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Engle: a mass tort run amok

In This Issue: -Facts -2006 Florida Supreme Court decision -Failure to investigate -Eleventh Court decision -Comment The Eleventh Circuit's recent decision in In re Engle Cases...more

eBook: What You Should Know About Conducting An Asset Search

An asset search is usually a nationwide search of public records and records that are not readily available to the public, for the purpose of locating real estate or personal property of a person or corporate entity together...more

Bank Account Searches: Are They Permissble?

Lawyers and other professionals contact our office every day and ask whether it is permissible for an asset search company or private investigator to conduct bank, stock, bond or mutual fund account searches on a subject. The...more

Choosing the Right Asset Search Company

When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature to the majority, making it simple for anyone to create a...more

The Skinny on Bank Account Searches and Why Choosing the Right Asset Search Firm is so Important

Short Answer: As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a...more

Asset Search Due Diligence

“CYA” or otherwise referred to as, cover your ass, is my recommendation to those of you who are employed in the personal injury, collections, divorce or corporate due diligence professions. For to satisfy ones due diligence...more

Why It Is Critical To Conduct Asset Searches Aside From Bank Account Searches

On November 12, 1999, President Clinton signed the “Financial Services Modernization Act” into law, which made conducting bank account searches by asset search companies impermissible and a federal crime as you could no...more

How Interactive Timelines Build and Strengthen Opening Statements

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

Practical Implications Of Howell v. Hamilton Meat

The collateral source rule in a personal injury action or tort claim generally prevents the admission of evidence that the plaintiff will be compensated from a source other than the defendant for his/her injuries. This rule...more

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses?

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses? Can a person, after he/she has provided responses to discovery under oath, object to his/her own responses as vague and ambiguous? ...more

Asset Search Ebook

This Ebook is a wonderful source to learn about what an asset search is and how to conduct one to satisfy your due diligence. Find out why it is critical to perform an asset search in every personal injury, divorce,...more

Should the insurers pay?

In the light of the PIP breast implants scandal a brief summary of how business liability insurance works in the UK with reference to product liability and product recalls...more

Media Distorts Perceptions of Personal Injury

The media help perpetuate the public's perception and misconception regarding personal injury lawsuits. If fair and balanced reporting was followed, the public would learn the vast majority of personal injury lawsuits aren't...more

Consumer Protection: The California Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act

California's Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act is a powerful piece of consumer protection law that affects people who are trying to start or continue home-based businesses. It is found in California Civil Code in section...more

Basics of Legal Evidence

A discussion about what is legal evidence, and the threshold that must be met before a piece of evidence can be introduced in court....more

Directing the Direct When Your Witness is not an Expert

Many people view the direct exam of a non-expert witness as a series of "what happened next?" questions. With a little planning and effort, your directs can crackle with every bit of tension as a cross-examination. This...more

Second Chair is Much More than Second Fiddle

A second seat, or co-counsel, can be a critical position in trial. This article focuses on getting the best from your second seat, or if you are in that role, how to be most useful....more

Law Offices of Jonathan Cooper May '11 Newsletter

This month's newsletter is a bit unusual in that it covers two stories of outrageous behavior with one thing in common: people showing remarkable disregard for the safety of children. The first pertains to school negligence;...more

Judiciary Opinions on Technology in Trial

“Juries seem to love visuals, even if it’s just jury instructions. I see it more and more.” -- Hon Jerome E. Brock, Santa Clara County Superior Court A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News...more

Peter J. Gregory Joins McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C.

Peter J. Gregory has joined McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C. as an associate attorney in the litigation group where he represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters including personal injury law,...more

Consumer Products Safety Commission Public Database: Product Safety or Lawyer Bonanza?

This article provides useful information for every manufacturer, private labeler or distributor of consumer products about the CPSC Database and warns that reports of product defects could be made by people with a hidden...more

January '11 Newsletter, Including List of 10 Most Dangerous Children's Toys & Why It's So Tough to Pierce the Corporate Veil

If you're looking for good, free information in the areas of breach of contract, school accidents or defective products, you will want to read this Newsletter. The articles in this month's edition of the Newsletter include...more

Overcoming The Vanishing Trial: A Trial Lawyer's Skills Are More Vital Than Ever For Success At Mediation

Although fewer and fewer cases are disposed of by a jury, the skill set required for effective resolution of civil law suits remains unchanged. Despite the reality of the “vanishing trial,” this article explores...more

Squeeze Money from Insurance Adjustors

The law offices of Mark S. Cornwall have specialized in squeezing as much money as possible for clients out of Insurance Companies for the last 28 years. Our motto is, “Make the client happy.” This is sometimes...more

if you're wondering how to recoup your legal fees in NY, you should check out our October '10 Newsletter

The Law Offices of Jonathan Cooper's October '10 Newsletter announces the launch of his new book entitled "3 Reasons Why Your Employment Agreement May Not Be Worth the Paper It's Printed On," and includes several articles...more

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