Friday, August 13, 2010

Shrink demands more money

I just got this letter from the court-appointed evaluator:
August 10, 2010
Dear AngryMom and AngryDad,

This letter responds to AngryMom's letter of August 6 asking for information for my appearance at trial on November 30.

First you would need to ask me to hold the day. Once you do that I hold it with no fees due until November 1. On November 1 I would need to receive full payment for all the fees due for that appearance as follows:
-round trip travel: 3 hours (on mapquest it is about 1.25 hours each way to the Watsonville courthouse)
-the full day (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.): 8 hours
-case file and review: 4 hours (it will take this long to review the report and file given that over seven months will have passed since I did any work on your matter)

Total time: 15 hours at $300/hr: $4500

In the event of a change or cancellation I must receive notice by November 23. Please note that the week before November 30 is a holiday week and I will need that much notice in order to avoid a charge. Also I expect to do the review during the week of November 15 and will charge for that time if you don't proceed with the trial.

I will not appear if the fees are not paid in advance.

It is up to you to if you wish to issue a subpoena. I will cooperate in the receipt of any subpoena.

Please let me know if you have other questions.
As you know my office will be closed August 16 to September 7.

Kenneth B. Perlmutter, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
The greediness of this quack continues to surprise. He is legally obligated to obey a subpoena, and he is in no position to make all these demands.


Anonymous said...

one word for you: subpoena. End of story. He got, what, $20K out of you already? It's kind of like banks, threaten to move your account out and then they'll drop all those extra charges etc.

George said...

I think that it is funny that he thinks that he can impose all those conditions on a subpoena. Maybe he usually gets away with it.

tweell said...

I'm reading it more like blackmail, myself. Pay up, or I'll ensure you never see your children again!