Day 201, week 42: re-vamp

Tomorrow UpTights has a big trial which up until now I’ve been helping her prepare.  Worth a couple of million if she loses and pretty much nothing if she wins.  Tragic case of a middle aged lady who has ended up in a wheelchair due to a degenerative condition the onset of which she blames on her working conditions over the past few years.  UpTights is arguing that this would have happened regardless of what work she’d been doing. 

Anyway, none of this was really the point today.  The bigger issue was the identity of the judge.  News of this came in the morning and it put UpTights into something of a tiswas.

“BabyB, he’s the most lecherous chauvinistic pig of a judge in the whole country.  Cases are said to be decided by the attractiveness of the legal team rather than the strength of the case.  I’ve been in front of him many times over the years and I can vouch for this first hand.”

“So how do our opponents shape up?” I asked, trying to lighten her mood.

“It’s not funny BabyB, I’m afraid.  Not for you anyway.  Now that we know he’ll be hearing it, I have no alternative but to play TheVamp card.  He doesn’t go for boys BabyB so you’ll be no help whatsoever.  TheVamp will know what to do.”   

Oh.  Dropped.  Just like that.  Who cares that I’ve spent the last few weeks slaving over these papers for her.  “Sorry BabyB, but you just don’t have what we’re looking for.”

Now to be fair to TheVamp, I can’t imagine that taking on such a role would be much fun for her either but given the size of the case it seems she’s to be handsomely rewarded with a ten grand brief fee for the inconvenience.  Not that she was complaining.  UpTights called her down and simply told her that she was needed for a hearing with this particular judge.

“Oh.  I see.”  She said, in an understanding tone.  Seems that this is the fifth time she’s taken on this last minute task so far this year.

“You know what’s required,” was all that UpTights said to her about the case.

Of course she did.

July 16, 2007 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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  1. DOUBLE ESPRESSO - July 17, 2007

    Welcome back the Vamp.