That would be hilarious.What are the odds Casey secretly hates these two? It would explain the running up the bill and the shitty pleadings.
He has a weak case with clients who simply refuse to settle, so his only viable defense strategy is one of damage control. Clinging onto a co-defendant with deep pockets seems to be his play at the moment - the obvious flaw is that his clients are screwed if Funimation settles.
Praying to God that the party with the deepest pockets doesn't settle while giving them every reason to settle. That's a bold strategy.Then during the TCPA deposition stay period, while his clients and allies continue dragging Vic through the mud, Casey approachs Ty and Vic with the old "you can make this all stop if you settle".
Funimation has the most incentive to settle and Funimation can offer Vic the most incentive to settle. Funimation can do the most to repair Vic's reputation and they would be the ones directly offering him work. All they have to do is write a check, publicly state that "bad actors" fed them misinformation, and proceed to give him a few sweet heart deals.Another way to think of it is "saying Sorry costs them nothing but whats already expected in their operations budget." So long as they seperate themselves from the idiot VA's. The VA's face exemplary damages. No way does funi want a piece of that.
What does MoRon have to offer? Or Marchi? Or the Tuttle Group? Nothing but money (which can be taken by force in a judgement anyway). The Tuttle Group makes a perfect replacement money bag because they have nothing but money to offer. Funi can settle and leave all these clowns holding the bag. All they lose is a cuck and two rapidly aging VA's who are probably getting too expensive anyway.