You’ve tried to disqualify the judge in your case, but the judge won’t budge. What do you do? In California, you file a writ petition. Continue reading
Before you start taking a deposition, you need to “admonish” the deponent. It’s just a way of laying down the ground rules and making sure the deponent is fully informed. Here are 10 admonishments you should make before kicking off the questions. Continue reading
Survey evidence can be very useful in some cases, but questions are growing about its reliability. By knowing the issues involved with surveys, you’ll be better able to successfully use or oppose survey evidence. Continue reading
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We all wish we had a crystal ball to tell us how things will turn out on appeal, but the best we can do is look at the trial court’s rulings and evaluate whether there are grounds for appeal and how solid those grounds may be. Continue reading
The recent Supreme Court decision that permitted same-sex marriages to resume in California may mean more engagement rings will be given here than ever. It’s a good time to brush up on the law—do you know who gets to keep the ring if the engagement is broken?
You sit down for a deposition and often the first thing you need to do is enter into appropriate stipulations. Newer attorneys may feel pressured into agreeing to the “usual” stipulations—don’t do it! Only agree to “the usual” if you know what it means and it’s beneficial to your case. Continue reading
In March, at long last, the US Department of Health and Human Services released a final Omnibus Rule on privacy and security of personal health information. Some have labeled the Rule a “sweeping reform,” but, in fact, it largely just replaces and finalizes prior “interim” final rules and proposed rules. But there are some important changes you should know about. Continue reading
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Providing frank feedback to employees can be difficult for even the most experienced human resources personnel. The process is more difficult if an employee is having performance problems that require correction. Don’t ignore the problems; set up a plan.