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- Look Before You Leap! Don’t Sue for an Uncollectable Judgment
When a client walks in the door and says “I really don’t care about the money, it’s just the ‘principle’ of the matter,” the wise lawyer may reply: “You shouldn’t sue for ‘principle’, unless it’s ‘principal plus interest’”, i.e. money.
- Protecting Small Businesses from Litigation
In order to protect a small business from the threat of litigation, it is important to know how a lawsuit may arise. The risks of litigation often occur due to injury to someone else.
- Types of Training and Licensing of Private Investigators
To become a private investigator, there are various courses and skills someone must take and acquire before being classified as an experienced private investigator.
- How to Effectively Question an Expert Witness
When an expert witness has been obtained for a trial or case, he or she is questioned about his or her expertise. This knowledge of the relevant material is often invaluable to the case involved with the witness.
- Navigating Standard Expert Witness Challenges
Standards were set for expert testimony to be provided and admissible for court in the case of Daubert. After this, the challenges associated with testimony provided by expert witnesses are known as the Daubert Trilogy.
- Discovery Matters with Non-Testifying Expert Witnesses
While there are many experts hired for a case used within the walls of a courtroom, there are some that have been retained to provide assistance or details about the subject of the case that deals with a specific field of expertise.
- Private Investigation: E-Discovery of Phone and Electronic Devices
In some legal cases, a need may arise for the use of e-discovery. This mechanism can help make records from electronic devices and communications admitted into evidence.
- Waiver of Unknown Claims under California Code §1542
In settlement agreements, one or more parties may waive their right to pursue recourse against other parties to the agreement in return for some form of consideration, such as a payment of money. However, what if a party is unaware of certain claims they may have against the party they are releasing–could they then accept the described consideration and still turn around and pursue legal action against the released party once they become aware of the grounds for their claim?
- Considerations in Settling a California Dispute
[There are] advantages of filing a lawsuit, even where you know from the outset that the other party will likely agree to settle, so you can use a “Stipulated Judgment”, under CA Code of Civ. Procedure § 664.6 to aid in collection efforts if the settlement is not timely paid.
- Class Action Lawsuits against Audi over CO2 Emissions Cheating
Audi is facing class action lawsuits over allegations of CO2 emissions cheating on its 2012-2016 A6, A8, Q5, Q7, S4, S5, S6, and S7 model with a gasoline engine and an automatic transmission. The lawsuits allege that Audi installed a defeat device on these vehicles in order to hide their high CO2 emissions levels from regulators and consumers.