The lawyers enter the firm and select teams randomly
from a box. 1=window side, 2= reception side.
After the random draw,
Aileen, Regina, Olivier, and Keith will face off
against Michael, Barrett, Deep and Chris. Heres the
Davis v. Garcia & Martinez
Davis, an African American woman, claims that
neighborhood kids have damaged her house, car and
yard. thus she is suing the parents. The defendants,
Garcia and Martinez, two Hispanic women, claim that
neither they nor their children are responsible for
teams draw closed portfolios to choose sides, and Team
Aileen draws the prosecution, while Team Michael draws
first glance, Team Aileen (the prosecution) realizes
that they may be in trouble as Lee Davis is apparently
not liked very much by the neighborhood. In fact she
has filed numerous claims against different neighbors.
Of course, the defense is very happy with all of this
and is looking to exploit the fact by finding
neighbors that can possible attest to this in person.
organizing the defense, Michael decides that he needs
to take on the leadership role before anyone else on
his team botches things and Deep contests this. To
this, Michael responds that Deep trying to be a leader
is like a Midget trying to be tall. Zing!
prosecution visits Lee Davis to survey the damage and
finds that the damage is mostly wear and tear. Worse
yet, Lee can not affirm that she saw any of the
vandalism being committed. Needless to say the
prosecution is worried as to the strength of their
defense meeting with Garcia and Martinez finds that
there isnt much to defend other than they didnt do
it. They did receive a tape of a phone message
received by another neighbor, but well give you more
on that later.
the bomb is dropped. Lee Davis tells us that the
defendants have used racial epithets toward her.
Olivier quickly realizes that this is not a case of
vandalism but rather one of harassment and hate and
his team begins to adjust accordingly.
on the Defense side, Michael and Barrett who had gone
to visit the defendants are now returning to the firm
in the van to consult Chris and Deep. Michael begins
to plan who should make what argument at trial, but
little does he know that Chris and Deep are doing the
same thing back at the firm. In fact once everyone is
together we find out that both Mike and Deep want to
do the opening statement, and Michael in insistent on
getting his way. Boom! The Lawyers begin to verbally
berate each other like they are petty contestants on a
reality show. Wait
Eventually Deep subsides and gives
Michael his way. That makes Michael happy and the team
is back on track.
Harassment and emotional distress become the goal of
Team Aileen, but Regina has been pushed to the
outside. She is pissed that the rest of the team does
not want to work with her but she realizes this is a
game and prepares herself anyway.
back to that audio tape. Wanna hear it? Of course you
do! Here you go!
Del, Lee Davis down the street. I am so disappointed
in your position because you are black. It seems like
your support should be right here. Not anyplace else.
No way a Hispanic man would side with me regardless of
the issue against those Hispanic women. They would
stick together. Which were not.
that race relations have been set back ten years,
Michael lets his team know that he doesnt think it is
relevant and that they cant get it in. What!? Barrett
point out that it affirms a racial bias, to which
Chris and Deep agree, but as Barrett put it Mike is
the POTUS (President of the U.S.) and his decision
sticks. I know the elections were confusing and all
with chads, Florida and Ohio, but Im pretty sure
Michael isnt President. Michael nonetheless is
confident they will win.
Aileen meets with Lee Davis in order to make their
plan clear to her. Aileen tells her that the best
chance of winning is through the harassment claims and
Lee Davis wants to stick to the fact that balls and
poop are on her lawn. Keith tries to reason with Lee
and Olivier back up Aileen, but Lee tells them to be
proceeds to point out that Hispanic women use
intimidation tactics to scare black people out of
their neighborhoods so that their friends can move in.
On this note Regina storms out of the room and Keith
follows her. Regina is Mexican and takes offense to
all that is being said and Keith tries to calm her
down reminding her of their responsibility to the
client. Regina eventually re-enters the room, but is
Keith opens and sets the tone of the case as being one
of racist insult and harassment by using the N word to
stir the court. The Defense begins shuffling papers
and Michael rises to open. Michael questions how to
solve a problem like Lee Davis that insult the legal
process and suggests that Davis is the racist. Both
open were clean, but the flubs are yet to come.
Aileen begins her direct examination of Lee Davis and
Lee starts off on her Balls and Poo routine. When
asked to identify threats, Lee mentioned insult but
never threats until after Aileen dragged out of her
the fact that the defendants threatened to off her.
Chris crosses and points out that none of these racist
comments were in the forms for the restraining order
that Lee Davis had filed on Mrs. Garcia. Further he
cleared that Mrs. Martinez never made a threat.
examined Mrs. Garcia and clarified the details of the
restraining order and painted Valeria Garcia as a
fearful mother. He details cause for damages including
that Garcia has covered her windows and has become a
prisoner in her home.
Regina begins her cross like the Micro-Machines man
questioning if Garcia ever called Davis cruel names.
Further, she got Garcia to verify that police visited
Davis house. Wait
Reginas on the prosecution why
did she do that. As Olivier puts it, she made Garcia
seem like a choir girl when she needed to look like a
Chris examined the neighbor receiving the telephone
message and got the witness to spell out the contents
of the tape. Chris then attempts to play the tape to
jog the recollection of the witness, but in reality,
the witness already proved the recollection of the
tape and thus playing the tape was overruled.
close, Olivier steals a page from Michaels book and
suggests that there is no problem with Lee Davis as
she straightens out her difficulties in court. He
suggests that the defendants have mistreated Davis and
as a result Davis should be compensed, cut and simple.
Barrett closes err
tries to close and says that
this is despicable and that Lee Davis has issues
She then proceeds to trip over her words and not utter
another meaningful statement.
Yeah, no suspense here. Lee Davis and the Prosecution
lose for having not met the burden of proof and as a
result Davis is ordered to pay $10,000 to each Garcia
and Martinez. Its a sad, sad day in lawyer-land.
Especially because Lee believes Barretts close was
better than Oliviers (Trust me, Lee is REALLY wrong
on this one). Keith feels bad for Lee, because she
really doesnt get it. Anyone watching this would
Black points out the flaws of Chris, Regina, Barrett
and Aileen claiming that Chris should not have had
such difficulty getting the tape entered into
evidence, Regina needed to control her emotion,
Barrett could not afford to flub so severely on her
close, and Aileen needed to better control her
witness. Keith joined in on the harping with Olivier,
attacking Regina to the point where Regina blamed it
on the egotistical men on her team. Im sorry dear,
you made mistakes because of you and only you. For
that reason the Verdict is in and Regina, you are out.
Additionally, I have a second verdict. The Verdict is
in and Barrett you are out (See, I told you her close
was worse than Oliviers). With that 6 lawyers remain
and with any luck, well actually finish this show
before it goes the way of The Will or Playing it
Straight. See you next time.