Mar 13 2016

Going Back To School For An Afternoon Was Good For Me

The American Association for Justice runs the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, also known as STAC, every year, and always needs volunteer lawyers to act as judges. I would have done it without the added benefit of 3 points of CLE (continuing legal education), but it added to the enticement. And so last Friday, I […]

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Sep 19 2015

Jury Nullification In Medical Malpractice Cases Is Criminal

Most lawyers who represent patients injured or killed by medical malpractice are huge supporters of the 7th Amendment. It provides as follows: Seventh Amendment – Civil Trials. In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a […]

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Feb 10 2015

Mayor de Blasio Bitten By Tort-Reform Bug?

I was happy with Mayor Bill de Blasio for a while. He brought a youthful, refreshing blast of liberal-themed common sense into the Mayor’s office, and was so forthright that he hurt himself politically.  I’m referring to his acknowledgment that he had given his teenage son, Dante, “the talk,” warning him about the extra cautions […]

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