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Life's Not-so-Little Victories - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Life's Not-so-Little Victories
On the eve of my being away for three days once again, Eleanor and I both got what sure sounds like good news.

Hers first: Blue Cross duly reported to her today that the lab company, which had been hounding her for four tests at almost $600 a pop since July and August, had finally submitted and coded their claims right and the "patient liability" was down to just a little over 100 bucks. Not 100 each: 100 total.  This is a big load off our medical budget for the coming year, as she still has a little of her 2015 deductible to pay out of pocket and I have most of mine. Now those should be manageable.

My happy news is more "compicated," as my mother would have said.  I planned this weekend's trip around a need, apparent as of late January, to be available for a court appearance in Brooklyn on Friday.  It was a case brought against a local client which the other side handled with some questionable tactics.  I kept the date free to either move or respond to motions in the case if it looked like they would be needed.... and, until this morning, they weren't. Yet.

The other side's lawyer started calling me on it again, more or less out of the blue, on Monday. We did a little back-and-forth. This morning, the call wasn't from him, but from the federal judge's secretary. An order was about to be issued calling the other side's procedures into question. Potentially sanctionable question.  The bad news for me was, I was expected to be down there, not Friday as planned, but next Tuesday.

My opponent got even more agitated with this news, accused me of "playing games," and said the potential sanctions were nothing he was worried about, but just "some clerk's idea who thinks they're the judge."  Nonetheless, within an hour, he had agreed to settle the case for an amount I'd proposed earlier, and not a damn dime more. By day's end, his office had filed a dismissal with prejudice of the whole case, which usually isn't done until the settlement is paid. I'm sure that was to get the case off the judge's calendar Tuesday- and I'm not 100% sure it did.

I'll likely find that out tomorrow, while I am driving to New York. Depending on how that works out, I may be turning around and heading right back down there after work on Monday. Hopefully not.

So instead, tomorrow will be a mostly-driving day; Friday, I'll be doing a little research on another case I have down there before meeting friends in the late afternoon to go to an Islanders game. Saturday will be seeing other friends in Manhattan, and that will then get me home late that night or sometime on Sunday. Posts will likely be sporadic until then, but pics, I hope, will be plentiful as always:)
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greenquotebook From: greenquotebook Date: March 12th, 2015 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Signs you've been using FB too much... you look for the "Like" button on an LJ entry. *sigh*

Boo and I will see you tomorrow!
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