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Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine’s_Day#/media/File:Valentine’s_day_cupcakes.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 Refuses to Quash Subpoena Since It Did Not Seek

In television and movies, litigation is a source of drama. Someone may say something surprising on the witness stand or an unexpected witness may storm into the courtroom. In my experience, however, there are a few surprises in litigation, but

One of the most frustrating parts of my job is telling people that it is not worth litigating their claim. People often approach me in anger, upset that someone has done something terrible and eager to seek their day in

When I think of Switzerland, I think about the country’s famous mountains, chocolates, clocks, cheese, and banks. But I don’t think about electronic filing. And it turns out that is partly because many litigators there do not use the country’s

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow#/media/File:Winter_Storm_Jonas_2016_NYC_Pershing_Square.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 Refuses to Permit Third Party to InterveneIn litigation, a

Plaintiffs normally sue defendants to recover for a loss they suffered. In fact, a plaintiff often must show “standing,” or the fact that they are the right party to sue the defendant because they are the ones who suffered the

Winning a jury trial ultimately means convincing the jurors to vote the way you want them to. And since jurors are human beings, there are strategies that lawyers employ to get jurors who are sympathetic to their claims and to

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Cane_Lane%2C_Duboistown#/media/File:Candy_Cane_Lane_4.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.Appeals Court Refuses to Impose Sanctions for Spoliation Trial Court