One of many tactical decisions you need to make in litigation is when to serve requests for admission. Timing may be key to getting what you need. Continue reading
You buy a house and then discover that the seller didn’t disclose a material fact about the property—say, the sewage system you thought was owned by the city was actually owned by 13 different residents in the area, and you’re now on the hook for maintenance costs. Compounding matters, the house’s value has dropped significantly since you bought it. What do you do? Try to rescind the sale contract.
One of the cornerstones in trying a good case is pacing. The attorney who proves everything proves nothing. It’s imperative that your case be pared down to its essential elements and presented concisely. Continue reading
One of the most likely times to lose trade secret protection occurs when an employee leaves the company. If there are feelings of resentment, the employee may want to harm the employer, or the employee may mistakenly feel that he or she will be more valuable to a new employer by bringing such information. Regardless of reason or intention, companies need a trade secret protection plan in place to prevent trade secrets from leaving with their employees. Here are some tips for adding protection to the exiting process. Continue reading
A recent case shows what happened when counsel stipulated to a continuance that took the ruling on a motion to vacate a default judgment past the jurisdictional time limit. It’s the tale of a big win, followed by a crushing loss. And it was an issue of first impression, so arguably counsel couldn’t have seen it coming. Continue reading
Since the legalization of medical marijuana in California 20 years ago, some cities and counties have found ways to keep it out. Are their land use powers still powerful enough to do it? Continue reading