Many contracts that have a fixed term provide for extending or renewing that term. Before you draft an extension clause, consider the common issues involved and review our sample language. Continue reading
Conduct enough depositions and you’re bound to see abusive tactics by some opposing counsel. Here are five ways to effectively deal with the most common abuses attorneys experience during depositions. Continue reading
When a tenant’s dog bites someone, the injured party may want to go after the deeper pocket of the landlord. Whether this will be successful or not depends on what the landlord knew. Continue reading
A plaintiff‘s closing argument must focus on linking the plaintiff’s claims to the evidence. However when a jury is involved, you’ll need to do more than that. Here are three tips from expert trial attorneys for an effective closing argument. Continue reading
When it comes to protecting an employer’s confidential and trade secret information, the importance of a comprehensive exit interview can’t be overstated. Continue reading
Did you know that California attorneys have a duty to tell their litigation clients that they must maintain and preserve electronically stored information? Here’s what to say. Continue reading
Parties often need to include conditions to the performance obligations of one or both parties in a contract. Common examples include conditions requiring that one party give consent before the other party’s rights may be exercised (e.g., “Tenant may not assign the lease without Landlord’s consent”) or that one party be “satisfied” with a product or performance before payment or other action is due (e.g., “Publisher will market Author’s text if Publisher is satisfied with its content”). But contract drafters should be wary—these conditions can be a source of much litigation.
Defense counsel should remember one basic rule when consulted by a client during a criminal investigation: Tell the client not to speak about the case with anyone. This means no talking to the police, probation department, girlfriend, boyfriend, mother, father, sheriff’s deputy, cellmate, news media, bail agent, or best friend.