Veatch Carlson, LLP

A Los Angeles law firm.

On May 23, 2019, after stopping for a red light at Webb Way on PCH, a driver slammed his car into the rear end of the vehicle I was in.  To this day there is neck instability and pain due to that collision.

January 16, 2020 I filed a lawsuit against the driver. Veatch Carlson, LLP, was the law firm hired by Farmers Insurance to represent the driver. April 16th of 2020, Veatch Carlson issued subpoenas, including one to the custodian of records for the Ventura County Health Care Agency for all my medical records.  I received notice of the subpoenas on 4/24 and on 4/30 filed a motion to quash.

On June 15th Leslie Burnet of Veatch Carlson issued another subpoena for my medical records. This time it was directed to the custodian of records of my primary care provider in the Ventura County Health Care agency, and used the PCP’s address. These were the same records sought under the 4/16 subpoena and subject to the filed motion to quash. This time I did not get notice of the subpoena until 9/8, after my records were already delivered to the deposition office and released to Veatch Carlson.

The deposition office, U.S. Legal Support in Woodland Hills, CA, had sent Veatch Carlson a notice in May that the 4/16 subpoena order was cancelled. They told Veatch Carlson, “We will close the order, once you have reached a ruling or agreement, please re-submit the order.”  Although U.S. Legal Support would not have known the 6/15 subpoena was for the same records, unless Veatch told them, it was U.S. legal Support, working for Veatch Carlson, that should have sent the notice. No ruling or agreement had been reached.

This is Veatch Carlson:

  1. They sent a subpoena for the same records that were subpoenaed earlier, but objected to in a motion to quash.
  2. They issued a subpoena for the same records that their deposition office had told them to re-submit the order for after a ruling or agreement had been reached, when no ruling or agreement had been made. Veatch Carlson just issued it to a different title and address.
  3. I did not get notice of the second subpoena for the records until after they had been delivered to Veatch Carlson.

This is the type of law firm Farmers Insurance uses.