Qui Tam Catch-up

Sop introduced Gilbert Randolph, the new firm representing the Rigsby sisters, in a post earlier this week and yesterday’s docket report showed the sisters have really lawyered up – Benjamin Davidson, Craig Litherland, and August Matteis have been granted their motion to appear Pro Hac Vice. Read their bios, they appear to be a formidable group.

It didn’t take State Farm long to welcome the new lawyers with a 14-page Attachment plus 15 exhibits, largely old news stories, to their Motion to Dismiss – a whopping 405 total pages of allegations.

In further evidentiary support of its Motion to Dismiss, State Farm supplements the record with newly discovered evidence…

I have no doubt the three new attorneys and the Gilbert Randolph law firm will be able play catch-up real quick. Prior to joining Gilbert Randolph LLP in 2001, Mr. Matteis was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the “legal arm” of State Farm.

In a July 25, 2008 Order ([194]), this Court extended the Rigsbys’ deadline to retain new counsel until September 5, 2008. In a text-only Order that same day, the Court further suspended the Rigsbys’ deadline to respond to all pending motions, until further order of the Court.

So, the wheels are back on in the qui tam case. Look for skid marks and road rage.

5 thoughts on “Qui Tam Catch-up”

  1. Tina Nicholson may take State Farm off the road in McIntosh, belle, and when she does, this latest motion crumbles – it’s nothing but Robie’s allegations passed on as evidence and she’s already put skid marks on those.

  2. State Farm is using those depo questions as if they were fact and building a motion around them. Has anyone seen this before?

  3. Not sure what you’re asking if we’ve seen before, duesouth, but if it’s have we seen State Farm treat the questions they ask in depositions as fact and build motions around them, a big “yes”.

  4. Thanks and welcome to SLABBED. I’m just about to put up another Qui Tam post. See if you recognize another name.

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