The Internet salutes the applicant who sued Shady Company for fraud

The job seeker received praise online after participating in it Post is now viral He sued a company he interviewed for fraud.

Posted in redditHarmful Compliance forum under the username u/MeowSchwitzInThere On Thursday, the applicant, a lawyer, said the firm in question was a local law firm that stole his work. The post garnered more than 29,000 votes, and more than 1,200 comments from Redditors who were stunned by the law firm’s “craze.”

At the beginning of his position, the applicant explained that he works in a “specialized” legal field called “discovery”.

“Basically when someone initiates legal proceedings, each party has to ask the other parties certain documents relevant to the case. Sometimes parties refuse to provide certain documents for reasons such as attorney-client privilege. I would argue why my client’s documents are properly withheld or “The documents of the other parties were improperly withheld.”

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Online commentators have praised a job applicant who once sued a “suspicious” company for fraud.
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The American Bar Association also made it clear that the discovery allows both sides to know what evidence will be presented in court, in order to prevent a “trial by ambush.”

During the discovery phase, lawyers often use “four types of formal discovery tools,” which include affidavits, requests for evidence, interrogations and requests for admission, according to publishing company Nolo.

Although the process is “extremely important,” Cohen Law Firm said it is “incredibly tedious, tedious, and time-consuming.”

While perusing a job board one day, u/MeowSchwitzInThere found an opportunity for a full-time research/writing job with a local law firm that required experience handling discovery disputes.

“this is [raised] A red flag for two reasons. First, local law firms typically don’t need to hire full-time R&D people because more than 95 percent of that firm’s cases are very similar. “And secondly, this local company hired a friend of mine telling them ‘Start here, work hard, and move on to a senior assistant position in a few years before letting them go straight away after a busy few months.'”

However, he applied for the job and was given a first-round interview, during which he was asked to provide a writing sample answering a specific legal question.

“So I go home and look at a couple of local court papers, and you wouldn’t know that this company is involved in a case with a hearing set out on exactly the discovery question they want me to provide a free ‘writing sample’ for,” he wrote.

The applicant has agreed to write the sample if, and only if, he or she is guaranteed that it will be considered for the position. The company agreed, and the applicant expelled the sample. However, he was not contacted about a second interview, and eventually discovered that parts of his sample had been used literally in the corporate case.

The applicant sent a letter claiming compensation for his work, but the company ignored it. Therefore, he sued for fraud.

“Oh honey, then I got a response,” the applicant said, adding that the company had threatened a counter-suit.

I said, ‘Sounds good, I can’t wait for you to lose… One last interview right away. I’m sure you’re not that stupid.’

Thirty days later, the applicant received the payment.

redditor reaction

Redditors were shocked by the law firm’s actions and thought the applicant’s act of “harmful compliance” was laughable.

u/Plannerer wrote: “This is shady as hell.” “Pure madness”.

u/Haywoodjablowme1029 commented: “I don’t understand how lawyers think they can deceive another lawyer by breaking the law.”

u/BigRiverHome added: “This is weird!

The applicant said he had no comment when NEWSWEEK arrived out.

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