I tell you what, selling Bud really threw this country for a loop – and, as usual, the Coast was hit the hardest. Stands to reason if you figure that desire for a cold one is proportionate to the heat – inside the courtroom and out.
McIntosh has been the hot one for sometime – guess it’s all the back and forth between here and Alabama. Well, today, the “next” I’ve been looking for finally showed up on PACER. It’s the response from McIntosh to the Renfroe motion supporting State Farm’s objection to introducing out-of-state conduct – the subject of a recent post of mine.
My hat’s off to the Merlin Law Group for their response. Actually, my hat’s off because I’m ROFLMAO at their response
COME NOW the Plaintiffs and respond to Renfroe’s Objections to Out of State Evidence (Document 1224).
The Plaintiffs do not intend to offer any of the specified evidence of out of state conduct as evidence against Defendant Renfroe. To the extent that any of the evidence refers to Renfroe,the Court may create safeguards including, but not limited to jury instructions, that ensure that Renfroe is not prejudiced by the reference to it.
That’s it! Every word.
Merlin’s Tina Nicholson did what every lawyer on the Plantiff’s side – here and in Alabama – has been itching to do for almost three years. She filed a motion telling the Renfroe’s this is none of your business. You go girl!
Actually, Tina did go – straight over to Shows and and turn RICO into a revolving door for the Merlin clients and off-again-on-again Plaintiffs Ellen and Steven Summers. I picked up their unopposed motion to dismiss without prejudice a couple of days ago and today they’re back with a motion of withdrawal.
Why they filed the first, I don’t know, much less why they’re back. However, the Shows Plaintiff’s are lawyering up. Today’s report includes a notice of appearance of local counsel – Gulfport attorney Wynn Clark and Pascagoula attorney John G. Clark. Maybe Sop can provide background.
That takes us over to Alabama where things were crazy long before Bud was sold. Bellesouth just did a post on the related Scruggs v Zuckerman fee dispute. Scruggs and Keker – who no doubt need more than a Bud at the mention of Judge Acker – filed an eight-page Amended Record of Documents on Appeal.
I wish I were a lawyer so I could explain the significance of this document – as it strikes me that it’s considerable. If you pull up the link, you’ll read
Notice is hereby given that Richard F. Scruggs and The Scruggs Law Firm, P.A. (collectively, “Scruggs”), non-parties in the above named case, without waiving their objections to the jurisdiction of the district court over Scruggs, pursuant to Rules 10 and 11 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, as well as the applicable Eleventh Circuit Rules, do hereby designate the following as the record on appeal in Eleventh
Circuit case no. 08-13724-D:
…and that’s followed by, and I kid you not, a list of 67 documents – starting with June 27, 2008 Order at the top of the list and ending with #67, the December 8, 2006 Opinion. I can only hope that means the 11th will have all it needs to shut this sideshow down.
Meanwhile the show goes on with yet another Renfroe response whining about the Rigsby sisters. Ladies, you may need to see if you can’t just copy Tina’s go-away-this-is-none-of-your-business motion and then find yourselves some made-in-America Bud and hope Renfroe takes the hint.