Posted on August 26, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
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
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics, New Lawyers | Tagged: admonishments, deponent, deposition, discovery, examining attorney, oral deposition, rules for deposition | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 23, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Litigation Strategy, Pretrial Matters | Tagged: attorney-client privilege, discovery, discovery demand, e-mail communications, motion to compel discovery, privilege log, request for inspection, request for production | 5 Comments »
Posted on August 21, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
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
Filed under: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Evidence, Intellectual Property, Legal Topics | Tagged: evidence, expert witness, survey experts, surveys, trademark, trial, unfair competition | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 16, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
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
Filed under: Appeals/Post-Trial Matters, Litigation Strategy, Uncategorized | Tagged: appeal, appealing a ruling, appealing a verdict, appellant, erroneous ruling, prospects on appeal, trial court error | 6 Comments »
Posted on August 14, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
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?
Filed under: Family Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: engagement, engagement ring, premarital gift, same-sex marriage, The Bachelor | 2 Comments »