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Admit Liability And Keep Out DUI?

If you find yourself defending a case where your client (Defendant in a civil case) was a drunk driver, first off, should that be admissible if you admit faulty (liability but not damages) on your client’s behalf?  In Maryland, their … Continue reading

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Evidence of Suicide Attempt Admissible as Probative of Guilt

In a case of first impression in South Carolina, the S.C. Court of Appeals ruled that evidence of a suicide attempt was admissible as evidence of the Defendant’s guilt. The case was State v. Juan Orozco, which is found online … Continue reading

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Google reveals bias of juror, who is removed from Citigroup case

More recently, the courts have been faced with jurors who posted tweets to their Twitter account. More specifically, a $12 million verdict against Stoam Holdings has been appealed due to a juror posting tweets including “oh and nobody buy Stoam. … Continue reading

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Loose lips lose trials–after the fact

Don’t stray into passion or prejudice, or try to get the jury to go that way either. Head to head, let us go to trial. Stoop not into the dirt and mud, nor sling such at others. Let justice rein, not attorneys’ personalities. Continue reading

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Hello legal blogging world!

After being an attorney for 26 years, and a geek for about half of that time, what made me think that I needed or wanted to be a blogger….that my thoughts would be new or interesting to any who are … Continue reading

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