SPAULDING v. LEVIN
Personal Injury. Plaintiff hit our client’s car on the right fender while riding his bike. With the help of an expert, we tore his chiropractic bills to shreds. However, the judge had decided that under local rule 7 she could take away the right to a jury from both parties. So, because plaintiff had shown up at the final status conference without having filed his rule 7 documents, we lost our right to a jury as well. Clearly such a ruling would have been overturned on appeal, but since the case was of minimal value it didn’t justify the expense of appeal. She ruled for the plaintiff and granted an award that specified the meager amount owed for chiropractic care, so my efforts merely served to get the plaintiff out of paying his bill.