Jennifer M. McPheeters

Jennifer M. McPheeters

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Application Of The Judicial Estoppel Doctrine In Florida, Georgia, And Federal Courts

Florida’s Use of Judicial Estoppel - Under the “universal rule,” accepted in Florida and “in every other jurisdiction,” a party is “estopped” to assert inconsistent positions in litigation. Salcedo v. Asociacion...more

12/3/2013 - Abrogation Dismissals Judicial Estoppel Negligence Statute of Limitations

Strategies In Class Action Engagement: Complimentary Roles Of Inside And Outside Counsel

This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits. Inside and outside counsel should have different but complimentary roles in...more

10/14/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Corporate Counsel Litigation Strategies Outside Counsel

Third Circuit Applies Stringent Evidentiary Burden For Certification In Hayes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

In Hayes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 725 F.3d 349 (3d Cir. Aug. 2, 2013), the Third Circuit vacated the trial court’s certification order and remanded in light of its earlier decision, Marcus v. BMW of North America, LLC, 687...more

10/8/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Evidence Wal-Mart

Tips For Preserving The Record: The “Opening The Door” Opportunity And The Art Of The Proffer

Trial courts make evidentiary rulings both before and during trial, and trial lawyers should be alert to the opportunity to request the court to revisit its earlier rulings during the course of trial. ...more

7/31/2013 - Appeals Appellate Record Evidentiary Rulings Offer of Proof Proffer Agreement

Comparison And Contrast: Differing Standards For Inferences In Federal And Florida State Courts

Direct evidence of a matter at issue will not always be available; consequently, civil litigants may sometimes establish facts effectively and conclusively with circumstantial evidence. Nielsen v. City of Sarasota, 117 So. 2d...more

7/9/2013 - Circumstantial Evidence Evidence Evidentiary Rulings Inference Litigation Strategies

First Circuit Vacates Denial Of Class Certification In Opinion Concerning Pfizer’s Off-Label Marketing Of Neurontin

In Harden Manufacturing Co. v. Pfizer, Inc., 712 F.3d 60 (1st Cir. 2013), one of three cases addressing Pfizer’s off-label marketing of the anticonvulsant drug, Neurontin, the First Circuit vacated the district court’s denial...more

5/7/2013 - Class Certification Fraud Marketing Off-Label Promotion Pfizer Prescription Drugs RICO

Tips For Trial Counsel On Planning, Preparation, And Preservation: The "Opening The Door" Opportunity And The Art Of The Proffer

Trial courts make evidentiary rulings both before and during trial, and trial lawyers should be alert to the opportunity to request the court to revisit its earlier rulings during the course of trial. See Persaud v. State,...more

1/9/2013 - Evidence Evidentiary Rulings Motion To Reconsider Testimony

Tips For Trial Counsel On Planning, Preparation And Preservation

Litigants settle lawsuits and claims every day, for a multitude of different reasons, including purely economic ones. Litigation is costly and, as a practical matter, it may be better to pay something to make a claim go away...more

12/19/2012 - Admissions Evidence Litigation Strategies Settlement

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