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Summary of Recent Precedential Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions

In the past two months, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has issued three opinions citable as Board precedent. The following is a brief summary of each opinion and its precedential impact....more

Take 5 (Steps) Before Moving for Summary Judgment

Thinking of filing a summary judgment motion in your case? Take the time to follow these five steps in assessing whether this is the right move to make....more

Florida Court Rules Technical Admissions Cannot Overcome Facts Already in the Record

Under Rule 1.370, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, a party may serve a written request that another party admit certain facts to be true. If the party served with the request fails to respond within 30 days, then the matters...more

Don’t Ask my Client to Explain my Legal Contentions!

Barry P. Goldberg regularly sees young or inexperienced lawyers attempt to cross examine plaintiffs essentially about the attorney’s legal contentions in the lawsuit. It gets confusing when the cross examiner asks for...more

General Liability Alert: Discovery Responses Denying Requests for Admission are Generally Inadmissible at Trial

In Gonsalves v. Li, Case No. A140284, the First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal held that denials of Requests for Admission are not admissible in cases where a party's litigation conduct is not directly...more

Are Requests for Admissions a Magic Bullet or Overblown?

Requests for admission are one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial. Every litigator should understand the advantages of using them but also their limitations....more

5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them!...more

Missouri Appellate Court Holds Timing Requirements for Requests for Admissions are Not Mere Suggestions

Requests for admissions propounded pursuant to Missouri Rule of Civil Procedure 59.01 are likely to get any litigant’s attention, if only due to the potential consequences for failing to timely respond. The rule says such...more

What Are Requests For Admission And How Can They Help My Divorce Case?

Requests for Admission are written statements of fact which are submitted to an adverse party in a divorce proceeding which that party is required to admit or deny. They can be an effective and efficient way to establish...more

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries – September 2013: Florida - “Mere Hope” of Relevant Information Does Not Justify Compelling...

Salvato v. Miley, 2013 WL 2712206 (M.D. Fla. June 11, 2013). In this wrongful death litigation, the plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery was quashed because he failed to show the relevancy of the requested data and...more

Weekly Law Resume - May 23, 2013: Insurers May Exercise the Attorney-Client Privilege On Behalf of Dissolved Corporate Insured

Mary Melendrez et al., v. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles - COURT OF APPEAL, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT (April 30, 2013) - Petitioners and Plaintiffs Mary Melendrez, individually and...more

Getting metadata admitted at trial: the Imwinkelried factors

The standards for admitting metadata have yet to be codified. If you are trying to get metadata admitted, you should develop the following factors articulated by Edward Edward J. Imwinkelried, a UC Davis law professor and...more

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