Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to piss off a corporate defense lawyer

Opposing counsel: I'll have you know that my client Is growing tired of this ongoing "exercise".
Me: I think you want me to say I'm sorry... But I'm not.
Opposing counsel: (If looks could kill, I'd be dead)
Me: This is the litigation process, delays happen. You know that, I know that and I am not going to apologize for a fact of life.
Opposing counsel: (Genocide stare)

A while later in front of the judge:

Me: Your honor, opposing counsel and I were just outside working out an agreed order.
Judge: I love hearing that the two sides are talking.

If he only knew...