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Volume32013verdict13continuedonpage14isthedeendantdidnotmeetthelegalstandard.IneachothethreequestionsabovetheReptileexplicitlyreerstoanactoromissionbythedeendant.KeenanandBalladmonishtheplaintisbarnevertoreertotheunderlyingincidentasanaccidentoramistakep.53asaccidentsdonotendangerthecommunity.InsteadtheseincidentsshouldbecharacterizedasollowsEverywronguldeendantactderivesromachoicetoviolateasaetyrule.Id.Notonlywasthissaetyruleimportanttotheplaintiinthecasebutisimportanttothecommunitygoingorward.TeReptilesrulemustbeasimpleoneorittoworkandmustmeetsixcriteriatherulemustpreventdangeritmustprotectpeopleinawidevarietyosituationsitmustbeclearandconciseitmustexplicitlystatewhatapersonmustdoornotdoitmustbepracticalandtherulemustbeonethedeendantagreeswithorlooksoolishordisagreeingwith.Examplesincludephysiciansshoulddonoharmacompanymustnotneedlesslyendangertheiremployeesorevenanaccountantshouldnotneedlesslyendangerhisclientsnancialwellbeing.TewordneedlesslyisalwaysusedbecauseIyouomitneedlesslythedeendantcanescapebecausetherearealmostalwaysunavoidablerisks.p.56OncetheReptilehasestablisheditsruletheplaintisattorneywillaskyourclientorexperttoagreetotheruleaskthemtoagreeviolatingtherulecanhurtanyonethisisimportantbecauseanyoneincludesthejuryandtheircommunityandaskthemtoagreetheplaintiwasactinglikeeerybodyelsewhentheincidentoccurred.BydoingsoandwithoutexplicitlyviolatingTeGoldenRuletheReptilewillhaveplacedthejurycommunityintotheplaintisshoes.OfentherstsigntheReptileispresentoccursduringwrittendiscovery.WhenourclientsareaskedtoproducePoliciesorProceduresitmaybetheReptile.IourclientsareaskedtoagreetorulesinRequestsorAdmissiontheReptileisalreadycoiledaroundyourcase.FrequentlythersttimetheReptilerearsitsheadisatyourclientsdepositionwhenheorsheisaskedtoagreewiththeattorneysrules.Iyourclientisaskedtoagreewithrulesattheirdepositionthetopicwillberevisitedwithyourexpertsbutitispossibleyouexpertswillbeaskedaboutitindependentoyourclient.EradicatingtheReptileItheReptileispresentinyourcaseitneedstobeeradicated.MostothetimeitcanbeidentiedduringthediscoveryphasebutromtimetotimeadvocatesotheReptiletheoryarebroughtintothecasetoonlytrythecaseandtheReptilesthemesarenotintroduceduntilthemini-openingorvoirdire.RegardlessowhetherornottheReptileispresentpreparationothecaseshouldincludeadeensetotheReptile.Priortotheirdepositionsclientsandexpertsshouldbemadeawaretheymaybeaskedtoagreetoaruleandthenaskedtoextendthisspecicruletoageneralruleencompassingthecase.Ithedeponentissavvyenoughtoavoidthistheyshouldstillbepreparedtoanswerquestionsexplaininghowaviolationothespecicrulecancauseharminothercontexts.Dependingonhowwellthewitnesshandlesthemselvesunderquestioningtheyshouldalsobepreparedtodierentiatetheactsothepresentcasewiththeruletheplaintiispromoting.Iapplicablethedeponentshouldalsobeabletoexplainwhytheplaintisconductandorconditionisdierentromthegeneralpublic.FortheexperttheymaybeabletocreatearuleotheirownsuchasPatientsshouldalwaysollowpostoperativeinstructionstopreventneedlesslyendangeringthemselvesorEmployeesshouldbehonestwhenapplyingorajobtopreventneedlesslyendangeringotheirco-workersandcustomers.TeCourtshouldbeeducatedontheplaintisReptiletheoryandshouldbeaskedtoinstructtheplaintiscounselnottoapplyit.ItheReptileappearedduringdiscoveryexplainitinyourtrialbrie.ItheReptileshowsupattrialsubmitapocketbrie.Ineithercaseollowupwithspecicmotionsinlimine.AskingtheCourttoexcludetheReptiletheorydoesnotgivetheJudgeenoughinormationtobasearulingon.AskingtheJudgetoexcludereerencestotheattorneysmade-upruletoexcludeactsnotrelevanttothecaseandtopreventplaintiromreerringtothejuryastheconscienceothecommunityareunambiguousandmorelikelytoendinaavorableruling.ItheReptileispresentopposingcounselwillghttoletitremain.KeenandBalldevoteaull19othebook63o330pagestocounteringdeenseargumentsregardingviolationsotheGoldenRule.OReptileTeorycontinuedfrompage12