, they did openings. I’ve never seen it here. I think it’s dumb. You end up spending hours arguing about the opening instead of getting to the meat of the case. Mine was a death case, and the codefendant went on and on about contrib in Alabama and how the poor woman’s husband was really at fault.
     
  28. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    Regional, eh?

    Well I'm from Utica, and I never heard anyone use the phrase 'Steamed Hams.'

    Oh not in Utica, no. It's an Albany expression.
     
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  29. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    This guy used to be the most prominent plaintiffs attorney in Northern Kentucky, until he crossed over to Cincinnati and got himself disbarred:

    https://detersforgovernor.com/

    I once had him and defense counsel in a mediation in which I filed a DJ on coverage and had a pending motion for judgment on the pleadings on coverage, meaning he was limited to whatever he thought he could collect from a nonprofit insured.

    When he found out I had the DJ and pending motion, from defense counsel’s opening statement, he flipped me the bird and said his opening statement was Fuck You.
     
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  30. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    In Florida, we do opening presentations much more often than not. The value of openings really is case dependent. In situations where a plaintiff or a defendant are delusional, it can help to hear about the case weaknesses from the other side.
     
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  31. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    So did you pay him?
     
  32. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    No, we won the DJ.

    He did pretty routine auto cases and ran on volume. He also had a local right wing radio show that supplemented his billboard ad strategy.

    He was and is dumber than you can imagine, even reading his website.
     
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  33. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Got an initial offer of $250k pre lit today in a commercial vehicle case. I made a demand of $450k and valued the case at $250k. I'm gonna say this might be the first time in a 6 figure case the opening offer was what I had the final value at. Even crazier that it is pre lit. Maybe their driver was a drunk child molester and they know something really bad that I don't know?
     
  34. CF3234

    CF3234 Fan of: Bandwagons
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    probably. imo better to lock in that 300k+ they clearly have marked for this case than risk it and find out.
     
  35. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    From my experience, defense cases rarely get better as time goes on. That said, in commercial vehicle cases, there’s a lot of pressure to set reserves correctly early, because loss-run looks at pending claims based on the applied reserve even if nothing has been paid. If you set reserves too high, a small carrier or owner-operator can end up with a premium hike that puts him out of business. So, it sounds like you probably had a really good demand and slightly low, but good evaluation.
     
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  36. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Resolved Tuesday for $300k pre lit. Got check overnighted , arrived yesterday.
     
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  37. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    $140k fees in fees to the firm this week off that one and the McDonald’s one
     
  38. Super Vegeta

    Super Vegeta I'm starting to feel like I'm entering my slut era
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    I have some questions regarding family law in SC involving a girlfriend. If someone could give me some advice I would appreciate them reaching out to me and I can explain the whole scenario.

    Thanks.
     
  39. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    whatever happened to Tilly
     
  40. GoS

    GoS SUCKMYDICKANDCHOKEONIT-I YIELD MY TIME-FUCK YOU
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    It’s overrated- been at it since 2000
     
  41. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    I've got a new case(s), represent 2 Plaintiffs injured in 2 different accidents 1 mile apart. Tortfeasor = drunk.

    Your old firm is going to be handling it. Poor adjuster is out of Florida. She said she didn't have GC down as being a bad venue, and that she has plenty of coverage to handle it. Besides being drunk, tortfeasor is Caucasian and lives out of county. Plaintiffs are local AA.

    I laughed for 5 minutes.
     
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  42. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    :roll:
     
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  43. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    Yep.

    She was very nice at least. Uses RG (second in the name) for all her work apparently. I tried to nicely explain that in this venue with those facts and alignment of parties, there is no such thing as enough.
     
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  44. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

    I did openings in my mediations here for years. Now, unless it is a whale of a case and I need to impress the family, I skip on them. I think it is dumb and actually counter-productive in some cases.
     
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  45. Z

    Z Well-Known Member
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    I think I’ve done one opening in a mediation. Mostly because Defense counsel was an idiot and didn’t seem to understand the severity of the case. Did no good whatsoever.
     
  46. harvey birdman

    harvey birdman Ha ha! Last laugh.
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    Openings are for mediators that haven’t read the case.
     
  47. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    I had a mediation this morning and did about a 10 minute open. The case settled. AMA
     
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  48. how many losses until you change your avatar
     
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  49. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon Well-Known Member
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    It’ll take a coaching change. I may be wrong, but at least I’m strong.
     
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  50. cutig

    cutig My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    Got a lawyer question -

    Canceled a contract on a house because of the inspection and refusal of the seller to do repairs I requested. They are refusing to sign my cancelation, and instead sent me one claiming they should keep my earnest money. Contract says I'm in the right. What's my next move? Retain an attorney and sue?