Litigators often reach for doctrines such as res judicata or collateral estoppel to narrow the scope of a case. Res judicata prevents re-litigation of the same claim that was litigated in a prior case. Collateral estoppel prevents re-litigation of the same issue that was decided in a prior case.
On virtually any day of the week, you can pick up a newspaper and read about a lawsuit. You read the article and say to yourself: "There but for the grace of God go I." Then, the seemingly inevitable happens: You receive a letter from an attorney (or their client) that you are to be sued, or worse, you are served with a lawsuit.
A major revision to the federal rules governing expert witness reports is on track to take effect in December. Lawyers and experts alike agree that the changes are long overdue.
Baseball’s all time national home run champ (no author is not old enough to have watched Ruth or Gherig)is not only a bombastic batsman but is lucky in other ways. In Marriage of Bonds 24 Cal 4th 1 (2000)
For good or otherwise, the legal system has discovered the world of computers and its practitioners. Anyone opening a daily newspaper knows that litigation involving computers and software has exploded in recent years
Newly-enacted California Commercial Code section 9610 (former Section 9504(1), (3)), 9611 (former Section 9504(3)), 9612 (new), and 9613 (new) have replaced the former requirements for noticing a disposition of non-consumer personal property collateral by sale, previously found at Section 9504. The new statute somewhat simplifies the procedure, releasing the party noticing the sale from a number of obligations, but adds a few minor requirements as well