Oh, what a tangled (Dr.) Webb Nationwide and USAA are weaving – Hillier v USAA; Politz v Nationwide

Back in news on SLABBED  is Nationwide’s favorite psychiatrist – Mark Webb, M.D., more tangled than ever in Politz v Nationwide and now tangled in Hillier v USAA, too.   Plaintiff’s attorney Tina Nicholson explains just how tangled in a Motion to Exclude the Testimony of Dr. Mark Webb USAA’S Expert. COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Honora … Continue reading “Oh, what a tangled (Dr.) Webb Nationwide and USAA are weaving – Hillier v USAA; Politz v Nationwide”

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own – an update on Montet v State Farm and Politz v Nationwide

It certain seems to be the way to succeed with protective orders – looking as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own. Perhaps someone at the Court will soon catch on with so many different plaintiffs’ counsel voicing opposition to the Gomer strategy. Montet’s counsel, DeborahTrotter, certainly could not … Continue reading “The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own – an update on Montet v State Farm and Politz v Nationwide”

Judge Walker orders ANOTHER settlement conference in Politz v Nationwide

A “settlement conference” is somewhat a mystery to me.  I read about them in scheduling orders and, when  a case makes it to that point, I also read the docket entry: At times I’ve seen a notice on a docket reminding both parties that each is to submit a settlement proposal to the court prior … Continue reading “Judge Walker orders ANOTHER settlement conference in Politz v Nationwide”

Nationwide keeps MacGuffin in the plot with Opposition to Politz motions

Since needless repetition can suggest mental health issues, could it be that Nationwide’s handling of the Politz claim has caused the Company emotional distress, too? Maybe so.   Defendant Nationwide’s 18-page Response in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Review of Magistrate Judge’s Order, of course, has more pages than the 12-page, trimmed-down revised version filed as … Continue reading “Nationwide keeps MacGuffin in the plot with Opposition to Politz motions”

Mrs. Politz – Judge Walker Orders Exam

First,  look at the time line of events leading to Judge Walker’s Order. For a refresher with more background, see the post on  Nationwide’s Motion for Mental Exam of Mrs. Politz. Otherwise, the next stop is an overview of the key points in the Response filed by Counsel for Mrs. Politz opposing Nationwide’s Motion: Judge … Continue reading “Mrs. Politz – Judge Walker Orders Exam”

Nationwide shows its a$$ in Politz v Nationwide

A bit of  background on Nationwide’s latest assault on Mrs. Politz; but, first an introduction to Mrs. Politz for any new readers: Mrs. Politz, who is sixty-seven years old, has lost everything she owned, has moved three times since Hurricane Katrina, undergone open-heart surgery, taken care of her terminally ill husband until he ultimately died … Continue reading “Nationwide shows its a$$ in Politz v Nationwide”

SLABBED Daily – May 19 (O’Keefe and Politz update)

In case you’re wondering about the relative quiet on the blog yesterday, I’m in the midst of a big project and Sop’s Monday music selection indicated he’s treading water. I broke away earlier today and found a strangly worded document State Farm filed in O’Keefe v State Farm and and a Minute Entry in Politz … Continue reading “SLABBED Daily – May 19 (O’Keefe and Politz update)”

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Nationwide (riding a broom) – Politz v Nationwide

Plaintiff requests additional time to file responses to the fifteen Motions filed by Nationwide on May 8, 2009 between approximately 6:50 p.m. and 8:00 p.m…Currently Plaintiff’s responses to the above referenced motions in limine are due by Wednesday, May 13. 2009…Plaintiff has sought the agreement of defense counsel to extend the time for answering motions, … Continue reading “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Nationwide (riding a broom) – Politz v Nationwide”

SLABBED Daily – April 29 (Politz, O’Keefe, Rigsby, Minor)

Jumping right in to this sea of documents with the Reply to Nationwide’s Response filed by counsel for Mrs. Politz. Clearly, even Nationwide cannot present any authority to dispute Plaintiffs’ arguments that no corroborating medical testimony is required for Mrs. Politz to testify as to how Nationwide’s conduct made her feel. Nationwide instead seeks to … Continue reading “SLABBED Daily – April 29 (Politz, O’Keefe, Rigsby, Minor)”

On your side – not if you’re Helen Politz: Politz v Nationwide

…Mrs. Politz, who is sixty-seven years old, has lost everything she owned, has moved three times since Hurricane Katrina, undergone open-heart surgery, taken care of her terminally ill husband until he ultimately died during this litigation, and has had to come out of retirement and go back to work to make ends meet due to … Continue reading “On your side – not if you’re Helen Politz: Politz v Nationwide”