A cake recipe says to add all of the required ingredients, and then place it in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. The chef, who is in a rush, takes a shortcut and leaves out an important cooling process and places the cakes in the oven at 400 degrees for 35 minutes, hoping for a good result. Instead, the chef has unhappy customers when the resulting product is not satisfactory in taste and texture.
The attorney has what she and her client believe to be a strong case. She allows the other side to do all the work in discovery but does not do her own and fails to lock down evidence of how her client has been damaged or for the defense of the claims against her client. She and the client “have a number in mind” that the other side will have to meet. However, they can’t or won’t explain how they arrived at this number or provide proof of the damages.
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