Let this be a lesson . . . ALWAYS PUT IT IN WRITING. Good luck.
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I don't know hat the controversy is. If you don't get paid, you have no obligation to appear. At least that's the way it would work in New York. Now, if I could get an expert for $1300 in a med mal case, I'd hand deliver the check. My word! NY experts are ten times the money--no exaggeration. I might even buy dinner at a fancy restaurant.
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