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Introduction A winning theme tells the jury what your case is about and why they should care about it. A lawyer’s ability to craft a winning case theme and communicate more effectively to the jury are essential in trying a good case and, more importantly, getting a great verdict. At the end of the day, […]
Some individuals are “dual eligible” meaning they qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. In certain cases, a Medicare Set-Aside/Special Needs Trust or Pooled Trust Sub-Account may be necessary to preserve the claimant’s dual eligibility. Medicare Set-Asides are a device used to preserve future Medicare eligibility. A Special Needs Trust or Pooled Special Needs Trust is […]
On Friday, August 2, a Kentucky state court jury returned a verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive in the state’s first trial over allegations of cancer risks associated with talc products. It was a turn of events for Johnson & Johnson which had suffered three previous losses on the same question in […]
In Paisley Park Enterprises, Inc., et al., v. George Ian Boxill, et al., No. 17-cv-1212 (D. Min. Mar. 4, 2019), a Minnesota magistrate judge granted in part and denied in part Plaintiff’s motion for sanctions due to spoliation of evidence on the grounds that Defendants acted with an intent to deprive Plaintiff of ESI to use in […]
After two weeks of practicing law, I was shocked and dismayed when I opened my first paycheck and realized that at a small personal injury firm, I was making close to nothing and could not even pay my rent. My boss sat me down and said, “In order for you to be successful you need […]
How to Win With the Media Fake News. The term makes me cringe. Not only because it’s generally said as a preemptive strike by people who want to distance themselves from any present or future unflattering stories, but because it often is just not true. I’m not speaking about the National Enquirer or US Magazine, […]
Presenting a well thought out demonstrative has the power to compel a jury to see angles of your case words can’t illustrate. But laying the foundation for getting your exhibit admitted into evidence is a major part of the battle lawyers often overlook. Taking steps to properly lay the foundation for your exhibit will ensure […]
Law has traditionally been a men’s profession. It wasn’t until 1868 that the first female lawyer in the United States – Arabella “Belle” Mansfield – was admitted to a state bar association. Fifty years ago, female lawyers were unheard of. Even thirty years ago, the percentage of women in law was woefully small. It wasn’t […]
Everyone knows that being a speaker at a high profile seminar is the professional equivalent of getting a huge endorsement from some icon in your industry — being asked to speak means you must be knowledgeable, interesting — you must be a “player.” So, you have instant credibility as you wander the halls of the […]
The McDivitt Law Firm is holding an informational open house for those affected by contaminated water in the Fountain/Security/Widefield area. The law firm is representing all families affected by the water in a potential Class-Action lawsuit against the manufacturer of firefighting foam which contains high levels of perfluorinated compounds, also known as PFCs. “People of Widefield, […]
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