Better Call Saul S01E08 3/23/15 "RICO"

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  1. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Both Walmart and Neiman Marcus can make money with their business models. I'd rather be the latter.
     
  2. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    No one is saying you don't have the right to charge 1000x what others do. But the portrayal on the show of $150 for a simple will is not out of line for the time, imo.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    A couple of BB thoughts I had while watching this episode:

    -When Jimmy first went into the nursing home and was giving his card to the seniors sitting there watching TV, I wondered if it was the same nursing home where Tio Salamanca lived.

    -When Chuck went outside to get the documents from the car and didn't realize what he had done until Jimmy came to the door and called to him, my immediate thought was "fugue state."
     
  4. MikeAndrews

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    :eek: I hope I don't get charged $1500 for my simple will. I've been talking to the lawyer. I didn't ask how much.
     
  5. jsmeeker

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    Jimmy is certainly going after the former.
     
  6. jsmeeker

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    No mention of Mike going to get some work? It will be interesting to see how a veterinarian is mixed up in something underhanded.
     
  7. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    someone did mention it above I believe :)

    To me the Mike storyline is far more interesting than the Saul storyline. Series might have been better as "Better Hire Mike"!
     
  8. Turtleboy

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    If you figure an hour going to her house to meet with her the first time, an hour doing the document, and then an hour going back to get it signed (and the signature was invalid because there were not two witnesses), you have $150 for 3 hours or $50/hr.
     
  9. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    Good math skills. Yes, that is what my wife used to charge her simple will clients (50-75/hour usually).
     
  10. kaszeta

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    But you're also no Slippin' Jimmy.

    Of the wills I've had to work with recently with family members, they've ranged from $150 for the simple as dirt[1], to $400 for what appeared to be pretty similar to the BCS case, to $600 for "simple with a twist", to $2000 for "Simple in concept, but complicated with all the trusts, partial ownership, etc."

    Their $150 seems perfectly reasonable to me, although I think they took a lot of license with the "no witnesses" aspect.

    [1] "I have no dependents and almost no assets. Here's a person I trust as an executor, and here's the one person I want to inherit everything. If they aren't around, let probate court figure it out."
    [2] Assets in both the US and UK, but otherwise similar to [1]. The key here is that both countries have different rules, and it's important to make sure the US will doesn't invalidate the UK one, and vice versa.
     
  11. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Which would be pertinent if you were the star of the show. Which model do you think Jimmy is?
     
  12. bsnelson

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    The class action suit thing will, one way or another, result in Jimmy getting a modest payout that substantially gets him set up in his office in the strip mall. His car in BB was a 1997 model, so it's already available timewise, maybe he gets that as well.

    But, as others have opined, he gets screwed out of the big bucks.

    I also predict that, since we know there's already going to be a second season, the changing of the name will happen in the final episode of this season.

    Brad
     
  13. HoosierFan

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    It was mentioned in the podcast that it is the nursing home where Tio was.
     
  14. jsmeeker

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    I think he gets screwed out of more than just big bucks. I think the case is essentially taken away from him. He won't be involved at all in it when it settles or goes to trial.

    Sure, maybe he gets some money, but I think Jimmy is looking for more than just that with this case.
     
  15. pdhenry

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    In the podcast a few weeks back Vince Gilligan more or less admitted he has no idea what a will costs.

    We got our wills redone a couple of years ago for $500. Probably it's more of a seller's market in Florida, though.

    I think Chuck will have a relapse (after catching himself outside unprotected at the end of the ep) and will be unable to continue, and Jimmy will have no choice but to hand the case over to HHM.
     
  16. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Jimmy is dealing in volume at the nursing home. At least he was before they kicked him out. And $150, while cheap, is not in today's dollars.

    And TB, you might not charge $150 for a will, but I also don't envision you crawling in a dumpster. I remember when you were talking about buying a car that the image it portrayed was very important to you. Now look at Jimmy's car. And I assume you didn't get your law degree online from some place in Samoa. Jimmy's probably overjoyed getting $150. Well he would have been if the woman actually had the money.
     
  17. MikeAndrews

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    That one is not a nursing home. It's assisted living where each resident has their own apartment, which BTW, means that they don't handle syringes.

    Tio was in a nursing home.

    I'll correct what I said above. Jimmy must have signed up some clients for the class action if Mr. Snakesuit took them seriously.
    How about, "I'm only talking to you out of respect for your brother, Chuck McGill." then "...CHUCK!!!!!" $20 million!

    Hey, Turtleboy, what are the odds that a struggling lawyer doing public defender work could go right into family law, and then handle a civil suit? Jimmy is teh shmart.
     
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  18. pjenkins

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    I'm not TB but know a bunch of lawyers, it's not that hard.
     
  19. heySkippy

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    We paid about $700 last year when we finally got around to doing the will thing.
     
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I've forced a check multiple times today and the Insider podcast is only just now downloading. I wonder why it took so long for my iPhone to get it while you've clearly had it for several hours already.
     

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