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The Eddie Haskell Lawyer


This was worth passing on, even though there is no obvious Oregon connection. We have all heard about these types of lawyers (and other Eddie Haskells in our lives).

From the Ralph Losey E-Discovery Team blog:

Court Catches On To Feigned Attorney Cooperation and Client Pays the Consequences

Excerpt: “…In case you are not familiar with the great Eddie Haskell character from the classic TV show Leave It To Beaver, here is one of his signature lines:

Wally, if your dumb brother tags along, I’m gonna – oh, good afternoon, Mrs. Cleaver. I was just telling Wallace how pleasant it would be for Theodore to accompany us to the movies.

An Eddie Haskell lawyer type talks a good line of cooperation when in front of the judge, but it is just a charade; they are really just sneaking around and not cooperating at all. We have all run into opposing counsel like that. What is really irritating is when the judge falls for it and cannot see through the lies; even worse is when the judge thinks you are the one being uncooperative by trying to point out the truth. Still, the Eddie Haskell litigation strategy, if you can call it that, rarely works in the long run. The parent figures, the judges, eventually catch on and then you are cooked. This appears to be what happened in Spieker….” (link to full blog post)

Thanks to Law in the News for the lead!

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