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.
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 (), 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.