Posted on July 20, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
In cases in which there are medical issues, you’ll need to decide whether to depose the treating physician. Here are some considerations to keep in mind as you make this call. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics, Personal Injury, Tort Law | Tagged: damages, deposition, discovery, expert witness, medical records, medical testimony, opinion testimony, personal injury, treating physician | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 24, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages provisions—just in case. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: breach of contract, contract drafting, contract negotiation, contract provision, damages, guarantor, indemnity, insurance, remedies, surety | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 11, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
If you want to get punitive damages for your client, you need to hone your argument to the jury and prepare yourself for common sticking points. And don’t forget to remind the jury of the deterrent effect of punitive damages or, as they say in England, “the sting of the shilling.”
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy | Tagged: damages, jury, punitive damages, trial | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 31, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
If you are skilled and fortunate enough to get a nice monetary recovery for your client in an employment case, you need to understand what part of that recovery is taxable. From your client’s perspective, this issue will be critical. Continue reading
Filed under: Employment Law, Legal Topics, Tax Law | Tagged: damages, employees, employers, employment claims, employment lawsuit, gross income, IRS, judgment, recovery, settlement, tax, taxable income, wrongful termination | 7 Comments »
Posted on June 11, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Employment litigation can be highly charged; both sides may be emotional about the case as well as being concerned with the costs of litigation and the time it will take. Given that reality, don’t pull the trigger on bringing an employment case until you’ve followed these five steps. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: damages, discrimination, Employment Law, reinstatement, remedies, wrongful termination | 5 Comments »
Posted on March 11, 2011 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Breach of contract actions are all about recovering money to put the aggrieved party in the same position that it would have been in had the other party fully performed. That’s the goal of filmmaker Michael Moore’s suit against the Weinstein brothers for breach of their Fahrenheit 9/11 contract. And, just a Moore’s attorneys will have to do, when you file a complaint alleging breach of contract, you need to carefully analyze and have proof of your client’s recoverable damages. Continue reading
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