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A Reminder From the Seventh Circuit to Proofread the Form of the Judgment

The Seventh Circuit’s docket appears to be rife with cases involving little errors that turn out to have not-so-little effects. Last month we wrote about the perils of typos in security agreements; this month the Seventh...more

Readers Like Suspense—Just Not in the Introduction to Your Brief

I welcome evidence to the contrary, but I don’t think that most courts appreciate surprises in briefs. Courts have limited time; they want to use that time to make the right decisions. The sooner you can tell a court why you...more

Drafter Of A Will Who Is Related By Marriage To The Transferor At The Time Of The Drafting, But Not At The Time Of Death, May Be A...

In Estate of Lira (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 2 Dist., December 26, 2012), a California court of appeal considered whether statute allows an attorney who was related by marriage at the time of the drafting of a will, but...more

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