2019 January

Plaintiff Jan19 cover

Articles in this issue:
Enforcing your 998 settlement

Enforcing your 998 settlement

Careful crafting of the offer to compromise is key

John Kelley

2019 January


Being yourself at trial

Being yourself at trial

“The bigger, overarching question is, do you play it safe – e.g., keep it simple, not go for home runs – or go big?”

Seth Rosenberg

2019 January


Opening statement and the invisible injury

Getting the jury to see invisible injuries, including pain, depends on the emotional congruence with which you present them

John F. Denove

2019 January


The art of closing argument

Your first job in closing is to empower those jurors who have already decided in your client’s favor

Mike Alder

2019 January


Jury selection: Changes to Code Civ. Proc. § 222.5

2018 brought changes to jury selection statutes that will be helpful when it is time to pick your jury

Maryann P. Gallagher

2019 January


Closing argument: Now what?

In the end, a civil trial is about the money and you must ask for it!

Victor George

2019 January


Too late for an anti-SLAPP?

A look at the limiting language of this popular statute and recent decisions regarding it

Alyssa Dillard

2019 January


The closing story

The perfect closing argument would have jurors making nooses from their neckties for the defendant...

Randi McGinn

2019 January


Profile: Rick Baskin

Profile: Rick Baskin

Trial lawyer helps people shake the blues before he hits the stage to play them

Stephen Ellison

2019 January


Framing the employment case for MSJ and trial

Framing the employment case for MSJ and trial

A road map that begins at case selection, continues through plaintiff’s deposition, documents, witnesses, and ends with you telling your client’s story

Martin I. Aarons

2019 January


Appellate Reports

Court looks at standard of care that governs university’s duty to protect its students from violence. Also, primary assumption of risk in school sports

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2019 January


Publish and perish

Preparing for the defense expert’s deposition

Miles B. Cooper

2019 January

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