2017 December

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Articles in this issue:

Self-inflicted errors on the verdict form can torpedo your verdict

Six tips from an appellate lawyer about how to minimize the risk of inconsistent verdicts

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2017 December


Mediation and the Seventh Amendment

The plaintiff bar complains that civil justice is under siege, and many blame the problem on mediation

David Gordon

2017 December


Appellate Reports

The dangers and difficulties of trying to put “teeth” into a settlement by including provisions that increase the amount the settling defendant must pay if it fails to perform

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2017 December


The man comes around

Life lessons in the law following a life lost

Miles B. Cooper

2017 December


Bringing a Ninth Circuit appeal

Bringing a Ninth Circuit appeal

This federal court received 11,000 new appeals in 2016 and terminated 12,000 pending cases – so let’s set your expectations

MaryBeth LippSmith

2017 December


Write well to win more

Good writing is essential to winning tentative rulings on critical issues

Valerie T. McGinty
Daniel U. Smith

2017 December


Avoiding the marital doghouse

Counsel from an old law dog who now practices couples therapy

Mark Perlmutter

2017 December


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

Erik Heath
Monique Olivier

2017 December


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

2017 December


Profile: Theo Emison

Fourth-generation lawyer from rural Tennessee makes his own way in the big city

Stephen Ellison

2017 December


12 reasons to consider appellate mediation

Experienced mediator shares 12 observations

Donna Bader

2017 December

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