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In an earlier post, I described the work that lawyers must perform to collect money after winning a judgment. Just because a plaintiff obtains a judgment doesn’t mean they automatically get money. Instead, they may even need to go

I have interviewed lawyers about dispute resolution in several religious traditions. These systems, applying Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim practices, are still in use today. But I recently had the amazing opportunity to learn about a system of dispute resolution in

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Mexican_general_election#/media/File:Elecciones_federales_de_México_de_2024_10.jpgPart of my work involves reading court decisions to keep abreast of how judges decide the types of cases I handle. Below, I share some thoughts on recent decisions.Court Denies Default Judgment Where Plaintiff Failed to Submit Sufficient

In an earlier post, I wrote about the process where litigants ask a judge to do something. This is accomplished by “making a motion,” which usually begins when a litigant files a “notice of motion,” informing the court and

Many states and the federal government have two levels of appellate courts. The intermediate level will hear nearly all appeals; you don’t need permission to seek review of a trial court decision from these courts. But the highest courts in

Zimbabwe is home to fifteen million people and a growing economy. I was afraid it would be hard to learn about its system of resolving commercial disputes since the country’s people speak sixteen different languages. But not only is English

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosecution_of_Donald_Trump_in_New_York#/media/File:100_Centre_St_-_New_York_City_(48126525691).jpgPart of my work involves reading court decisions to keep abreast of how judges decide the types of cases I handle. Below, I share some thoughts on recent decisions.Court Limits Voting Rights Act This month, Litigation News published

In popular culture, a trial decides the major issues in dispute. A jury hears the evidence and then delivers a conclusion. But at a bench trial, the trial itself is often not the end of the story. Instead, immediately after

Sweden has a reputation for pleasant, good-looking people, catchy pop music, small, sweet meatballs, and stylish, reasonably priced furniture. But I visited Malmo and Lund when I was studying law in Copenhagen and I can also tell you Sweden can