16 February 2012
h. brenner sadler & provosty, sadler, delaunay, fiorenza & sobel answer chrystal landry thompsons' malpractice; fraud lawsuit; jury trial ordered
h. brenner sadler and the provosty, sadler, delaunay, fiorenza & sobel law firm recently answered chrystal landry thompsons' malpractice and fraud lawsuit according to image documents recently posted to the rapides parish clerk of court website.
in our opinion, after a very cursory reading of the answer, it looks pretty much like a standard denial as compared to other pleadings from different cases that we've read.
one interesting strategy that mr. sadler and the provosty firm are attempting to deploy is the invoking of estoppel.
it seems that mr. sadler and the provosty firm are saying that any harm that ms. thompson received is her own fault for not tending to or looking out for her own business in spite of the fact that she must have thought that she was hiring mr. sadler and his firm to do just that for her.
now mr. sadler alleges that it wasnt his job.
will the court or perhaps more importantly a jury buy that defense? do you? time will tell ... stay tuned ...
click here to download the petition and the answer thirty-nine pages [996 kb]