Civ Pro 101: “No Trial By Ambush”
It’s 10:00pm the night before my first binding ADR. I am extremely nervous and anxious, but everything is coming together. My major points are outlined in detail, and with a little luck a defense verdict is attenable. While my client has exposure, there is a high-low agreement in place so our damage is capped. Who wants to lose small when they can win big? I open our electronic filing system to print a few pictures to show the minor damage to plaintiff’s vehicle as a result of the accident. And then I see, “Plaintiff’s Medical Records.” But wait, this is new. I open the document and begin to browse. Right away, I spot records from 2012, but we’ve had an ADR agreement in place since 2010, what are these new records? I continue to peruse. I see a three-day hospital stay in 2012, and then the words that forever changed my night, “lumbar laminectomy surgery in 2014.” My mouth dropped. The entire case has changed.
We have an Independent Medical Examination (IME) from 2009. There was an initial delay in agreeing on the arbitrator, followed by plaintiff counsel’s numerous continuance requests, but no mention of any additional treatment or surgery. This was Civ Pro Ambush 101, and I was in the middle of a full onslaught attack.
Create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds with the Shake App
Every so often, there is an idea so novel and genius that you wonder why you did not think of it yourself. For me, the Shake App is just that. It is a contract writing app that allows individuals to choose from pre-written or custom contract templates to form an agreement. Not only does the app look and operate beautifully; but its utility value is remarkable.
Here is a brief description on iTunes:
Create, sign, and send legally binding agreements in seconds, all from your phone.
- Hiring a freelancer?
- Need a nondisclosure agreement (NDA)?
- Buying something on Craigslist?
- Loaning money to a friend?
- Selling or Renting something for your small business?
Getting on the same page with the other person is the best way to avoid disputes down the road. Shake makes it simple to document the important terms and get the deal done quickly and confidently. Making it legal doesn’t have to be complicated!
On any given day, I may toy with approximately three to five iOS/OS apps. And whether discovered while doing my daily blog reading or an app search, I come across interesting and unique concepts often. Given the pure volume of apps that I have tried, it requires quite a bit for an application to stand out; but, the Shake App does just that!
Take a moment to look at the Shake App now. Even if you don’t see an immediate use, download it to have for that “just in case” moment. When you wish you could create a binding agreement or contract on the go…