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The NFL’s Conundrum: Depositions or Autopsies?

Lawyers representing more than 1,500 ex-players and their families petitioned the US District Court in Philadelphia last week to expedite depositions in a case alleging the NFL willfully concealed information about brain damage arising from repeated hits to the head (Court Focuses On Easterling Suicide). The thrust of the plaintiffs’ petition was that many of […]

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Are Clemens’ (Perjured?) Deposition & Testimony to Congress Important?

As Roger Clemens’ perjury trial resumed this week in Washington, an important, albeit unstated, question seems to have taken center stage for the defense – does lying to Congress really matter?  Aside from questions of actual guilt or innocence, a distinctly cynical view has emerged that Capitol Hill is wasting its time – and our […]

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Hey Attorneys! Here is a Document Review Tool to Help You!

Attorneys must decide which documents are relevant to a case.  This process is called document review. Often law firms hire experienced document reviewers to study the legal papers.  Sometimes contract attorneys are also hired for this process.  Often much of this work is done electronically, through scanned copies, emails, and other files. A great document-review […]

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A Hospital’s Mistake: A C-Section is Performed on a Not-Pregnant Woman

Recent depositions show that a Manhattan hospital may have made some colossal medical mistakes.  Dr. Suarna Mehulic is indicting New York Downtown Hospital of performing a C-section on a patient who was not pregnant. This information was revealed in videotaped depositions during a lawsuit Dr. Mehulic filed for wrongful termination.  Mehulic had described dangerous practices […]

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Mobile Transcript: the Lawyer’s Lifesaver

The Mobile Transcript is a novel app that is very useful for all legal professionals.  A lawyer, paralegal, court reporters or legal assistant can employ this app to review court transcripts or depositions.  This device even allows a person to annotate their files! Lawyers often work with court reporters who upload the transcripts to the […]

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How Depositions Can Make or Break a Case

A deposition can be a critical part of a court case.  It could mean the difference between sending a person to jail or letting him or her go free.  In one recent case, twenty-one Haitian boys have accused a man, Douglas Perlitz, of sexually abusing them. Perlitz had created a program to feed, clothe, educate, […]

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New Law Brings Innovative Alimony Changes

A new law affecting how alimony is run will go into effect on March 1, 2012.  This new law has some drastic changes as compared to the previous rulings.  These changes include a threshold on the extent of alimony payments depending upon duration of marriage, conclusion of alimony payments upon reaching retirement age, conclusion or […]

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The Right to a Fair Trial

If accused of a crime, a person has the right to fair legal proceedings within a court of law.  If one cannot afford a lawyer and is declared indigent, a lawyer for criminal proceedings will be provided through the state-funded public defender system.  (Otherwise known as CPS or committee for public counsel services. ) However, many […]

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