2016 December

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Articles in this issue:

Motion practice: A judicial perspective

Tips from the bench on bringing and prevailing on your motions

Hon. Holly J. Fujie

2016 December


How to read “Procrustean reasoning”

A step-by-step approach to statutory interpretation by counsel to fit their goals

Elinor Leary

2016 December


Appellate Reports

Nickerson v. Stonebridge Ins. Co. — Affirms a punitive-damage award that is 10 times the amount of compensatory damages; holds that insurer’s claims handling was highly reprehensible

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2016 December


The Stoic

Opening yourself to outcome

Miles B. Cooper

2016 December


Summary judgment granted and you’re on the ropes: now what?

Your three options following the court’s grant of summary judgment or summary adjudication to the defense

Valerie T. McGinty
Daniel U. Smith

2016 December


Profile: RJ Waldsmith

From To Kill a Mockingbird to finding success through technology, teamwork and a passion for helping clients

Stephen Ellison

2016 December


Don’t let your motion for new trial sink a potential for appeal

Don’t let your motion for new trial sink a potential for appeal

The motion for new trial can save tremendous time and expense, but some missteps can doom the appeal

Gerald Clausen

2016 December


10 common mistakes in appellate procedure

10 common mistakes in appellate procedure

Procedural pitfalls that can jeopardize your client’s appeal

Donna Bader

2016 December


You just got SLAPPed; What now?

You just got SLAPPed; What now?

A primer on the anti-SLAPP motion and the procedural and substantive hurdles it creates for plaintiffs

Holly Boyer
Joseph Persoff

2016 December


Independent factual research by the bench

A look at judges’ use of the internet for independent research on non-legal information

Gary Simms

2016 December

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