I have been dealing with opposing counsel who is a real PITA. After three extensions, he wouldn't respond to discovery requests until we filed a motion to compel. Then he dumped 10,000 unidentified documents on us. (Be careful what you wish for - we took this case over from original counsel who had drafted very broad RFPs) Then we informed him that his production was not in conformity with the rules, so he produced a 165 page document purportedly ID'ing the documents. We have made numerous attempts to contact him to schedule a deposition and he will not respond. On Friday I guess I will notice the depo without his input and then probably have to file another motion to compel to actually get his client to attend.
This guy is coming off as totally unprofessional. Nothing about this case should require this much contentiousness. I don't know if he doesn't have his act together or if he is just generally an asshole.
Another opposing counsel called today with a rather mundane question. But I could hear her typing every time I said a word. She does this every freaking time she calls--its like she is recording everything I say. Then, because she is typing, she can't formulate her next question, so I am stuck waiting on her to type my answers and figure out what she is going to say next. Highly irritating.
Finally, I sent an email to a co-defendant's counsel. He responded within 10 minutes, answered my question and offered to send me the docs I needed when I didn't even have to ask. Even though we are on the same side of litigation, it is very possible that our clients may have claims against one another. Yet he was professional and courteous. Attorney #1 needs to take lessons from this guy.