October

Blog Posts in October, 2014

  • Why Does Respect for the Litigation Process Make a Difference?

    The court system is a highly complex series of rules and procedures. The judge assigned to each case is responsible for enforcing compliance with all of the rules, whether they regard the parties’ pleadings, the discovery process, or trial procedures. As a result, the assigned judge can have a huge impact on a litigated case, as the judge may rule on virtually hundreds of elements that effect a ...
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  • How to Avoid Claims and What to do When You Get One

    Companies, large and small, and individuals get claims against them. It seems inevitable that after a passage of time nearly everyone will get a claim made against him, or his company, at some point. Claims are, in simple terms, when an individual or company has a difference of opinion as to what happened, whether someone or something was damaged, and who is responsible for that damage. What can ...
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  • Why Do I Need a Trial Lawyer if I Just Want to Settle?

    The vast majority of cases do not go to trial. The vast majority of cases are resolved before a jury is selected, much less by a jury’s decision. The vast majority of cases are disposed of through mediation, arbitration or settlement conferences. The vast majority of clients, whether plaintiffs bringing suits or defendants opposing them, do not want to incur the time, expense and uncertainty of ...
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  • Experienced Attorneys Obtain the Best Settlements

    No matter what kind of case- automobile accident , bicycle or pedestrian accident, slip and fall incident, or even contractual disputes or employment issues, civil litigation trial attorney settle far more cases then they try, yet the more experienced trial attorneys also accomplish superior settlements. Why is this? For several reasons—initially, the seasoned trial attorney has a strong sense of ...
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  • Every Trial Needs a Theme

    Trials are highly organized, adhering to a very specific set of rules and procedures. The trial process itself takes significant time to learn—simply how to do one, how to address the jury, how to make an opening statement, how to introduce evidence, how and when to object to evidence, how to move exhibits into evidence, how to argue jury instructions, and how to make a closing argument, to ...
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