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Checklist for Disputes Over a Neighbor's Home Business

A home may be a person’s castle, but it can’t always be his or her office. More home-based businesses (including short-term rentals and home food production) means more neighbor disputes. 528 more words

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Post-implementation review of LASPO Part 2: the Jackson Reforms

I have noted elsewhere the fact that the Government has started a post-implementation review of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). 229 more words

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The Benefit of an Effective Medical Expert: More Money

There’s a definite correlation between the size of personal injury verdicts and the effectiveness of testimony by medical experts. Well-prepared and well-presented medical testimony carries weight and convinces triers of fact. 517 more words

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Don't Miss a Crucial Follow-Up Question

You prepare deposition or investigation questions in advance, but it’s the follow-up questions—often crafted on the fly—that may be the most important. Indeed, Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis said that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee  390 more words

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How do clients choose what to do?

Getting into the minds of litigants is no easy task. Few lawyers or lawyers-to-be receive any systematic instruction regarding the psychology of clients. Indeed, although lawyers interact with litigants extensively—often about sensitive matters with serious implications— lawyers frequently have little knowledge about what motivates litigants’ decisions about their cases, in part because there is a dearth of empirical research on litigants’ thought processes.

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What to Tell Clients When Discovery Starts

Once discovery starts, you’ll need to contact your client to help with responses. Here’s a sample letter to explain what is happening and what you need from your client. 380 more words

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When Can You Discover Private Information?

Even when a litigant can’t assert a statutory privilege, private matters may nonetheless be protected from discovery under the constitutional right of privacy. Balancing the privacy interest at stake against the need for discovery has always been a difficult task. 334 more words

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