One of my brothers took time out from his busy job making the world safe for attorneys to email me this important document from the Dictrict Court in Orlando, Florida. I pass it along as a public service.
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to designate location of a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition (Doc. 105).
Upon consideration of the Motion – the latest in a series of Gordian
knots that the parties have been unable to untangle without enlisting
the assistance of the federal courts – it is ORDERED that said Motion
Instead, the Court will fashion a new form of alternative dispute
resolution, to wit: at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30, 2006,
counsel shall convene at a neutral site agreeable to both
parties. If counsel cannot agree on a neutral site, they shall
meet on the front steps of the Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse, 801
North Florida Ave., Tampa, Florida 33602.
Each lawyer shall be entitled to be accompanied by one paralegal who
shall act as an attendant and witness. At that time and location,
counsel shall engage in one (1) game of “rock, paper, scissors.”
The winner of this engagement shall be entitled to select the location
for the 30(b)(6) deposition to be held somewhere in Hillsborough County
during theperiod July 11-12, 2006.
If either party disputes the outcome of this engagement, an appeal may
be filed and a hearing will be held at 8:30 A.M. on Friday, July 7,
2006 before the undersigned in Courtroom 3, George C. Young United
States Courthouse and Federal Building, 80 North Hughey Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801. DONE and ORDERED in Chambers, Orlando,
Florida on June 6, 2006.
And you thought paying some lawyer $1500 an hour wasn't worth it.