Top Legal Stories of 2019

2019 was a big year in the law, with some monumental cases making their way through the American Justice system. From major jury verdicts to national politics - the final year of the decade was full of major legal issues.  So, without further explanation, let’s look at the top legal...

Top 5 Biggest Jury Verdicts in American History

Jury verdicts are at the core of the civil justice system. This has its own pros and cons. Critics of the system argues that high-profile cases result in unimaginable verdicts that are seemingly outrageous. But without the jury and subsequent verdicts, legal claims will not be pursued that will end...

Winter Driving Tips

With chilly temperatures of winter set in, are you and your vehicle ready for the cold? Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road this winter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gpjRgpbOGA Know Your Car Every vehicle handles differently, and this is particularly true when driving on wet, icy,...

Deposition Tips from a Trial Lawyer

A deposition is a basically a formal question-and-answer session -- under oath -- utilized to gather testimony and evidence to use at trial. Depositions are governed by Rule 30 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – or their state corollary rule. During a deposition, all testimony by the deponent...

Insurance Companies and Statements Under Oath

A statement under oath (“SUO”) or examination under oath (“EUO”) is a legal proceeding initiated by an insurance company pursuant to the terms of your insurance policy. An SUO or EUO is not just another deposition, and your counsel must be well-versed on the contractual duty you have to submit to an...

Vaping Lawsuits

Lawsuits filed in federal court are likely to be consolidated in so-called multi district litigation before a federal judge. Juul has moved to consolidate the lawsuits in the Northern District of California, which included San Francisco. A federal judicial panel in Los Angeles is scheduled to hear the arguments on...

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action, also known as a class action lawsuit, class suit, or representative action, is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of the group. The class action originated in the United States and is still...

Caps on Damages in Ohio Personal Injury Claims

In a previous article we discussed the caps on damages in a personal injury case.  To reiterate as to non-economic damages the amount of compensatory damages loss is capped at the greater of $250,000 or an amount that is equal to three times the economic loss, as determined by the jury, not...

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Statute of Limitations

Always remember that there are time limits for filing both civil and criminal cases referred to as the statute of limitations context of civil litigation. These limits are meant to ensure a number of things that potential plaintiffs can't threaten lawsuits forever to protect the integrity of evidence, including eyewitness testimony,...