Without getting into too much detail, let’s just say that I see all kinds of crazy stuff in my line of work. Some of the things that come across my desk make me frustrated with society and you probably know that I blog about Fighting Fair on the Internet because of the things that I see. In addition, sometimes the things that I see that frustrate me include others that are part of my profession. Like any profession, there are certain shit bags (okay, maybe they aren’t all shit bags…just most of them) out there that give us lawyers a bad reputation and quite frankly, it pisses me off.
Some things that I see warrant a full blog article – so I write those. Others just warrant a short mention because I find the conduct both outrageous AND funny. I’ve decided to start a collection of true stories, with some identifying facts modified so I don’t have to deal with the psychos, and will be continually adding more of those to the #MORONFILES for your reading pleasure:
08/23/2017 #MORONFILES ENTRY:
Don’t get me wrong, I have spent my fair share of time in the litigation arena, but by now you probably know what I think of F’n Litigators and those that come all “I Demand” at you. Today we’ve got another winner of the turd trophy award with the “we will pursue this to the end” statement from what appears to be a group of confused counsel. Why are they confused? Well, first they haven’t done research because if they had, they would realize that my client wouldn’t be liable for the problems they are experiencing. Nevertheless, they send a letter demanding certain action anyway. Okay, understandable…they are advocating for their client’s perceived rights and a nice response goes back – trying to be helpful by explaining options, etc. These people must be not that busy because a response comes back near immediately explaining that they are considering litigation in State A and will name my client. Um, now I think you haven’t done your research so let me give you case law in State A, and other states around the country, that explains that their argument is without legal merit and a bunch of other “don’t do this because it’s a bad idea” content. Cool. That should take care of it, right? Nope! Counsel writes back, explains they’ve litigated in State B, and will see the case through to the end. Um, so which is it? You wanna fight in State A or State B? And did you even read what I wrote you because I cited law in both State A and B that is on point and NOT in your favor.
Where in the hell do people find these attorneys? And do these people just like to waste their resources on these kinds of lawyers? Because I feel like I see a lot of these legally meritless, yet ego filled, letters that are about as helpful and pleasant as an itchy bung-hole…and I know the client is the one that has to pay for it. Not a fan of wasting client resources. There are so many things they COULD do to help their client BUT, you know, it’s better to set your client up for eating attorneys fees and costs because of ego. LET. IT. GO.