2018 February

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Articles in this issue:

Appellate Reports and Shorter Takes

Duty-of-care issues, particularly involving premises-liability cases where the premises abut a public street

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2018 February



The despicable confidential settlement agreement

Attorneys face a dilemma between duty to client and obligation to the cause of civil justice

Larry Booth

2018 February


Words matter: Drafting and using jury questionnaires effectively

How you draft the questionnaire correlates with how effectively it will serve you

Sonia Chopra

2018 February


Mediation dynamics in money negotiation

The role of negativity and positivity in the parties’ decision making

Doug deVries

2018 February


Mediating maritime matters

Passengers injured on a cruise must file suit in a specific jurisdiction, but their cases can be mediated anywhere

Sanford Gage

2018 February


Producing trial-ready animation using experts’ data and analysis

A look “Behind the Screen” offers insight into how animators bring your case to life

Vahe Garabedian

2018 February


Expediting trial through motions for preference

Before you rush to bring a motion for preference, be aware that preference cases also have drawbacks

Laurel Halbany

2018 February


Liability of business owners and social hosts

Liability of business owners and social hosts

The ever-changing tapestry of case law on when a business owner or social host may be liable for injuries of a patron or guest; also a look at what gives rise to a business’s duty to prevent criminal acts

Nicole DeVanon
David R. Lira

2018 February



Teaching an old dog new tricks

Teaching an old dog new tricks

Switching law firms after 30 years involves risk assessment, hard work and optimism

Gary A. Praglin

2018 February


Getting tough evidence admitted at trial

Getting tough evidence admitted at trial

Some rules may seem to preclude your evidence, but there can be exceptions

Taylor Rayfield

2018 February


Inverse condemnation and damage to private property

Inverse condemnation and damage to private property

Inverse condemnation may become a cause of action as the causes of California wildfires are sorted out

Amanda Riddle

2018 February


Play ball!

Baseball and trial lawyers have a lot in common, and some people you know played serious ball

Stuart Zanville

2018 February


Defamation on Yelp: An appellate case you should know about

Defamation on Yelp: An appellate case you should know about

Hassell v. Bird may dictate how effectively you can fight the online defamation of your practice

J. Erik Heath
Monique Olivier

2018 February

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