"This case is not Garlock, and I am not Judge Hodges, nor is Judge Whitley for that matter. Neither of us are bound by the Garlock decision and you failed to give me proper credit by presuming that because that case was heard in this district the outcome of an estimation trial in this case would necessarily be the same or even similar."
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