David and his counsel decided after leaving early from the first meeting, a legal document existed and there fore should be enacted. Problem was several fold, one, it was deficient in addressing all issues, leaving early might have lead to that I suspect, and since it was not signed by all parties it was not a legally binding agreement. So David filed the first of many motions, all of which required a response and those little annoyances typically cost about $1,000.00 each time one is filed. Lets keep count shall we, this was motion #3. And the judge ruled correctly this time and agreed with our filing that it was not a legal agreement.
The judge ordered all parties and legal counsel to show up for another round. And since time seemed to be of the essence, a hurried up date was pushed upon us.
We showed up again planning on all day because you just never know what will or wont happen. The first surprise was no David, that's right, NO DAVID, apparently was working on his all over tan on the beaches in Florida. In comes the B team, his counsel and stand in counsel, son #2.
And surprise surprise, again we are sequestered in separate rooms. Apparently lesson never learned. Well why not it worked so well the first time didn't it?
The back and forth begins anew, and almost from the start it is apparent that their goal is get this done before camp opens and do not give an inch. We do make some head way, agreeing again on the number of appraisals, and the method for arriving at a listing price. We agreed on the time frame for marketing to the other associations first, and then if necessary listing it with a Real Estate agent.
Wow, that was easy, now all it seems we needed was a final printed agreement and we had a done deal. But.....while that was being typed, it appears that a phone call was made to David. Mr. Facilitator came in to say that David did not agree to the time line and had ordered his counsel to walk out.
He then filed an another motion, # 4 or 5, kinda loosing count now, to say that we were uncooperative. Where does he come up with this stuff, he walks out of the first, and then doesn't show up for the second and we are the uncooperative ones. What an ass.
Back to court again because David needs things to go his way, and the judge decides the facilitator has done such a splendid job of screwing things up twice already, a third must be the charm.
Here is where I am going to take a break from writing for while, but don't think for a moment your not going to be entertained, heck no, the better writer is going to take over, and for a while I will sit back and relax.
Enjoy the journey.