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The Expert Report: Key Considerations

by Cozen O'Connor on

Product liability cases often present challenging and complex issues which require the use of experts. If you are litigating in federal court, any expert you designate will be required to provide a written report. ...more

ABA Hijinks – Defeat the Resolution Supporting Unlimited Punitive Damages

by Reed Smith on

Most of us are members of the American Bar Association. Some of us are more active than others. At one extreme, Bexis has been in what the ABA calls “leadership,” as editor of the Mass Torts Newsletter, for some 15 years. ...more

Insurance Recovery Law - Mar 13, 2014

Courts Hold that Involvement of Lawyers Insufficient Basis to Withhold Routine Insurer Fact Investigations Materials: Why it matters - These cases confirm that insurers cannot hide claims-handling and similar...more

Post Asset Search Legal Tools

by Edward Amaral on

Conducting an asset search on a subject is the first step for businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Most thorough asset searches cost less than $300.00 and provide existing assets of a subject...more

Why and When to Conduct an Asset Search

by Edward Amaral on

Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For years personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in determining the nature...more

How Interactive Timelines Build and Strengthen Opening Statements

by Cogent Legal on

Employment, business and personal injury cases are ideally suited for laying out the facts in chronological order to enhance jury understanding. we generally recommend attorneys start with an interactive timeline that shows...more

What Litigators Can Learn From Some of the Coolest Graphics in Construction

by Cogent Legal on

The ability to make powerful, high-quality trial graphics was extremely limited by the software available in the early 1990s. I was reminded of how far we’ve come in the area of visualization and modeling when I recently had...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – November 7, 2012

by Rob Robinson on

Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Updates provide readers with a trusted compilation of key...more

Insurance Coverage Briefly – Autumn 2012

by Karey Pond on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Learning From Others’ Mistakes

by Karey Pond on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Justifiable Delay of Notice of Claim: Burden of Proof of Prejudice on Insurers

by Karey Pond on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Editorial: Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case

by Karey Pond on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Editorial: Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case

by Frederick Tedford on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Learning From Others’ Mistakes

by Frederick Tedford on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Insurance Coverage Briefly -- Autumn 2012

by Kathryn Rivet on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Learning From Others’ Mistakes

by Kathryn Rivet on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Justifiable Delay of Notice of Claim: Burden of Proof of Prejudice on Insurers

by Kathryn Rivet on

The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues: • “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more

Opioid Painkiller Overdose Cause Thousands of Deaths Each Year

by Heygood, Orr & Pearson on

Patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers by their doctor - including drugs such as the fentanyl pain patch, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, and morphine - may be at risk of an overdose or other serious...more

How to Use Technology Effectively in Mediation

by Cogent Legal on

Recently, I co-presented a CLE webinar on "Technology for Better Mediation" along with two San Francisco trial attorneys, Miles Cooper of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, and Jeff Smith of Abramson Smith Waldsmith. This post...more

Mock Trial Arbitrations and Mediations: A New Approach To Case Resolution

In many cases, the stumbling block to settlement is the parties’ polar opposite views of what the likely jury verdict will be. Impasse is typically reached in these situations when the parties dig their heels in, often...more

Mock Trials and Focus Groups: How Are They Conducted?

The goal of the trial lawyer in using a mock trial or focus group in his or her case is to obtain objective information from a group of individuals demographically similar to the real jurors. Consequently, the mock trial or...more

California Net Verdict Calculator for the iPad

by Cogent Legal on

One of my first posts on this blog discussed all the complications involved with calculating a verdict in California for personal injury cases, especially when a workers’ compensation lien and/or prior settlement must be...more

How Storyboards Helped Make a Complex Case and Could Help Yours, Too

by Cogent Legal on

This post spotlights one of the best and most convenient types of litigation graphics: Storyboards. What I mean by a “storyboard” is basically a series of images that are used to show how an incident occurred, what could have...more

What Attorneys Need to Know About the Cal. Supreme Court’s Important Ruling on Animation Admissibility

by Cogent Legal on

On Monday, the California Supreme Court issued a thoughtful opinion that finally provides strong guidance on the use of animations in trial, affirming their proper place in supporting expert testimony. The decision People v....more

Why You Should Join the Growing Number of Attorneys Using iPads

by Cogent Legal on

I found the comprehensive study released by the ABA on attorneys’ use of technology very interesting. Kevin O’Keefe summarized the study done by Jeff Richardson as follows: In 2012, 33% of all attorneys report using a tablet...more

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