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Local Counsel’s Job is to Not Screw Up

By | February 19, 2017

“The job of local counsel is to make sure that the out-of-state-guy doesn’t screw the pooch on rules of procedure. And here, the rules of procedure were clear: It was unnecessary (and damaging) to have Melania confess her true motives of using the White House for profit, and unnecessary to potentially subject her to sanctions for an impermissible ad damnum clause.”

From blog post by New York Personal Injury Attorney Eric Turkevitz of the Turkevitz Law Firm. The post analyzes the statements on damages contained in the defamation lawsuit suit filed on behalf of Melania Trump in Manhattan, criticizing the attorneys’ decision to claim the loss of “multimillion dollar business relationships” and the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to cash-in on being First Lady as unnecessary allegations that should have been avoided by local (pro hac vice) counsel due to the negative news coverage the statements received.