Sop’s post on Andrew McDonald’s video of Katrina in action brought to mind the video game State Farm played at the recent Rigsby qui tam hearing.
Prior to the hearing, both parties filed a Notice listing potential exhibits. You may recall State Farm filed objections to every item on the list submitted by the Rigsby sisters. In turn, the Rigsbys’ counsel did not object to a single item listed in State Farm’s Notice or that some items were available only on a buy-your-own basis.
D-28 “Kevin Abraham” Video (copyrighted, Rigsbys must therefore purchase their own copy)
It could be the Rigsbys didn’t object because they were stunned. I certainly was – particularly after realizing it had no relevance to the McIntosh claim or any of the others shown on the map of State Farm’s video game.
Judge Senter probably was more shocked than stunned by State Farm’s intent to play the video game in the Rigsby qui tam case given the related orders he has issued such as this one dated June 27, 2007 in Eleutis v State Farm
Between the filing of the current motion on June 6, 2007, and the final pretrial conference held on June 18, Defendant responded that it filed (in the same time frame) supplemental expert reports which now include reference to a PowerPoint presentation to be used as demonstrative evidence… Defendant maintains that such evidence will be used to “demonstrate the analysis and conclusions of the reports of [its experts] . . . .” Defendant also believes that this “supplement” should provide the Plaintiff ample opportunity in advance of trial to offer “any argument in response to the information contained in the PowerPoint.” Trial will be held on July 16…
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