Melody A. Kramer – FreelanceLaw.com

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San Diego, California 92121, United States

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Myhre v. Seventh-Day Adventist Church Reform Movement American Union International Missionary Society, et al

Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Jurisdictional Discovery

Retired pastor Steinar Myhre sued his former employer church for breach of contract following their cut of his pension four years after forcing him to retire. Upon filing suit, Plaintiff discovered that his church employer…more
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Myhre v. Seventh-Day Adventist Church Reform Movement American Union International Missionary Society, et al

Amended Complaint (re breach of contract, etc. re church's failure to pay retired pastor's pension)

When a concise Complaint leaves opposing parties with questions/challenges to jurisdiction, venue, or relationship between parties, sometimes a very detailed Amended Complaint can save time and effort in motion practice. This…more
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A bold experiment in settlement negotiations

Over the years I have been involved in a few lawsuits that involved close-knit organizations of one type of another. Invariably, the lawsuit would become a matter of discussion, gossip, and sometimes retribution, often based on…more
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Myhre v. Seventh-Day Adventist Church Reform Movement American Union International Missionary Society, et al

Complaint for Breach of Contract and other causes

71-year-old retired pastor sues church for which he worked for 27 years because they have refused to continue paying his pension (after 4 years of paying) due to theological disagreements. Four years ago the church forced…more
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Myhre v. Seventh-Day Adventist Church Reform Movement American Union International Missionary Society, et al

Complaint for Breach of Contract and other causes

71-year-old retired pastor sues church for which he worked for 27 years because they have refused to continue paying his pension (after 4 years of paying) due to theological disagreements. Four years ago the church forced…more
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Litigator turned terrorist leads shutdown of US government

What do you call it when an armed gunman puts a gun to the head of an airline pilot and says “take this plane where I want or everyone will die?” What do you call it when a foreign government stores its weapons arsenals next to…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Health

Feathers start to fly over upcoming book about why lawyers suck

Today has been an interesting day for the “Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It” book project. First thing this morning I got a phone call from someone passionately supportive of this project and everything it stands…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services, Professional Malpractice

Fear and adrenaline stress - welcome to the world of lawyers

Everyone has a primitive reaction to fear. Fear sets off a complex set of physiological reactions in the body that gets you ready for fight, flight, or freezing. This commonly called “fight-or-flight response” or “adrenaline…more
| Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services

Lawyers cannot do "simple"

(excerpt from soon to be published "Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It" by Melody A. Kramer) Lawyers cannot do "simple." This complaint comes over and over again in different iterations. Lawyers write documents…more
| Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Confessions of an adrenaline addict and trial lawyer

Adrenaline and its effects is the crushing elephant in the room of every courthouse across the country. Lawyers strung out on adrenaline are crowding our courtrooms with lawsuits that never end, disputes that never get…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury
Sorensen v. Giant International (USA) Ltd., and 16 related cases

Joint Order re Motion for Reconsideration (of stay pending patent reexamination)

Plaintiff, a San Diego-based research and development company, have been attempting to litigation patent infringement cases against a number of defendants for several years in USDC Southern California. Due to an ongoing ex…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Deafening silence from BigLaw about outsourcing

Just this week the news has been circulating about the unsuccessful attempts of Fronterion LLC who bills itself as an “independent outsourcing advisory” to survey large US law firms about their use of legal outsourcing…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Law Practice Products & Services
Sorensen v. Helen of Troy Texas Corporation; OXO International Ltd., et al

Plaintiff's Notice of No Amendment to Complaint and Service of Preliminary Infringement Contentions

The United States District Court for Southern California is allowing this patent infringement case to proceed on a single claim that is not subject to an ongoing patent reexamination. (see prior uploaded document on this…more
| Intellectual Property
Sorensen v. Helen of Troy Texas Corporation; OXO International Ltd., et al

Order Granting Motion for Leave to Proceed on Patent Claim Not Subject to Reexamination

Plaintiff patent-holder seeks leave to proceed with a single claim of a patent while other claims of the patent are involved in ex parte reexamination proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
Sorensen v Giant International

Amended Motion for Reconsideration of Joint Order Entering Stay in Sorensen Cases

Plaintiff patent holder requests reconsideration of a stay order continuing stay of 18 infringement suits for another year after 2+ year stays pending reexamination of the subject patent by the USPTO. The motion…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
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