This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits.
It is important to remind the court frequently that the plaintiffs bear the...more
A Lone Pine order is a case management tool often utilized by courts in complex multi-party toxic tort cases to organize plaintiffs’ claims and to focus the parties on key issues early in the litigation. A Lone Pine order...more
After Plaintiff failed to attend a case management conference, the trial court issued an order which stated in its entirety:
Neither plaintiff nor defendant appeared at duly set status conference. Whereas this...more
The receptionist buzzed. “A Mr. D____ is calling about a referral.” I ran my mental rolodex. Like many people, I’m terrible with names. But I remember details. Once things click, I remember you went to UCLA,...more
In the last year, Americans have had a great deal of exposure to our British ally across the pond: we caught glimpses of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we were awed by the London Olympics, and don’t even get us started about...more