The main thing I'd say about this is that Ty 'screwing up' previously is honestly overblown. The judge threw out the case NOT on some technicality, but because he's bizarre and wanted flatly inappropriate standards, didn't read the filings, and just picked what would be most expedient because he knew it would be appealed anyway. You can scream about it until your face is blue, it won't change that Judge Chupp would have ruled exactly the same way no matter how those affidavits were notarized, because he considered them all in the hearing and he still threw everything out that those would have helped with, because he just felt like it. The BEST that can be said is that the TCPA succeeded because of a technicality, sure, but it's just not actually true. Even if the Appeals throws it out, it will still require them to ignore or dismiss the evidence in the record elsewhere - which already establishes prima facie on all causes, even without the 2AP. It wasn't a technicality. It was just wrong. And if the appeals agrees with Chupp, it's very likely that they'll just be wrong, too.The reason people don't want to hear excuses is based on recent past results. It's looking like a cycle: Someone fucks up X, there's an echo chamber about how it's not a big deal and lawyers fuck up X all the time, then the case suffers for it, then the judge or technology or the system gets blamed as if it not something that could have been helped. Rinse, repeat, and remember that 'we've already won'.
A few streams ago Rekieta was ranting about how a good case had been screwed over by the judge throwing things out on technicalities as if the whole judicial system isn't one series of technical rules. That's how it functions. You'd think they'd be crossing Ts and dotting every 'i' well ahead of time now. It's not so much frustrating to me (since I don't have as much of a dog in the fight) as it is baffling.
Now, if Ty messes up this payment thing? You can complain and make excuses all you want, it won't change that Ty screwed the pooch and possibly ruined the appeal, regardless of whether it was 'just a technicality' or not.
In short, I agree with the sentiment that it's inexcusable if Ty messes this up - especially when it's this basic and simple a fix - but I disagree that Ty actually screwed up the TCPA response or hearing in any way that really matters.