Thursday, September 3, 2015

Undeflatable


  • As mentioned in the comments yesterday, Dennis Prince got his client, a former high school football player, a $4.2 million judgment. [RJ]
  • Las Vegas now has a municipal mental health court. [LasVegasNow]
  • The Tiaffay jury is still deliberating. [Fox5Vegas]
  • This is Vegas related only inasmuch as it will affect the lines:  a judge nullified the NFL's suspension of Tom Brady. [Las Vegas Sun]

10 comments:

  1. I don't practice in the tort world; but the med mal verdict is interesting. After statutory limits, how much will the plaintiff recover? (and why wouldn't the RJ report that?)

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    2. I almost did this once.

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    3. Plaintiff is only going to get $350,000 for pain and suffering. So totally verdict under $1,000,000. Subtract Prince's costs, his 30% cut, the plaintiff is looking at probably about $300,000 at the end of the day.

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    4. Probably the med mal carrier and the doctor did not want to settle because their exposure was capped at the $350,000.00. Assume the carrier refused to tender the limits. But if there was a settlement offer, what was in it for the plaintiff to bring this before the jury? Too many unanswered questions. What about prejudgment interest, costs, and fees etc? Offer of Judgment?

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  2. Wow a 4.2 milllion dollar judgment is hefty! Way to go Dennis prince! las vegas real estate attorney

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  3. What's it like to work at whatever Eglet's firm is named now? Seems like the faces on his website change weekly.

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    1. I had a buddy that worked there for many years. It seemed like he was always working weekends, holidays, and late at night. Essentially, he was ALWAYS working. Moreover, for the amount of money that firm has made, the generally perceived perks of being a PI attorney (i.e. work less, golf more, etc) were not there, at least for the associates. Although, I did not get the impression that the partners were enjoying those perks either. Instead, there seems to be an insatiable appetite to go to trial and win more money. No judgment - that's just not what I would do if I got a $200+ million settlement from one case alone.

      Finally, I got the distinct impression that the Eglets run the place fully, completely, and with an iron fist, and everyone else is just a step in their ladder to make more money. Overall, I got the feeling that it was not a great place to work, despite the amazing results (in terms of verdicts) that have been obtained from the firm over the years.

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    2. But, if you had a juicy PI case, that's exactly the mentality you'd want from the attorney working it. Huge settlement or trial, go big or go home. Too many PI guys in town are only interested in settling and it kills any leverage they have.

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    3. Can't disagree at all. If I was a prospective employee, I might not want to work there, but if I was a prospective client, I would totally want the Eglet crew.

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