Goody_Ouchless

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  1. Unless things have change, I believe every Texas case starts with a "General Denial" as the initial Answer - like there's a form with a big General Denial box to check. Everything else is then handled through motions. Interesting case, as this law firm is the one that one than folds to pretty much any answer and PRA is currently following to arb in a couple of cases.

     

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  2. This is the second PRA case currently in arbitration. This one had a change of council. If PRA has decided to derail arbitration as a quick way to skate on debts (as OCs like Amex and Discover have been doing for years) then the erroneous court filings make sense if this is a new policy. They may have many cases that came from court and ended up in the "let's go to arbitration" department.

      


  3. 1 hour ago, Clydesmom said:

    Because in the granted order the Judge specifically said the Plaintiff could not re-open if the Defendant failed to file. 

    Exactly - the case was dismissed, not stayed.  If Unifund wants to do this again, they start over from the beginning - and they already admitted they are bound by arb clause. I would just let this go and expect to not hear from them again. Read the Indy case if you want to see how badly this can turn out if it goes sideways.

     


  4. 56 minutes ago, WhoCares1000 said:

    Right now the ball is in your court and you don't want it to remain there for too long.

    How so? The case is dismissed so it's up to the plaintiff to continue. They know that OP will elect arb, so why bother suing again? And electing arb, up front, and asserting claims has been shown to paint plaintiffs into a corner where they feel they have to pursue arb to the end - exactly like Unifund did in that Indiana case earlier this year. 


  5. 3 minutes ago, nobk4me said:

    It makes me wonder if there is another agenda here.

    Doctors and nurses became the subject of Hero Worship - same as army people after a terrorist attack. Front line heath care workers want the world shut down because they can get sick and die from Covid, whereas the risk to themselves isn't terribly high when treating the victims of a car accident, for example. One of many places where our response was botched was by not pushing back and saying "if you don't want to be a Doctor in a pandemic, then become a dentist, or a go stock shelves." I'work in health care and try to have these discussions - it's not easy - I've been called a "stupid, selfish ostrich with my head in the sand." Fair enough, but I'm doing the Happy Dance that restaurants here are opening on Monday!

     


  6. 2 hours ago, Harry Seaward said:

    ...found ways to do it low key...

    Ha - I was wearing a mask at the store just to keep others from freaking. Harry and I have been lucky, as people around here seem to be keeping calm - most people I've met on my daily shopping excursions have been in good spirits, and if someone is out in their hazmat suit, folks tend to give them a wide berth. Still makes no sense that I can hit a half dozen nasty Goodwill's, but I can't have lunch in my usual restaurant.

     


  7. Most interesting part of this exchange is that no one has responded in horror to the suggestion that this was all self inflicted hysteria. I wonder how they phrase the poll question that shows this vast majority that would prefer to maintain this state of affairs.

    There will be some people (I know one, personally) that will never leave the house again, but she was a hypochondriac before all of this - our "lock down" just provided the perfect justification for inflicting her madness on her poor husband. I would bet (no pun intended) that when my favorite casino in Laughlin, Nevada, reopens that it will be tough to get a room. 


  8. 2 minutes ago, Harry Seaward said:

    My brain can't tolerate the alternative.

    ...yet they cancelled the Spelling Bee - probably the safest possible event - I'll call it a sport - and one which would be such a sign of hope. If I had an NFL team I'd trade away every draft pick on Thursday - if Bee is too dangerous, there certainly isn't going to be football this season.

     


  9. On 4/20/2020 at 4:27 PM, Harry Seaward said:

    ...less than 2% of infected people develop symptoms. 

    This, combined with the fact that the overwhelming majority of problem cases are confined to a known demographic (age, certain chronic health issues) makes the continued destruction of the economy a travesty. People in the non-risk group will die at the same rate as those who contract an infection after cutting their finger on a winning lottery ticket.


  10. Insane that we had a stimulus designed for a two week lock down in answer to a condition that required a two year lock down. Message should have been "if you don't want to get sick, wrap yourself in plastic and hide under your bed. If you don't want to be a Doctor, then do something else. As a 'civilization' we decided to not take the threat of pandemic seriously, so now we live with it - same as if it was a meteor strike."

    Still really kind of amazed that Putin didn't take that stance: "Russians are used to suffering, so let's stay open and pick up the pieces of what's left everywhere else."

     


  11. 1 hour ago, BackFromTheDebt said:

    All we can do is hope there is a treatment soon enough to re-open the economy before it completely collapses.  

    History gives us some idea of how long things like that take, and it does not appear the economy, or our sanity, can survive until then (2022, but estimates I have read).

    1 minute ago, LaneBlane said:

    I'm wondering if the peasants will storm her compound like the French stormed the Bastille.

    Unfortunately it feels like one of these "Open Now" protests is going to go sideways and that's when the levee breaks. They'll get as tired of horn honking as I already am of reading about it...


  12. May be off topic, but I'm curious how many of you are scared of the virus, itself. I know people that haven't left their homes in over a month, and I know people that are going to need a return to normalcy in order to recover from their non-stop house parties. I, personally, don't fear it at all. I have an old N95 that I use for yard work, which I will wear in stores just to keep others from freaking out. I've found Home Depot to be the most "normal" hang out - people are in good spirits and clearly have no intention of buying the lumber they are browsing. Was surprised to see a couple idiots arguing at the golf course yesterday - they really don't need any "incidents" that will summon the wrath of the Mothers of Prevention.