Sitting at the airport at the end of a very long three days. I met my client here on Monday for depo prep, and spent the last two days in depositions. There was an unbelievable amount of drama leading up to these depositions because one attorney refused to produce his clien after agreeing to these dates long ago (and after I had to jump through hoops and set a hearing to even get dates in the first place).
But two of the three noticed depos went forward and I got a certificate of nonappearance for the third. There will be a motion for sanctions, among other things, as soon as I return. The whole ordeal was just unnecessarily contentious--at least before we all sat down in the same room.
And then OC told me today that I was nothing like what he had pictured before meeting me. I guess he was expecting an ogre. And after we were done, I had lunch with another OC and we worked through a lot. It went really well.
Hopefully, this weeks's events will help move us to resolution. If not, there is sure to be a lot more drama. But I do think the in-person meetings were helpful to understanding one another's personalities. Sometimes this electronic era is not what's best for our clients.