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Small World
« on: January 17, 2008, 07:21:37 PM »

At my old job, I handled a lot of different tasks, including litigation.  Had one case where we secured through mediation a result better than if the other party had just laid down and defaulted on the lawsuit.  But rang up a legal bill in the process, of course (hey, nobody rides the legal merry-go-round for free!).  Client paid a pittance and has carried a substantial balance thereafter.  I left for greener pastures.  The matter/client eventually were turned over to collection by the firm.

I'm in possession of a 2244-word letter from said client to my old firm, combining together various innuendo to weave a gauzy tapestry of my/our prolonged and deliberate course of deceit, dishonesty and personal gain, and winding itself up with an offer to settle the outstanding debt for pennies on the dollar lest tens of thousands of said client's dollars instead be marshaled to attack our professional standing and destroy our livelihoods.  (I shan't elaborate on the grounds, as the threat of litigation remains present.)  Nothing has come of it except for the angst, numerous calls to two different past malpractice carriers, the state bar's disciplinary division, and some spent on a private-practice attorney.

Today, I get a letter from a financial company handling a small investment I had when I lived in Oregon.  My advisor has retired and my account has been reassigned.  My new financial representative is ... the spouse of the client!


I'm having trouble drafting the letter to the new advisor to say that I'd prefer my account be assigned to someone else.
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Re: Small World
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 07:25:27 PM »

perhaps you could find a form on legalzoom 
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Re: Small World
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 07:32:13 PM »

I'm having trouble drafting the letter to the new advisor to say that I'd prefer my account be assigned to someone else.


Seems simple enough to me.  You lawyer types need to shed that 'billable hours' mentality every now and again.
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Re: Small World
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 07:58:26 PM »

Holy crap! Apparently this situation has gotten you frazzled to the point of losing control of your comma usage.  Shocked

Here you broke your own rule and used a serial comma:
Nothing has come of it except for the angst, numerous calls to two different past malpractice carriers, the state bar's disciplinary division, and some spent on a private-practice attorney.

And here you omitted a comma between the two clauses of a compound sentence:
My advisor has retired and my account has been reassigned.
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Re: Small World
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008, 07:59:45 PM »

comma comma comma cliveeleon.
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Re: Small World
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 08:42:37 PM »

You don't even want to know the trouble I'm having with my colon.
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Re: Small World
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008, 09:59:47 PM »

You don't even want to know the trouble I'm having with my colon.

Is it related to your dangling participle ?
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Re: Small World
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 10:05:20 PM »

Actually, the part that's really bothering me is between my dangling participle and my asterisk.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 04:55:12 AM »

comma comma comma cliveeleon.


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Re: Small World
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 05:24:05 AM »

Actually, the part that's really bothering me is between my dangling participle and my asterisk.

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Re: Small World
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 05:35:20 AM »

Any ****ual indiscretions?
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 06:00:40 AM »

Ah, a tale as old as time.  It sounds very much like your opponent has secured a compatriot from your former secretarial pool for 'inside' information. 

In my experience, all that is necessary to secure a satisfactory solution are roses and cheap white wine.   
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Re: Small World
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 07:20:50 AM »

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