Attorneys are required to cooperate with each other when conflicts and calendar changes are necessary and requested, according to the Florida Bar Association’s Rule B4.
However, an email written by national personal injury firm Morgan and Morgan’s chief operating officer Reuven Moskowitz, suggests plaintiff lawyers take a hostile position toward insurers’ opposing counsel as a consequence of major tort reform.
“Good morning PI lawyers across the country! As we enter this new era, I want to make it unequivocally clear that we will not be giving an inch to carriers ever again,” the March 24 email states. “Not one inch. Specifically, as a matter of policy, we will not be granting any extensions of any sort moving forward for any reason. They can figure it out or file a motion. Under no circumstances will we agree to any continuances, discovery extensions, or requests to extend deadline to answer complaints. Red line rules.”