After fulfilling contractual obligations in providing customary legal services, a law firm was denied compensation on these grounds: “that plaintiff’s services did not measure up to ‘the quality of service rendered to defendant by previous attorneys.'” Now, even if that’s true, it’s shady to the utmost to take advantage of the service of another and only after he/she has finished to say “Sorry, but the other guy did it better. I’m not paying you.”
Speaking of shade (oh HO!) the judge had this to say in response:
It may well be true that defendant has known some giant oaks (albeit anonymous at the present time) in the forest of the bar, and that they cast a long shadow in the underwriting business.
I wonder if they are giant oaks in more than the “professional” aspect…
I miss Her.