Gagne identifies State Farm documents with specificity & fills Judge Walker’s order by deadline

judge-walker-obamicon…the Court directs Plaintiff to identify which documents he would like for the undersigned to consider for in camera inspection. In so doing, Plaintiff should identify with as much specificity as possible those documents to which he feels he is entitled but which are being withheld by Defendant…Plaintiff shall submit to the Court and counsel opposite a list of documents for which he seeks in camera review. This list shall be submitted on or before January 20, 2009, at noon.

Gagne’s response is a straightforward listing of the documents that were the subject of the motion to compel and related motion for review of Walker’s initial denial.  Frankly, I can’t imagine Judge Walker not wanting to see these same documents himself.

Readers following Gagne v State Farm may recall the motion to compel was limited to two categories of documents known to be in the possession of State Farm.

1. The contemporaneous meeting notes taken by the Team Manager (Steve Burke) assigned to Robert Gagné’s homeowners (HO) claim that relate to how to typically handle a slab claim. Continue reading “Gagne identifies State Farm documents with specificity & fills Judge Walker’s order by deadline”

Change in order to survive, survive in order to change – Change is coming

Change is indeed coming – and not just the change of command taking place in front of the nation’s Capitol today.

Companies like AIG must change in order to survive and survive in order to change.  The company’s survival got a boost when the recent “Miracle on the Hudson” called positive attention to AIG’s aircraft leasing unit.

Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., TPG Inc. and Greenbriar Equity Group LLC are bidding for American International Group Inc.’s plane-leasing business, according to people familiar with the situation.

The firms may eventually take part in a group to buy Los Angeles-based International Lease Finance Corp., said the people, who declined to be identified because the offers aren’t public. Steven Udvar-Hazy, ILFC’s founder and chief executive officer, said in November he may join with investors in a buyout of the unit, which he suggested was worth about $10 billion.

The way Treasury deals with banks is going to change.  After Congress required that commitment to release the balance of bail-out funds; but, the Obama administration was waiting for the change of power with plans for change in mind. Continue reading “Change in order to survive, survive in order to change – Change is coming”