"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Attorney Client Privilege
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
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A color-coded guide containing the new Illinois Rules of Evidence, the Committee's General and Specific comments, A comparison with the Federal Rules of Evidence and additional commentary....more
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A HotDocs form created for providing a list of witnesses....more
In this case, I represent someone who gets paid only for succesfully arguing the value of taxable property. The defendant failed to pay despite the written contract. After I sued them, they responded with a counterclaim...more
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