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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

I’ve been around the block long enough to know that in personal injury cases – particularly serious ones – there are frequently issues “behind the curtain”. The other side will often conceal these issues but they can affect everything from trial scheduling to negotiations. Sometimes, the defense counsel will be upfront but more often your lawyer will either have to dig up the truth on their own or remain in the dark.

An insurer for a climbing equipment manufacturer is suing Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, saying misconduct by the firm’s attorneys, coupled with another insurance company’s decision to yank an excess coverage policy, forced the manufacturer to settle claims over a climber’s fall at a Seattle gym just before the suit went to trial.

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